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Tales of Brave Ulysses

Most of us are familiar with this Cream song from the psychedelic era of western rock music. It references a part of the extensive journeys of Ulysses (or Odysseus for the Greek) on his way home from the Trojan War. At this point in his saga, lashed to the ship, he endures the full assault/seduction of the sirens songs as they try to lure him away, while his obedient (and ultimately rather unfortunate) crew plug their ears to avoid becoming victims to their song. I arranged an acoustic version for two Martin guitars. Here is an extemporaneous jam with the addition of mandolin where the song would not stop. Sometimes, when playing alone, I will tune the Martin Sharp a tad in respect for the brilliant lyricist of the song and artist who created the album cover.

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