Hive Open Mic 115 / Whats Up cover

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I was hesitant to participate this week since I don't have a voice; well, I do, but it's harsh, strained, and raspy. I have a terrible cough and am covid positive, but I am starting to feel better, though I am still at home isolated.

But I don't wanna miss this weeks' theme "Doing the Work," which was chosen by @lk666.and so I opted to play my guitar, voiceless. 😅😊

College days, I recalled how badly I wanted to learn to play the guita - but didn't know how - so I asked a friend to show me ways to read chord charts and pluck the strings. What's Up by 4 Non Blondes was one of the songs I kept playing once I worked it out because, aside from being a timeless classic with basic chords and strum, I like the beat and the lyrics. Despite being in difficult social and mental circumstances at times, it is imperative to embrace life and all it has to offer. That is the message, at least for me. In addition, this song helped me not only learn to play the guitar, but also to enjoy and appreciate music.

To be clear, I'm still no expert at playing the guitar.
It's disappointing, but owing to studies, work and liabilities, I didn't have enough focus and consistent practice. But because I adore music, I still play the guitar on occasion and it would be awesome if I can learn to pluck and fingerstyle!

Song Title: Whats Up
By: 4 Non Blondes
Lyrics Source: https://www.azlyrics.com/lyrics/4nonblondes/whatsup.html

25 years and my life is still
Tryin' to get up that great big hill of hope
For a destination

I realized quickly when I knew I should
That the world was made up of this brotherhood of man
For whatever that means

And so I cry sometimes when I'm lying in bed
Just to get it all out what's in my head
And I, I am feeling a little peculiar

And so I wake in the morning and I step outside
And I take a deep breath and I get real high
And I scream from the top of my lungs
"What's going on?"

And I say, hey-ey-ey
Hey-ey-ey
I said "Hey, a-what's going on?"
And I say, hey-ey-ey
Hey-ey-ey
I said "Hey, a-what's going on?"

Ooh, ooh
Ooh
Ooh, uh huh
Ooh, ooh
Ooh
Ooh, uh huh

And I try
Oh my God, do I try
I try all the time
In this institution

And I pray
Oh my God, do I pray
I pray every single day
For revolution

And so I cry sometimes when I'm lying in bed
Just to get it all out, what's in my head
And I, I am feeling a little peculiar

And so I wake in the morning and I step outside
And I take a deep breath and I get real high
And I scream from the top of my lungs
"What's going on?"

And I say, hey-ey-ey
Hey-ey-ey
I said "Hey, what's going on?"
And I say, hey-ey-ey
Hey-ey-ey
I said "Hey, a-what's going on?"
And I say, hey-ey-ey
(Wake in the morning and step outside)
Hey-ey-ey
(Take a deep breath and I get real high)
(And I scream)
I said "Hey, a-what's going on?"
And I say, hey-ey-ey
(Wake in the morning and step outside)
Hey-ey, yeah yeah yeah
(Take a deep breath and I get real high)
(And I scream)
I said "Hey, a-what's going on?"

Ooh, ooh
Ooh
Ooh, uh huh

25 years and my life is still
Tryin' to get up that great big hill of hope
For a destination, mmm

See you next week music hivers. I hope I get back my voice by then. 🙏
Thank you @hiveopenmic and keep safe wherever you are!

😊😍
chichi18


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An awesome strumming of the guitar
Your voice was calm and gentle
Nice entry 💯🎵🎵🎤💕🎶🎸😎🎺🎤💞

No singing voice this week though @ovey10. Thanks for dropping by as always my friend!

I love you strumming the guitar even voiceless sis plus your happy smile 🤗🥰 Love it & Good luck! Hope you feel better very soon Sis chi 🌷🌷🌷

I am getting there sis. 🙏. Thank you @aura89 ❤️

Wow! Still happy with your guitar. Prayers always sent. Be Well soon

Thanks ate @jurich60 . Asan na entry mo po? hehe

You play and sing very cute 🤩✨❣️

I dont have a voice atm though, But thanks hey @yuli07 !

The guitar lines were awesome and cool I loved it.

Thank you for sharing it with us @chichi18.

Thank you @hopestylist ❤️

You're welcome @chichi18 🥰🥰.

And this is a beautiful song you have brought us, we haven't heard it for a long time, thanks for bringing it back and for participating once again in the Hive Open Mic, we appreciate your presence here. Greetings!

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Thanks as always @musicandreview ❤️

That song is emotional and I love how you sing and played the guitar. You really tried despite your health condition. I wish you a quick recovery too. Stay safe always 💕💕

Thanks my friend @princessbusayo ❤️

Cool song, I like it. I wish you a quick recovery and getting back your voice @chichi18 :))

Appreciate YOU @mipiano ❤️🙏

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Awesome guitar playing! !LUV this song; back then, it played on the radio non-stop. 😁

yes! Fun times. haha!

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thanks sissy @cindee08 ❤️

Would love to see another video of this when your voice is back, get well! Great song and guitar strumming sis! ❤️❤️

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Wow, I really liked the feeling you put into this cover with the guitar and your subtle way of singing the lyrics, congratulations. I am captivated...

I merely sang my friend. Hoping my voice comes back by next week. 🙏. Thanks for dropping by btw @jesuslnrs 😊

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