Working on a Building – Take 2

A few of you may remember, I shared a post about the song Working on a Building last October. At that time, Pap, Paul, and Chatter had been singing the song for a few months. If you missed the post you can click here to go back and read it.

We continued to do the song on through the Winter and into the Spring with Chatter singing the verses and Pap leading out the chorus with Paul and Chatter jumping in to form some great three-part harmony.

We had several performances lined up throughout late Spring and on into Summer. After Pap’s accident we knew it would be a while before he was able to do any traveling around with us.

The song Working on a Building is so fun to play that one Sunday afternoon Paul got Chitter to try doing Pap’s part since he wasn’t feeling up to singing just yet. One thing lead to another and this is the version we came up with. I think it’s pretty amazing.

Paul’s guitar breaks are something else. I’ve woke up more than one night with that break going round and round in my head. And you can tell by the looks on the girls faces its a song they really like performing.

Hope you enjoyed the video, it was filmed at the Hiwassee Dam Opry. While Pap didn’t sing on this song-we did convince him to come up to the stage and sing two songs that night.

Hopefully before long he’ll be up there with us for the whole show.



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  • Reply
    Sherry Whitaker
    February 25, 2018 at 11:27 am

    Oh I enjoyed that! Sunday Morning Joy! Thank You! My Sister, Charline sent me the girl’s cd for my birthday recently and it is a delight.

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    August 31, 2015 at 7:44 am

    Thanks, Tipper – I needed that little pick-me-up this morning! Listened to the earlier recording again, too, just for good measure 🙂

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    George Pettie
    August 30, 2015 at 10:40 pm

    Wow.If those were my daughters, my pride in them would know no bounds. I’m sure you take endless joy in them, Tipper. Such a delight!

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    Suzi Phillips
    August 30, 2015 at 10:25 pm

    Most definitely a toe tapper! I really enjoyed watching the girls enjoy themselves, too- their confidence level is really shining through 🙂

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    August 30, 2015 at 4:03 pm

    That was just beautiful! I enjoyed
    watching everyone perform and
    especially the three-some harmony.
    Chitter just couldn’t hold still
    and Chatter can hold a note about
    the longest I ever heard. You could
    see the Joy in their faces, Thank
    you all…Ken

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    roger fingar
    August 30, 2015 at 3:14 pm

    The Blind Pig gang did themselves proud on that one! The longer held notes remind me of old railroad tunes where held notes where meant to sound like train whistles from old steam engines. The first time I ever heard “Working on a Building” was a cover John Fogarty did during CCR fame. I was listening to an Christian radio show (40-something years ago – long before there were Christian radio stations in our area)which was played early Sunday mornings on an AM rock station. That song always speaks to me of the spiritual dynamics of being a work in progress.

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    Bill Burnett
    August 30, 2015 at 2:44 pm

    Great Job,as usual.

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    Ron Banks
    August 30, 2015 at 2:34 pm

    That was mighty fine indeed!

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    Ed Ammons
    August 30, 2015 at 12:44 pm

    Top Notch! Professional grade! Outstanding harmony!
    Pardon the pun but they nailed it this time!

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    Glynda Chambers
    August 30, 2015 at 12:37 pm

    Great, I think this is one of my very favorites. Loved the harmony! Great job!!

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    Phyllis S
    August 30, 2015 at 12:21 pm

    Music is terrific today!
    Thank you Paul and girls!

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    Ken Ryan
    August 30, 2015 at 11:48 am

    That was great! Great way to begin a Sunday morning.

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    August 30, 2015 at 10:08 am

    They did very well with the song…enjoyed it..

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    August 30, 2015 at 8:54 am

    Ah! What a great job! I love the tune and the music. Thanks for a fun beginning of my day!

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    Don Casada
    August 30, 2015 at 7:35 am

    Well, it was fun to listen to, and also fun to watch the girls enjoying themselves. I noticed that someone playing bass in the background was also really enjoying the song, as evidenced by the amount of wiggling going on back there;-)
    But what about that microphone at the bass player’s face level?? Did the chief Angel of Brasstown join in the singing?

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    Ethelene Dyer Jones
    August 30, 2015 at 7:14 am

    What a delightful presentation of “I’m Working on a Building.” We miss Pap, so, so much, and still pray for his recovery and restoration to the group. He means so, so much to the group, as we all know. But how he has faithfully trained Chitter, Chatter and Paul is evident in whatever they do! Take your deserved bow, Pap! And keep singing and playing, Paul and Pressley girls! Thank you.

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    Miss Cindy
    August 30, 2015 at 7:07 am

    Tip, your right, that was really good and yes, I could see that everyone was happy with it.

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    b. Ruth
    August 30, 2015 at 6:12 am

    and the Blind Pig Gang…That rendition of Working on a Building was just amazing. I do believe the girls do enjoy performing the song. Chitter did a great job with Pap’s part and of course Paul’s guitar playing is always great.
    Thanks for a lively Sunday morning song…Makes one want to literally grab a hammer start working on that building…for sure!

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