Grimsby -- Story Line --



Chapter I (Grimsby is born)4:03 Music QUE
   
A large mysterious egg, stored in a freezer by Professor Bafflegab starts to thaw
when a storm knocks out power.
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Grimsby, "The Great Lakes Sea Serpent," is born! 1:56
Hattie Hamster saves Grimsby by opening the freezer. 3:33



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Grimsby (Theme) 2:33  
   
Grimsby jumps into the lake, and finds it to be his home.  


"GRIMSBY"
COPYRIGHT 1998
BY: GREG ZBACH



"Grimsby" was inspired by the children's book written by Erie's Don McQuaid. I remember reading the book during the week, and having the melody finished that weekend, the result of sheer inspiration.

This piece was originally published on "In The Telling."

My approach was to capture the "Beauty in the Beast," with a simple haunting melody. It was no coincidence I picked a soaring flute-like sound for the lead, combined with a shimmering rhythm guitar. This helped to recreate the childlike qualities of Grimsby. The bass line gives the piece movement, with the strings imparting a nautical feel.

"Grimsby" is wonderful children's story, and I hope to have done it justice with this humble music.



Greg Zbach
January 19, 1999


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Chapter II (Gus the Gull) 6:36 Music QUE
   
Grimsby swims awhile, getting use to the lake. ------
Grimsby becomes lonely. 1:41
Grimsby approaches a family. 2:25
Grimsby frightens them and they call him a monster. 3:45
He flees and becomes very depressed. 4:27
Along the way he meets and saves Gus the gull from drowning. 5:13
Gus assures Grimsby he is not a monster (Grimsby Theme reappears). 5:47



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Chapter III (Stella Sturgeon) 5:42 Music QUE
   
Grimsby meets Stella Sturgeon. ------
Stella is attacked by lamprey eels. 2:33
Grimsby saves Stella from the eels. 3:31
Stella proclaims Grimsby is kind and brave. 3:59
Stella sends him on his way with the words: "Find yourself, take the journey!" 5:02



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Chapter IV (Speed boat assault) 8:44 Music QUE
   
Grimsby continues his journey. (Grimsby Theme reappears) ------
Grimsby notices something approaching. 1:05
Grimsby is hit by the boat, and is badly injured. 3:34
Attracted by the blood, the lamprey attack Grimsby. 4:26
Grimsby starts to die. 5:30
With blue light all around him, Grimsby is revived by The Lady of the Lakes. 5:45



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Lady of the Lakes (Theme) 3:03  
   
Grimsby meets The Lady of the Lakes and learns The Great lesson:  
   
"If you remember love, love will remember you!"  



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Chapter V (Mike the Pike) 5:46 Music QUE
   
Grimsby continues his journey. ------
Grimsby bumps into Mike the Pike. 0:36
Mike the Pike tells Grimsby: "Go for it, and knock the ball out of the park." 2:41
Grimsby is startled by the Lamprey King. 3:20
With a horrendous sound, Grimsby is attacked by the evil Lamprey King. 3:59
A shimmering blue light surrounds Grimsby. 4:35
Grimsby is again saved by Lady of the Lakes; but the King announces "I will be back!" 4:57



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Chapter VI (The Governor's boat) 10:24 Music QUE
   
Grimsby continues his journey - now in Lake Erie. ------
A storm quickly moves in. 1:25
Grimsby finds the Governor's boat dead in the water. 2:14
Grimsby starts pulling the boat toward shore. 3:03
The storm worsens, and Grimsby loses his bearing. 4:18
Gus the Gull and friends arrive to show him the way. 4:34
Grimsby continues to pull boat toward shore. 4:49
Lamprey King and soldiers attack Grimsby. 5:51
Grimsby starts to die. 6:29
Mike the Pike and friends come to the rescue. 7:07
Grimsby is inspired, and pulls the governors to safety. 8:50
Grimsby is honored by a wonderful celebration. 9:56



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Grimsby (Reprise) 1:02  
   
A shortened version of the Grimsby theme..  



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