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Old 06-09-2019, 08:39 AM
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Default Try To Remember - from the Fantasticks

When I was very small, my Gramps (called him Baba) would attempt to sing this song. Like my Dad, he admittedly couldn't "carry a tune in a wheelbarrow" but God love him for trying. He was in WWI and lived quite a life - he passed in '69 but I still think about him every day. He lived with us and was a huge part of my early life.

A few days ago, a dear friend from high school posted that she had brought her Mom home on hospice, and while going through some of her late Father's music books, came across this song. It seemed to give her Mom some comfort......so I learned and recorded it for her this morning.

A simple tune - done with my newly finished Solista project guitar.

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Nicely done! Sounded great!
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Great vocals and playing. And a wonderful way to remember your Baba.
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Old 06-09-2019, 01:12 PM
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Thanks folks - appreciate you listening!
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Super job, Todd!! The Fantastiks is a wonderful show.......I've seen it many times and this song is a highlight among a number of memorable tunes.

Thanks for sharing.......nice to hear of your Gramps and those treasured times!!
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Thank you sir - another funny side story about this tune - I actually played tennis once with Ed Ames who was in The Fantasticks and had a hit with the song!
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WOW very cool I loved that song way back when and love this version
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Thanks Kev - it certainly has brought memories back for quite a few people "of a certain age"
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Very nice! You've got a great voice for this song.

The "thespian club" (or whatever it was called) did that musical way back when I was in HS (probably around '65). The club had some remarkably good performers, based on my small town frame of reference, anyway, and it made a big impression on me. This made me think about that performance and time. Thanks.
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Thanks Keith - glad it brough back some memories. The voice came through OK for the morning/allergy ridden version!
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Beautifully done, Todd!
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Awesome! Great work Todd!
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The back story alone was worth the price of admission. Beautifully rendered version of a timeless classic. Great playing and singing!
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Thanks everyone - the response I'm getting is a testament that some music IS timeless. I was a bit prepared for "silence" and people thinking "what's he posting that old song for??"
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Beautifully played and sung, Todd!

I do remember this song, and I'm pretty sure my grandfather introduced me to it, too. I used to watch the Lawrence Welk show with him every week. Here is a nice version from that show by Clay Hart in 1971. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WTu3xuwhZQk
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