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Old 05-31-2008, 12:24 PM
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Default Your favorite original song you've recorded

Hey guys, I know that people occasionally put up new material here, but what is your favorite of your own recordings? Though all should be appreciated, the best ones definitely spark the interest! I'd like to hear them.
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Old 05-31-2008, 01:32 PM
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'Here's To You' is a tune I wrote in memory of two departed buddies. It's by far my favorite original. Link and lyrics are below. Great thread...look forward to hearing some other originals.

http://profile.myspace.com/index.cfm...ndid=295139613


hey old friend, been awhile
sorry that I never got the chance
to say goodbye

how you been, miss your smile
still remember nights, driving round
just getting’ high

-chorus-
thank you for the song
hope it finds you well
till we meet again
here’s to you my friend

hey old friend, could you send a sign
so I can tell them all that you’re okay
and doing fine

before I go, could you tell me why
every time i start to end this song
it makes me cry

-chorus-
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Old 05-31-2008, 01:50 PM
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maybe a song called "better off"
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Old 06-01-2008, 06:52 AM
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My favorite original is a song called "On my Side". You can find it on my myspace page in the link in my signature. I'll forwarn you; it's Contemporary Christian, so if you are offended or have objections to that, don't go there.
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Old 06-01-2008, 07:32 AM
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Of my recent songs that I have done, I kinda like "Orkney Blues" the best (see my link below).
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Old 06-01-2008, 08:00 AM
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It's a little like asking which of your children is your favorite...they are mine, so choosing one over the other is difficult. However, if I had to choose just one, it would be "Here We Are." It's an old recording with several mistakes, but I just like it for some reason!

BTW - I am continually impressed by the talent in this forum!

Danno, what a great song and tribute to those friends who have passed before you! I have to admit, it brought a tear to my eyes because it made me think of some buddies of mine that are gone.

Rafe/Jess; "Better Off" is A Very professional sounding track! You both have beautiful voices that work very well together!

Barry, I don't play fingerstyle, but I love listening to it. "Orkney Blues" is a very nice piece. I like that it doesn't sound complicated and that it is a smooth, well-played movement!

Mike; "On My Side" was a pleasure to hear! I enjoyed both the lyrics and your performance! The recording had just enough air to give the song a prayer-like feel! Well done!
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I like a lot of them, actually, or I wouldn't have recorded them. Currently, my favorite is one because I so much enjoyed the musicians, called Fallen.
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Thanks, Bob...appreciate you taking the time to listen and comment. Thanks to others for the pm's....they mean alot to me.

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Danno, what a great song and tribute to those friends who have passed before you! I have to admit, it brought a tear to my eyes because it made me think of some buddies of mine that are gone.

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My favorite that I've recorded (because it was one of my best and most complete performances--I did the lead vocal and every instrument but hand drum) is "My Dad's Harmonica," available on my Myspace page (and the sassandthesasstrio Myspace as well.

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My Dad's harmonica
Sits in the cabinet.
I haven't touched it since the day it came.
Since I was three years old
I'd always wanted it
But now it's here, and simply not the same.

He would blow in & out & in & out, his thumb would work the slide
Those sharps & flats I never learned to play.
In & out & in & out, it sang, it laughed, it cried
But only Dad could make it sound that way

And every single day felt just like Hanukkah
Whenever Dad would play

His old harmonica
The only instrument
In our apartment since I got my first guitar
There was a rumor that
He'd once played violin,
But when asked him, I never got too far,

He'd shake his head instead and pick it up
And coax another tune
From wood & reed & steel & polished chrome.
A cowboy song, a lullaby or even "Clair de Lune"
Would ornament the air throughout our home

And even in July, it felt like Hanukkah
When all those melodieds would fly
From Dad's harmonica (instr).

But when I moved away
He never played again.
No children left for him to entertain.
He still had all his music
Left inside him on the day
We laid him to rest in that cold Long Island rain.

I have a briefcase full
Of blues harmonicas
A different one for every single key
So very different now,
From Dad's Chromonica
Maybe not better, but suited more to me

Still, I blow in & out and in out, more simply than my dad
No trace of eleganc o subtlety
The notes come out but dance wihout the magic that they had
Whenever Daddy's playing set them free
But when I tap my memory
Each day is Hanukkah
Because my dad still plays for me

His old harmonica, big old harmonica
That sweet harmonica.
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Sandy that's a great lyric! How've you been?

My favorite is Campfire. I don't know if it's my best song, but it is a love song for my wife:

There's a free mp3 download on my blog... and you can also see a video of a more recent tune:

http://midwesternsongs.blogspot.com/...reg-hales.html
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Old 06-03-2008, 08:17 PM
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Sandy, that is a wonderful memory expressed in your lyrics...a very personnal and touching memory. Thanks for sharing it.
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Old 06-03-2008, 08:27 PM
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Wow, great tunes everyone. Espeically like Danno's and Chicago Sandy's. Good stuff.

Here's my contribution.
Things I've Seen: http://davidberchtold.com/db3/00256/...Seen128bit.mp3

Recorded live at our local farmers market. This was only the second time Brian ( on harmonica) and had played together. During the first break you can hear my guitar fade away. I was listening to Brian harmonica melody and forgot to play!

It's kind funny. I'm pretty much exclusively a finger picker now. This is about the only song I still use a flatpick on, but it's one of my favorites.

I've seen bad things and I've seen good
I've seen people do what they should
I've seen smiles and I've seen frowns
I've seen the anger comin' down
I can't tell you what it means
I can only say - what I've seen

These hands have played some rock and roll
These hands have held a new-born soul
These hands have caused their share of pain
These hands have felt the gentle rain
I can't tell you what it means
I can only say - what I've seen

These ears have heard small children swear
These hands have stroked a loved one's hair
These feet have run the bitter mile
These eyes have seen your sweet sweet smile
I can't tell you what it means
I can only say - what I've seen

Repeat 1st verse
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Red John, I suppose, because it's still fun to play.
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Usually whatever I did last is my "favorite" for a while. I guess I would have a tossup between "Caroline" and "Face Down", on the website.
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Old 06-04-2008, 08:13 AM
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Wow, great tunes everyone. Espeically like Danno's and Chicago Sandy's. Good stuff.

Here's my contribution.
Things I've Seen: http://davidberchtold.com/db3/00256/...Seen128bit.mp3

Recorded live at our local farmers market. This was only the second time Brian ( on harmonica) and had played together. During the first break you can hear my guitar fade away. I was listening to Brian harmonica melody and forgot to play!

It's kind funny. I'm pretty much exclusively a finger picker now. This is about the only song I still use a flatpick on, but it's one of my favorites.

I've seen bad things and I've seen good
I've seen people do what they should
I've seen smiles and I've seen frowns
I've seen the anger comin' down
I can't tell you what it means
I can only say - what I've seen

These hands have played some rock and roll
These hands have held a new-born soul
These hands have caused their share of pain
These hands have felt the gentle rain
I can't tell you what it means
I can only say - what I've seen

These ears have heard small children swear
These hands have stroked a loved one's hair
These feet have run the bitter mile
These eyes have seen your sweet sweet smile
I can't tell you what it means
I can only say - what I've seen

Repeat 1st verse
Very nice!

Mellowed me right out before work.
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