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#1131816 - 10/27/17 10:22 PM Wildflowers  
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Thanks for taking a look.

Last edited by JonDurham; 10/31/17 12:26 PM.
#1131838 - 10/28/17 01:21 PM Re: Wildflowers [Re: JonDurham]  
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Hi Jon:

Nicely done. Enjoyed the "story behind the song" almost as much as the song itself. Titles are a topic unto themselves... and given a choice, I'd pick "Wildflowers" over "Sailor's Waltz" any day. Thanks for the listen. ----Dave

#1131839 - 10/28/17 01:36 PM Re: Wildflowers [Re: JonDurham]  
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Thanks Dave, appreciate the kind words. This song was probably the most appreciated song on that record, probably the most sound lyrically too. I think you're right, 'Wildflowers" could have been a better title and thought about titling it that. But alas, the record was written mostly while sailing, several songs written at anchor, so... went with the other. I will post up the title track as well.

#1131860 - 10/29/17 02:12 PM Re: Wildflowers [Re: JonDurham]  
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Pretty Jon.
Put up some more. smile

#1131862 - 10/29/17 04:38 PM Re: Wildflowers [Re: JonDurham]  
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Hi Jon,

I enjoyed this sweet little folk melody. I like the contrasts expressed within your lyrics--very effective.

(Your story reminded me of a circumstance when I was about 12 yrs of age. I mowed my neighbor's yard each week for a few dollars. I had noticed a wildflower growing and getting bigger and prettier each week one spring in the early 60's. I decided to ask my neighbor who was an elderly lady if I could have and re-plant the flower in my yard. I summoned her over and before I could even ask her, she ripped the flower out with her hand snapping it in two, then thanked me for showing her the "weed!" I just stood there, and decided not to say anything then finished mowing her yard a bit disgruntled)!

steady-eddie

#1131863 - 10/29/17 04:43 PM Re: Wildflowers [Re: JonDurham]  
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Martin, Eddie, thanks for the comments. I really like the wildflower story you recall from childhood Eddie.

Enjoying listening and sharing songs with you guys. Will post up another song or two after I get a chance to listen to some more stuff here this evening.


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