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#957641 - 04/30/12 07:31 PM Songs for loved ones or friends.  
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I'm sure many of you out there have written songs for your wife, husband, family and even close friends... maybe a few ex's too?! With so much emphasis on getting that "big hit" and making endless coin, I thought it would just be smooth to share those songs we write from the heart to those folks who mean so much to us. Not so much a generic love song, but mention names and tell the tale.
I'll start it off by sharing a song I wrote for my aunt millie and uncle phil's combination anniversary and his 90th birthday... simply called "p.j. and millie". I had steven cooper at songwriter's studio produce it. Britt Savage sang it.

http://www.murreytunes.com/mp3s/PJ%20&%20Millie.mp3

let's hear some personal songs.
rock on,
r.

#957645 - 04/30/12 07:55 PM Re: Songs for loved ones or friends. [Re: richard murrey]  
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RICH--

THIS YEAR: IT'S 50 YEARS STILL IN LOVE!

I WROTE THIS ONE FOR GENA!

http://soundclick.com/share.cfm?id=10373995

Mackie

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#957663 - 04/30/12 11:05 PM Re: Songs for loved ones or friends. [Re: Mackie H.]  
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Nice thought Richard.

My Dad died about ten years ago.He was a very good man. Here is a self-explanatory song about us. http://colinward.bandcamp.com/track/hey-there-dad


Colin

I try to critique as if you mean business.....

http://colinwardmusic.com/

http://rosewoodcreekband.com/


#957679 - 05/01/12 01:06 AM Re: Songs for loved ones or friends. [Re: Colin Ward]  
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Hey Mackie...
50 years! awesome in anyone's playbook! nice jazz piano tune also... i really like the title "unshakable"... sweet sentiments... well done!

Hey Colin...
sweet track! has anyone told you how much you sound like guy clark?
i lost my dad about 6 years ago. he was a rock for me and my 2 brothers and one sister. we lost our mom about 3 years prior and dad just never recovered from losing her and i think he just wanted to go.

here's another one i wrote for my dad, produced by mr. cooper...

http://www.murreytunes.com/mp3s/my%20daddy.mp3

enjoy and keep on sharing... i'm enjoying it!

rock on,
r.

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#957712 - 05/01/12 06:45 AM Re: Songs for loved ones or friends. [Re: richard murrey]  
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What lovely songs, gentlemen. smile

Here's one I wrote about my dad a few years ago.

"Angels In Snow"
http://soundclick.com/share.cfm?id=8506265

One of these days I'll ask Billy to re-mix it. I want to shorten the lyric and get in a female vocalist. But in the meantime...

Donna


Honour the Earth. Without it, we'd be nowhere.

Life is too important to take seriously.

http://www.reverbnation.com/donnamarilynrichblend




#957715 - 05/01/12 08:27 AM Re: Songs for loved ones or friends. [Re: richard murrey]  
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Hard choice to make Richard. We have all written songs about so many of our family and friends, and it seems like it's usually after we lose them that we write about them. Here is one I wrote for my wife a couple of years ago after our 37th wedding anniversary.

http://soundclick.com/share.cfm?id=6718379

#957726 - 05/01/12 10:18 AM Re: Songs for loved ones or friends. [Re: Marvin Adcock]  
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Hey Donna...
lyrics paint a great scene and story. i like the 13 below. well done!

Marvin...
great chorus. the whole song sells the mood and it's a lovely story.
you're so right about writing after they're gone, but sometimes, they're still here and can enjoy the fruits of your labor, so to speak.

i wrote this one for my mom before she got sick and bed-ridden... and i'd like to think it brightened her days a bit. i do know she wore the cassette out and i had to make another one for her!

http://www.chevyfordband.com/mp3s/my%20mamas%20eyes.mp3

enjoy!
keep on rockin'
r.

#959281 - 05/11/12 03:25 PM Re: Songs for loved ones or friends. [Re: richard murrey]  
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http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WbMF3gHDB88

I wrote this one to my wife Suzanne after a Fight.
It's called "PLEASE FORGIVE ME"

Barry bdbutler@centurylink.net
youtube channel barrydbutler

#963049 - 06/06/12 03:56 PM Re: Songs for loved ones or friends. [Re: Barry David Butler (D)]  
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Barry...
NICE! great video also... good visuals... great vocals btw!
keep on rockin'
r.

#963050 - 06/06/12 04:01 PM Re: Songs for loved ones or friends. [Re: richard murrey]  
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Hey Guys...
Here's one I wrote after the passing of my best friend Kevin Mulligan some years ago. He passed from cancer way too young in life and I still miss him.

http://www.chevyfordband.com/mp3s/waiting%20for%20the%20light.mp3

rock on... and keep sharing.
r.

#963125 - 06/07/12 06:39 AM Re: Songs for loved ones or friends. [Re: richard murrey]  
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This was about my grandma, and for my family who loved her!

http://soundclick.com/share.cfm?id=11022599

#963150 - 06/07/12 10:44 AM Re: Songs for loved ones or friends. [Re: nightengale]  
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I wrote this one for my baby son, when he was about 8-months old. (He's almost 13 years now.)
"Cary's Here"

And then, there's this one for my friends:
"For My Friends"

#963190 - 06/07/12 06:17 PM Re: Songs for loved ones or friends. [Re: PopTodd]  
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Here is the only song about a relative that I can perform in public. We lost my sister a few years back. Its for her.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=x2LBGNtOv9Q

I've written several others about friends and relatives, but for the life of me, I can't keep a dry eye when trying to perform them. So now they are personal songs for my ears alone.

#963230 - 06/07/12 11:08 PM Re: Songs for loved ones or friends. [Re: Rick Heenan]  
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I wrote Katie Bug for my daughter on her 11th birthday, I wrote I Love You for my husband last year for Valentines Day and Haven't Been for those I know who've been cheated on. My pc wont cooperate so I can't post individual links. (haven't been isn't a you'd recording so my apologies if you venture to listen)They're on my sound click page.


Caroline


http://www.myspace.com/carolineholder
http://www.soundclick.com/carolinewroteit

Always keep your words soft and sweet, just in case you have to eat them! (Dove Dark Chocolate)
#963254 - 06/08/12 02:08 AM Re: Songs for loved ones or friends. [Re: Caroline]  
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One of two I did for my dad, a year and a half after he died in 1996. I miss that great man and father so much. I save the "dad" name for the ending. I love endings,,,but not the one this song represents.

In honor of John Henry Daubert.

"When Will I Be With You Again":
http://soundclick.com/share.cfm?id=2550315

#963260 - 06/08/12 02:54 AM Re: Songs for loved ones or friends. [Re: Johnny Daubert]  
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"Got My Sox On, Baby" was penned around 2005 for my wife...performed with a pair of socks, puppet-like at some JPF Gatherings & at Pineyfest...& is hearable at CDBaby.com/TampaStan..IF ya can find the CD...(Gotta Search it since it's for some reason Not with the Other 6.)

It's on the "Songs Somebody Else Coulda Prolly Sung Better" CD..(Your 99 Cents Cheerfully-Refunded if it's not Funny-Enough..heh!)

I'm sorry I know NADA about Uploading... (But..I had a lotta fun sneakin' Tom Cruise..AND Strip Teasing..into that Love Lyric...)

#963270 - 06/08/12 05:30 AM Re: Songs for loved ones or friends. [Re: "Tampa Stan" Good (D)]  
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This one I wrote for my husband that died in 1995, he was always telling me that I was gonna wait too long to tell him how I felt...so this one I wrote for him...and Heather is doing the V/G on it...

http://soundclick.com/share.cfm?id=11578317

thanks glyn

#963271 - 06/08/12 05:39 AM Re: Songs for loved ones or friends. [Re: glynda]  
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Here's another one I wrote with Dave Gill about when my husband gave me a necklace at Christmas one year, it was a gold heart with a diamond in the middle..he said the heart was him and I was the diamond in the middle and I'd always be his Christmas Diamond...Heather is doing the G/V and Colin Ward added more music for us...thanks...

http://soundclick.com/share.cfm?id=11679319

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