Emily ~ an original and newly written song. A work in progress.

I had a song idea about noon and after lunch, ended up with a totally different song done by two o'clock. I whistled where the harp should have been played.

It's a work in progress and TOTALLY AUTOBIOGRAPHICAL except the parts about being in the Navy and everything else.

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Comment by Uncle John on August 2, 2021 at 2:21pm

Thanks, Bob.  Emily is a pretty and old fashioned name.   

Ha, RTZ.   I will meet you there.  I have fifty cents for a malt.   

Comment by RTZGUITARS on August 2, 2021 at 12:02pm

you had me at Tastee Freeze

Comment by Bob "Ambrose" Negus on August 2, 2021 at 11:50am

I really like that song a lot Unc J!... and not just because Emily is the name of my beautiful brown-eyed, pony tailed daughter (I'm not biased... Ha). Wonderful song well perforrmed and written.

Comment by Uncle John on August 1, 2021 at 7:13pm

Thanks, Rope.  I know you like story songs too.   

Tastee Freeze is long gone from our area, but they were good back in the day.  As were the A&W rootbeer places that are few and far between.  (one of the best things of the last 30 years is being able to buy A&W at the grocery store.

We still have some Dairy Queens around and the bigger town ( a whole 10K) near us has a great ice cream place serving many flavors of Blue Bunny ice cream (made in Iowa) and all kinds of vintage candies and guns.  Blackjack and Clove to name two.

Comment by Rope Walker Country Star on August 1, 2021 at 6:44pm

Thats a great song, UncleJake! Simple story, simple song, and it works so well ‘cause everybody’s been there. Mightabeen mystery girls from our pasts...
I had forgotten about the old Tastee Freeze. Had to wiki it to see it is still a thing!

Comment by Uncle John on August 1, 2021 at 1:14pm

Thanks, Doug!  Yeah, it kind of grabbed hold of me and I didn't let go until it was done.  I think maybe I need to find a different key to sing it in.

Ha, AGP.  A fine sentiment.

Comment by Doug Thorsvik on August 1, 2021 at 12:21pm

Great song Uncle John! I like the whistled solo, very impressive. That’s the fun thing about the creative process; you never quite know where you are going to end up. But you certainly arrived on this one.

Comment by AGP # on July 31, 2021 at 6:03pm

Lol 'UJ', my names not Jake either, but I was in the Navy, and nice to see you use my family's motto of "Never Let the Truth Get in the Way of a Good Story"  ;-D

Comment by Uncle John on July 31, 2021 at 5:31pm

Thanks, Dave.  I like the song and I am calling it done.  I should work on getting the performance polished up and being able to play harp instead of whistling.   But right now, other projects beckon me.

Comment by Dave Lynas on July 31, 2021 at 5:23pm

Andries, nice photo of Ricky. Love his guitar and pot belly stove.

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