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But I Will* (2010)


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Dadai.2

 Genre: Folk-Rock

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I originally recorded and uploaded this song in 2006. It was in large part inspired by a song that Ed Hannifin aka Ejh had posted called Please Don't Call, a really good song... be sure to listen to it. Describing his song, Ed wrote: " This is/was my bid for something like the folk/bluegrass inflected pop that you'd find on Rubber Soul or some Buffalo Springfield tunes. Inspired by a girlfriend who wasn't at all sure that she actually wanted me, but was not about to let me go..." You gotta love that! Any way...

Well, But I Will is/was my bid to sound something like Ed.

New to this 2010 version is the lead vocal, acoustic rhythm guitar, bass, and slide guitar. The harmonica, vocal harmonies, and guitar solo riffs are from the original.

This may be my personal favorite... it's a loose, feel-good vibe. Hope you enjoy it.

D
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Lyrics
But I Will

1.
Woke up this morning, you were on my mind.
Whenever I'm alone this happens all the time.
Drank my coffee, then drank some wine.
It was too late for things I still hoped to find.

Refrain:
Don't know why I'm feeling so blue.
I can't seem to get over you
Cant' go on
Can't go on
But I will.

2.
Another time, another place
Seems like I always see your pretty face.
Wondering why this is the case
As in my memory the thoughts of you I trace.

Refrain

Instrumental

3.
Funny thing about this life
Just when things are working, along comes some strife.
Without a warning it cuts your like a knife
Then the next day everything is all right.

Refrain

4.
Back at home as I fix my evening meal
I'm still wondering what broke the deal.
You probably think I was such a heel.
But you know you're not the only one who can feel.

Refrain

Copyright Jack Miller 2006
Song Stats
Hits: 3020
Comments: 57
Fans: 35
Plays: 261
Downloads: 72

Uploaded: Jun 25, 2010 - 11:13:41 AM
Last Updated: Mar 15, 2017 - 11:00:09 PM Last Played: Jul 03, 2017 - 10:51:30 PM
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Hardware:
Martin DM acoustic, Applause acoustic, harmonica, Yamaha prs 293 keyboard, MacBook 2.4, M-Audio MobilePre, Shure M57, Nady condenser
Software:
GarageBand, Audacity, ChannelStrip
Comments
alackbass said 2588 days ago (June 25th, 2010)
But I Will
What other choice do we have? Good song. I can't think of a better place to find inspiration than Rubber Soul.
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Dadai.2 said 2588 days ago (June 25th, 2010)
But I Will...
yep... no other choice. And you're right, no better place to get inspiration than Rubber Soul... and in this case Ed.

Thanks!
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hackneybloke said 2588 days ago (June 25th, 2010)
but i will
great vocal on this one...i like the choices you make for the refrain and LOVED the harmonies. there's a bit too much reverb on the mix for me. i've given up on harmonica....can't breathe and nearly pass out. pleased to see i'm not the only one in the same week using the 'cut like a knife' cliché lyric. the refrain is really catchy....and with a catchy refrain you can't go wrong (least not in my book). great track.
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Dadai.2 said 2588 days ago (June 25th, 2010)
but i will...
yeah... "cuts you like a knife." Heheh. I do like that line. Julian, thanks very much for the nice comments. Very meaningful to me. And I must say again you song Loveless & Dead is devastatingly good.

D
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RAVENS said 2588 days ago (June 25th, 2010)
How Pleasant
This is a perfect song to listen to when I come home from work, all frazzled & stressed. Very mellow and relaxing. You have a great sound. Takes me back to my "Magic Garden" days. Don't ask. Lyrics & vocals are wonderful too!

RAVEN ;-)
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Dadai.2 said 2588 days ago (June 25th, 2010)
Magic garden days...
whatever it means it has a nice ring to it. I like the mellow, laid back vibe, so I'm glad this one was a good one to listen to. Thanks much for stopping in at the end of your work day.

D
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Symphony101 said 2588 days ago (June 25th, 2010)
Fantastic !
Great tune Jack, really cool !!!
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Dadai.2 said 2588 days ago (June 25th, 2010)
fantastic....
well, thank you very much! Nice have you chime in on this tune.

cheers,
D
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Feter said 2588 days ago (June 25th, 2010)
But I Will
Nothing like Buffalo SF ...and I always sense
some of their influence on your songs which is
why your songs are always great ...lovely spirit
my Bro ...thnx a lot for sharin !!!!
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Dadai.2 said 2588 days ago (June 25th, 2010)
But I Will Feter....
Hey bro! You are always too kind in your remarks. I count myself fortunate to have someone like you enjoy my music. I hope all is well in your new home... new wife... new life.

God bless,

D
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Moviz said 2588 days ago (June 25th, 2010)
Warm and
homely sound going on here Jack and the vocals and harmonies sound great.... good lyrics and a catchy 'Refrain' make this a really nice post, Regards M
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Dadai.2 said 2588 days ago (June 25th, 2010)
Thanks Maurice...
So good to have you stop in for a listen... the harmonies really help this song a lot. It if amazing how small additions and even small subtractions can make a song better. Take care and thanks again.

D
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Vic Holman said 2588 days ago (June 25th, 2010)
harp happy
nice kick off... a coffee and wine cooler, now that's a new one.

all sounds good and the mixing is really great!......now off to have one of those coffee wine coolers!
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Dadai.2 said 2588 days ago (June 25th, 2010)
coffee-wine....
coffee-wine.... Is that like "red, red, wine?" ;-) Always good to have you chime in Vic. You're a brick in the wall here at MJ. Carry on, carry on.... and thanks.

D
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ktb said 2588 days ago (June 25th, 2010)
my coffee
then my wine :-) I like that. Lyrically sweet. A tune that keeps you on the sunnier side. Nicely done
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Dadai.2 said 2587 days ago (June 26th, 2010)
my coffee...
I needed a word to rhyme with "time"... hmmm, drank my "wine." heheh. Thanks for stopping in for a little sunny side... cheers,
D
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MarkHolbrook said 2588 days ago (June 26th, 2010)
a song
laced with tasty lyrics and cools rich full sounds and great harmonies. What's not to like?
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Dadai.2 said 2587 days ago (June 26th, 2010)
a song...
Thanks Mark. It's a pleasure to have you stop in and listen... and leave some nice comments.

best to you,
D
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Roxylee said 2587 days ago (June 26th, 2010)
In spite of the pain
you infuse this with hope. The melody and picking, singing, everything sounds great, Jack.
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Dadai.2 said 2587 days ago (June 27th, 2010)
no pain, no gain?
Thanks Roxylee. It's a fun song despite the subject matter... and it was about time I dusted off the original and added a few things and reposted it. Slowly I'm getting certain of my songs back up on MJ.

cheers,
Jack
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dave_b said 2587 days ago (June 26th, 2010)
But I Will* (2010)
Real good tune here. Classic folk song format with a memorable refrain. Good vocs/harmonies, nice picking in the breaks, harmonica is well done, and a classic touch
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Dadai.2 said 2587 days ago (June 26th, 2010)
Man.. Dave,
you know how to give a nice review. Thanks. This makes my day.

D
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davisamerica said 2587 days ago (June 26th, 2010)
dylan
...don't think twice this is so amazingly cool...good one Jack
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Dadai.2 said 2586 days ago (June 27th, 2010)
dylan... thinking twice...
Hey Jack. I hadn't thought of Don't Think Twice in terms of this song, but I get what you're saying: "don't think twice, it's alright" and "can't go on, can't go on, but I will". Ah the things that rumble around in the background of one's mind when making a song.

And it is amazingly cool that you think the same about this song...

D
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fasteddie said 2587 days ago (June 26th, 2010)
Love that slide guitar
That is some really great slide guitar work. It wtill amazes me that you get such a nice slide on an acoustic. That takes some real skill. I also like the way you pick the lead part with authority.

Great harmonies.

Cool.
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Dadai.2 said 2584 days ago (June 30th, 2010)
a little sliding along...
Thanks Eddie for the generous comments you left. I don't know why the slide sounded as good as it dig. I just try stuff and see how it works out. Your comment on picking the lead part is especially gratifying.

D
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Ed Hannifin said 2587 days ago (June 27th, 2010)
Forget ME, Jack...
The guy you sound like you've listened to a lot is latter day Dylan... Both lyrically and musically... And there's a more or less obvious nod to Ian & Sylvia in there, too...

Nice use of the alternative chord voicings or capoed bits in the left channel. Nice use of the stereo spread in the mix, too...

This is a good, solid song, and I'll just bet you'll end up recording it a few more times before you're done, just messing around with different ways to present it....




Dadai.2 said 2584 days ago (June 30th, 2010)
Forget Me...
Forget ME...
Hmmm, that has the making of a song refrain... "forget me (insert name of scorned lover)". But any way, despite your protestations I think my song captures something of your song, thus I, in a way, may sound a bit like you. As you know, I never refuse favorable comparisons to any popular singer/songwriter whether warranted or not - LOL, especially to that Dylan guy. I wasn't a big Dylan fan as a youth though I did like certain of his songs a lot (I did buy his Highway 61 album). He has grown big in my appreciation and enjoyment as I've gotten older (late seventies onward).

You're right, the song can be approached in other ways, and I may. I've thought of a full band take... maybe... some day... soon...

Thanks Ed.

D
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chestnut said 2586 days ago (June 28th, 2010)
But I Will
I thought I'd commented on this before, but I must have forgotten to submit it! Well done on this production. A bluesy song with a cheery sound! I like it.
K
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Dadai.2 said 2583 days ago (June 30th, 2010)
Thought you did...
but you will... and then did. Thanks Ken. Cheeriness in even rather sad story lines is never to be underestimated, heheh. Thanks for coming back to leave your comments.

D
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michaeljayklein said 2585 days ago (June 28th, 2010)
I got the vibes too!
This has a nice down home feel to it and very well done it is too! Thanks again Jack!
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Dadai.2 said 2583 days ago (June 30th, 2010)
I got the vibes too....
Yeah, dey say dat's going around... try soaking in a varm bath of baking soder... Oh "vibes!"

Sorry, couldn't help it. I'm warped. Thanks Michael for coming in to listen and leave your nice comments. The support around here is a cool thing.

D
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jdholliday said 2584 days ago (June 29th, 2010)
Trying to catch up
on all these posts I missed being away camping, glad I found this one dude this is top notch! You nailed it all the way around solid tune!
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Dadai.2 said 2582 days ago (July 2nd, 2010)
jd catching up....
Well, thanks for putting this song on your catch up list. "Nailed it".. that makes my day, thanks!

D
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Gaylen75 said 2584 days ago (June 30th, 2010)
Great Song
What can I say? Of this...I am a fan.
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Dadai.2 said 2582 days ago (July 2nd, 2010)
what can I say...
Wow, thanks for the listening and giving the song such a positive nod!

D
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Ibstrat said 2583 days ago (June 30th, 2010)
This
is a great song.Your lead vocal and harmonies are perfect.Nice guitar solo!
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Dadai.2 said 2574 days ago (July 9th, 2010)
this...
Mark, thanks for checking this one out. I really appreciate your take on the tune...

cheers,
Jack
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RadioChuck said 2583 days ago (June 30th, 2010)
springfield....
..at their best... nice one D
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Dadai.2 said 2574 days ago (July 9th, 2010)
Oh come now...
springfield? How about chesterfield?! LOL

Thanks much mate,

D
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jibes said 2583 days ago (June 30th, 2010)
I always
love your songs and the way you do them. There is just something about them. Excellent!!!!
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Dadai.2 said 2574 days ago (July 9th, 2010)
jibers....
your comments encourage me... much thanks!

D
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awigze said 2582 days ago (July 1st, 2010)
but I will
this is great and has a comfortable fits into my mood vibe. There's been a few love lost songs lately. Something in the air. Maybe because it's summer. All around good!
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Dadai.2 said 2546 days ago (August 6th, 2010)
summer in the air....
and if the vibe fits... all the better. Thanks Andy.

D
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ShadowofNine said 2582 days ago (July 2nd, 2010)
Me likes
And I think you sound like you, good song well written and performed...Bravo
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Dadai.2 said 2546 days ago (August 6th, 2010)
glad I'm me...
thanks SoN for the nice comments.

D
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egobandit said 2582 days ago (July 2nd, 2010)
enjoy it I did
Love the plucky lead and of course the lyrics universal love it!
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Dadai.2 said 2532 days ago (August 20th, 2010)
man, Gotta get my act...
together... Tim, thanks for the listen and your plucky comments!
D
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SISTERS said 2581 days ago (July 2nd, 2010)
nice job
the music has a really wonderful roiling energy underneath it -
puts me in a good mood, like floating down a lazy river on an inner tube. i like the way the refrain blossoms out from the verse. sweet job on the harp, and the vocals do the trick for this sis. well done!
anne
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Dadai.2 said 2428 days ago (December 2nd, 2010)
OK....
five months late... but to get a comment from SISTERS makes it for me. Thanks, really...

D
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ConnieO said 2581 days ago (July 3rd, 2010)
But I Will
Nice harmonica, guitar, picking, slide, lyrics, and clear vocal Jack. I especially like the instrumental with the harmonica and picking, very cheery and upbeat.
Why can't we figure out why we are feeling blue? Thanks for posting this.
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Calchas said 2581 days ago (July 3rd, 2010)
One of my personal favorites
too Jack. Nice revamped version. Bass and slides are nice additions!

Be well friend!
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Dadai.2 said 2428 days ago (December 2nd, 2010)
Hey....
You caught the additions... only you would. Another collab someday?

D
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Jarvoid said 2577 days ago (July 7th, 2010)
Nice Country or
as you niche it Folk-Rocker,cool rolling along sort of song,marvellous picking strumming and blowing.Tonic for a Wednesday rainy afternoon after work,Cheers,Jarvoid.
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Dadai.2 said 2417 days ago (December 13th, 2010)
Thanks....
my friend Jarvoid. A little tonic in the form of song never hurts...

Cheers,
D
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Catalina22 said 2570 days ago (July 13th, 2010)
But I Will
The acoustic guitar sounds so shimmery and rich--I love it! This is just a really simply beautiful, unpretentious song. Loved your description notes--yeah, gotta love the "I don't want you but I want you to want me" syndrome. "But you know you're not the only one who can feel"--great line. :)

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Dadai.2 said 1830 days ago (July 22nd, 2012)
Two years late...
And at least two dollars short.

Many thanks. So glad you like this little tune.

D
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