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Forever And A Day


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Dadai.2

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I wrote and sang this for my youngest daughter on her wedding day, 2002. A lively vocal/guitar song... and another remix from from the wayback machine...

Photo of me introducing the song with Stephen and Carrie watching and waiting....
;-)

vocals and guitars: Jack Miller
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Lyrics
1. Though the words have sometimes failed me,
And you may have wondered too.
Be assured, you've held a special place.

Three girls and you the youngest,
What was it like for you?
Did you know the last was often first?

Refrain and Chorus:

My heart is full girl,
For you this day.
What can I tell you,
What can I say?
I say I love you........... I love you so.....
Not just this moment,
There's more to say.
My love for your girl is
Forever and a day.

2. Now today you are a woman,
A beauty through and through.
And my heart is filled with wonder and with pride.
You now begin your new life,
Take the hand of this young man.
In your Daddy's eyes you are the perfect bride.

Refrain and Chorus

Copyright 2002 Jack Miller
Song Stats
Hits: 2100
Comments: 35
Fans: 12
Plays: 106
Downloads: 39

Uploaded: Jun 23, 2011 - 10:39:59 PM
Last Updated: Mar 18, 2017 - 03:36:08 PM Last Played: Jul 04, 2017 - 11:42:36 AM
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Hardware:
Applause acoustic guitar and a mic
Software:
GarageBand, ChannelStrip
Comments
alackbass said 2225 days ago (June 24th, 2011)
Forever And A Day
Nice guitar sound! I would have never guessed that was an Applause! I wish more guys would put a mic in front of their Applause and Ovation guitars. The sound is so much better and natural than when they're plugged in.

A very touching tune! Sweet lyrics! Well produced and mix!
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Dadai.2 said 2225 days ago (June 24th, 2011)
forever and an applause...
Thanks Andrew for dropping by. The Applause (I gave it to a friend a while back) was one of the original steel neck and fiberglass models from the late 1970's. You're right about not mic-ing them (although that is all one can do on this model). I have a shallow bowl recent Ovation that has a real sweet sound, but you lose that when playing through the pick-up and an amp. Again, thanks.

Jack
Check out my latest song called You Belong To Me (live - Betty's song)
neilh79 said 2225 days ago (June 24th, 2011)
Forever and a Day
Great song and cool arrangement, very well done
Dadai.2 said 2225 days ago (June 24th, 2011)
Hi Neil...
Well, my daughter liked it, which was my main audience. When I decided to record it the idea of back up vox hit me to give it some push and umph. Glad you like it. Best to you.

Jack
Check out my latest song called You Belong To Me (live - Betty's song)
davisamerica said 2224 days ago (June 24th, 2011)
"What was it like for you"...
touching and lovely track .... made me smile Jack.
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Dadai.2 said 2224 days ago (June 24th, 2011)
made me smile...
... made my daughter cry, heheh. But that was a good kind of "cry."
;)

Thanks for the visit to this wedding remembrance.
Jack
Check out my latest song called You Belong To Me (live - Betty's song)
Philip18 said 2224 days ago (June 24th, 2011)
Heartfelt
The connection between father and daughter come though strongly. Sweet melody and words obviously come from the heart. Glad you decided to share it!
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Dadai.2 said 2224 days ago (June 24th, 2011)
Nice of you....
to drop in, Philip. Yeah, I have more than a few "family" type songs, as there is a strong connection in my life there. Thank you for taking time to listen. Looking at you artist page, it appears you've been around the music thing for a while, as have I.

Jack
Check out my latest song called You Belong To Me (live - Betty's song)
Vic Holman said 2224 days ago (June 24th, 2011)
Forever And A Day
mr. peabody and sherman don't have anything on this way back machine exclusive. the song has a great rich sound.
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Dadai.2 said 2224 days ago (June 24th, 2011)
way back....
we thank you...


Check out my latest song called You Belong To Me (live - Betty's song)
RAVENS said 2224 days ago (June 24th, 2011)
Wonderful
What a lovely dedication to your daughter. The lyrics are so beautiful, and your voice & guitar sound terrific!

RAVEN ;-)
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Dadai.2 said 2224 days ago (June 24th, 2011)
so nice....
to have you chime in on this bit of family music. Thank you so much.

Jack
Check out my latest song called You Belong To Me (live - Betty's song)
Alannah said 2224 days ago (June 24th, 2011)
This is great Jack ....
... luvvin the harmonies especially .... you daughter must have just LOVED this !
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Dadai.2 said 2224 days ago (June 24th, 2011)
I only wish...
I could have done the harmonies at the wedding... of course impossible. Glad you like it.

"your daughter must have just LOVED this ! " She did.

thanks,
Jack
Check out my latest song called You Belong To Me (live - Betty's song)
SmokeyVW said 2224 days ago (June 24th, 2011)
heartfelt
i can really relate to this. and now i feel very much the same about my granddaughters too....

thank you
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Dadai.2 said 2224 days ago (June 24th, 2011)
I hear ya...
on the granddaughters thing. I have five! Thanks Smokey.

cheers...
Check out my latest song called You Belong To Me (live - Betty's song)
Llarion said 2224 days ago (June 24th, 2011)
Nice...
Kind of a Gordon Lightfoot sensibility... You captured the guitars very sweetly... the vocal harmoies are rich and warm... I love songs written for all the right reasons. Betcha she cried her eyes out. Well done, sir! :)
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Dadai.2 said 2224 days ago (June 24th, 2011)
Gratia...
the guitars turned out better than they should have, given it is an Applause circa 1980. The harmonies came out nice... a little GB tweaking for sure. Thanks...

she did offer a tear or two...
Check out my latest song called You Belong To Me (live - Betty's song)
gadzooks said 2224 days ago (June 24th, 2011)
Forever And A Day
Great guitar, lovely melody , warm vocals, fantastic harmonies and a wonderful thing to do for your daughter.
SG
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Dadai.2 said 2224 days ago (June 24th, 2011)
gadzooks!
my pleasure to have your chime in. Glad you like my fatherly offering.

D
Check out my latest song called You Belong To Me (live - Betty's song)
Jarvoid said 2224 days ago (June 25th, 2011)
Vocals give a vibe
of a combo of Sacha Distel and Roger Whittacker .....nice tone and playing on the 6 string cheese slicer....good one.

Jarvoid
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Dadai.2 said 2223 days ago (June 25th, 2011)
Thanks Chris...
Yeah, I think the vocal arrangement makes it here. It took some work (may takes) as I am not a vocalist. Glad to have you visit, listen, and leave your nice comments.

Jack
Check out my latest song called You Belong To Me (live - Betty's song)
mowguy3 said 2224 days ago (June 25th, 2011)
Clean
Love the intro and the crisp acoustic. What a sweet song. Warms the heart. Well done!
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Dadai.2 said 2223 days ago (June 25th, 2011)
The intro...
... was the last thing I added on this song... very unlike me. Thanks for checkin' in and chiming in!

Jack
Check out my latest song called You Belong To Me (live - Betty's song)
Daugrin said 2224 days ago (June 25th, 2011)
Thanks Jack
Can't get anymore important than this kinda track, made with loving care and given in the spirit of deepest emotion.
All the angst driven drivel that populates the listening world can never diminish the sunshine here....
Thanks for sharing this deeply personal tune. Great risk taking...

Daug
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Dadai.2 said 2223 days ago (June 25th, 2011)
Daug...
Thanks man... I appreciate your comments a lot. Indeed, a lot. You da Daug.

D
Check out my latest song called You Belong To Me (live - Betty's song)
FEEL said 2223 days ago (June 25th, 2011)
Very nice
great fit for the occasion. My daughter surprised me with a song I wrote about her on her wedding, that played during the father/bride dance.

Thanks for sharing.
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Dadai.2 said 2222 days ago (June 26th, 2011)
nothing like daughters...
... except sons, of course in a different way... ;)
Good to hear from you John. Fathers, daughters, brides and songs!

Jack
Check out my latest song called You Belong To Me (live - Betty's song)
bud said 2223 days ago (June 25th, 2011)
I may be there one of these days myself
thanks for showing me how it's done with love and grace. Excellent post Jack.
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dave_b said 2223 days ago (June 25th, 2011)
Forever And A Day
Cool you could write this for your daughter, the feeling comes through in the song. Strong vocals and harmonies, and that guitar sounds great!
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VicDiesel said 2222 days ago (June 26th, 2011)
Love, loud and clear
Very sweet song. I'm sure the message was well received.

Ok, if you're remixing anyway, you should really do something about the big plop in "Pride", halfway. A quick dip with a narrow EQ band should do the trick.
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Dadai.2 said 2221 days ago (June 27th, 2011)
Hey Vic...
Yeah, I heard the "pop" when mixing doing so additional tweaking from the original mp3 (which is all I have to work with - origianal GB is gone). Would your suggestion work when applied to the entire mp3, or would that create other issues?

Thanks...
Check out my latest song called You Belong To Me (live - Betty's song)
TobinMueller said 2221 days ago (June 27th, 2011)
Wedding Song
Reminded me of a Paul Stookey tune I used to do at Weddings. The Wedding Song, I think, where falling bass cascades under the melody that doesn't move. Something very cool about that. I dig your harmonies. Nice
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mrattue said 2221 days ago (June 28th, 2011)
Impressed!
Not being a performer, i am really impressed that you stood up and sang at such a stressful occasion as a daughter's wedding day!

Not many marriages are honoured that way. i am sure no one there would ever forget it.

i'm thinking of that 'Sunrise, Sunset' song from 'Fiddler on the Roof'. Sort of a similar feel/occasion?

Enjoyed. Thanks. Hope they're still happy together?


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Roxylee said 2183 days ago (August 5th, 2011)
ahhhh.....
Such a tribute song to a youngest daughter. There must have been no dry eyes in the house. Beautiful... :-)
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