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Dadai.2

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I love this song.
- 1989. Evening, driving the 5 hour trip from Key Marathon back to West Palm Beach, FL after two weeks of tile setting at someone's two story dream house on the Gulf side. Job finished and wanting to get home I hit the road, looking forward to seeing my wife and three daughters. Driving as the sun is setting, Van Morrison's song comes on the radio. It had just been released and I hadn't heard it yet. Wow... what a song. Exactly what I was feeling. We never had an "our song." This one became our song...

Strings, bass, flute, french horn via Yamaha psr 293 keyboard.
Guitar: Alesis strat
Vocal: me
Composer: Van 'the Man' Morrison
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Comments: 20
Fans: 12
Plays: 83
Downloads: 14

Uploaded: Oct 15, 2014 - 08:52:59 PM
Last Updated: Jul 07, 2017 - 08:14:56 PM Last Played: Mar 21, 2017 - 09:05:24 PM
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Daugrin said 1010 days ago (October 15th, 2014)
Head Phones On
That guy wrote some great songs. Great job on this one, easy to hear how much the song has come to mean to you. Enjoyed!

Daug
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Dadai.2 said 1010 days ago (October 15th, 2014)
Van is...
one of my very favorites. The wife and I put him at the top of the list for listening when you want to "get away fro it all." Love his tunes. Thanks, Daug...
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Llarion said 1009 days ago (October 15th, 2014)
Lovely take...
Tender and kind... you took great care, and it shows. It's always the most fun to play and record material that you are emotionally connected to...
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Dadai.2 said 1009 days ago (October 15th, 2014)
Thanks, Phil...
I see you're a Florida guy. I miss those sunsets... and sunrises, depending on which side one is on.
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RichardSchletty said 1009 days ago (October 16th, 2014)
Your song...
Nice job on this, Jack.
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Dadai.2 said 1009 days ago (October 16th, 2014)
My song for now...
Thanks for stopping in, Richard. Really good to chat with tonight

D
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Cori Ander said 1009 days ago (October 16th, 2014)
Lovely piece
Beautiful song. Nice rendition. Never head it before. Thank your for this!
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Dadai.2 said 1008 days ago (October 16th, 2014)
It was posted for \...
a short time on a forum thread in 2006, never uploaded. Thanks, Johannes, for stopping in and as always your gracious comments...
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PeterB7858 said 1009 days ago (October 16th, 2014)
Have I Told You Lately...
Big, big Van fan. This is one of his best. Fine rendition, Jack. You put your own gentle stamp on it and do the song proud. Thanks, Peter.
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Dadai.2 said 1006 days ago (October 18th, 2014)
Van is tops...
in our household... talent and heart with northern Irish soul. Peter, glad you like my offering of the Man... Thanks for listening and your nice comments.
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Warren Smith said 1009 days ago (October 16th, 2014)
Memories
Sweet. How did you get Van to give you permission to cover this song?

It's funny how songs link in our memories to events and people. Good songs for good memories.
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Dadai.2 said 1008 days ago (October 16th, 2014)
How?
Easy... My daughter named her son 'Van.'
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Bob Rodgers said 1009 days ago (October 16th, 2014)
One
of my favourite ballad songs too and a nice song to play on the guitar with lovely chords.
Love your version Jack and good to hear this.
Enjoyed!

Bob
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Dadai.2 said 1006 days ago (October 19th, 2014)
Nice guitar song...
It is an nice one to play on guitar, nice progressions. Knowing you liked this versions and that the original is a favorite of yours makes for a welcomed compliment. Thanks Bob...
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Philip18 said 1006 days ago (October 19th, 2014)
Have I told you lately
Great song, and you bring your own arrangement to it which gives it new meaning. Good one, jack!
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Dadai.2 said 1006 days ago (October 19th, 2014)
Hi Philip
I can't remember what my thinking was when I laid down the original guitar track. I recorded the song for my wife on our 33rd anniversary and was just trying to complete a decent rendition that would somewhat stand up with Van's original. When we got marred way back when we didn't have an "our song" (as I mention above) so I didn't want to flub it. Glad you enjoy my take. Cheers...
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bud said 1006 days ago (October 19th, 2014)
Nice work Jack
I like your take on this chestnut. A breezy feel that flows along with grace and tenderness. Well done.
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Dadai.2 said 1006 days ago (October 19th, 2014)
Breezy chestnuts...
Thanks Kevin for such a nice comment. Funny, I liked my rendition but was apprehensive about how it would be received since Van puts such a unique stamp on his songs (kinda like the Beatles). So it's been nice to see the response. Hope you're recovery is going well. Best to you...
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Charday said 1004 days ago (October 21st, 2014)
Hey Jack!
Always a pleasure my friend. Love this song and you did it perfectly! Nice job! Jd.
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Dadai.2 said 998 days ago (October 27th, 2014)
Hey, Jd...
Thanks so much for stopping in. You're always such a gracious listener. Nice to see you posting your song!
D
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