Friday, October 15, 2010

More Music...She's Mine

While Ray and I were roomies in Orange County in the mid-1980's,
a female friend of someone we knew was visiting from England.
We convinced her to lend her vocal to this song.

Visiting Briton Sue: The female vocals.
Me: The male vocals, piano, bass, acoustic guitar, and drums.
Ray: Electric guitar
Another friend John does the flugel solo...a very nice small type
of bugle.

The tape got chewed up at the very end of the song, so what was
supposed to be a nice slow fade-out turned into a choppy mess that
just cuts out all of a sudden. I was very lucky to salvage what I
could from this, seeing how our female guest star had to go back
to England.

I made her a copy of this and sent it home with her, we never heard
from her again.

I include the standard disclaimer:

Not professionally recorded, and it might sound better if
you listened with headphones.

The Link and the lyrics appear below:

She's Mine

1. What should I do?
When everything I say makes you run from me
What should I say?
When everything I do makes it hard to be

I should understand that something ain't right anymore
But something about you, girl
Won't let me alone

2. Don't walk away
I just want to hold you one more time
Listen to what I say
I only want to kiss you one more time

Stay until it's light, and I know you'll want some more
Give me a chance, girl, I'll prove it to you

C. I don't understand
Why this has to be
I don't understand
Why this girl has a hold on me
But she's mine, and I won't let her go
She's mine, and I want everyone to know

3. You say you have to leave
What can I do to make you stay?
In me you must believe
I'll make your night as bright as day

Come and fill my heart, I want to be with you
But if you leave me now, I'll dry up and die


Peace be with you.


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  2. I wish I had any talents at all relating to music. It sounds like your guys had a lot of fun, but put a lot of work into these songs! It's great that you have them...
    thanks for sharing Joe!

  3. Pat, my brother, thank you for your kind comments!

  4. Aww Joe, you're so talented! Great insight and wonderful song.

    Wishing you a wonderful weekend!
    Betty :)

  5. You had me at Orange County :)

  6. Listening to my son playing his guitar while reading this post. I'm sure he will have happy music memories like this one too!

  7. I think it's a very nice colaborated you and your friends...
    and I love the sound of solo saxophone...very cooL!

    Thanks, Joe!

  8. As I say time and time again Joe...You have got talent and your love of music is the one thing that shines through on our blog. I feel it.

  9. Thanks for sharing one area I have absolutely NO TALENT in whatsoever- except APPRECIATION!

    And I do appreciate the hard work and talent you shared!


  10. Interesting , you need to look at Sonar or some computer recording programs, it may be fun.