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Released: Feb 20, 2011 | 1:50 AM
Category: Pop
Application: Sonar
Loop Use: No loops

File Type: .mp3
File Size: 3.05 MB

Plays: 1977
Downloads: 14
Weekly Plays: 4
Weekly Downloads: 0
Statistic reset day: Sunday

License: Commercial derivatives allowed; contact artist for permission
Half of this song was written back in the early 80s and the other half was written in a moment with my son just days before it was recorded.

Jack immediately took to this song and we were singing it constantly so I figured it needed to be recorded, but there just wasn’t enough of it. So I sorted out the guitar after 30 years of dormancy, and made up a second verse on the spot, with the intention of singing the two melodies as harmonies in unison.

I think what informed the urgency of committing this song to “tape” was as much about how my friends have responded to my current state as is was to offer my son a fun song to sing with his daddy. I especially want to make sure I think my friends Joe and Dave for their constant support and eternal friendship.

I must also admit that my friends at icomp have been important as well; Always there; always kind in their comments; chatting away with me when I need to take my mind off the day. I think the “raise the icomp flag” initiative represents a lot of what this community is for all of us. Somehow we are all joined by our common love of music and our friendship with one another, and in spite of the distance between us, we are – in my estimation – traveling together.

Finally, it helps my heart to think of my mother, walking hand in hand “forever” with my son Jackie, singing this song, and perhaps my son will remember in his heart how much his Oma loved him whenever he hears this.

A note on the production: that is not a uke, it is a cheap old guitar that I EQed and flanged and tripled center hard right and hard left to try to approximate the sound of a uke. The bass is the same guitar EQed doubled with one track tuned down an octave to sound like an upright bass.

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000 Artist its very cute
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Vixen Artist

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my absolute fav from you...its a happy-making song and its wonderful
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7 years ago
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Wow... I love this! Those snaps & what is that.... an ukelele? This is fantastic! smiley
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7 years ago
Narananda Artist

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Very nice listen ! smiley
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7 years ago
eagle Artist

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Lovely done Miles.
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7 years ago
dickphilpot Artist

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I rather like this.

Us northern hemisphere folks can always rely on a little bit of sunshine to warm and cheer the heart.

Lovely work - the style suits your voice - and I love the guitar.

Good work - love and mercy man.
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7 years ago
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Very well done, a very nice song, great vocals smiley

Luis
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7 years ago
KCsGROOVE Artist

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Miles, this is a cool song! smiley
Uplifting mood!
Love the vocal work here!
Dig it!
KC
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7 years ago
ShadowofNine Artist

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Fabulous and fun Michael, an ear full of sunshine... smiley
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brewchugger Artist

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this is great, miles! very catchy smiley
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Very attractive singing have you capo'd a Spanish guitar? It's a nice strumming sound, however the case. Lovely lyric and harmony.
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7 years ago
Little_Hooligan Listener Nice arrangement.. We need more happy-go-luckiness like this
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7 years ago
jibes Artist

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I especially like this song because it's simple and say's so much.
And, so well done.
But also because it's title is the same as one of my songs.
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Absolutely Delightful! smiley



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7 years ago
RubyDubidoux Moderator

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Miles!

I can count on you for making me smile!

Whenever, wherever!

Marvelously REAL and human and sooooo joyful!

Love it! Gonna sit back and take this all in now.

CU!
Elaine smiley

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7 years ago
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^^
Splendid happiness!

Christopher
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7 years ago
Cinderella Artist

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This made me smile just a few seconds into it. smiley ....A really happy feeling song...I like those. Hearing someone whistle always puts me in a happy mood. Thanks for the wonderful listen! A Great song!! ~ Cindy
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Mosaica Artist

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Nice sentiments here, and love the whistling outro smiley
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What charming music Miles. . . You caught me smiling brother.
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great stuff, Miles- friendship forever

jeff
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7 years ago
thenownows Artist

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A great slice of happy pie on a cold, dark wet night - just what the doc ordered. Cheers buddy, this suits your voice spot on. Lovely.
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Love it! Makes me feel like i'm in Hawaii.
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What a great feeling!! Love your singing on this one especially. Really nice job Miles!
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Wonderful tune. Really enjoyed this - thanks!
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Such a pleasure to listen to this delightful composition. Love the lightheartedness of it... just great all way around.

congrats,

Mike
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nice one man.
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nlsn Artist

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Classic Miles !! smiley
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I enjoyed listening to this buoyant song. Winning arrangement and I like the vocal production too.
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Great listen !

Very well recorded smiley

- LaFayette
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EvilFactman Artist

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Nice one Miles. A happy song.
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Nice little song...feel good!!
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You have some great songs and if anything I feel they're getting better and better. There is a beautifully attractive lilt to this which is so instant.

ps. love the picture as well..........
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Utterly charming!
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my my my miles!....i love it!
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love it smiley
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This is song writing at its finest and it has a lovely story to accompany it!
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There is nothing about this that I do not love. The vocals are so heartfelt and the whistling makes the song so unique...adding just a touch of whimsy. Great job making the guitar sound like a uke. Instant fav.
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What a happy tune - and nice job of simulating a ukulele! Might consider doing it with a real one! Great job!
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7 years ago
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Yeah I like this very much.Im kicking back with a warm drink and relaxing.Very nice man.
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Love, love, LOVE this! Did I already tell you that? Well, I'm telling you again... This is really great! smiley - Olivia -
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interesting ! - I "Span-out" my compositions as well - hah
and later edit them - this is an upbeat happy go lucky tune like "Beautiful Day" and peter paul and mary.
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really like this one. great vibe to it.
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cute.. I bet your son LOVES this song.
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im a sucker for cool vocal harmonies. this has loads of it. great job.
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beautiful song coming from heart, a real gem!
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wow, what a lot of comments! Great smiley song! A classic in the making!!
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Makes me want to sing along, very catchy tune.

:: Makes Ya Happy ::
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smiles for days.. industrious maximus. Wish i could whistle like that.
Thanks for the fun!
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very cool. very happy it makes us.
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This is the happiest thing on the internet. The whole internet.
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Awesome song. Great job!
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You write the gems, my friend. This belongs in a Coca Cola commercial - I get the same vibe as the "I'd like to teach the world to sing..."
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...well, snipping and whisling along %u2013 just great! (dadadadadah..)
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What a charming song. smiley Simple, pleasing to the ear, and uplifting - and moving - at the same time.
A lovely trbute, and a beautiful photo to accompany it. smiley
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Wonderful work
I like this
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