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#390123 - 01/13/17 02:16 PM [User Showcase] My Daddy's Knee
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A co-write with Lisa Gundling.
Because it is a song from the perspective of sisters, and it sounds funny when I sing the princess line...
I asked my sister-in-song to sing this for us.

Again, a Giant Thank You to Janice Merritt!!



MY DADDY'S KNEE

the land was flat when my daddy bought it
an acre needing tending behind our new home
back property line was a forest of pine
miles of trees where we kids could roam
free dirt from a neighbor
that truck dumped a windfall
dad grabbed his wheelbarrow
and started to haul

   for years he worked hard
   to transform that yard
   a realm for his princesses
   to oversee
   my sister and i
   apples of his eye
   sharing the perfect throne
   my daddy's knee

shovel by shovel he built our kingdom
three terraced levels with stepping stone stairs
we were all so fond of his little round pond
half hidden alcoves tucked everywhere
a big bamboo patch
three trees full of cherries
lopsided rock bench
you should have seen the fairies!

   repeat chorus

i can still see the look on his face
the gleam in his eye for that magical place

   repeat chorus



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RealTracks in song: ~518:Bass, Electric, Pop HalfNotes Ev 085
RealTracks in style: ~~407:Guitar, Acoustic, Fingerpicking Ev 165
RealTracks in song: 378:Guitar, Acoustic, Strumming DoubleTime Ev 088
RealTracks in song: ~2200:Guitar, Nylon, Background CountryBrent Ev 085
RealTracks in song: 623:Banjo, Background Backporch Ev 098
RealTracks in song: 2448:Guitar, Electric, Background, PopDreamyBrent Ev 085
RealDrums in Song: NashvilleBrushesCountryPopEv16: a: Sidestick, Brushes b: Brushes

Janice Merritt: vocal and harmonies
Bud Merritt recorded Janice's vocal track.


We hope you enjoy it.

Comments encouraged.
Have at it.

floyd
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#390137 - 01/13/17 03:18 PM [User Showcase] Re: My Daddy's Knee [Re: floyd jane]
colly Offline
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Excellent song beautiful vocals ..!

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#390139 - 01/13/17 03:29 PM [User Showcase] Re: My Daddy's Knee [Re: floyd jane]
ROG Offline
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Hi Floyd and Lisa.

With so many songs having similar story-lines, it's really nice when someone comes up with something new.

This is SO original and yet at the same time, so engaging and so absorbing.

As usual, Floyd, a super backing and so professional.

As usual, Janice, I'm entranced by your captivating voice.

Beautiful.

ROG.

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#390173 - 01/13/17 06:20 PM [User Showcase] Re: My Daddy's Knee [Re: floyd jane]
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As always, another great write and production Floyd! Great vocal from Janice. Torrey
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#390192 - 01/13/17 07:21 PM [User Showcase] Re: My Daddy's Knee [Re: floyd jane]
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To all you 3:
This is lovely!
ROG hit the mark on all points- I can only add that, as a career landscaper and builder of the family garden, this is the song I wish my kids had written for me!

Robert

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#390194 - 01/13/17 07:31 PM [User Showcase] Re: My Daddy's Knee [Re: floyd jane]
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Man, this is about as pro-as it gets!
Again a crystal-clear mix.
This also must be Janice's best vocals so far.

A Keeper!!

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#390196 - 01/13/17 08:00 PM [User Showcase] Re: My Daddy's Knee [Re: floyd jane]
Charlie Fogle Offline
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This is a great vehicle for Janice's great vocals. It's so in the pocket. Professional in every way. Great mix and production. Have to send some kudos out to Bud - Vocals are so crystal clear.

A nice storyline, mindful a bit of Holly Dunn or even something Tom T. Hall would have written in the day.

I think this would have worked as a bluegrass tune as well.

Enjoyed it from start to finish.

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#390210 - 01/13/17 08:23 PM [User Showcase] Re: My Daddy's Knee [Re: floyd jane]
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The first thing that hits me is the sweetness of this song.

Love the melody and great vocals as always by Janice.

This flows beautifully.


Kenny

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#390224 - 01/13/17 08:49 PM [User Showcase] Re: My Daddy's Knee [Re: floyd jane]
Greg Johnson Offline
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So beautifully written!! This is what country music always tries to achieve and doesn't always get there. It is sweet and sincere but not sappy or trite. It is a tribute to the father, a tale of hard work to make a dream come true, and a heartfelt love of a girl for her father. BEAUTIFUL!! AND, Janice kills it, of course-awesome vocal! Great stuff guys! Take care. Greg

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#390234 - 01/13/17 10:12 PM [User Showcase] Re: My Daddy's Knee [Re: floyd jane]
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Hello, floyd

Very lovely song with a little folk rock feeling.
The chord progression of I - VIm - IV - V7 is the royal road of pops.
Very straight and favorable fitted to this tune.
Great vocals as always by Janice.
Enjoyed my listen a lot.

Best regards.

Shigeki Adachi

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#390271 - 01/14/17 04:11 AM [User Showcase] Re: My Daddy's Knee [Re: floyd jane]
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Wow, it doesn't get any better. Great write, Janice of course is outstanding as usual, and the production is totally pro.

Sounds like a hit to me!
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#390276 - 01/14/17 04:55 AM [User Showcase] Re: My Daddy's Knee [Re: floyd jane]
rsdean Offline
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Floyd / Janice,

Really beautiful... Stunning vocal by Janice.

Loved it!

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#390290 - 01/14/17 06:14 AM [User Showcase] Re: My Daddy's Knee [Re: ROG]
floyd jane Offline
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Originally Posted By: colly
Excellent song beautiful vocals ..!


We thank you, colly...


Originally Posted By: ROG
Hi Floyd and Lisa.

With so many songs having similar story-lines, it's really nice when someone comes up with something new.

This is SO original and yet at the same time, so engaging and so absorbing.

As usual, Floyd, a super backing and so professional.

As usual, Janice, I'm entranced by your captivating voice.

Beautiful.

ROG.



Thanks, ROG! Lisa deserves all the credit for the originality of the storyline - it was her childhood we were writing about and she had most of the structure of those ideas set up to begin with...
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#390317 - 01/14/17 10:04 AM [User Showcase] Re: My Daddy's Knee [Re: floyd jane]
Scott C Offline
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Loved the lyrics to this song. Loved the story. Awesome collaboration. Super vocal, backtrack and harmonies.
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#390333 - 01/14/17 10:50 AM [User Showcase] Re: My Daddy's Knee [Re: ROG]
Sundance Offline
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Originally Posted By: ROG
Hi Floyd and Lisa.

With so many songs having similar story-lines, it's really nice when someone comes up with something new.

This is SO original and yet at the same time, so engaging and so absorbing.

As usual, Floyd, a super backing and so professional.

As usual, Janice, I'm entranced by your captivating voice.

Beautiful.

ROG.



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#390345 - 01/14/17 11:37 AM [User Showcase] Re: My Daddy's Knee [Re: Sundance]
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Just great. Made my morning.
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#390354 - 01/14/17 12:53 PM [User Showcase] Re: My Daddy's Knee [Re: floyd jane]
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This is as professional as you can get!

Lisa, Floyd and Janet, you all should be very proud of this.

If I heard this in a CD shop I would have bought it immediately.

Of course this is a keeper.
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#390365 - 01/14/17 01:31 PM [User Showcase] Re: My Daddy's Knee [Re: floyd jane]
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Originally Posted By: ROG
Hi Floyd and Lisa.

With so many songs having similar story-lines, it's really nice when someone comes up with something new.

This is SO original and yet at the same time, so engaging and so absorbing.

As usual, Floyd, a super backing and so professional.

As usual, Janice, I'm entranced by your captivating voice.

Beautiful.

ROG.




ROG,

It was an honor to be asked to sing this beautiful song and it brought back so many memories of my daddy. Thanks for commenting on my vocal!

Janice

Originally Posted By: colly
Excellent song beautiful vocals ..!


Thank you!

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#390428 - 01/14/17 11:26 PM [User Showcase] Re: My Daddy's Knee [Re: floyd jane]
PeterF Offline
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Floyd, Janice & Lisa
Beautiful!
Lovely lyric - Loved Janice's harmonies and her lead and it's a really
effective write and production.


Peter

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#390466 - 01/15/17 05:14 AM [User Showcase] Re: My Daddy's Knee [Re: Robertkc]
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Originally Posted By: Torrey Bliss
As always, another great write and production Floyd! Great vocal from Janice. Torrey


Thanks, Torrey...


Originally Posted By: Robertkc
To all you 3:
This is lovely!
ROG hit the mark on all points- I can only add that, as a career landscaper and builder of the family garden, this is the song I wish my kids had written for me!

Robert


Robert - glad you could relate! We appreciate the kind words...
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