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#252329 - 06/02/14 06:33 AM [User Showcase] Come To Me Softly Tonight
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I wrote and recorded this one yesterday for Di. We recently got word our 20 year-old granddaughter has cancer and the out look isn't good. We're pretty shaken up right now and Di needed something comforting ... this is the best I can do with little to no time. Wrote it and recorded it all within 2 hours. The vocals are all one and done ... no time for redos. Will take a listen to you folks as we can ... will probably be kind of spotty with our appearances here for a while .... thanks for understanding. Anyway, this is what I gave her for comfort.


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File:Al - Come To Me Softly Tonight.SGU
Key=D , Tempo 72, Length (m:s)=3:09
4 bar intro, 49 bar chorus, from bar 5 to bar 53. Repeat x1 chorus
Melody has 282 notes, Melody harmony is < no harmony >(0)
No Soloist track.
Song is saved with Volume, Pan, Reverb, Chorus, Bank0,
Song is saved with bar changes for Volume Changes,
Style is _CPOPSAJ.STY (CountryEv8 Solo-Ac.Piano [120RS])

RealTracks in song: 1543:Synth Pad, PopBelieve Ev16 065
RealTracks in song: 2045:Piano, Acoustic, Solo-Accompaniment CountryPopJohn Ev 085
RealTracks in song: 2335:String Quartet, Rhythm PopHall Ev 085
RealTracks in song: 1841:Synth Pad, PopModernGrooveHigh Ev16 075*******************


Come To Me Softly Tonight
(c) 2014 Alan D. David, BMI

(v1)
Come to me softly, let me feel you near
I'll say the things I know you love to hear
How much I need you, and you're my guiding light
Come to me softly tonight

(v2)
Come to me softly, let me kiss your lips
And feel the tingle, within your fingertips
You are the alter that makes my world so right
Come to me softly tonight

REFRAIN
You are the power that lifts me when I'm down
Without you I'm frail and weak
Before your love I was lost but now I'm found
Yes I am strong I'm no longer meek

(v3)
Come to me softly, let me feel your love
Your smile is softer than the cooing of the dove
When I'm confused you give me wisdom's sight
Come to me softly tonight

REFRAIN
You are the power that lifts me when I'm down
Without you I'm frail and weak
Before your love I was lost but now I'm found
Yes I am strong I'm no longer meek

(v3)
Come to me softly, let me feel your love
Your smile is softer than the cooing of the dove
When I'm confused you give me wisdom's sight
Come to me softly tonight
Come to me softly to night
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#252404 - 06/02/14 04:15 PM [User Showcase] Re: Come To Me Softly Tonight [Re: Al-David]
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Very pretty ballad! I like the relatively sparse piano/strings arrangement. Nice work, as usual! Take care. Greg

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#252410 - 06/02/14 05:48 PM [User Showcase] Re: Come To Me Softly Tonight [Re: Greg Johnson]
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Hi Again, Greg!

I tried to keep it relatively simple for two reasons. First, I didn't want to steal away from the lyric with a bunch of fancy music. Second, my time is very limited right now. It took me about 45 minutes to write the lyric and the other approximate two hours was composing the music and recording everything.

So glad you liked it. Thanks for letting me know!

Alan (and Di)
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#252423 - 06/02/14 06:53 PM [User Showcase] Re: Come To Me Softly Tonight [Re: Al-David]
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Alan and Di,

I wish you the best through these tough times. It is good that you have each other to lean on. And such music to help you heal...

Stay strong.

floyd

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#252433 - 06/02/14 08:56 PM [User Showcase] Re: Come To Me Softly Tonight [Re: Al-David]
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Al and Di,

Such a tender song, tugged at my heart strings.

I'm so sorry for this shocking and horrible thing you are facing. My prayers are with you and your family.


Josie

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#252494 - 06/03/14 07:31 AM [User Showcase] Re: Come To Me Softly Tonight [Re: Al-David]
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Hi Alan and Di,

Touching song. Music can be a comfort sometimes. We truly hope this will also work for you. We wish you lots of strength in hard times like these.

Regards,
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#252498 - 06/03/14 07:50 AM [User Showcase] Re: Come To Me Softly Tonight [Re: Al-David]
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Hi, Al & Di !


I´ll echo what those before me have said
and I´ll pray for your granddaughter!
(I already did, but will continue to
embed her in my prayers) !

Take Care
Dani

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#252505 - 06/03/14 08:50 AM [User Showcase] Re: Come To Me Softly Tonight [Re: Sundance]
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Originally Posted By: Sundance
Al and Di,

Such a tender song, tugged at my heart strings.

I'm so sorry for this shocking and horrible thing you are facing. My prayers are with you and your family.


Josie



Al and Di,

Josie's words speak for me, as I'm sure they do for others as well.
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#252518 - 06/03/14 10:21 AM [User Showcase] Re: Come To Me Softly Tonight [Re: RnAM]
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Hi Alan and Di,
Originally Posted By: R & AM

Touching song. Music can be a comfort sometimes. We truly hope this will also work for you. We wish you lots of strength in hard times like these.


My thoughts are with you.
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#252522 - 06/03/14 10:36 AM [User Showcase] Re: Come To Me Softly Tonight [Re: floyd jane]
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#252536 - 06/03/14 03:27 PM [User Showcase] Re: Come To Me Softly Tonight [Re: Al-David]
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Sorry to hear that news, what a tragedy. A nice and tender song that you have here. Best wishes and prayers from Virginia.
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#252546 - 06/03/14 05:47 PM [User Showcase] Re: Come To Me Softly Tonight [Re: Al-David]
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Al and Di, My thoughts are with you. The song is is just the right medicine in such a sad time. Stay strong. Tom

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#252565 - 06/03/14 10:23 PM [User Showcase] Re: Come To Me Softly Tonight [Re: Al-David]
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Beautiful Al. Especially under the circumstances. Good man. Respect and support. Cheers.
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#252992 - 06/07/14 11:00 AM [User Showcase] Re: Come To Me Softly Tonight [Re: Al-David]
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my thoughts and prayers are with you

song well done!

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#253060 - 06/07/14 08:11 PM [User Showcase] Re: Come To Me Softly Tonight [Re: floyd jane]
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Floyd,

Thanks for the thoughts and kind words. Much appreciated! best to you,

Alan & Di
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#253061 - 06/07/14 08:12 PM [User Showcase] Re: Come To Me Softly Tonight [Re: Sundance]
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Josie,

It was, indeed, quite a shock. She's such a pretty young lady. We're hanging strong and will take each step as it comes to us. Thanks again,

Alan & Di
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#253062 - 06/07/14 08:14 PM [User Showcase] Re: Come To Me Softly Tonight [Re: RnAM]
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Rob And Anne-Marie,

Your kind words and warm thoughts are helpful and appreciated. Thanks,

Alan & Di
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#253063 - 06/07/14 08:14 PM [User Showcase] Re: Come To Me Softly Tonight [Re: dani48]
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Hi Dani,

Thank you so much. prayers are most welcome and appreciated. Wishing you well,

Alan & Di
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#253064 - 06/07/14 08:16 PM [User Showcase] Re: Come To Me Softly Tonight [Re: olemon]
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Thank you, Scott. And yes, Josie has a special way with words. it's kind of you to ecvho her words. thanks!

Alan & Di
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#253065 - 06/07/14 08:17 PM [User Showcase] Re: Come To Me Softly Tonight [Re: boehm]
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Guenbter,

Vielen Dank! We both appreciate the warmth of your words! best to you,

Alan & Di
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