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She Dreams of Love


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Robert Rayner

 Genre: Ballad
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This is a song I wrote when my daughter was about 7 years old, although it is for a ten year old, I was trying to imagine a few years to the future and what she would be feeling at that age. My daughter is now 29 and married with two children of her own.
I sung this song to her when she married a few years ago, she cried, as did I. Was a very special moment for both of us.

This is my first song submitted to mac jams, with a lot of encouragement from my good friend (and brother-in-law) Len Gold. Without whose help this song would never have come to Macjams. I hope you enjoy.
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Lyrics
The dreams of a young girl, ten years old
are likely to be, stories long told
of princes and castles, old fairy tales
told by her mother, as her eyes start to close,

Chorus

She dreams of love, in her own special way
keeping her secrets, in a diary each day.

Thinking of rabbits, running wild in the sun
puppy dogs playing, chasing tails having fun
Cats catching clockwork mice, then letting them go
All of these things, a young girl will know

Chorus

Horses and ponies, running wild, running free
birds flying high above, crossing the sea
watching a flower grow, takes a long while
be patient my pretty one, kiss me gently and smile

Chorus x2
Song Stats
Hits: 4148
Comments: 49
Fans: 21
Plays: 92
Downloads: 152

Uploaded: Apr 29, 2008 - 09:35:30 AM
Last Updated: Apr 26, 2008 - 06:50:02 PM Last Played: Jan 07, 2015 - 02:38:07 AM
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Hardware:
Yamaha PSR-290
Samson CO1U condenser mic
Software:
Garageband
Comments
MarkHolbrook said 3222 days ago (April 29th, 2008)
This is
amazingly fabulous! Very very nicely done! The lyrics are wonderful!
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Robert Rayner said 3222 days ago (April 29th, 2008)
Thank you Mark
for your very kind words, as I said this is my first song on macjams ( all thanks to Len Gold). The lyrics seem a bit corny now, but were from the heart.
I really appreciate you taking the time to listen.

Thanks again

Robert
Check out my latest song called She Dreams of Love
MarkHolbrook said 3220 days ago (May 1st, 2008)
Robert,
Welcome to MJ... No such thing as corny lyrics!
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lengold said 3222 days ago (April 29th, 2008)
AT LAST.....
Now that took a long time. Glad all my coaxing paid off. Really lovely song Bob and very delicately played and sung.
I sincerely hope we don't have to wait 22 years for the next one.
Cheers
Len


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Robert Rayner said 3222 days ago (April 29th, 2008)
Thanks Len
If it wasn't for you, this song would still be just in my head. You also introduced me to Apple, Garageband and now MacJams, as well as helping me tweecking the production on this, so I have much to thanks you for. I'm glad you liked the finished result.

Thanks again my good friend

Robert
Check out my latest song called She Dreams of Love
BeccaJohnson said 3222 days ago (April 29th, 2008)
hello Dad
Just found out the the song is on MacJams-Finally!

I always liked the song,I think it is beautiful and very sweet!

i really hope we could make the instrumental version better,and re-record it with more modern influence.
If that is ok with you:-))))

It definately deserves taking it further.

Great job and Good luck with your next one!

xxxxx
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Robert Rayner said 3221 days ago (April 29th, 2008)
Darling Becca
Thank you for your help and support, and yes, I would love you to give this song your magic touch and your great vocals.

Take care and see you soon xxxxxxx

Dad
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Feter said 3222 days ago (April 29th, 2008)
She Dreams of Love
what a sweet song ...awesome singing my freind
reminds me of the 70s folk ballads ..great arrangment
for sure ..Im so happy to find your music ..
welcome to MJ my friend .. thnx for sharin !!
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Robert Rayner said 3221 days ago (April 30th, 2008)
Thank you Feter
I am so pleased you like my little song, your musical talents are truly amazing, which make your comments all the more appreciated. The kind words from you and others here give me the confidence to write and play more.

Thank you again

Robert
Check out my latest song called She Dreams of Love
craighalkett said 3222 days ago (April 29th, 2008)
Really loved this
working in Spain at the moment and it made me think of my own kids who i miss very much thank you for sharing i feel really emotional now keep up the great work cheers craig
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Robert Rayner said 3221 days ago (April 30th, 2008)
Thanks Craig
Working away far from loved ones is never easy, I know.
I am so pleased that you enjoyed my first atempt here, I really appreciate your comments as I enjoy your music so much.

Thanks again

Robert
Check out my latest song called She Dreams of Love
dajama said 3221 days ago (April 29th, 2008)
Very nice
Lovely song - great lyrics, and nice performance. Glad you let Len lead you here! Hope to hear more music from you in the future. Nicely done. Welcome to the neighborhood. Peace.
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Robert Rayner said 3221 days ago (April 30th, 2008)
Thank you dajama
for your encouraging comments, when I listen to your voice, mine sounds so bad.
But hopefully with practise and confidence it will improve.

Thanks again for your kind words.

Robert
Check out my latest song called She Dreams of Love
HelenWeston said 3221 days ago (April 30th, 2008)
From your only daughter 'Helen'
Hi Dad,

A little confusing as someone else has already called you 'Dad' in the posts. Are you trying to tell me something!!!?? Was lovely hearing the song on here, made me think about years ago when I first heard it and when you sung it to me on my wedding day. Well done!

Helen x
Robert Rayner said 3221 days ago (April 30th, 2008)
Thank you Helen
Obviously you have heard this song many times over many years, but hopefully this sounds better than before?
Unfortunately, I dont have yours and Darrens teriffic voices or musical skills. If you ever get the time, record one of the lovely duets you used to perform and post it here, everyone would love it.

Love, Dad xx

PS Becca is Jamilias daughter and like you, she has a great voice
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said 3220 days ago (May 1st, 2008)
She Dreams of Love.
How very lucky for your daughter
my father spoke to me very rarely never mind imagining what was in my mind. thats past now / But you my freind are something else.

The back ground music juast came in at the exact timing I reckonized the tune it was really beautiful the words were wonderful too.

I feel you were holding back a litle bit. Possibly nerves first time
Other than that that
This is a Brilliant Production. your voice is really good too. A lovely Ballad

Thats excatly what my daughter Sarah/ Rachaelxxx /was doing at the age of Ten spot on and writing little limericks
about the boyys she had met on the bus to school.

I still have them all. she is 25 now.


Thank you for sharing this lovely song it brought tears to my eyes too.

Peace Dee .
Robert Rayner said 3220 days ago (May 1st, 2008)
Thank you Dee
Your comments are just what I need, I am so glad that other people can relate to these words, although they seem dated now as song was written many years ago.
I agree that my vocals are hidden a bit, but thanks to Len, they are more prominent than they were originally! (Could barely hear me at all, according to Len) As you say, first time nerves.
Thank you again for your kind words.

Robert
Check out my latest song called She Dreams of Love
said 3220 days ago (May 1st, 2008)
Any friend of Lennie's...
...is a friend of mine!

Nice first post Robert! Makes me think of my young grand-daughters...

Nice arrangement. Good production. Sung with love and conviction.

Welcome to MJ! I hope you'll stick around.

Be well friend!
Robert Rayner said 3218 days ago (May 3rd, 2008)
Thank you Michael
Hopefully I can create more songs now, and hopefully improve.

Len has been a great help to me on this.

I'm glad you like the song and yhank you again for your kind words

Robert
Check out my latest song called She Dreams of Love
Diviner said 3220 days ago (May 1st, 2008)
Lovely and sweet
This a great track, reminds me of Cat Stevens (the father and son track). Lovely to listen to and it does not surprise me that there was not a dry eye. Lovely.
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Robert Rayner said 3218 days ago (May 3rd, 2008)
Deviner, thank you
Wow, being compared to Cat Stevens! That is a great compliment.

I think I have a way to go yet, but thank you for you kind words.

Robert
Check out my latest song called She Dreams of Love
caroline said 3219 days ago (May 2nd, 2008)
nice that you are here with
your lovely song and most of your family!! :D - welcome and thank you
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Robert Rayner said 3216 days ago (May 5th, 2008)
Thank you Caroline
Yes, I do seem to have a lot of family support dont I.

I'm glad you like my first song here, all the encorouging comments have given me the confidence to hopefully perform again.

Thanks again.

Robert
Check out my latest song called She Dreams of Love
guitapick said 3212 days ago (May 9th, 2008)
You uploaded this...
...on my birthday...

...and now we've exchanged songs for our children...

...very moving...it's childlike simplicity...choked me up.


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Robert Rayner said 3211 days ago (May 10th, 2008)
Thank you Bob
I was glad you liked my song, consider it a birthday present.

Children give us so much inspiration, dont they?

Thanks again for your kind comments

Robert
Check out my latest song called She Dreams of Love
Roxylee said 3205 days ago (May 16th, 2008)
They grow up so fast..
what a lovely tribute song to your daughter. Your voices reminds me a bit of Peter Noone, which is a compliment. :-) Welcome to MacJams. :-)
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Robert Rayner said 3204 days ago (May 17th, 2008)
Thank you Roxy
Peter Noone....That is a compliment. I remember Hermans Hermits with some good memories.

Yes, they do grow up fast, to fast.

Thank you for your kind comments.

Robert
Check out my latest song called She Dreams of Love
paul f. page said 3204 days ago (May 17th, 2008)
Such a...
...pretty song,melody, etc. The accompaniment is PERFECT: less is more!!! You wonderfully keep the vocal way out front where it belongs. Your musical sense is so very sound with this arrangement and recording. Bravo!
(small suggestion: check vocal pitch. You have such a mellow voice, but you slide just a touch under pitch now and then. ... Hope you don't mind the small crit. It's one of the valuable things about MJ so that we can all improve on what we do. ... I sure hope you start posting other things. I have marked you as a favorite and am looking forward to hearing more of your work. Welcome.)
Peace.
Paul
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Robert Rayner said 3203 days ago (May 18th, 2008)
Hi Paul
I totaly agree with your comments, my voice is not the may west, and as you say people can give and receive advice here which is great. Originaly my voice was in the background hidden under lots of reverb, until my good friend Len tweaked it and brought the voice to the front. (without the reverb)

I really appreciate you taking the time to listen and give your valuable advise.

Thanks again Paul

Robert


Check out my latest song called She Dreams of Love
drakonis said 3203 days ago (May 17th, 2008)
Excellent father-tale
from one dad to another, what a great gift to your daughter... and I see that music runs in the family, it even marries in! :-) Very pretty melody, love the minor main part, then major chorus, words create warm smiles and fit the melody line nicely. Yes, there could be... no... there SHOULD be a better recording of this. I think it would be great to take Becca up on this and have her sing that nice harmony part, and tweak the volume/panning etc on the instruments, this is well-worth re-recording, it is a gem!

Wow, I better start thinking up a sweet song for my daughter too!

ttfn,
Drakonis
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Robert Rayner said 3203 days ago (May 18th, 2008)
Thank you Drakonis
For your very kind words, and yes, I am hoping to get Becky to sing the main song (maybe me in the background) and maybe change the style slightly.
As there are no guitars on this track, I think it would sound nice with fingerstyle accoustic and maybe electric too, we'll see.

Really appreciate your comments, thanks again

Robert
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Bob Rodgers said 3203 days ago (May 18th, 2008)
This is
such a lovely song, great lyrics and vocals,
So well played and I'm glad Len Gold persuaded you to post this here!
I really enjoyed this and I look forward to more!
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Robert Rayner said 3202 days ago (May 19th, 2008)
Thanks Bob
Really appreciate your kind comments.

I want to redo the song with Becca doing the main vocals, I'm sure it will sound a lot better.

I'm glad you liked this Bob, and thanks again.

Robert
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magnatone said 3198 days ago (May 22nd, 2008)
She Dreams of Love
This song is absolutely beautiful! I love your lyrics, what a wonderful expression of your love for your daughter! This really moved me - thanks
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Robert Rayner said 3197 days ago (May 24th, 2008)
Thank you Karen
I am so pleased that you liked my first song, I am determined to write another, trouble is, work gets in the way, but I will do it.

I look forward to hearing your new song soon.

Thanks again for your kind words

Robert
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davisamerica said 3195 days ago (May 26th, 2008)
right then robert
welcome to MJ ... very nice first post i must say ... lyrics are wonderful and melody line is sweet and satisfying ... thanks to Len for bring you on board .. looking for more from you!
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Robert Rayner said 3190 days ago (May 31st, 2008)
Thank you Davis
I am pleased you liked this little song, I appreciate you taking the time to listen and comment.

Thanks again

Robert
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Monkaton said 3195 days ago (May 26th, 2008)
Nicely Done
Good song with a wonderful sentiment. Production and arrangement are also very good.

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Robert Rayner said 3190 days ago (May 31st, 2008)
Thanks Monk
For your generous remarks. I am amazed at the posative responses.

Thanks again

Robert
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said 3195 days ago (May 26th, 2008)
Wonderful!
Very nice Ballad song. Great dedication and I'm imagining you singing it in her wedding. Great instrumentation and wonderful vocals. Thanks for sharing this special work. Hope you'll continue...

Take Care
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DWL said 3194 days ago (May 27th, 2008)
The story is wonderful
How can the lyrics be corny when they have that effect?

Sorry I missed this originally.

Cheers

Dick


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KellyMarkSmith said 3158 days ago (July 2nd, 2008)
Very Nice...
Very Sweet tune.

Is that a reel to reel in your pic....My steph-father had one when he was recording.
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mowguy3 said 3125 days ago (August 4th, 2008)
very Nice
Late to the party, just wanted to say hi and thanks for the song. Great job.
Thanks and be well, Russ
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sloparts said 3124 days ago (August 5th, 2008)
A very lovely song about daughters,
and how they are seen by their fathers. Wonderful lyrics Bob and a nice smooth musical backup for it.

I can't wait for the next version to be done with you and Becca working on it together, that's going to be a real treat for you, and for us.

Great job my friend, thank you for sharing this one with us.

Be well and be cool, and Welcome to MacJams.

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guygrooves said 3119 days ago (August 9th, 2008)
This is...
such a great little song, its very well written. I'm surprised by the production you pulled together with such minimal equipment. I actually wrote something for my niece with a similar slant. I am now inspired to get it recorded and posted now. Thanks for sharing this lovely song Robert. Hope to hear more from you soon.
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thetiler said 3073 days ago (September 25th, 2008)
Enjoyed this
When I hear the England type voice it really captures the Peter and Gordon and Chad and Jeremy feel. I like how this tune brings me back to their hey day. I also love the sparkling synth and how it shimmers with chordal delights.

Thanks for sharing !
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sloparts said 2862 days ago (April 23rd, 2009)
What a lovely gift Robert
I can imagine the reaction she had when you played this for her when she married. Great lyrics and a fine delivery my friend, of a beautiful gift for your girl.

Ed
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Doadars Uncle said 2855 days ago (May 1st, 2009)
In a dream
It's sweet and heartbreaking. I think about my girls and their worlds, sometimes. Well done!
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tenawanboy said 2772 days ago (July 23rd, 2009)
Heart warming!
Wonderful song!.... This song is full of father's love for his daughter. I can understand how much you love your daughter. In Japan, people say "Me ni iretemo itaku nai". "Me"=eyes, "ni iretemo"=if you put something into, "itaku nai"=not pain. That is to say, "You don't feel pain even if you put your daughter (or grandchildren etc.) into your eyes." I wonder if you understand the feeling. But don't try that because you will probably fail LOL !!
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