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When Sylvia posted this song, it appealed to me right away, with the wonderful romantic bluesy melody and great instrumentation..... boy can she play that instrument; I wrote and asked if I could write some lyrics and sing and she replied positively sending me the track............ just hoping you like my addition to’ Lilmom’s’ good work.
The painting is a pastel painting I did about 20 yrs ago, but it was sold, so I only had a photo of it and since my scanner is incompatible with my computer, the only way i could get the image was via my built in i-sight camera. From there I took it into Pixelmator so I could add the title and crop it, but as I wondered what was wrong with it, i realized that it was reversed and she’s facing the wrong way. The I-sight camera gives a mirror image, which is why it flipped and i didn’t think about it until I’d added the title etc.; it’s paler too, but it gives a very suitable image to go along with the song M
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Lyrics
The Letter

As I’m writing you this letter, something deep inside just dies,
Thinkin’ what we had together, before i heard those lies.

Oh you know I could forgive you, but you wouldn’t, wouldn’t even let me try,
Packed you bags and left me, and said there was no other Guy.

Chorus.

Though I know, in my heart you still loved me,
The shame was still a’ hangin’ around,
But what would that have mattered,
With a love like mine, around for all time.

If you ever find the time to answer to these words,
Don’t say you’re gone’ for ever’,
Cause I’ll be waitin’ here, still lonely, lonely as can be,

Bridge
There’s nothin’ you can do, to stop my lovin’,
Or this achin’ that’s in my heart for you alone,
That’s why I write these lovin’ words,
I just can’t do anymore.

So if you ever send a letter, please let it say you’re on your way back home,
I’m gonna’ run with arms wide open, to hold and love you once again,
I’m gonna’ hold you.... I’m gonna love, once again.

Music composed and played by Sylvia (Lilmom)
Lyrics and vocals by Maurice (Moviz).
Song Stats
Hits: 2947
Comments: 75
Fans: 29
Plays: 137
Downloads: 57

Uploaded: Feb 21, 2011 - 03:22:01 PM
Last Updated: Feb 21, 2011 - 03:25:10 PM Last Played: Mar 19, 2017 - 03:09:31 PM
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Comments
Loob said 2286 days ago (February 21st, 2011)
Hey this is great!
Love the production and the vocals are spot on! Nice feel here buddy! Download.
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Moviz said 2286 days ago (February 21st, 2011)
That was a
quick response Loob.... really pleased you like what we did here and pleased you wanted the DL, thanks and regards M
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hackneybloke said 2286 days ago (February 21st, 2011)
the letter
hey maurice you old romantic dog....another croontastic tour de force on majcams. this is one MJK should be lucky enough to find. you've got some autotune going on there...it's something i would never have expected from you...but you know what.....i like it...1.43....it's weird but it kinda turns the tune into something with more pop commercial appeal. the chord progressions are fairly obvious....along the lines of 'stardust melody'...but your choice of melody really contrasts with it and makes the two parts really sound made for each other. so this is a really excellent creation here....you really nailed this one Mo....and you nailed it because it's a great song to nail. and you're a painter too. this site certainly has a lot of talent.
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Moviz said 2286 days ago (February 21st, 2011)
You rascal you
Julian,I wouldn't know what to do to 'autotune' (wish I did then I could do a Cher type number) truthfully there isn't. Anyway who needs it with a bunch of croaks like I've got LOL. Thank you though for listening and giving this the once over.... I'm very pleased with your nice comments..... yes the tune is a great one I agree; just had to have it, regards M
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lilmom said 2286 days ago (February 21st, 2011)
Wowza!
I thought I would get "firsties" but Loob was too quick for me....and maybe even a couple of others before I get this comment written!

Need i say, I absolutely love how you developed the lyrics for this music and your vocal performance is top shelf, in my opinion. So honest, so fresh, so real. As for your painting, without that explanation, no one would ever know the difference. It's gorgeous, as is this whole final product. Thank you for choosing my music one more time.
Sylvia
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Moviz said 2286 days ago (February 21st, 2011)
Ho Ho
Sylvia, 'Choosing your music'... just keep 'em coming. I absolutely love this song and so glad it was in a key I could manage.... thank you too for the art-work comment, regards M
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hackneybloke said 2286 days ago (February 21st, 2011)
second listen
the last line seems clumsy....it's like there's either too many bars of music....or not enough....i think too many. if anyone else thinks so and they mention it then it might be worth looking at it. i mention it only because i found the rest of it so outstanding.
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hackneybloke said 2286 days ago (February 21st, 2011)
wow mo
ok well i take it back re the autotune....how strange...i listened again...and i can hear it without also....must be one of those weird coincidences.....and maybe you should do a cher autotune tune....after all it made her a few bucks. i'll manage you. twenty percent....that's my best offer.
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lilmom said 2286 days ago (February 21st, 2011)
Julian
Your points are well taken, and your overall comments are sincerely appreciated. I will certainly take them into consideration if we decide to re-do this one, and definitely when I produce another tune. Thank you so much for your input, the download, and the fav(s). Sylvia (lilmom)
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Moviz said 2286 days ago (February 21st, 2011)
Julian,
will you please put that ear-trumpet away LOLOL. I can't do anything about the music now, because Sylvia told me it's been recorded six years now. It's very flattering actually that you came again to listen and that you like it so much.... so thank you again, cheers M
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Moviz said 2286 days ago (February 21st, 2011)
Dulcet tones Julian
They're called 'Dulcet tones LOL. Now the Cher thing.... problem is I don't look good in black tights anymore, so we wouldn't make much LOL, Cheers M
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jdholliday said 2286 days ago (February 21st, 2011)
what a match!
Wow, Sylvia came up with a masterpiece here and then Maurice writes a masterpiece song to it, by far your best song and performance imho Maurice sir, And Sylvia is such a talented pianist, her style and technique are just as good as it gets, this is an extraordinary collab, 2 masters showing us novices how it's done, Awesome! This really made my day. Thank you both for sharing your music with us. I am blown away by this song!!!!!!!!!!!
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lilmom said 2286 days ago (February 21st, 2011)
James
Lots of hugs and kisses to you from me, my dear friend!!!!!
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Moviz said 2286 days ago (February 21st, 2011)
Very kind
of you James, thank you so much for that wonderful comment.... most pleased you enjoyed our duet, regards M
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lholden said 2286 days ago (February 21st, 2011)
lovely
Maurice, this is really lovely. Excellent work - thanks for sharing;)
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Moviz said 2286 days ago (February 21st, 2011)
Thank you
For listening Laura.... really pleased to see you here, regards M
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KCsGROOVE said 2286 days ago (February 21st, 2011)
can imagine
that lilmom's playing inspired you to these words :-)
Great collab!
Really enjoyed it!
KC
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Moviz said 2286 days ago (February 21st, 2011)
It certainly
did inspire me Cees.... I just loved doing this.... thank you, regards M
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PeterB7858 said 2286 days ago (February 21st, 2011)
Really fine collaboration
Hi Maurice and Sylvia. Really fine collaboration. Maurice you have done a great job turning Sylvia's piano piece into a fine song. The heartfelt vocals are a great match for the nice laid back, bluesy piano. Well done to both of you. Regards, Peter.
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Moviz said 2286 days ago (February 21st, 2011)
Hi Peter
Really appreciate you calling in to listen here..... so pleased you like what we did together; thank you for the compliments, regards M
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alackbass said 2286 days ago (February 21st, 2011)
The Letter ( with Lilmom)
Eddy Arnold would have paid to sing this gem. I tip my cap to the wonderful songwriting team responsible.
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alackbass said 2286 days ago (February 21st, 2011)
One More Thing
What a great painting!
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Moviz said 2286 days ago (February 21st, 2011)
Praise indeed Andrew
So pleased you approve of my addition to Sylvia's work and I appreciate the comment on the painting... very appropriate for the song I thought, regards M
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paul f. page said 2286 days ago (February 21st, 2011)
Smooth...
that's what this is all the way around. I really love the way you handle a song like this, Maurice. You have just absolutely nailed the style and then added your characteristic easy and comfortable style. A marvelous song well performed.
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Moviz said 2286 days ago (February 22nd, 2011)
Thank you Paul
It was great being allowed to perform this song... pleased you liked it, regards M
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neilh79 said 2286 days ago (February 22nd, 2011)
The Letter
Really nice piece love the old fashioned feel to this takes us back to a time when it was all simpler! Kind of a cross between 1920's bar blues with a bit of John Lennon in the vocal. Well done
Moviz said 2286 days ago (February 22nd, 2011)
Ahhh!
I remember those days Neilh when all was simple... very pleased I was able to help you recall that time..... everybody loves the Blues, thanks for calling in, regards m
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Demeter7 said 2286 days ago (February 22nd, 2011)
Aw,
that's a sad song. Beautiful pastel with a timeless appeal. Very appropriate for this song. Well done, Sylvia and Maurice. Thanks.

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Moviz said 2286 days ago (February 22nd, 2011)
Thanks
for listening Char..... appreciate those nice words, regards M
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jodyrush said 2286 days ago (February 22nd, 2011)
Sweet Sound M!
You two did a wonderful job hear. Love the vocals and lyrics.
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Moviz said 2286 days ago (February 22nd, 2011)
Thanks Jody
real pleased you called in to listen, cheers M
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davisamerica said 2286 days ago (February 22nd, 2011)
so how come
I didn't know you were a fantastic artist as well as crooner???? Maurice this tune was a perfect fit for your lyrics and wonderful vocals. Sylvia is just too cool and you guys have made a great team on this...one nit...sorry.... but MORE please. Downloaded and thanks!
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Moviz said 2286 days ago (February 22nd, 2011)
Well Jack,
you know, I'm Jack too.... Jack of all trades and master of none as they say..... I knew you'd like this song, which I agree fits my singing well... thanks for calling with the nice compliments.... I hope there'll be more, regards M
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Moviz said 2286 days ago (February 22nd, 2011)
Ha ha
I mean 'more' songs with Sylvia, not compliments..... although I'll accept those too LOLOL, M
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Roxylee said 2286 days ago (February 22nd, 2011)
Who knew?
that you were a painter with colors, as well as with words. Sylvia's great backing seems like it was made for these lyrics. Sweet collab!
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Moviz said 2286 days ago (February 22nd, 2011)
Thank you Roxie
Your not doing so bad yourself with the play on words..... lovely comment and glad you enjoyed, regards M
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spitlogic said 2286 days ago (February 22nd, 2011)
Hmm
Very well made. You're right; the instrumentation is very inspiring. Great work by all.
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Moviz said 2285 days ago (February 23rd, 2011)
Thanks
for giving this a hearing Mitchell.... pleased you enjoyed it, regards M
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dave_b said 2285 days ago (February 22nd, 2011)
The Letter
Kinda reminds me of a Ray Charles tune. Nice changes, well played and sung.
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lilmom said 2285 days ago (February 23rd, 2011)
Dave
When i wrote this music, Ray Charles style was exactly what I was going for. So you're comment really hits home. Thanks for the listen and encouragement. Sylvia
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Moviz said 2285 days ago (February 23rd, 2011)
Yes Dave and Sylvia
the Ray Charles feel is what gives this that wonderful 'edge'.... thanks for listening Dave, much appreciated, M
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DWL said 2285 days ago (February 23rd, 2011)
Multi talented?
An artist as well, I'm impressed. Nice picture and the song is excellent.

Old style blues ballad. This works really well. Smoky clubs come to mind.

Nice work from you both.

Cheers

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Moviz said 2285 days ago (February 23rd, 2011)
Thanks Dick
Yes, I really like this style of song and it suited me down to the ground.... glad you agree; thank you for the kind words, regards M
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scofugate said 2285 days ago (February 23rd, 2011)
Thanks M and Lilmom
for the heads up!!
Love the slow blues!!
You guys nailed it. Your voice is just great here
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Moviz said 2285 days ago (February 23rd, 2011)
Scott
I can't see you.... my eyes... my eyes.... LOL Thanks for giving this one a listen from your busy schedule.... thought you would like this, regards M
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Moviz said 2284 days ago (February 23rd, 2011)
Ahh!
Back for business LOL, M
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BlueAttitude said 2285 days ago (February 23rd, 2011)
Nice!
I dig your vocals, you are what I would call a character singer, just a very nice quality to your voice. Nice job on the lyrics too, and very classy backing track. Good song!
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Moviz said 2284 days ago (February 23rd, 2011)
Thanks
for calling round here BA.... most appreciative of those kind words, tho' the character changes with the genres it seems LOL.... the great track behind me is entirely down to Lilmom (Sylvia) who tempts me every now and then, with her musical delights LOL, regards M
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Lagusaya2 said 2284 days ago (February 23rd, 2011)
Hi Lil and Mo
Wonderful music...my cup of warm tea in a cold nite here in Vancouver!

Love this!!! Kudos!
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Moviz said 2284 days ago (February 24th, 2011)
HI Stan
very pleased this brings a sense of calm up there.... or is it the tea that's doing it LOL.... thank you for calling, cheers M
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fasteddie said 2284 days ago (February 23rd, 2011)
M and Sylvia
You all do really great work together.

The only appropriate description of this song that comes to mind is smooooooooth.

Exceptionally well done.
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Moviz said 2284 days ago (February 24th, 2011)
Smooth
but with a few strategic croaks.... Thanks Michael for the kind words.... most welcome, regards M
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ShadowofNine said 2284 days ago (February 24th, 2011)
Bravo
To you both, blessed music....
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Moviz said 2284 days ago (February 24th, 2011)
Hi Dave
Thank you for dropping by, regards M
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Bowman said 2284 days ago (February 24th, 2011)
Hard to believe
you added to this wonderful track rather than building together from the ground up. Great lyrical bluesy tune that you took and beautifully danced with.
Cheers,
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Moviz said 2284 days ago (February 24th, 2011)
That's
one of the hardest things Charlie, to get the sound matching up, but as you say we managed successfully on this occasion.... Thank you for those words and very pleased you liked this, regards M
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apb said 2282 days ago (February 25th, 2011)
Smouldering....

I enjoyed that. Thanks Maurice & Sylvia. Nice pastel painting too.
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Moviz said 2282 days ago (February 25th, 2011)
Thanks
for dropping in to listen Alan.... glad you liked it, cheers M
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Daugrin said 2281 days ago (February 26th, 2011)
The Letter arrives
Two of my favorites together naturally...

Daug
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Moviz said 2281 days ago (February 27th, 2011)
Thanks
for taking time out to 'paws' and comment Daug....much appreciated, regards M
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awigze said 2281 days ago (February 26th, 2011)
Maurice and Sylvia
OK - that's it! you guys are great together! Wow this sounds so natural- your vocals are very personable and whoever owns that pastel must certainly enjoy it day to day.... now I want one too!
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Moviz said 2281 days ago (February 27th, 2011)
Thanks Andy
So pleased you caught this and like what we did...... appreciate the kind words. I haven't a clue who now owns the painting, it measured 20"x 25", so quite big; but I'd like it back for myself LOL. If I sent you a pastel all that way, there'd probably be nothing on the paper by the time it arrived, cheers and thanks again M
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lilmom said 2281 days ago (February 27th, 2011)
Andy
I'm really glad you found this one. Thanks for your listening time and support! It's nice to have friends in high places!
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Symphony101 said 2281 days ago (February 27th, 2011)
This is so beautiful
Great choice Maurice on the track and what a great performance ! I'm truly amazed by (all) your skills !
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Moviz said 2281 days ago (February 27th, 2011)
Yves,
Thank you for listening and the very nice words...... I'm very pleased you like this and you can hear with Sylvia's work why I would want to sing along, regards M
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grahame1956 said 2281 days ago (February 27th, 2011)
Very Nice
A really nice top drawer song produced really well. Delivered laid back - I can see you doing this in a smoky club while the ladies drool!!
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Moviz said 2281 days ago (February 27th, 2011)
Hi Grahame
Looks like we're almost neighbours. Thanks so much for calling in to listen to this..... very pleased with your kind comment and going to listen your songs now, regards M
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Little_Hooligan said 2280 days ago (February 28th, 2011)
Nice Old Time Feeling
Sylvia's prime at providing those nostalgic chords. Your singing style for this reminded me a little of Brook Benton..Heartfelt lyrics.. My compliments to both of you
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Moviz said 2280 days ago (February 28th, 2011)
Nice of you
to call in with this nice comment Joyce, thank you for listening, regards M
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Bob Rodgers said 2278 days ago (March 1st, 2011)
Yes
a lovely song Maurice and a wonderful collab, enjoyed your vocals and I love Sylvia's piano playing, great style and very much enjoyed.

Bob
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Moviz said 2278 days ago (March 2nd, 2011)
Thanks
for coming back here Bob... much appreciated, cheers M
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Jarvoid said 2278 days ago (March 2nd, 2011)
Super collab Mo and Sylvia and
realisation of a great song in a classic style.
I saved the artwork and enlarged it ,then you can see the suitability of it cos of the letter that she is holding...grat work a;; round Maurice,pastel picture painting ballad and blues....you may have just another genre bumo in the road !!

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Moviz said 2277 days ago (March 3rd, 2011)
Thanks Chris
Just surprised that you were able to enlarge it, after all the probs i had to get an image off the small photo I had and yes the letter making it so relevant to the song, but she's also looking at the rose on the table. Very pleased you like the song and performances too, regards M
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blaky smith said 2271 days ago (March 9th, 2011)
Beautiful
what a beautiful romantic music and what a great pleasure to hear you singing on this piece Maurice, really beautiful...
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Moviz said 2270 days ago (March 9th, 2011)
Marc,
Really good to see you around again. Thank you for listening and for the very kind words , regards M
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