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Brother of Mine



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Indulge me as I post another remix/repost in the long line of reconstituting the deleted tunes of my song list...

From 2007:
My youngest brother Gordon turns (turned) 50 on November 2, 2007. He lives with my Dad. Since my Mom passed away in 1992, Gordon has been there for my Dad in so many ways. They have become inseparable buddies. This song especially has meaning besides the fact that Gordon is my brother. Gordon entered life with some real limitations and challenges that most of us don't have to deal with. Despite those hurdles he graduated from high school. He learned to drive. He has been a most responsible employee at Coca-Cola in Miami for over two decades. And to top it off, he makes their household work, keeps my Dad in line (LOL) and keeps him company. Add to that he is a great brother and the best Uncle/Grand-Uncle there is!

Photo is of Gordon with two of my grandkids, Dominic and Julia.

Vocals, guitar, harmonica: Jack Miller
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Some say he's just a man of meager means
That doesn't mean he's what he seems.
He puts his time in every day
Whether at work, at home, or play.

And if you knew him you could tell
Hanging out with him is really swell.
And like you and me, he's just making his way,
This brother of mine, he's one of a kind.

They say don't judge by what you see
Looking at things falsely, outwardly.
There's more than meets the eye, I'm here to say
A lesson to be learned with him every day.


You may wonder why I make such a deal
About my brother and how I feel.
It's just to let him know, do what I can
To communicate he's quite the man.


© 2007 Jack Miller/Dadai
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Uploaded: Jun 09, 2011 - 11:11:47 PM
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Warren Smith said 2354 days ago (June 10th, 2011)
Salt of the Earth
A nice testimony to a man who is "the salt of the earth."

I think your simplified, straightforward approach aptly underscores the narrative.

It's not always easy to put these feelings into words. I think this hits the target of honesty.
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Dadai.2 said 2354 days ago (June 10th, 2011)
"salt of the earth"
Warren, that says it all. Wonderful and thoughtful comments. Many thanks.

davisamerica said 2354 days ago (June 10th, 2011)
what a wonderful track
jack ... thanks for sharing the "back story" ... such great heart and performance. Hats off Sir.
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Dadai.2 said 2354 days ago (June 10th, 2011)
You are too kind... no, you are who you are, a generous musician and all-around good guy.

Feter said 2354 days ago (June 10th, 2011)
Brother of Mine
Very nice story teller song ...it gives a lot between the lines and it just so nice to hear your harmonica sings as well ... God Bless ..thanks alot for sharing !!
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Dadai.2 said 2354 days ago (June 10th, 2011)
One day... one day, we must meet up. You're a gem. Thanks.

neilh79 said 2354 days ago (June 10th, 2011)
Brother of Mine
Really great country vibe going down, love the story behind this, lovely song, really like your music you are very talented
alackbass said 2354 days ago (June 10th, 2011)
Brother of Mine
A lovely and heartfelt tribute. Excellent sounding recording. The harp sounds great!
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egobandit said 2354 days ago (June 10th, 2011)
I just lost my brother, so this song was a bit hard for me. I must say its a great tribute sounds like a great guy. there nothing like a brother the things you share, the way you interact its something no one else can understand but a brother. Great song!
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gadzooks said 2354 days ago (June 10th, 2011)
Brother of Mine
The harmonica and guitar got me from the start. I love the sincerity behind your story. He sounds like a wonderful brother. Good mix ... everything is clear and your performance is heartfelt.
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Vic Holman said 2354 days ago (June 10th, 2011)
Jack, you have been doing a great job on these remasterings. another fine example on this mj oldie
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Carrie71 said 2353 days ago (June 11th, 2011)
Brother of Mine...
I faved after just reading the description! Great tune! Love the harmonica, but the lyrics are absolutely wonderful. Thanks.
dave_b said 2353 days ago (June 11th, 2011)
Brother of Mine
I like the harp and the strumming. Nice change over "making his way". Heartfelt lyric and really nice tribute.
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PeterB7858 said 2353 days ago (June 12th, 2011)
Sung from the heart
Hi Jack. Nice story. Hope your brother was pleased. Simple, effective song sung from the heart. Enjoyed. Warm regards, Peter.
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KCsGROOVE said 2352 days ago (June 12th, 2011)
Fine tribute
to your brother!
I have one brother and he's also very close to me, although we're very different.
Fine song! Can relate to it!
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TobinMueller said 2352 days ago (June 12th, 2011)
Nice warm song, with acoustic depth and clarity. The harmonic sound great. Could back off even a tad more on the reverb, perhaps. But a really nice sound here.

Your brother deserves this tribute. Very sweet of you. Nice.
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mvh9591 said 2352 days ago (June 13th, 2011)
Your younger brother taking care of your dad. That's great. I live a thousand miles away from my parents and I hope my younger brother (who lives within 10 miles of them) will take care of them like I can't. I relate to this - Nice mix...

Enjoyed - Thanks for sharing,

mvh : )
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Jarvoid said 2351 days ago (June 14th, 2011)
Nice tribute
to a well loved sibling,way to go Jack.Very touching.

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magnatone said 2349 days ago (June 15th, 2011)
ack - i posted a comment and then somehow disappeared it while i was trying to post it! what i SAID was, that this is a wonderful tribute to your brother gordon, who sounds like an exceptional, strong and wonderful man. my heart is touched - thank you!
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michaeljayklein said 2348 days ago (June 16th, 2011)
Isn't this the truth?
Alas, I lost my only brother when he was 14, but even that short time we had together, it's many of these same feelings that you expressed here that I've taken with me after he left. Very eloquent, moving and beautifully done Jack--thanks so very much for opening up inside and letting this loose. Michael
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VicDiesel said 2347 days ago (June 17th, 2011)

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jiguma said 2344 days ago (June 21st, 2011)
I think I remember this one - at least I remember Gordon.
I like the lyrics, and am a little envious of the sibling thing - I'm an only child, and although it has never really bothered me, I hear something like this and kind of wonder ...............
Your vocals and lyrics always seem so warm.
Nice post.
Cheers to you and Gordon from Oz,
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jibes said 2343 days ago (June 21st, 2011)
Brother of Mine
Old song new songs I love yours! Great tribute!!!
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Roxylee said 2299 days ago (August 5th, 2011)
This one gets to me
So many "smart" people have big egos and have lost integrity. Gordon is steadfast and a gift to your family, as you recognize. I'm glad you reposted this. It reminds me that simplicity is sweet.
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say said 939 days ago (April 25th, 2015)
Great hearing you again ! it's so lovely!! when hearing it I realized I've heard it before way back in 07-08 , your voice is great here !
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