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This song was actually inspired by Karen and Vic in Chat. He was talking about how spread out his family is and their mother was faced with seeing her children only sparsely. Although some grand children were nearby. It got me to thinking about the vast distances between loved ones back in the day of immigration from Ireland…by sea to America and Canada. To places like Ellis Island, Boston and Galveston. Where loved ones would leave out of necessity , never to be seen again. A departure not like death, but in many ways more poignant. In Gwedore of Donegal, Ireland, along the road from Falcarragh, family would walk with their departing loved one to The Bridge of Tears. Say goodbye and part there to return to their homes not knowing each other's futures. Were they to be safe? Will they ever be seen again. Not knowing when, if or how they oneday might pass away.

Also the recent passing of my uncle got me to thinking about my parents, sister and other loved ones who have gone before to be with the Lord.

The song also embodies some core beliefs that I have held for many years. Spirits, soul mates, kindred souls seem drawn together as if they were created near to one another at the beginning of creation. The Shadow of God’s Wings. Psalm 17:8 Keep me as the apple of your eye; hide me in the shadow of your wings. Offering protection to those even in times of great distress. Others who have passed on all too soon are embedded in this song. Erica, Ed, Gary.... A gathering again. God's Promise that we will someday be together again.

I can only guess the thoughts of those who have helped so generously to this song.

They are:
Jim (Ren-Tin-10) Electric Guitar (thank you thank you for the sweet solo and your enthusiastic encouragement… and video.)
DavisAmerica2 (Terry) – Vocals- You brought it up to the level it needed
KTB (John) Piano- sometimes I just mute everything out and just listen.
Pickquickrecords (Chris)- Guitar Effects- the icing on the cake
Scofugate (Scott)- Drums. Scott, Where would I be without you, my friend?

and my self- Vocals, Tenor Sax, mandolin, lyrics, cat herding, pencilled in bass

Many, many thanks to Karen and Jack (for your pushing) for your ears… and Victor for your friendship. This is for Mom!

There are two more version of this song. One with Terry as the lead vocalist and another that is an instrumental that showcases the musicians.

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Lyrics
Will I see you
On the other side
Of the great and vast dark waters?

Can God's angel
take me 'cross to see you
In the night of my deep sorrow?

My pain of missing you
Is like a birthing
A chard of brooding prayer.

How much I love ye
And will forever-
My Spirit born next to yours.

I am tired
And I grow weary
Of this grasp that holds
So fast.

Will our Lord
Hide you safely
In the shadow of His wings?

I watch
With all His Promise
That there'll be
agatherin' again
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magnatone said 1970 days ago (December 8th, 2011)
Dark Waters
oh this sounds SO WONDERFUL you guys! congrats to each of you. it was a real pleasure being a fly on the wall listening to this project develop. andy, you put all of this together masterfully - i just absolutely love it!
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awigze said 1970 days ago (December 8th, 2011)
Karen
So glad to have had you along. I wanted you to play the piano but you floated me over to KTB. Man, what a find. I have pestered him to no end ever since. We have another song in the works. Scott threw in on it too. Just absolutely love you Karen. Thanks for all the encouragement over the years... he he... sound like a couple of old farts.
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magnatone said 1970 days ago (December 8th, 2011)
heh

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Daugrin said 1970 days ago (December 8th, 2011)
Been here...
Played this a million times...
Thanks for sharing your talents Andy. Great group of collabers on the tune...

Daug
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awigze said 1970 days ago (December 8th, 2011)
Been here and back
But not quite like this..... ya.. I know what you're saying.... and... I tweaked this a million times. Thanks for your support and friendship, daug.
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kristyjo said 1970 days ago (December 8th, 2011)
This is a time of year
for family, and I can really get into the sentiment of this song. I am amazed at how you put all of the musicians together and got such a fine mix. Congrats, all of you!
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awigze said 1970 days ago (December 8th, 2011)
kristy
thank you! I am amazed too. All these guys are top notch. I would be nothing without them. We need people and this song brings it out along with the time of year - you are so right.
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ChristopherCihon said 1970 days ago (December 8th, 2011)
Brother...
all ya need is the "nod"...I can't wait to improv with ya again. GREAT tune Andy! Thanks for letting me play on this.

Chris \m/ \m/
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awigze said 1970 days ago (December 9th, 2011)
Chris!
Thank you tons! Brother, I owe ya big. This part really makes the song float.
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gadzooks said 1970 days ago (December 9th, 2011)
Dark Waters
Nice tune and mix. Good vocals and harmonies. Great playing by everyone ... really like the piano!!... steel guitar? Congrats on an excellent collab and an inspiring tune ... love the drifty ending.
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awigze said 1969 days ago (December 9th, 2011)
Gadz
Thanks. I love that piano part too. John knocked that out of the park. Very nuanced. The 'steel' is Chris and some sweet slide guitar work. I plan on putting up an instrumental where the piano will really shine thru.
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ktb said 1970 days ago (December 9th, 2011)
Dark Waters
Andy (and Karen :-) I appreciate the invite. This sounds really textured and full. I love the progression, and the final mix is fab. Very lush sir.
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awigze said 1969 days ago (December 9th, 2011)
Ktb
What can I tell ya. This meant so much to me and to have you carry the piano was a real gift. Karen guided me your way and am really glad she did. I'll leave you alone for awhile- after this next one :)
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PaulaMunk said 1970 days ago (December 9th, 2011)
Bittersweet.
I don't know if we see each other again. Maybe, it is not important. There's that passage that there are no husbands and no wives. I kind of would like to see my cats that passed. Oh, well. Someday, we'll know. Great band. Thanks.
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awigze said 1969 days ago (December 9th, 2011)
Char
I would like to be able to see people again. The bible sez that there are no more tears so that means if your cats are with you again for that to occur then let it be so I have a dog named Chuckles that I would like to go chasin rabbits with again. These guys are a great band - you got that right.
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Outtaorbit said 1970 days ago (December 9th, 2011)
Yes............
Very nicely done--- to all........
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awigze said 1969 days ago (December 9th, 2011)
Orbit
Thanks. See you soon!
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davisamerica said 1970 days ago (December 9th, 2011)
Dec. 1970
I fell in love with a piece of vinyl. "All Things Must Pass" was a spiritual and textured beauty of an album ..... this track takes me back. About the band ... some of the best here and they sound fantastic. Mr. Sax it is good to hear your "Voice" .... terrific track..... downloaded.
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davisamerica said 1970 days ago (December 9th, 2011)
btw .....
where's the vid???
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Ren-Tin-10 said 1970 days ago (December 9th, 2011)
Socorro Rides On!
Video should be on YouTube later today. I'll let you know.

I had a blast throwing down on this! Any time you need a collaborator, let me know.

Cheers,
Jim
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bud said 1970 days ago (December 9th, 2011)
Great collab
I like the easy stroll - has a country Pink Floyd feel somehow.
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awigze said 1968 days ago (December 10th, 2011)
Bud
Had a heck of a time figurin out what the genre ought to be. Great group to have worked with.
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Feter said 1970 days ago (December 9th, 2011)
Dark Waters
I so relate to this song ...wonderful parcel of emotions here ...kudos to all !
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awigze said 1968 days ago (December 10th, 2011)
Feter
People shouldn't be apart. Especially the ones we love. Thanks sir. always good to see you around these parts.
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richard13 said 1970 days ago (December 9th, 2011)
Very nice Andy
in sentiment and execution.
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awigze said 1968 days ago (December 10th, 2011)
richard
thanks. glad you could relate to the work. Great group of folks here
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Silky5 said 1970 days ago (December 9th, 2011)
Wonderful
Lovely live feel and expertly manifested. Great playing singing all round
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awigze said 1968 days ago (December 10th, 2011)
Silky
I am so diggin this song, Glad you got to hear it and thanks for taking the time to comment
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Jarvoid said 1970 days ago (December 9th, 2011)
really very nice
music and performances by one and all...this track is great...where can one hear the other two versions, out of curiosity?

See you.you've piqued my curiosity and that aint alaways a good thing....I'll fret and waste away now !


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awigze said 1968 days ago (December 10th, 2011)
jar of void
dont get your kinickers in a wad.... more soon... before the year is out likely, but I'll send you a copy of it if you must....
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DWL said 1970 days ago (December 9th, 2011)
A gospel feel
that works well.

Nice chord progression and fine performances.

Cheers

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awigze said 1968 days ago (December 10th, 2011)
DWL
thanks for the comment - wish we could all get together with these fine folks and have a live go at the song.
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davisamerica2 said 1969 days ago (December 9th, 2011)
This is one gorgeous song!
I truly believe that there are many times in our lives where "See you later" is more appropriate than "Goodbye," and I look forward to that reunion. Thanks for letting me join in on this Andy. It's always an honor to play with such a talented bunch. Great performance by all, and a great mix.
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awigze said 1968 days ago (December 10th, 2011)
Terry
Terry, Terry... what can I say, I am so glad that you like the tune enough to get behind the project. Thanks ! See you later!
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davisamerica2 said 1967 days ago (December 11th, 2011)
Oh yeah,
Later, dude.
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alackbass said 1969 days ago (December 9th, 2011)
Dark Waters
Great idea for a song and a lovely melody! Nice lyrics. Great band. But that's what we've come to expect!
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awigze said 1968 days ago (December 10th, 2011)
Andrew
great comment - thanks- glad you listened to this one,
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egobandit said 1969 days ago (December 9th, 2011)
this is like a super duper collab
Where have I been, what fascinates me the most is the fact that all these elements by all of these different artist come together so seamlessly. THere will be a gathering again those who rise out of the memorial tombs will cry with happiness to see their loved ones again!
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awigze said 1968 days ago (December 10th, 2011)
EB
I think you are on to something here... thanks for the listen and understanding something about this-but especially the nod to these great artist....
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Alannah said 1969 days ago (December 9th, 2011)
Thank Goodness ....
... for the cat herding .... great job Andy et al .....
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awigze said 1968 days ago (December 10th, 2011)
Alannah
Hey! glad you came by to listen.... hope to see you soon.
A
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scofugate said 1968 days ago (December 10th, 2011)
All
Thank you all for letting me jam on this wonderful tune, sorry it took me so long, i cant catch a break with time it seems. Thank you all!!!
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awigze said 1968 days ago (December 10th, 2011)
Scott
scott scott scott.... Letting you/. Man- you just dont know how happy it made me to know that you were working on the song... I wasnt worried at all about how long it was taking.... and it wasnt that long really- Because to wait for your drum parts were well worth it! Thank you!
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dave_b said 1967 days ago (December 11th, 2011)
Dark Waters
Great job by this all-star band. I like the hook, and the lyric develops it well. Melody and arrangement support the theme well. The expressive sax sounds pensive.
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awigze said 1967 days ago (December 11th, 2011)
Dave
Thanks... glad you listened.... Thanks for taking the time to comment.
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sheilad said 1967 days ago (December 11th, 2011)
you are so right
on so many things but especially on the beauty of the piano work. Incredible collab
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awigze said 1967 days ago (December 11th, 2011)
Sheila
I am happy to know that Chris was being supervised during his recording session on this song. I love that piano.... KTB is tops and ranks right up with the rest of these folks on this collab.
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sheilad said 1967 days ago (December 11th, 2011)
I have to watch that boy
like a hawk! Too many shiny things. I should have him just cranking out the tunes in 4 days!

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kassia said 1967 days ago (December 11th, 2011)
jack is rubbing off on you
awesome tune and even awesomer production. andy, you mixed magic here. an amazing group of artists, but this piece is so much greater than just the sum of its parts. kudos to all of you and thank you.
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awigze said 1967 days ago (December 12th, 2011)
Shay
Thanks Shay. Your words about the sum of it's parts is , I believe what we are all striving for when we collaborate with each other. Thanks. Hope to collaborate with you again someday.... (Shine)
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KCsGROOVE said 1966 days ago (December 12th, 2011)
great song
And i can relate to the words ... Lost quite a few friends and relatives in recent years.
A fine song and well played and sung!
Fav and download! :-)
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awigze said 1966 days ago (December 12th, 2011)
KC
Its sometime hard to relate to such things but it gives people understanding at least... wisdom maybe some. Thanks for the comment and the greatest compliment is the download!
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Ibstrat said 1964 days ago (December 14th, 2011)
This
reminds me of one of my favorite bands "The Band." Sounds amazing, great song!

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awigze said 1964 days ago (December 14th, 2011)
LB
Thanks! I imagine we collectively all count The Band as one of our favorites... I am not sure as we never actually had that kind of conversation... but it all has to come from somewhere in the mix. Thanks for the kind words. All these guys are great...
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Bob Rodgers said 1964 days ago (December 14th, 2011)
I
love the laid back feel to this wonderful song, a great melody and arrangement with some fine musicians playing on this collab.
The piano sounds great and I love your sax Andy.
Good vocals and very much enjoyed.

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awigze said 1964 days ago (December 14th, 2011)
Bob
a very cool comment to a bunch of cool guys. Wish we could all play live, but then- that's how fist fights get started. ; )
The piano is the key to this song. I am going to work on the instrumental of this soon

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VicDiesel said 1962 days ago (December 16th, 2011)
Melancholy, wistful
Well, that's unexpected to find out that I contributed in inspiring such a deepfelt tune. It's beautiful. Great song.
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awigze said 1962 days ago (December 16th, 2011)
Victor
amazing where inspiration can come from. Thanks Vic. Hope to see you again soon.
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TvRicky said 1465 days ago (April 26th, 2013)
"My pain of missing you"
Such a wonderful Musical presentation and the description is both moving and inspirational...Can't help but feel this deeply emotional piece my friend..Wonderful...Mix Magic..Musicianship Supreme...Sound for Days..

A SincerelyZipped, TvRicky
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awigze said 1465 days ago (April 26th, 2013)
TVRicky
thanks my friend. Glad you got to hear this.
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Cheeto said 612 days ago (August 28th, 2015)
...very...very good
How did I miss this gem of a song! Absolutely love it!
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awigze said 608 days ago (August 31st, 2015)
Thanks
Chip boy.
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