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When I Grow Up


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FEEL

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I received this gift certificate from Guitar Center for Christmas. I grabbed a 10 dollar coupon, my 9 year old daughter Emily and made a trip down to the local store to see what we could find. After playing as many instruments as possibly, we settled on a Lanikai Ukulele. The two of us later made a date to try a recording session and attempt a song Emily was working on.

One afternoon we bid farewell to the rest of the family, closed the door and laid down some tracks. This was a special occasion, Emily is the first of my clan that I have persuaded to record a song with me. I think the results were pretty good and we had a blast.

Emily Rose = Lyrics/Vocals
Dad = Guitar/Ukulele
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Lyrics
There is something outside, I can't believe I have to do this
I never go and play with my friends I play with myself

I hope that I can have some fun when I grow up
I never will I'll never go to the mall

There is something outside, I can't believe I have to do this
I never go and play with my friends I play with myself

I hope that I can have some fun when I grow up
I never will I'll never go to the mall

I hope you find a home...

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Comments: 55
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Plays: 148
Downloads: 62

Uploaded: Jan 23, 2012 - 04:41:24 PM
Last Updated: Mar 25, 2012 - 10:34:07 AM Last Played: Aug 14, 2017 - 02:52:03 AM
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Comments
sammydix said 2070 days ago (January 23rd, 2012)
Grow up
just reading the info brought on a huge smile. laying down some tracks with just you and your daughter, how cool is that? the results is a really fun song to listen to. great find w/that uke.
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FEEL said 2069 days ago (January 23rd, 2012)
sam
thanks for the kind words

Emily
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RochaMalhada said 2070 days ago (January 23rd, 2012)
!
I love you Emily. Awesome vocals and lyrics - keep it going!

U Harold
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RochaMalhada said 2069 days ago (January 23rd, 2012)
A Monica
just listened to this too. She loves it! She really likes your voice.
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FEEL said 2069 days ago (January 23rd, 2012)
uncle harold and aunt monica
thank you for listening

love Emily
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PeterB7858 said 2069 days ago (January 23rd, 2012)
Great fun
Great work Emily and John. Really pleasing to hear a family team putting together such an enjoyable song. Like the tone you got out of the new uke, John, and Emily, you sing very well and I like your lyrics. Have fun growing up and keep recording music. It is great fun. Regards, Peter.
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FEEL said 2069 days ago (January 23rd, 2012)
peter
iam glad you liked the song

Emily
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TvRicky said 2069 days ago (January 23rd, 2012)
A Father and Daughters Love.
I have 4 daughters and I know the love they give. Wonderful young lady. I am now your fan*****

A SincerelyZipped, TvRicky
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FEEL said 2062 days ago (January 30th, 2012)
Tvricky
thank you for the kind words. p.s I have 2 sisters.
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Cori Ander said 2069 days ago (January 24th, 2012)
Wow
Such a joyous moment! Listening to this was the greatest way for me to start the day!

Emily, you are a great vocalist and lyrics writer!
Just wonderul! So much love behind this collab!
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FEEL said 2062 days ago (January 30th, 2012)
curry
thank you for the kind words and I hope you have a good day.
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PatriciaGirl said 2069 days ago (January 24th, 2012)
hehe just sweet
Precious just so precious. And the fact that shes the first makes it even more special. Tell her she has a lovely voice. Thanks for sharing this precious song.

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FEEL said 2062 days ago (January 30th, 2012)
patriciagirl
thank you I love sharing my song.
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KCsGROOVE said 2069 days ago (January 24th, 2012)
lovely
What a joy to listen to this
Cool playing and great singing! :-)
Gonna listen to it again :-)
KC
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FEEL said 2062 days ago (January 30th, 2012)
kcsgroove
thank you you are so kind.
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neilh79 said 2069 days ago (January 24th, 2012)
When I Grow Up
Shes one hell of a singer for 9 years old, Dad aint half bad either, nice job
FEEL said 2062 days ago (January 30th, 2012)
neilh79
thank you dad did a lot but you are so nice.
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richard13 said 2069 days ago (January 24th, 2012)
Wonderful!
Absolutely joyous first excursion into the realm of musical expression. I hope it was fun for you, Emily, and I'm sure that dad is beaming. My only advice would be not to grow up too quickly.
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FEEL said 2062 days ago (January 30th, 2012)
richard13
thank you but I really don't want to grow up.
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Philip18 said 2069 days ago (January 24th, 2012)
When I grow up
Just beautiful! Love the tone of the uke, and the arrangement is a delight. THe vocal is pure and tuneful with all the childlike sincerity that comes from one so young. Much enjoyed.
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FEEL said 2062 days ago (January 30th, 2012)
philip18
well i do like singing and music so I can be a pop star thank you.
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davisamerica said 2069 days ago (January 24th, 2012)
totally
a beauty!
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grah3am said 2068 days ago (January 24th, 2012)
Smashing
I can't think of a better way to spend one's time. Great tune, emily.
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johnwhitehead said 2068 days ago (January 24th, 2012)
Grow up
This is delightful. Emily rocks! Wonderful groove and production. She's inherited a lot of Dad's talent
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ShadowofNine said 2068 days ago (January 24th, 2012)
When I Grow Up
Very cool, superb...
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Fire_Angel said 2068 days ago (January 24th, 2012)
Holy smoke
What a story and what a result! To put so much emotion into a vocal performance at such an age is amazing. Keep singing little lady...

You did a great thing helping her get started making music.
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Les_Kloo said 2068 days ago (January 24th, 2012)
When I Grow Up
Musical talent is surely running in this family. Really a fine tune and expertly performed. Big smiles.
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hackneybloke said 2068 days ago (January 25th, 2012)
when i grow up
hey john
this is really REALLY good. emily's got a great voice....the song sounds material for background music on tv commercials. i hope you can persuade her to do more. i've been trying to get my dad to sing on one of mine....but he has the attention span of a gnat......with asperger's.

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rok41 said 2068 days ago (January 25th, 2012)
When I Grow Up
Wow! This is really good, Emily's intonation is great! Guitar and Uke work is perfect for this kind of song. Enjoyable listen!
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Demeter7 said 2068 days ago (January 25th, 2012)
Now that's
the way to get a lead singer...make one! Well done, Emily. John, your chops on the guitar and the ukelele are considerable. Thanks, band.
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gadzooks said 2068 days ago (January 25th, 2012)
When I Grow Up
This is so nice ... I have two daughters and I can relate. I have to let them hear this. Emily has a wonderful voice. Nice job musically...it's perfect. Thanks for this wonderful post.
SG
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ktb said 2068 days ago (January 25th, 2012)
wow
Kudo's to Emily Rose, and Dad too. sweet
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magnatone said 2068 days ago (January 25th, 2012)
When I Grow Up
there is more music in this family than occurs in most whole towns! congrats to emily - this is absolutely wonderful, as are you, dad!
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SISTERS said 2068 days ago (January 25th, 2012)
magic
9 year old harmony! she's great - you're great, this is GREAT!
really cool music, and your girl's a natch.
so swell,
Anne
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Doadars Uncle said 2068 days ago (January 25th, 2012)
Great!
Just what I wanted to hear today! Wonderful and very cheerful!
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jiguma said 2068 days ago (January 25th, 2012)
Go Emily!
I love it when MJers bring their kids (or grandkids) along with a self-written song. I remember Walt Vandervelde introducing his daughter Flo, and this reminds me a lot of the warm, good feeling I got when listening to Flo's tune.
Emily has a really nice voice (did she do the harmony or was that done in software?), and the words are very well done. Of course the backing is just right!
I definitely want to encourage you to do more songs Emily - you have obviously inherited some of your dad's talent.
:)
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MarkHolbrook said 2068 days ago (January 25th, 2012)
I'm with Sammy
on this... Could not stop smiling John! Fabulous!

Emily I expect to see you here making music and blowing us all away!
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drakonis said 2068 days ago (January 25th, 2012)
What fun
Talk about cross-inspiration... I can tell you both had a blast, and this collaborative project will be an awesome treasure to revisit through the years. Beautiful smiles in the music and picture, and a great singing voice already! Pretty darned good uke-playing too! But don't hold her to the "I'll NEVER go to the mall" line... she can go sometimes, right? :-)
ttfn,
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Vic Holman said 2067 days ago (January 25th, 2012)
When I Grow Up
talent runs in the family!

awesome job emily and john! ......... i hope the two of you record some more in the future.
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Outtaorbit said 2067 days ago (January 25th, 2012)
Wonderful....
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papag said 2067 days ago (January 25th, 2012)
That's the stuff
Sweet memories and a great gift you both can share forever. Music is so cool... I hope your daughter keeps it going.

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Saltaireguru77 said 2067 days ago (January 26th, 2012)
When I grow up
Brilliant stuff. Emily, I'm not going to patronise you because you're 9, I'm going to treat you at the same level as every other person on this site. Your singing is awesome! And I love the lyrics too - I tend to struggle writing lyrics so really appreciate when it's done well. It's great to hear father and daughter playing together here and having a blast. I hope to hear a lot more from the both of you - well done!
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dave_b said 2067 days ago (January 26th, 2012)
When I Grow Up
Vocals are true and sweet. The uke is a really nice flavor in the mix. I hope Emily keeps at it, she has talent.
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Sigmund said 2067 days ago (January 26th, 2012)
When I Grow Up
What nice song - so nicely played, and so very nicely sung! Much enjoyed this - thank you!
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Reinholt56 said 2066 days ago (January 26th, 2012)
Hi Emily and Dad...
This song is wonderful. It was the first thing I listened to this morning and it's made me feel good.

Emily your voice is perfect for this song and Dad's playing is the tops. What a great song duo you are.

I hope you do more songs because that is what the world needs right now. I know I need them too.

Take care.

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jibes said 2065 days ago (January 27th, 2012)
When I Grow Up
I'm so impressed, not only by your Girl's song and singing but your Ukelele playing! Great!!
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egobandit said 2065 days ago (January 27th, 2012)
Clan
I like that you think of it that way I also think it that way but my wife would hit me with a steel pot, your daughter really shine in this
Im glad you could get the time to make this wonderful recording ukelele and all
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T_Being_esq said 2065 days ago (January 28th, 2012)
Aren't Uke's great
I love this and your daughter sounds like a young Kirsty MacColl. What could you want
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Moviz said 2064 days ago (January 28th, 2012)
What a great
performer she is too... so confident and pitch perfect and a writer to boot..... terrific..... lovely lively little song full of light, regards M
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alackbass said 2064 days ago (January 29th, 2012)
When I Grow Up
This is incredible! The vibe created by the ukulele is outstanding. The production and arrangement are pro in every way! But what makes this a huge winner is the singer! Such a charming voice. Spot on intonation. Great harmonies! A must have for the iPod! Downloaded!
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Ed Hannifin said 2063 days ago (January 29th, 2012)
Really nicely done...
Strong lyrics, great vocals, and a really neat ukulele rhythm... Cool all the way around...
DWL said 2063 days ago (January 30th, 2012)
A deserved No. 1
lovely work from you both. Great melody line. Not at all what I was expecting.

Nice picking as well!

Cheers

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Loob said 2063 days ago (January 30th, 2012)
The apple is very near the tree.
I can tell she is enjoying this, as much as you are! The start of a family tradition! Let us know when you have the cd on the market!
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Bob Rodgers said 2063 days ago (January 30th, 2012)
Emily
has a lovely voice and I like the lyrics, it was great to hear her sing this.
A lovely piece of music too, I enjoyed the uke.
A wonderful collab with your daughter and good to read how it all came together, very much enjoyed.

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TobinMueller said 2059 days ago (February 3rd, 2012)
Ukelele Eureka!
The uke sounds FANTASTIC on this. Like a cross between a uke and mandolin. Really nice. I look forward to hearing the many other things you'll do with it. Great family collaboration!
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paralax said 2040 days ago (February 22nd, 2012)
A chip off the ole block
this is a great song go emily!! she has a very nice voice.great job on the uke also as well as guitar. very nice thanks for posting.
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