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Old Friends & Margaritas (Miller-Schletty)



 Genre: Acoustic

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Vocal duet...

I started this song in the fall of 2004, writing and recording the first verse and chorus. I uploaded as a demo in 2006. Now, nine years later and the last verse written, Richard Schletty joins me with his vocal harmony. In fact it was the realization that this song needed a 'Garfunkel' harmony voice to go with my vox that gave me the impetus to finish it.

Back story: What inspired this song was a completely unexpected and unannounced visit in 2004 by a dear friend that my wife and I hadn't seen nor had any contact with for about 20 years. A mutual friend (thanks Boppie) brought her over to our place. We spent the entire day strolling about Santa Barbara, playing Scrabble, drinking a few margaritas, and just talking, reminiscing, laughing, and catching up. This song is for you, Mary Noble...

Rich, thanks for the mixing input and, of course, your wonderful singing. Jack (davisamerica), thanks for your encouragement from the bullpen. Perhaps, this merits a rerecord at some time, certainly because there's some ambient background noise in the guitar track from 2006 which I use here. I bet Rich may do some mixing work on this, as well. So consider this version #1. And if you have any ideas on what could be added/subtracted to bring this song up a notch, please chime in... Hope you like it!

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vs. 1:
Phone call early Sunday morning
Memories flooding back
You almost didn’t even show up
Now tell me, what was that?

It so good to see you my old friend
So good to hear you laugh
Ah, what was it that we shared back then?
We’re still sharing it today.

Old friends and margaritas
Strolling through the years
The memories have faded
But you remain so dear
Old friends and margaritas

Bridge (La’s and da’s)


vs. 2:
Last round, the sun is setting
How did it come to pass?
Can't believe you still remember
Time slipped away so fast.

Touch of grey yet eyes still sparkle
But now the day is done.
Ah, what was it that we had back then?
Good to find it here again.

Chorus - outro
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Uploaded: Sep 02, 2013 - 04:10:57 PM
Last Updated: Jul 07, 2017 - 08:18:28 PM Last Played: Mar 24, 2017 - 07:16:52 PM
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Philip18 said 1541 days ago (September 2nd, 2013)
Old friends
Full of warmth and sincerity. Simple arrangement that suits the heartfelt lyrics. Beautiful work!
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Dadai.2 said 1541 days ago (September 2nd, 2013)
simple and warm...
Thanks, Philip. After sitting on this for so many years, I really didn't know if it would come across as an accessible song or something too sentimental. For me, or course, it is a sentimental reminiscence. Glad to know, you liked it.
Dadai.2 said 1541 days ago (September 2nd, 2013)
iPad users...
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davisamerica said 1541 days ago (September 2nd, 2013)
... the tune just wanted a little "me" time with you .... that's all ... was sweet from first start guys .... love the final!
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Dadai.2 said 1541 days ago (September 2nd, 2013)
"I, me, mine" time...
nine years worth. Heheh...
alackbass said 1541 days ago (September 2nd, 2013)
Old Friends & Margaritas
Nice one Jack. Nothing better than an honest, heartfelt acoustic number.
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Dadai.2 said 1541 days ago (September 2nd, 2013)
Andrew. Nice of you to drop in. I'm behind on your tunes, I'm sure. Need to catch up.
alackbass said 1541 days ago (September 2nd, 2013)
No you're not!
I haven't been very productive these past few months. Nothing new to see (or hear) on my page. But thanks.
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RichardSchletty said 1539 days ago (September 4th, 2013)
Thanks for inviting me in on this. Another song collaboration was long overdue. We did most of our joint productions back in 2004-2008, then I fell off the wagon. You were one of the key people in my journey as a vocal stylist and lyricist-melody maker. Thanks for re-igniting the song campfire again. I love how this song flows timelessly and effortlessly.
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