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Farewell to the Flowers



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There comes a time when we all have to say farewell to the flowers

Music & Lyrics by Julian Sims
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Farewell to the flowers
farewell to the trees
Farewell to the birds
Farewell to the bees

I have come to say goodbye
I am singing my last rhyme
Hold my hand
Remember all the love we shared
Farewell to that
Goodbye this time

Though these arms no longer hold you
And these eyes can all but see
I will stay forever folded
In annals of our history

Dry your eyes
Don't shed no tear
I leave you now
My conscience clear
My parting's sweet
My memories belong
To this farewell
My dying song

Farewell to the flowers
Pass my coat
Where's my hat?
Farewell to tears and laughter
Fare-thee-well to all that
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Plays: 130
Downloads: 49

Uploaded: Nov 01, 2014 - 07:25:22 PM
Last Updated: Nov 02, 2014 - 09:54:12 AM Last Played: Mar 27, 2017 - 04:30:22 AM
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KCsGROOVE said 1057 days ago (November 2nd, 2014)
Hey Julian, good to see you back, has been a long time
wonderful vocals
good song
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alackbass said 1057 days ago (November 2nd, 2014)
Farewell to the Flowers
So good to hear something new from you. Well written tune. Great vocal and nice harmonies. Lovely playing and an excellent solo. I hope the lyrics are in some way figurative and not literal. I hate goodbyes so I'll just say "see you later my friend."
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lengold said 1057 days ago (November 2nd, 2014)
song... Really loved it and downloaded.
Quite a surprise, what was the inspiration?

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magnatone said 1057 days ago (November 2nd, 2014)
Farewell to the Flowers
omg - it's so great to hear something new from you. This is beautiful and an instant download. THANK YOU!!!
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davajonah said 1057 days ago (November 2nd, 2014)
What a lovely song. It has an almost calypso feel. Nice lyrics, well played and recorded. Altogether very nice!
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Charday said 1056 days ago (November 3rd, 2014)
Hey Bro!
glad to see you back making music, you have such a beautiful way about your compositions, you inspire me! Jdholliday
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jiguma said 1055 days ago (November 3rd, 2014)
Nice to see a new song from you Julian
A very enjoyable performance - I keep waiting for the gospel choir to join in :)
Looking forward to hearing your next.
Cheers from Oz,
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FEEL said 1055 days ago (November 4th, 2014)
Nice recording
The mix sounds great and a fine composition. I like the melody and the accompaniment. Vocals and harmonies are strong.
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MacFerret said 1054 days ago (November 5th, 2014)
Lovely vocal. Very moving lyrics and an anthemic quality. Top stuff.
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Moviz said 1054 days ago (November 5th, 2014)
Got a
Happy feel even though the lyrics have such a nostalgic feel about them.....love the clarity and those beautiful harmonies.....the song has a sort of 'New Seekers' vibe to it don't you think? voice is sounding great Julian, regards M
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DWL said 1054 days ago (November 5th, 2014)
As Neil said
where's the gospel choir?

Lovely work Julian. The tune belies the melancholy in the lyrics (or at least it does for me).



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PeterB7858 said 1053 days ago (November 6th, 2014)
Farewell to the Flowers
The acoustic opening made me wonder whether you are still playing the guitar parts with a missing string... :-) Trademark vocals - clear and pure. Gospel folk from Hackney. Who'd have thunk? Great to hear a new one from you, Julian. Take care, Peter.
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Philip18 said 1052 days ago (November 7th, 2014)
Farewell to the Flowers
I like the warm guitar and the velvet vocal. Bouncy solo works well. Harmonies add richness. Interesting juxtaposition of sad lyrics with a happy sort of style. As always, excellent work, Julian!
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alley-oop said 1051 days ago (November 8th, 2014)
I love this song.
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bud said 1050 days ago (November 8th, 2014)
Beautiful song - timeless
your vocal is so good - really perfect for the style and subject. Nice that you kept the arrangement as spare as you did. Nice how you save the harmony for after the break. Wonderful.
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richard13 said 1049 days ago (November 10th, 2014)
Damn fine work J
What everybody else said: nice song, good lyrics, beautiful delivery, etc. It all works well together. Lovely post Julian and it is good to hear you back again.
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MotherofMeursault said 1048 days ago (November 10th, 2014)
Your vocal
is strong and fine; and I really love the emotional richness of your upbeat melody, straight-ahead delivery and mournful, clever lyrics. Harmonies at 2:58 were unexpected and tore me apart.... marvelous stuff!
On an unrelated note: I got a narrow, sporty kayak this summer, and can't even put its exoskeletal loveliness into the water without silently blessing your name!

Much love to you, Julian,

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paul f. page said 1047 days ago (November 12th, 2014)
All the above...and...
1) the accompaniment (especially the extremely well-balanced bass) is perfect for this song and played with agility and precision. Just delightful. Nice solo bridge.
2) the musical form is especially pleasing because it is simple, not overly repetitive, and is easy to remember  — almost like a hymn or a folk song. Excellent choice for the conveyance of this straight-forward lyrical message.
3) Your voice is so clear and pleasant to listen to.
Very very nice song, indeed. Congratulations on every aspect of its creation.
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CharlyDeeCynthius said 1037 days ago (November 22nd, 2014)
Gran bel pezzo l'ho molto apprezzato...ti faccio i miei sinceri complimenti!!!
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Bob Rodgers said 1036 days ago (November 23rd, 2014)
to hear a new one Julian, this is superb!
Great writing, vocals and harmonies, a wonderful recording, very much enjoyed!

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Little_Hooligan said 985 days ago (January 12th, 2015)
Long Time No Hear
Julian.. Just returned from a long absence and you were my first listening spot and you sound as terrific as ever. This made for a timeless, folk influenced composition. Your gorgeous voice is crystal clear as well as your playing. Superb harmonies on the 2nd half..just in the right place.. Nice ending
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Bob6stringer said 874 days ago (May 3rd, 2015)
Sweet and clear
Clicking the AirPlay icon > Apple TV > Rotel areamp > high-end speakers > > Ears > Brain...

Yes, wow. poetry so concise, message simple and clear, vocals perfectly clean and just right on. A pleasure to be given this musical gift. If I ever have to deal with a breakup this is a good tune to listen to...to pretend I'm the one doing it, and that I'm okay with the parting!
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Hickling_Stan said 552 days ago (March 21st, 2016)
Catching up
One I have previously missed. jaunty tune with poignant lyrics....trademark hackney perhaps. A download for the collection thanks
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tmcfate said 196 days ago (March 12th, 2017)
Just to let you know, I do listen to your work. Just bad at commenting.I think you have one of the best voices at macjams. This song feels so effortless. the picking and melody has impeccable timing. I listened twice.When I find someone that clearly has some recording and mixing skills I always want to know mic placement and reverb settings. Crazy. Thanks for the nudge.
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