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This is a song about filling time !

I wrote this song in 1991 and made a recording of it back in 1993. But that recording was really pretty bad, so I finally finished up a brand new version of it and thought maybe I'd post it here just in case you might like to check it out.

It's also the first of the two songs I played in the "Scott & Walker at the Ryman Theater" entry I posted in the Grand Ole Opry Challenge currently running here on MacJams. After you listen to this, remember to stop in at the Grand Ole Opry challenge and check out all the fine Country songs that have been posted by some of the best Country pickers on MJ.

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Thanks for listening, I hope you like the song.

Let's just call this one Country

Enjoy

Ed
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Lyrics
I've Got Time to Spend
By Ed Wemmerus
Words, Music and Arrangement By Edward C. Wemmerus Sr.
Copyright © February 6, 1991 All Rights Reserved
Copyright © Registered February 25, 1991

Verse 1
I've got time to spend, workin' overtime.
I've got time to fix up the old car
I've got time to spend out with the boys on Friday night.
I've even spent some time down at a bar
I took the time to buy myself a mandolin.
Someday I'll spend the time to learn to play
I've got time to go and visit all my next of kin.
I've even found the time to kneel and pray.

Chorus
But a heartache always happens when I take the time.
To close my eyes and think of lovin' you
No matter what I do there is no peace of mind.
Cause all the time I've got, I spend, missin' you

Verse 2
I've got time to spend watchin' football.
I've got time to go fishin' if I choose
I've got time to go and do the things I'd really like to do.
I've even got some time to think of you.
I've taken time to play a game of checkers,
with the old men sittin' down around the square.
I've got time to sit and dream about tomorrow.
To kneel and pray to God that you still care

Repeat Chorus

Tag line

Cause all the time I've got I spend, missin' you

Song Stats
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Comments: 18
Fans: 9
Plays: 170
Downloads: 105
Votes: 3
Uploaded: Jul 06, 2008 - 04:56:01 PM
Last Updated: May 23, 2010 - 01:28:16 PM Last Played: Jan 10, 2017 - 05:57:42 PM
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Comments
Bob Rodgers said 3426 days ago (July 6th, 2008)
Another
great country song! I do love your music Ed and I'm really enjoying this new one from you!

Superb vocals as always and a great country feel to this, love the fiddles and pedal steel guitar sounds!

Thanks for this, very much enjoyed!

Bob
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sloparts said 3426 days ago (July 6th, 2008)
Thank you Bob
I thought that just maybe some of the folks that heard this song in the GOOC might want to have the song by itself, so I posted it as a single.

Glad you enjoyed the song and sent along the nice comments on it Bob, it's always a pleasure reading you thoughts on something I've done.

Take care, stay well and be cool my friend,

Ed
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Feter said 3426 days ago (July 6th, 2008)
I've Got Time to Spend
Amazing ..Amazing ..your genuinity just impressed me
Ed ..such great singing here ..realy loved your work
on the arrangment .surely a glittering star on the
Opry my friend ,thnx alot for sharin this remarkble
song ..what a gem !!!
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sloparts said 3426 days ago (July 6th, 2008)
Thank you my friend
I wanted anyone who cared to have a copy of this song by itself to be able to download it, so I posted it without all the bells and whistles.

I'm truly happy you enjoy this song Feter and am very pleased by you kind words.

Thank you again for your kindness and graciousness my friend, you are a warm spirit in a cold world.

Ed
Check out my latest song called Quack's Blues
Moviz said 3425 days ago (July 7th, 2008)
What
can I say, except that this is fine country playin', singin' and a fine Country song to boot? Enjoyed, regards M
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sloparts said 3425 days ago (July 7th, 2008)
Thanks Maurice
That's the way we wanted it to be my friend, fine as a frogs hair.

Glad you enjoyed the song and sent along the very kind words Maurice. Always a pleasure to see your smiling face in the comments section.

Thanks again for stopping in to listed, and for the nice comment.

Be well and be cool,

Ed

Check out my latest song called Quack's Blues
said 3425 days ago (July 7th, 2008)
Ha ha...
You're still in your vocal element Ed! Man, you are GOOD at this!

Nice composition and production.

Be well friend!
sloparts said 3425 days ago (July 7th, 2008)
Thanks Micheal
It probably has more to do with luck, and picking the right key than anything else Micheal. The type of song helps too.

Anyway, now that I've had a chance to brag on myself a little, I'll just shut up and say thanks again for the kind words, they really are appreciated. Glad you liked the song and the production.

Take care, stay well, and be cool,

Ed
Check out my latest song called Quack's Blues
DWL said 3424 days ago (July 8th, 2008)
Solid song Ed
You've got just about everything right.

Lyrics, arrangement and performance.

Excellent.

Cheers

Dick
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sloparts said 3424 days ago (July 8th, 2008)
Thank you Dick
I'm still learning to do this stuff, but finally, some of the old musical ideas and feelings are starting to come back as well.

It's amazing to me how much you forget when you don't make or record music for 12 year. It's like having to learn the old stuff all over. Thankfully I'm starting to remember again.

Thanks for the listen and the kind words my friend. I really appreciate you taking time to come by and check it out.

Take care and be cool Dick,

Ed
Check out my latest song called Quack's Blues
dajama said 3422 days ago (July 10th, 2008)
terrific country song
This is great. I love the vocal and the vivid, evocative imagery of the lyrics. Lovely instrumentation throughout and excellent sound, nice arrangement and lovely mix. A professional sounding track. Nicely done, my friend. Peace.
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sloparts said 3422 days ago (July 10th, 2008)
Thanks David
This is another old song of mine, from 1991. I've done a couple of recordings of it in the past but they all sucked. So I decided to do a completely new recording with new instruments and a different feel to it and this is the results.

Having my iMac, Garage Band, and Logic has been a real help in allowing me to get the kind of back tracks for my songs I couldn't get before now. I always knew what I wanted, but never had a way to make it happen before. Now I do and I'm learning more about it with every new recording I do.

I'm really glad you liked this new version Dave and appreciate you taking time to come on over and listen to it.

Thanks again for the kind words my friend. Take care and be cool,

Ed

Check out my latest song called Quack's Blues
said 3421 days ago (July 11th, 2008)
I've got time to spend.
And I have now found the time to spend listening to your great tunes
my freind Ed I Love it. Your just a fantastic singer and song writer
end of :)



sloparts said 3421 days ago (July 11th, 2008)
Thanks Dee
Well, we all need to take time when we can to just kick back and relax. If this song helped you along with that, then it's a good thing.

Really glad you stopped in for a listen, and for the wonderful comment Dee. I always love to see your smiling face in the comments section.

Thanks again for the kind words, they are very much appreciated. Take care, be well, and be cool.

Ed
Check out my latest song called Quack's Blues
VicDiesel said 3417 days ago (July 15th, 2008)
It's a real!
Are those drums programmed? The little drum break sounds a bit unrealistic. Other than that, this is great stuff. Very smooth guitars and fiddle, and you have a great voice for this stuff. Much enjoyed!


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sloparts said 3416 days ago (July 16th, 2008)
Thanks Vic
The drums are a combination of loops and programmed drums, that might be what your getting on the drums Vic.

Thanks again for stopping in to listen, and for leaving the kind comments, they are very much apreciated my friend. I'm glad you enjoyed the song.

Take care, stay well, and of course always be cool man

Ed
Check out my latest song called Quack's Blues
Jarvoid said 3413 days ago (July 19th, 2008)
I had
a noodle or two or three alomg with this
and thoroughly enjoyed it...once I had the hang ...really is it Ab Db and Eb......? or minors etc of that ilk or is it that
my geetar tuner is a LITTLE CRAZY....?...or is that just me?

Once again a really good production and fine playing ,singing and writing...




Jarvoid




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sloparts said 3413 days ago (July 19th, 2008)
Thanks Chris
When I did the song on the original recording it was just straight A, D, E and I used that track as a basis for this remake. The original is still on this one, and I just added to it and tweaked it some with additional instruments in Logic.

I haven't a clue why you hooked it up with Ab Db and Eb, unless, like you said, your tuner was lying to you.

Anyway, glad you had some fun noodling along with it. I guess that's what really counts. Also glad you liked it well enough to send along the kind words on it Chris, thanks again for that.

Take care my friend, and you better check out your tuner just in case.

See ya

Ed

Check out my latest song called Quack's Blues
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Name: Ed Wemmerus
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I've been playing guitar since 1962. Over the years since then, I've also learned to play Bass, Drums, and Keyboards, as well as playing the Guitar. I live in western Arkansas now, and I am retired. I'm just kickin' back with my new found freedom, ... [see more]

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