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Prize Winning Rose (With LilMom & Awigze)


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Mac Jams has a wide variety of music and musicians, and I don’t know how many times someone here has inspired me to pull down a song I wrote years before, as it falls right into their field of expertise. Lilmom and Awigze, with their collabs, are the latest. I wrote Prize Winning Rose about twenty years ago, and was pretty sure I’d stolen it, since it went together so naturally. Hearing Sylvia’s music, I thought it would be fun posting a Norman Rockwelian tune. I asked her to play along, and was thrilled to get her track. She’s a natural. (She hummed out her musical strategy while painting her kitchen.)
Andy must have traveled back in time to catch the spirit of this song. He nailed it, in my opinion. I think I built this song around an imaginary saxophone twenty years ago. Today, it finally got one. He and Sylvia are the perfect team, and I knew they would sprinkle my little song with good things. It was a joy collaborating with them.

Prize Winning Band is:

Terry Pearson on Vocal, 6 & 12 string guitars, 4 string acoustic bass, 4 string ukulele
Sylvia Donaghue on piano and percussion
Andy Wigzell on harmony vocal, tenor and alto sax

We hope you enjoy our song, and if anyone knows where I stole this, tell me, (not that I’ll give it back, but so I’ll know who to avoid.) Terry
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Lyrics
Prize Winning Rose

My lady’s in the back yard hummin’
Flowers bloomin’, the water’s runnin’
A prize winning rose, and everyone knows she’s my gal
She wears an apron ‘round her middle
A beautiful smile, voice like a fiddle
The radio’s on. She’s hummin’ along right in time

She can make the weeping willow grin
The air smells sweet everywhere she’s been
It’s hard to believe this girl is mine
Love seems to grow in her sunshine

The morning paper’s waitin’ there for me
There’s no bad news in the front page story
As long as she’s mine, this world’s doin’ fine by me And while she’s out there in the flowers
Seconds pass. They feel like hours
We’ll walk into town, and everyone ‘round will turn green

Chrysanthemums are mum no more
I hear the dandelions roar
It’s hard to believe this girl is mine
Love seems to grow in her sunshine

My lady’s on the front porch swingin’
A cold lemonade. The school bell’s ringin’
Children rush by. She lets out a sigh, “How they’ve grown!”
I walk out and sit down by her
She says she’s silly, and one quick crier
But don’t change a thing. Keep on wearin’ my ring. You’re my gal

She’s the sweetest bloom in the flowerbed
The bees are dancin’ around her head
I still can’t believe the girl is mine
Love seems to grow in her sunshine

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Comments: 60
Fans: 28
Plays: 104
Downloads: 75
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Uploaded: May 07, 2011 - 05:56:23 PM
Last Updated: May 07, 2011 - 05:56:23 PM Last Played: Nov 22, 2016 - 11:30:11 AM
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alackbass said 2392 days ago (May 7th, 2011)
Prize Winning Rose (With LilMom & Awigze)
Outstanding! Great song! I love the melody and your 2 part harmonies. Love the ukulele! And the contributions from Sylvia and Andy are perfect! A+ for all three of you!
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alackbass said 2392 days ago (May 7th, 2011)
First!
Cool!
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davisamerica2 said 2392 days ago (May 7th, 2011)
Mr. First.
Thanks for stopping by, Andrew, and for those nice comments. We all had fun with this one, and I hope it shows. This pair gave me more than I could ask for. They're great.
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magnatone said 2392 days ago (May 7th, 2011)
Prize Winning rose
oh man, this is so special! i just love hearing the uke, and terry and andy sound great together. sylvia rounds things out beautifully - what a treasure!
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davisamerica2 said 2392 days ago (May 7th, 2011)
Thanks Karen
That piano track was quite a treat for me. This song had lilmom written all over it. The sax, of course, was a must, but I knew Andy's voice would sound good on this too. I'm really grateful for what they did for my song. So glad you liked it. T
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jdholliday said 2392 days ago (May 7th, 2011)
I love this place
and this song and these people, here's what this place is all about, wow! Awesome job friends!
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davisamerica2 said 2392 days ago (May 7th, 2011)
The possibilities are endless here at MacJams
There are so many talented people ready to help create your music. I wrote this a long time ago, but what you heard here is a youngster. It's brand new to me. Thanks for the comments, James. T
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Feter said 2392 days ago (May 7th, 2011)
Prize Winning Rose
This is so lovely ...I always enjoy your tunes Terry and you (always)pick the best people to collaborate with you ...good ole feelin ...kudos to you all good folks !!
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davisamerica2 said 2392 days ago (May 7th, 2011)
Thanks for the listen, Feter
I've had a lot of talented friends help me with my music, and you're one of them. I'm very grateful to you all, and hope to keep playing with such gifted people. T
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Moviz said 2392 days ago (May 7th, 2011)
I love
cosy old sounding songs like this.... makes me feel like doing a soft shoe dance. Lovely sunny feel to it.... real Old Tyme Music Hall style..... just Love it., great work by all and lovin' those harmonies regards M
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davisamerica2 said 2392 days ago (May 7th, 2011)
Thanks Maurice
I was hoping you would stop by. So much of your music has that "feel good" sound that I was trying to achieve here. Hope we were successful. It felt good to me. T
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lilmom said 2392 days ago (May 7th, 2011)
prize winner
This was such a great song to work with. And the musicians made it so easy! Talk about a prize winning team! This was a first for me...i got to play last. And i learned a TON in the process. Thanks for giving me this opportunity and for your patience. I'm such a slowpokes. I loved doing this.
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awigze said 2392 days ago (May 7th, 2011)
lilmom
love your rose photograph... and your piano of course.
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davisamerica2 said 2391 days ago (May 8th, 2011)
Slowpoke? Nah!
You were quick in getting me your tracks, Sylvia, and they fell beautifully into place. I think PWR would have remained on the dusty shelf had I not heard those dancing fingers of yours. I continue to enjoy your music. Thanks for being a part of this. Terry
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awigze said 2392 days ago (May 7th, 2011)
Super Uke
B.J. Thomas just called me. I denied I know you. From the first note I fell in love with this song. It always reminds me of my wife as I watch from our air conditioned house as she mows the lawn. Ok, well, I do mow the lawn from time to time... Sylvia's piano is sweet and I can chalk up another collaboration with her. Timeless. love this Terry. Thanks for thinking of me for saxii.
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davisamerica2 said 2391 days ago (May 8th, 2011)
Thanks for throwing BJ off my trail, Andy
I think you should keep in mind that a prize winning rose also has prize winning thorns. Love hurts. ("love hurts," hey, I like that.) Loved your saxes in this, sir, and it was great singing with you. Maybe we should throw together an act with the straw hats and canes and all, and perhaps do a little two-stepping. Thanks for being in this with us Andy. Let's do more. Terry
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johnwhitehead said 2392 days ago (May 7th, 2011)
Rose
Lovely Tin Pan Alley feel to this tune. Sweet, well-crafted lyric and tune--I especially like the bridge. Tasty arrangement and harmonies. The uke and lead vocal work perfectly. Excellent job by all!

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davisamerica2 said 2391 days ago (May 8th, 2011)
Thanks for the kind words, John
My daughter visited recently and brought her ukulele. I found a new toy. It was lot's of fun doing this.
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davisamerica said 2391 days ago (May 8th, 2011)
harry neilson....
you guys so rock.
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davisamerica2 said 2391 days ago (May 8th, 2011)
Hi, Jack. Harry Neilson, huh?
That might be where I got it. Hope he doesn't have a restless spirit. Glad you liked this. You're well acquainted with this crew. How could I go wrong? Terry
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VicDiesel said 2391 days ago (May 8th, 2011)
Uke
very sweet summery song. Of course that 4 string thing helps....
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davisamerica2 said 2391 days ago (May 8th, 2011)
Thanks Vic
It was a job fitting my fat little fingers on that little guitar, but lot's of fun. Yes, this is a tune that might be enjoyed as one kicks back on the front porch with a "cold lemonade." Thanks for the listen. T
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michaeljayklein said 2391 days ago (May 8th, 2011)
Instant smile...
Thanks guys! :)
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davisamerica2 said 2391 days ago (May 8th, 2011)
Thanks Michael
Instant smile? That's better than a standing ovation to me. We appreciate your listening. T
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lavalamp said 2391 days ago (May 8th, 2011)
easy listening scared me
This is more pleasant listening. This could be used in a movie. Excellent song Terry.

LL
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davisamerica2 said 2391 days ago (May 8th, 2011)
Genre was ???
I was looking for "Nostalgia" or "Old Time" or maybe even "Good Old Days." "Easy" was a good word, but I think you're right: "Pleasant" is even better. Glad you liked it, David, and thanks for the comments. T
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Skean said 2391 days ago (May 8th, 2011)
Great collab
This song gives me a broad smile on my face, I feel very happy, thanks
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davisamerica2 said 2391 days ago (May 8th, 2011)
A rebel with a smile!
Thanks, Kenta. But then, perpetual happiness is another gift you seem to have, and I've always admired that. Thanks for stopping in, and for the kind words. T
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KCsGROOVE said 2391 days ago (May 8th, 2011)
Lovely vibe!
Man, what a cool song!
I don't care if you stole it, lol :-)
Very much enjoyed!
KC
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davisamerica2 said 2391 days ago (May 8th, 2011)
I might be a musical kleptomaniac.
We had a lot of fun with this, KC. We're really glad you enjoyed it. Thanks for the comments. T
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slopartner said 2391 days ago (May 8th, 2011)
Prize Winning Rose
You have just made my "Mother's Day" complete. This is so wonderful. I'll probably be humming this all day long. Thanks so much to all of you and of course Terry's voice completes it.
lilmom said 2391 days ago (May 8th, 2011)
Mother's Day
And you have made mine! I was so happy that Terry asked me to play this song with him and Andy. I love gardening with the same passion as my music (the artwork is a snapshot of one of my garden roses), so this song really "spoke" to me. Thank you so much for your listening time.
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scofugate said 2391 days ago (May 8th, 2011)
Yes
I love the vibe of this tune. I also love this chord progression!! All 3 of you knocked it out of the park for me. Classic My Friends!!!!
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davisamerica2 said 2391 days ago (May 8th, 2011)
Thanks Scott
I had to take a little stroll through yesteryear, and had a lot of fun putting this together. Andy and Sylvia made it a breeze. We're really glad you liked it. Terry
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Roxylee said 2391 days ago (May 8th, 2011)
Prize Winning Song
Songs like this give the world new hope. Ahhh.... Terry, your lyrics paint a beautiful picture. I love everything about this song- you were all on the same page, for sure.
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davisamerica2 said 2390 days ago (May 9th, 2011)
Thanks Roxy
I love to mimic the tragic character, but try not to linger too long on the "dark side." This song helped restore my sunny disposition. Ha! We're really glad you enjoyed it. Peace. Terry
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Daugrin said 2391 days ago (May 8th, 2011)
Mom in the middle!
Man she's everywhere, Mom can play! You boys didn't do too bad either...

Daug
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davisamerica2 said 2390 days ago (May 9th, 2011)
I'm really glad to have played with LilMom.
All her music, when I listen to it, I want to jump right in and play along. I hope to do it again. Thanks for stopping by, Daug.
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RAVENS said 2391 days ago (May 8th, 2011)
Wonderful
What a great song, love the lyrics. You all sound just terrific, what a winning combination of talents here!

RAVEN ;-)
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davisamerica2 said 2390 days ago (May 9th, 2011)
Glad you stopped by for a listen, Dani
I couldn't have picked a better team to help me on this. Andy and Sylvia knew just what this song needed, and they surpassed my expectations. Thanks for the kind words. T
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Dadai.2 said 2391 days ago (May 8th, 2011)
Oh... Oh yeah...
This cuts the butter just so smoothly. Gosh and dang it all. Terry, this is gem... a gem of gems. I love this tune. And the uke... the uke! I've got one uke song up... gotta do another. Andy on sax... this is just an old-time kick-back song that conjures up images of an time gone by.

Thanks.
Jack
davisamerica2 said 2390 days ago (May 9th, 2011)
I appreciate these comments, Jack
I try to create an image with my music, and this is something you're really good at, so they mean a lot. Our little Prize Winning Band thanks you. T











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dave_b said 2391 days ago (May 8th, 2011)
Prize Winning Rose
Hearkens back to a simpler time, I think we could all use a little bit of those times now.
Clever lyrics, and they fit really well with the melody and the backer. Strong vocs and harmonies. The uke is inspired for this song and Andy's sax is always welcome.
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davisamerica2 said 2389 days ago (May 10th, 2011)
Thanks for the comments, Dave
We're glad you enjoyed it. The uke was an eleventh hour idea for this song, and was stumbled upon when my daughter visited and had it with her. I laid down a track before she could run off with it. Gotta get my own now. T
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rok41 said 2391 days ago (May 8th, 2011)
Prize Winning Rose
This is exactly why I love this site! i just listened to a killer Reggie Pole song which rocked my face off, then I come to your beautifully done song. The talent and friendship shines through, fantastic. Thanks for this nice piece guys!
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davisamerica2 said 2389 days ago (May 10th, 2011)
Hope we were able to put your face back on, Chris.
I know what you mean about the wide range of music here. Just about any type of song you can come up with, you will find people here that specialize in it. I'm still crazy about your bass track in Loading Zone. Thanks again for that. T
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Bob Rodgers said 2390 days ago (May 9th, 2011)
A
lovely song, really love your vocals and harmonies Terry with wonderful lyrics. I really enjoyed this, the uke sounds great and the whole song has a great feel.
A great collab with some wonderful musicians, you write some great songs Terry.
Very much enjoyed, thank you!

Bob
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davisamerica2 said 2389 days ago (May 10th, 2011)
We appreciate your listening, Bob
Yes, Sylvia's keys were a must for this, and I can't imagine not having Andy's sax in it. I knew Andy was perfect for the harmony too. These guys delivered. Love 'em both. Thanks for the kind words. Terry
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Symphony101 said 2390 days ago (May 9th, 2011)
So lovely
This came so nicely together, fantastic work on your performances and production. All the folks I love on this song, just lovely !
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davisamerica2 said 2389 days ago (May 10th, 2011)
We tried to keep it simple so the mix wasn't much of a struggle.
It's a great feeling when you get to play with talented artists like Sylvia and Andy. I've learned so much here at MacJams. Thanks for stopping by, Yves, and for the encouragement. T
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TobinMueller said 2389 days ago (May 10th, 2011)
Better than ok
Really nice throwback feel, delightful tune.
Simple pleasures, simply pleasurable. Thanks for this. A joy.
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davisamerica2 said 2389 days ago (May 10th, 2011)
Thanks for stopping by, Tobin
It was like looking through old photographs, which I love to do. Stacks and stacks of simple pleasures. Thanks for the comments. Terry
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Mosaica said 2389 days ago (May 10th, 2011)
What a gem!
Really enjoyed this, love the uke particularly; wait no, I think it's the sax; ah, but your vocal is just spot on, but then again Sylvia's playing... A great collaboration folks.
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davisamerica2 said 2389 days ago (May 10th, 2011)
Can't decide why you like it? That's a good sign.
Thanks for listening, Rosalind, and for your encouraging comments. T
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Vic Holman said 2389 days ago (May 10th, 2011)
Prize Winning Rose
classic pop tune. has a bit of that '70's style that got lost somewhere along the way. i really dig the ukulele on this, it gives it a bit of a happy sound, if that make sense.
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davisamerica2 said 2389 days ago (May 10th, 2011)
Thanks Vic
I don't know if the ukulele can make a sad sound. When you strum one you just have the feeling you should be celebrating something. We're glad you liked this. T
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SISTERS said 2387 days ago (May 12th, 2011)
waaaay good
what a sweetie pie of a song!
that uke is the bee's knees, Terry - it adds such a special quality.
I have to say that you and Andy sound SOOOOO good together vocally - it's a fine, fine match. Sylvia's piano is a blue ribbon winner.
very cool laid back groove and a fine, positive story to boot.
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anne


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davisamerica2 said 2387 days ago (May 12th, 2011)
Sweetie pie is the sound we were after, Anne
So glad we achieved that! And I hope his can be one of those songs that can brighten up a cloudy day when you need it. It was certainly a joy to play. I heard Andy sing this type of song before. I knew he would be perfect for it. That sax and piano! Like coffee and cream! Thanks for the listen, and for the kind words. Terry
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davisamerica said 2387 days ago (May 12th, 2011)
celebrating something .....
lol ..... you are too cool bro.
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davisamerica2 said 2387 days ago (May 12th, 2011)
I found a new toy, Jack
Erika carried that one off with her. Now I've got to go out and buy my own. I was able to record not only this tune, but another on a track you sent me a while back. I'll be sending it your way soon, I hope. Glad you like this bro. Terry
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