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Our Son Billy


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"Our Son Billy" was written and recorded 30 years ago in Rota, Spain on a Teac reel-to-reel tape deck. This is another of the many songs I wrote and recorded back then that I was recently able to capture off the old tape.

Both my singing and guitar playing are on one track, so I wasn't able to do much to clean it up. Nevertheless, I hope you enjoy it.
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Our Son Billy



In the early evenin’ light,
Soakin’ up the last of the sun.
Our boy and I are fishin’, just him and me,
We’re havin’ some Dad and son fun.

All alone, and together,
Talkin’ of things we have done.
Throw out your line now, they’re bitin’.
Watch your float now, tell me what you want to become.

Chorus

He said, “Hey Dad, whatcha asking?
You know I’m gonna be just like you.”
I said, “No, it’s not fittin’ to be like me.
You should do all that I could not do.”

Chorus

Now I’m thinkin’ of the future,
And all the changes it will bring.
I wonder if he’ll take my advice,
And make his own way in this world.

Chorus

He’s our boy…

Chorus:
Our son Billy,
He’s sometimes silly.
He’s one of a kind, he’s a friend of mine,
He’s our boy.



© 1976 Richard H. Wolters

Song Stats
Hits: 3713
Comments: 24
Fans: 9
Plays: 154
Downloads: 123
Votes: 6
Uploaded: Jan 28, 2007 - 12:46:38 PM
Last Updated: Jan 28, 2007 - 12:46:38 PM Last Played: Aug 02, 2019 - 05:46:24 AM
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Hardware:
Martin D28 acoustical guitar
Teac reel-to-reel tape deck
PowerPC G4
Software:
GB2
Comments
blaky smith said 4586 days ago (January 28th, 2007)
Cool
A lean style, a nice voice and a clean guitar playing. Simply fine, pleasant to listen. I like this. Bravo...
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RickW said 4586 days ago (January 28th, 2007)
Re: Cool
Thanks Marc. Thanks for stopping by for a listen.

God bless,

Rick

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Roxylee said 4586 days ago (January 28th, 2007)
Real nice, Rick
Nice vocals and guitar! I hope Bill gets to hear this, if he hasn't already

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RickW said 4586 days ago (January 28th, 2007)
Re: Real nice, Rick
Thanks Roxy. Yes, he's heard it already.

God bless,

Rick

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said 4586 days ago (January 28th, 2007)
This is special...
Rick... such a father's heart, such depth in your singing. I like what you have here.... and it sounds great! Your voice is classic country-folk sounding... This is a keeper... thanks. And kudos, dad.
RickW said 4586 days ago (January 28th, 2007)
Re: This is special...
Thanks Jack. I figured other dads would appreciate and relate to this song. It's special to me.

God bless,

Rick
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John Stebbe said 4585 days ago (January 29th, 2007)
I've got a son
Rick, I've got a son, too, and this really touches me.

He's 15, and I spend too much time on the computer and not enough time with him. So I'm going to log off now and see what he's up to.

(He's supposed to be in bed, but he's probably playing with his cell phone.)

Guitar playing is very nice. Well-picked and in tune.
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RickW said 4584 days ago (January 30th, 2007)
Re: I've got a son
Good for you John. Spending that time with the kids is so important; they grow up and leave the nest all too fast.

I'm pleased that this song touched your heart.


God bless,

Rick
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Bowman said 4582 days ago (February 1st, 2007)
A sweet and touching song Rick.
Kind of funny hearing it now cause now%u2019s the future you were looking at then. That makes this lovely and beautifully sung song extra special.
Best,
-Bowman

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RickW said 4581 days ago (February 2nd, 2007)
Re: A sweet and touching song Rick.
You're right Charlie. In case you're interested, he did make his own way. :-)


God bless,

Rick

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VicDiesel said 4579 days ago (February 4th, 2007)
That cleaned up nicely
Tape decks are just as good as computers, if you know how to use them. This sounds as fresh as if you recorded it yesterday.

Your picking is excellent; simple but very effective. You sing well too.

So is your son embarrassed by this song surfacing, this long after you wrote it?


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RickW said 4575 days ago (February 8th, 2007)
Re: That cleaned up nicely
Thanks for listening and commenting Vic. Yes, he is embarrassed a little. But, then, he was embarrassed when I wrote it too. He would pose like he is in the picture and proclaim, "I'm not silly!" :-)

God bless,

Rick

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Joe Brady said 4556 days ago (February 27th, 2007)
This is one of those songs
That I can't help but pick up the guitar and play along. A great tribute to moments that are rare and don't happen again. Nice pickin'; I'd love to pick with ya. Thanks for sharing this. :-)
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RickW said 4556 days ago (February 28th, 2007)
Re: This is one of those songs
Thanks for stopping by Joe. I'd love to jam with you some day, although my pickin' isn't as good as it was 30 years ago - fingers got old and stiff. :-)


God bless,

Rick

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guitapick said 4549 days ago (March 6th, 2007)
I bet Billy...
...got a thrill out of hearing and see you play this.
I've written quite a few tunes for my 10 year old girl.
Love the picture and the tune, Richard.
Bob
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RickW said 4541 days ago (March 15th, 2007)
Re: I bet Billy...
Hi Bob. I think he did, but he wouldn't admit to it. He prided himself on being unemotional. :-)

God bless and thanks for the listen,

Rick

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Feter said 4545 days ago (March 11th, 2007)
wonderfull trunthness
some songs so precious ..cos they are
so true and honest ..this one just
one of them ..the singin ..the words
the feels ....ye a very dad and son fun
such a gem ...perfect recording ...
thank you for the gem ...
well done
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RickW said 4541 days ago (March 15th, 2007)
Re: wonderfull trunthness
Thanks for stopping by for a listen Feter. Always a pleasure to read your comments and listen to your music.

God bless,

Rick

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DOCTORBIZARRE said 4417 days ago (July 16th, 2007)
ANOTHER GEM
This is great! I have a son and he's 8 months old. This reminds me of how we will be in the future! Very touching song.
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RickW said 4412 days ago (July 21st, 2007)
Re: ANOTHER GEM
Thanks! Congrats on your son; they are a lot of fun at that age.


God bless,

Rick

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stevewhit said 4400 days ago (August 2nd, 2007)
A piece of treasure!
Apologies for me taking so long to get to listen to this. Time seems to be getting shorter these days. I have so much to catch up with.
I really like this especially the lyrics. In fact this song is so relevant to me at the moment having just spent the last three hours with my (15 year old) son. It is so important. It's great that you could rescue this song from the reel to reel and post it here on MJ.
I like the whole feel of this song.
Well done Rick.
Steve
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RickW said 4390 days ago (August 13th, 2007)
And I apologize
for taking so long to reply. :-) I'm pleased that you like the song Steve. Enjoy your son!

God bless,

Rick

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Sir Bass said 4259 days ago (December 21st, 2007)
sweet
bro, i can dig it, it's nice to write a song about your son. thats love cat.
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RickW said 4256 days ago (December 24th, 2007)
Re: Sweet
Thanks for stopping by bro. I'm glad you liked it.

God bless,

Rick

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Name: Rick Wolters
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I am a widower living in Lynchburg, Virginia with my dog Blackie and cat Tiger. Forty years ago I played guitar and wrote ballads for my family, but the pressures of raising a family and working for a living left little time for that, so I stopped. ... [see more]

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