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v2: Tale of Two Sons (Schletty-Carmichael session)


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Hey, Jack. Thanks for allowing me to do my vocal take on your song. Here is the "Schletty session" (with the same Carmichael soundtrack as the original).

Please see the original version (also posted today): by Dadai/DustyAttic

Jack writes: A simple retelling of the story of the Prodigal Son found in Luke 15. It seems there were two brothers and in their own way both had wandered afar.

I began this song last March and am still not sure if it is finished. But here it is. I want to thank Scott Carmichael for joining in and providing the guitar, bass, and piano for this tune. And thanks also to Richard (collaborator with me of many songs these last three years) for contributing his parts on the vocals.

As I look at my life, at times I see selfish wantonness... and then all too often I see only hollow pride and self-righteousness.

"And a cry goes out for mercy."

Vocals: Richard Schletty
Guitar, fretless bass, piano: Scott Carmichael
Harmonica: Jack Miller
Lyrics and music ©2007 Jack Miller
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Lyrics
Tale of Two Sons

The younger of the sons-he was leaving,
Told his wealthy Dad, “Give me all that’s mine.”
So he gathered all his riches and he journeyed,
To a land to see what he would find.
To a land to see what he would find

There he wasted all his bounty,
Living only for the pleasures of each day,
With his money spent and now a pauper,
Sold his soul for some crumbs and a bed of hay.
Sold his soul for some crumbs and a bed of hay.

Chorus 1:
And a cry went out for mercy
And a cry went out for love
And a wounded heart was emptied
And the Father reaches out from above.

He then arose, traveled back to his homeland,
Seeing Dad, repented with a cry.
“Father I have sinned against you and heaven,”
“And am not worthy to be called your son.”
“And am not worthy to be called your son.”


His Father called the servants and commanded,
“Bring the finest robe, let the feast abound.”
“This my son was dead, but now is living,”
“He was lost but now is found.”
“He was lost but now is found.”

[Chorus 1]

The eldest son would not greet him.
Complained to Dad, “I’ve stayed and labored here.”
“All these years I dared not to wander.”
“You owe me Dad, this just isn’t fair.”
“You owe me Dad, this just isn’t fair.”

“My son, yield not to pride and anger.”
“All I have has always been yours.”
“Your brother once was dead, now is living.”
“He was lost but now is found.”
“He was lost but now is found.”

Ending Verse:

Some days I am that wanton younger man.
Other times the prideful son, that’s me.
Either way of myself I am not worthy
Save by the Love that reaches down to me.
Save by the Love that reaches down to me.

Chorus 2:

And a cry goes out for mercy
And a cry goes out for love
And a wounded heart is emptied
And the Father reaches out from above.

Music & Lyrics by Jack Miller/Dadai
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Hits: 4304
Comments: 9
Fans: 7
Plays: 84
Downloads: 158
Votes: 6
Uploaded: Sep 01, 2007 - 07:00:26 PM
Last Updated: Dec 09, 2008 - 10:28:57 PM Last Played: Jan 23, 2018 - 01:05:43 PM
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Hardware:
Jack: Shure 57 mic, M-audio MoblePre, iBook G3, Hohner harmonica
Scott: fancy guitar, fretless bass, piano, and swell recording gear
Richard: Audiotechnica 3035 mic, Mbox, G4/500MHz/1GB SDRAM
Software:
Rich: Logic Express 7.1
Jack: GarageBand 1
Scott: whatever
Comments
said 3971 days ago (September 1st, 2007)
Great recording session...
... where was that session?

Rich, your sing it well, as your faith and conviction and talent convey the heart of the story. Thanks for helping me out on this song. You rock, fellow old man!
Mcboy said 3971 days ago (September 1st, 2007)
passionate
singing.......well song......scott is a great sideman........kudos's to u both!
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gail60 said 3970 days ago (September 2nd, 2007)
What a great song
You did an awesome job with this piece. Wonderful job with your creative words describing such an important story. Such talent abounds throughout this song. Great vocals. Piano and guitar parts, great addition. Nice collab! I really enjoyed listening to this. Thanks for sharing!
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said 3966 days ago (September 6th, 2007)
Wow!
Nice alt-version! Like the original simply beautiful. A timeless tale delivered with passion and conviction. So good...so very good...

Be well!


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Feter said 3966 days ago (September 6th, 2007)
Tale of Two Sons
Ahhh ... so Folky Richy ..Wooden ship !!
this song is ..sure this is one of the best
Jacks gems ..the harmonica here so cool
and clear ...Gosh Scott how I liked your
Bass playin ..a real classic sound ...
do you hear it ....MORE MORE MORE !!!!!
KUDOS !!
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said 3966 days ago (September 7th, 2007)
Ridin' the wave
I think Jack and Scott get the most praise. I am just the delivery guy riding the waves in a stable and expertly hewn craft those two fashioned.
said 3965 days ago (September 7th, 2007)
Ah...
but you deliver the goods so well, indeed! Take thee a bow.

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said 3964 days ago (September 8th, 2007)
to the bow!
Would that be the bow of our flying rig?

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davisamerica said 3091 days ago (January 28th, 2010)
89 downloads 7 fans ...
what is wrong with this picture?
Richard,Scott and Jack ... how did I stumble past this.... big mistake on my part.
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