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FRIDAY SONG: John Sebastian, NASHVILLE CATS (1966)

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Surprisingly few songwriters have a natural ability to convey warmth.  Performers can do it, and composers can turn it on when the lyric requires, but only now and then does one come across a songwriter who can put a smile...

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FRIDAY SONG, Charles K Harris, AFTER THE BALL (1892)

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Many of my older Friday Songs -   notably, 'Shine', 'The Devil and the Deep Blue Sea', 'Hong Kong Blues' - have moved with the times. They have been adapted to our fretfully changing world by each new musical generation. This...

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MY FRIDAY SONGS – THE STORY SO FAR

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There's no Friday Song today - it will be back next week - but several people have asked me about songs I've written about in the past. Since I haven't yet assembled them all in one place on the website....

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