Faithful Friend

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about

“Don’t never forget your true and faithful friend” is a phrase that Mozart used in dedications and in signing off letters, particularly in his correspondence with English friends between 1787 and 1790. I took the line and decided it might work for my re-imagining of ‘Auld Lang Syne’, which I’ve always thought needed new lyrics.

I play this a lot during the Interscotia (the days between Christmas and New Year’s Eve).

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FAITHFUL FRIEND
Joe Craig

Never forget your faithful friend
Don't leave him when he's down
No stick with him until the end
And your time will come around

Yes time will come around again
And old will turn to new
But if you never forget your faithful friend
Then the faithful friend is you

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from The Songman & Me, vol 1, released December 15, 2010

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Joe Craig Islington, UK

"The Songman & Me, vol. 1 is a collection of beautifully crafted songs in the classic tradition of Billy Joel, Randy Newman, Jimmy Webb and James Taylor. At the keyboard and with his intimate vocals, Joe Craig performs with a raw emotion that cuts to the heart of the characters and stories in the songs. He may be a virtuoso storyteller, but on this evidence, he's very much a gifted songman too." ... more

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