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"Don't Wake up Jacob" --song demo

I wrote this song for my little buddy Jacob when he turned four. That’s him with his sister Sylvie in the wheelbarrow. They are both now in the late twenties. Click on the graphic to play the video. Don’t Wake up Jacob by Scotty and the Skeptics Jacob gets up in the morning Makes a
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"The Moo Cow Song" --song demo

I wrote “The Moo Cow Song” for my little buddy Sylvia. We were housemates at the time and she would sometimes run up the stairs and into my room and tug on my pant leg and insist that I, “Sing the Moo Cow! Sing the Moo Cow! Sing the Moo Cow!”        
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This is one of my very first songs, written after learning  a couple of chords. It was a melancholy period in my life when the prospect of finding true love seemed very distant. The song was inspired as I was reading the novel “Even Cowgirls Get the Blues” by author Tom Robbins. Update: Many pages
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Song Demo: "Dogmatised Opinions"

Here’s a tune about a wager with the Devil over the nature of God and the meaning of existence. All the singer has to do to get everything he wants and not sell his soul to the Devil is to correctly answer a simple question: Is it Krishna, Marx, Mohammed, Buddha, Jesus Christ or Zeus?
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Every songwriter should know the history of one of the most important tunes in American music. The melody was originally a sea shanty, published in 1865, called “The Ship that Never Returned,” by songwriter Henry Clay Work (who also wrote “My Grandfather’s Clock”). It’s first incarnation as a train song was as “The Wreck of
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Song Demo: "Doo Wop Zippity Do"

If you enjoy singing, whether it’s on stage, in the car, or in the shower, this joyous, uplifting, easy-to-sing tune is guaranteed to brighten your day. I singing in the shower trying to cheer myself up when I mashed together some happy songs from my youth: “Whoopie Ti Yi Yo,” “Zippity Do Dah”, and “Hi
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Song Demo: "Demographic Breakdown"

I wrote this song after reading an article on how the advertising industry breaks down the population by age groups, 18 to 34, 35 to 49, 50 to 64, 65 and up. I was in the 18 to 34 cohort and fast approaching the 35 milestone. That was 35 years ago, and having just turned
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