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So long old friend JJ…

Never realized how much of a fan I am of JJ Cale till I read the news of his passing away this morning. He probably was one of those few ones who made such a dent into my early music listening years so subtly and so indirectly, that if someone asked me, even as late as yesterday to list my top 15 or 20 favorite musicians of all time, I probably wouldn’t have thought of JJ.

I have been listening to his music almost non-stop all of today. I have to admit I am sad. Sad because there won’t be new music from him anymore. But there is enough he has left for us to make his presence felt for a very long time.

So long my old friend!

How you been?

It would be so nice to see you, my old friend
What’s been going on?
Are you still singing that same old song?
Has your days been treating you well?
Are the nights still cold as hell?
It would be so nice to hear from you again
My old friend

I hear all the old folks are gone, I guess we’re the ones now
That’s the way it goes, those crowded days are behind us now

May your backside catch the wind
May you have many more days to spend
I could see you again,

my old friend

We always knew those days would forever last
And all those friends we had would never pass
But they did and the numbers grow small
For a time we had it all
Like to see you again sometime
I’ll try to call, my old friend

May your backside catch the wind
May you have many more days to spend
I could see you again,
my old friend