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    told me once that he thought music could express things in a person’s life that most people find it hard to put into words. I know for a fact that he was not only talking about other people’s lives but was also talking about his own. Music has much power and for centuries has spoken of love and life, as well as depression and other heartfelt feelings. I can remember being in our garage that had been turned into a playroom, singing while Harry and Chuck played guitars.  It was one of the finer memories I have of Harry. He was a meticulous musician and would play a song over and over until he thought he had it right. (To the point of making people crazy that were with him!)  Harry even took lessons at one point to learn how to play the Beatles “Blackbird”. It cost him a small fortune for those lessons but he was satisfied when he finally had it down and was proud to play it for all of his friends.

    Harry’s taste in music was varied and he loved all kinds of music. Anything at all that could be played on guitar, if he liked the song, then he would try and learn it. He and Chuck were a good match musically as well as best friends. I think it tied them together in ways only a musician can understand, “notes of the heart” so to speak.  I know that Harry missed Chuck after he moved to Oregon and would call him from time to time after he had been playing his guitar. I don’t know if he noticed the connection but it was obvious to anyone who knew him well that he not only missed his best friend but missed playing guitar with him also.

    I will only list a few of the songs I know that were some of his favorites because if I listed them all, I would be here forever and never finish this project.

Elvis Presley:

Can’t Help Falling
Heart Break Hotel
Love Me Tender
Are You Lonesome Tonight

The Drifters:

Under the Boardwalk
Up on the Roof


Something in the Way She Moves
While My Guitar Gently Weeps
And I Love Her

Roy Orbison:

Pretty Woman
It’s Over
Only the Lonely


Hotel California
Seven Bridges Road
Take it to the Limit

Elton John:

Tiny Dancer
Rocket Man
Candle in the Wind

Fleetwood Mac:

The Chain

Van Morrison:

Moon Dance
Brown Eyed Girl
Tupelo Honey

Crosby, Stills & Nash:

Teach Your Children
Southern Cross
Our House
Love the One You’re With

Jim Croce:

Time in a Bottle
Bad, Bad Leroy Brown
Cats in the Cradle
I’ll Have to Say I Love You in a Song

Linda Ronstadt:

Blue Bayou
I’ll Be Your Baby Tonight
Love Has No Pride
Tumblin Dice

James Taylor:

You’ve Got a Friend
Steam Roller Blues
Sweet Baby James
Handy Man

Neil Young:

Needle and the Damage Done
Heart of Gold
Old Man
Cinnamon Girl

Garth Brooks:

The Dance
The River
To Make You Feel My Love

George Straight:

Keeper of the Stars
I Cross My Heart
You Had Me From Hello
Carryin’ Your Love With Me

Tim McGraw:

Don’t Take the Girl
Please Remember Me
I Like It, I Love It
Live Like You Were Dyin

Brooks & Dunn:

My Maria
Neon Moon

Martina McBride:

Independence Day
Ten Thousand Angels

These are songs that Harry listened to, sang and some he played on the Guitar. There are so many more that I cannot list them all.  Suffice it to say, “He had the music in him”. Maybe when you hear one or more of these songs, you too will remember his love for music and his dance of life.

Note:  If any of these songs appeal to you, you can download them for free with the WinMX program.  You will have to install it on your system to download them but it is safe, secure and comes with no adware or spyware attached to it.

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