Forget​-​Me​-​Not

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PREVIEW. This track will be re-recorded before being added to the finished version of the "Forget-Me-Not" album. This is a lo-fi guitar/vocal recording, but the feeling is there.

I wrote the chorus - in at least nearly this form - back in 1980. I remember asking my grandfather, who I was living with at the time (while going to college) about the properties of diamonds and gold to make sure the song would "hold water" so to speak. I could as easily have asked him about "precious love" . . . he knew about that too.

Later, in 2006, in Nashville, my friend Bill Warrington and I finished this one up. Bill was a favorite co-writer . . . very talented guy!

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FORGET-ME-NOT

She was young, so was I,
on the day that we were married
In a sense, we believed we knew it all back then
I’m to blame, ‘cause she tried,
but we couldn’t stay together
It takes two, and I regret we can’t have it all again

Love is not like diamonds that never turn to dust
Love is not like gold that never turns to rust
Precious love is not as strong as I thought
Love is like a flower – a small forget-me-not

I was gone, miles away,
when I heard about my father
Really though, I was never close to my old man
Still I cried ‘cause I knew I’d never say,
Hey dad, I love you
All we saved was our pride,
and we lost what we could have had

Love is not like diamonds that never turn to dust
Love is not like gold that never turns to rust
Precious love is not as strong as I thought
Love is like a flower – a small forget-me-not

I still have a lot to learn -
I’m just tryin’ to get this right
Seems to me all I can do
is make the most out of my life

Love is not like diamonds that never turn to dust
Love is not like gold that never turns to rust
Precious love is not as strong as I thought
Love is like a flower – a small forget-me-not

Written by Jeff Stewart and Bill Warrington
Copyright Blue Clover Music (ASCAP) /
Bill Warrington Music (BMI)

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from Forget​-​Me​-​Not, track releases May 10, 2020
Vocal/Guitar by Jeffrey Scott Stewart

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Jeffrey Scott Stewart Houston, Texas

Originally from Southern California, and now - after sixteen years of "seasoning" in Nashville, Tennessee - based in Houston, Texas.

Jeff has had his songs heard in movies, documentaries, television and radio from Australia to Seattle to Switzerland.

Live performances feature a wide variety of original music using guitar, tenor banjo, accordion, mandolin, violin, ukelele and harmonica.
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