Songs about lady friends

by Ken Baake

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A collection of songs about friends who happen to be women--including my wonderful wife, Laura.

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released March 21, 2014

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Ken Baake Lubbock, Texas

Ken was born in Baltimore in 1955. He grew up hearing everyone from Johnny Mercer and Ray Charles to the Beatles on the family hi-fi, with a usual Saturday encore of Wagner's operas. Ken has degrees in English and economics and a background in journalism. He is currently an associate professor of English at Texas Tech, teaching classes in rhetoric. ... more

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Track Name: Your friends
Your Friends
Late 1970s/revised 2012

I wish I had you here
to watch when you’re not looking.
I wish you were singing songs.
to hear when I’m not listening.
I wish that you could hear me, too.

Music, brown eyes, your style.
Song is laughter, cotton dress and your smile is full
Your smile is full.

I’ve thought about your letters.
Made impressions with the ink.
Your words become my shelter, my home.
I hide in the parlor.
I know that you are building still.
I hope that you can build for me, too.

Gentle care, auburn hair.
In a tree, can’t you see
That your friends love you
Your friends love you.
Your friend loves you.
Track Name: Lovable friends
C
Irascible you
G
Upon my pride you like to chew
F
You criticize everything I do.
C
Irascible you.

C
Sister to me
G
Maybe we should just let it be.
F
Our imperfections are plain to see.
C
Sister to me.

C
Mother of joy
G
I know sometimes I’m a backwards boy
F
With traits that are bound to annoy.
C
The mother of joy

G D
Somewhere inside of you

Eb dim G D Em Bm A7 D7
You love me I know you do.

G
Kind hearted you
C
In your heart there’s always room for a few.
D
Kids and family who need you to

G
Be kindhearted you.

G D
Somewhere inside of you

Eb dim G D Em Bm A7 D7
You love me I know you do.

G
Lovable friend
C
You know there’s nothing better in the end
D
Then all the time we spend
G
As lovable friends.

A7 D7 G
As lovable friends.

A7 D7 G
As lovable friends.

A7 D7 G
As lovable friends.


D7 G
Track Name: Make time for each other (home recording)
B7-E intro
E E sus
We got to make time for each other
E E sus
Don’t let the world spoil our fun.
E E sus C#m
A thousand things will happen
F#m B7
To keep us on the run.
A
But if we hold together
C# C B A
And celebrate each day
E A
We’ll make time for one another
B7 E
And fill our lives with play.

E A
We’ve been together 30 years
E A
I hope it’s 30 more
E A
The first time I met you
B7
I was sure.
A
You laugh at all my silly jokes.
E
Well at least, at a few.
F#
You smile at the rest
B
Cause that’s just you being you.

Chorus


E A
You sit in your chair
E A
I sit and play guitar
E A
No matter what we do
B7
We don’t go far
A
You’ll tell me something from your book
E
And I’ll play a song or two.
F#
You always will support me
B
My thanks are overdue.

Chorus
E A
Days can be exhausting
E A
And pleasures seem so bare.
E A
When obligations make it hard
B7
to care.
A
That’s the time to take a walk
E
Or watch an old movie.
F#
Anything, as long as
B
It helps us to see (that…)

Chorus
Fade E A
Track Name: Make time for each other (studio)
B7-E intro
E E sus
We got to make time for each other
E E sus
Don’t let the world spoil our fun.
E E sus C#m
A thousand things will happen
F#m B7
To keep us on the run.
A
But if we hold together
C# C B A
And celebrate each day
E A
We’ll make time for one another
B7 E
And fill our lives with play.

E A
We’ve been together 30 years
E A
I hope it’s 30 more
E A
The first time I met you
B7
I was sure.
A
You laugh at all my silly jokes.
E
Well at least, at a few.
F#
You smile at the rest
B
Cause that’s just you being you.

Chorus


E A
You sit in your chair
E A
I sit and play guitar
E A
No matter what we do
B7
We don’t go far
A
You’ll tell me something from your book
E
And I’ll play a song or two.
F#
You always will support me
B
My thanks are overdue.

Chorus
E A
Days can be exhausting
E A
And pleasures seem so bare.
E A
When obligations make it hard
B7
to care.
A
That’s the time to take a walk
E
Or watch an old movie.
F#
Anything, as long as
B
It helps us to see (that…)

Chorus
Fade E A