|Halfway through the recording process
I decided we needed an acoustic tune to balance things a bit, so out came the folder of
songs I've been carrying around for 25 years. Most are half finished ideas, a line or two
of a verse or chorus or more, with the chords usually long forgotten.
Emily was pretty complete, with just the structure undecided.
I threw it together in an afternoon or two. It's my Guild D-40 on the left and the '59
"Lil' Gibby" LG3/4 on the right in a high strung tuning. I did the slide parts
in 10 minutes so Reggie would have something to sing to, and they stayed. Sam Coley plays
Reggie's vocal is a little haunting, as he caught
the emotion of the song right on. It's kind of a tunesmiths tune. People have asked, but
there never was a real Emily, I made her up. The words just sounded good together.