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Sam Amidon – ‘My Old Friend’

Sam Amidon – ‘My Old Friend’


A lovely paean to a friend no longer with us is the touching subject matter of ‘My Old Friend’, sung by Sam Amidon and written by Steve McEwen and Craig Wiseman. It was originally a hit for country star Tim McGraw. Sam takes the song into a more gentle plaintive territory, illuminating the song’s sentiment with evocative instrumentation.

My old friend, this song’s for you
Cause a few simple verses
Was the least that I could do
To tell the world that you were here
Cause the love and the laughter
Will live on long after
All of the sadness and the tears

The song is taken from his new album Bright Sunny South out on Nonesuch Records on May 14th. The album features reinterpretations of songs like Mariah Carey’s ‘Shake It Off’, Planxty’s ‘I Roved Out’ and Andy Irvine/Paul Brady’s cover of ‘Streets Of Derry’.


01. Bright Sunny South
02. I Wish I Wish
03. Short Life
04. My Old Friend
05. He’s Taken My Feet
06. Pharaoh
07. As I Roved Out
08. Shake It Off
09. Groundhog
10. Streets of Derry
11. Weeping Mary

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