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Stock Music track: If We Only Knew

Smooth retro swing number with full 30+ piece big band setting the tone for male crooner vocals. Nostalgic sound that might be heard in the 40’s, 50’s, or 60’s.

Shockwave-Sound.com T11715 22.95 84.95

Track details

Track ID number: 11715
CD-collection containing this track: (None)
Genres: Vocal Jazz music - royalty free jazz with vocals -- Jazz: Soft & smooth jazz -- Jazz: General & faster jazz
Moods/Emotions: Happy / Joyful / Positive -- Cool / Funky / Strutting -- Laid back / Easy-going / Chilled -- Funny / Playful / Whimsical / Comical
Suggested Production Types: Historical / Retro: 1960's -- Historical / Retro: 1950's -- Historical / Retro: 1920-1940's -- Lounge / Cafe / Lobby / Bar -- Love Story / Romance
Prominent Instruments: Bass (Upright/Acoustic) -- Brass section / Horns -- Drums (Drum Kit) -- Piano (Acoustic) -- Vocals (Male) / Singing with Lyrics
Tempo feel: Medium
Tempo Beats Per Minute: 116
Artist: Buddy Moncrief
Composer: Buddy Moncrief (BMI)
Publisher: Acoustic SwaneeLand (BMI)
PRO / Non-PRO Track? PRO (What's this?)
WAV file bit depth: CD-quality / 16-bit (What's this?)
Lyrics: If I knew you I might know
What kind of flowers in your garden grow
What kind of colors make your eyes glow
And if they’re brown or they’re blue

If you knew me you’d like me
You’d know what a heck of a guy I can be
We’d fall in love eventually
If we only

Maybe someday we’ll look back on this
We’re gonna reminisce just like old couples do
‘Cuz old couple were strangers once too

If I knew you I’d know your name
And how you put all your friends to shame
Your nights of losing at the dating game
Would be officially through

If you knew me I’d open the door
To all the beauty that life has in store
And we’d have found what we’ve been looking for
If we only knew
If we only knew

Maybe someday we’ll look back on this
We’re gonna reminisce just like old couples do
‘Cuz old couple were strangers once too

If I knew you I wouldn’t ask
About the guys you loved in the past
I wouldn’t have to wear a silly mask
To prove myself to you

If you knew me I’d open the door
To all the beauty that life has in store
And we’d have found what we’ve been looking for
If we only knew
If we only knew
About the Artist
Buddy Moncrief Buddy Moncrief

Somewhere out on New Route 66, about 50 miles west of Sinatra and 75 miles east of Tom Waits, Swanson struts his swingin' and singin'. He loves Dave Frishberg songs and Johnny Walker in a tumbler. He'd like to hear Kurt Elling cover Stone Temple Pilots. Lonnie Johnson is God.

On his latest full-length release "We Can't Party Like We Used To" (2009 Acoustic SwaneeLand), Swanson pounds out 12 original vocal jazz cuts with a cool retro vibe. His bluesy vocals and tasty guitar licks remind of crooners past and present - Sinatra, Cole, John Pizzarelli come to mind - but his clever songwriting has a leaner, edgier feel to it that puts him squarely in the current century.