Original Song – “Only Three” (David’s Song)

Only Three (David’s Song) is a short, simple, soft and touching little song I wrote on our son’s third birthday in early 1990 – David’s 26 now – so you can see how quickly time flies by!  It’s one of my early works as I only started writing songs in the fall of 1989, and captured the sentimentality of watching our young son growing up before our very eyes.  Back in 1990 I wrote “Today is just a dream, In the memories of tomorrow, In the pages gone by…Time rolls on, Like a song” – only ‘tomorrow’ has now arrived!  As with a number of the early songs I wrote, I was at the time working with my friend Gordon Olvera to try to give voice to my songs – and I’ve shared the copyright credit with him.  Enjoy!

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I wrote “Only Three – David’s Song” in 1990 when our son was just three years old ~ he’s now 27 ~ how time flies! All three takes on Set 16 in 1997 turned out reasonably well and got progressively better each time, so I’ll share all of them with you here on Mother’s Day ~ this one’s for mothers and fathers everywhere! Enjoy! ♡ 🙂 Mark

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I wrote “Only Three – David’s Song” in 1990 when our son was just three years old ~ he’s now 27 ~ how time flies! All three takes on Set 16 in 1997 turned out reasonably well and got progressively better each time, so I’ll share all of them with you here on Mother’s Day ~ this one’s for mothers and fathers everywhere! Enjoy! ♡ 🙂 Mark

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I wrote “Only Three – David’s Song” in 1990 when our son was just three years old ~ he’s now 27 ~ how time flies! All three takes on Set 16 in 1997 turned out reasonably well and got progressively better each time, so I’ll share all of them with you here on Mother’s Day ~ this one’s for mothers and fathers everywhere! Enjoy! ♡ 🙂 Mark

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(Note: Emailed versions of these songs lose their chord alignment and formatting, so refer to the original post and/or the scanned lyric sheet as your guide!)

"One Three" (David's Song) - "Turn To Face The Music", Collected Works Volume II, Copyright 1990, Gordon Olvera/Mark Jones, All Rights Reserved

Only Three (David’s Song)

“Turn To Face The Music”, Collected Works Volume II, Copyright 1990, Gordon Olvera/Mark Jones, All Rights Reserved

D            A                    D

He’s only three years old today

D               A                       D

But there’s so much more to say

D          E                     D

Because three years old today

              D        A

Will soon fade away

A     F#m        D       A

Into childhood memories

           D F#m D               E

Just as color comes to the trees

E     D                   E6

And moments fade away

       D       A

Into yesterday          (End)

      E            E6

For time rolls on

       D              E        D  A

And three won’t last forever

      E             D6

For life’s like a song

      D          E        D  A

And it won’t last forever

A           E       A

Today is just a dream

A        D       A         D F#m E

In the memories of tomorrow

         A F#m A     E

In the pages gone by

         A F#m A     D

In the pages gone by

D            E

Time rolls on

         A

Like a song             (To beginning again)

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