Farewell My Friend

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"Farewell My Friend"
Song by Dennis Wilson
from the album Pacific Ocean Blue
Released August 22, 1977
Recorded 1976-1977
Length 2:22
Label Caribou Records
Sony Music
Songwriter(s) Dennis Wilson
Producer(s) Dennis Wilson
Gregg Jakobson
Pacific Ocean Blue track listing
12 tracks
Side one
  1. "River Song"
  2. "What's Wrong"
  3. "Moonshine"
  4. "Friday Night"
  5. "Dreamer"
  6. "Thoughts of You"
Side two
  1. "Time"
  2. "You and I"
  3. "Pacific Ocean Blues"
  4. "Farewell My Friend"
  5. "Rainbows"
  6. "End of the Show"

"Farewell My Friend" is a song written by Dennis Wilson. It was released as the tenth track for his 1977 solo album Pacific Ocean Blue. The song was released as a single in Europe as the B-side of the "River Song" single. The single however, failed to chart. The track, as with the rest of the album, was credited as having been produced by Dennis Wilson and his close friend Gregg Jakobson. Dennis Wilson sings the lead vocals on this and every other track on the album. The song also features vocals from his brother, Carl Wilson.

The song was written as a tribute to Otto Hinsche, the father of Billy Hinsche and the father-in-law of Dennis Wilson's brother Carl, who was married to Annie Hinsche. Dennis wrote this tribute to Otto Hinsche, as he had died in Dennis's arms. Dennis described the song as "sort of a happy farewell".[1]

The song was played at Wilson's funeral in January 1984.

Sources[edit]

  1. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 2009-12-06. Retrieved 2009-12-05.  It's About Time - Dennis Wilson interview with David Leaf

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