Lily Was Here - Cover

gospelbj1 wrote on 7/13/2015, 5:20 PM

"Lily Was Here" is a Jazz Piece that was performed and made famous by the amazing saxophonist Candy Dulfer.  I remember immediately falling in love with this song when I first heard it and I must have played that song a thousand times.  I finally decided to try my hand at covering it...with piano instead of saxophone of course and this is the end result.

I present the cover of "Lily Was Here."  Enjoy!!!



Former user wrote on 7/13/2015, 10:24 PM

Hi Brenda:

I remember this quite well.  Brings back some fine memories...  Smooth Jazz at its finest!  What some people may not know is that Candy is one heck of a saxophonist.  Who knew that the Dutch could produce such an amazing Jazz artist (let alone, such a sensational female saxophonist)?  In the world of music -- especially Jazz music, "female" sax players are relatively rare (when compared to their male counterparts).  Why this is so, is really not entirely understood.  However, if one conducts a search around the Internet, you will see (thankfully) that the music (all genres) landscape is changing in a big way.  If you're a musician or just a lover of music, you'll know that this is a very good thing.  (Think Traci Wynn - tenor saxophonist: and these other "sax goddesses):

Brenda?  As far as I'm concerned, I'm preaching to the choir when it comes to your music selections and presentations.  No real surprise.  Simply a wonderful cover version of a really hip tune. 


Former user wrote on 7/13/2015, 11:24 PM

Hi Brenda

I hate to admit that I am not familiar with this tune but I really like your rendition.  It's fun to do a cover and do your own "thang" with it.  I'll locate the original on YouTube but I'll bet you dollars to donuts that you version is right up there with the original!

Beautiful cover


Former user wrote on 7/14/2015, 4:20 AM

Hallo Brenda!!!

Die Melodie mit den Sax ist einfach wunderschön,hier muss Ich gestehen das mit dein Klavier Sehr gut  rüberkommt.

Hat mir sehr gefallen und habe es sehr genossen.

Liebe Grüße


Former user wrote on 7/14/2015, 7:39 AM

I am one of your fans is I'm proud of, your music that is always able to convey feelings and this is very important.
Also I would say that this song is instrumentally that lvello sound is a professional level.
excellent compositional work


stuallan wrote on 7/14/2015, 11:05 AM

Hi Brenda,

I too remember this very well and had to run out a buy on "cassette" at the time. I loved that version and I love your version as well.The keys give it a slightly softer vibe which I enjoyed very much. You captured all the nuances of the original and added a few riffs that couldn't be done on the sax, very tasty indeed.

Well played and arranged.

Great job!



-Celina-Neatly- wrote on 7/14/2015, 1:07 PM

It's me again. Love this music. Brenda - sensational! Just love laying back, closing my eyes and relaxing at the end of the night to this. Congratulations.

All the best. Greetings...

GBTraveller wrote on 7/15/2015, 5:48 AM

Realy nice Smooth Jazz Brenda.

I like it very well.

Greeting Freddy

TommyG wrote on 7/15/2015, 7:34 AM

Yes, this tune is well-know all over the world. Your version is somehow more active as the original, very, very interesting. I would say, you`ve done a good job, sounds fantastic.

Piazzini wrote on 7/15/2015, 2:02 PM

Hoi Brenda

Very gentle cover of this beautiful classic.

A very nice work, but when I miss something out of the prevalent saxophone solo.
For me, as a former saxophone player this is a "must have" for this song.

a very nice cover.

en liebe gruess vom


gerrycix wrote on 7/15/2015, 4:52 PM

Hello Brenda
Great interpretation ... you're getting used to it too well .... very nice!
Great job my friend!

Ciao David

Former user wrote on 7/16/2015, 11:45 AM

I like it

olivier28 wrote on 7/16/2015, 6:14 PM


que du bonheur , j'adore cette musique merveilleusement interprété....


Very nice

thank you





Sandro_Glavina_Channel wrote on 7/17/2015, 3:26 PM

Excellent performance !! ciao da sandro

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Edi-no1 wrote on 7/27/2015, 10:05 AM

Hi Brenda,

I love this song and your version is really good. With piano sounds also very interesting. Carefully done.

Excellent stuff.

Best wishes,






TetleyAnderton wrote on 8/1/2015, 7:02 PM

Go Brenda !!!  I always enjoyed that song and I like your touches to it.

MuggeMaker wrote on 8/12/2015, 10:17 AM

Great cover, Brenda!

Very well done .. I enjoyed. 

5* for an amazing work!

WtraatW wrote on 8/31/2015, 4:06 AM

Bravo Brenda    Très bonne musique

Former user wrote on 8/31/2015, 9:07 AM

Waaauuuuuu.... Este tema lo conozco y esta version que has hecho me parece genial,gran feeling,muy bueno,Este teclado suena real y natural...¿¿¿Quizas lo toques tu???,Esta cancion siempre me hizo sentir libre,,,,Free...Aplausos en pie...

Former user wrote on 8/31/2015, 9:09 AM

OK,lei tu informacion,,,,,Si el piano natural......Bravo...

Former user wrote on 9/12/2015, 12:10 AM

Hi Brenda!

Sorry, i´m verry late but my time is very short! What a nice cover-version! I love this song very much and your playing is so fantastic. GREAT!!!! GREAT!!!!! GREAT!!!!! Thank you so much, for sharing with me and I wish you and your family a very nice weekend. Thank you also, for your many lovely comments on my Tracks. 5 Stars and the FAV!!!!


Many greetings to you


TrishM wrote on 9/19/2015, 7:14 AM

Hi Brenda

I listened to this again this morning with a cup of coffee.  What a great way to start the day.  Mellow as jello and just perfect. Good to be back if only just to listen to my favorite people


AugeAugeAuge wrote on 10/16/2015, 4:25 PM

Very well done!

nafets. wrote on 12/24/2015, 9:38 AM

klar kenne ich die urfassung,sehr schön nachempfunden !

respekt,hat hier auch Ihre ganz eigene note,Brenda !

gefällt mir sehr ,prima gespielt....vorallem finde ich die disharmonischen kurzen einspielungen faszinierend.

i like it und

ein frohes weihnachtsfest wünsche ich Ihnen und Ihrer Familie !