As I live in Australia, I have not heard this song before and not familiar with it. I told Erwin to give me a few weeks to see what I can do.. I did a search on Youtube and found there are other songs with the same title but managed to find Gary Valenciano's recording . It is a lovely song and decided to work on it straight away. Applying the techniques I wrote about in my blog, " How to learn songs quickly and play it well ", I was able to get the song ready for recording within 2 weeks. (bit tricky for keyboard players as midway through, the arrangement trasposes to the Key of B (seven flats) . ( I smile as I get through that passage.. ) Erwin's magnificent performance transcend the feelings and emotions of this song.. There is a saying, ' Music is a wondrous gift from God " and I felt that listening to this video. I did say to Erwin that this song was made for him. Thank you for sharing your gift and passion for all to enjoy. It was a Great pleasure to collaborate with you on "Ikaw Lamang".
Erwin Lazaro / Vocalist & Dennis Dizon / Pianist
- For I can never afford to be away from you
This is the Karaoke Version with Tagalog lyrics and scenery from the Philippines