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Miley Cyrus and dad Billy Ray perform duet to honor friend who took his own life

by Ree Hines / / Source: TODAY

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Miley Cyrus shared a moving family moment on Instagram Monday as she and her father performed one of his classic songs in honor of a lost loved one.

"If you only you knew how much I miss you," they sang together. "If only you knew how much I cared."

The song, "How've Ya Been," was featured on dad's 2006 album, "Wanna Be Your Joe," but as Miley revealed, he penned it years earlier following the death of a close friend.

"Suicide awareness month has come to an end but never should the fight for love and acceptance for all!" she wrote in the caption that accompanied the clip. "This is the 2nd song my dad ever wrote years ago after his best friend took his own life because of discrimination in his community ... Love love love ..."

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Miley referred to their touching home performance as a "magic jam sesh," and it's the perfect follow up to their last "sesh."

Billy Ray Cyrus and Miley Cyrus
Billy Ray Cyrus and Miley Cyrus at the amFar Inspiration Gala in 2015. Gregory Pace / Pace/BEI/BEI/Shutterstock

On Billy Ray's new album, "Thin Line," the father-daughter duo teamed up for a prayerful piece called "Angels Protect This Home."

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But, of course, these two go way back when it comes to sharing the musical spotlight.

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