Posts Tagged ‘Guitar’

Cats in the Cradle

This isn’t really a Fathers day post. But in many ways it is. I wrote it originally in October of 2010. The more I go over it and see the relationship between my own father, and his father to me I am forced to think that despite the undertone…maybe it is about Fathers Day after all.

When your coming home Dad, I don’t know when
But we’ll get together then yea
You know we’ll have a good time then…

My Dad and I hold this song between us. Its a bit of a testament to when he was in the Navy and gone for months at a time. Before Facebook. Before Skype. Before E-mail. Before cellphones. Deployments on a Aircraft Carrier could keep him gone most of a year with little to no communication save letters via the ever so slow US postal service.

I got a lot of E-mails and Facebook comments with my rendition of Glory to Georgia. Couple of folks didn’t know I played.

I don’t…play well that is. I have a bad habit of repeating rifts over and over especially if I am singing.

My Dad, the man who taught me? He plays and does so semi professionally. If you like bluegrass you can see him on youtube as well.

But music has always been our bond.
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Witness

Brains been working over time last 2 days. Being snowed in will do that I guess.

Dental appointment got canceled. Again. I’m thinking there is a direct relation to my dental work and the weather. Had to cancel my VA appointment today for the same reason: can’t get off the mountain.

In other news my brain in overdrive has led me to tinker with my guitar, and one song caught my eye…err…ear, as it were. I like songs that tell stories. Songs that remind me of the old ballads. Might be why I love ballads and train songs, but I digress.

This song is no different.

I think I have about got the song down, however the pitches she sings are a bit of a challenge.

Either way, here is my current musical muse Lori McKenna with her song Witness to Your Life.

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