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River Lady

From the C.D. "How It All Started"


      Is that a similarity to the old time song Shady Grove that I hear?  You guessed it!  And if you didn't know, now you do.

     I was having a problem with all the interchangeably stock lyrics that I hear folks sing to this haunting old melody, so I decided to write my own, based on the way the tune makes me feel at times. One thing led to another and soon the melody itself started moving sideways, and before I knew it I had a sort of fresh song that sounded old.

     This is the only vocal selection on the C.D. because it's a soundtrack, and since it's a soundtrack this selection wasn't used.  It was fun creating, and I love the cello.  It's getting easier and easier to play.