Something About A Song

There is a photograph of Theresa that was taken approximately four years after we were married. It is 3 AM and she is seated in a rocking chair holding Sarah Jane, our first child. This photograph ended up among a collection of other photographs taken from that period of time, tucked away in the cedar chest and forgotten about. One day, many years later, I came across this photograph and took notice that there was certain look of fear in Theresa's face, a fear that only a new mother might know. So, I wrote a lullabye, not for Theresa, but for the mother and the baby in the photograph, rocking her daughter to sleep while outside the window the stars sparkled around the moon. I dedicate From A Rocking Chair to all of the single mothers who are out there, at 3 AM, sitting in a rocking chair with a baby and a lullabye.

From A Rocking Chair was recorded by the Cape Breton Summertime Revue and features the vocals of Max MacDonald and Doris Mason.

This song is available as a demo to serious music publishers and recording artists.

From A Rocking Chair

Baby's crying, the night gets longer
stars are falling now all around the moon
in the kitchen mamma
she warms the bottle
sock feet, and housecoat wrapped
a single knot above her lap
keeping time to a favourite air
to a lullaby from a rocking chair
and she sings

Say goodnight to your sorrow
close your eyes and fly away
sleep will comfort and hold you
until the moment you awake
and when the sky returns the day light
all of the promises you kept
will disappear and I'll be here
waiting for you to cry for me again

Baby's growing into a young girl
gaining confidence and on her way to school
everybody tells her she looks like her mother
her eyes are brighter than the stars around the moon
and every night there's a song she likes to hear
one she remembers coming from a rocking chair
and she sings

Say goodnight to your sorrow
close your eyes and fly away
sleep will comfort and hold you
until the moment you awake
and when the sky returns the day light
all of the promises you kept
will disappear and I'll be here
waiting for you to sing to me again

She meets a young boy, he's only seventeen
the time and place is right and so they fall in love
they tie their heartstrings to the imagining
that this is how it's going to be for now and all their lives
so at the altar they vow to always share
an old song of love, and a rocking chair
and they sing

Say goodnight to your sorrow
close your eyes and fly away
sleep will comfort and hold you
until the moment you awake
and when the sky returns the day light
all of the promises you kept
will disappear and I'll be here
waiting for you to fall in love again