I composed this song many years ago and recorded it for my first CD “Heart Coming Home”. To date my youngest daughter tells me it’s her favorite song from all of my 7 CDs.
I was inspired by the passing of my older friend Mathew who was 92 when he died. He filled the role of a grandfather, telling me stories from long before I was born of what life was like for an orphan growing up in the early 1900’s. I’ll never forget his story of the 1906 earthquake, the look on his face when he told me how all the orphans in the convent were running for shelter under their bed crying “mommy, mommy, mommy”!
Perhaps you’ll hear the song as melancholy, but I also had the image of him being freed from a body that was somewhat a prison at that point in his life.
I hope you enjoy the song, and if you’re ambitious you can try picking it out by watching my hands.
I’ve been asked to transcribe it, but honestly it would be a lot of work for me. I may get to it someday.
If you’d like to hear the original recording you can find it on my “Heart Coming Home” CD on Amazon, iTunes, or here: https://tomasmichaud.com/cds/
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