Not too many words of explanation,but a couple that come to mind are "The Dutchman" by Steve Goodman and another song that was on a David Bromberg album many long years ago, the title of which escapes me, but was a song about leaving home for the first time ,or for good. It had little accompaniment at first but builds to an emotional crescendo that left me and my roommates welling up, all of us thinking ,I guess, of the similar experience we had just gone through and how things would never be the same at home. Anybody remember the title? Gee Whiz! Nothing like a bit of holiday melancholy. Just don't let the tears dilute your eggnog.