The Mudcat Café TM
Thread #68089 Message #1143030
Posted By: Glen Reid
22-Mar-04 - 11:53 AM
Thread Name: Rick Fielding's passing. (March 20, 2004)
Subject: RE: Rick Fielding's passing.
About 10 or 12 years ago Rick wrote this gosple song and with his blessings, I sang it to the packed congregation of St. Andrews, Presbyterian church in Burk's Falls.
Rick and I had done a concert together in this same church a few weeks previously, so these folks certainly knew of and appreciated the man and the song.
I know it tickled Rick to have his tune done in front of a live Christian audience and I gave him a copy of the taped performance.
After hearing the sad news yesterday I dug out the tape and listened, for the first time in all these years.
Tears flowed freely from one who never cries.Tears for the old friend I'll never see again, but tears also of optomism and hope, that were clearly written in the words of his song.
He's definately working a new gig and still singing a song.
I'm gonna sing with the angels, when my time comes around
This life is just rehersal, till I'm heaven bound
I'll be well prepared to take my place, with harmony and rhyme
And I'll sing with the angels, when its time.