The Mudcat Café TM
Thread #89009   Message #1676936
Posted By: sharyn
23-Feb-06 - 12:53 PM
Thread Name: Your First song
Subject: RE: Your First song
O.K. Here's the first one, written when I was twelve, I think. My best friend titled it for me: The melody is pretty, minor.

A Companion Remains

I come to you in sore need of a friend.
The summer's turned to autumn and everyone is gone again.
Fearfully I come, as you'll soon travel too.

Your absence will surely break me
Though I'm strong, so you must take me
With you.

I want the road, if you would live that way.
For perhaps I will sling my guitar and go alone someday.
But I'm not ready for anything that new:

Your absence will surely break me
Though I'm strong, so you must take me
With you.

When all have left I'll stay behind in woe --
I wanted so to travel too, but you are the last to go.
Yet you stayed so long I wonder if you knew:

Your absence will surely break me,
Though I'm strong, so you must take me
With you.

___________

Great thread, Jerry! It's really fun to read all of these first songs.