The Mudcat Café TM
Thread #22704   Message #3784390
Posted By: GUEST,leeneia
09-Apr-16 - 11:01 AM
Thread Name: Groves of Boho
Subject: RE: Groves of Boho
I'm glad you like the tune, #.

I have a lot of music in my system. Some mornings I wake from sleep, and there is short, original tune playing in my head. I have taken to writing them down before making breakfast. If I don't do that, it will be gone forever.

In the case of this song, I read the poem about 11 o'clock at night. I liked the poem and the birds in it, but it was high time to leave my chair and start moving around. I went into the kitchen to put clean dishes away, but that melody came into my head and would not leave me alone. And again, I knew that if I didn't open Noteworthy and write it down, it would soon be gone forever.

However, getting it all done was not simply a matter of writing down what had come into my head. The poem required quite a bit of custom tune-making. Dealing with the word 'col-leen' for example...