The Mudcat Café TM
Thread #53225 Message #820832
Posted By: Barbara Shaw
07-Nov-02 - 12:31 PM
Thread Name: Mudcat CD Series: Violet
Subject: RE: Mudcat CD Series: Violet
Jeri, your lyrics are beautiful poetry. I belong to a writer's group with several talented poets, and I have not heard anything there any better than what you've written. You really have a special gift for the written - and apparently sung - word and I'm looking forward to hearing your songs.
Thank goodness I didn't post my corny lyrics to Connecticut Waltz but rather have it on 'Violet' as an instrumental. I should also probably mention for the liner notes of Connecticut Waltz that it is led by our fiddler, Larry Rothermel. He is a strings teacher at the local intermediate school, and did an arrangement of the waltz for violin, viola, cello and bass for his 7th and 8th graders. They played it at their spring concert, and claimed to prefer it to their other piece, the Brandenburg Concerto. I can guess why, but prefer to think it's the melody.
Thanks again, Amos, for your enthusiasm, inspiration and hard work.