"My Father's Waltz" as written by and Daniel R. Messe....
Forty years since you washed ashore
Carried out of the sea
On the mast of a man-o-war
That once brought you to me

Throw your overcoat over a chair
And lay all your lazybones down
May this night keep you here
'Til tomorrow



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"My Father's Waltz" as written by Daniel R. Messe

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    General CommentWhat a beautifully quiet and soothing song, yet with a touch of melancholy.

    I think Dan Messe of Hem says it best: "My father, he had cancer this past year and we were trying to keep him alive. We actually just lost him about a month ago. I wrote that song for him and had Sally sing it. We burned him a copy when he went to the hospital. I know it made him very happy, and I know it probably kept him there a little longer than he otherwise might've been. Like so many of our songs it's about trying to find comfort in what can be an incredibly hard place to live."
    starkmadon August 20, 2010   Link

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