I wrote the first draft of this song as a joke, never intending to perform it. But, when I was doing my grocery shopping last week they were already playing Christmas songs. So that inspired me to finish the song. I did wait until after Thanksgiving to record it
This was written for a songwriters-in-the-round, at the Serendipity Cafe in Maynard MA, December 11, 2019. One of the rounds had to be a new song, written for the occasion, based on a prompt selected by the previous month’s audience. This month the prompt was “Claire is leaving!”.
The following is the complete collection of verses as submitted, with credits. The first part is my preferred set of verses, but feel free to substitute any of the “Alternate Fact Verses” if you like them better.
This is an older song, but a new video. Performed March 12, 2017 at the PCA Open Mike, in Westford MA, as part of a special tribute evening to local singer/songwriter/promoter/all-around-good-person Ellen Schmidt.
A seasonal song. I wrote this at the tail end of the winter of 2015 (the winter that the Boston area got 108 inches of snow). However, it’s relevant to any winter with snow, so I like to pull it out around February/March. This is a video of a performance at the Club PassimOpen Mic on March 9, 2017.