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!”.
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.