From the Archives is a series created in tandem with new PIO! Editor Brigid Finucane. We share songs from the extensive archives here at CMN by our own, wonderful members. This song was written by members Jackson Gillman and the late Bob Blue.
There is a little story behind this song: This has only happened a few times in my life — twice with Bob’s lyrics — I just started spontaneously singing the song and the tune seemed to fit and stuck. Incidentally, Two of a Kind (David & Jenny Heitler-Klevins) also recorded it, crediting me with the music. I think they came upon the tune from what Bob notated from simply hearing me sing it to him. I remember asking Bob if he wanted me to send him a recording but he declined, saying that wasn’t needed — he “got it.” I was impressed believing that he’d remember it from just hearing it once. So while the simpler version of what David & Jenny recorded is recognizable, it significantly differs from my original.
The Seed by Bob Blue and Jackson Gillman:
Words and music: TheSeed