Mudcat Café message #867598 The Mudcat Café TM
Thread #55149   Message #867598
Posted By: Genie
15-Jan-03 - 01:58 PM
Thread Name: Mudcat CD Orchid: Liner Notes PermaThread
Subject: Mudcat CD Orchid: Letter From Lilac Acres (Marum)
Here is a perfect example of the liner note info to include and how to format it. (You may want to add email addresses.)


21.   Letter From Lilac Acres  (Jed Marum ©2002, Celfolk Publishing)
Jed Marum, guitar, vocals; Rick Fielding, autoharp; Dennis Pendrith, string bass;
Don Reed, fiddles; Curly Boy Stubbs, guitar

"I've read so many many letters from the US Civil War era; husband to wife, father
to son, sister to brother, and all have a common thread.
 Expressions of deep faith,
words of personal affection, and wishes for well being are all mixed in, it seems to
me with comments about every day life.
 After the attacks on America of
September 11, 2002, I saw a young woman telling a TV camera crew just how
blessed she felt when she discovered that
her husband was among the survivors at
the World Trade Center. I remembered then, similar expressions in letters from
home to soldiers who had
survived battles during the Civil War.  I wrote this song
from the perspective of a young woman who might have been living in the home of
my wife's
family in Southboro Massachusetts (Lilac Acres)."
Jed Marum

"As I write you this letter, the lilac's in bloom;
The color still lingers on the daffodils too,
And this springtime's as pretty as any I've known.
May the Lord keep you safely and deliver you home.

"There's a spot on the river down by the mill pond
Where the boys have been fishing since the first light of dawn.
How they've grown since you've seen them these long, painful years!
Now the winter is passing and the summer appears.

 "I've begged the Lord over and over again
 To send you home safely to me.
 When so many have fallen, so many good men,
 To hold you again is a blessing, indeed.
Now I'm counting the moments 'til you're home to stay."
Signed, "With love, your Louisa," on the 13th of May.

 (Break, then repeat verse 2 and chorus)

Tag:   "May the Lord keep you safely, and may God speed your way."