Welcome to my Songsheets page!
A happy place where lyrics and chords strum together with song stories and photos…
Now with correct chords (LOL)! (Edited on June 2, 2019)
I was driving to High Park to go bird watching when I saw a boot on the road. “There’s a boot on the road!” I said out loud for the very first time. The second time I said it, I sang it: “There’s a boot on the road, at the edge of the park; there’s a boot on the road, where there’s no sidewalk…”
Writing Boot On The Road in High Park’s parking lot, and on the trails, is one of my favourite songwriting memories. I also vividly remember pulling over on Parkside on my way home to take photos of The Boot.
In case you’re wondering, the other boot was just up the road.
I wrote the first half of Early This Morning on my 3rd floor patio. The second half was written in my backyard. When I finished writing the song, it was a delight to count 20 kinds of birds — all behind my Toronto home!
At the bitter end of winter, as the field of green lay hidden under a pool of mud and melting snow, I found hope and reassurance in imagining what was happening underground. Roots were awakening, and soon the flowers would declare it spring. I welcomed and anticipated the flowers by writing a song about them; and sure enough, a few days later, Snowdrops!