Mothers and Daughters

I had only been playing the fiddle for 5 years when I wrote my first tune. I called it Mothers and Daughters. I wrote it for my mother on her 50th birthday. It was one of only two tunes I’ve ever written (the other was for my dog).

As a child I always wanted to play the violin but because we didn’t have much money I never got the opportunity until later in life when I could afford it on my own. I wanted to write a tune to celebrate my mom’s birthday and showcase all that I learned on the fiddle as an adult. I’m guessing the tune wasn’t that good though since I never played it again and can’t remember a note.

Unfortunately, the only recording I had of the tune was on a cassette tape and Lord only knows what happened to that. Even if I could find the tape I wouldn’t have anything to play it on. So the tune is gone. Created, learned, played, shared and now forgotten.

The moment though, will never be forgotten. I remember exactly what I was wearing, I remember who was there and I remember the smile on my mother’s face when she learned that I wrote her a tune on her birthday.

10 Years ago this week, my mom passed away. And though I haven’t written another tune since, I’d like to play a Scottish air called Hector the Hero, which is the tune I played for her at her memorial service in place of the tune I wrote.

So here’s to you mom, I love and miss you every day.

Hector the Hero: Tune 28 of 52

Join me next week for tune #29 from A Tune A Week.


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2 thoughts on “Mothers and Daughters

  1. Katrina, lovely thoughts and I’ve always liked Hector the Hero. Maybe your tune will come to mind unexpectedly some time.

    Randy

    Sent from my iPad

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