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Even Better Than Chocolate CD

 


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1.  Fortuneteller
2.  Even Better Than Chocolate
3.  Tempo of Time
4.  Because the Sky Fell Down
5.  Tin Cans & Twine
6.  Early Spring
7.  Circle of Each Other's Arms
8.  Sandalwood
9.  Trust Me
10. Siren Song
11. Rage of the Innocents
12. Hope
13. Agree to Disagree

1.  Fortuneteller
2.  Even Better Than Chocolate
3.  Tempo of Time
4.  Because the Sky Fell Down
5.  Tin Cans & Twine
6.  Early Spring
7.  Circle of Each Other's Arms
8.  Sandalwood
9.  Trust Me
10. Siren Song
11. Rage of the Innocents
12. Hope
13. Agree to Disagree

 

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The Dolphin's Daughters CD

 

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1.  The Dolphin's Daughters
2.  Quiet Little Life
3.  Marry Me, Mary
4.  Nantucket Girls Song
5.  Old Stone
6.  Moon and Sun
7.  Like Wonder Woman
8.  Legend of Mother Bailey
9.  Boots and Slippers
10. The Maid on the Shore
11. To a Fringed Gentian
12. Time at the Table
13. Celtic Blessings

1.  The Dolphin's Daughters
2.  Quiet Little Life
3.  Marry Me, Mary listen & download FREE
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A pair of portraits hang facing each other in the Stonington Lighthouse Museum.  They are William Brewster, the captain of the whaling ship, the Tiger, and his wife, Mary.  In the 1840s, Mary was one of the first women to go to sea aboard a whaling ship.  She kept extensive journals of her travels.  These journals can be read in Joan Druett's book, "She Was a Sister Sailor", along with excerpts from other shipmates' journals and background annotations, much of which was researched at Mystic Seaport.  This song is William Brewster's marriage proposal to Mary, as I imagine it.

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4.  Nantucket Girls Song
5.  Old Stone
6.  Moon and Sun
7.  Like Wonder Woman
8.  The Legend of Mother Bailey listen & download FREE
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The Groton, CT chapter of the Daughters of the American Revolution (DAR) is named for Anna Warner Bailey, also known as Mother Bailey, the heroine of this song.  After the American Revolution, the young nation was not yet able to manufacture sufficient quantities of goods for her people and unwilling to depend on the English to meet their needs.  Shortages of essential goods, including textiles, were common.  So, in 1813, when British ships seemed about to blockade New London Harbor, the soldiers at  Fort Griswald went searching house-to-house for fabric to make cannon wadding.  Mother Bailey offered this memorable solution.

The pronunciation of "Thames" in the first verse of this song differs from the river, Thames, in England.  During the Revolution, Americans changed the way they pronounced many place names as an act of defiance against the British.  The events in this song take place in Groton, Connecticut, USA.

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9.  Boots and Slippers
10. The Maid on the Shore (traditional)
11. To a Fringed Gentian
12. Time at the Table
13. Celtic Blessings

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Since many of my performances are benefits for hunger relief through LUNCH (Local United Network to Combat Hunger), I wrote this song to close my shows.  It is a collection of traditional Celtic blessings, highlighting the importance of lending a hand and finding joy in simplicity.  Audiences sing along on the chorus and participate in hand motions.

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