Happy Canada Day

Happy Canada Day to all my Canadian friends and family, both near and far.

It still excites me to share the video of the first public concert where my song Canada, Our Canada was performed on April 28, 2017, by Elder College Singers of Delta, BC which is the singing group I belong to.  It was part of Celebrating Canada’s 150th concert series.  I wrote both the music and the lyrics.

Here is the link to me reciting the lyrics: https://youtu.be/Ob00BpvhyqQ  

HEART SONG – a ballad by Jean Kay

Day 25 of  NaPoWriMo – “Let’s try a musical form — the ballad. Traditionally, ballads were rhymed poems that told a story of some kind, and were often set to music. If you have any musical talent, it might be fun to try and actually make a tune for your ballad!”  Here is what I sang on to my page this morning. I must now write down the tune before it leaves my head.

HEART SONG

 

What song do I hear my heart sing

as I greet this beautiful dawn?

A song of love or a song of joy,

like the birds sing every morn?

 

When our sun rises each morning

I will let my spirits rise too,

though I don’t know what the day may bring

or what I’ll be guided to do.

 

I can be happy regardless

of challenges coming my way.

I control my feelings and my thoughts,

I know I can have a good day.

 

Love is my constant companion

there is nothing I can’t achieve.

I need to apply my faith and trust

and be true to what I believe.

 

So what song is my heart singing

as I greet this beautiful dawn?

Its’ a song of love that’s filled with joy

I will sing like a bird each morn.

 

Repeat last verse.

 

Jean Kay

April 25, 2013

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