Mary Blake

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A song of praise adapted from Psalm 16
A variation on the tonguetwister, written for crowd participation. It should be funny, as many in the crowd will find it very difficult to participate. It is to be sung in 3 or 1. The first word of every line is on the downbeat for the measure. I sang it to the tune of a calliope (C E G, low G, E, G) to my kids. It is to be sung very slowly at first, to let the audience join in. It is sped up over several repetitions until the singer has outpaced the audience, at which point he sings the last two verses to wind up the story.
Description of the wistfulness that comes in separation (by distance) from a close friend -- it could be a breakup or death, but not necessarily. There is a longing for the friend and a struggle to visualize clearly, but in a dream your friend may come to you very, very clearly.
Kids' singalong style song, conceived to the tune of "There's a Hole in the Bottom of the Sea" (until the repeating verse at the end -- the bird's actual song -- to which I had another tune) about a proud bird singing of his own attributes.
Description of two people who are interested/involved in each other but are not connecting. Both are afraid, or too proud, or otherwise deterred. Inwardly they care deeply, but they can't seem to will themselves to the place of vulnerability.