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Small Child


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paul f. page

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The score for this song can be found here:
http://www.paulpage.org/Paul_Page_Music/Miscellaneous_Songs.html

Written in 1993 for my mom's memorial service and just rediscovered in my archives. I thought I would share it...and thought she would like me to.

Mom's name was Rose. Thus, the photo from my garden.
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Lyrics
When I was just a small child,
You held me in your arms;
Rocked me and held me gently;
Sang to me quiet songs.
You were my inspiration.
You were like a tree
Giving comfort, giving strength to me.

then I was growing older.
You helped me find my way.
You guided every footstep;
Helped me to fly away.
Standing there proudly smiling,
Willing to set me free,
Giving comfort, giving strength to me.

I don't know how I'm gonna get along without you.
Don't know how I'm gonna live this way.
Don't know how I feel when I can't see you each morning.
Day won't seem the same then;
Nights will seem just a little bit colder then.

Later I watch you grow old,
Watched as your life slipped by.
You never seemed to worry.
I always wondered why.
then you were standing bravely;
Then you slipped away.
Always comfort, always strength I must say.


I don't know how I'm gonna get along without you.
Don't know how I'm gonna live this way.
Don't know how I feel when I can't see you each morning.
Day won't seem the same then;
Nights will seem just a little bit colder then.
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Uploaded: Mar 23, 2012 - 10:03:06 PM
Last Updated: Mar 23, 2012 - 10:03:06 PM Last Played: Jan 30, 2017 - 07:38:22 AM
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Comments
michaeljayklein said 1861 days ago (March 24th, 2012)
Beautiful Paul...
To all of us whose have to content ourselves with remembering our mothers in our hearts for now, you touching song says it all. Outstanding work everywhere here (one can never expect less from you) and thanks for sharing this. Michael
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DWL said 1860 days ago (March 24th, 2012)
A lovely sentiment
and a beautiful song beautifully performed.

Thanks for sharing Paul.

Cheers

Dick


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KCsGROOVE said 1860 days ago (March 24th, 2012)
small child
the delicacy of that first note ... :-)
What a lovely tribute to your mom
She must be smiling now :-)
KC
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alackbass said 1860 days ago (March 24th, 2012)
Small Child
A lovely melody and heartfelt lyrics! A beautiful tribute!
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Philip18 said 1860 days ago (March 24th, 2012)
Small child
Quite beautiful. Your playing is delicate and precise. Your vocal is full of emotion. A lovely tribute, Paul.
PeterB7858 said 1860 days ago (March 24th, 2012)
Gentle
Hi Paul. Am I going crazy or did I comment on this a week ago? Anyway, I still like it. Take care, Peter
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alfredthepelican said 1858 days ago (March 26th, 2012)
Hi Paul
As everyone has said a lovely song and a great performance. Thanks for sharing it with us.
Cheers
Mark
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CIASM_ZENABI_ said 1858 days ago (March 26th, 2012)
small child
very nice sentiment. very well written, performed and sang. cheers graham
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awigze said 1858 days ago (March 26th, 2012)
Paul
This expresses on so many levels the love of a child to a mother and a mother to her child. Thanks for opening this to us. Rose, is remembered this night. Do you think we will all be together some day?

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PatriciaGirl said 1857 days ago (March 27th, 2012)
Lovely
A great encapsulation of your life with the one that loved you the most. A great homage to the one mother in all of our lives.

Always so heartfelt, always so beautiful. Thanks for sharing it with us =)

patty
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dave_b said 1857 days ago (March 27th, 2012)
Small Child
It can't get more heartfelt then this. And that piano is truly great.
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RochaMalhada said 1855 days ago (March 29th, 2012)
Dad passed in 2000

It was hard and difficult under the circumstances of his prostate cancer, and that he had served his life in dedication to the Lord's ministry...

But I miss him, his ever strong attention and advice to our every need.

. - Harold
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J.A.Stewart said 1852 days ago (April 1st, 2012)
Musical Love Letter
Kudos to you, Paul. The one thing I've never been able to do is to get through a composition like this. I can write a tribute to a loved one, but I just can't perform it without breaking down.

You've done both here... without being maudlin or too emotional. It's just honest... and touching. Poetic it is that a Rose helped you flower as a person. ;)


--- Joe
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davisamerica2 said 1852 days ago (April 1st, 2012)
Thanks Paul.
A beautiful tribute. You know she's smiling. I'll keep this one too. I can certainly relate to this. T
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Doug Somers said 1851 days ago (April 2nd, 2012)
Rose
Any mother would be pleased to hear of her beneficial impact and importance to her child, but to have it expressed in this tender and evocative way would also make her very proud of her child's considerable talents.

A truly lovely tribute Paul.

Peace,
Doug
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Moviz said 1833 days ago (April 20th, 2012)
beautiful lyrics
with a lovely gently building backing to the lovely vocals, so smooth and flowing..... lovely nostalgic memories sung with feeling and with a lot of meaning for myself as well as others...... wonderful tribute, regards M
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