Category Archives: EFS Music

These posts contain links to recordings of my original songs and guitar instrumentals.

“There Are (Songs To Be Sung)”

5/9/93 That’s the date in the top right hand corner of page 273 of the first volume of my songwriting notebooks. Page 273 also contains the finished lyrics – four verses and a chorus – of the song I eventually … Continue reading

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Through It All, So Far

Today is my personal new year’s eve. It is the day before I start getting answers to the questions posed in a certain no-longer-cute song by The Beatles. When I started thinking about commemorating this day here on sixstr stories, … Continue reading

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No. 7

Today is sixstr stories’ seventh birthday. What better way to celebrate than with a brand new song?! Especially if that song has seven verses! (Ok: it has eight.) I wrote “Weekdays, Weekdays” with my grandson in mind and, well… just … Continue reading

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Pat The Fish

I first took my daily morning walk on the concrete-paved promenade of New Hampshire’s Hampton Beach State Park back in October. Starting that morning near the southern end of the park, I began looking for some kind of landmark that … Continue reading

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A Thanksgiving Song (Reprise)

The other day, I was telling a friend about this song and I couldn’t quite recall all the details of its story. As I searched the sixstr stories archives, I thought, “Time for a reprise!” So, here’s to Lydia Maria … Continue reading

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On This Historic Day…

…I’ve become a grandfather. “Oh, Boy!” (“Oh, Boy!” was composed and performed by yours truly, with all due respect to Buddy Holly and Big Bill Broonzy.) Happy Birthday, Grandson.

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“Before Breakfast”

November 8, 2014 was a Saturday. Waking up with a tune in my head on a morning when I could actually take the time to sit with my guitar and get notes down on paper was a gift. Three days … Continue reading

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Guitar Music: “The Water Is Wide”

sixstr stories, as it says on the home page above the right hand corner of the close-up photo of my favorite guitar, is “Just another WordPress.com weblog.” Last December, the nice folks at WordPress sent me an email titled “Your 2015 … Continue reading

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These Wide Waters

Last July… I spent the better part of a Wednesday morning and early afternoon in the emergency room of my local hospital. Our 14-year-old family station wagon was suddenly reduced to a nearly-worthless pile of spare parts, scrap metal and … Continue reading

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Songs

Long before I started writing this blog, I wrote songs. Love songs, story songs, list songs, silly songs, songs about songs, songs without words, songs drawn from the day-to-day of my life. Thirty of those songs – including tracks from … Continue reading

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