Songs: #1: "Angels Linger" I wrote this a long time ago for a friend that was having a hard time. #2: "I Will Never Grow Tired" I wrote this song after sitting with Pete and Toshi Seeger on their deck watching the sunset on a summer evening. It's for them. I hope they never get tired because they have a beautiful appreciation of what is really important in life. #3: "Sybil Ludington" Sybil Ludington is known as "the female Paul Revere" in Carmel, NY, where I live. When she was 16 years old in 1777 the British attacked nearby Danbury, Connecticut. Sybil's father Henry Ludington was a colonel in the local militia. He sent Sybil out on a rainy night to muster his troops and they ended up turning the British away. When Pete Seeger found out I lived in Carmel he told me the story of Sybil Ludington and said, "Somebody should write a song about her." I wrote this song and sent it to him. He changed a few words, a chord, and added a verse. The song is from the father's point of view, the way Pete suggested it should be. From experience, I know a mother would feel the same way. Ride on brave daughters! #4: "Remembering" This is a song about having a lot of memories and missing the people you remember. #5: "Firefly" This song is written for my beautiful daughters. #6: "Little Boy" This song is the true story of a boy in my music class the first year I taught in Beacon, NY. He was a child who often chose not to follow directions and seemed disinterested in anything I had to offer as a teacher, instead spending his time goofing off and rallying all the other goofer-arounders in class. I said something to him one day after class, I don't remember exactly what, but it was something like, "Why are you acting so foolish when you could really be a leader of the other children?" The boy started to cry, and I realized how little I knew of his life and how much I needed to learn to understand him. That was the day I started to become a better teacher. #7: "Forever" A wedding song I wrote for my dear cousin's wedding. We visit them in Wisconsin in their straw bale house (they built it themselves) every year. #8: "When I was Most Beautiful" One day Pete Seeger showed up in my classroom while I was eating lunch. He said, "Hey Susan, have you ever heard this song?" and this is what he played. I could not stop thinking about the song and felt I had to learn and record it. The words were written by Noriko Ibaragi, a Japanese poet who lived through WWII. Pete wrote the melody. He hopes that no one will change the lyrics, but I just had to at the end of the song. When he heard it, he laughed. #9: "Home" I wrote this song for another cousin's wedding and for the start of their life together. #10: "Scotch and Soda" This song was my Dad's favorite as covered by the Kingston trio. The true composer of this song has never been found. I recorded this the day after my Dad died suddenly and we played it at his funeral. A song for a truly happy person.