When I start a piece of new original music, sometimes the chords and melody come first. Sometimes the hook comes first. With this song, I’m not sure how it developed.This new music is not so new. I wrote it years ago in 2002. I have a feeling the chords and the picking pattern on the high e-string were the start of it all.
Did I write it for my song circle? Duh … I don’t know. What I do know is I love the story. It’s about a strong, constant woman, living in a seaside fishing village, who’s husband goes to sea for months at a time. It might have been an homage to my friend Sue, who had a husband in the Coast Guard. He’d be gone for weeks at a time, stationed on a lighthouse in the middle of the Chesapeake Bay. A strong woman making the best of a bad situation. Trying to make things better for her daughter and namesake Constance.
I love the name. It has history. It defines the women who wear it and owns it. Constance making her way in the world.
It is a rough demo. Hope you enjoy it.