On The Porch

So much to say - so little time!

With summer in full swing my thoughts have turned to certain songs that evoke that hanging out under the trees kind of feeling. This song was penned for my dulcimer a few years back while I sitting on my front porch actually. I also play it on my piano, but here’s the dulcimer version to celebrate the last day of July! (haven’t uploaded the vid yet – so stay tuned – until then here are lyrics)

On The Porch

Sittin on the porch waitin for twilight
Summer’s settled in and it feel right
Listen to the crickets two-note roundelay
Pulsing in the night till break of day

Chores are callin from the kitchen sink
But I’m sure the dishes can wait, don’t ya think?
Cuz oh, wouldn’t it just be a shame
To waste the magic of the night away

C: ON THE PORCH A TIME TO SAVOR EVENING
AS THE DAYLIGHT FADES
LIGHT THE TORCH WAVE TO THE NEIGHBORS
SING A LOVELY SUMMER SERENADE

Get a daily dose of therapy
Out here on the porch the medicine is free
A breeze tips the treetops so they bend and sway
The sprinkler on the lawn gives off a misty spray

C: ON THE PORCH A TIME TO SAVOR EVENING
AS THE DAYLIGHT FADES
LIGHT THE TORCH WAVE TO THE NEIGHBORS
SING A LOVELY SUMMER SERENADE

B: What is this as daylight ends and shadows come to call
Blissful peacefulness descends and everything’s alright afterall

C: ON THE PORCH A TIME TO SAVOR EVENING
AS THE DAYLIGHT FADES
LIGHT THE TORCH WAVE TO THE NEIGHBORS
SING A LOVELY SUMMER SERENADE

NancyKellyMusic C 2009
Penned on a June evening in 2008