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“Harper Lee”—First Song of 2008

hlee.thumbnailMy first song in 2008 was started in December of 2007. I was down in Harrisonburg VA, at my parents’ house for the holidays, and happened to see a brochure about Harper Lee, the author of “To Kill a Mockingbird.” It turns out Harrisonburg was doing the “1 City, 1 Book” program, and that book was “TKaM.” I read in the pamphlet that this amazing book was, in fact, the only one Harper ever finished, and that, in the intervening 40+ years, she has only published a couple of essays.
So, I wrote a song called “Harper Lee.” I’m still not sure if the line “but the next one never took” quite works? But e-mails are running 2-1 in favor of it. :]

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