Long Way Out Wednesday 12: Gooseberry Girl

Gooseberry Girl The final free track is “Gooseberry Girl,” where the album and the story of The Long Way Out begins. Although it isn’t the oldest song of the dozen, it is the first song that I ever wrote on the harp. (My songwriting beginnings were on the guitar.) The title came to me after learning from a Scottish friend of mine that in the UK, the term “to play the gooseberry” is the equivalent of the American phrase to be a “third wheel.” Despite its sweetness, it’s a bit of a sad song, although it ends with a hint of hope for companionship in the future.

Thank you for listening to my music. I appreciate your open ears, and I hope you’ve gotten a chance to enjoy The Long Way Out.