This was the last song Judy and I sang to our neighbors on October 2, 2020 during our "Covid Caroling" version of my Friday evening "Sing Out the Darkness" sessions. By October, the weather had gotten colder and rainy, and it was getting darker by 7:00 PM when we sang, so I had to end the "season". In April when I began my Friday evening singing out to our neighbors, I never imagined the weekly singing would go on for so long.
This song seemed like an appropriate song to finish with. I believe bandmate Pat McIntyre sent me the link in September to John McCutcheon's great rendition of his newly written song. I was immediately taken with the song and began working on trying to learn it from his recording. The song is, sadly, perfect for these times.
In my recording, Judy joined me on the harmony for the last two choruses and the bridge. Also, I just realized that things sound better if you have the ability to listen with speakers, headphones, or ear buds - the tinny speakers on our iPads and iPhones are worse than the old speakers on transistor radios. (Boy, does that reference date me!)
Here is the version that inspired me, performed on his recently released CD by its author and great folk performer of the last 40 years, John McCutcheon:
Season's Greetings, Merry Christmas, and a Happy New Year. Back at you in 2021!
Here is my version of "Six Feet Away" - (Click "Download File" to listen)