The God of All Small Boys

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My friend Joe Lamb​ has written an excellent historical novel for children.

It's a tale about a group of pre-teen boys; a coming of age story set in Dundee, Scotland during the Great War (WWI). I wrote this song from an advanced copy he sent me for proofreading. The lyrics of the song were based on a description of a "den" constructed by the boys, and depict a single scene, on a grassy hillside into which the den is dug. Joe was then kind enough to write the song back into the book, thus it is quite literally a scene from the book.

I imagine this song as being sung during the end credits of the movie made from that book. There are two versions: THIS one is sung by me.

Full song bio at music.cratchit.org/2014/08/shadow-god-of-all-small-boys.html
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lyrics

A dreary Autumn's day
Just west of the sea
Beside the Law and Tay
You will find me

A shelter from the storm
Some corrugated iron
A bit of chimney pipe
A paint pot filled with fire
Will keep me warm...
Will keep me warm...

And The God of All Small Boys
is looking down
is looking down
The God Of All Small Boys
is looking down
is looking down
On me...

Listen, you can hear
Echoes of a war
Our fathers shed their blood
There is nothing more
That we hold dear...
That we hold dear...

And The God of All Small Boys
is looking down
is looking down
The God Of All Small Boys
is looking down
is looking down
On me...
On me...

The God of All Small Boys
is looking down
is looking down
The God Of All Small Boys
is looking down
is looking down
On me...
On me...
On me...
On me...

credits

from Memories of Tomorrow, track released August 11, 2014
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Title and book: Joe 'Covenant' Lamb
Music and lyrics by Dave Leigh
Track art by Dave Leigh. Painted in the GIMP from a referenced photo. (i.e. this ain't a photo, it's a drawing)

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"Dr. Lindyke" is the nom de plume of William Hoover and Dave Leigh. William writes lyrics; Dave writes music. Though we write a lot, neither of us are really performers, and we LOVE it when people cover our songs. Please do.

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