Shimmering On 
(Jody Stecher/Vegetiboy Music BMI) 

A long time ago I was gratefully remembering my mother’s love for her children. I played these tender feelings in the key of A major on my then-new Santa Cruz H 13 guitar. The music was in some kind of bizarre time that was hard to recapture, even though I had made a cassette recording which revealed that it was actually in plain ol’ 2/4 time. When I tried to play it on the fiddle it wanted to be in 3/4 time. I sometimes argued with my mother but not with this tune, and so it became a waltz. When I tried to play it on the mandolin it wanted to be in G major. And that’s where it has settled for over a decade. The slightly cheesy descent on the D chord that follows the A chord in the second part might have been a reflection of the kind of thing I heard on the radio as a kid during the years I was the principal recipient of my mother’s love.  The title is a quote from my song “Fly Away Home”, which is on the CD Wonders and Signs:
All of your work is over and done 
All of your love keeps shimmering on. 

So there you have it. 

Jody Stecher: mandolin 
Chad Manning: fiddle 
Keith Little: guitar 
Paul Knight: bass