Some years ago, I wrote an acoustic fingerstyle guitar tune that reminded me of my buddy, our dog. When I eventually recorded it for a CD in 2007, I decided to name it “Sweepers Song”.
Because I’ve been mostly self-employed, we hung out together almost every day for 12 years. I got to know him well. He lived to play, and he made perfect strangers smile (unless they happened to be a dog.) He made me slow down and have fun.
I knew this day would come of course, but never wanted to think about it. Now that it has, and I’ve put images to the music, I realize just how right I was. The song finally has a purpose.