“YELLOW ROSE OF TEXAS” FOR MY “YELLOW ROSE OF TEXAS”

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My “radio silence” does not mean abstinence from music. On the contrary, I have been playing my Clavinova more than ever.  All sorts of weird and wonderful melodies are coming out.

Last night, for example, I had a dream in which the “Yellow Rose of Texas” song was playing. I had never played this tune before.  But the music left such a strong impression on me that I kept hearing it long after I had gotten up.

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So while Elizabeth was making breakfast, I started playing it. She sang and danced to it while fixing it.

“I don’t really know what this is about,” I told her as we sat down to eat.Quilt_TXs

“I am your Yellow Rose of Texas,” she said.

pul-couture-fashion-maui-28She sure is. Born and raised in Corpus Christi, Elizabeth is as Texan as a Texas belle can be. Three-and-a-half years ago, she even made this wonderful Texas quilt which won the first prize at the Maui County Fair of 2010 (right).

And she also stole the spotlight at a Fashion Show we attended at the Maui Arts & Culture Center 2.5 years ago. The photo on the left was actually published by the Honolulu Star-Advertiser, Hawaii’s premier newspaper in its report about the show.

So I knew I had to record my version of the “Yellow Rose of Texas” for “My Yellow Rose of Texas.”

Here it is…

“YELLOW ROSE OF TEXAS” FOR MY “YELLOW ROSE OF TEXAS”

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