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I wrote this song after a holiday gathering in which my whole family was present. Playing it always gives me the impression of warmth and good feelings that come a full house gathered for the holidays. This song is heavily influenced by both traditional American music and traditional Celtic music.
When I was a kid, we had an enormous catalpa tree in the front yard which held aloft a tire swing. I'd sit in it endlessly and just let the win sway me to and fro as I watched our hayfield shift in the breeze.