1. M'bira Lullaby

Composed early 1990’s after hearing the hypnotic vamps of South African jazz pianist Abdullah Ibrahim (aka Dollar Brand).
Incomplete lyrics inspired by my long daily commute, imagining a long-haul trucker (touring musician?) coming back to family after weeks on the road.


It’s been a long drive
A cold night
Raining since the afternoon

I just called to say
I’m coming home to stay
And won’t be leaving soon

Hush now baby, don’t you cry
Daddy’s home, so dry your eyes