Back in the ’80s, on the ranch, I met a neighbour whose story inspired me. She had been a single mother who had once been a teacher. Now she was in a new relationship and dedicating her time to homeschooling her son.
As she explained to me on a visit with him, he was dyslexic, and she wanted him to have what she knew she could do as an enlightened teacher.
She said, “getting the left and the right and the up and the down to move together as one picture.”
When they left my home, I noticed the essence of “love” hanging in the air from their visit.
So I grabbed my guitar and wrote this song:
A Little Bit Of Love.
A Little Bit Of Love ©Katie Kidwell, 1987 SOCAN
A Little Bit Of Love
A little bit of Love
It can change the way we see
Re-write our destiny,
Yes, it can!
A little bit of love
It can touch us where we are
Make us better by far
Yes, it can!
A little bit of Love.
To take the left and move it right
To take what’s down and lift it up
To bring “the picture of Life.”
If thoughts could heal
You’d be in flight
Inside your heart
You give your might
I see your picture in Life
Repeat last line: A little bit of Love…
Speak last line: Just a little bit of Love.
©Katie Kidwell, 1987 SOCAN
A Little Bit Of Love was recorded in Vancouver, B.C. Gord Maxwell on fretless bass (Ian Tyson), Larry Pink on steel guitar (One Horse Blue) and Rocko at the controls. Vocals: Katie & Gord. Katie on her Washburn guitar.
©Katie Kidwell, The Living Of Loving, 2019
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