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Hello everybody,

I hope you’re all keeping well. It seems like a lifetime since I flew over to Ireland, for my brother’s funeral. I left Chicago on February 18 and I’ve been here ever since. I feel very lucky that my son Declan joined me a few weeks back. He’s always able to put a smile on his dad’s face. I don’t believe I’ve ever not been performing for such a long period of time. So to help pass the time, I’ve been doing about 4 hours a day practicing. They say practice makes perfect, so boy! If that’s right, I should be getting pretty good by now. My next gig is August 21, at Chicago Gaelic Park. I’m going to keep my column short this time, I will catch up with the news next month for sure, but as always I have a song to share with you. I was very honored last month, when Nathan Carter, and John Farry asked me to join them in writing last month’s song. It’s a song Nathan wanted to write as a tribute to my brother. They were so close. Nathan, will be recording it soon. Also thank you so much for the wonderful write up you did last month, Nathan, it was very appreciated.

Lately I was sitting on my own in the home place in Silverbridge, and I started to feel lonesome, as I have a lot since My brother left us. So, I started to write about how I was feeling, then I picked up my guitar and another song about Nick was born. Since then, I’ve recorded the song at Stephen Smyth’s recording studios, in Portaferry. Stephen, a great musician, played every instrument on the track. He was also a dear friend of Nick’s. I’ll make it the song for this month. It’s called ‘A Little Healing’
As always, be good to one another, stay safe, and I look forward to seeing you in August.    

Best wishes, Joe

‘A Little Healing’
© Written by Joe McShane  Key C

Verse 1
Dreams of starry nights and yesterday
And some old friends we lost along the way
So many storms we’ve been through
But there’s nothing in this world, compares to losing you
Chorus
Sometimes I reach out for the phone
Then I realize you’re gone
If you know from where you are tonight how I’m feeling
Send me down a prayer so I can do a little healing
Verse
If I could only see you one more time
To let you know how much you’re on my mind
I hope before you left me here you knew
You were such a part of me, now my sky is not so blue
Chorus
Sometimes I reach out for the phone
Then I realize you’re gone
If you know from where you are tonight how I’m feeling
Send me down a prayer so I can do a little healing
Instrumental Key change C#
Chorus
Sometimes I reach out for the phone
Then I realize you’re gone
If you know from where you are tonight how I’m feeling
Send me down a prayer so I can do a little healing
Tag
Send me down a prayer, to help me through my grieving

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