Kathy Fraser

Kathy Fraser

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Reflections

Written By: Kathy Fraser

“REFLECTIONS”

Here I’m sitting in my rocking chair
Tiny ribbons running through my hair
And I’m smiling, always a smile.
Here I’m swinging ‘neath a willow tree
Scratches showing up on either knee,
But I’m laughing, laughing happily.

CHORUS:
Glued and pressed to this old book
And faded though they be,
These memories sure do mean a lot to me.

Here I’m waiting for my first big dance
Wondering if I’ll get a second glance.
What would mom do? What would she do now?
Here I’m standing in my wedding dress,
How I got here, I can only guess,
But I love him, love him faithfully.

CHORUS:

Now I cherish every holiday
Waiting for the kids to come and stay
And the house grows full of eager noise.
Here I’m sitting in my rocking chair
Quite contentedly with graying hair
And I’m smiling, always a smile.

What Daddy Is Saying

Written By: Kathy Fraser

“WHAT DADDY IS SAYING”

It’s late in the day, dinner’s ready for five when the phone rings.
It’s her husband calling to say that she shouldn’t wait for him, he’ll be working late.
But a catch in his voice makes her think something’s wrong.
She’s wondering why he can barely go on, barely go on.

CHORUS:
So she puts her hand over the phone, and yells to the kids to be quiet so she
Can hear what daddy is saying.

He says he’s confused. He doesn’t know what to do. He won’t be back tonight.
Then he tells her he’ll call when he finds himself. When he finds himself, whatever that means.
And he tries to explain what he’s feeling inside
With a voice so low it’s no more than sigh, no more than a sigh.

CHORUS:

He says it was hard to make the choice that he did, but he thinks it’s right.
He would only be fooling himself if he were to come back home to them tonight.
And he asks her to kiss all the children and say their dad sends his love
Although he’ll be away, he’ll be away.

Then she puts her hand over the phone, and calls to the kids to please hold her so she
Can bear what daddy was saying.

Never Knew My Name

Written By: Kathy Fraser

Never Knew My Name
A man rode to town ‘bout a year ago,
Bought up some land that I lived below,
And he never knew, never knew, never knew my name.
Tall and fair was he,
He’d come in search of a bride to be,
But he never knew, never knew, never knew my name

Chorus: Word spread like a prairie fire,
Catch him (her) if you can.
Ladies (Men, they) dressed in their best attire,
Vying for his (her) hand

I met him at a fair in summertime,
But just as we spoke someone caught his eye,
And he never knew, never knew, never knew my name.
I turned and there, in fine array, was a girl that I knew from school days,
But she didn’t look, didn’t look, didn’t look the same.

(Chorus)

A man rode from town ‘bout a day ago
With his wife and child, and as I watched them go,
I knew he’d never know, never know, never know my name.

You're the One Who's Strong

Written By: Kathy Fraser

"You're the One Who's Strong" aka "Hi-Dee-Hi"

Hi-dee-hi, it’s good to have you back where you belong and Hi-dee-hi.
Hi-dee-hi, it’s nice to know you’re there if anything goes wrong. Daddy, you’re the one who’s strong. Hi-dee-hi-dee-hi. Hi-dee-hi-dee-hi.

Chorus:
When the world is cold and gray, and I feel like crying,
No one else can comfort me. You make it warm and bright again, and
Hi-dee-hi-dee-hi. Hi-dee-hi-dee-hi.

It’s good to have you back where you belong and Hi-dee-hi.
It’s nice to know you’re there if anything goes wrong. Mommy, you’re the one who’s strong.
Hi-dee-hi-dee-hi. Hi-dee-hi-dee-hi.

2nd Chorus:
When the world is cold and gray, and I feel like crying,
There’s no one else who can comfort me. You make it warm and bright again, and
Hi-dee-hi-dee-hi. Hi-dee-hi-dee-hi.