Sheila A. Stovall

Sheila A. Stovall

BandCountryFolk

Has been described as folk/country. Six or seven songs in this genre. The many others are religious hymns. Only this piece was professionally recorded.

Biography

All music is based on personal experience...motivated by a need for a song that I couldn't find elsewhere. "Gotta Get Away" to ponder dissolving a marriage or trying to repair it...(This song, BTW, won an honorable mention from Billboard's songwriting contest, placing in the top 10 percentile) "Kiss Me, Hold Me Closely" - trying to revive passion that used to be...."Summer Evenings" - reminiscing about 3 part harmony on the porch swing..."Face in the Mirror" - when you see your mother instead of yourself! "The Hybrid Rose" - a wedding song. "Papa and the Baby Bear" - a father-daughter dance for the reception. Everyday happenings!

The religious music can make hair stand on end. I only profess to be the dutiful stenographer. Without fail, I'm asked where that hymn can be found. Unfortunately, even 28 years later, only in a binder in my music room.

Having been inspired to write music with only sight-reading experience from high school choir, I was really challenged since I had no musical instrument. I drew a keyboard on loose leaf paper and "played" those silent keys in order to place notes on a hand drawn staff. I could hear the music (with interior hearing) and had to preserve it. I learned to play guitar by experimentation only. There was no book with pictured chords, and I was living in a foreign country. "So that's an A-minor 7th!"

My dream is to find someone to listen to and record at least demos of these songs and hymns so that I may finally have something worthy of submitting for possible publication.

Lyrics

Will you care for me

Written By: Sheila A. Stovall

Hello?
Who is there?
I don't see well any more.
Could you come a little closer?
I can hear you at my door.
Since my vision's failed, my boys are grown, I'm feelin' so alone.
Is someone there?
Will you care for me?

Will you care for me?
I can't make it on my own.
Will you feed and shelter me
Now I've made this place my home?
And it is not my fault that I keep living on and on.
But til I'm gone
Will you care for me?

I know that you are busy,
You've got a lot to do.
And I hate to be a nuisance,
I just hate to bother you.
But the medicine I'm needin'
You won't find there on that cart.
A loving touch heals an aging heart.

Will you care for me?
I can't make it on my own.
Will you stop and talk to me
Now I've made this place my home?
And it is not my fault
That I'm still here and hangin' on.
But til I'm gone will you care for me?

I can hear your footsteps comin' and it's a comfort dear,
Just to know I'm not forgotten
And that you are very near.
And your voice wears a smile,
Though I can't see it with these eyes.
I know it's there! And I know you care!

Will you care for me?
I can't make it on my own.
Will you love and comfort me
Now I've made this place my home?
And it is not my fault
The Lord has left me here so long!
But til I'm gone will you care for me?

But til I'm gone will you care for me?

Discography

I've had 1,000 copies of "Will You Care For Me?" professionally duplicated to fill orders of requests. There are some schools of gerontology who offer it to graduating students. I was asked permission for it to be played for a TV ad for a nursing home in Iowa.

Set List

I do not perform...only write.