Yesterday was a happy, happy day! I had the wonderful and profoundly moving experience of showing my daughter, Erin, the music video for One More Pitch, a song I wrote to celebrate her childhood and the joy of our Daddy and Erin times together.
Click here to read about the history and meaning of One More Pitch. You’ll find the lyrics to One More Pitch at the bottom of this post.
I am forever indebted to my very good friend Jeffery Goodson for writing the music to go with my lyrics and for doing such a beautiful job of putting this video together. That’s Jeff with the guitar at the start of the video.
All the home movie footage and photos are of Erin and me. Special thanks to Kate, Erin’s mom, for ably handling photographer and videographer duties over the years.
Thank you, Jeff, for your creative genius and your good heart. And thank you, Erin, for being the best darn girl in the whole darn world. I love you so!
ONE MORE PITCH
There was homework to do but it had to wait,
The April night called us and so did home plate,
With a bat on your shoulder in front of the tree,
I’d pitch to you ‘till it was too dark to see.
I’d tell you, “Swing hard, keep your eye on the ball,”
But how well you swung didn’t matter at all,
It was our time together and I won’t forget,
What happened each time I’d say, “It’s time to quit.”
You’d say, “Please, Daddy, one more, oh, please,”
As your pigtails danced in the breeze,
And since you’re the girl I love and adore,
Of course, I said you could swing at one more,
And a line drive would whiz by my face,
And you laughed as you rounded each base,
Yes, the day you were born, I struck it rich,
And I’m glad that you’re learning that there’s always time for one more pitch.
These days spent with you are the best that I’ve known,
Soon, you’ll be grown up with a kid of your own,
When she calls me to say I’m the one that she loves,
I’ll say, “Come on over, I’ll get out our gloves.”
And she’ll say, “Please, Grandpa, one more, oh, please,”
As her pigtails dance in the breeze,
And since she’s the girl I’ll love and adore,
Of course, I’ll say she can swing at one more,
And a line drive will whiz by my face,
And she’ll laugh as she rounds every base,
Yes, the day she is born, I’ll strike it rich,
And she’ll have fun learning that there’s always time for one more pitch.
There was homework to do but it had to wait . . .
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