Another instrumental track from my project about my Danish ancestors.
Huge thanks again to Joe Bush for the drums here.
1950 National Dynamic lap steel and Bondo Gedsercaster guitar.
Last September I visited Denmark and had the chance to go inside this historic
lighthouse where my great-grandfather was the keeper 1915-20.
It is closed to the public, but on spec I wrote a letter addressed to “The Lighthouse Keeper”
and a while later I received a reply telling me how to gain access to the place.
I am grateful to Anders and Penille for opening up the lighthouse and allowing me, my son
and my brother to climb right to the top.
Over coffee and Danish strudel, Anders showed me a book from 1927 which confirmed
the record of my great-grandfather’s time at the lighthouse. It was as though I had passed
his polygraph test, and that this stranger from Hong Kong really was telling the truth
about his ancient ancestor.
The lighthouse was built in 1900, and the huge Fresnel lens is still operational.
The light flashes every 5 seconds, and I’ve arranged the closing section of the
song to reflect that timing.
Here is the link to the audio, but I’m told that a YouTube search for “Tad Lowder”
turns up a video in which my song has been used. What a thief!