When She Kissed Me

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When She Kissed Me was composed September 15, 2014, using the "Film Orchestra" -- two flutes, two oboes, two clarinets, two bassoons, 2 horns, two trumpets, 2 trombones, timpani and percussion, a harp, two keyboards, 2 guitars, 2 violins, 2 violas, 2 cellos, and contrabass. The words to which the melody originally went say it all:

When she kissed me, the ground seemed to tremble / Though it may have been my knees that gave a knock / And my thoughts seemed to run disassembled / Like a brace of kittens scrambling from a box. / Then the sky, that was crimson, turned to blue as before / And the sun reassumed its usual place in the sky / But the girl who had kissed me – where was she? / Had she gone? / Was there no-one by the garden wall but I? / 2. So the days turned to years close beside her / In the houses we could manage on our pay / While the shades of the past still inside her / Released yesterday so she could love today. / Then the sky, that was gloomy, turned to light, as it should, / And the sun reassumed its proper place in the sky / And the girl who once kissed me still is here, heart to heart, / Wife and mother, sage and child, goddess bride. / 3. When she kisses me, the ground seems to tremble / Though it may just be my knees that give a knock / And my thoughts seem to run disassembled / Like a flight of pigeons soaring from a rock. / Then the night sky of spirits turns to gold in the dawn, / As the sun lifts its golden arch above silver falls, / And though we both are old now, still from your wiser eyes / Looks the girl who kissed me once, by the wall.