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Eli and I wrote this song over the course of several days at Summersongs Songwriting Camp, where we had just met. The song arose from a dream Eli had the night before of her late aunt Rebekah.

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REBEKAH

©2016 Eli McNamara and Mary Elaine Mahon/Six Pelicans Publishing, BMI

Woke up last night, you were clean, clad in white
With lavender strewn in your hair
Mother kissed your two feet then blessed your two hands
Gently she laid you to rest

I was so young and you seemed so strong
You had a laugh like a queen
Now I wish for your song but now that you're gone
I'm content with your voice on the screen

(Chorus) Oh Rebekah,
I’m hearing your voice in my own
Oh Rebekah

With cascading black hair and a smile like spring
You effortlessly closed your eyes
Now that we've all been released from the pain
I’ll just keep listening

(Chorus) Oh Rebekah,
I’m hearing your voice in my own
Oh Rebekah

(Bridge) And I wasn't told when you left this world
Over ten long years ago
But bitterness was laid to rest
When your song surged through my soul

(Chorus) Oh Rebekah,
I’m hearing your voice in my own
Oh Rebekah,

I’m hearing your voice in my own
I’m hearing your voice in my own
I’m hearing your voice in my own
Oh Rebekah

credits

from REACH FOR THE STARS, track released February 3, 2017
Lead Vocal & Acoustic Guitar: Elaine Mahon
Electric Guitar: Gabe Valla
Bass: Lon Williamson
Vocal Harmonies: Sam Mahon & Elisabeth Williamson

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Elaine Mahon Gainesville, Florida

With her 2017 release, REACH FOR THE STARS, Elaine Mahon has written a collection of songs that evoke a sense of wonder while inspiring hope and offering empowerment. Mahon's songs reflect her perspective as an astronomer, while remaining deeply rooted in the natural world we all live in. Mahon performs solo at festivals, venues and house concerts in Florida and throughout the Southeastern US. ... more

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