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little tayler    sound clip

Don't the food taste good
Don't the food feel fine
Don't life feel good
Most of the time

Little Tayler
Little Tayler
Goin' from moment to moment
Little Tayler

Don't the juice taste good
Don't the juice feel fine
Don't the water feel good
Most of the time

Little Tayler
Little Tayler
Goin' from moment to moment
Little Tayler

Don't the shaker sound good
Don't the shaker feel fine
Don't the music feel good
Most of the time

Little Tayler
Little Tayler
Goin' from moment to moment
Little Tayler

Don't the pony ride good
Don't the pony feel fine
Don't the sun feel good
Most of the time

Little Tayler
Little Tayler
Goin' from moment to moment
Little Tayler


Sam Turton: lead and harmony vocal, acoustic rhythm guitar, acoustic slide guitar
Jesse Turton: upright acoustic bass
Peter Grimmer: congas and percussion
Jane Lewis: harmony vocal


commentary

Tayler is my wonderful granddaughter, who at this writing is 20 months old. She has been fully loved and accepted by her mother, Teri (my daughter) and her father Trevor since she was in the womb. Tayler doesn't doubt that she is worthy and lovable because that is how her mom and dad have always treated her. She is completely in touch with herself and her feelings, and therefore has complete confidence in herself. She doesn't worry about the past or the future, but is a vibrant force of nature moving from moment to moment, right here, right now. Tayler is a living example, as all loved, free children are, of what life can be like.

When I wrote the song, I was impressed with her steady sensuous enjoyment of everything she came in contact with—how things tasted and felt—whether it was mashed potatoes or a tub of water. Food is as interesting to touch as it is to eat. Things may not always be pleasant, but that's okay too.

This is a country blues lullaby with a bounce, just like Tayler. The steady finger-picking of the open tuned guitar lulls us, but the Latin upbeat of uncle Jesse's upright acoustic bass makes us want to dance. The congas are like her footsteps and the shaker is the same kind of shaker I bought her for Christmas last year. The open E-tuned acoustic slide guitar and three-part harmonies (with granny Jane!) take us back to the country—where she lives.

Links to my articles inspired by Tayler:
Welcome to the World
Primal Love
The Happy Child
The Value of Tantrums