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The Child I Never Knew

by Murray Webster ft Jennifer Lee Ridley

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The Child I Never Knew commemorates a specific child loss but may also resonate for you in many other ways..

It was written as part of my Songwriting Masters portfolio and is movingly sung by Jennifer Lee Ridley who also did the flute and string arrangement..

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The Child I Never Knew

Verse 1
We waited so long for you to appear
Now you would have reached your teenage years
You didn’t get to wear your baby shoes
I blew a goodbye kiss
To The Child I Never Knew

Verse 2
And the careless words that people say
Being on the outside every day
I didn’t get to watch you as you grew
I had to say goodnight
To The Child I Never Knew

But I can smile at a playground swing
I laugh at a nursery rhyme
There's a joy in the falling leaf
That makes me think about you sometimes


Verse 3
It seems like centuries have passed
But all those memories still last
I feel those breaths you never drew
And I lay to rest
That Child I Never Knew

I had to say goodnight
To The Child I Never Knew

I blew a goodbye kiss
To The Child I Never Knew

© 2012 Murray Webster


released May 26, 2022
Murray Webster - Words and Music, Classical Guitar, Production
Jennifer Lee Ridley - Vocals, Flute and String Quartet Arrangement


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Murray Webster crafts engaging & catchy Pop/Rock & Introspective Folk from personal experience & a rich tradition of classic songwriting.

He has played iconic venues such as The Hammersmith Palais,100 Club The WAG (Whiskey A-Go-Go), The Astoria, The Soho & Bracknell Jazz Festivals as well as internationally.

He teaches the art and craft of songwriting at
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