Freely Flowing

May 20, 2022 | Music, Songs | 0 comments

Freely Flowing has been included in the shortlist for the Open Category of the 2022 Australian Songwriting Contest. The top 30 selection is expected to be announced by the end of June 2023.
Freely Flowing was re-mixed and re-mastered 31 May 2023.

This is the song referenced in “Blue Book”, the story song I released a few days ago. I found the lyrics in a fifty year old travel journal. I tried to find Patrick Dietsch, the composer of the original song, but I was too late. He died in May 2021.

When I found the lyrics my memory of tune sort of came back. I was pretty sure about how the first line went and the first two or three chords, but I was unable to recover the rest of the song. So I decided to write a melody and chord progression that reflected the original song as best as I could recall. I really don’t know how much of the song was written by Patrick Dietsch and how much was written by me.

This became my song because I spent 15 minutes of scribbling on December 31, 1972. I’d love for it to exist for a few more years with just a smidgen less obscurity.

You can look up Patrick Dietsch on Google. He wasn’t a superstar but he was a successful and respected musician with a long career.

released May 20, 2022
Music by Patrick Dietsch and Daniel Weinstein
Lyrics and production by Daniel Weinstein


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