Bob Cox
Buffy St. Marie

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Written by Buffy Sainte-Marie, I’ve played this song instrumentally for years to open and close shows and to remember people close to me. It has a beautiful melody and chord progression. This is the version I play to relax and reflect.

Bob Cox
Traditional

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A traditional English folk song dating back to the sixteenth century, the melody was used to accompany the popular Christmas carol written in 1865 by William Chatterton Dix. I play it in 4/4 and 6/8 time in D minor.

Bob Cox
Traditional

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Although an Irish anthem, the most popular lyrics for the tune are “Danny Boy”, written by English lawyer Frederick Edward Weatherly in 1910. Londonderry Air is also used as a hymn melody, most notably for I Cannot Tell by William Young Fullerton. I love the way the melody flows.

Bob Cox
P. D.

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This melody is from a hymn we sang in church when I was little. I always loved the melody. When I was older, but a lot younger than now, I was able to arrange it for solo guitar. This recording is the result. I still love the melody and find it inspiring.

Bob Cox
Traditional

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Probably the most recognizable hymn of our time, authored by John Newton and first published in print in 1779. According to hymnary.org, “This hymn is Newton’s spiritual autobiography, but the truth it affirms-that we are saved by grace alone- is one that all Christians may confess with joy and gratitude.” This arrangement is dedicated to my wife Annette who suggested I include the song on this CD.

Bob Cox
U. S. National Anthem

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I wrote this arrangement of our national anthem right after 9/11 2001. Like most Americans, I was stunned by the attacks. I tried to capture my feelings while trying to express my love and respect for our country with this rendering.

Bob Cox
Traditional

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Written by Albert E. Brumley, this is a very popular country/southern gospel hymn. I really like the happy message and happy melody. I try to give it a country feel, using Carter and Travis style picking mixed with some of my own style.

My recording was just licensed for use in a documentary, filmed in California entitled "Saved by Grace".  It's about retired race horses that have escaped slaughter by being sent to a wonderful home in Winchester, CA run by a woman named "Grace." 

Bob Cox
Traditional

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Written by Julia Ward Howe in the Willard Hotel in Washington D. C. in November of 1861 as a hymn. It was first published in Atlantic Monthly in February 1862. It used the melody from the abolitionist song “John Brown’s Body.” Since the Civil War, it has become a popular patriotic song as well. This song has a very powerful melody and lyrics. I heard this sung by my grandmother when I was a young boy. I can still hear her singing it.

Bob Cox
Robert Cox

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An original melody I wrote years ago and was recently inspired to finish for this CD. Gabriel is two and a half years old and is being adopted (from Ghana) by friends of mine. He has very special needs. Half of the profits of this CD go directly to him and his new American family, thanks to you!

Please remember that by purchasing the CD you will have helped a young boy with very special needs and his new American family. For further information about Gabriel and his parents Ryan and Summer Davis, please see the Store page.

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