A Little Bit of Red

I am skipping
In the dappled light of dawn
Through the forest
To my gramma’s all alone

Got up early
Washed my face and combed my hair
Mama helped me
Then she showed me what to wear
New black shoes
New white stockings
And upon my gold head
A little bit of Red
A little bit of Red

I love sitting
In my gramma’s front porch swing
We shuck peas there
And I listen to her sing

Oh her songs, they
Make me shiver as I laugh
Songs of young girls
Who are stolen on the path

Songs of beasts
That devour them
Leaving nothing where they’ve tread
But a little bit of Red
A little bit of Red

As I’m walking
Voices call me on the breeze
“Come and find us,
We are hiding in the trees…”

Dare I follow?
Now they’re singing out my name
Something’s changing
I may never be the same

It’s so dark here,
That it’s luscious
And in each flower bed
A little bit of Red
A little bit of Red

In the blinking of an eye
Something evil could fortake me
Drag me somewhere dark and dim
Bend me to it’s every whim

I am skipping
In the dappled light of dawn
Through the forest
To my gramma’s all alone…

(Based on Little Red Riding Hood – Brother’s Grimm)

Jill Freeman – Vocals
Joel Wachbrit – Guitars
Steve Nelson – Acoustic Bass
Robert Perkins – Drums
Debra Dobkin – Percussion
Jill Freeman, Dianne Miller and Ellie Baer – Backing Vocals
Eclipse String Quartet:
Sara Parkins – Violin and Violin Solo
Sarah Thornblade – Violin
Alma Lisa Fernandez – Viola
Maggie Parkins – Cello
Strings arranged by Jack Van Zandt