While She Sleeps

from Closing Time by Doug Young



Our cat, Missy, liked to hang out in my studio, where she was usually an absolute terror, biting my toes, knocking over mics, and meowing at the tail end of otherwise perfect takes. But as I recorded this tune, she slept nicely at my feet. Missy passed away in 2011 after losing a fight with cancer. I played this tune for her the night she died, giving a new meaning to the title. She is missed.

DADGAD Tuning, Capo III


from Closing Time, released November 11, 2011
Doug Young: Ryan Mission Grand Concert


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Doug Young is a fingerstyle guitarist, composer, teacher and performer who lives in the San Francisco bay area. He is a Contributing Editor for Acoustic Guitar Magazine and is the author of the Mel Bay best-selling book "Understanding DADGAD" as well as "A DADGAD Christmas" ... more

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