This is a special song inspired by recent events at the London Olympic games. Among other firsts, sixteen year old Gabby Douglas is the first African-American gymnast to win gold in the woman's all around event. What an accomplishment! Gabby's performance, as well as the story behind her achievement, solicited tears of pride and respect, and motivated David to write this song.
It is arranged with six-string acoustic guitar, harmonica, and voice and was recorded on a small digital Boss four track in David's home studio. He wrote many verses and toyed with many lyric ideas, and these are just the words that stuck at the time of recording. David felt the song should be released ASAP, but other words (some more political than others) are available, if there is interest out there in using the song in the "Gabby" machine that will hopefully continue to churn during and after the Olympic games.
Miss. Douglas is a true inspiration to all people, any age, any color, who persevere through difficult and challenging circumstances. Her spirit and dedication are monumental, her smile and countenance through both victory and defeat is admirable, and her historic performance will be remembered for generations to come.
David's unique yet recognizable Dylanesque "harp-from-the-heart" guitar and harmonica style is the perfect folk sound for celebrating Gabby's hard work and dedication.