Sleeping In (Counting Sheep) by Shaun Solo published on 2010-01-09T00:16:58Z SLEEPING IN (COUNTING SHEEP) (2007) began taking shape in my mind years ago. walking to work, a few short phrases came to mind, with a melody: my mother took her life in the sixties, but swore that she would always be there with me my mother took her life when i was sixteen, i don't know how we never saw it coming i wrote these lines on a scrap of paper. years later, when i found the scrap, i remembered instantly where i had first come up with them, the melody, etc. moreover, i started to think of more lyrics and penned a few more stanzas in minutes. i was so overcome with the joy of finally completing the lyrics that i grabbed my concertina and started playing a few simple chords. i didn't know how to play well enough to get the melody i had imagined, so instead i played some simple drones and sang along with it. i did this twice and was so pleased with the results that i loaded up my computer and recorded the third take. that recording is presented here; it's rough and quiet, but i'm quite happy with it.