Home By November
Written by Charis and Nancy Balyeat
Written in honor of Jonathan Balyeat who died November 2013 at the age of 25
Home by November is one of my few instrumentals I've put out there as an instrumental. I have tons of melodies running around in my head, but usually leave them there or just enjoy playing them by myself. Sometimes I get words to them eventually. I almost put words to this one but decided to leave it as it was. Charis wrote the Harmony for it and I Added the complimentary rhythm for a third part to make it suitable as a trio for fiddles. The seed of the song in the title came when our son died in November 2013. We kept in close touch with Jonathan while we were on the road and remember encouraging him we would be home by November. I would give him our itinerary always ending with when we would be back. This time, he was Home by November. He beat us there. Someday we will be home with the Lord and get to see him again. Love you, Jonathan.