Every Time Papa Steps Off The Train

composed 2001 / © 2013

Papa's homecoming is a joyful ritual



Song Details





Musical Form

  • A – B – A – Coda

Song Details

After a soloist freely introduces the first phrase of the A theme, a jaunty melody ensues, with simple harmony. The B section is characterized by playful scatting back and forth between the two sections of the chorus. The A theme happily returns again and papa and child tumble into each other’s arms in the coda! This song provides a delightful experience for singer and audience alike!

Performance options

nice solo opportunity in the introduction; the swing rhythm of this piece might be enhanced with some simple choralography

Suggested uses

  • family-themed concert
  • Father’s Day event
  • to teach choral scatting