A touching song about an evening Cheryl spent with some friends. The guy had been living in Europe for some time, but would come home every year or so. He and the gal would get together and talk about old times. Cheryl would often get invited along. At the end of the evening, they ended up talking on a front porch. Mrs. Pinocci (pronounced Penuchi), one of the neighbors, stopped over with her guitar, and they spent a good deal of the night passing the guitar around and singing songs. Here is a live performance of Mrs. Pinocci's Guitar on YouTube.
Mrs. Pinocci wrote Cheryl a nice letter thanking her for the nice evening. This note appears inside the CD booklet.
Cheryl has told some interesting stories about what happened since this song was written.
Mrs. Pinocci once told Cheryl that if she hadn't gotten married, she would have gone into show business. At one point, Cheryl was performing in Florida where Mrs. Pinocci spent her winters. The local radio station found out about this, so on the night of the show, the announcer introduced Mrs. Pinocci, who came out on stage and introduced Cheryl. After the show, Cheryl and Mrs. Pinocci stood next to each other with their Sharpies autographing CDs.
After one show, Mrs. Pinocci's son met Cheryl. He had brought his own son to the concert, who was quite impressed that someone had written a song about his grandmother.
- Mrs. Pinocci'S Guitar
- Words And Music By:
- Cheryl Wheeler
- Diane and Billy been friends forever
- They go back a long time
- They grew up together
- She called to tell us
- He'd written from Rome
- For the whole month of August
- He'd be at home
- So we went to see him
- At her house one evening
- In the place where they'd spent all their summers as kids
- We walked all around
- In the small bay side town
- Where his Dad's called the bingo for thirty-five years
- And later on that night
- Under the porch light
- Mrs. Pinocci brought her six string over
- She said she'd been playing since she turned fifty-seven
- And now I guess she's more than twenty years older
- She played Yankee Doodle we sang along with her
- She passed it around and we all played a number
- Neighbors and friends dropped by for a little singin'
- Then later a guy no one knew came to sit in
- For the moon on the water
- For the light from the stars
- Oh I thank the spirits
- Whatever they are
- For friendships that last
- Songs from the past and
- Mrs. Pinocci's guitar
- (P) May 27, 2003
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