Song of the Day, January 1: Amelia by John Tams

TamsReckAmeliaToday’s song is a lovely ballad from John Tams. Amelia appears on his third solo album, The Reckoning. It’s a quiet song of separation. The narrator is left behind, working hard to earn his keep, while the title character wanders far “across the western ocean”. It conjures the independent spirit of Amelia Earhart, pondering the efforts of those left behind when pioneers strike forth. A longtime fan favorite, Tams frequently performs it solo or with regular collaborator Barry Coope. Enjoy the pair’s stirring rendition in this live performance today.


About Robert Hulshof-Schmidt
Freelance writer, researcher, online comic vendor, and project manager. Fan of a wide range of music -- especially folk and 80s pop -- vintage comics, British TV, and LGBT fiction.

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