We’re always pleased when we discover creative musical pieces about Cecil County. Well after the piece on “Our Lady of the Highways” went up on the blog, a reader pointed out a song about this Cecil County landmark by American songwriter Zoe Mulford. Her 2006 CD, Roadside Saints, contains the track about the “stone lady,” a shrine that encourages prayer for the safety of travelers. You may want to click on over to Zoe’s website to check out the talented musician’s work, as well as the tune and lyrics of this song and others on the enjoyable album.
Words & Music by Zoe Mulford
Our Lady of the Highways stands on the right side of northbound I-95 just south of the Delaware border. She is especially beloved of truck drivers and traveling musicians.
Thank God for the radio and convenience-store coffee
Three hours you’ve been on the road, and it should have been dawn
North-bound to Delaware, you’ll pass the temple where
Our Lady of the Highways stands looking on
. . .
Hear the swish of the wiper-blades, rain on the windshield
Passing exit 100-A to the town of Rising Sun
Black sky fading into blue – clouds shift and the sun peeks through
Our Lady of the Highways welcomes every dawn
And blessed be…