“The Music Therapists’ Anthem”
I’ve only found one copy of the music for this song, plus a rough, incomplete handwritten draft, and it’s dated 2007. There are many copies of other songs, which suggests that Pam didn’t perform this one much, if ever. She did take it from the paper draft to a computer-generated one, which is farther than she took many songs.
The lyrics were published in 2018 by the Orleans Writing Group as a poem, reproduced below.
In a writing workshop in 2014 (apparently, as per the “Writers Block 2014” note in margin) she made note of some possible changes, presumably from feedback by another participant who didn’t like the two-syllable line endings. In particular, see the note in the margin: “Consider 1 syllable ending 2nd line.” On her printout of the music (reproduced below), it appears that she tried to apply the changes to the original tune. It seems that she made some edits to the poem version published by the Orleans Writing Group, which was used by Allison Calvern in her article about Pam.
I’m leaving the marked-up version below for general interest. The download is of a cleaned-up version with the original words. You, the singer, may choose which version you prefer. – HH
Clean version of original lyrics
Marked up lyrics
As published by Orleans Writing Group, 2018