Clara (cover)

by Jason Mendelson



Solo cover of "Clara" from the Clara Barton Sessions album.


Oh Clara, heartstrong angel of the battlefield
in the wartime on the front line how your spirit was revealed

and she opened up her heart like a field hospital

when the war came, with your hands trained, how you heard the call
long an anchor for the fallen, yes you cared for all

war has ended, tear-streaked pages through the mail slot of your door
men who others had forsaken, a cause that you could not ignore

the city changed like a shoreline, your offices fade to rust
but your stories still live on, underneath the splinters and the dust


released January 1, 2019
Song originally written and performed by The Clara Barton Sessions Players: Greg Adams, Manny Arciniega, Jonathan Een Newton, Anders Fahey, Brian E. Farrow, Marty Frye, Jonny Grave, Kate Saylor, Laura Schwartz, and Margaret Wasaff.

Be sure to check out the full Clara Barton Sessions album for the original version of Clara and 19 more fantastic songs that "demonstrate the living tradition of music that transcends through time, as authentic now as it was 150 years ago."

Also be sure to visit the Clara Barton Missing Soldiers Office next time you're in Washington, D.C. to experience the legacy of one of the most important women in American history.


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Jason Mendelson Washington, D.C.

Multi-instrumentalist, producer and composer Jason Mendelson of Alexandria, Virginia created MetroSongs in 2010 with the goal of writing and recording a unique original song for each of the DC area's 91 Metro station locations, based on local history and character. The project was completed in April 2017 with Volumes 7 & 8. ... more

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