Fare Thee Well
- I’m In Your Corner
- Good Dog
- Small World
- My Next Drink
- Country of Exiles
- Say Yes
- The Last Time I Ascended
- Come See What Love Has Done
- Walk the Walk
Bob Franke’s first studio recording in seventeen years; genuine, gentle and true. Like another faithful “worker in song,” when Bob sings “Alleluia,” we believe him.
Small World © 2017 Robert J. Franke
Once my world was wide, full of possibilities.
While I waited for my chances to come, I was deaf, I was dumb, I was dreaming.
It was cold inside, hiding from hostilities.
Still I figured that a man with a rhyme and a meter in time could break through.
Life came and happened, choices were made every day.
Some were mistakes, some were fabulous breaks, good for me when I saw them that way.
Now my world is small. Love has made a heart for me.
Fond goodbyes to all the roads never taken, the found and forsaken, not meant to be.
If I loved at all, they are all a part of me.
Now whatever I may do, all my world is you
Bob Franke: acoustic 6 & 12 string guitars, electric slide guitar, keyboards, vocals
Martin Grosswendt: mandolin, acoustic lead guitar, electric guitar
Buffie Groves: backing vocals
Geoff Bartley: acoustic guitar, electric guitars and percussion
Matt Castilla: alto saxophone
Rufus Crissom: drums