Georgie's song to take off
A SONG written by nine-year-old Oxley resident Georgina (Georgie) Groth to take her mind off flood concerns is now taking on a life of its own.
Georgie was on holidays in Gladstone with her aunties at the time of the flooding in Ipswich, her mother Suzanne Parker said.
“Although I was pleased she was safe, being stranded in Gladstone created its own problems with her worrying over us back here and wondering if she still had a home to come back to.
“Still, she turned that worry into a positive thing by writing the song and singing it to raise money,” Ms Parker said.
“She has always been good at writing stories, but writing a song was a first, and hopefully not a last.
“Although she composed the song to help her deal with thoughts of her family in Ipswich, she then decided to raise money for the flood victims by singing it while she was away.
“This is a marvellous thing she has done, and I'm proud of her for having the confidence to sing it in front of strangers.”
The song's Laidley connection involves grandmother Bridget Parker, a Laidley resident, who arranged for Georgie to have the song recorded at the local studio operated by Micah Baquie. Mr Baquie said Georgie recorded it in one take.
“We were very impressed with the talent evident in someone so young,” Mr Baquie said.
“Even though Georgie has called her work The Flood Song, I think we can rework that into something closer to the words of the chorus and the message it imparts: Who cares about the weather, we're gonna stick together.”
Georgie placed her own slant on the recording session in Laidley, describing it as the best feeling ever.
YOUNG TALENT GEORGIE Groth records her song at Micah Baquie's Laidley studio.