A frequent questions for harp players is “What made you learn the harp?” I’ll answer that question with this song, which, by the way, is a true story. I got my private pilot’s license a year or two before taking up the harp, and it just stood to reason that I’d have guaranteed employment in the next world.
"Celestial Employment" is on my Album, "The Fun Stuff"
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“Celestial Employment” words and music Copyright © 2020 by Dan Veaner
Some say that angels don’t exist
But when I’m laid to rest
If I could have an angel’s job
I’ll know that I’ve been blessed
For when I die I want a job
So I had this idea
I’d learn to fly and play the harp
In that celestial sphere
I could have learned just for enjoyment
Harp and how to fly
But I want guaranteed employment
After, when I die
And when I reach the pearly gates
My resume to tell there
I know they’ll let me have the job
I know I will do well there
I’ll pluck my strings while soaring on
My cloud so fluffy soft
Maintaining lift and altitude
While plucking strings aloft
Two things I’ll be when I transcend
Are pilot and musician
And they result when I ascend
A guaranteed position
The best credentials you can have
Are playing harp or horn
Still better if you add to that
Play music while airborne.
Thanks to favpng.com for the Pearly Gate graphic.