My Minneapolis

Jim Walsh writes a column for every issue of the SWJ. He’s a veteran scribe, musician and a lifelong resident of the East Harriet neighborhood.

Jul 01, 2015

The title track to Terry Walsh and 2 AM’s 1995 record “Harriet” was a pensive ballad inspired by the beautiful body of water named for Harriet Lovejoy Leavenworth, a teacher, mother, and the wife of a Minnesota army man. It was written in 1988 and sung wistfully by my brother Terry, a struggling musician and lover at the time, as a hopeful message for all dreamers, and a promise to himself: 

Oh, Harriet
One day I’ll look into your face
You’ll be the same old place
But I’ll be a different man


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