Tommy Emmanuel


The Wide Ocean
17 Apr 2020

The Wide Ocean (Larrivee C-10)

I flew all the way from the US to Beijing, China. When I got to my hotel room, I got my guitar out to practice and it sounded magical to me. It wasn’t long before I started writing this song. I had taken time to watch some videos of Chinese musicians as a way of trying to get inspired and get some fresh ideas in my head. Once I had this song written, I had no title for it. I recorded it on my iPhone and sent it to my family. Rachel, my daughter, heard it and commented “it sounds like the wide ocean.” An amazing thing to say for a 4-year-old. I was so moved by her words that it became the title.

You can stream this song today on Spotify and Apple Music.

“The Wide Ocean” appears on the new album The Best of Tommysongs. You can pre-order the album by clicking here!!

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