This is a story I have heard my whole life. My father's grandparents came from Holland and their meeting is a fairytale. Her name was Lena and she was determined to make it to America. Her father was a gruff man who wouldn't hear it. So she made her plans and went to the harbor in Rotterdam. The captain of the boat let her on and hid her in the steerage. Her father came looking for her but the captain covered for her and after looking her father went to look elsewhere. As the ship was leaving port, the national band was playing on the shore to send off one of their own. Frank was a trumpet player in the band and was on the boat heading to America. While he was on the deck of the ship waving farewell to his bandmates, Lena was in the hold and could hear the music play. They met on the voyage across the Atlantic and fell in love. They married after arriving. My dad always told me that were it not for the ship's captain I'd probably be speaking Dutch! This song is about them, their courage and love. We hope you enjoy it!