Strawberry Girl

Album: Autumn Sky (2010)

Songfacts®:

  • Thrice married and divorced Ritchie Blackmore married his fourth wife, long term lover Candice Night, on October 5, 2008. In spite of the age difference, this was a marriage made in Heaven, and on May 27, 2010, their daughter Autumn Esmerelda was born.

    Running to 4 minutes 5 seconds, and co-written by Mr. and Mrs. Blackmore, this song is dedicated to their strawberry girl.
  • The song comes from the duo's eighth studio album, Autumn Sky, named as a tribute to their daughter. In a 2010 interview with The Gauntlet, Candice reveals that "while I was pregnant I toured the east coast as well as recorded the whole Autumn Sky CD and I used to put head phones on my tummy when I wasn't singing so Autumn is very used to music."

    The album debuted at #1 on the Billboard New Age chart.
  • In a 2011 interview with Kolcraft, Night said that the song was written before her daughter was born. "I wasn't sure if I was having a boy or a girl, and at that point it didn't matter, but now reflecting on the songs I wrote, my daughter is present as in inspiration in so many of them. 'Strawberry Girl' is basically what I imagined her to be like if I were to have a girl, and it is amazing how she came out just as I dreamed!"

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