Watch the Only Elliot online guitar lesson by Tommy Emmanuel from It's Never Too Late Songbook

This is "Only Elliot". I wrote this song pretty quickly, actually. I was doing a photoshoot in Los Angeles, and the makeup lady has a beautiful little girl, who came in when I was getting my makeup done. I asked her name, and she said "Elliot". I thought it was a beautiful, unusual name. I told her that she should have more kids, and she said, "Oh no...only Elliot!"

When she said those words, I thought, "There's the song right there!" I set about writing this tune during the course of that day, taking photos and playing the guitar. It happens a lot when doing photos, as you end up holding and playing the guitar a lot. I ended up writing most of it right there, a sweet little tune that ended up turning into something more than that. I hope you enjoy it, here's "Only Elliot."