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Here are some BAD recording efforts. DO NOT LISTEN if there is milk in the room. It will curdle.
83. This Same Thing Happens Every Year
A sad song -but very good. Connie's Mom, Mary Lou, passed away after long suffering of a terrible disease. This song was written from the perspective of Connie's Dad, Charlie Jewett, as he reflected each year on their anniversary. 'This same thing happens every year. Our day comes around -and you're not here.' When I sing this song with feeling, tears well up. Good melody also. I've never shared the song with Charlie.
73. One Soul's Journey
A song about a sick man dying and meeting Christ.
72. In Good Time
I love this song! Its a bluesey song about a lazy man on a hot day being nagged by his wife to do chores. Connie says I sing it almost every time she asks me to work. I first wrote it, believe it or not, as a prayer. The lyrics were
THANK YOU DEAR LORD
FOR LETTING ME SING
FOR LETTING ME SING
FOR FLATS AND FOR SHARPS
FORALL OF THE THINGS
THAT I'VE DONE AND SEEN.
FOR ALL THE GOOD TIMES.
This reminded me too much of country singer Tom T. Hall's song 'I Love' where he listed everything from his girl to onions. Writing a song where pleasent things are listed takes the talent of an ear swab. Thus, the 'For all the good times' was replaced by 'In good time' and a classic was born! Connie likes the first version best.
This was my song to Connie. I pained for hours over the words to make them say what I felt. The melody is magnificent. I sang her the song at our wedding. A wonderful and personally meaningful song for me.
25. Lady Fair
This was written with a guy named Harry. He was a good fat singer that John DeFranco (aka Chaluch) and I worked with. Chaluch, who was expelled from Junior High School for punching the Assistant Principal, Mr. Witter, later dissolved his mind on acid and thought he saw Satan. The song is fluffy polka with vacuous words and a bouncy melody. It needs a bridge. Maybe Harry wrote one.