Writing a song.

Good songwriting is hard. Sure, I can make a couple of sentences rhyme, and I can even imagine a rhythm, but a songwriter I am not, at least not yet. Actually, I don’t know that I’ll ever aspire to such lofty pursuits but I’ve considered it a few times.

Anyhow, inspired by my family’s theme for the 2012 Chick-fil-A Cow Appreciation day – Christmas Cowaling – I decided to rework the Academy Award winner for Best New Song from the 1949 movie, Neptune’s Daughter. “Baby’s it’s cold outside” became “Baby, they’re closed Sunday.”

We were some fine bovines!

I only played with it for a few hours, but even with the original melody and syllables to use as a template, crafting workable, fun stanzas was a challenge. When I finally laid the pencil down, I was quite pleased with the result (the lyrics, not my singing). I think my wife, Jeni, carried the song.

Without further adieu, here’s my first pseudo-original song. You songwriters have my respect.


About ryan85

A son, a brother, a husband, a father of eight, and a friend. A follower of Jesus Christ. A fan of the Seminoles and all teams Atlanta. I write, I read, and teach when I can. I prefer red pens. I'm easily distracted. I've lived in Augusta, GA, northern Minnesota, the beautiful western NC mountains, and Tallahassee, FL - Go 'Noles. I played football for FSU, was on the national championship team in 1999, and took a few snaps with the Pittsburgh Steelers. My favorite colors are fluorescent yellow, and Garnet & Gold. I drive a minivan and think it's cool.
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One Response to Writing a song.

  1. Anonymous says:

    There appear to be so moochers moooving in on your family photo

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