Kris Anderson has put just about the most unexpected music imaginable to some of my words.
I love it!
The words of the original poem – Right and Wrong – are shown below.
You tell me I will soon forget
That you already can’t remember
But you are sunshine in July
And I’m the east wind in November
I tell you that you’re always right
You tell me that I’m wrong
I say I want to stay with you
You say I don’t belong
You bring the music to my life
You are my favourite song
You tell me I am out of tune
When I try to sing along
You never want for company
Without you I’m all alone
You stand above adoring hordes
I am soon lost in the throng
You ask me why I hang around
Why don’t I just move on
Perhaps there’s nothing better than
The agony prolonged
I know I never will forget
And you will not remember
You’re the Cote d’Azur in mid-July
I am Scotland in November
This fits so well with bluegrass. Terrific!
It was a huge surprise to a pink Elephant!
Lots of Scots settled in the Appalachia mountains, home to bluegrass music. My hubby’s family is descended from some Porters in KY, who were Scottish. I expect the original roots to bluegrass was the Scottish fiddling.
what a great collaboration!
And what a wonderful surprise to see my favourite activist here!
Thank you, Sarah,
Thank you, Naima.
Please tell any major rock bands you know!
This is so exciting!
Congratulations to the musician for bringing out the music that was already there, and to the poet who can and does inspire its expression.
It is jolly exciting, isn’t it!
Thank you for the kind words.