Saturday, May 19, 2012

It's True

Can you believe we're already up to night 5 of our 2 months of Knees Calhoon's Midnight Rambles? Tonight's tune is one of Knees' kinder and gentler songs and lacks his usual undercurrent of subversion, but enjoy it while you can. Tomorrow night's Ramble will challenge your musical sensibilities as you've come to expect at Knees Calhoon's Midnight Ramble.

Written: Monterey Street, Farmington NM, spring 1965
Knees wrote this when he was playing with The Torques, and it was one of his few slow songs. The words are pretty insipid but the chords are rather interesting, especially for 1965. Later, in the 70s and 80s in Las Cruces, this was one of the Calhoon Brothers favorite tunes. Mark Coker, the guitar player, said it reminded him of the Beau Brummels.
Though skies are grey my love,
We’ll find a way my love
And it’s true, I love you
Though leaves may fall my love,
I’ll give you all my love
And it’s true, I love you.
And you know I need you, it’s no mystery
And I’ll never leave you but will always be
Right by your side my love,
Not a thing to hide my love
And it’s true, I love you.

Taco Flower


  1. This is really pretty, and interesting musically.

  2. Thanks. I've always liked songs like "I'll Be Back" or "Things We Said Today" by the Beatles which use both the major and minor chords of the key.