Thursday, February 14, 2013

Couple More Years

I couldn't remember who sang this song or who wrote it so I finally snapped and googled it. Shel Silverstein! I should have known. Out of the top ten cleverest C&W songs ever written, he probably wrote at least seven. The melody is standard and the backing minimal (at least the way I do it) so it's got to be the words and the singing that make this into an almost perfect song.

Nope, it's not the singing.

1 comment:

  1. I'm not usually comfortable changing the lyrics of a song I call "perfect" by a master of songwriting, but the last verse was a couple of measures shorter than the first two so I added a snippet, "with a few roads behind you" to make them the same musically.

    I don't like changing it, but why was it shorter?