Beings as the challenge was about chords – I decided to write a song about my guitar.
I sometimes thing that writing songs takes over from improving musicianship. But to be honest, I'd rather write a tune than copy someone else..So this is a weird little two part song which hopefully captures both sentiments. No apologies for being a bit schmaltzy!
I wish I played guitar like Eric Clapton,
I doubt he honed his licks from Tune A Day,
but hours playing 78's,
Robert Johnson, Old Blind Blake.
Learning more with each mistake
the Mississippi way.
I wish that I could sound like Jimi Hendrix.
He played guitar left handed, upside down.
And maybe he'd have done much more,
a life too short by several score,
a tide that never reached the shore,
a king that went uncrowned
But this guitar of mine,
Has never left my side,
seen the good times
and those days best left behind.
My six string friend so often found the way,
to say the words my heart had hoped to say.
I know I can't compete
and what would be the point,
I just love to feel her sitting on my knee.
When nights are darkest she's my company,
she sit's beside me when I watch TV,
my six string friend is always kind to me,
live together in close harmony