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.”
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.