Writing a song.

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.”

We were some fine bovines!

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.

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