|If I had a time machine.|
If you have been reading my blog you will now know my great admiration for the dusty cowboy singers of the past and their melancholy lilt. Ive always noticed how often even the most upbeat cowboy songs are never far from their antithesis and melancholy twin, sadness.
This tune - You are my sunshine, is credited to former state Louisiana governor and country singer Jimmie Davis and was recorded originally in 1939.
As a camp counselor and as a little kid in the early 70's the left over folk music cannon from the early 60's was filled with campfire songs and many of the tunes like this one could be heard at the nightly singalongs we had each night around the campfire.
Though I love the the campy harmonies of my childhood with songs like this the aspiring young poet and contrarian in me was determined to show the songs serious side and and gladly killed its happy soul with my sword of angst.
I always thought this song was performed way to fast and was way too happy for my liking and this was my chance to make the universe right. Oh the arrogance of youth.
AKA Glen Marshall,
03/13/2012.Suggested Listening : Free Download - YOU ARE MY SUNSHINE