Thursday, August 28, 2008

Sick Day Song

My fellow songwriter Kwame Copeland, was also home sick in the East Bay today. Because he generously offered to loan me his electric guitar last time we gigged together, he wrote me working out logistics. When we realized we were both home sick, I jokingly wrote too bad we weren't neighbors we could write 'a super woeful song' (we both tend to write sad ones) and he took the bait. A back-and-forth email exchange ensued, the unedited version follows (we'll have to work out music arrangements in person):

Woe is me,
by Kwame Copeland and Deborah Crooks, 8-28-08

Oh woe is me, I feel like shit
Oh woe is me, my back hurts quite a bit
Oh shucks oh darn I can't go to work
Oh woe is me don’t wanna be a jerk
Oh woe. Woe. Woe. Woooooooooeee...

Oh woe is me, my nose is blocked
Oh woe is me, can't even talk

Oh shucks oh darn, I can't go to work
Oh woe is me, I've left folks in the lurch
Oh woe. Woe. Woe. Wooooooooooooo


But at least I (cough)
Get the day off
Lie in bed and dream
Or read Internet magazines
Internet Ma Ga ZINES!!!!
Oh woe issss meeeee!!!!!

[kazoo solo]

WooooooooOHoooo woe is me
WooooooooOHoooo woe is me

Oh shucks oh darn, I can't go to work
Oh woe is me, it's all gone berserk

Oh woe. Woe. Woe. Wooooooooooooo


Unknown said...

Needs more cowbell :)

Bird in the Tree said...

cowbell would be perfect. And maybe a string bass

Karen said...

Especially like "it's all gone berserk." On behalf of listeners everywhere, let's hope the two of you feel better real soon!