The Shepherd

March 16, 2008 11:05 AM

This is a song based on my favorite poem.

It's capo'd on the second fret (or maybe the first?), which is new for me. I just bought a capo, and I think I've discovered I'm more comfortable on a lot of songs one of two frets up. I wasn't expecting that at all. I like the solo (at least by my standards) in the middle.

Watching my dogs chasing sheep,
When I whistle like this,
they turn.

I'm sitting on a stone.
Whistle; turn.

I'm pulling at the grass.
Whistle; turn.

In a field of Golden sunlight,
I lean back and

I've wasted my life. I've wasted my life.

posted by Corduroy (7 comments total) 1 user marked this as a favorite

Shoot, I screwed up the link. Here's the poem, and it's called Lying in a Hammock at William Duffy's Farm in Pine Island, Minnesota.
posted by Corduroy at 11:08 AM on March 16, 2008

Very nice. I kinda expected the poem to be one of those oooold Iranian poems, so it came as a surprise that it was from this side of the world and actually more recent. I think I've told you before, but you have a knack for coming up with songs that, even if they are similar and never use anything else than one guitar and one voice track, never get old. Not for me, anyway. And those lyrics were very cool.
posted by micayetoca at 11:26 AM on March 16, 2008

Cool song. I've got a degree in philosophy so I can totally appreciate the sentiment...barring the sheep.
posted by robotot at 2:19 AM on March 17, 2008

Very nice. Me, I've got a degree in sheep, so me and robotot can together appreciate the whole song.
posted by ORthey at 9:19 AM on March 17, 2008 [1 favorite]

That's a great poem and I love how you did this. Thumbs up for your solo and using the capo.
posted by snsranch at 5:30 PM on March 17, 2008

Thanks for the nice comments, people. It's great to have such a good humored place to put these!
posted by Corduroy at 2:35 PM on March 18, 2008

And micayetoca, since I can't seem to break out of simple songs just yet, it's good to know their simplicity is appreciated. Hopefully they don't get repetitive, though.
posted by Corduroy at 2:44 PM on March 18, 2008

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