I wrote the first draft of this song as a joke, never intending to perform it. But, when I was doing my grocery shopping last week they were already playing Christmas songs. So that inspired me to finish the song. I did wait until after Thanksgiving to record it
Lyrics (a few edits since the recording)ZoomForChristmas
This was written for a song-writers-in-the-round, based on a prompt chosen by the previous month’s audience: “Penny In The Well”
This was written based on a prompt “Find a phrase from the Presidential debates”
Here’s the latest song I’ve been working on, I played it out at the PCA Open Mike in Westford on September 8.IAintScared
I recently learned that my song Thought I Knew (video, lyrics) won an Honorable Mention in the March/April 2019 American Songwriters Lyric Contest
In January 2018, inspired by a bit of tweeted Presidential Poetry, I composed a verse to the tune of Gilbert and Sullivan‘s I Am the Very Model of a Modern Major-General (from The Pirates of Penzance), and tweeted it. Later, I composed another verse and tweeted that. Jim Infantino[*] was inspired by those and tweeted several additional verses. Some other local songwriters followed suite. Over the next few days I composed a couple of concluding verses.
The following is the complete collection of verses as submitted, with credits. The first part is my preferred set of verses, but feel free to substitute any of the “Alternate Fact Verses” if you like them better.
[*] Jim dubbed the song “The Pirates of Pence’s Pants” – I prefer the more archaic spelling.