Topic: "Weep For Me"

I am a very happy guy - but I just wrote this very sad song:

Weep For MeJames McCormick, June 8, 2007

In 6/8 time, a tragic waltz

Got [C]time but I'm all out of patience

Willing [F]flesh but the spirit is [C]weak

The [F]past and the present [C]clear as a bell

And the [G]future is [F]lookin' so [C]bleak

[F]Weep for me sister, [C]wail in despair

[F]Weep for me, whisper a [C]spell

[F]Weep for me brother, [C]howl at the wind

[C]Weep for me, [G]you know me [C]well

Got [C]motion but no destination

[F]Dreams that were swept far a-[C]way

[F]Treasure neglected or [C]bartered for nought

A [G]promise for-[F]gotten, be-[C]trayed

[F]Weep for me mother, [C]cry in the dark

[F]Weep for me, mumble a [C]prayer

[F]Weep for me father, [C]curse at the clouds

[C]Weep for me, [G]show me you [C]care

What's [C]knowledge without a perspective

[F]Insight with no point of [C]view

[F]Wisdom ignored, [C]history repeats

I [G]no longer [F]know what is [C]true

[F]Weep for me daughter, [C]silently weep

[F]Weep for me, utter no [C]sound

[F]Weep for me son, just [C]let it all out

[C]Weep for me, [G]I'll come a-[C]round

"That darn Pythagorean Comma thing keeps messing me up!"

Re: "Weep For Me"

Very nice James - Pretty song for such a happy guy...It almost sounded like a political song? Was it?

J  E  T  S
...and yet a Washington Commanders fan (unless they change their name again) ...long story...HTT...C

Re: "Weep For Me"

Thanks, Jets - I wasn't intending for it to be political (but that certainly could apply).  Rather, I was just trying to convey an overall woeful sense.

A very tragic news item from yesterday's Clarion Ledger (Jackson, Mississippi's newspaper)prompted the train of thought: … 7706080383

"That darn Pythagorean Comma thing keeps messing me up!"

Re: "Weep For Me"

Hi James,

What a contrast after just giving Jeffs "Keep It Real" a real thrash.

I finger picked it and loved the waltz tempo. There is a lot of emotion in the lyrics which your later posting explains. I followed the URL and I have to say that the tragedy that inspired this song is beyond belief.

Thank you James,


"Do, or do not; there is no try"

Re: "Weep For Me"

B-E-A-U-T-I-F-U-L,  what else is there to say?

"Fly on Proud Bird, At Last You Are Free"
-Charlie Daniels

Re: "Weep For Me"

Gentlemen, thanks for your kind words.  I will be recording this one soon.  James

"That darn Pythagorean Comma thing keeps messing me up!"