Topic: "A Corner"

This is not a song about 'coming of age' because that happened to me many decades ago.  Rather, this is a song about realizing one's age . . . it happened to me as I was walking to work one fine day not too long ago:

A CornerJames McCormick, June 17, 2007


[G]Walking down the sidewalk one Spring day,


[C]Spied a young lady walking my way,


[G]Ooh, I'm telling you, she was a sight to be-[D]hold. . .


[G]Strolling along like a symphony,


De-[C]lightful vision from a happy dream


[G]Cute as a puppy, [D]sweet like a Gospel [G]song.


The [C]sun was bright, the birds did sing,


Her [G]hair did shine, her hips did swing.


The [C]breeze was movin' leaves in the trees,


The [D]way she moved was moving me . . .


I [G]heard my voice as it muttered out loud,


"Her [C]Daddy, he must be so proud!"


[G]That's the moment I knew I was truly [D]old. . .


When [G]you can see the world differently,


I [C]guess they can call it maturity,


But [G]I'm tellin' you, it [D]shook me to the [G]core.



The [C]sun was bright, the birds did sing,


Her [G]hair did shine, her hips did swing.


The [C]breeze was movin' leaves in the trees,


The [D]way she moved was moving me . . .


A [G]few steps more and we did pass,


I [C]gave a little nod to that sweet young lass,


I'm [G]thinkin' that maybe my stride did [D]slow. . .


I [G]suddenly felt that my time was late,


And [C]even though I kept walkin' on straight


I [G]Realized I had [D]turned a corner some-[G]where


The [C]sun was bright, the birds did sing,


Her [G]hair did shine, her hips did swing.


The [C]breeze was movin' leaves in the trees,


The [D]way she moved was moving [G]me.



"That darn Pythagorean Comma thing keeps messing me up!"
[url]http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pythagorean_comma[/url]

Re: "A Corner"

Hi James,

I can really relate to this one. The problem is the body gets older but the mind does not.

It is a very good song so I think I will 'Badeye' it.

Roger

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

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I love this James,

You created a great visual Song here, so good i could nearly smell her Perfume! No comment about the age? lol

Old Doll.

Why Blend in with the Crowd ? When you were made to stand out !

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I loved it James!  Great song for men of all ages!  A great read and a very fluid song!!  Great JOb!!!

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

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Consider it "Badeyed" What a great tune.


  ,,,Badeye.

one caper after another

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Lady and Gentlemen, thanks for the positive feedback!  In telling this little story, I really didn't want to come across as some kind of crusty old perv - because I'm not.

It's just that seeing a lovely young lady now is a totally different experience since my own daughter is also a lovely young lady.  This little story really did happen and the moment is still quite vivid in my memory.  James

"That darn Pythagorean Comma thing keeps messing me up!"
[url]http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pythagorean_comma[/url]

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Hi James, Just had time to  Play " The Corner"
Played it several times! It is a great catchy Little tune,  I love the Chorus in it.
Yes i really enjoyed that!     Great way to take my mind off my Dental work this morning ! lol

Thanks James!
Old Doll.

Why Blend in with the Crowd ? When you were made to stand out !

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Great song and I sure can relate - It's like your eyes have developed diabetes...no more eye candy for you dude.  smile

J  E  T  S
...and yet a Washington Football Club fan ...long story...HTT...WFT

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Thanks for all the positive feedback!

I have just added a recording of "A Corner" to my MySpace Music page.
MySpace URL:
  http://www.myspace.com/r200james

"That darn Pythagorean Comma thing keeps messing me up!"
[url]http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pythagorean_comma[/url]

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great song james, i soon get a clip round the ear if the mrs notices me looking ,ha ha...

love is life ,life is for love,keep a true heart and live life to the full....stay cool