Where have all the Bass men gone
Those with deep lowdown voices
Sounding like echoes from a fifty-five gallon oil drum
Deep vibes rattling speakers and vibrating the floor?
Where are all the Baritone voices
with their rich celloed smooth tones
that entered deep into the souls of listeners?
Seems all we have these days are high pitched
parakeet voices singing in falsetto
lacking depth and sounding like untuned violins
singing so high it sounds like someone
is squeezing them just a little too tight.
Where are the real men who can sing four-part-harmony
With blends so sweet they sound like one voice
Take me back to men like Johnny Cash
and the Statler Brothers
To Tennessee Ernie Ford singing, “Big Bad John”
Songs from Waylon Jennings, Merle Haggard,
and Kris Kristopherson…
and the Oak Ridge Boys and Alabama singing…
“Play Me Some Mountain Music…”
I long for real music once more
Music that stirs me deep down in my soul
Music with substance that actually says something,
Today at d’Verse we are doing stream of consciousness writing. This is something I really enjoy and do most of the time when I write. I was going to post a photo, but Word Press, for some reason, has switched me to this awful block style and I have not figured out how to load them. So all you get today is words!! Well I finally got a photo of my first guitar loaded. That was many years ago and I am still playing some!
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