Gwen Petersen: In a Sow’s Ear 12-20-10 | TheFencePost.com

Gwen Petersen: In a Sow’s Ear 12-20-10

As a dandy song to parody, “Salty Dog Blues” tops the short list. Thus saith I – Queen of the Three Chord Pickers’ Consortium. Though musically challenged, I try not to let ignorance or lack of talent interfere with creative efforts. The teacher asked for a sing-along song for the little kids’ Holiday skit. The playlet involved a cowboy, some elves, a stuffed toy horse, a sleigh, a cardboard Rudolph and ditto reindeer, Santa of course, and lots of ho-ho-ing. Picture a passel of rural school kidlets wearing tasseled red Santa hats warbling the following to the tune of “Salty Dog Blues.”

As a dandy song to parody, “Salty Dog Blues” tops the short list. Thus saith I – Queen of the Three Chord Pickers’ Consortium. Though musically challenged, I try not to let ignorance or lack of talent interfere with creative efforts. The teacher asked for a sing-along song for the little kids’ Holiday skit. The playlet involved a cowboy, some elves, a stuffed toy horse, a sleigh, a cardboard Rudolph and ditto reindeer, Santa of course, and lots of ho-ho-ing. Picture a passel of rural school kidlets wearing tasseled red Santa hats warbling the following to the tune of “Salty Dog Blues.”