Gwen Petersen: In a Sow’s Ear 3-21-11 | TheFencePost.com

Gwen Petersen: In a Sow’s Ear 3-21-11

I might be over-the-hill and sliding fast on the downhill slope of life, but I gotta tell ya, I’m grabbing on to every morsel of fun and joyful times as possible. What does that mean? Well, at the moment, it means music. Am I musical? Naaaah. Can I sing? Naaaaah. Can I play an instrument? Sure, I’m really good at turning on the radio and the CD player. Other than that, I’m two-chord Tillie on the guitar, the fiddle and the accordion. So I’ve decided to write a passel of two-chord songs – in easy keys that don’t require fret dexterity.

They must be singable and of no more than three or four adjacent notes in my voice range. Sounds exciting doesn’t it. Are you salivating with anticipation?

Once I’ve a collection of songs written, I aim to record them as “Granny Gwendolyn’s Over-the-Hill Galloping Gospel Songs.” Or something like that. Starting with the following: I wrote it in the key of D. It has two chords: D and A7. (And one maverick G chord in the chorus). You can use your own chords in your preferred key. Or you can line the bird cage with this column. It’s all part of the rich pattern of living.

I might be over-the-hill and sliding fast on the downhill slope of life, but I gotta tell ya, I’m grabbing on to every morsel of fun and joyful times as possible. What does that mean? Well, at the moment, it means music. Am I musical? Naaaah. Can I sing? Naaaaah. Can I play an instrument? Sure, I’m really good at turning on the radio and the CD player. Other than that, I’m two-chord Tillie on the guitar, the fiddle and the accordion. So I’ve decided to write a passel of two-chord songs – in easy keys that don’t require fret dexterity.

They must be singable and of no more than three or four adjacent notes in my voice range. Sounds exciting doesn’t it. Are you salivating with anticipation?

Once I’ve a collection of songs written, I aim to record them as “Granny Gwendolyn’s Over-the-Hill Galloping Gospel Songs.” Or something like that. Starting with the following: I wrote it in the key of D. It has two chords: D and A7. (And one maverick G chord in the chorus). You can use your own chords in your preferred key. Or you can line the bird cage with this column. It’s all part of the rich pattern of living.