"Maybelle" as written by Elizabeth Ardis Mitchell and Daniel Anton Littleton....
Look at me
Am I still the one you wanted me to be ?
When we were talking
Did I hear you say
That you still love me

What if we could do it all again
Would you still look right through me then
What if you could make another life
(What if you could make another life)
Would you still have me by your side

Look at me
Everything was clear I wanted you to see
But don't answer with a word
Only with your eyes

What if we could do it all again
Would you still look right through me then
What if you could make another life
(What if you could make another life)
Would you still have me by your side


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"Maybelle" as written by Elizabeth Ardis Mitchell Daniel Anton Littleton

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    General Commenti love ida
    whyitsjustmeon June 26, 2005   Link
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    General Commentthis song brings back memories.
    tree ringson February 01, 2006   Link
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    General CommentThis song is a retelling of the Carter Family song "Are You Tired Of Me My Darling?" with new music and lyrics. The Carter Family was a pioneering early group in the genre that would eventually become country music, and Maybelle Carter was a founding member and eventually the matriarch/leader of the band...hence the song title "Maybelle". (Extra trivia: one of Maybelle's daughters was June Carter, who married Johnny Cash and later made Reese Witherspoon Oscar-buzzworthy)

    So, that said, what is it about? It's about a relationship that has aged a bit, and you begin to wonder about how constant your love truly is, about whether your love regrets the choices that have been made.

    The original song was very clearly from a woman's point of view, so it's interesting that Ida took it and made it more universal. This could really be the song of anyone at all who has been in a long-term relationship.

    Here, for the curious, are the original Carter Family lyrics from 1934:

    Are You Tired Of Me My Darling

    Are you tired of me my darling
    Did you mean those words you said
    That has made me yours forever
    Since the day that we were wed

    Tell me could you live life over
    Could you make it otherwise
    Are you tired of me my darling
    Answer only with your eyes

    Do you ever rue the springtime
    Since we first each other met
    How we spoke in warm affection
    Words my heart can n'er forget

    Do you think the bloom's departed
    From the cheeks you thought so fair
    Do you think I've grown cold hearted
    Beneath the load of women's cares
    miesvanderroboton April 06, 2006   Link
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    General Commenti always thought it was related to the beekeeper song of a similar name, "mabel". karla was in beekeeper as well.
    tree ringson April 12, 2006   Link

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