Weep a tear for John Brady;
seven long years he loved his lady.
He was a simple guy,
singin’: 'I’ll love her till I die.'

Weep a tear for John’s lady;
seven long years she went with Brady.
All he could say or sigh
was: 'Lady, I’ll love you till I die.'

Somebody else said: 'Lady, be mine.
I’ve got a house with a flowering vine.
I’ll take you out to faraway shores,
and everything I have is yours.'

Weep a tear for John Brady,
six foot under where it’s shady.
He was a simple guy,
singin’: 'I’ll love her till I die.'


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    General CommentIt's tempting to think of Connie's song as short because they're unfinished demos. I think this one is a clear case where any addition would only cause diminishment. She had the gift of creating songs that are complete thoughts, and no more than they had to be. And yet there's room for ambiguity, at least for me. Is it an expression of her own distaste for simple men, or was she faulting women who forsake love for money?

    Her guitar accompaniments were phenomenal too, as a close listen to this one will show.
    schnitzion November 01, 2017   Link

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