Old Dyke Ode

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Old Dyke Ode

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Inspired by women I met at the National Women's Music Festival in July.

UPDATE: one of the awesome women I met at the festival who is a multi-instrumentalist and played saxophone in the NWMF with me, Linda "Smokey" Fuller put these lyrics to a great tender folk song music for me. LInda is not a 5090 or FAWM member yet, but I am going to try to get her to join! She is amazing!

I hope you enjoy this Old Dyke Ode created by, well, two old dykes... well at least one, I can't speak for Linda!

Lyrics: 

V1
don't ever leave me sitting home
in a rocking chair
take me to lesbian festivals
each year after year
sway with me to the classics of
Cris and Holly Near
in purple tie dyed tee shirts with
our short cropped white hair

C
I want to be an old dyke
who creates her own luck
I want to be an old dyke
who drives a pick up truck
I want to be an old dyke
who still gets lovestruck
I want to be an old dyke
who gives a damn (pause)

V2
don't ever think that just because
I use a walking cane
that my mind no longer works or
other parts are lame
I like passion each night and seek
women who want the same
so go ahead take me down
and yell out my name

C
I want to be an old dyke
who creates her own luck
I want to be an old dyke
who drives a pick up truck
I want to be an old dyke
who still gets lovestruck
I want to be an old dyke
who gives a damn (pause)

B
oh there is nothing about women that I don't like
so come kiss me hard, let me be your old dyke

C
I want to be an old dyke
who creates her own luck
I want to be an old dyke
who drives a pick up truck
I want to be an old dyke
who still gets lovestruck
I want to be an old dyke
who gives a damn (pause)



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Valerie Cox's picture

I'm guessing I should know who Holly Near is. But yeah! I want to be full of energy, and just as vibrant and passionate when I'm 80 as I am now. Old dykes for the win! Fun lyrics.

Donna Devine's picture

This memorable character in your lyric reminds me of Boo in the fantastic series 'Orange is the New Black'. Smile (If you've not watched it, I highly recommend that you do.)
I love the imagery, especially in the chorus.

corinne54's picture

Brava! You could have been on the Lavender Jane Loves Women album!

helen's picture

This is reminiscent (musically and lyrically, but not vocally) of Phoebe Kreutz. Sweet and funny Smile

Corinne Lucy's picture

This could be a Janis Ian song Wink I love it, it's like a lesbian version of that old poem about wearing purple (with a red hat that doesn't go and doesn't suit you).

tcelliott's picture

The rhyme scheme of the chorus really brings home that last line. Let's the listener know to take the singer seriously and how much she cares. This is a humorous lyric, but it's got a truth behind it.