Pretty Little picture

Pretty Little picture

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Liner Notes: 

The prompt suggested to me 3 wildly different tableaux that together cast a damning light on the state of the world. Short and stark.

July 17 Musicked-- slow and lonesome.

Lyrics: 

Sean McGaughey Pretty Little Picture SS060719H (C) July 6, 2019
Still life in 3 acts.

2nd draft July 17
Key of D Dx2, Ax2, Gx2 Dx1 Ex2 Played at Fret 6&7 aka uke position with open strings ringing.

A pretty little picture
still life with flowers
hangs above the table
a light in pre-dawn hours

A pretty little picture
inside a prince's yacht
bought at auction for millions
for a museum then forgot.

A pretty little picture
Stick figures drawn in brown
hangs on a locked wire door
She cries Mama, no one's a round.

1st Draft July 6
A pretty little picture
still life with flowers
hangs above the breakfast table
Spreading joyful light in pre-dawn hours

A pretty little picture
hangs inside a prince's yacht
bought at auction for ninety million
promised to a museum then forgot.

A pretty little picture
Stick figures drawn in brown
Pinched into the links of a cage
Cries of Mama, but there are none around.



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Comments

steve ODell's picture

good lyric! a happy picture with the bad brushed under the rug.

AndyGetch's picture

oh my and wow! Thanks for joining in the skirmish.

sph's picture

As the others said: fine lyrics. Your musical setting fits very well

Amanda West's picture

Gotta love that dulcimer Smile This is a rather sad lyric, and the music really makes that sadness come alive. Well done Smile

marvsmooth's picture

I love the music to this, and that vocal is so fitting!

What a great song. I listened a couple of times, because I enjoyed it so much.