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A One-Legged Stool

A One-Legged Stool

A one-legged stool

a one-legged stool

I fell right off of a one-legged stool;

It’s easy your balance to keep

until you fall asleep

and then you’ll feel a fool

as you fall off

of a one-legged stool.


(Cornwall, Land of) My Father’s Father’s Mother.

(Cornwall, Land of) My Father’s Father’s Mother)

This is a song called ‘Cornwall, Land of my Father’s, Father’s Mother’.

My father’s father’s mother

she was a Cornish lass,

born to the sound of the fishing boats;

but all too quick those days did pass.

The Coastguard said to her father

‘You must travel east!’

He asked did they mean Torpoint?

They said ‘No, but that distance

twenty times increased’.

They travelled across the counties

Of Devon and Dorset, so;

and ended up in Hampshire

where my father’s father’s mother

had to grow.

She met a man from Berkshire

wherever that may be

they married and had children

so many progeny.

Until she died in childbirth

along with the baby,

and my father’s father cried in vain

for poor unfortunate Emma Jane

a mother never more to see,

so then he set off out to sea.

Spoken: But, this isn’t about him.

My father’s father’s mother

she was a Cornish lass.

Bob and June (a song)

Bob and June

(a song)

(Key of GMaj)


And there was Bob

in his bobble hat


and there was June

in her council flat;


they never met

and that was that…

CMaj DMaj GMaj.

apart from in this… song.

Sad Cypress?

Song: “Come away, come away, death” 


(from Twelfth Night)

Come away, come away, death,

    And in sad cypress let me be laid.

Fly away, fly away, breath;

    I am slain by a fair cruel maid.

My shroud of white, stuck all with yew,

             O, prepare it!

My part of death, no one so true

         Did share it.

Not a flower, not a flower sweet,

    On my black coffin let there be strown.

Not a friend, not a friend greet

    My poor corpse, where my bones shall be thrown.

A thousand thousand sighs to save,

             Lay me, O, where

Sad true lover never find my grave,

             To weep there!

The La, Lala La Song (written in 10-minutes)

10-minutes to write a song.

Ten minutes is all I have

Chord FMaj

No longer than that

Chord GMaj

So what can I do?

Chug on F5

I need to get a chorus

That makes the listener want to sing along

That makes the listener sing along

Even when the song has long gone.

F5 Chord stops.

FMaj strum

Just another la, lala la song

La, lala la

This is just another seeking credibility with a sing-a-long chorus song

La, lala la

La, lala la

La, lala la


Lala la!

Repeat chorus lots sometimes muting the chords or using staccato strumming.

And end on an FMaj

The audience obviously joins in with lots of lalalaing.

The song fades out and then fades back in again

There is only one intro and verse and the rest is just chorus.

The B-side is the song played backwards (no Satanic messages to be heard).

Also there is a version that is in a foreign language – although it is very poorly translated and only the chorus works as it does in English.

The title is The La, Lala La Chorus Song

It is going to be a top 10 (million million) selling single (7”).

You – a song about cheese.

You – a song about cheese

In C/G/D as usual, possibly minor chords as it is a sad song.

You, remind me of cheese

in fact, everything reminds me of cheese,

because, I’m hungry, Louise.

And, I know your name is Jane;

but, for a rhyme I went insane,

and hunger is a tease

when all you can think about is…

cheese, cheese, cheese, cheese

cheese, cheese, cheese, cheese,


This may sound slightly familiar.

If you go down to the words today,

you had better go under a pseudonym.

If you jot down a few words today,

what message will you include in ‘em?

For every word you write is unique

depending upon the order you seek

for today’s the day that writers will hone their technique.