This morning at the Chartreuse Moose an “oldie” was playing. It instantly took me back to the early 70’s when I was learning to play my guitar and there were all these great songs to learn! My friend Cathy Miller and I, otherwise known as the “two Cathy’s/Kathy’s”, would play whatever was new and happening. So today I say thank you Hoyt Axton and Three Dog Night for the fun memories of this song.
Joy to the World was easy to play and it had an energy, especially in the chorus, that always got people up dancing and singing. With songs like this you couldn’t be shy so Cathy and I would sing out wherever we were. Down at the barn milking the goats and the cows, or during the lunch hour “locker hangout” at school.
There were other songs too and certain events would trigger our spontaneous combustion. Like riding our horses bareback on a moonlit night belting out Cat Steven’s “I’m being followed by a moon shadow!” Our horses plodded along, they were use to us being like this.
Yes those good old songs you could learn on your guitar as they were happening on the radio. I miss them. Do you? Let me know.
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©Kathy Kidwell, 2018, The Living Of Loving
Previously published on-line: © Kathy Kidwell, 2015 True to You (no longer on-line) ©Kathy Kidwell, 2015 Living for the Present Moment Now (no longer on-line)