The following videos are not an attempt to capture the songs in their most perfect form. They are merely a vehicle to let people hear some of my work that has never been in the public eye. They are shot using the video setting on my little Canon Powershot and a little Joby tripod. The guitars are either a Martin 000 series or a pretty beat up Johnson JD27. My old Kay banjo may make an appearance or two as well, for better or worse.

That's it. I welcome comments and encourage you to share the music if it strikes you.

All music and lyrics written by Richard Popovic, unless otherwise noted.

Friday, May 31, 2013

Song #6: Little Tumbleweed

 
Here is a short but sweet one that I wrote for my daughter. Before she learned to walk or even crawl yet, she was a champion roller. She would roll across the length of a twenty-foot long room without blinking an eye. She was actually late to the crawling game because she could get where she wanted by rolling, and pretty much almost skipped crawling altogether and went from rolling to walking. It was a comical and impressive spectacle.

Her rolling days are behind her but her baby brother is just starting to get into the act. Who knows if he will be as skilled as his sister in the rolling arts, but if nothing else he gives me a reason to sing this soft little song again. And if you listen close, you can hear him adding his vocal stylings from off-camera. The kid is a natural.

(click through for lyrics)



Little Tumbleweed

Roll, roll, roll little tumbleweed, roll on
Roll, roll, roll little tumbleweed, roll on
As long as you roll back to me when you’re done

I know that it’s hard, it’s hard to stay still
In this brand new world, full of brand new thrills
But if you don’t roll back to me soon
I guess I’m gonna have to roll on back to you

Roll, roll, roll little tumbleweed, roll on
Roll, roll, roll little tumbleweed, roll on
As long as you roll back to me when you’re done

I know that it’s hard, to stay in one place
In this brand new world, full of brand new tastes
But if you don’t roll back to me soon
I guess I’m gonna have to roll on back to you

Roll, roll, roll little tumbleweed, roll on
Roll, roll, roll little tumbleweed, roll on
As long as you roll back to me when you’re done

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