A late congratulations to Bonnie Stewart for defending her dissertation on Friday. I am little peeved she scheduled it the morning I left for a 4 day backpack to the Grand Canyon, so I missed the live video stream and all of the twitter live action support.

Through emails I did not see until today, Sara Honeychurch and others started a playlist of tribute songs, and I felt compelled to pen a quick one tonight.

Knowing that Bonnie is a major David Bowie fangirl, I saw right away that the words to Space Oddity e.g. “Ground Control to Major Tom” had a nice option to make it “All of Twitter to #DrBon”. The chords are really doable and the song does have a nice acoustic guitar strum throughout it.

So here it is, a hasty re-write of the lyrics, and about 3 practices and a one take recording…

I might have spent more time doctoring up the poster (pretty tricky since nearly all of Bonnie’s photos are looking right into the camera):

drbon-cover

It’s just a coincidence I made a song for Bonnie’s husband Dave Cormier last week; this is not a regular thing!

And here, for anyone who cares, or cannot make out the words I am croaking, are my re-written lyrics and the chords I played:

Intro C Em C Em

C                      Em
All of Twitter hashtag Drbon

C                      Em
All of Twitter hashtag Drbon

Am     Am7           D7
Close the slide deck and put your smile on

C                      Em
All of Twitter hashtag Drbon

C                      Em
Commencing countdown, streaming video on

Am     Am7           D7
Kiss the kids and know our support be with you

C                         E7
This is All of Twitter to Drbon

                      F
You've really made the grade

         Fm               C                   F
And the tweeters want to know whose shoes you wear

         Fm               C                    F
Now it's time to defend the thing if you dare

C                         E7
This is DrBon to all of twitter

                      F
I'm stepping through the door

 Fm               C                    F
And I'm floating in a most the peculiar way

 Fm               C                    F
And the tweets look very different today

     Fmaj7
For here

     Em7  
Am I standing in the defense room

    Fmaj7           Em7
In front of all the world

Bb                  Am   
Dave has clicked the stream

        G                 F
And it's feeling like a dream

C     F      G    A   A
C     F      G    A   A
Fmaj7    Em7   A    C   D    E

C                         E7
Though I'm past one hundred thousand words

                 F
I'm feeling very still

      Fm                 C                  F
And I think my committee knows which way to go

      Fm                 C                  F
Tell my hubby I love him very much (he knows!)

C                  E7
All of Twitter hashtag Drbon

     Am                   Am7
Your defense is done, there's nothing wrong

      D7
Can you tweet me, Drbon?

      C
Can you tweet me, Drbon?

      G
Can you tweet me, Drbon?
Can you tweet....

    Fmaj7           Em7
Here am I floating above PEI

Fmaj7           Em7
Far above the snow

Bb                  Am   
Dave has closed the stream

        G                 F
And it's feeling like a dream

C     F      G    A   A
C     F      G    A   A
Fmaj7    Em7   A    C   D    E

Top / featured image credits: from photo tweeted by Dave Cormier (like will tweets ever get creative commons?)

The post "All of Twitter to #DrBon" was originally emerged from the primordial ooze and first walked on land at CogDogBlog (http://cogdogblog.com/2015/04/all-of-twitter-to-drbon/) on April 20, 2015.

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