Only rhizomes can explain why this idea popped into my head. Maybe it was seeing the #rhizo15 tweets. But there it was, a song going in my head. In the middle of the day I was looking up the tabs.

I waited at least until after dinner to write some lyrics. And then practice a few times. And maybe 3 takes. For what it’s worth, an honest (warbly on the vocals) tribute to the real Rhizome Cowboy

The words/chords ( a few of the extras, like the walking bass line are in the tabs)

C
I've been talking about it so long

Connectin' it all along
                                          G (Gsus4 G)
I know every node in these rootlike links on the web

         F
But metric's the name of the game

     Dm               F                      C
Complex theories ignored because of their length

             G
There's been a load of compromisin'

           F             c
And not much synthesizing

       F                    Dm                    G (Dm G)
But I'm gonna be where the roots are linking' with me

     F   G       C       (F C)
Like a rhizome cowboy

C                    Cmaj7                 G  C G
Rooting out like a tuber spreading  under the ground

     F   G       C       (F C)
Like a rhizome cowboy

C                    Cmaj7                     G  C G
Getting tweets and emails from people out of my network

G                             F (walk)

And offers comin' to write a book

C
Well, I really don't mind your course

Rigid as bones of my horse

                                               G (GSus4 G)
But so much of learning  today  is  takin' the wrong way

         F
And I dream that it's not too late

     Dm               F                        C
With a hashtag, open doc, syllabus  we all create

         G
Why don't you read Deleuze and Guattari

           F             c
You cant teach the same I'm sorry

       F                    Dm                 G (Dm G)
I'm walking around with them atop the high plateau  

     F   G       C       (F C)
Like a rhizome cowboy

C                    Cmaj7                 G  C G
Rooting out like a tuber spreading under the ground

     F   G       C       (F C)
Like a rhizome cowboy

C                    Cmaj7                     G  C G
Getting tweets and emails from people out of my network

And since Soundcloud truncates the graphic a bit… the album cover:

Not available in stores!
Not available in stores!

Top / Featured image credit Creative Commons licensed (BY-ND) flickr photo by Forest Farming: http://flickr.com/photos/forestfarming/10855036253

The post "The One, The Only, Rhizome Cowboy" was originally assembled from spare parts of a 1957 Chevy at CogDogBlog (http://cogdogblog.com/2015/04/the-one-the-only-rhizome-cowboy/) on April 13, 2015.

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