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):
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 pushed out of the bottom of a purple jar of Play-Doh at CogDogBlog (https://cogdogblog.com/2015/04/all-of-twitter-to-drbon/) on April 20, 2015.