To my ears
Looking back it just makes me smile.
It started with Buddy Who knew Peggy Sue.
Apache came out of the shadows while
Don, Phil and Elvis stormed on through.
Lonnie and Carl were putting on the style
Then Gene, Eddie and Richard were so bop a lu.
Filled my life with a smile
Chuck and Bo, Jimmy and Elmore too
But the authorities they did decide
To pull the plug
And the music died.
Then beetling in from Britain
With their rattling Liverpool crew,
The whole world was smitten
As hair just grew and grew.
Animal kinks and Sect were fitting
And stones rolled to make things blue.
Pretty things were written,
Dylan’s poems and the pot blew
The yard was full of birds sitting
Then the byrds got up and flew.
Small faces peered unbitten
And everyone wondered who?
Roy and the captain opened doors
As Jefferson flew right through
Jimi and Cream settled scores
To make love a strange brew
Heavy traffic and floyd’s tours
Said yes mac to much ado
With a clash of pistols from the stores
Stiff fingers turned the screw.
White stripes and Len’s spores
I knew it would have to do!
Opher – 2.1.2020
I couldn’t fit them all in and I’m sure it doesn’t scan right. But I guess it’s good enough for Rock ‘n’ Roll. I bet I got a few past you though.
Go on, you can play around with it. I was running out of rhymes!