Monday, August 30, 2010

Cece Rider



No doubt most of you music fans are familiar with the blues classic “CC Rider”. If you find a musical act that hasn't covered this song...well, you just found someone who ain't worth listening to. Here are just a few of the versions out there:

12-string guitar legend, Leadbelly

The Grateful Dead

The Old Crow Medicine Show does a modern bluegrass version PS this is a really fun band to see live, and they are in the Bay Area fairly often.

Even Elvis covered the song

We have our very own CC, or shall I say Cece, at the shelter. She’s one of those mama dogs that got dumped at the shelter after being bred for puppies. We like to give these dogs some special attention. It’s apparent that she’s never had much training, but with some hard work I think we can whip her into shape. I’ve started taking her to BAD RAP class, and other volunteers have been working with her on basic commands. She's starting to respond, we're seeing improvements in her willingness to sit and look. Every time I go to her kennel I start singing CC Rider. So I figured this was a great time to OFFICIALLY start my music career with my own interpretation of the song.



Tell me what you think. And this is mournful, howl-at-the moon, delta-style blues.

Well now, CeCe Doggie,
See what you gone done
Well now, CeCe Doggie,
See what you gone done
Well you made me love you mama,
Now your BAD RAP training done come
Hey, hey, hey, hey

So I'm goin' to the shelter baby
And I’m headin’ right to your stall,
I'm goin' to the shelter baby
And I’m headin’ right to your stall,
Once you find yourself a good home
I might not be comin' back at all
Hey, hey, hey, hey


Instrumental/interlude. Come on, feel it now...



Well now, CeCe Doggie,
See the treat is held up high,
Well now, CeCe Doggie,
See the treat is held up high,
Just might get you a tasty morsel
If you start behavin' all right
Hey, hey, hey, hey

I'm a-goin' away doggie
But I sure don't wanna go
I’m a-goin' away doggie
But I sure don't wanna go
You know the trouble is
The shelter closes at fo’
Hey, hey, hey, hey


That is GOLD

5 comments:

Barbara said...

Hilarious!

Joel said...

Hilarious?

Barbara, are you mocking my art, for which I suffer?

I'm going to check to see if the Volunteer Of The Month award can be retroactively taken away!

Pam said...

Joel, did you do this at work?? :)
You definitely have a calling!

Anonymous said...

Woooo round of applause!

Alicia said...

HA! That was AWESOME!