Baroque Blind Symphony

by Cowboy Concept Y'all

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Written for the Semi-Pro Records Batterymen Vol. 1 EP a compendium of tunes about Doc Ellis and Josh Gibson from Todd Snider, Cowboy Concept Ya'll, Paulo Villabona, The Baseball Project, Caleb Groh and Ted Drozdowski's Scissormen. It was released on the 45th anniversary of the June 12th 1970 No Hitter by Doc Ellis against the Padres and was a companion project to The Semi-Pro No No art exhibit at Sternwood Gallery in Inglewood,TN just outside of Nashville.
Jerry May is the catcher that caught Doc's No Hitter. Baroque Blind Symphony was written using Todd Snider's "America's Greatest Past Time" as my conceptual flashlight.

lyrics

It's time to tell your story Jerry May, Jerry May
It's a shame, it's a shame you met such a bitter end
I'd like to ask a favor if you could take us on a trip
The day you helped Doc Ellis become the captain of a pirate ship

It wasn't pretty, beautiful things rarely are
I took deep breaths and threw down my signs and caught
a falling star

Jerry May, Jerry May when you were a kid you could surely pitch
There was hardly a prospect in Virginia that could get a bat on a stitch
Did it help that day with doc,Could he sense your pitcher's mind
Leaving him free to search for something he could never find

It wasn't pretty, beautiful things rarely are
I took deep breaths and threw down my signs and caught
a falling star

Jerry May, Jerry May solve this mystery for me
Did that tape really work or just make a really good story
What did you say at meetings at the mound to try and calm doc
Did you catch a baroque blind symphony, thrown by J.S. Bach

It wasn't pretty, beautiful things rarely are
I took deep breaths and threw down my signs and caught
a falling star

Jerry May, Jerry May I have no right to ask this of you
What did you say to Doc when he came strolling through
Do you ever feel the ghost of his last pitch in your glove
Can you bear to catch a ballgame now, do you still feel love

It wasn't pretty, beautiful things rarely are
I took deep breaths and threw down my signs and caught
a falling star

credits

released June 12, 2015
Produced by John Davis at Hi-Bias a Cassette Based Operation

Lyrics by mikewindy & Cowboy Concept Ya'll
Cowboy Concept Ya'll-vocals and acoustic guitar
David Allan Foucault on this recording consisted of Dan Benningfield, Sam Mitchell and John Davis
DB-wrote music and played keyboard
SM-wrote music and played bass
JD-wrote music and played drums and pedal steel

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Cowboy Concept Y'all Nashville, Tennessee

Cowboy Concept Y'all is a figment of mikewindy's imagination. He plays with his band David Allan Foucault and sings songs about art and other stuff.

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