A Tribute To Shel Silverstein

by Conrad Merced

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Colors 02:52
My skin is kind of sort of brownish Pinkish yellowish white. My eyes are greyish blueish green, But I'm told they look orange in the night. My hair is reddish blondish brown, But it's silver when it's wet. And all the colors I am inside Have not been invented yet.
This guitar is for sale, I'll let her go cheap She's pretty to look at but she don't earn her keep She can roar like the west wind, she can weep, she can wail But the tunes that she plays just ain't selling today This guitar is for sale She lay close beside me on cold winter nights And she got me in trouble and she won me some fights We both came out alright She knows all the sad songs that Hank ever wrote Just touch her once gently and she'll take you on home She'd tell you some stories about junkyards and jails And a fool with a song and a dream that went wrong This guitar is for sale She's rode 'cross this country on freight trains and trucks Hung around pawn shop windows when we're down on our luck And we've been down on our luck So please treat her kindly and keep her out of the rain Well, it's funny you're asking I never gave her a name But if you say she looks weary then you've been reading our mail So if you've got the dough, buddy, take her and go This guitar is for sale She's won me some ladies with her sweet loving songs And she stuck right here with me when the ladies were gone But hard times and troubles been dogging our tale So if you've got the dough, buddy, take her and go This guitar is for sale, this guitar is for sale


In cooperation with Volumes Book Cafe for Shel Silverstein's birthday Event. This tribute release features two of Shel's poems composed to music.


released September 25, 2018


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Conrad Merced Chicago, Illinois

I live in Chicago and write songs about being cold.

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