The Mudcat Café TM
Thread #22570   Message #245900
Posted By: Joe Offer
22-Jun-00 - 12:46 PM
Thread Name: Lyr Req: Comes to Mind (Lou & Peter Berryman)
Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Berryman -- Question song
Hi, Canoer - I added <br> line breaks to the Berryman lyrics you posted, and now it looks fine. I also changed the lyrics to the standard Digital Tradition format, with the title in all caps and the songwriter in parentheses on the second line. There's more info on posting lyrics in the FAQ thread.

I've sometimes wondered whether people outside the Midwest catch on to Berryman songs. I live in Sacramento, but I was born in Detroit and raised in Wisconsin. Blessings Barbara, who requested the song, lives in Oregon but was born and raised in Michigan. I went to a Berryman house concert in Chico, California, a few years back. Lou talked about their "Wisconsin songs" that they did not perform outside the Midwest because people wouldn't understand them. I was sure disappointed I couldn't hear those songs.

I just got back from a vacation at myt parents' home in Florida. The local paper had a story about a family from Wisconsin who saw an alligator crossing the road. The paper said they all got out of their car and ran around, shouting "By golly" and "You betcha." I tell ya, we midwesterners just don't get the respect we deserve, fer cryin' out loud.

-Joe Offer-