Pretty City Chic
Dearest friends and fans,
This tongue-in-cheek song I wrote
Is half-finished so I don’t gloat,
But pray my poem won’t get your goat;
It’s late — blog’s due “mañana;”
Check the song later on … uh …
You’ll find it’s been “re-wrote”…
“Needs work” is my last quote.
But please enjoy what I wrote;
Now I humorously emote:
Pretty City Chic
Hey! I’m a Hack
Who’s written this hit
Called “Pretty City Chic”–
A Hee-ha Comedy Song —
A bit o’ Bio in Verse,
For Better or Worse,
With Truth ‘n’ Exaggeration
Hey, they’ve called me “Pretty City Chic,”
But Hillbilly music is my shtick;
My Hillbilly ways are here to stick,
So you may as well git over it —
Join in ’n’ sing a bit
With “City Chic” —
Born in Mexican sticks in 1966.
I’ve dual citizenship — What a trip!
Now Shit-kickin’ music is my shtick.
I’m an all-American-mongrel,
Apple-pie girl —
A Hines-57 mixed-up mutt
With apple pie stickin’ to my butt ’n’ gut —
But Red-necked reactionaries ain’t my thing;
I’m here fer music and to sing!
Yeah, I’m an All-American-Mexican,
With Welch ’n’ English,
So, sure, I’m a Brit …
With French, German,
Mohawk Indian a bit.
If there’s no Tom Slick
Hidin’ in the pit,
Far as I know, that’s about it —
That‘s my story and I’m stickin’ to it!
My father was a proud Veteran of World War I.
Those Vets were well-appreciated
For what they’d done!
Pa was an artist, creative —
Master of a few —
Good at many things —
What couldn’t he do?
Ma was a Creative —
Artist thru ’n’ thru;
Poet, Pianist, Painter — Whew!
Loved talking religion, old or new —
Long as it agreed with what she already “knew.”
She graduated with a BA in Journalism too;
Quite an accomplishment — Ma was sixty-two!
She was runnin’ me competition then,
For I was still in College too.
But her motto was:
“Anything you can do,
I can do better;
I can do anything better than you!”
(And she meant it too!)
Hey, they call me “Pretty City Chic,”
But Hillbilly music is my “shtick,”
My Hillbilly ways are here to stick!
So you may as well “git” over it;
Join in ‘n’ sing a bit
With “City Chic,”
‘Shit-kickin’ music is my shtick.
Well, that’s my story
And I’m “shtickin’ ” to it:
“I’m Pretty City Chic!”
(By Stephany Spencer)
NOTE: The following is an iPhone video of me at the California Writers Club, March 2017, performing the above song I wrote, “Pretty City Chic” (before I recently “re-writ” parts of it!):