Stephany Spencer-LeBaron, age 38

 Pretty City Chic

Dearest friends and fans,
Please note:
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 bi
t o’ Bio in Verse,
For Better or Worse,
With Truth ‘n’ Exaggeration
Interspersed:

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!
N
ow Shit-kickin’ music is my shtick.

I’m an all-American-mongrel,
Apple-pie girl
 —
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,
Scots-Irish “Mick,”

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 —
Jack-of-all-trades;
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!)

Refrain:
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!):




Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out /  Change )

Google photo

You are commenting using your Google account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.