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  1. Jimmy Stewart

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(This was the first song I wrote on the ukulele.  The chord progression came first.  In playing it over and over, I felt like I was bring drawn into an earlier simpler time.  The verse about Jimmy Stewart kind of fell out.  The rest fell out shortly after.  It was so fun to write, that I realized the uke was around to stay...)

Lyrics

It’s a wonder that I never tried to marry Jimmy Stewart
Just so he’d lasso me the moon
I’ve always been a little too romantic
Get my hopes up.  Get my heart broke way too soon
 
Life’s never quite as happy as they make it in the movies
Even though I wish it were that way
Don’t you ever wanna ride off in the sunset
A girl can dream. That’s all I’m trying to say
 
But then again there’s John Wayne and Maureen O’Hara
And the time he dragged her by the hair
She hollered like she didn’t like it
But I saw her smile love’s a complicated affair
 
Some days I really wanna be the girl that thinks she’s leaving
Just to hear the boy beg her to stay
Maureen O’Hara needed John Wayne to fight for her
I need you. That’s all I’m trying to say
 
It’s just that maybe loves the hardest thing we do.
 I still want you I still want you
 
Even if you pulled a Tony Curtis and dressed up like a woman
I’d be your Marilyn Monroe
Who knows maybe it would be hot
I doubt it but at least I’d enjoy the show
 
Like Marilyn and Tony things can get a little wacky 
And I wonder when we’ll ever be okay
Well it’s you and me to the end
I love you.  That’s all I’m trying to say