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Topic: BEAT AROUND THE BUSH (05/25/17)
- TITLE: Sounds like a Country Song
By Betty Overstreet
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"Hey, girl, whatcha up to today? I hope you aren't too busy to help me out."
"Well Bobby, it probably depends on what you need, for me to decide if I am too busy! So, what's on your mind?", I asked, wishing I was anywhere but here right now. He always wants something for nothing.
"Well, Betty, it's really not much of a favor", Bobby replied.
The last time this so called friend ask for a favor, he wanted a ride to St Louis, about two hundred miles away, for an audition. When he climbed into my car he promised to pay me back for the gas when he got his first paycheck--never happened!
"So come on Bobby, just spit it out! What do you want from me and don't take all day to tell me."
"Well, you see Betty, I have these really great lyrics for a song but just can't come up with a melody for it. I know you're really good at coming up with just the right tune for a hit song, he explained , so I thought if we could just come to some agreement we could really turn my words into a great song for the two of us to be proud of."
" I suppose you already have this agreement figured out, right Bobby? Is this going to be a co-write, fifty/fifty ownership, share and share alike? Or did you have something else in mind?
"Well, my friend, that isn't exactly what I had in mind, but I'm sure we can come to an agreement later, after you finish it up and we get it recorded. No hurry about that right now, we can just talk about it later. How about a handshake between friends?"
"No Bobby, we have to stop going in circles about this. We need an agreement in writing, not a handshake!", I said. "I am not in the mood for you to take advantage of my again. You either agree to my terms and put your signature to the contract or "I'm out of here".
"Gee, that sounds like a country song, doesn't it?
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