Bee’s Feb. 6th prompt is ‘a folk love song‘ from your tweens.
As a tween in the late 1960s, I was radio-listening and television-variety-show-aware of folk songs and singers such as Joan Baez, Pete Seeger, Joni Mitchell, Gordon Lightfoot, and The Kingston Trio, but I was way more interested in, and exposed to, country music. As such, I heard the song Someday Soon as a country song before it became a well-known folk song.
Someday Soon was written by the Canadian singer/songwriter Ian Tyson of the music duo “Ian & Sylvia”. They released the song in 1964. Interestingly enough, the song was originally categorized as ‘contemporary folk music’.
Judy Collins recorded Someday Soon, which became a huge hit for her in 1968. The song is referred to as her ‘countriest’ song of all the songs she’s recorded.
The song tells the story of a young woman’s anticipation of the return of her rodeo-riding boyfriend after his military discharge. Despite her father’s disapproval of the boyfriend, the girl will follow him right down the roughest road she knows.
Someday Soon is a part of my growing up years. It is iconic of the era and vicinity in Colorado in which I grew up. Talk about a song that kicks the nostalgia about my rodeo days into high gear.
Until next time,
writing through history one romance upon a time