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Judy Collins – Someday Soon lyrics

There's a young man that I know
His age is twenty-one
Comes from down
In southern Colorado

Just out of the service
And he's looking for his fun
Someday soon, going with him
Someday soon

My parents can not stand him
Cause he rides the rodeo
My father says that
He will leave me crying

I would follow him right down
The toughest road I know
Someday soon, going with him
Someday soon

And when he comes to call
My pa ain't got a good word to say
Guess it's cause he's just
As wild in the younger days

So blow, you old Blue Northern
Blow my love to me
He's driving in tonight
From California

He loves his damned old rodeo
As much as he loves me
Someday soon, going with him
Someday soon

But when he comes to call
My pa ain't got a word to say
Guess it's cause he's just
As wild in the younger days

Blow, you old Blue Northern
Blow my love to me
He's driving in tonight
From California

He loves his damned old rodeo
As much as he loves me
Someday soon, going with him
Someday soon

Someday soon, going with him
Someday soon



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    This song is so simple, yet so universal in how the younger generation has to go off and "do their thing." Parents can only teach so much, and because they have made their own share of mistakes during the "tender years," they want so badly to protect their children from making similar mistakes. This phase is a key component in the development of a healthy ego, and allows the person to gain insight for making future decisions. How many of us have yearned to go back to a more exciting time in our lives, and thought to ourself "If only I knew then what I know now". Face it, it's the human dilemma. I guess the best thing is to be grateful that we finally did learn something! Unfortunately, some never do. But, think about it, the best time for making all our goof ups is when we have a soft place to land at home.
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    You can find these two videos on YouTube. Judy Collins performed this live on the Smothers Brothers in 1969 and again on Letterman in 2009. Listen to them back to back and marvel how 40 years later, Judy still sounds the same. Well almost, but she still has her pipes.
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    This evening is the first time I really listened to the lyrics. So simple and yet they hit me like the kick of a bucking horse. For me it's about regrets of an opportunities not taken. The first and biggest was not pursuing a career in wildfire management with the USFS. Yeah, I fought wildfire for for eleven fire seasons and got a BS in Forestry but eventually followed another career path. It was a good and honest mix of careers but I loved fire management and wish I had stayed with it. The strange thing was that as a new crewman on a hotshot crew at the tender age of 18 years, I was on a fire that took 12 friends away and that didn't scare me off. My time as a draftee in the Army did change my career path. Damn that Asian war.
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    This isn't exactly a bob dylan song. Fairly simple lyrics about a girl and a guy in love. What stood out for me, and made me check out the flying burrito bros in 1969, was the killer pedal steel. First time I had heard one outside of nashville, but soon to follow was some amazing sneaky pete and the classic dire wolf by the dead with garcia pumping away. Did not take long for me to fall in love with the new riders 1st album with jerry, then buddy cage for several albums. In 1976 when a friend and next door neighbor got a regular gig at the grand ole' opry, got to meet weldon myrick, who introduced me to buddy emmons, the king of them all. Anyone who loved the pedal steel like I did was treated from '69 until '77 with the run of superb pedal steel, and to think - for me it all began with "someday soon"!
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    I believe the correct phrase is "Blow you old blue norther". No 'n'. A blue norther is a cold front that sweeps across the plains.

    It adds context. If he is on his way east from California just ahead of a winter storm, it means the rodeo season has finally ended. She has been waiting since the season started in spring.

    I first heard this song in 1969, which fixed it in current events for me. He would have signed up in 1966, probably infantry, maybe 1st Cavalry. There are two more years of waiting while she reads about distant places like Khe Sanh hidden in those lyrics.

    Spending the bitter plains winter with your love in a shack next to the stable sounds like a happy ending.
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