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Valdy – Peter And Lou lyrics
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This is about the joys of youth, and wanting to get back to them "some day". He watches others and remembers his childhood, so he reaches back too, in his memories. Play a Bessie Smith record, and skate with.
Valdy's songs are pretty well all about introspection(looking inward), and feelings of peace, love and happiness. The fact that he was long-haired, bearded, and living in the mountain backwoods in the early 70's doesn't make him a hippie. Does it? Oh. Yeah. I guess maybe.
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UnregisteredDec 11, 2011 at 5:11 am
I always thought the line was "peter and lou escaped... " we were living in the kootenays (doing "back to the land") and several of our friends has become bushed and had to 'get out'. I pictured them leaving on a beaver with skiis attached to the landing gear--taking off from the frozen lake just outside our front door. Winters could be lonely and cruel to wannabe bush-hippies. We left the following winter after listening to that song for 12 months.
Song was written by Craig Wood about his friends Peter and Lou Berryman when they had a sojourn in Canada during the Vietnam War.
Craig is an old psychedelic warrior (Papa in Papa Bear's Medicine Show) while Peter and Lou are well known folk music performers in the Wisconsin area.
Craig was so impressed with his friends' joie de vie and their pleasures in life that he wrote this song. And Valdy did a damn decent job of singing it.
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UnregisteredJun 6, 2015 at 12:46 am
This song is about Peter Asher and Lou Adler. Valdys sings businessmen singing the blues not Bessie Smith. Valdy was on Sloth Records distributed by A&M. He eventually recorded most of his hits for A&M. He also recorded at least 1 album in LA st the same studios frequented by Peter Asher and Lou Adler.
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