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Mr. Ford


Album: Sonority
Category: New Folk, Americana, Singer/songwriter



This song has been applauded 2 times!
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Description: My cousin Larry Mike spontaneously came up with a short, extemporaneous sketch for this song about Henry Ford in 1975 in his bungalow in Princeton, MN. In recent years, I added several verses and completely developed the song structure. "Lord, Mr. Ford", written by Dick Feller and sung by Jerry Reed in 1973, was discovered by Larry and Rich many years after we developed our song. We are happy to report that, while Feller's song strikes a similar theme about discontent with the products and byproducts of Henry Ford's innovation, it is altogether different than our "Mr. Ford".

Submitted: April 5, 2006 6:05PM


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I can't help but think that if Woody Guthrie had access to today's sound effects, he would have had a blast playing around in the studio and coming up with something just like this.

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This is a middle America mainstreet folk song. I think it fits eamlessly in the best traditon of American folk music. The more I listen to this, the more I like it. A good sign, eh? Great lyrics and great singing, Rich.

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fun fun fun on z autobaun... great song!

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Two times, I tried sending this to the Car Talk radio show but they never responded. That is saddening.

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I don't get it, I simply don't get it. This is one of my favorite songs in Open Mic, and I figure it should earn high scores. It didn't even get middlin'. I was amazed as this went quickly down to the bottom of the ratings. It staggers my mind. Oh well, I'll just consider it a "hidden pleaure."

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charming folkie ... this would be a great video clip

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I just wish the "Car Talk" radio show would answer my e-mails! I think listeners to their zany program would like it. Tom and Ray, your staff is failing you!

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Prescient is a word I never use in speaking, and rarely use in writing. But given when this song was begun, I think it is the most appropriate word to describe it. Well done!

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Thanks, Connie!

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prescient is a word I have never heard of, but if it means really good, then I would have to agree.

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