Tuesday, May 8, 2007

Give Me Lots of Hair, Long, Beautiful Hair


And I wake up in the mornin'
With my hair down in my eyes and she says "Hi"


Those are the opening lines to O.C. Smith's Grammy-winning 1969 hit song "Little Green Apples." Now, pardon me for being crass, but Mr. Smith doesn't look to me like he ever had to worry about his hair falling in his eyes. Roger Miller, who originally did this song, I can see his hair falling in his eyes, or even Bobby Russell, who wrote both this one and "Honey," but not O.C. Smith.

2 comments:

MJN said...

Would you also bust on John Prine for singing "I am an old woman, named after my mother", and deprive us of one of the greatest of all time, "Angel from Montgomery"?

T. Nawrocki said...

Yes.

It never occurred to me that O.C. might be playing a character here. Maybe he's singing as Brian Jones.