|Always There Was Joe|
|by C. Carson Parks|
Demo for a songwriting class Parks taught at Capitol Records (Beechwood Music). One of the few tunes that I ever wrote under "guidelines". I had suggested to the class that they pretend that some movie studio was making a musical along the loose plot of "Gone With The Wind." They needed a song to convey the feelings involved with the last scene, where Rhett says to Scarlett: "I tried to win your love, and all you wanted was Ashley. Now you've decided that he was a jerk, and that I was cool. Unfortunately, my ardor has waned, and I don't give a damn any more!" It might have been a dumb assignment, but I thought I should do one too. It's not a great song, but doing it was a good exercise for me.