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I took my baby for a picnic, we went out in the snow.
Yes, I took her for a picnic, we went out in the snow.
She said, "Slim, it's kind of cold here" - but where else could we go?

I played guitar for my baby and my fingers got numb.
When I played guitar for my baby, my fingers got numb.
She said, "You better put your gloves on - but I like the way you strum."

I poured some wine for my baby, it was a red from oh-three.
I poured a fine wine for my baby, it was a red from oh-three.
She said, "I think a red should be warmer, but it's all right with me."

I lit a fire for my baby, I turned a tree into a torch.
Well, I lit a fire for my baby, I turned a tree into a torch.
She said, "Slim, I like the heat but our blanket will scorch."

Then it snowed for five minutes, six or eight inches fell.
Oh, it snowed for five minutes, six or eight inches fell.
My baby looked like a snowman and I looked like one myself.

My baby led me back indoors and being warm was nice.
She led me back indoors and being warm was nice.
She said, "Slim, you are the sweetest, but let's not do that twice."
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Most kind thanks to neurotype for featuring this as a Daily Deviation. What a pleasant surprise this morning!
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Given 2014-06-07
Uplifting narrative with an appealing beat: Picnicking Blues is by RichardLeach. ( Featured by neurotype )
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EintoeRn Featured By Owner Jun 23, 2014  Hobbyist Photographer
Sometimes I am just blind :blush:
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RichardLeach Featured By Owner Jun 23, 2014   Traditional Artist
no problem! :D a good Monday afternoon to you!
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EintoeRn Featured By Owner Jun 23, 2014  Hobbyist Photographer
:phew: tired after lots of Sunday blues :-)
I have mentioned to Ásta earlier that I would love to hear her sing one of your blues :iconlasingplz:
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RichardLeach Featured By Owner Jun 23, 2014   Traditional Artist
Sundays can be like that :hug:

And thanks for that word to Ásta, that would be very nice to hear!
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EintoeRn Featured By Owner Jun 23, 2014  Hobbyist Photographer
Sundays all too often are like that :-(
But first of all a belted congratulation to the DD :iconchampagneplz: :iconbrewplz: Maybe I should keep a closer look to the literature section in the future :iconmajornoteplz:
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RichardLeach Featured By Owner Jun 23, 2014   Traditional Artist
It's funny, I remember all the way back in college my friends and I were often in a blue mood on Sundays. Something about Sunday afternoon and evening, suspended between the week past and the week to come.

And thanks! I confess, I have missed DDs by friends myself.
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EintoeRn Featured By Owner Jun 23, 2014  Hobbyist Photographer
... not to mention devmeets !
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RichardLeach Featured By Owner Jun 23, 2014   Traditional Artist
devmeets! :faint: we even had to cancel our last planned lunch with Laura because Beverly and i both had the flu. hopefully we'll see her before the end of the year... and she lives just two hours away!
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EintoeRn Featured By Owner Jun 23, 2014  Hobbyist Photographer
Here it becomes worse and worse. It certainly plays a role that I love my ob so very much.
And I might have mentioned before about the feeling of stagnation in photography.
All the exciting things, exhibition, publications, shooting with models, books, collabs (other than dear Lúcia, of course) even DDs etc. are a long time ago, though I probably put more energy into phtography than ever before ....
Makes it tough sometime to find imagination and motivation - especially when I am in my familiar surroundings :shrug:
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RichardLeach Featured By Owner Jun 23, 2014   Traditional Artist
I hear you. Hard to look around and see anything new or to think of something new. Well - your recent work has been superb despite that. But I hear you :hug:
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C-A-Harland Featured By Owner Jun 7, 2014  Student Writer
I really liked this. Great rhythm and just a touch a humour to really liven it up.
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RichardLeach Featured By Owner Jun 8, 2014   Traditional Artist
Thank you! :)
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beeinthebottle Featured By Owner Jun 7, 2014   Writer
Congrats for the DD -- as you know, I love your style. So glad to see it front-page recognized. :heart:
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RichardLeach Featured By Owner Jun 8, 2014   Traditional Artist
Thanks very much, Lisa. A good Sunday to you :hug:
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cinnamonlover12230 Featured By Owner Jun 7, 2014
alliteration rhythmic
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RichardLeach Featured By Owner Jun 8, 2014   Traditional Artist
:aww:
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cinnamonlover12230 Featured By Owner Jun 8, 2014
Clap 
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starrysky963 Featured By Owner Jun 7, 2014  Hobbyist
This is amazing! It has such a nice rhythm, and it's such a relatable scene. Lovely. 
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RichardLeach Featured By Owner Jun 8, 2014   Traditional Artist
Thanks very much!
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TheGalleryOfEve Featured By Owner Jun 7, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Congratulations on your well-deserved DD!!! :iconflyingheartsplz::iconlainloveplz::iconflyingheartsplz: :clap::clap::clap:
I’m very happy for you!!! :iconloveloveplz: :tighthug:
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RichardLeach Featured By Owner Jun 8, 2014   Traditional Artist
Thank you most kindly! :iconbowplz: :aww:
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DanTR Featured By Owner Jun 7, 2014  Student General Artist
Damn, it doesn't snow here, so I can't sing this while having a snowy picknick.

I ended up singing that text by accident xP
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RichardLeach Featured By Owner Jun 7, 2014   Traditional Artist
:lol: Thanks for the comment :D
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DanTR Featured By Owner Jun 7, 2014  Student General Artist
You're welcome! And remember to not repeat it again xP
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RichardLeach Featured By Owner Jun 7, 2014   Traditional Artist
:salute: :D
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shadowkitty723 Featured By Owner Jun 7, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
I don't think it is humanly possible to not start singing along when you're reading this...
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RichardLeach Featured By Owner Jun 7, 2014   Traditional Artist
What a great thing to hear, thank you most kindly!
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partiallyHere Featured By Owner Jun 7, 2014
:D congrats :party: :love:
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RichardLeach Featured By Owner Jun 7, 2014   Traditional Artist
merci, merci! :aww: :hug:
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artbyfieldsofsage Featured By Owner Jun 7, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Very nice rhythm & verse!  Congrats on being featured on Daily Deviation!  You earned it:) (Smile) 
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RichardLeach Featured By Owner Jun 7, 2014   Traditional Artist
Thank you most kindly! :aww:
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artbyfieldsofsage Featured By Owner Jun 7, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
WelcomeHug 
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schongslipper Featured By Owner Jun 7, 2014  Hobbyist Writer
Fantastic little song. Do you have any plans to record it or play it?
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RichardLeach Featured By Owner Jun 7, 2014   Traditional Artist
Thank you! No, I'm just a poet. People sing my words from time to time though. If you scroll down on the left side of my profile page, the fourth item down is Markus43 doing that for some of my words.
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schongslipper Featured By Owner Jun 7, 2014  Hobbyist Writer
You're welcoem :) I'll check it out! (And congrats on the DD)
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RichardLeach Featured By Owner Jun 7, 2014   Traditional Artist
Thank you! :)
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jbwarner86 Featured By Owner Jun 7, 2014
This is the cutest blues song I've ever seen :D  
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RichardLeach Featured By Owner Jun 7, 2014   Traditional Artist
Thank you very much! :)
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Fatboihurhur Featured By Owner Jun 7, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Ahhh the wine part<3
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RichardLeach Featured By Owner Jun 7, 2014   Traditional Artist
:aww:
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erinclaireb Featured By Owner Jun 7, 2014
Love it! This made me smile so much! :)
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RichardLeach Featured By Owner Jun 7, 2014   Traditional Artist
Thank you! Your comment makes me smile :aww:
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Markus43 Featured By Owner Mar 6, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
an "A" for effort Slim...numb fingers and all
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RichardLeach Featured By Owner Mar 7, 2014   Traditional Artist
Slim does all he can with what he's got
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Markus43 Featured By Owner Jun 9, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Way to go snowman! Congrats!
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RichardLeach Featured By Owner Jun 10, 2014   Traditional Artist
Thanks, Mark!
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Markus43 Featured By Owner Mar 9, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
that's all we can ask
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hummbuzz Featured By Owner Feb 19, 2014
Applause for the musical picnic in the snow...and for the return to the warm indoors.
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RichardLeach Featured By Owner Feb 19, 2014   Traditional Artist
Thanks, Yvette! Maybe the picnic in the snow could have been skipped... but then there wouldn't have been a song :D
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hummbuzz Featured By Owner Feb 19, 2014
Hot mulled wine would have been the ticket. ;)
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