cruel to be kine
in the right pasture
cruel to be kine
it’s a very good sign
cruel to be kine
means that you’re [I get stuck here]

I have no point here, I just like saying that Letterman is absurdly young here, well, I mean, duh, it was 1983. I graduated high school in 1983. I was absurdly young too.

If people have covered this song, You Tube does not have many of them. I have found one.

How have people not covered this song? It is a pop gem.

Here is a very faithful cover, replacing the acoustic with a Rickie. It’s always nice to add a little chime.

Daryl Hall with Nick Lowe, both of them demonstrating that good musicians age well:


I have now dug into the live covers pile on YouTube and and I was so very wrong: there are LOTS of enthusiastic covers of this great little song that is sadly not actually about cows.

And I now must get myself out of pajamas into work mode, so you are spared any more covers. You may safely proceed to look at Twitter.

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