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Cherchez La Femme


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"Cherchez La Femme"
Music & Lyrics by Scott Cooley.














Copyright © ℗ 2012 by Scott Cooley. All rights reserved.

"Cherchez La Femme"


Song by Scott Cooley from the album Cherchez La Femme
Position #3
Released 2012
Recorded Scott Cooley Music Productions studio, East Lansing, Michigan
Genre alternative acoustic, Americana, cajun/zydeco
Length 2:11
Label Scott Cooley Records
Personnel Scott Cooley - vocals, guitars, bass, percussion, washboard; Lenore Cooley - accordion extraordinaire
Publisher Scott Cooley Music Publishing
Producer Lenore & Scott Cooley
Format Compact Disc, MP3, FLAC, OGG
Writer words/music by Scott Richard Cooley
Chronology

"I Did A Bad Thing" "Cherchez La Femme" "My Sweetheart, My Darling"
(#2) (#3) (#4)

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Cherchez La Femme is my crazy attempt at a cajun/zydeco - ish song.  It comes close, with the Francais, the washboard and Lenore's awesome accordion.  I give her producer credit because just as she did with Three Mariachis, she told me to speed it way up.  When you like to write songs and record them, and your wife happens to play accordion, working her into the mix is limited to polka, tejano/norteno, and cajun/zydeco.  So, I've now done two out of those three, and maybe on a future release you'll hear my attempt at a polka.  My mother-in-law had an old small washboard in her garage that she got from her mother, which they both actually used decades ago.  It might've been built in the 1950s.  She gave it to me, and this is the first song I used it on.  It's a Little Queen brand intended for use in kitchens, and I used two regular table spoons to play it.  Not sure I should've done a country-style walking bass with this one, but it's one of the stronger songs on the album.  It's got hit potential, and also features my lovely wife, so for these reasons it became the album title as well.  The lyrics are a little crammed syllable-wise at this tempo, but a real New Orleans band could do this up right because the melody is there, and the lyrics are there.  I was able to work in some lyrical content that naturally conjures certain visual images, and they became the drawing I made with a regular pen on a sheet of regular paper.  I drew most of it, and then Lenore added the woman and the dog.  This became the album cover.  "Look for the woman" is the meaning, and it's a phrase which generally means that the root of most problems men have is usually related to a woman in his life.  Find her, and you'll have insight into the motivations behind his behavior.  Such is life, as they say.