Category Archives: Cover Tunes

CD – Full Moon Spirits

What does one do if one knows one is a conduit to the spirit world? Keep writing and singing what flows through the conduit I guess….
So… here you go!

Landslide is dedicated to my daughter Elaynia Parker/Cline.

“Always the Same in the End” Was handed to me with this full moon – no rehearsal, no prelude, turn on the recorder and an instant song comes from my full moon muse… Listen carefully a few times.. this is more than what is seems… maybe this should be played at my funeral 🙂

CD – Cover Tunes

Rusty’s Favorite Songs to Sing Written by Others


Sorry Words Written by Bernie Taupin and Music by Elton John:

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“Take this longing from my tongue” Leonard Cohen is my favorite lyricist/poet:

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One of the best ballads ever written…
I have attempted to record this at least 50 times over the years, finally I will accept this one.

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Everyone else has re-written this classic so I may as well too!

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This is my version of Chelsea Hotel… I love the line: “that was called love for the worker’s in song, probably still is for those of them left.”

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Chuck Brodsky put more in these words about war than ever any other poet could write – it is my pleasure to sing this great song:

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When I heard the line in this song: “Like the wind hung up on barbed wire” I knew I would have to learn it!

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Rearranging an old standby for my youngest son that slipped away to Alabama – yes he plays a bit of banjo so it is appropriate…

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Tapestry was Written by Don McLean – A dark but true prediction of what we were doing to the planet 35 years ago – and now it is coming true..

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Sorry – written by Bernie Taupin and Elton John


Sorry Words Written by Bernie Taupin and Music by Elton John

I recently learned this and now I can’t get it out of my head!!!

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Hallelujah – Rewriting Leonard Cohen

Re-Writing Leonard Cohen just for fun… stream of consciousness… for the people that taught me the word hallelujah…

Everyone else has re-written this classic so I may as well too!

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Cover Tunes

“Take this longing from my tongue” Leonard Cohen is my favorite lyricist/poet:

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One of the best ballads ever written…
I have attempted to record this at least 50 times over the years, finally I will accept this one.

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Everyone else has re-written this classic so I may as well too!

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This is my version of Chelsea Hotel… I love the line: “that was called love for the worker’s in song, probably still is for those of them left.”

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Chuck Brodsky put more in these words about war than ever any other poet could write – it is my pleasure to sing this great song:

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When I heard the line in this song: “Like the wind hung up on barbed wire” I knew I would have to learn it!

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Rearranging an old standby for my youngest son that slipped away to Alabama – yes he plays a bit of banjo so it is appropriate…

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Tapestry was Written by Don McLean – A dark but true prediction of what we were doing to the planet 35 years ago – and now it is coming true..

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Taxi – Rusty Cline does Harry Chapin

One of the best ballads ever written…
I have attempted to record this at least 50 times over the years, finally I will accept this one.

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For One You Loved

“Take this longing from my tongue” Leonard Cohen is my favorite lyricist/poet:

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