EVERYTHING’S FINE RIGHT NOW -SONG LYRIC SUNDAY

FOR SONG LYRIC SUNDAY

We all know everything isn’t fine right now but this song reminds me of times when everything was fine. I hope I’m still around when they are fine again.

Music triggers memory for me as nothing else does, transporting me back like a time traveler to a world and a “me” I sometimes forget existed. I love this song. I like the words and melody, but mostly, I love it because it’s the song I sang to my son in the wee hours while I nursed him. Night and day lost any real meaning; sleep was catch-as-catch-can.

I was nursing. My son was a hungry little one. He needed feeding every couple of hours. Sleep had to wait. For those first few months, I almost never went to bed. My son lived on my hip, in my lap, next to me on the sofa wedged slightly between cushions so he wouldn’t roll off if I drifted.

Mothering was less structured in 1969. I didn’t know there were rules I should follow, so I made it up as I went along. I was only 22, not much more than a child myself. Being a young mother was natural and unlike other things in my life, I didn’t over-think it. I was playful, young enough to enjoy playing patty cake with a giggling infant.

This was a good lullaby in 1969. It’s still a good lullaby, written by and performed by John Kirkpatrick.


Everything’s Fine Right Now

Who’s that knocking on my door?
Can’t see no-one right now.
Got my baby here by me,
can’t stop, no, no, not now.

Oh, come a little closer to my breast,
I’ll tell you that you’re the one I really love the best,
and you don’t have to worry about any of the rest,
cause everything’s fine right now.

And you don’t have to talk and you don’t have to sing,
You don’t have to do nothing at all;
Just lie around and do as you please,
you don’t have far to fall.

Oh, come a little closer to my breast,
I’ll tell you that you’re the one I really love the best,
and you don’t have to worry about any of the rest,
’cause everything’s fine right now.

Oh, my, my, it looks kind of dark.
Looks like the night’s rolled on.
Best thing you do is just lie here by me,
of course only just until the dawn.

Oh, come a little closer to my breast,
I’ll tell you that you’re the one I really love the best,
and you don’t have to worry about any of the rest,
’cause everything’s fine right now.



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12 replies

  1. A great song. New to me and I thoroughly enjoyed the listen.

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    • It was written in the early 60s by John Kirkpatrick, a well-known English folksinger and song writer. I first heard it sung by a rather odd group called the Holy Modal Rounders and was never able to find the song on any record. I still can’t. Only that one version by the writer and sung by him. It’s lovely and reminds me of some of the good old days.

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  2. Lovely song brings back a wonderful feeling from the past:)

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  3. This is a lovely song Marilyn, thanks for joining in. Music does bring back great memories for all of us, and it is nice to hear about the connection that you developed with your infant son over this song.

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    • I was — again — trying to find if the song exists on any CD or even streaming, but it isn’t. Except for this one performance by it’s writer, John Kirkpatrick, there does not seem to be any version of it available. I think the Holy Modal Rounders put it on their record, but they weren’t around very long and only made (I think) two records and this was on the first one. I’ve never seen a copy of the record or CD or anything of it for sale anywhere. I was just really really glad to find that the songwriter put it on You Tube. I think this is the ONLY version of it anywhere.

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    • It is, isn’t it? I went to the songwriter’s site and first I said “Gee, he’s gotten so old” and THEN I realized he’s five months younger than me. All the people my age look so old! I think I’m probably one of them. I wanted to see if there was any recording of this song on any CD or record or even streaming. As far as I can tell, this one, on You Tube is the only recording of it. So I publish it now and again so maybe a few people will remember folk music, simple and fresh and without violins and horns behind it.

      When I sang it to my son, he was less than a year old. He’s 53 this year. I’ve been looking for this song for a long time 🎶

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