This week for Song Lyric Sunday, Jim Adams has prompted us with songs with the word Crazy in the title or in the song.
I chose “Crazy” by Patsy Cline. Willie Nelson wrote this epic tune in 1961 with the help of a friend named Oliver English. It was originally titled “Stupid” and Nelson changed it after performing the song at Tootsie’s Orchid Lounge and getting a “not so nice” reaction by the fans. Nelson would put his version of the song on the jukebox at Tootsie’s. According to an interview by Nelson, Cline’s husband, Charlie Dick heard it and wanted Patsy to hear it. Charlie convinced Willie (both stumbling drunk), to take it to Patsy. Patsy said she “couldn’t sing that” when hearing it the first time. Her producer, Owen Bradley, loved the song and changed the arrangement into a ballad which she recorded. This song was originally written for country music artist Billy Walker who turned it down. Patsy Cline almost turned it down too.
“Crazy” was such a crossover hit and many artists have covered it throughout the years. Patsy Cline’s version is the most iconic reaching #2 on the Country Charts in 1962. “Crazy” was a follow-up song after her hit “I Fall to Pieces”. Patsy Cline was killed in an airplane crash on March 5, 1963.
Crazy I'm crazy for feeling so lonely I'm crazy Crazy for feeling so blue I knew You'd love me as long as you wanted And then some day You'd leave me for somebody new Worry Why do I let myself worry? Wondering What in the world did I do... Oh, crazy For thinking that my love could hold you... I'm crazy for trying And crazy for crying And I'm crazy for loving you Crazy For thinking that my love could hold you... I'm crazy for trying And crazy for crying And I'm crazy for loving You... Source: Musixmatch Songwriters: Willie Nelson / Willie Nelson Crazy lyrics © Sony/ATV Tree Publishing, Blue Mountain Music Ltd., Hoochie Coochie Music, Sony Atv Tree Publishing, Sony Atv Music Publishing France, Hill & Range Songs, Bug Music O/B/o Hoochie Coochie Music, WB Music Corp. O/B/o Caledonia Soul Music, WB MUSIC CORP, CHRYSALIS MUSIC OBO CHRYSALIS MUSIC LTD UK, CAYMAN MUSIC OBO BSI ENTERPRISES