T. Dale Carroll | Maggies Fool

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Maggies Fool

by T. Dale Carroll

A song about a song and the emotional impact of hearing that song every single morning ...
Genre: Blues: Jazzy Blues
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During the latter half of 1971, a lonesome eighteen year old, who's fate and destiny's path, directed him into the Big Green Machine in Monterey California. During the months of September and October, a gigantic hit song made its way to the AM radio stations for play, not only in the U.S. but also in Britain. The song touched the hearts, souls and minds of the millions who, daily, eagerly awaited its printed vinyl to be placed upon the DJ's turntable, and once again sending its story over the AM radio airwaves.

I was one such soul and I was "that" eighteen year old.

In its origin, the song was about love, deceit, and an uncertain future for a lad whose love had been placed into the hands of a younger lover while he was still clinging to his love for this former lover.

My song, Maggie's Fool, is a song about this specific song and how, without fail, it made me feel every time I heard it play. Like clockwork itself, during the aforementioned months, at 5:00 AM each morning as I found myself lacing-up my black, size 11 U.S. Army issued combat boots while listening to my six transistor radio which was hung on my top bunk's gray metal post, "Maggie May" by Rod Stewart would play. Once the song started to play, I could not and would not leave prior to the end of the song. It truly was an addiction. It allowed me to live in the one place that nobody could get to .... the space between my ears. At the song's completion, I'd neatly place my six transistor radio in my wall locker and move out. All through my homesick day, I'd think of the lyrics and ponder the events that I'd speculate would be going on back home ... and of course the girl I'd been writing to at that time. At the end of my long day, I'd prepare for the next, which was destined to be like the one just past and then I'd lay in my rack with and earpiece placed in my left ear hoping to hear Maggie Mae one more time prior to falling asleep.

I never knew at that time (even though I'd played guitar since the age of twelve) that I'd write a song about a song and its impact on my emotions. However, as fate and destiny lead me to the Big Green Machine so many years ago, they too have lead me to write and record this song.

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