Always There Was Joe
by C. Carson Parks

Demo for a songwriting class Parks taught at Capitol Records (Beechwood Music).  One of the few tunes that I ever wrote under "guidelines".  I had suggested to the class that they pretend that some movie studio was making a musical along the loose plot of "Gone With The Wind."  They needed a song to convey the feelings involved with the last scene, where Rhett says to Scarlett: "I tried to win your love, and all you wanted was Ashley.  Now you've decided that he was a jerk, and that I was cool.  Unfortunately, my ardor has waned, and I don't give a damn any more!"  It might have been a dumb assignment, but I thought I should do one too.  It's not a great song, but doing it was a good exercise for me.