Crazy

Composed by Willie Nelson.

Published: 13 Jan 2015 Updated: 13 Jan 2015Visits: 126Code: UL548

INSTRUMENTS: Country Main: Any Others: ANY
Subjects: Playalong • Accompainment • Country

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Crazy

Crazy is a ballad composed by Willie Nelson. It has been recorded by several artists, most notably by Patsy Cline, whose version was a #2 country hit in 1962. Partly due to the genre-blending nature of the song, it has been covered by dozens of artists in several genres over the years; nevertheless, the song remains inextricably linked with Cline.

With some help from a friend named Oliver English, Nelson wrote the song in early 1961; at the time he was a journeyman singer-songwriter who had written several hits for other artists but had not yet had a significant recording of his own. Nelson originally wrote the song for country singer Billy Walker who turned it down for the same reason Roy Drusky turned down ' Fall to Pieces' the previous year - that it was 'a girl's song'. The song's eventual success helped launch Nelson as a performer as well as a songwriter.

Crazy…

Musically the song is a jazz-pop ballad with country overtones and a complex melody. The lyrics describe the singer's state of bemusement at the singer's own helpless love for the object of his affection.

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