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Crazy

Composed by Willie Nelson.

PUBLISHED: Jan 13, 2015 • UPDATED: Jan 13, 2015 • VIEWS: 25 • LESSON CODE: UL548

Instruments: ANY Subjects: accompainmentplayalongcountry

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. Nelson's own version appears on his 1962 debut album And Then I Wrote.

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.

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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Crazy - Playalong Track
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