Used To Be Good Looking

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released June 21, 2014

© ℗ 2014 by Scott Cooley. All rights reserved. Words & music for all songs written by Scott Cooley. Studio album released June 21st, 2014 on Scott Cooley Records, catalog # SCR06. Album cover photo by Richard E. Cooley. Accordion on Smitten With The Mitten by Lenore L. Cooley. Production, arrangement, recording, mixing, mastering & design; lead & background vocals; whistling; harmonica; marimba; rhythm, lead & slide acoustic guitars; acoustic bass guitar; drums & percussion by Scott Cooley in Michigan, U.S.A.

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Track Name: Smitten With The Mitten
"Smitten with the Mitten"
Words and music by Scott Richard Cooley
Copyright © ℗ 2014 by Scott Richard Cooley (U.S. citizen, born 1967, CAE/IPI No. 345.88.02.44). All rights reserved.

Verse 1
The sun sets on one side, and on the other it rises
Painting pretty pictures on watery horizons
The Native Americans, the French, then all the rest
Have settled in to make our state the best

Verse 2
Kalkaska sand, a rare soil in this land
The state that is shaped like a mitten on your hand
The Painted Turtle wanders this fertile ground
Where state parks and forests can always be found

Verse 3
White Pines in straight lines, planted long ago with care
In the sky they rise over a hundred feet in the air
The Apple Blossom flowers are pretty in pink
And we never run out of fresh water to drink

Chorus:
I’m smitten with the mitten, it’s our happy home
With great lakes and great times, in cars and boats we roam
If our insect was the love bug, then surely I've been bitten
I’m a Michigander, ‘cause I’m smitten… with the mitten

Verse 4
The Greenstone gem from Isle Royale
Is the crown jewel of an island unspoiled
The Petoskey stone, its namesake it’s home
Can be found on its beaches when carefully combed

Verse 5
With islands and waterfalls and rocky shores so nice
It’s a water winter wonderland, a true paradise
The great lakes are awesome, surrounding us all
Lighthouses lead ships in from the squalls

Verse 6
In our woods are wild turkey and white tailed deer
Wildlife is plentiful and protected here
Where mastodons once roamed, and wolverines called home
The Dwarf Lake Iris, grows wild near limestone

Chorus:
I’m smitten with the mitten, it’s our happy home
With great lakes and great times, in cars and boats we roam
If our insect was the love bug, then surely I've been bitten
I’m a Michigander, ‘cause I’m smitten… with the mitten

Verse 7
The Robin’s striking beauty is a site we all treasure
Just like the fall colors, both seasonal pleasures
The Brook Trout swim about throughout the state
A fisherman’s paradise in streams, rivers and lakes

Verse 8
When it comes to automobiles, our state is the hub
Their wheels bring prosperity, passion and love
Our peninsulas can be seen from up high on a ridge
Joined by the mighty Mackinaw Bridge

Verse 9
From the song of Hiawatha to the Motown sound
Up the Porcupine mountains to the Lake of the Clouds
When northwinds blow cold, we get lake effect snow
Skiing, snowmobiling, and sledding we go

Chorus:
I’m smitten with the mitten, it’s our happy home
With great lakes and great times, in cars and boats we roam
If our insect was the love bug, then surely I've been bitten
I’m a Michigander, ‘cause I’m smitten… with the mitten