Making Sen$e: ‘Feelin’ Lousy’ – Financially Groovy In Song

BY Paul Solman  March 3, 2011 at 3:21 PM EST

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EDITOR’S NOTE: Last month, we featured a week-long series of songs by our country crooning friend Merle Hazard about the Euro-debt crisis: Spain, Ireland, Italy and Germany, and an encore of the infamous Greek Debt song. We invited you to submit your own lyrics about countries facing economic woe. The promised prize was a rendition of the winning song by Mr. Hazard himself.

Merle did an interpretation of the winning entry: “Feelin’ Lousy,” by Davidthewriter about the financial crisis here in the U.S sung to the Simon and Garfunkel tune, “Feelin’ Groovy.”

Update, March 7, 2011: Due to copyright restrictions this video has been removed, but congratulations again to our lyrics winner.

Thanks to Bretton Wood, Merle Hazard, Wolf Jackson, Tom Noser and Matt Westerman for their help with this project.

We would also like to give an honorable mention to the “Cathedral” lyrics, submitted by slavador.

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