49 Questions, Bye-Byes, and Years

The New York Times obtained and published a list of 49 questions that Special Counsel Robert Mueller allegedly would want to ask Donald Trump in an in-person interview. When I heard that, I couldn’t help but think of the Crosby, Stills & Nash song from 1969, “49 Bye-Byes.”

I played the song and read the lyrics to the song from 49 years ago. And what I found is that some of the lyrics from this 49 year old song about 49 bye-byes seems uncannily relevant to Mueller’s 49 questions.

For example, “Forty nine reasons all in a line / All of them good ones all of them lies.”

And the verse, Hey, but you can run baby / If the feeling’s wrong before too long it’s crazy / And you’re trapped, babe, and you know that’s not where it’s at, babe / You’re just seein’ things through a cat’s eye, baby.”

So come on, Mr. Mueller. Use those 49 questions of yours to make POTUS 45 sing his 49 bye-byes. It just might bring this political nightmare to an abrupt end. And it can’t happen soon enough.


For those of you who are unfamiliar with this Crosby, Stills, & Nash classic, here it is, with the lyrics below.

Forty nine reasons all in a line
All of them good ones all of them lies
Driftin’ with my lady we’re oldest of friends
Need a little work and there’s fences to mend

Steady girl be my world (Steady girl)
‘Till the drifter come now she’s gone (Be my world)
I let that man play his hand (Drifter come)
I let them go how was I to know? (Now you’re gone)
I’m down on my knees
Nobody left to please

Now it’s over they left in the spring
Her and the drifter looking for beautiful things

[Instrumental (Electric Guitar and Organ)]

Steady girl be my world (Steady girl)
‘Till the drifter come now she’s gone (Be my world)
I let that man play his hand (Drifter come)
I let them go how was I to know? (Now you’re gone)
I’m down on my knees
Nobody left to please

On my knees
Feeling wrong
Mama’s gone, oh …

Bye, bye baby (Bye, bye baby)
Write if you think of it maybe
Know I love you (Know I love you)
Go if it means that much to you

Hey, but you can run baby
If the feeling’s wrong before too long it’s crazy
And you’re trapped, babe, and you know that’s not where it’s at, babe
You’re just seein’ things through a cat’s eye, baby

That’s not my old lady
Come on and tell me baby
You better tell me baby
Who do you
Who do you love?

Time will tell us
Who is trying to sell us
Bye, bye baby (Bye, bye, bye, bye baby)
Write if you think of it maybe

Hey, but you can run baby
If the feeling’s wrong before too long it’s crazy
And you’re trapped, babe, and you know that’s not where it’s at, baby
You’re just seein’ things through a cat’s eye, baby

That’s not my old lady
Come on and tell me baby
You better tell me baby
Who do you
Who do you love?


Written for today’s one-word prompt, “abrupt.”

10 thoughts on “49 Questions, Bye-Byes, and Years

  1. Marilyn Armstrong May 2, 2018 / 9:09 am

    Isn’t it great how music comes around and around and around? By the way, I found your URL and implanted it and that’s how I got you back. You should check for yourself if you ARE back.

    Liked by 1 person

    • Fandango May 2, 2018 / 9:18 am

      Excuse my ignorance, but how do I check to see if I am back?

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      • Marilyn Armstrong May 2, 2018 / 3:18 pm

        Go to the reader, click “search” and enter your name and see if you get anything in the way of posts. If that’s a blank, try your site name and see if THAT brings up anything. If you get nothing, then no one who doesn’t already have you on their “follow” list can find you.

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  2. baddadcartoons101 May 2, 2018 / 9:33 am

    Enjoyed this one! I don’t remember the song, I listened to all CSN top songs but they were just slightly before my time so thinks!

    Liked by 1 person

    • Fandango May 2, 2018 / 10:11 am

      I guess you have to be in your mid-fifties or older to remember this song. It wasn’t one of their biggest hits, but it’s always been one of my favorites.

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  3. newepicauthor May 2, 2018 / 10:39 am

    I am much more familiar with ‘Marrakesh Express’ and ‘Suite: Judy Blue Eyes’ from this CSN album.

    Liked by 1 person

  4. Sight11 May 2, 2018 / 5:14 pm

    Huh! You joined Trump to a song… Why? Two things I dislike in the same post..

    Liked by 1 person

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