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Music Challenge #23: “These Boots Are Made For Walkin’” by Nancy Sinatra #musicchallenge #MLMM

Today, I’m feeling like some music a bit quirky and fun. This song by Nancy Sinatra struck me as the perfect fit for this week’s Music Challenge. So, I hope you enjoy it and our glimpse back to popular music in 1966, when the original broadcast of Nancy’s song aired on TV.


Credit: © Ghetti Images – Nancy Sinatra


“Nancy Sandra Sinatra (born June 8, 1940), is an American singer and actress. She is the elder daughter of Frank Sinatra and Nancy (Barbato) Sinatra.”

“As well, Nancy spent many years in piano, dance and dramatic performance lessons, along with attending voice lessons. In the late 1950’s, Nancy studied music, dancing, and voice at the U of CA. She dropped out after a year, making her professional debut in 1960 on her father’s television special “‘The Frank Sinatra Timex Show: Welcome Home Elvis.'”

“She was signed to her father’s label, Reprise Records, in 1961. Her first single, “Cuff Links and a Tie Clip,” went unnoticed. However, Nancy’s subsequent singles charted overseas. Without a hit in the U.S. by 1965, her singing career received a much needed boost with songwriter/producer/arranger, Lee Hazlewood; Hazlewood became Nancy’s inspiration for music.”

He had her sing in a lower key and wrote songs for her to perform. Nancy was bolstered by an image overhaul—including bleached-blonde hair, frosted lips, heavy eye make-up, and Carnaby Street fashion, making her mark on the American (and the British) music scene in early 1966 with, “These Boots Are Made for Walkin.

The song’s title was inspired by a line in Robert Aldrich’s 1963 western comedy 4 for Texas, starring Frank Sinatra and Dean Martin. She also appeared on TV in high boots, with colorfully dressed go-go dancers, a craze during the late ’60’s. Nancy created a popular and enduring image of the Swinging Sixties through her hit song and subsequent music (Wikipedia.com).


“These Boots Are Made for Walking” by Nancy Sinatra


Use “These Boots Are Made for Walkin’” as a source of inspiration for any form of creative expression (including but not limited to short stories, poems, lyrics, artwork, photography, (etc.).

Alternatively, If you are a musician, use this as an opportunity to showcase your own work.

What do you think about the song Nancy Sinatra is singing about? Is she alluding to the growing feminist movement in the U.S., or the power women can hold over cheating lovers? Perhaps, her first hit, was only a catchy song? Maybe, it was more vital as the forefront of the iconic 1960’s ‘Go-Go Girl’ image, many people relate the 1960’s to, among other things?

Likewise, you can reflect on certain lyrics, or write about whatever this song inspires inside you.


“These Boots Are Made for Walkin'” by Nancy Sinatra

*****

You keep saying you’ve got something for me.

something you call love, but confess.

You’ve been messin’ where you shouldn’t have been a messin’

and now someone else is gettin’ all your best.

*****

These boots are made for walking, and that’s just what they’ll do

one of these days these boots are gonna walk all over you.

*****

You keep lying, when you oughta be truthin’

and you keep losin’ when you oughta not bet.

You keep samin’ when you oughta be changin’.

Now what’s right is right, but you ain’t been right yet.

*****

These boots are made for walking, and that’s just what they’ll do

one of these days these boots are gonna walk all over you.

*****

You keep playin’ where you shouldn’t be playin

and you keep thinkin’ that you’ll never get burnt. Ha!

I just found me a brand new box of matches yeah

and what he know you ain’t had time to learn.

*****

These boots are made for walking, and that’s just what they’ll do

one of these days these boots are gonna walk all over you.

*****


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©MindLoveMisery’s Menagerie. February 23, 2018.

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I'm a Canadian girl who loves the local sports scene. The NHL and CFL And recently, some NFL games. Also, I’m into hatha yoga, walks in the river valley; drawing and painting, makeup, hairstyles, and the beauty niche. Also I enjoy learning about improving my writer an other topics in seminars, classes, TED Talks, and podcasts. I’m a casual Freelance writer and worker. Both on various subjects of academia in the humanities, social sciences, business, arts, and architecture. I’ve also freelanced blog in beauty, health, skincare, and related topics. I’m an excellent researcher in most any subject. I’m also a freelancer of a different kind for a company called Givergy in my home city. Moreover, I love dogs and love hanging out with my friends and family whenever, I'm able. I enjoy spring, summer, and early fall , when the weathers warm and there are many festivals and activities occurring around the city. I'm also a writing fanatic. Also, Check out some of my published poetry on www.spillwords.com. I’ve been published on other literary sites, as well. Recently, I had a short story published in a Cinderella Anthology, Cinderella Reimagined. It’s available here: https://www.amazon.com/Cinderella-Reimagined-Anthology-Retellings/dp/1979701970/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1523903011&sr=8-1&keywords=cinderella+reimagined If you need to contact me or are a blogger/writer or a blogger for a cause and are interested in being Interviewed , please visit my ‘contact page’ at the top of my blog.

25 comments on “Music Challenge #23: “These Boots Are Made For Walkin’” by Nancy Sinatra #musicchallenge #MLMM

  1. James
    February 23, 2018

    Oh my stars and garters. I remember her performing this song on TV when I was a kid. As I recall it was a “one hit wonder”. Let me see what I can do with it.

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  3. James
    February 23, 2018

    This probably isn’t what you had in mind, but it’s what I came up with: https://poweredbyrobots.com/2018/02/23/boots/

    • mandibelle16
      February 24, 2018

      Anything works I’ll comment tomorrow James. Thanks so much again 🙂

  4. James
    February 23, 2018

    Oh, clicking on “Mister Linky” does nothing. You might want to check the code. Thanks.

    • mandibelle16
      February 24, 2018

      Yes, I will do that tonight, thanks James! As long as you link to the prompt post, I can read your piece though.

  5. Pingback: Music Challenge #23: “These Boots Are Made For Walkin’” by Nancy Sinatra #musicchallenge #MLMM | Morpethroad

    • mandibelle16
      February 24, 2018

      Thanks Michael, I’ll read tomorrow. I think Mr Linky is being problematic, could be me too.

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  7. weejars
    February 24, 2018

    Couldn’t add to Mister Linky, here’s my response
    https://bysarahwhiley.wordpress.com/2018/02/24/yellow-2/

    • mandibelle16
      February 24, 2018

      Thanks Sarah, I hate Mr. Linky, so annoying. I never know when he’ll work or not. I’ll look at it and read your piece tomorrow. Thanks so much 🙂

      • weejars
        February 24, 2018

        I know exactly what you mean re:Mister Linky! The bane of my Saturday Mix as I wait with baited breath each week to see if he’s worked or not! Lol 😂

      • weejars
        February 24, 2018

        Mister Linky is working now!

      • mandibelle16
        February 24, 2018

        Awesome! New code and I checked it, so glad to here it’s good 🙂

      • mandibelle16
        February 24, 2018

        Lol, I know. 50/50 chance right?

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  9. MNL
    February 24, 2018

    Love Sinatra’s Boots but did a whole different take for fun
    http://cactushaiku.com/tanka-boots/

    • mandibelle16
      February 24, 2018

      Whatever works for you is fine with me 🙂 I love reading all the different scenarios people come up with. I’ll take a look tomorrow 🙂

  10. mandibelle16
    February 24, 2018

    Mister Linky works now!

  11. MNL
    February 24, 2018

    Yay! I put my link in

  12. calmkate
    February 24, 2018
  13. Pingback: Photo/Music Challenge: Poem – Octain Refrain – “My Thigh High Boots” #amwriting #poetry #MLMM – Mandibelle16

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