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meades
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posted 27 June 2003 09:47 PM      Profile for meades     Send New Private Message      Edit/Delete Post  Reply With Quote 
What's yours?

Note: New Country doesn't count. New Country is the Devils work!

Mine? Leaving Louisiana, by Emmylou Harris.

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4t2
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posted 27 June 2003 10:12 PM      Profile for 4t2     Send New Private Message      Edit/Delete Post  Reply With Quote 
In terms of titles alone, I can never forget

Drop Kick Me Jesus Through The Goalposts Of Life

and

If I Said You Had A Beautiful Body (Would You Hold It Against Me?)

but in terms of songs generally I have a fascination with Cajun music - and most of that is not really 'country', but Hank Williams singing Jambalya does cover both bases. However the more recent 'true Cajun' recordings of it are wonderful too.

quote:
Jambalaya, crawfish pie, fillet gumbo
'Cause tonight I’m gonna see my ma cher ami-o
Pick guitar, fill fruit jar and be gay-o
Son of a gun, we’ll have big fun on the bayou

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Mycroft_
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posted 27 June 2003 10:20 PM      Profile for Mycroft_     Send New Private Message      Edit/Delete Post  Reply With Quote 
I was driving some friends through central Ontario one day when the ditty [i]You ain't good lookin' but you're the best I could do[/i} came on the radio.

Seriously though, anything by Johnny Cash is fine by me. Same with Patsy Cline.

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Michelle
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posted 27 June 2003 10:21 PM      Profile for Michelle   Author's Homepage     Send New Private Message      Edit/Delete Post  Reply With Quote 
Isn't there supposed to be some country song where the lyrics go, "I went to bed with a ten at two, and woke up with a two at ten" or something like that?
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clersal
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posted 27 June 2003 10:23 PM      Profile for clersal     Send New Private Message      Edit/Delete Post  Reply With Quote 
Country Roads. Does that count? Sorry, Take me Home country Roads by John Denver.

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redshift
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posted 27 June 2003 10:29 PM      Profile for redshift     Send New Private Message      Edit/Delete Post  Reply With Quote 
Tom Petty- southern accents.
allman bros. - whipping post

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Mycroft_
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posted 27 June 2003 10:38 PM      Profile for Mycroft_     Send New Private Message      Edit/Delete Post  Reply With Quote 
quote:

Man in Black - Johnny Cash

Well, you wonder why I always dress in black;
Why you never see bright colours on my back;
And why does my appearance seem to have a sombre tone.
Well, there's a reason for the things that I have on.

I wear the black for the poor and the beaten down;
Livin' in the hopeless, hungry side of town;
I wear it for the prisoner who has long paid for his crime,
But is there because he's a victim of the times.

I wear the black for those who've never read,
Or listened to the words that Jesus said,
About the road to happiness through love and charity;
Why, you'd think He's talking straight to you and me.

Well, we're doin' mighty fine, I do suppose,
In our streak-of-lightnin' cars and fancy clothes.
But just so we're reminded of the ones who are held back,
Up front there ought to be a Man In Black.

I wear it for the sick and lonely old,
For the reckless ones whose bad trip left them cold;
I wear the black in mournin' for the lives that could have been:
Each week we lose a hundred fine young men.

And, I wear it for the thousands who have died,
Believin' that the Lord was on their side.
I wear it for another hundred thousand who have died,
Believin' that we all were on their side.

Well, there's things that never will be right I know,
And things need changin' everywhere you go.
But 'til we start to make a move to make a few things right,
You'll never see me wear a suit of white.

Ah, I'd love to wear a rainbow every day,
And tell the world that everything's OK.
But I'll try to carry off a little darkness on my back,
'Til things are brighter, I'm the Man In Black.



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al-Qa'bong
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posted 28 June 2003 12:01 AM      Profile for al-Qa'bong   Author's Homepage     Send New Private Message      Edit/Delete Post  Reply With Quote 
Just one? Cain't do it.

Hank:
"Pan American"
"Rootie Tootie"
"Rockin' Chair Money"

Patsy:

"Walkin' After Midnight"
"Crazy"

Ray Price:

"Crazy Arms"
"You Done Me Wrong"

Ferlin Husky:

"Gone"

REX COLE'S MOUNTAINEERS:

"She's Too Good For Me"

Roger Miller:

Purt'near everything



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Michelle
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posted 28 June 2003 12:04 AM      Profile for Michelle   Author's Homepage     Send New Private Message      Edit/Delete Post  Reply With Quote 
Yes, everything by Roger Miller!

Also, "I Fall To Pieces". Not sure, is that Patsy Cline? I love that one.


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Lard Tunderin' Jeezus
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posted 28 June 2003 12:41 AM      Profile for Lard Tunderin' Jeezus   Author's Homepage     Send New Private Message      Edit/Delete Post  Reply With Quote 
The ultimate Canadian hurtin' song: Drinkin' Ex And Askin' Why, by Allen Baekland.
You can find it on the first Moose Records compilation.

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'lance
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posted 28 June 2003 01:06 AM      Profile for 'lance     Send New Private Message      Edit/Delete Post  Reply With Quote 
These days, just about anything by Carolyn Mark or Neko Case. (Sigh!)
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beluga2
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posted 28 June 2003 06:24 AM      Profile for beluga2     Send New Private Message      Edit/Delete Post  Reply With Quote 
Just about anything by Hank Sr.

Merle Haggard's "If We Make It Through December" always makes me misty.

Plus Hank Jr.'s "A Country Boy Can Survive" -- he's a redneck, and damn proud of it too!

More cool titles:
"All My Ex's Live in Texas" (George Strait)
"She's Actin' Single (I'm Drinkin' Doubles)" (Gary Stewart)


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al-Qa'bong
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posted 28 June 2003 02:12 PM      Profile for al-Qa'bong   Author's Homepage     Send New Private Message      Edit/Delete Post  Reply With Quote 
Hey Beluga! I was just thinking about "All My Exes Live in Texas" an hour ago, thinking it would fit...but it's "New Country" isn't it?

Whatever.

Iris Dement's "Our Town" is about as hurtin' as it gets. Her cover of Merle Haggard's "Big City" is in there too.

How about George Jones' "He Stopped Loving her Today"?


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beluga2
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posted 28 June 2003 02:41 PM      Profile for beluga2     Send New Private Message      Edit/Delete Post  Reply With Quote 
quote:
He said "I'll love you till I die"
She told him "You'll forget in time"
As the years went slowly by
She still preyed upon his mind

He kept her picture on his wall
Went half-crazy now and then
He still loved her through it all
Hoping she'd come back again

Kept some letters by his bed
Dated nineteen sixty-two
He had underlined in red
Every single "I love you"

I went to see him just today
Oh but I didn't see no tears
All dressed up to go away
First time I'd seen him smile in years

He stopped loving her today
They placed a wreath upon his door
And soon they'll carry him away
He stopped loving her today

(SPOKEN)
You know, she came to see him one last time.
Aww, 'n' we all wondered if she would.
And it kept runnin' through my mind-
"This time he's over her for good."

He stopped loving her today
They placed a wreath upon his door
And soon they'll carry him away
He stopped loving her today


(sniff)


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