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9 hours ago, Cypress Sun said:

This is the second verse of the song. The song was done by two artists although one made it popular.

 

He used to say buddy you know where I'm goin' when they let me out of here

Alabama could be heaven is the Lord was there

And he talked about the southland though he'd drifted from it's shore

Never saw a man who loved it more

 

51 minutes ago, DocWard said:

This should be an easy one:

 

It doesn't take much, just a smile or a touch
And I'm a kid again, I can almost feel that wind

 

Doesn't surprise me that I didn't know either of these!!  Curiosity got the better of me and I looked them up.

 

My country music appreciation level is pretty low.  I have serious reasons for not caring for country that I won't go into, and recent, (the last 25 years) country is just a bunch of Skinyrd wannabe stuff in my opinion.  A lot of older stuff, I'll remember and I even like some of it.

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3 minutes ago, Blackwater 53393 said:

 

 

Doesn't surprise me that I didn't know either of these!!  Curiosity got the better of me and I looked them up.

 

My country music appreciation level is pretty low.  I have serious reasons for not caring for country that I won't go into, and recent, (the last 25 years) country is just a bunch of Skinyrd wannabe stuff in my opinion.  A lot of older stuff, I'll remember and I even like some of it.

 

I will disagree with you slightly. In my opinion, generally and with exceptions, current country is mass produced pop music, with the music little different from what you would hear in top forty, sang with a nasal twang and referencing icons such as Hank Williams for credibility.

I'll give you a softball:

So we cheated and we lied and we tested
And we never failed to fail it was the easiest thing to do

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7 hours ago, DocWard said:

 

I will disagree with you slightly. In my opinion, generally and with exceptions, current country is mass produced pop music, with the music little different from what you would hear in top forty, sang with a nasal twang and referencing icons such as Hank Williams for credibility.

I'll give you a softball:

So we cheated and we lied and we tested
And we never failed to fail it was the easiest thing to do

 

Southern Cross - CSN

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12 hours ago, DocWard said:

 

I will disagree with you slightly. In my opinion, generally and with exceptions, current country is mass produced pop music, with the music little different from what you would hear in top forty, sang with a nasal twang and referencing icons such as Hank Williams for credibility.

 

No disagreement here!!  I think you just said it a little differently!!  There a a couple of current country artists who, at least at times, avoid the "current country formula" and produce some pretty decent music!! The rest are frustrated rockers or marginal pop performers, with the occasional "marketing masterpiece" thrown in for good measure!!!

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Try this one!!

 

Sittin' here, thinkin' 'bout the fix I'm in
Ain't no time to write a line, is it ever gonna end?
Spent my whole mornin' at the corner store
Just a-smokin' and a-jokin' with the kid next door
Gettin' aggravated 'cause my mind's gone dead
Think I'll have a little drink and then just jump right into bed

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19 hours ago, Blackwater 53393 said:

Try this one!!

 

Sittin' here, thinkin' 'bout the fix I'm in
Ain't no time to write a line, is it ever gonna end?
Spent my whole mornin' at the corner store
Just a-smokin' and a-jokin' with the kid next door
Gettin' aggravated 'cause my mind's gone dead
Think I'll have a little drink and then just jump right into bed

 

I had to look that one up. I'm sure I've heard it because a friend of my brother had the album, due to another song.

 

In the meanwhile, I'll toss another that may be an easy one, given the crowd

 

Then she told me that she loved me
Not with words, but with a kiss

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Let's get caught up!!

 

He used to say buddy you know where I'm goin' when they let me out of here

Alabama could be heaven is the Lord was there

And he talked about the southland though he'd drifted from it's shore

Never saw a man who loved it more.

 

Willy Jones by Bobby Bare.  I sorta liked Bobby back in the day, A good story teller!

 

 

It doesn't take much, just a smile or a touch
And I'm a kid again, I can almost feel that wind

 

Look Heart, No Hands by Randy Travis.  He used to have a place over on Highway 12 near here.

 

Sittin' here, thinkin' 'bout the fix I'm in
Ain't no time to write a line, is it ever gonna end?
Spent my whole mornin' at the corner store
Just a-smokin' and a-jokin' with the kid next door
Gettin' aggravated 'cause my mind's gone dead
Think I'll have a little drink and then just jump right into bed.

 

That's Dreamin' in the Country by The James Gang.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Here's another one!!

 

Christopher was askin' the astronomer
"Can your telescope tell me where the sun's gone?"
And I'm still sittin' with my next door neighbour sayin'
"Where'd you get the gun, John?"

 

 

 

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12 hours ago, Blackwater 53393 said:

Here's another one!!

 

Christopher was askin' the astronomer
"Can your telescope tell me where the sun's gone?"
And I'm still sittin' with my next door neighbour sayin'
"Where'd you get the gun, John?"

 

You are certainly nailing the obscure ones!

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I can get even more out there, but what fun would that be??

 

Doc! You look that one up?  One of my favorite bands!!

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8 hours ago, Blackwater 53393 said:

I can get even more out there, but what fun would that be??

 

Doc! You look that one up?  One of my favorite bands!!

 

I've been trying to walk that fine line, where the right person will know the lyrics. Seems often you are that person!

 

I did, and I will admit I've only ever listened to their more popular stuff. Rain Dance, by The Guess Who?

 

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Since we're getting caught up, I'll lob this one back out there:

 

Then she told me that she loved me
Not with words, but with a kiss

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47 minutes ago, DocWard said:

Then she told me that she loved me
Not with words, but with a kiss

 

I don’t know that I’ve heard it, but it sounds familiar!

 

I’ll look it up when I get back to my computer.

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3 hours ago, Blackwater 53393 said:

 

I don’t know that I’ve heard it, but it sounds familiar!

 

I’ll look it up when I get back to my computer.


I’m going to predict that when you see, you might perform the old “palm-to-forehead “ move.

 

 I didn’t post more of the lyrics for fear of giving it away.

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13 hours ago, DocWard said:

Then she told me that she loved me
Not with words, but with a kiss

 

SO!  I'm thinking that that is TWO lines, not one!!  Great song!!  

 

 

I STILL sing the chorus to that one after 55 years, but the verse lines escaped me!!  We do "I'm A Believer!" now and then.  Maybe it's time to add another Monkees tune!!

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NEXT!!

 

Well it's the same kind of story that seems to come down from long ago.

Two friends having coffee together when something flies by their window.

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1 hour ago, Blackwater 53393 said:

 

SO!  I'm thinking that that is TWO lines, not one!!  Great song!!  

 

 

I STILL sing the chorus to that one after 55 years, but the verse lines escaped me!!  We do "I'm A Believer!" now and then.  Maybe it's time to add another Monkees tune!!

 

 If I recall correctly, written by Michael Martin Murphey. It is one of my favorites of theirs, I have it on my iTunes. My favorite is probably Valleri.

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