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37 minutes ago, Blackwater 53393 said:

 

 

That's a fabulous song!!  Arrangements and lyrics are among the very best!!  I'm surprised, (and not surprised) that I couldn't recall the title or artist!  I played that album 'til it wouldn't play!!

Hint: Steely Dan................ but I'm not telling you the song!!:lol:

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On 1/5/2021 at 11:09 AM, Marshal Hangtree said:

"Big Rock Candy Mountain" I believe.

The bulldogs all have rubber teeth and the cops have wooden legs

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23 hours ago, Joke 'um said:

If the river was whiskey 

     And I was a duck

I'd dive to the bottom

     And never come up

Rye whiskey

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13 minutes ago, Noz said:

Rye whiskey

Also sung as Jack O Diamonds

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2 hours ago, Blackwater 53393 said:

 

Doobie Brothers.  "Neal's Fandango"

Right on!

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4 hours ago, Rye Miles #13621 said:

Hint: Steely Dan................ but I'm not telling you the song!!:lol:

 

Nobody got it?? Kid Charlamagne!!

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Here’s one for ya ‘s!!

 

Mama and your daddy,

Say I’m no good for you!

Say I’m dirty, from the alley,

And I don’t know what to do!

I get real tired of sneakin’ around 

Tryin’ to get to your back door,

Sneakin’ through the garbage 

And your mama comes out,

Sayin’ “don’t come back no more!”

I CAN’T TAKE IT!!

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7 hours ago, Dirty Dan Dawkins said:

Well, I got both things to meet in the middle
But I can't seem to get 'em tied
I don't care long as I know you'd be by my side

Anyone?

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1 hour ago, Blackwater 53393 said:

 

Nobody got it?? Kid Charlamagne!!

I actually thought about that for an alias years ago! :lol:

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21 hours ago, Smuteye John SASS#24774 said:

"I can't hold you close,

Darling when you're not near me,
You're somebody's love.
You'll never be mine."

 

***That's NOT the opening lyrics since it starts with the chorus and that would be a dead giveaway.***

 

Hint:  country song by a country legend but it's been covered numerous times as well.

Making Believe

Originally done by Kitty Wells but has been covered by everybody from Emmylou Harris to Mike Ness and Social Distortion.

 

(I don't like most country music when it's performed by country musicians.  Covers of country songs done in other genres sound better to me.)

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58 minutes ago, Smuteye John SASS#24774 said:

 

(I don't like most country music when it's performed by country musicians.  Covers of country songs done in other genres sound better to me.)

 

Wash yo' mouth out with lye soap, young man!

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21 minutes ago, Marshal Hangtree said:

 

Wash yo' mouth out with lye soap, young man!

 

There are exceptions to this, but I am not a fan of Country Music either. I’m a Trisha Yearwood fan. Not the music, the person. Same with Marty Stewart!  I was friends with Don Williams. We played many of the same venues, (fraternity parties and frat houses) and I worked on his bus.

 

I’m a Dwight Yoakum fan and I really liked Ray Price.  Buck Owens and Willy Nelson swam against the current and apologized to nobody and their music stands out because of it. Johnny Cash couldn’t sing a lick, but he had style for days. Tom T. Hall is a story teller on par with Bob Dylan.

 

The Marshal Tucker Band produced the finest country music ever done!!

 

If you’re offended by anything I have said, I ain’t sorry!! 

 

In the words of Tony Joe White, “I ain’t kinky! I just know what I like!” B)

 

 

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On 1/7/2021 at 7:33 PM, Blackwater 53393 said:

 

There are exceptions to this, but I am not a fan of Country Music either. I’m a Trisha Yearwood fan. Not the music, the person. Same with Marty Stewart!  I was friends with Don Williams. We played many of the same venues, (fraternity parties and frat houses) and I worked on his bus.

 

I’m a Dwight Yoakum fan and I really liked Ray Price.  Buck Owens and Willy Nelson swam against the current and apologized to nobody and their music stands out because of it. Johnny Cash couldn’t sing a lick, but he had style for days. Tom T. Hall is a story teller on par with Bob Dylan.

 

The Marshal Tucker Band produced the finest country music ever done!!

 

If you’re offended by anything I have said, I ain’t sorry!! 

 

In the words of Tony Joe White, “I ain’t kinky! I just know what I like!” B)

 

 

Exactly!

 

Mike Ness is a bigger country fan that I am.  He's covered Kitty Wells, Hank Sr, Johnny Cash and Marty Robbins- and that's just the ones I can name off the top of my head.  When he does a cover (and there's covers- usually of country songs- on every Social D album- on top of the whole album of covers he did solo), he does it out of the respect he has for the artist in question but makes it in his own style.  Heck, one of the biggest hits he's had was a Ring of Fire cover- they upped the tempo and there ain't no mariachi band horn section in it neither.

 

Personally, unless it's a particular song or a specific artist- I like Toby Keith's attitude, for example- I avoid most country music at all costs.  For the most part, that means that I'll actually listen to the song rather than changing the channel or station.  Respect their musicianship?  Yep but, for the most part, don't want to listen to the end product. 

 

Modern country is bubble gum pop with a lap steel and the occasional banjo or fiddle thrown in.  I'd rather listen to the real Lady A (a West Coast blues singer) than Lady Antebellum any day.  I quit pop music when Bill Clinton was in office and, best I can tell, it ain't got any better since.  If you play most of the stuff from the '70's and '80's backwards, you get your wife back, your money back, your job back, your girlfriend back, your dog comes back to life, your truck fixes itself and you sober up.  Not interested.  I'll listen to the old country from the '40's or before quicker than I will most of the stuff out today.

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5 hours ago, Blackwater 53393 said:

Here’s one for ya ‘s!!

 

Mama and your daddy,

Say I’m no good for you!

Say I’m dirty, from the alley,

And I don’t know what to do!

I get real tired of sneakin’ around 

Tryin’ to get to your back door,

Sneakin’ through the garbage 

And your mama comes out,

Sayin’ “don’t come back no more!”

I CAN’T TAKE IT!!

 

 

Somebody!!  Get this one!!!  NOT a mainstream artist.  Not from any usual genre you hear on the radio!

 

VERY popular performer from days gone by!  

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The wind in the willow played

Loves sweet melody 

But all of those vows you made

were never to be 

 

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Ok try this

 

I've seen men look at her before
And they think, I don't see
I'd like to think it makes me proud
But, I'm only fooling me
I know she'll be lookin' back
The minute I'm not there
While she pours herself on some stranger
I pour myself a drink somewhere
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1 hour ago, Dirty Dan Dawkins said:

Ok try this

 

I've seen men look at her before
And they think, I don't see
I'd like to think it makes me proud
But, I'm only fooling me
I know she'll be lookin' back
The minute I'm not there
While she pours herself on some stranger
I pour myself a drink somewhere

 

“She’s Acting Single”

 

 

 

 

 

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"Her boyfriend thought she was talkin' jive,

'til he saw her standin' with a .45"

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17 hours ago, Blackwater 53393 said:

Here’s one for ya ‘s!!

 

Mama and your daddy,

Say I’m no good for you!

Say I’m dirty, from the alley,

And I don’t know what to do!

I get real tired of sneakin’ around 

Tryin’ to get to your back door,

Sneakin’ through the garbage 

And your mama comes out,

Sayin’ “don’t come back no more!”

I CAN’T TAKE IT!!

 

Still nobody??  

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1 minute ago, Blackwater 53393 said:

 

Still nobody??  

I can answer it, but I cheated.

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YOWZA!!  WE HAVE A WINNER!!

 

 

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6 hours ago, Rye Miles #13621 said:

The wind in the willow played

Loves sweet melody 

But all of those vows you made

were never to be 

 

C’mon Blackwater you probably played this tune in bands, I know I did!!:P

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4 hours ago, Rye Miles #13621 said:

C’mon Blackwater you probably played this tune in bands, I know I did!!:P

 

Actually, we never have.  I don’t know why. So many great songs and so little time!!!  

 

I still find myself gravitating to the Blues more and more, but an oldie comes along now and then.  

 

As to the artist most associated with this song, I lean more toward “I Hear You Knockin’!” ;)

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Love was never meant for me
True love was never meant for me
It seems somehow, we never can agree
Life is full of misery
Dreams are like a memory
Bringing back your love that used to be
Tears so many I can't see
Years don't mean a thing to me
Time goes by and still, I can't be free
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9 minutes ago, Blackwater 53393 said:

 

Actually, we never have.  I don’t know why. So many great songs and so little time!!!  

 

I still find myself gravitating to the Blues more and more, but an oldie comes along now and then.  

 

As to the artist most associated with this song, I lean more toward “I Hear You Knockin’!” ;)

I looked up both those songs and am surprised that they were both written and recorded before Fats recorded them . I always thought Fats wrote Blueberry Hill!!:o He sure was the one who made them famous though!

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Try this one!

 

Don’t wanna’ discuss it?

Think it’s time for a change!

You might get disgusted,

Start thinkin’ that I’m strange.

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16 hours ago, Blackwater 53393 said:

Try this one!

 

Don’t wanna’ discuss it?

Think it’s time for a change!

You might get disgusted,

Start thinkin’ that I’m strange.

 

C'mon, y'all!!  This one's easy!!

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17 hours ago, Blackwater 53393 said:

Try this one!

 

Don’t wanna’ discuss it?

Think it’s time for a change!

You might get disgusted,

Start thinkin’ that I’m strange.

 

Easy. Domino by Van Morrison. I haven't really been following the thread, just thought I would scroll through this morning.

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How obscure should we get? I assume not Cyrus Cassidy obscure (no offense intended), but obscure enough that someone might need to be a true fan to recognize it?

While I sit around my love can scrub the floor.
She'll kiss me every hour or she'll get the sack
And when I take a shower she can scrub my back.

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24 minutes ago, DocWard said:

 

Easy. Domino by Van Morrison. I haven't really been following the thread, just thought I would scroll through this morning.

 

CORRECT, sir!!

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24 minutes ago, DocWard said:

How obscure should we get? I assume not Cyrus Cassidy obscure (no offense intended), but obscure enough that someone might need to be a true fan to recognize it?

While I sit around my love can scrub the floor.
She'll kiss me every hour or she'll get the sack
And when I take a shower she can scrub my back.

 

That’s pretty obscure!!

 

 I looked it up, so I won’t spill the beans.  

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45 minutes ago, Blackwater 53393 said:

 

CORRECT, sir!!

 

Definite Van Morrison fan here. I knew the artist immediately, but suffered brain fade and had to run through the lyrics in my head for a couple of minutes to get the title to pop in!

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46 minutes ago, Blackwater 53393 said:

 

That’s pretty obscure!!

 

 I looked it up, so I won’t spill the beans.  

 

An old favorite of Mrs. Doc and me!

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