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#136751 - 10/23/03 12:34 PM You country guys are a riot!
Tom Cavanaugh Offline
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Registered: 12/06/99
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First I heard a song that goes something like "I liked you a lot better when I was drinking". Yesterday I heard one on the radio about "Prop me up next to the Juke Box when I die". You country guys just crack me up. I used to think Ray Stevens was funny when he did "Harry the Hairy Ape", but he had nothing on you country guys and gals. Is there no topic absurd enough for a country music song?

Tom
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#136752 - 10/23/03 02:43 PM Re: You country guys are a riot!
travlin'easy Offline
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Tom,

You have to get out more--those are the good titles--

Cheers,

Gary
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#136753 - 10/23/03 02:47 PM Re: You country guys are a riot!
Idatrod Offline
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Registered: 07/23/02
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Loc: Oceanside, CA USA
Quote:
Originally posted by Tom Cavanaugh:
Is there no topic absurd enough for a country music song?

Tom


From what you've been describing Tom I don't think there is.

I don't care too much for the New Country style music. I like the Old Country style a lot better. But regardless of the Style, the themes of many of the songs nowadays and the corresponding Lyrics just goes to show you what lengths people will go to try and sell a song. Even Ray Stevens.

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#136754 - 10/23/03 03:26 PM Re: You country guys are a riot!
DonM Offline
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Registered: 06/25/99
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Ya gotta get your facts straight Tom
"You Ain't Much Fun Since I Quit Drinkin'"
and "Prop Me Up Beside The Jukebox If I Die".
There are many such, but my all time favorite has to be "You're The Reason Our Kids Are Ugly" by Conway Twitty and Loretta Lynn. There is a new version of it out also.
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#136755 - 10/23/03 03:43 PM Re: You country guys are a riot!
rattley Offline
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Registered: 11/14/99
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You should check out the titles if some of David Allen Coe's songs...........I can't name them here!

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#136756 - 10/23/03 05:48 PM Re: You country guys are a riot!
travlin'easy Offline
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Yep,
You're right Charlie. That's why I'm stickin' with country, big band and old-time rock & roll. Some folks might think the titles are a bit far fetched, but at least every other word is an obscenity. Yep, just "Swinging Doors, A Jukebox & A Barstool" is all I need to fill the dancefloor.

Oh Yeah! 8)
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#136757 - 10/23/03 08:19 PM Re: You country guys are a riot!
Bluezplayer Offline
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Registered: 11/10/00
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I am not sure exactly how it goes but.... something like " Myy wife says if I go fishing again she's leaving me. Boy I'll miss her ".. I really identify with that one...

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#136758 - 10/24/03 05:43 AM Re: You country guys are a riot!
Tom Cavanaugh Offline
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Registered: 12/06/99
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Loc: Muskegon, MI
Gary, I've added "Swinging Doors" to the song list. You are right it definitely is a keeper. I heard Don do it on his New Years Eve Cd and fell in love with the song and Don's version of it. The only problem I have with it is if I'm doing it in "G" on the phrase "flashing neon sign" I want to go to a Am7 first then resolve it with the D7. It's hard to undo 30 years of Big Band.

Tom

Let's see Don, for you in the key of "E" it would be ...............

Tom
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#136759 - 10/24/03 06:00 AM Re: You country guys are a riot!
DonM Offline
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Loc: Benton, LA, USA
Tom, Merle Haggard uses a lot of passing chords when he performs live. I don't think he would mind if you "personalize" his song a little. I do it if F usually, sometimes G.
Don
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#136760 - 10/24/03 07:10 AM Re: You country guys are a riot!
Starkeeper Offline
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Registered: 09/16/02
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Here is a weird song: "She thinks my tractor sexy" by Kenny Chesney. Guys might love their tractors but, sexy? I love my chainsaw.
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