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Thread #150585   Message #3509765
Posted By: frogprince
27-Apr-13 - 08:09 PM
Thread Name: Obit: George Jones (12 Sep 1931-26 Apr 2013)
Subject: RE: Obit: George Jones (1931-2013)
I have no difficulty believing that Brooks stole the Beer Run line and title outright. I've been a little ticked off at him for years for another plagerism. Almost sixty years ago, I heard Carl Sandburg on TV singing what he called the world's shortest blues song:

Papa loved Mamma
Mamma loved men
Mamma's in the grave yard
Papa's in the pen.

I don't know if Brooks has ever acknowledged where he got that, but even if he has, someone should kick his ass for incorporating it as part of a longer song. Ya just don't drop a few lines of sacred scripture like that into the middle of something you take credit for.