The Mudcat Café TM
Thread #39068   Message #556304
Posted By: Mudlark
21-Sep-01 - 09:42 PM
Thread Name: Honky Tonk Drinking Songs
Subject: RE: Honky Tonk Drinking Songs
I have a neighbor who was raised on these songs, they are meat (and drink!) to him. I don't know a one, but get a kick out of seeing him play, cowboy hat tipped back on his head, work-hardened hands so knotted up it's hard to see what chord he's playing. I've never liked the genre but have figured out that at least all the songs he sings have only 3 chords....D, G and A....easiest back-up playing I've ever done....and harmony is easy too! Great fun.....
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Some of his favorites...the Blackboard of my Heart, Mother and Dad Waltz, In the Pines (very different from the bluesy version I know), We'll Go HONKY TONKIN' Round the Town, OKIE FROM MUSKOGEE, Way Down Yonder in the Indian Nation [OKLAHOMA HILLS]....He's a Hank lover....Hank Wms, Hank Snow, Hank Thompson....