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Lyr Req: Friend Named Red (Brian Shaw)

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Subject: Lyr Req: Statler Brothers song
From: Gene
Date: 05 Oct 99 - 12:37 AM

Awhile back someone asked me about a song with the following [partial] lyrics...[title unknown]
I have heard the song...but it was a long time ago

I always wanted a friend named Red
A girl named Mary, and like I said
I always wanted a two-tone Chevrolet
But I never had any girl at all
And all my friends were named Fred or Paul
And I never did get my two-tone Chevrolet

or somethink similar to the above...


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Statler Brothers song
From: Roger in Baltimore
Date: 05 Oct 99 - 02:20 PM

Is this the Gene, who knows every C & W song ever written?

I am in shock. Before I saw who posted the request, I checked COWPIE, but the Gene I know contributed half of COWPIE's inventory and would have looked there. Of course, there is not Statler Bros. song like that on COWPIE. I guess we'll have to wait for some wandering Statler Bros. fan who stumbles onto this web site.

Roger in Baltimore


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Subject: Lyr Add: FRIEND NAMED RED (Brian Shaw)
From: GUEST,larrydonline
Date: 25 May 08 - 01:39 AM

After nearly eight years, I can post the definitive answer to this question.
"Friend Named Red" by Brian Shaw on RCA Victor 0230 reached #50 on Billboard's country chart in 1974. The complete lyrics are:

I always wanted a friend named Red,
A girl named Mary, and like I said,
I always wanted a two-tone Chevrolet;
And I never had any girls at all,
And all my friends are named Jim or Paul or Dave.

One day in my favorite café,
This dream in front of me says, "What will you have today?"
And the name written on her dress said "Mary"
And I knew I had to get to her some way.
I knew I had to make her mine.
I moved right in. I didn't waste no time,
And soon I had a gal named Mary,
And Lord, she treats me mighty fine.

I quit my job and went to work instead,
Driving diesels with a man named Red,
And me and him were friends within a day;
And the money was high and the troubles were few,
And soon I had myself a two-tone Chevrolet.

And Mary ran off with my friend named Red.
Seems she decided she loved him instead,
And she wouldn't listen to the things I had to say;
But I didn't realize till they'd already gone,
They'd run off in my two-tone Chevrolet.


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Statler Brothers song: 2-tone Chevrolet
From: Melissa
Date: 25 May 08 - 06:13 PM

Thanks, GuestLarry!
I have this on 8track and have been spending years trying to get somebody to sing it so I can snag the words. Waiting for you to post it was a lot easier than trying to transcribe it.

Thanks


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: 2-Tone Chevrolet / Friend Named Red
From: GUEST
Date: 25 Jul 09 - 09:18 PM

That guy is my dad who sang Friend Named Red. I was doing some research and found these postings.


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: 2-Tone Chevrolet / Friend Named Red
From: oldhippie
Date: 26 Jul 09 - 09:12 AM

How many more good songs did he write?


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: 2-Tone Chevrolet / Friend Named Red
From: GUEST
Date: 27 Sep 09 - 07:37 PM

I'd certainly consider buying this sond in just about any medium.


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Friend Named Red (Brian Shaw)
From: GUEST
Date: 05 Dec 09 - 12:31 AM

Is there anywhere I can here this song on the internet?


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Friend Named Red (Brian Shaw)
From: GUEST
Date: 05 Dec 09 - 12:36 AM

http://en.tunesbag.com/music/Various+Artists/591977-great-country-hits-of-the-year-disc-2/6685585-friend-named-red.html


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Friend Named Red (Brian Shaw)
From: GUEST
Date: 06 Dec 09 - 12:00 AM

Thank you for posting the link. I have been looking for this song for twenty five years! I can't seem to play it. Do you know how to use the link?


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Friend Named Red (Brian Shaw)
From: GUEST
Date: 06 Dec 09 - 12:04 AM

No, but I'll bookmark it and try tomorrow from the library.


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Friend Named Red (Brian Shaw)
From: GUEST
Date: 06 Dec 09 - 04:48 AM

Thanks, my wife just bought me the 45 on ebay, but I'd love to hear it and get it on an Mp3


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Friend Named Red (Brian Shaw)
From: GUEST
Date: 14 Dec 09 - 04:24 AM

My 45 arrived yesterday and tomorrow we are sending it to be converted to a CD. Interestingly, I noticed that the Jordanairre's were also credited on the track. As a lifelong Elvis fan, I thought this was the cherry on the cake.

Thank you again for posting. When I get it back, I'll post to YouTube.


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Friend Named Red (Brian Shaw)
From: GUEST
Date: 27 Dec 09 - 03:47 AM

I now have an mp3 of "Friend Named Red". I can't figure out how to post Audio only to YouTube. Any suggestions?


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Friend Named Red (Brian Shaw)
From: GUEST
Date: 18 Apr 12 - 03:00 AM

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZZWdA_tuDTg


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