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Subject: Lyr Add: IT SURE AS HELL AIN'T COUNTRY (K Morse)
From: kendall
Date: 01 Nov 99 - 05:12 PM

I was rolling along on the Interstate
In an 18-wheeler two hours late
Searching the dial for a country song
But, I never did find one, nothin' on but rock music
That's a contradiction in terms.

I picked up a hiker to relieve the gloom
Thought if she's willin' I'll get us a room
Make our own music. No such luck.
All she wanted was—my radio.
She found a station that was playin' that stuff
That some call country. That was bad enough,
Then she started singin' along...Had a voice that would shatter Tupperware.

We rode that way for miles and miles,
I tried to talk but she just smiled,
Kept on singin' with that awful voice
Finally, I knew I had no choice
I gotta get rid of her, or shut her up somehow.

We stopped at a diner outside Duluth
I found us a darkened booth,
Tried to get friendly but, she couldn't hear
She had one of them damned Walkmen stuck in her ear
Same old Rock & Roll, 'nuff to make you chew your own leg off.

I dropped her off in my own home town
She opened the door, and 'fore she jumped down
She wanted to know if we'd meet again
I said "Ain't likely, I ain't into pain."

I finally walked through my own front door
TV was on, going full bore
My son was watchin' TNN,
That same old racket hit me again
Can't get away from it... It's like pollution
It's everywhere.

Some guy was poundin' a big stack of drums
Screamin' something at the top of his lungs
Another had a steel and a cowboy hat
The kid says "What's the matter? You don't like that?
He's singin' 'bout the land of the free."
I said "Boy, you coulda fooled me,
But I can tell you this much: IT SURE AS HELL AIN'T COUNTRY."

copyright kendall morse


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Subject: RE: Lyr Add: It sure as hell aint country
From: Peter T.
Date: 01 Nov 99 - 05:42 PM

Sort of cries out for more two liners, e.g.
There's hats and boots and an outbreak of cutes,
BUT IT SURE AS HELL AIN'T COUNTRY

yours, Peter T.


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Subject: RE: Lyr Add: It sure as hell aint country
From: kendall
Date: 01 Nov 99 - 06:30 PM

I like that.. thanks


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Subject: RE: Lyr Add: It sure as hell aint country
From: kendall
Date: 01 Nov 99 - 06:32 PM

Actually, I took great liberties with the truth.. I never drove an 18 wheeler, I dont have a son and I never pick up hikers.


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Subject: RE: Lyr Add: It sure as hell aint country
From: Peter T.
Date: 02 Nov 99 - 06:31 PM

Feel free, kendall. I wish I could think of more, it is a great song -- I can see Alan Jackson getting off on it.

You got corporate raiders, you got Garth Vaders,
But it sure as hell ain't country.
yours, Peter T.


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Subject: RE: Lyr Add: It sure as hell aint country
From: kendall
Date: 02 Nov 99 - 06:33 PM

thanks.. this is the only thing I have written that I do in public


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Subject: RE: Lyr Add: It sure as hell aint country
From: BSer
Date: 24 Nov 99 - 04:22 PM

Good song, and it ain't country, because you didn't follow the prescription of U. Utah Phillips. He said to take copies of 10 country-western songs and cut them into verses, put them all in a hat, and pull out 4 to 6 of them and you've got a new one.


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Subject: RE: Lyr Add: It sure as hell aint country
From: Frank Hamilton
Date: 24 Nov 99 - 08:24 PM

Or Stevie Goodman's definitive country song which has trucks, cheatin',drinkin, trains, and all the other boot-scootin' paraphenalia.

Frank


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Subject: RE: Lyr Add: It sure as hell aint country
From: Liz the Squeak
Date: 25 Nov 99 - 05:05 AM

Absolutely spiffing, old bean! We know both kinds of music here, country AND western!

Adge Cutler of Wurzel fame, used to refer to this sort of thing as an 'agricultural aria', a phrase I've longed to get into circulation again, but never found the opportunity...

Good luck with it!

LTS


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Subject: RE: Lyr Add: It sure as hell aint country
From: kendall
Date: 04 May 01 - 10:28 PM

I thought this made it into the DT, guess I was wrong, eh Dick?


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Subject: RE: Lyr Add: It sure as hell aint country
From: kendall
Date: 05 May 01 - 12:47 PM

I just found a number of mistakes in the post......another had a STEEL and a cowboy hat... and, After all she wanted was my radio...she found a station that was playing that stuff, some call country, that was bad enough...

Dont know how that got by the censors.


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Subject: Lyr Add: IT SURE AS HELL AIN'T COUNTRY (K Morse)
From: kendall
Date: 21 Oct 10 - 09:57 PM

IT SURE AS HELL AINT COUNTRY

I was rolling along on the interstate,
In an 18 wheeler two hours late
Searching the dial for a country song,
Never did find one
Nothing on but Rock music
There's an oxymoron.

I picked up a hiker to relieve the gloom
thought if she was willing we could get a room,
No such luck, all she wanted was my radio.

She found a station that was playing that stuff that some call country,That was bad enough, then she started singing along! Had a voice that would shatter Tupperware.

We rode that way for miles and miles, I wanted to talk but she just smiled,
Kept on singing with that awful voice, finally, I knew I had no choice,
I gotta get rid of her or shut her up somehow.

I stopped at a diner outside Duluth
Found myself a quiet booth,
Tried to get friendly but she couldn't hear,
Had one of them Walkmen stuck in her ear.
Same old rock and roll
'Nuff to make you chew your own leg off.

I dropped her off in my own home town,
She opened the door and before she jumped down
She wanted to know if we'd meet again
I said "Aint likely, I'm not into pain.

I finally walked through my own front door
TV was on, going full bore
My kid was watching TNN and that same old racket hit me again
Can't get away from it; it's like pollution or lawyers
It's everywhere.

Some guy was pounding a big stack of drums
Screaming something at the top of his lungs
Another had a steel and a cowboy hat
The kid says "What's the matter? you don't like that?
He said "He's singing about the land of the free"
I said "Boy you coulda fooled me, but I'll tell you this much,
It sure as hell aint country.

KM


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Subject: RE: It sure as hell aint country
From: maeve
Date: 21 Oct 10 - 10:03 PM

Another piece of evocative writing from the pen of Captain Kendall Morse.


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Subject: RE: Lyr Add: It Sure as Hell Ain't Country (K Morse)
From: olddude
Date: 22 Oct 10 - 08:18 AM

Wish I could write lyrics that good ... great job Captain


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Subject: RE: Lyr Add: It Sure as Hell Ain't Country (K Morse)
From: kendall
Date: 22 Oct 10 - 08:25 AM

This was based on a true incident but I took great liberties with the truth.


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Subject: RE: Lyr Add: It Sure as Hell Ain't Country (K Morse)
From: kendall
Date: 23 Oct 10 - 07:07 AM

I thought maybe Chance would like this one.


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Subject: RE: Lyr Add: It Sure as Hell Ain't Country (K Mors
From: Charley Noble
Date: 23 Oct 10 - 05:26 PM

Kendall-

Looks pretty good to me too but you might consider adding a line about kickin' a hound-dog.

Cheerily,
Charley Noble


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Subject: RE: Lyr Add: It Sure as Hell Ain't Country (K Morse)
From: kendall
Date: 24 Oct 10 - 12:18 PM

A friend of mine calls country music, Cousin F.....g music.
A bit harsh, eh?


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