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Lyr Req: Connecticut Redneck Song (David Stephens)

GUEST,threelegsoman 25 Apr 17 - 06:50 AM
mg 25 Apr 17 - 02:33 PM
GUEST,threelegsoman 26 Apr 17 - 06:17 AM
Jackaroodave 26 Apr 17 - 06:25 AM
Jim Dixon 28 Apr 17 - 02:25 PM
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Subject: Lyr Req: Connecticut Redneck Song
From: GUEST,threelegsoman
Date: 25 Apr 17 - 06:50 AM

Please can anyone help with the lyrics to Connecticut Redneck Song by David Stephens.
I have tried to work them out from his singing, but there are a few bits I need help with.
I have got the following:

Connecticut Redneck Song
David Stephens

Chorus

I'm gonna run as fast as I can
And get away from the rednecks in Alabama
And their backwoods ways and conservative minds
But now that I'm up North, I see rednecks all the time.


At twenty-one years I was ready to forget
And trade my life in Alabama for one in Connecticut
I thought that New England would be a welcome relief
But longer I stay I just multiply my grief

Chorus

Well needless to say, I wasn't prepared
And now that I'm here, all I can do is stare
At cow-fields and barns all over the place
Sometimes I get the feelin' that I'm back in my home state

Chorus

Bridge

Well don't get me wrong, it's better than it seems
Especially when the autumn leaves are turnin' on the trees
And down in Alabama, we don't get no snow
Is that a reason to stay, or a reason to go?

Now I'm used to seeing ? ? ? ? ?
And tractors on the highway that bring traffic to a stall
But there's one thing I did not expect to see
That's an ? ? ? on my dancin' bar on Connecticut TV

Chorus

Well I guess that I got more than I bargained for
When I left a town called ?? ? and moved to one called Stores
Now I've been in both and there's one thing I know
Everywhere's the same, no matter where you go!

Chorus


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Connecticut Rednecks by David Stephens
From: mg
Date: 25 Apr 17 - 02:33 PM

It is not a song i would sing but toeach her own. I have lived in alabama and it has problems, but it is an amazing place like no other. I highly recommend that people visit it


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Connecticut Rednecks by David Stephens
From: GUEST,threelegsoman
Date: 26 Apr 17 - 06:17 AM

#mg
I meant no offence. The lyrics are as written and performed by David Stephens, and I have had a request from one of my subscribers on YouTube for me to attempt to do a cover of this song.
If you read the lyrics through, you will see that the singer ends up realizing that having moved up north, he was probably better off at home in Alabama, which as you point out is no doubt a beautiful state.

I now have all the lyrics and have worked out a chord progression for the song and will be uploading it soon.


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Connecticut Rednecks by David Stephens
From: Jackaroodave
Date: 26 Apr 17 - 06:25 AM

Glad you got the lyrics, Three. The name of the Connecticut town is spelled Storrs, if you're going to print them. It's the home of the University of Connecticut.


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Connecticut Rednecks by David Stephens
From: Jim Dixon
Date: 28 Apr 17 - 02:25 PM

I hear:

"Now I'm used to seein' ball caps and overalls,
And tractors on the highway that pull traffic to a stall,
But there's one thing I did not expect to see:
That's an ad for a line-dancin' bar on Connecticut TV."

And the towns mentioned are Foley, Alabama, and Storrs, Connecticut.


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