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Patty@in-motion.net 14 Jul 97 - 12:57 AM
Gates 14 Jul 97 - 10:21 AM
Patty@in-motion.net 14 Jul 97 - 11:15 AM
Bob 14 Jul 97 - 02:38 PM
Bob 14 Jul 97 - 02:53 PM
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John 14 Jul 97 - 08:52 PM
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PattyG 15 Jul 97 - 12:11 AM
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To John from Bobby O'Brien 15 Jul 97 - 06:31 AM
Bob 15 Jul 97 - 10:56 AM
PattyG 15 Jul 97 - 01:28 PM
Alison 15 Jul 97 - 08:36 PM
Tim Jaques tjaques@netcom.ca 16 Jul 97 - 02:29 AM
Sheye 16 Jul 97 - 08:59 AM
suzy 16 Jul 97 - 09:04 AM
Bert Hansell 16 Jul 97 - 04:46 PM
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Subject: sad country song
From: Patty@in-motion.net
Date: 14 Jul 97 - 12:57 AM

just heard a song (only part of it) while in the grocery store. Country I think and I believe part of the lyrices were, "she's not mine anymore" or "she doesn't belong to me anymore" or "she used to be mine" .....something like that:) Can anyone help? Much thanks.


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Subject: RE: sad country song
From: Gates
Date: 14 Jul 97 - 10:21 AM

Hate to tell you this, but almost EVERY country song has that line in it!


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Subject: RE: sad country song
From: Patty@in-motion.net
Date: 14 Jul 97 - 11:15 AM

Ha! Well, at least I had a chuckle this morning! Yes, of course, they do - what kind of fool am I? Hey! Now that would be some good lyrics too, eh?:)

I just re-read this....Oh no......what poor grammar:( May I still post here? PG


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Subject: RE: sad country song
From: Bob
Date: 14 Jul 97 - 02:38 PM

It's been done. But then, hasn't everything?


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Subject: RE: sad country song
From: Bob
Date: 14 Jul 97 - 02:53 PM

It's been done. But then, hasn't everything?


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Subject: RE: sad country song
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Date: 14 Jul 97 - 08:30 PM

Now if it had something in it about lost dogs or liquor, it just might be easier to track down! ;-)


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Subject: RE: sad country song
From: John
Date: 14 Jul 97 - 08:52 PM

Maybe It's like lighting a fuse and then disappearing, but maybe the dabate about what is folk (or a sub-set of folk) could be described by exception. Hey, what other themes are there in Country apart from lost love, dogs and liquor? Does Tom T Hall's "Watermelon wine" contain all three?

I know that Billy Connelly composed a parody with the alternative title of "My Granny Drowned in the Grotto at Lourdes" which concentrated on tragedy and the death of loved ones. A delicious song - does anyone know of it?

Is "Amelia Erhart's Last Flight" a Country song? It's one of my favourites, even though I've only ever heard one version with dobro and Country accompaniment on an LP called "?????'s America". Other tracks are "Old Black Joe" and "Okie From Muscogie".

Regards John


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Subject: RE: sad country song
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Date: 14 Jul 97 - 11:59 PM

A modified entry from the musicians humour site. (Canuck spelling)

What happens if you play country music backwards? Your wife returns to you, your dog comes back to life, and you get out of prison.

Frank Phillips


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Subject: RE: sad country song
From: PattyG
Date: 15 Jul 97 - 12:11 AM

I just read some of the posts about "What is A Folk Song" and gee guys.....I'm probably in the wrong place! I truly am sorry for sorta just barging in here without really examining my whereabouts! Is there something such as this site for country music? I know little or nothing about folk music, but you all sure do seem to enjoy yourselves - I'm impressed:) Thanks in advance:)


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Subject: RE: sad country song
From: xenia@homestead.org
Date: 15 Jul 97 - 01:43 AM

A site just for country music would be the Cowpie Bunkhouse. The URL is: http://www.roughstock.com/cowpie/

:) Xenia


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Subject: RE: sad country song
From: To John from Bobby O'Brien
Date: 15 Jul 97 - 06:31 AM

The song "Happy Landings Ameila Aerhart" (which I assume is the song) is on an Irish album of mine, sung by Irish- Country legend Big Tom. Lovely song. I can spin a tape of it off if you'd like.


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Subject: RE: sad country song
From: Bob
Date: 15 Jul 97 - 10:56 AM

They always told me if the song's about a good ole boy going down the road with his dog, a gun or fishing pole and a jug of corn whiskey, it's hillbilly. If he's going down the road in his pickup truck with a beer and his neighbor's wife, it's country. If you back either song with a banjo and a mandolin or fiddle, it's bluegrass, and if you sing with an irish accent, it's folk.


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Subject: RE: sad country song
From: PattyG
Date: 15 Jul 97 - 01:28 PM

Ha! I think those are about the best definitions I've ever read! Thanks for some more sunshine! PattyG


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Subject: Lyr Add: C&W SUPERSONG (Billy Connolly)
From: Alison
Date: 15 Jul 97 - 08:36 PM

Hi

Went looking for "My granny was drowned in the grotto at Lourdes".....couldn't find it, but got this one instead!


C&W SUPERSONG
(from the LP "Billy Connolly - Classic Connolly in words & music")

Yes my granny is a cripple in Nashville, friends
This story I tell you true
One day she went out on her wheelchair
Never knowing it had a loose screw
Well a wheel came off of that wheelchair, friends
And on three wheels it trundled away
And it trundled right over the edge of a cliff
In an old seaside town far away

(Country and Western noises)

Now the boy who was pushing the wheelchair
Was a little blind orphan call Joe
And he said, "Oh where is my grannie?"
And where did that damn wheelchair go
Well he ran off to search for that wheelchair friends
But his sightless eyes led him astray
And he ran right over the edge of the cliff
In that old seaside town far away

(Country and Western noises)

Well somebody sent for a doctor
And an ambulance too, it was called
And the people who lived in the neigbourhood
Stood around and they cried, how they balled
Well the doctor and the ambulance came rushing, friends
They were rushing from two different ways
And they crashed with a BIFF and shot over the cliff
In that old seaside town far away

(Country and Western noises)

Well they sent for brave Father Maloney
To pray for the poor souls repose
And he said, "Well now that we're gathered here, good people"
"Well we might as well pray I suppose"
But too many people had gathered
And the edge of the cliff gave way
And they dropped with a yell and they all shot straight to hell
In that old seaside town so terribly far away

(Country and Western noises)


Enjoy

Is there a separate song about the granny at Lourdes, if so I want it, or is it just an alternative title?

Slainte

Alison


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Subject: RE: sad country song
From: Tim Jaques tjaques@netcom.ca
Date: 16 Jul 97 - 02:29 AM

Who was it who wrote the additional lyrics to the Steve Goodman song "You Don't Have To Call Me Darlin', Darlin'", that went:

Well I was drunk the day that Momma got out of prison And I went to pick her up in the pouring rain But before I could get there in my pick-up truck She got run over by a god damn train.

Was it Kinky Friedman? David Allen Cole? John Prine? Just about says it all, anyway.


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Subject: RE: sad country song
From: Sheye
Date: 16 Jul 97 - 08:59 AM

According to David Allen Coe, Goodman wrote the last piece at Coe's request. Story is Goodman claimed it was "the perfect Country & Western song" and Coe replied that it wasn't the perfect C&W song because it hadn't mentioned Momma, trains, or getting drunk. On Coe's album the last verse is just a little different than posted above:

I was drunk the day my Momma got out of prison and I went to pick her up in the rain. But before I could get to the station in my pick-up truck, she got runned over by the dang'd ol' train.


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Subject: RE: sad country song
From: suzy
Date: 16 Jul 97 - 09:04 AM

How'd this country angle slip in anyway?


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Subject: RE: sad country song
From: Bert Hansell
Date: 16 Jul 97 - 04:46 PM

Suzy, I don't know, but it's great fun how these threads diverge.

Alison, You wouldn't by any chance happen to have a tune for that Billy Connelly number would you?

Bert.


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Subject: RE: sad country song
From: Marsha
Date: 16 Jul 97 - 06:09 PM

Hey! Thanks for the country conversation!!! I was steered here from Cowpie because they didn't have the song I was looking for in their database. And, yes, aisde from a few snobbish remarks from a few people, I've really enjoyed stopping in here. I've learned a lot and have enjoyed the musician jokes quite a bit!!

Country music does have a reputation for being all the things mentioned above, but to me, it does fit in a broad definition of folk music and, well, I like it!!! So there!!!

By the way, the song I'm looking for has these words, "Grandpa's getting younger every day"


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Subject: RE: sad country song
From: Kiwi
Date: 16 Jul 97 - 06:50 PM

John, that would be the "Old dogs, children, and watermelon wine" song?


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Subject: RE: sad country song
From: Alison
Date: 17 Jul 97 - 01:04 AM

Hi

Bert.

Sorry.........but if anyone else has it, please share it with the rest of us.

Slainte

Alison


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Subject: RE: sad country song
From: PattyG
Date: 18 Jul 97 - 10:14 PM

Guess what? I just may have found it! A friend said there's a relatively new song now by Travis Tritt called "AnyMore".....I'm tired of pretending I don't love her anymore.....so! I'll let you know if that's the one I heard and has sort of haunted me. PattyG


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