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13 Feb 99 - 06:25 PM
--seed 13 Feb 99 - 06:30 PM
alison 14 Feb 99 - 10:50 PM
Art Thieme 15 Feb 99 - 12:05 AM
seed 15 Feb 99 - 02:21 AM
Mohammed 15 Feb 99 - 02:41 AM
--seed 15 Feb 99 - 02:41 AM
Rick Fielding 15 Feb 99 - 04:19 AM
chazkratz 16 Sep 06 - 08:17 AM
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Subject: LYR ADD:DetourOnTheHighwayToHeaven
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Date: 13 Feb 99 - 06:25 PM

'YOU'RE A DETOUR ON THE HIGHWAY TO HEAVEN"
(Melody: "The Great Speckled Bird"

When Mama lay a-dyin' on the flatbed,
She told me not to truck with girls like you;
But I w sun instead. Thanks link.net

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Subject: RE: LYR ADD:
From: --seed
Date: 13 Feb 99 - 06:30 PM

Hey, Joe--Any idea why I can't get this damned thing to post? --seed


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Subject: RE: LYR ADD:
From: alison
Date: 14 Feb 99 - 10:50 PM

Hi Seed,

Joe is on holiday for a few days... but if you check in other threads you'll see we've all been having the same problem with bits of postings disappearing...

Hopefully Max is still trying to fix it....

Slainte

alison


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Subject: RE: LYR ADD:
From: Art Thieme
Date: 15 Feb 99 - 12:05 AM

excrete the impeashment but cornedbeef tastes better
peppermeat rolls if yo give it a kickkkkkkkk
alas alas alas alas . Why shouldn't
Keep on the sunny side or condem condem condem

Say, what's wrong. This thing won't post right


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Subject: RE: LYR ADD:
From: seed
Date: 15 Feb 99 - 02:21 AM

-Art, I couldn't have said it better myself. --seed


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Subject: RE: LYR ADD:
From: Mohammed
Date: 15 Feb 99 - 02:41 AM

hlloooooooooooooooooooooo..............slammmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmm


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Subject: Lyr Add: YOU'RE A DETOUR ON THE HIGHWAY TO HEAVEN
From: --seed
Date: 15 Feb 99 - 02:41 AM

I'll just enter the whole song again. As I said in the earlier attempt to post which no one saw, this--not "You Never Even Call Me by My Name"--is the perfect country song. Although it lacks rain, a train, prison, and gettin' drunk, it has Momma, it has a truck, plus it has a honky-tonk woman, that lost highway, and heaven--and it has the most wonderful bunch of overblown country metaphors of any song I ever heard.

YOU'RE A DETOUR ON THE HIGHWAY TO HEAVEN
(tune: The Great Speckled Bird)

When Momma lay a-dyin' on the flatbed,
She told me not to truck with girls like you,
But I was blinded by the glare of your headlights,
And went joy-ridin' just for the view.

(chorus)
You're a detour on the highway to heaven.
I am lost on the back roads of sin.
I have got to get back to the four-lane,
So that I can see Momma again.

Your curves made me lose my direction,
My hands from the steering wheel strayed,
But you were just one more roadside attraction:
It's been ten thousand miles since I prayed.

If you ever get out of the fast lane,
And get back to that highway above,
I'll be waiting for you at the tollbooth,
In that land where all roads end in love.

I don't know who wrote this. One of my fellow Born Once Gospel Singers found it on an album (we're playing tomorrow night: I'll try to find out).

--seed


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Subject: RE: LYR ADD:
From: Rick Fielding
Date: 15 Feb 99 - 04:19 AM

Seed, I gotta know more about the "Born Once Gospel Singers"! Have you ever done a prayer breakfast for the Christian Deer Hunters?

Apologies to the religious...there's a lot of us heathens in Canada.


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Subject: RE: ADD: Detour On The Highway To Heaven
From: chazkratz
Date: 16 Sep 06 - 08:17 AM

Yup, bdfk, "seed" being me in an earlier incarnation. The wonders of the forum search engine, huh?

Charles


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Subject: RE: ADD: Detour On The Highway To Heaven
From: Ron Davies
Date: 16 Sep 06 - 08:41 AM

Fantastic song!


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Subject: RE: Lyr Add: You're a Detour on the Highway to Heaven
From: GUEST,Nita
Date: 20 Nov 13 - 02:47 PM

"You're a Detour..." was written by a group of women mystery writers. They included Sharyn McCrumb, an award-winning novelist who writes about Appalachia, Joan Hess, whose mystery characters live in Arkansas, and Dorothy Cannell. Elizabeth Peters, who wrote the Amelia Peabody mystery series, included the lyrics and some comments on the song's origin in her 1994 book "Last Train to Memphis" and Hess included it in her "O Little Town of Maggody", also in 1994.


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