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It depends on your mood, I suppose
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Les    Posted 08-12-2004 at 17:07:31       [Reply]  [No Email]
But my nomination for best country song of all time (or at least to be in the top 5 or so) goes to Kris Kristopherson's "Sunday Morning Coming Down" as sung by Johnny Cash.


The Rabbit Song    Posted 08-13-2004 at 06:55:05       [Reply]  [No Email]
There's several good versions of it out there, and none of 'em are bad.

"...and it seems like the rabbits run much faster than they used to,
all of the hillsides get harder to climb,
and it seems like the winters come much faster than they used to,
and it won't be much longer til me and this old dog will say goodbye."

Bkeepr Tom A


Cindi    Posted 08-13-2004 at 05:03:05       [Reply]  [No Email]
My favorite doesn't have words (not this version anyway) and I'm not even sure it's country but it sounds like it. Floyd Cramers 'Last Date'.


Les    Posted 08-13-2004 at 09:32:41       [Reply]  [No Email]
That sure is a good one. Floyd Cramer was fantastic. That would have to be in the top 5 or so instrumental list. Maybe Foggy Mountain Breakdown might be higher.


mojo    Posted 08-13-2004 at 04:58:15       [Reply]  [No Email]
Cold, Cold, Heart.


Chas in Me    Posted 08-12-2004 at 18:58:54       [Reply]  [No Email]
I guess I would go for "Folsom Prison Blues" or " Oakie from Muskogie"

Another all time great is "Hey Good Lookin".

Last two would be "T for Texas" by Leonard Skynard or almost anything by Bob Wills and the Texas Playboys. Yeeehaw!
Chas


ron,ar    Posted 08-12-2004 at 19:31:24       [Reply]  [No Email]
your yeehaw reminded me of something I was witness to years ago. While I was still at home Ernest Tubb and the Texas Troubadours sang at our highschool one night. In a very rare outing Dad took us all to hear "HIM" sing. There was some guy in the back of the auditorium that would let out a "Yeee-haw" about every verse of each song.
After a while Ernest Tubb stopped in the middle of a song and said "boy, you are beginning to irritate me" in that deep bass voice.
We didn't hear anything else from the young fellow.


Chad K    Posted 08-12-2004 at 18:53:14       [Reply]  [No Email]
It's hard to pick one, but if I had to...
"Feed Jake" by Pirates of the Mississippi


Chad K    Posted 08-12-2004 at 18:57:14       [Reply]  [No Email]
here's a better one for those of you who don't know the song...


Patria    Posted 08-12-2004 at 19:02:29       [Reply]  [No Email]
It's nice..I didn't know it.


Salmoneyes' Choice...    Posted 08-12-2004 at 18:34:19       [Reply]  [No Email]
If we are talking purely 'country' and the accepted meaning of the 'genre'...

http://www.smsu.edu/folksong/maxhunter/0810/

That is one of the most 'country' tunes you will ever come across (IMHO)...

You will need 'Real-Player' in order to DL and 'hear' this piece...

(many different lyric versions including one on 'Will The Circle Be Unbroken')


Battleborn    Posted 08-12-2004 at 21:46:49       [Reply]  [No Email]
Hey! That was pretty cool.
Thanks!
Paul.


ron,ar    Posted 08-12-2004 at 18:53:07       [Reply]  [No Email]
I couldn't (too lazy) download the songs but I looked at the lyrics of some. I liked that first verse of "I Bought Myself A Ford Machine".


Hmm...    Posted 08-12-2004 at 19:06:26       [Reply]  [No Email]
I dunno, but that is not on the links I provided...No mention of any vehicle type whatsoever...Just a sweet 'Elderly Woman' with perfect ptch, and a great song...

Salmoneye

http://www.smsu.edu/folksong/maxhunter/0810/

I musta missed something...



ron,ar    Posted 08-12-2004 at 19:11:58       [Reply]  [No Email]
Well, I got there by following your link, went to the bottom of the page,followed more link. Here it is.


Veddy Intedestinck...    Posted 08-12-2004 at 19:33:13       [Reply]  [No Email]
http://www.smsu.edu/folksong/maxhunter/0810/index.html

May have to do with the /index.html 'tag'...But...I assure you it was showing on all 3 of my machine, my Sister across town, AND the inlaws 20 miles south...

I have tried with the 'new' addy and it works just the same from here...

Please let me know, as it is a VERY good tune IMHO...It defines 'country'...At least for me...Plenty more out there like it, but it is a great example...

Salmoneye,


You mis understood me    Posted 08-12-2004 at 19:51:37       [Reply]  [No Email]
I found the song "crash on the highway" all right. I then went to the bottom of the page and clicked the link "browse by singer" and scrolled down and found the "ford machine" song. I just don't have the realplayer to listen to the songs. Nothing wrong with your link, it worked fine:^)
ron,ar


LOL!    Posted 08-12-2004 at 20:14:32       [Reply]  [No Email]
Sorry about that!

Utterly missed that...

Salmoneye,



tanklord    Posted 08-12-2004 at 18:21:24       [Reply]  [Send Email]
KK's "Why Me Lord" has pretty much the same effect on me. Did you all know that he used to be a helicopter pilot servicing drilling rigs in the Gulf of Mexico?


Bob/Ont    Posted 08-12-2004 at 18:25:35       [Reply]  [No Email]
Johnney, claimes he delivered that song to him by landing in his yard.
Later Bob


Bob/Ont    Posted 08-12-2004 at 18:05:18       [Reply]  [No Email]
That is a good one Les, can't beat a good beer for breakfast either Eh.
Later Bob


Les    Posted 08-12-2004 at 18:13:19       [Reply]  [No Email]
Well, I never was much of a one for that. And I've never been stoned. But I think just about everybody can identify with the pathos that those words evoke. Just being alone at the wrong time will bring that on.


Bob/Ont    Posted 08-12-2004 at 18:23:19       [Reply]  [No Email]
Don't suppose Chris did that either but that song caught Johney's ear and he put him on the map. I seem to recall him saying he quit as an english professor at West Point to write music. Guess it worked for him.
Later Bob


toolman    Posted 08-12-2004 at 18:36:24       [Reply]  [No Email]
yup bob first time i heard that song bob was when they were releasing me from the big house on a sunday moring , first thing i heard was that song, now everytime i hear it it sure do bring back memories, maybe we should hook up some of these straight dudes with some of the okangan gold, don,t suppose that would help much , but hey anything is worth a try huh. sure hope they don,t inhale though.lol


Bob/Ont    Posted 08-12-2004 at 18:48:11       [Reply]  [No Email]
Toolman, you don't expect me to teach them all how to roll smoke now do you Eh.
Later Bob


Burrhead    Posted 08-12-2004 at 19:04:34       [Reply]  [No Email]
they ask me son why do ye drank and roll them ole smoke....why must ye live out them songs that ye wrote.


ron,ar    Posted 08-12-2004 at 19:20:50       [Reply]  [No Email]
mix that with Donna in WV's blackberry likker, we could be in big trouble.


Burrhead    Posted 08-12-2004 at 19:26:28       [Reply]  [No Email]
I got ever thing but the sugar, berries, and water to mix us up a batch. I could throw a tooth pick in it and call it a Rooskie pine float.


Bob/Ont    Posted 08-12-2004 at 20:26:53       [Reply]  [No Email]
Hey Cousin Burr, just draw off a bit of that old Corn Slilage juice, better use a Pressure Treated Tooth Pick though.
Later Bob


Les    Posted 08-12-2004 at 18:30:19       [Reply]  [No Email]
I think old Kris wrote that song from experience.


Clod    Posted 08-12-2004 at 19:41:45       [Reply]  [No Email]
Kris was the son of an Army officer.Born in Texas, Went to West Point.Airborne,Ranger school,Helicopter flight school Was a Huey pilot in Germany A good one too. He volunteered for Vietnam but he didnt go. Because of the Army not himself. He was a Rhodes Scholar.Made good grades too.I think he taught at West Point and I think that is why the Army didnt approve orders to Vietnam.Later he rented the helicopter so he could get his songs to Johnny Cash.He landed in Johnnys yard..Kinda drunk.Kris is a guy I always admired.


Patria    Posted 08-12-2004 at 19:47:12       [Reply]  [No Email]
Is Lenore ok?


Clod    Posted 08-12-2004 at 19:51:26       [Reply]  [No Email]
The elder;y lady next door that she tries to tend to is bad off now. It is a big job and Lenore gets little rest anymore.I would hope some folks would pray for both Lenore and the nice elderly lady.


DD    Posted 08-13-2004 at 07:48:29       [Reply]  [No Email]
I'll surely Pray for them both too Clod, Lenore is storing up many Blessings for showing her neighbor such kindness : ) How did Lenore's wrist get?


ron,ar    Posted 08-12-2004 at 19:54:25       [Reply]  [No Email]
we will clod, all ya gotta do is ask, least we can do for her(both of them)


Clod    Posted 08-12-2004 at 19:59:51       [Reply]  [No Email]
I kind of thought you would be amoung the first Ron Ar. Thanks. My prayers only get to a certain altitude and seem to stall.


Patria    Posted 08-12-2004 at 20:10:08       [Reply]  [No Email]
Will do, Clod.
I've been in and out of the hospital with my Aunt also. She fell three weeks ago and fractured a foot. And her legs are in really bad shape as it is. They couldn't put a cast because of the bad circulation.


DD    Posted 08-13-2004 at 07:50:50       [Reply]  [No Email]
Prayers for your Aunt also Patricia, and for you for strength : )


DD    Posted 08-13-2004 at 07:51:48       [Reply]  [No Email]
DOH! Sorry PATRIA.....didn't mean the mis-spelling : )


Clod    Posted 08-12-2004 at 20:19:13       [Reply]  [No Email]
Sorry mam I ws off loking for a train whistle. Yes.The old folks are hard to tend to eventhough that is the only thing you can do,But it gets to be a handfull if you do it without much help.


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