Sunday, September 09, 2007

Relatively slow week

Not a real lot going on during the first part of the week; warm days, cool nights. Trying to catch up on stuff around the yard. The Salt Lake Greek Festival is going on this weekend; we caught it yesterday. Souvlaki, calimaria, loucomades, spanakapite, dolmades, and much more. Brought home some feta, loucomades, baklava, and olives. Will have to do more working out than usual this week, I guess. Trying to decide whether to go to the state fair after lunch today, have to see how we feel later.

For some reason I felt like listening to older country-western music this morning:

"Hello Walls" by Willie Nelson
"Are You Sure Hank Done It This Way" by Waylon Jennings
"The Devil Went Down to Georgia" by The Charlie Daniels Band
"Tennessee Stud" by Eddy Arnold
"Your Cheatin' Heart" by Hank Williams
"I Walk the Line" by Johnny Cash
"Ribbon of Darkness" by Marty Robbins
"Whispering Pines" by Johnny Horton
"Crazy" by Patsy Cline
"Sunday Mornin' Comin' Down" by Kris Kristofferson

Anybody else remember these? I tend to prefer older stuff, rather than the "cowpop" that seems to be prevalent these days. Just showing my age, I guess.


AlanDP said...

"Sunday Mornin' Comin' Down" is one of my favorite songs, although I think I'd rather listen to Johnny Cash singing it.

Kenny said...

I like every sog you listed, however i like the new stuff too. I really like Toby Keith.

MauserMedic said...

Patsy Cline and Johnny Cash were tremedous talents. Didn't listen to either when I was young, but love listening to both now.

Sir James Robison said...

How's the stomach after all that?

H2o said...

Pasty Cline was playing on my headphones this weekend.

the pistolero said...

Those are all great, great songs. Fun fact of the day — "Ribbon of Darkness" was written and, I believe, originally recorded by Gordon Lightfoot.

BobG said...

alandp-I've always liked Cash's version of it, but sometimes I like to listen to songs done by the author.

kenny-I like some of the new stuff; Gretchen Wilson, for example. It's hard to beat the old classics, however.

mausermedic-the fact that people still listen to them shows that they are classics; how many of the new ones will people be listening to 30 years from now?

sir James Robison-I'll be counting my calories for a few days...

becky-it shows your obvious good taste ;)

pistolero-you're right on that; Lightfoot, is another one of my old favorites; I even saw him in concert once during the mid-seventies.

terri said...

Patsy Cline.... she was the absolute BEST!

Groanin' Jock said...

I'm not a big country music fan, but the bits and pieces I do like are the oldies - especially Johnny Cash.

skywriter said...

pardon the long comment but here's my favlorite "worst" country titles (actual songs)

Am I Double Parked by the Curbstone of Your Heart?

At the Gas Station of Love, I Got the Self Service Pump

Beauty is Only Skin Deep, but Ugly Goes Clean to the Bone

Billy Broke My Heart at Walgreen's and I Cried All the Way to Sears

Come out of the Wheat field Nellie, You're Going Against the Grain

Cow Cow Boogie (Moo Moo My Love)

Don't Chop Any Wood Mother, I'm Comin' in With a Load!

Don't Give Me A Plastic Saddle 'Cuz I Want To Feel That Leather When I Ride

Don't Roll Those Bloodshot Eyes at Me

Four on the Floor and a Fifth Under the Seat

Get Off The Stove,Grandma, You're Too Old To Ride The Range

Get Off the Table, Mabel (The Two Dollars is for the Beer)

Get Your Biscuits In The Oven, And Your Buns In The Bed.

How Can I Get Over You if You Won't Get Out from Under Me?

How Can You Believe Me When I Say I Love You, When You Know I've Been A Liar All My Life?

How Come Your Dog Don't Bite Nobody But Me?

How Did You Get so Ugly Overnight?

I Can't Pass the Bar, and There's One on my Way Home u

I Don't Know Whether To Kill Myself Or Go Bowling

I Gave Her the Ring, and She Gave Me the Finger

I Went Back to My Fourth Wife for the Third Time and Gave Her a Second Chance to Make a First Class Fool Out of Me

I Wouldn't Take Her To A Dawg Fight, Cause I'm Afraid She'd Win

I'd Rather Pass a Kidney Stone than Another Night With You

If My Nose Were Full of Nickels, I'd Blow It All On You

If She Hadn't Been So Good Lookin' I Might Have Seen the Train

If You Can't Live Without Me, Why Aren't You Dead?

If You Want to Keep the Beer Real Cold, Put it Next to My Ex-Wife's Heart

I Would Kiss You Through the Screendoor but It'd Strain Our Love

Meet Me In the Gravel Pit, Honey, cuz I'm a Little Boulder There

One Day When You Swing That Skillet (My Face Ain't Gonna Be There)

She Made Toothpicks Out Of The Timber Of My Heart

Thanks To The Cathouse, I'm In The Doghouse With You

We Used To Kiss On The Lips, But It's All Over Now

When You Wrapped My Lunch in a Road Map, I Knew You Meant Good-Bye

You Done Me Wrong, But at Least You Done Me!

You Done Stomped On my Heart (and You Mashed That Sucker Flat)

You'd think my Bed was a Bus Stop, the Way You Come and Go

And my personal, all-time favorites:
Get Your Tongue Out Of My Mouth, Because I'm Kissing You Goodbye.

I still miss you Baby, but my aim is getting better.

BobG said...


Marian said...

Hi Bobg - I have a friend who was born and raised here in Vicksburg, MS and he now resides in New York, New York and has a website dedicated to Patsy Cline "Crazy" and wrote a book about her life...check it out when you have time at: