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Grainger
18th Nov 2001, 01:46
Just back from a superb trip to New Orleans

During the course of the trip we accidentally drank a load of margeritas and ended up in a dive called the "Cat's meow" where we learned a song called "You never even called me by my name"

This song contains possibly the best line in the history of recorded music :

WELL, I WAS DRUNK THE DAY MY MOM GOT OUT OF PRISON
AND I WENT TO PICK HER UP IN THE RAIN
BUT BEFORE I COULD GET TO THE STATION IN MY PICKUP TRUCK
SHE GOT RUNNED OVER BY A DAMNED OLD TRAIN

Full lyrics on:
vtwinbiker.com (http://www.vtwinbiker.com/BikerPhotos/Biker_Brothers_III/DTMMC/dtmmc.html)

which is also a really cool bikers' site.

Full trip report coming soon.. :cool:

B.Loser
18th Nov 2001, 03:17
Hey Grainger,

Glad to see you're enjoying your trip and you'll be taking a little Southern class and sophistication back with you.

Here in Texas (and some parts of Louisianna) Mr. Coe (David), along with several others, is required learning starting around the age of three.

He's right up there with:

Roy Clark: "Thank God and Greyhound She's Gone",

Hoyt Axton: "You're the Hangnail of My Life and I Can't Bite You Off",

Jerry Jeff Walker: "Up Against the Wall Redneck Mothers"

and, who could forget that Les McCann favorite: "She Broke My Heart so, I Broke Her Jaw.

Have a great trip!

AA SLF
18th Nov 2001, 07:57
B.Loser -

Perhaps Grainger does not know that this song is considered to be the ne plus ultra of Country & Western music because in only one verse it contains all four of the items that are the hallmark of a good C&W song. To wit:

Mother
Prison
Pickup truck
Train


Ain't Country music grand?
:D :cool: ;)

dAAvid -

Grainger
18th Nov 2001, 18:40
AA: I made it six:

Drunk Mother Prison Pickup Truck Train Death of a family member

I hadn't heard the song before - but I realised it was something special and we learned it and sang it right there in the Cat's meow.

It's my aim in life to be a perpetual student and I can't think of a better place than Bourbon Street to carry on with my continuing education....

pigboat
19th Nov 2001, 01:10
I've heard The Corries do..

Since they took me mother off to prison,
Life down on the farm ain't been the same.
Now they've done and let her out' the jailhouse,
She drove her godd*m truck into a train.

Yippie yi ho, yippie yi hay,
Love to see them udders sway.
I wanna be a cowpoke,
Just pokin' cows all day!

Play a C&W song backwards and ya get yer wife back, yer truck back, etc.
:D

djk
19th Nov 2001, 11:54
Isn't that very similar to a Jasper Carrott joke done many years ago about Country & Western songs being about the following subjects?

trucks
trains
farms
prisons
mothers

To which he penned the following

"Well since they let my mama out of prison
things down on the farm ain't been the same
now they've gone and let her out of the jailhouse
she drove her goddamn truck into a train."

The best thing I've ever heard was from the Blues Brothers when they said "We play both types of music, Country *and* Western"

BlueDiamond
19th Nov 2001, 17:55
Y'all missed the most important thing from the list ...

Mother
Prison
Pick-up truck
Train
Death of family member
Drunk

And ........ THE DOG.

:D

Grainger
19th Nov 2001, 19:07
The DOG !

Of course ! As in ....

"I'm looking over my dead dog Rover
I hit him with a power mower
One leg is missing, the other is gone...
<something something something> all over the lawn "
[somebody who knows the words help me out here...]

Also need to add:

Incest :eek:

and the big one:.....

D I V O R C E

Sir_Lurkalot
19th Nov 2001, 19:32
Presumably the Big Yin's version, rather than the somewhat pale imitation offered by she of the enourmous life-vest? :D