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Old 04-01-2012, 11:35 PM   #1
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Hey all. About to post some of my favorite old time classic country songs. You tube vids and lyrics to follow for the first few.

EDIT 5/4/2012 Since the original post 230 songs have been added from people here on HBT. I'd just like to say thank you for those who have posted and to those who enjoyed but didn't post.

Feel free to post your favorite music here.

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Boy named Sue Johnny Cash


My daddy left home when I was three
And he didn't leave much to ma and me
Just this old guitar and an empty bottle of booze.
Now, I don't blame him cause he run and hid
But the meanest thing that he ever did
Was before he left, he went and named me "Sue."

Well, he must o' thought that is quite a joke
And it got a lot of laughs from a' lots of folk,
It seems I had to fight my whole life through.
Some gal would giggle and I'd get red
And some guy'd laugh and I'd bust his head,
I tell ya, life ain't easy for a boy named "Sue."

Well, I grew up quick and I grew up mean,
My fist got hard and my wits got keen,
I'd roam from town to town to hide my shame.
But I made a vow to the moon and stars
That I'd search the honky-tonks and bars
And kill that man who gave me that awful name.

Well, it was Gatlinburg in mid-July
And I just hit town and my throat was dry,
I thought I'd stop and have myself a brew.
At an old saloon on a street of mud,
There at a table, dealing stud,
Sat the dirty, mangy dog that named me "Sue."

Well, I knew that snake was my own sweet dad
From a worn-out picture that my mother'd had,
And I knew that scar on his cheek and his evil eye.
He was big and bent and gray and old,
And I looked at him and my blood ran cold
And I said: "My name is 'Sue!' How do you do!
Now your gonna die!!"

Well, I hit him hard right between the eyes
And he went down, but to my surprise,
He come up with a knife and cut off a piece of my ear.
But I busted a chair right across his teeth
And we crashed through the wall and into the street
Kicking and a' gouging in the mud and the blood and the beer.

I tell ya, I've fought tougher men
But I really can't remember when,
He kicked like a mule and he bit like a crocodile.
I heard him laugh and then I heard him cuss,
He went for his gun and I pulled mine first,
He stood there lookin' at me and I saw him smile.

And he said: "Son, this world is rough
And if a man's gonna make it, he's gotta be tough
And I knew I wouldn't be there to help ya along.
So I give ya that name and I said goodbye
I knew you'd have to get tough or die
And it's the name that helped to make you strong."

He said: "Now you just fought one hell of a fight
And I know you hate me, and you got the right
To kill me now, and I wouldn't blame you if you do.
But ya ought to thank me, before I die,
For the gravel in ya guts and the spit in ya eye
Cause I'm the son-of-a-bitch that named you "Sue.'"

I got all choked up and I threw down my gun
And I called him my pa, and he called me his son,
And I came away with a different point of view.
And I think about him, now and then,
Every time I try and every time I win,
And if I ever have a son, I think I'm gonna name him
Bill or George! Anything but Sue! I still hate that name!

Amanda Waylon Jennings


I've held it all inward, God knows, I've tried,
But it's an awful awakening in a country boy's life,
To look in the mirror in total surprise.
At the hair on my shoulders and the age in my eyes.

Amanda, light of my life.
Fate should have made you a gentleman's wife.
Amanda, light of my life.
Fate should have made you a gentleman's wife.

It's a measure of people who don't understand,
The pleasures of life in a hillbilly band.
I got my first guitar when I was fourteen,
Well I finally made forty, still wearing jeans.

Amanda, light of my life.
Fate should have made you a gentleman's wife.
Amanda, light of my life.
Fate should have made you a gentleman's wife.

Mama Don't Let Your Babies to Grow Up to be Cobows Willie Nelson and Waylon Jennings.

Mamas, don't let your babies grow up to be cowboys
Don't let 'em pick guitars and drive them old trucks
Make 'em be doctors and lawyers and such

Mamas, don't let your babies grow up to be cowboys
They'll never stay home and they're always alone
Even with someone they love

Cowboys ain't easy to love and they're harder to hold
And they'd rather give you a song than diamonds or gold
Lonestar belt buckles and old faded Levis

And each night begins a new day
And if you don't understand him and he don't die young
You'll probably just ride away

Mamas, don't let your babies grow up to be cowboys
Don't let 'em pick guitars and drive them old trucks
Make 'em be doctors and lawyers and such

Mamas, don't let your babies grow up to be cowboys
They'll never stay home and they're always alone
Even with someone they love

Cowboys like smoky old pool rooms, clear mountain mornings
Little warm puppies and children, girls of the night
And them that don't know him won't like him and them that do

Sometimes won't know how to take him
He ain't wrong, he's just different but his pride won't let him
Do things to make you think he's right

Mamas, don't let your babies grow up to be cowboys
Don't let 'em pick guitars and drive them old trucks
Make 'em be doctors and lawyers and such

Mamas, don't let your babies grow up to be cowboys
They'll never stay home and they're always alone
Even with someone they love

Mamas, don't let your babies grow up to be cowboys
Don't let 'em pick guitars and drive them old trucks
Make 'em be doctors and lawyers and such

Mamas, don't let your babies grow up to be cowboys

I have a few more coming if you're up to it, not going to include the lyrics.


Georgia on my mind Willie Nelson - Ray Charles


Family Tradition Hank Williams Jr


Waylon Jennings & Hank Williams Jr - The Conversation



A bit more recent but here's a rendition from a couple good old boys on Billy Carrington's God is Great I think they did a swell job. and love this song.


Probably my all time favorite!!

God Bless the USA! Lee Greenwood.


Reason: 2/26/2014 Looks like my first few videos after nearly 2 years no longer link. Hmm

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Old 04-01-2012, 11:41 PM   #2
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One of my old favorites.
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The Statlor Brothers! Old school for sure. Good pick young man.

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Now, I don't like country music as it is today. Not one bit, and I can't even stand a note.

But.........Johnny Cash, Waylon, Willie, Hank Sr, and even Faron Young and Townes Van Zandt all play a role in my favorites.

Better yet, Patsy Cline singing my favorite Willie Nelson song:

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A real man...not whats running around in country music now.


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Now, I don't like country music as it is today. Not one bit, and I can't even stand a note.

But.........Johnny Cash, Waylon, Willie, Hank Sr, and even Faron Young and Townes Van Zandt all play a role in my favorites.

Better yet, Patsy Cline singing my favorite Willie Nelson song:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=K-wJNpWgss8
Yep, I know what you're saying Yopper. Patsy Kline was a wonderful singer and I should have put more Johnny Cash at the top of the list as well. That man never made a song I didn't absolutely love or like. He was one of the greatest country/blues singers ever!

Him, Waylon Jennings, Willie Nelson and Hank Williams Jr (who I consider a great country singer which appeals to my rebell side) are some IMHO of the best country singers ever.

Didn't listen to many Hank Sr's song much, maybe I should and not sure at all who Faron Young or Townes Van Zandt are but will look them up.. YouTube is fantastic for this!

 
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A real man...not whats running around in country music now.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4w_8j4ie73g
Absolutely Hammy. Great music by Merle Haggard.

I see you're an electrician. If you've read some of mt posts you'll know how high I hold "Sparkys" in regard.. Great people!

You just bumped that belief up another notch!

 
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The Statlor Brothers! Old school for sure. Good pick young man.
Oh man, I grew up on the Statler Brothers. I can't stand modern country, but the music these guys and their contemporaries made is some of my favorite ever.

Not quite country, but The Limeliters are right up there, too.

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Now, I don't like country music as it is today. Not one bit, and I can't even stand a note.


Better yet, Patsy Cline singing my favorite Willie Nelson song:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=K-wJNpWgss8
She still gives me chills what set of pipes good call.
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Oh man, I grew up on the Statler Brothers. I can't stand modern country, but the music these guys and their contemporaries made is some of my favorite ever.

Not quite country, but The Limeliters are right up there, too.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6FakIaWVelE
Just Wow!

Great video. I'm going to have to write those guys down on my list to look up.

Thanks urbamyth!

 
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