Sunday, November 06, 2005

I love having Cable TV with digital cable music stations - (you guys would be using the XM radio but I'm just here at home)

I've got the classic country song on - Crystal Gayle is on right now...I remember these songs as a kid - and even though I don't really LIKE the stuff, per se, hearing these old familiar tunes again really makes me feel good...

I forgot about this one....dang..

David Allen Coe - The Ride

I was thumbin' back from Montgomery with a guitar on my back
When a stranger pulled up beside me in an antique Cadillac.
Well, he was dressed like 1950, half drunk and hallow eyed
Its a long walk to Nashville, would you like a ride, son.
He sat down in the front seat, and turned on the radio
and them sad old songs comin' outta them speakers was solid country gold.
Then I noticed the stranger was ghost white pale when he asked me for a light.
And knew there was somethin' strange about this ride.

He said: Mister can you make folks cry when you play and sing.
Can you pay your dues, can you moan the blues
Can you bend them guitar strangs.
He said: Boy, can you make folks feel what you feel inside,
Cause if your big star bound let me warn you its a long hard ride.

Well, he cried just south of Nashville, and he turned that car around.
he said: this is where you get off, boy
cause I'm going back to Alabam'.
I stepped out of that ole Cadillac and I said Mister, many thanks.
he said you don't have to call me mister, Mister.
The whole world called me Hank.

He said: Mister can you make folks cry when you play and sing.
Can you pay your dues, can you moan the blues
Can you bend them guitar strangs.
He said: Boy, can you make folks feel what you feel inside,
Cause if your big star bound let me warn you its a long hard ride.
Cause if your big star bound let me warn you its a long hard ride.

RB

1 Comments:

At 4:00 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

I have been looking for this song for a long time now. I am so glad you posted this. I finally found it. Didn't someone re-make this recently? I have heard it a few times on the radio, and I think someone re-did it. Anyways, thanks. You know what is like when you have the name of a song right on the tip of your tongue, but you just can't quite remember what the title is? It's been driving me crazy for months now.

 

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