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Old 06-23-2005, 05:05 PM   #1
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Thumbs up The Ride

Well I was thumbin' from Montgomery
Had my guitar on my back
When a Stranger stopped beside me
In an antique Cadillac

He was dressed like 1950
Half-drunk and hollow-eyed
He said, "It's a long walk to Nashville, would ya like a ride, son?"

I 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 I knew there was somethin' strange about this ride

He said, "Drifter, can you make folks cry when you play and sing?"
"Have you paid your dues, can you moan the blues, can ya bend them guitar strings?"
He said, "Boy, can you make folks feel what ya feel inside? 'Cause if you're big star bound, let me warn you, it's a long, hard ride."

Then he cried just south of Nashville
And he turned that car around
He said, "This is where you get off, boy. 'Cause I'm goin' back to Alabam'"
And as I stepped out of that Cadillac, I said, "Mister, many thanks."
He said, "You don't have to call me 'Mister', Mister--the whole world calls me Hank"

He said, "Drifter, can you make folks cry when you play and sing?"
"Have you paid your dues, can you moan the blues, can ya bend them guitar strings?"
He said, "Boy, can you make folks feel what ya feel inside? 'Cause if you're big star bound, let me warn you, it's a long, hard ride."

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Old 06-23-2005, 05:19 PM   #2
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Old 06-23-2005, 05:57 PM   #3
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wow

"There's a tear in my "....

" Its a Family Tradition"

Man I like that old stuff, and new stuff too, classic rock and roll, country, blues, most anything but that fender rattling, trunk lid busting, gang banger, rivet popping, speaker melting rap crap.
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Old 06-23-2005, 06:06 PM   #4
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are You SURE Hank done it that way?
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Old 06-23-2005, 08:14 PM   #5
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No, I don't think Hank done it this way.
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Old 06-23-2005, 08:16 PM   #6
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" Its a Family Tradition"
LOL.

Country music singers have always been a real close family
But lately some of my kinfolks
Have disowned a few others and me

I guess it's because, I kinda changed my direction
Lord, I guess I went and broke their family tradition

They get on me, wanna know
Hank, why do you drink?
Why do you roll smoke?
Why must you live out the songs that you wrote?


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Old 06-27-2005, 10:46 PM   #7
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Wow, someone actually gave me a negative rep point for the lyrics. Bummer.
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