The World's Perfect Country Blues Song (a Parody)

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The World’s Perfect Country Blues Song

(A Parody)




I came home tonight and found that my woman had gone

Wasn’t too surprised ‘cause my dog wasn’t barking on the lawn

She loaded up the bed, chest of drawers and the big-screen TV

Except for a broken-down couch, the trailer’s as empty as can be


She took my pickup truck, my hunting dog, my guitar and picks

That woman even took all my extra bags of trail mix

The repo man came, said he’s gonna take my trailer home back

Would’ve shot him but that durn woman has my gun and gun rack


(Refrain)

Oh Lord, I’m so lonesome

and my life is in a total fog

I can live without that woman..., but damn!

I sure miss my dog


Oh, yeah...yeah, yeah...I miss that dog




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The original version of this song (to which I actually played bluesy music on the keyboard in 1991) was written as a joint effort by me and a dear friend who since passed away. I edited it extensively from the original version in an attempt to improve the rhythm. It was meant to be a parody of an actual song then billed as the world’s “best country western song.” I really hope any fans of country music reading this won’t take offense, but that genre lends itself so easily to parody it was impossible to resist. (Also, I must admit I'm a dyed-in-the-wool Classic Rock fan.) By the way, it's supposed to be funny, not politically correct.


Martin…this one’s dedicated to you, my friend.


JAYE

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JayeWisdom 2 years ago from Deep South, USA Author

Thanks, Bill. I'm glad you recall the original song that inspired the parody.

Your idea of a short story anthology of HP fiction writers is intriguing. There are quite a few people still publishing short stories (including flash fiction) on HP. Some are very good.

Regards, Jaye


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Billrrrr 2 years ago from Cape Cod

Hi Jaye. Great song. I do remember the original and you captured the spirit perfectly and amplified it as well. Great job. Regarding you taking your stories off Hubpages. I get why you did it and I wish you success. I have long thought that a bunch of us should band together and pick one or two of our best works and joint publish them as both a print and e book edition. Using our collective power, we could promote the book on social networks and make just about every person in the world aware of it. I hope someday this might happen.


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JayeWisdom 2 years ago from Deep South, USA Author

Thanks, DealForALiving - Years ago, my brother used to write song parodies, and he was very good at it. They always made me laugh, and there was no doubt which 'real' song each one spoofed. I doubt I'll try any more, but...who knows?

Jaye


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DealForALiving 2 years ago from Earth

Well written parody~


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JayeWisdom 3 years ago from Deep South, USA Author

Thanks, Shyron - I'm glad you enjoyed this parody, and I'll bet you remember the original song it spoofs. I'll have to think about your suggestion since this isn't my "usual" thing. JAYE


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Shyron E Shenko 3 years ago

Jaye, I am a big fan of Country music, and love spoofing, it is so much fun.

Voted up, Awesome, Beautiful and Interesting and shared.

Write another one or two or three.

Shyron....


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JayeWisdom 3 years ago from Deep South, USA Author

You are so right, Linda. Memories live forever in our hearts, even after the people who shared them are no longer with us.

Thanks,

Jaye


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Sunshine625 3 years ago from Orlando, FL

Yet another reason why making memories is so important for each of us.


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JayeWisdom 3 years ago from Deep South, USA Author

Thanks, Linda. It was fun writing the parody, and that memory is all the more special because my friend Martin has passed on.

I'm glad a bonafide country music fan can see the humor in this little ditty.

Jaye


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Sunshine625 3 years ago from Orlando, FL

As a country music fan I appreciate the humor and sentiment in your song. I also randomly come up with country music lyrics and have fun doing so! I'm sure you and Martin had a blast creating your song :)


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JayeWisdom 3 years ago from Deep South, USA Author

Thanks, B. Leekley. I remember that Hank Williams' song--the perfect song to play and replay when suffering from heartache.

Jaye


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B. Leekley 3 years ago from Kalamazoo, Michigan, USA

Up and Funny. Good parody.

It's easy to parody country western songs, but nearly 50 years ago when I got jilted, it was an audiotape of Hank Williams singing "I'm So Lonesome I Could Cry" that expressed my heartache


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JayeWisdom 3 years ago from Deep South, USA Author

Thanks, Theater Girl. Glad you liked it.

Jaye


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Theater girl 3 years ago from New Jersey

I love the humor in this. And thank you again for the visit to my page!


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Jools99 4 years ago from North-East UK

Jaye, I think this lyric writing business is a whole lot of fun! And this made me smile all the way through and made me want to have a try at this myself (though I am no blues buff, I think I get the 'vibe'). Well done on a great hub and a nice tribute to your friend.


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JayeWisdom 4 years ago from Deep South, USA Author

Glad you stopped by (again), EpiMan. Thanks for your kind words. The sound of waves lapping on your lake seems like a wonderful background song to me...so relaxing. I appreciate your warm wishes and really need the energy! Thanks, Jaye


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epigramman 4 years ago

..back to revisit a classic .... this is definitely epi-man territory - lol lol - and love the twist at the end - love your sense of humor and timing here - love country and western music myself so I see/hear/read this as a superb parody of the genre - and here I am sit listening to nothing in particular but the sound of the waves on my lake and sending to you my warmest wishes and good energy on this mid-Friday afternoon at lake erie time ontario canada 2:26pm


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JayeWisdom 4 years ago from Deep South, USA Author

Glad you like it, Frank. I'd be glad to record it if I could still sing, but my singing voice was laid waste by the scalpel of an incompetent, though arrogant, surgeon in 2000. I still mourn the loss of my singing ability, which I thoroughly enjoyed until it was no more, but transfer my need to make music to playing my keyboard. I'm not sure, but I can probably still pick out that tune from many years ago.....Jaye


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J. Frank Dunkin 4 years ago from Foley, Alabama

Loved it, Jaye. Record it for us!


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JayeWisdom 4 years ago from Deep South, USA Author

Thanks, Movie Master. I'm glad you liked it, especially pleased it made you smile. I appreciate the vote and comment.


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Movie Master 4 years ago from United Kingdom

Hi Jaye, it's a great blues song and it certainly made me smile, loved it and voting up.


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JayeWisdom 5 years ago from Deep South, USA Author

Thank you, Epigramman, for your kind comments, and for posting this little ditty to your FB page. I only wish I had a fraction of your talent and prolific output. You amaze me!

Do visit any time. I hope to post a few more hubs soon. (I'm working on several unfinished articles now, trying to polish them--not to perfection, but to readability.)

Jaye


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epigramman 5 years ago

..well I simply do love this one Jaye and I will post it to my Facebook page with a direct link back here for the entire world to see/read/sing along - lol - and I can see with your style of writing and mine that great minds do think alike - thank you so much for your buffet of wonderful comments, your open mind and world class attitude - so nice to meet you my friend and I will definitely be back for a visit ....

lake erie time 4:09pm ontario canada


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JayeWisdom 5 years ago from Deep South, USA Author

I hope it's a bit funny, since that was the intent.


vijayanths 5 years ago

Interesting song.


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JayeWisdom 5 years ago from Deep South, USA Author

Any time something I write doesn't seem clear to you, don't hesitate to let me know. I'm trying to improve my writing. I want it to be easy for everyone to understand. Problem is...I love words, so sometimes I get carried away with them!

JAYE


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Just_Rodney 5 years ago from Johannesberg South Africa, The Gold Mine City

Thank you very much for the comment.

I enjoy reading yours as well as I have to slow down a bit and absorb what you are saying.


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JayeWisdom 5 years ago from Deep South, USA Author

I've enjoyed those of your hubs I've read so far, but I have a lot more to catch up on. Looking forward to reading more. Keep on writing, Rodney. You have a lot to offer.

JAYE


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Just_Rodney 5 years ago from Johannesberg South Africa, The Gold Mine City

Sometimes poetic, sometimes jumbled though as my mind works faster than my fingers.

Can not always go back, as I then have lost my thought train, which results in me being at the last platform writing wise, and away on the express for the rest!


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JayeWisdom 5 years ago from Deep South, USA Author

Even your comments are poetic, Rodney. Thanks! JAYE


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Just_Rodney 5 years ago from Johannesberg South Africa, The Gold Mine City

The type of campfire song, when you are out in the bush, surrounded by nature, blanketed in your own thought, the world far away.


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JayeWisdom 5 years ago from Deep South, USA Author

Hi, Chris...Guess that's kind of like reversing life to get all the good parts back....(If we only could!)

Glad to follow such a talented guy. I've been enjoying comments of yours at other writers's hubs for a while. Now that I've checked out your profile site and lists of hubs, I will get started reading my way through your prolific work. Jaye


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ChrisLincoln 5 years ago from Orange (or Lemon...) County, California

Jaye,

It is my understanding that playing a country song backwards is a sure fire way of curing the blues...

You get your wife back... your dog back...the Chevy back...

Oh, and thanks for the follow :)

Chrs


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JayeWisdom 5 years ago from Deep South, USA Author

Hi, Keith....I think I need to add a refrain, don't I? It's not REAL blues, but bluesy country music always has a refrain, I think. Wish I knew how to use YouTube to play the music on my keyboard and add to the hub, though my "froggy"-sounding voice would only croak if I tried to sing it these days...Thanks for your comment, as always. Jaye


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attemptedhumour 5 years ago from Australia

This is very clever Jaye that sugary-sweet melancholy sentiment is ripe for the picking and you have scored a bullseye with this one. Parody works well, only when it's written well. Cheers


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JayeWisdom 5 years ago from Deep South, USA Author

Thanks, jorja...It seemed like a fun thing to write at the time! I sat down at the keyboard before posting it to see if I could recall the bluesy music I paired it with back in the early '90s, and think I got it "about" right. Sung like the blues, it's pretty cool. Just needs a refrain, which I may add later.

Susan...Although the song was written from a man's point of view (like the "real" song it parodied),I think both men and women can relate to that last line! Thanks for stopping by.

JAYE


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Just Ask Susan 5 years ago from Ontario, Canada

Loved your song! The last line is the best one for me :)


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jorja kick 5 years ago from southeast georgia

too cool...

jorja

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