Tag Archives: goodsongs

In the Sage and the Prickly Pear


Money was no object
There was no money to be had
Back in Carolina
Johnny Law saw that
Up on the high plateau
Where the sage and the pinyon grow
When the stars and planets collide
The Tennessee mare she ain’t never shied
Never Shied

Jimbo Mathus  – Tennessee Walker Mare

I Seem to Forget What the Question Might Have Been


To repair this broken situation
I’ve come to tie one on
And if I tie it tightly
It won’t come undone

Cahalen Morrison and Country Hammer – Over and Over and Over Again

Y’all Stay With Me ‘Till I Come Down


You can call me that
If it’ll make you feel good

Notice how Junior only sings about 15 words, but still owns this song.  And that guitar….  This and All Night Long, from his record God Knows I Tried, may be the best last two songs on any record.

Junior KimbroughTramp

Come on Baby Don’t Be Cold as Ice


You know what today is, right?

It’s One After 909.

Much of The Beatles’ catalog, while excellent, now bores me to tears, because I’ve heard every song several hundred times (or more).  One After 909 is an exception to that.  It rocks so hard.

While generally considered one of their later songs, it was actually one of the first Lennon-McCartney compositions.

She Knew My Intentions

The Sumner Brothers

I’m a headin’ out to the west, son
I got some tending got to do there
Tell your brothers, tell your sisters
Tell ‘em take care

The Sumner Brothers – Going Out West

A Beat Up Ford and a Jug of Wine


Blossoms in the apple trees,
Full of birds and buzzing bees
It’s summertime.

The Bootleggers, featuring Emmylou Harris – Cosmonaut


The Way I’m Livin’, It’s Gonna Cause My Heart to Ache


The wayward son
He never gets nothing done
If I had some money, I’d be on the run
But all the money I had is gone
All the money I had is gone.

The Deep Dark Woods