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 Posted: Tue Feb 13th, 2018 05:33 pm
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DaveKell
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The good Lord wasn't willin' and
the creek rose over its bank
I hopped into my rowbaoat hit a stump
and then it sank
While swimmin' against the current I was
paddlin' for dear life
When I thought about that outlaw who had
just run off with my wife
I finally reached dry land, caught my breath
and was so happy
'cause I realized that outlaw was havin'
a worse day than me

Don't bring her back
mister I'm beggin' of you
just say "yes" to all the things
she's gonna order you to do
sit at the end of the couch at night
and rub her stinky feet
go out to the kitchen and bring her
a whole lot more to eat
and later after you've finally wheeled
her big butt off to bed
just like me you can pray someone
will shoot you in the head

I know you must be thinkin'
why'd I stay with her so long
once upon a time we had a
true love that was strong
years went by, she got mean and
set in her way
she had a penchant for complain'
every hour of the day
nothin' I did was good no I
could never do anythin' right
that sweet little thing I married
was long gone from my sight

don't bring her back
mister I'm beggin' of you
just say "yes" to the endless things
she's gonna order you to do
sit at the end of the couch at night
and rub her smelly feet
go out to the kitchen and get her
a banquet feast to eat
and later after you've finally
wheeled her huge butt off to bed
just like me you'll pray dear Lord
please shoot me in the head
https://soundcloud.com/user-566557345/he-wasnt-willin



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 Posted: Tue Feb 13th, 2018 07:43 pm
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Marty Ray Boone
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This lyric is a bit weird man!



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 Posted: Tue Feb 13th, 2018 07:49 pm
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Marty Ray Boone wrote:
This lyric is a bit weird man!

I played this as a joke at my Friday jam session. Everybody began requesting "that song about your wife" at subsequent jams. No matter what I said nobody believes it isn't about her. My wife is the opposite of the woman in this song.

I was driving across Georgia vaguely listening to a guy on the radio talk about his failing marriage. When asked if it could be repaired he said "if the good Lord's willin' and the creek don't rise". I shut the radio off and wondered what could happen if the Lord wasn't willin'. I made this song up in my head in about ten miles and wrote it down at the next rest stop. I've been told Ray Stevens could run with it.



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 Posted: Fri Feb 16th, 2018 05:41 pm
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I like it and I do believe this is in the style of a Ray Stevens song



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 Posted: Sun Feb 18th, 2018 06:30 pm
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Funny song! Good work!



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 Posted: Tue Mar 13th, 2018 02:41 pm
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Like the feel of this track it has a real rootsy vibe
Shame about the poor recording quality

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 Posted: Tue Mar 13th, 2018 08:07 pm
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Hey Dave, This song has an attitude! Love the witty lyrics!...lyrics remind me of John Prine.

peace,

Toney

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 Posted: Fri Mar 16th, 2018 05:47 pm
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Cove55 wrote:
Hey Dave, This song has an attitude! Love the witty lyrics!...lyrics remind me of John Prine.

peace,

Toney

THANK YOU for mentioning John Prine. Before now his only song I was familiar with was Paradise, about strip mining in Kentucky. Hardly a funny topic. I spent some time on Youtube familiarizing myself with his story telling. I decided the song needed a complete rewrite, especially to get rid of the lines women didn't particularly find amusing. I took a different direction with it and retitled it Buddy She's Yours Now. Here's the new version (yet to be recorded).

BUDDY SHE'S YOURS NOW
There's an old expression
About the Lord's intention
When you need Him to come thru
And grant a wish for you
It goes "if the Good Lord's willin'
And the creek don't rise"
But at time He ain't willin'
And you get a big surprise

Here's a little story about my life
It's a tale of the day I lost my wife
The Good Lord wasn't willin' and
The creek rose over its bank
I hopped into my rowboat
Hit a stump and then it sank
While swimmin' against the current
I was paddlin' for dear life
When I thought about that outlaw who
Had just run off with my wife
I finally reached dry land,
Caught my breath and was so happy
Because I realized that outlaw was
Having' a worse day than me!

BUDDY SHE'S YOURS NOW
I FEEL SORRY FOR YOU
JUST SAY YES TO ALL THE THINGS
SHE'S GONNA ORDER YOU TO DO
LIKE SIT AT THE END OF THE COUCH AT NIGHT
AND RUB HER STINKY FEET
RUN OUT TO THE KITCHEN AND BRING
HER A WHOLE LOT MORE TO EAT
AND LATER AFTER YOU HAVE HER
TUCKED SAFELY INTO BED
VERY SOON YOU'RE GONNA BE PRAYIN'
SOMEBODY WILL SHOOT YOU IN THE HEAD

Before a month goes by you'll be wonderin'
Why I stayed with her so long
Once upon a time we had a
True love that was strong
Years went by, she got mean
And set in her way
She had a penchant for complainin'
Every hour of the day
Before long you'll be wonderin' why
You can never do anything right
That sweet thing you thought you stole from me
Will be long gone from your sight (CHORUS)

(TAG)
I always believed in "till
Death do us part"
But I wanna thank you for
Giving me a whole brand new start.



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