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ladyvol
Ladyvol  (Level: 205.4 - Posts: 5491)
Mon, 4th May '09 9:04 AM

I'M TAKING A SURVEY OF SORTS...

Over the weekend one of my favorite oldies radio station had a call in for "story" songs. You know, songs that actually tell a story. There were a lot of great songs played and some I had forgotten. Most of the songs that received air play were from the early to mid 60's. My question is this; Do you have a favorite story song? I did some quizzes on a couple of mine "Ode To Billy Joe" and "El Paso". I'm just curious about my families favorites on here...So, if you'll indulge me in this I would greatly appreciate it...Thanks a bunch and have a fantastic day today!
And on a side note, I actually got what I wanted this year for my birthday! A Clean House!!!! Kids and my hubby did it for me...
Vickie

felix
Felix  (Level: 109.3 - Posts: 2500)
Mon, 4th May '09 9:10 AM

I listen to much of that as I drove to Florida, yesterday. I kept waiting for my favorite 'story' song: Hot Rod Lincoln by Commander Cody and His Lost Planet Airman.

jank0614
Jank0614  (Level: 67.1 - Posts: 4597)
Mon, 4th May '09 9:21 AM

No contest. Kenny Rogers and the Gambler is my fave.

But most of his songs are story songs and I love them all.

Glen Campbell - Wichita Lineman, Galveston


suzer22
Suzer22  (Level: 165.6 - Posts: 1982)
Mon, 4th May '09 9:26 AM

"The Night the Lights Went Out in Georgia", "Rocky Raccoon", the cannibalistic "Timothy", most of Jacques Brel's songs like "Madeleine", "Gooch's Song" from the musical "Mame".

smoke
Smoke  (Level: 96.7 - Posts: 12009)
Mon, 4th May '09 9:27 AM

Alice's Restaurant

lodi
Lodi  (Level: 98.7 - Posts: 2144)
Mon, 4th May '09 9:39 AM

Shooting Star - Bad Company



bbear
Bbear  (Level: 161.7 - Posts: 2301)
Mon, 4th May '09 9:48 AM

Cat's in the Cradle

Makes me cry every time

clevercloggs
Clevercloggs  (Level: 27.4 - Posts: 1246)
Mon, 4th May '09 9:55 AM

I wrote a quiz recently on "The Killing Of Georgie", a very well written "story" song. Another would be "Moonlighting" by Leo Sayer. That is the story of a couple eloping to marry at Gretna Green. "Down In The tube Station At Midnight" also tells a story. The Hollies specialised in such a format with songs like "Bus Stop", "Jennifer Eccles" etc. I couldn't not mention "Lola" by the Kinks too.

carreau
Carreau  (Level: 237.0 - Posts: 140)
Mon, 4th May '09 10:11 AM

America - Simon & Garfunkel

cjar855
Cjar855  (Level: 133.4 - Posts: 838)
Mon, 4th May '09 10:15 AM

"Tears in Heaven" by Eric Clapton

winddancer41
Winddancer41  (Level: 63.3 - Posts: 1113)
Mon, 4th May '09 10:21 AM

'FANCY' by Reba MacIntire. charlotte

garrybl
Garrybl  (Level: 280.2 - Posts: 6643)
Mon, 4th May '09 10:48 AM

Wot no American Pie?

donden
Donden  (Level: 112.5 - Posts: 2127)
Mon, 4th May '09 10:58 AM

"Pancho and Lefty"- Willie Nelson

jank0614
Jank0614  (Level: 67.1 - Posts: 4597)
Mon, 4th May '09 11:03 AM

Pancho and Lefty (sniff...sniff )

barnierubble
Barnierubble  (Level: 93.9 - Posts: 637)
Mon, 4th May '09 11:07 AM

Not to mention virtually all Bob Dylan songs.

monkeynips13
Monkeynips13  (Level: 21.5 - Posts: 647)
Mon, 4th May '09 11:21 AM

Donna took my first answer which was Alice's Restaurant by Arlo Guthrie.
Other great story songs I enjoy are:
He Went to Paris by Jimmy Buffet
Ghost of a Texas Ladies Man by Concrete Blonde
Diamonds and Rust by Joan Baez
Jolly Mon Sing by Jimmy Buffet
The Wreck of the Edmund Fitzgerald by Gordon Lightfoot
The Theme to the Brady Bunch (just kidding on this last one.)

lodi
Lodi  (Level: 98.7 - Posts: 2144)
Mon, 4th May '09 11:23 AM

Ditto on Poncho and Lefty.

rowlanda
Rowlanda  (Level: 70.0 - Posts: 2856)
Mon, 4th May '09 11:23 AM

"The Green Green Grass of Home"....Tom Jones

jank0614
Jank0614  (Level: 67.1 - Posts: 4597)
Mon, 4th May '09 11:33 AM

Oh - in that vein - Tie A Yellow Ribbon Round the Old Oak Tree

And of course that old favorite from David Allen Coe - The Perfect Country Song (You Never Even Call Me By My Name)

And seriously, the one that I can't listen to or perform without breaking down since my son went into the Marines is "Danny Boy"

mrbojangles
Mrbojangles  (Level: 16.6 - Posts: 231)
Mon, 4th May '09 11:54 AM

Paradise By The Dashboard Light -- Meatloaf

Margaritaville -- Jimmy Buffet

spacecat
Spacecat  (Level: 159.0 - Posts: 667)
Mon, 4th May '09 12:05 PM

Jim Stafford had a few such songs like Swamp Witch, Wild Weed Flower, and My Girl Bill .


madamec8
Madamec8  (Level: 82.6 - Posts: 893)
Mon, 4th May '09 12:05 PM

Garth Brooks'
Friends in Low Places
That Summer
Papa Loved Mama
Much Too Young
(for starters)

Me and Bobby McGee

lodi
Lodi  (Level: 98.7 - Posts: 2144)
Mon, 4th May '09 12:32 PM

Paradise by the Dashboard Light is awesome! "And now I'm praying for the end of time......."

bigbird
Bigbird  (Level: 239.6 - Posts: 3302)
Mon, 4th May '09 12:49 PM

What! No one claims Little Nash Rambler (Beep Beep)?

How about Tapestry by Carole King

sploofus
Justin  
Mon, 4th May '09 12:50 PM

Ginseng Sullivan (Tony Rice)

or

Early Morning Rain (Gordon Lightfoot)

or

Legend of the Rebel Soldier (Charlie Waller)



goddess28
Goddess28  (Level: 92.6 - Posts: 5236)
Mon, 4th May '09 12:57 PM

Devil went down to Georgia.

slicko
Slicko  (Level: 223.9 - Posts: 1609)
Mon, 4th May '09 2:01 PM

Mine is Ticking by Elton John - it is not one of his better known songs - can be found on the Caribou album. It is horribly depressing but an amazing song nevertheless.

knerd
Knerd  (Level: 99.0 - Posts: 1141)
Mon, 4th May '09 2:44 PM

I like "The Crane Wife" by The Decemberists - beautiful and weird!

And to Vickie - I'm glad you had a nice birthday - a clean house - WOW! What a caring brood you have!

fudypatootie
Fudypatootie  (Level: 197.3 - Posts: 1302)
Mon, 4th May '09 3:23 PM

"Same Old Lang Syne" Dan Folgelberg





collioure
Collioure  (Level: 104.9 - Posts: 9952)
Mon, 4th May '09 4:29 PM

House of the Rising Sun

leavinf, on

collioure
Collioure  (Level: 104.9 - Posts: 9952)
Mon, 4th May '09 4:33 PM

Battle of New Orleans - Johnny Horton

bushyfox
Bushyfox  (Level: 174.4 - Posts: 2403)
Mon, 4th May '09 5:20 PM

Quite a few come to mind:

"The Wreck of the Edmund Fitzgerald".....coz of special friends in Pittsburgh. (Gordon Lightfoot)
"The Man Who Shot Liberty Valance" (Gene Pitney)
Yup Smokie, I remembered "Big Bad John" (Jimmy Dean)

Couple of good Aussie'uns:
"Santa Never Made it into Darwin"
"Little Boy Lost"


.........How could I leave out "North to Alaska"? (Johnny Horton)

~Bev

lynnm
Lynnm  (Level: 226.6 - Posts: 1952)
Mon, 4th May '09 11:25 PM

"Wildfire" - I think it's Michael Murphy?
"Son of a Preacher Man" - Dusty Springfield
"Nutbush" - Tina Turner
"Honey I Miss You" - (gag) Bobby Goldsboro
"Taxi" - Harry Chapin
"Take the Money and Run" - Steve Miller
"Harper Valley PTA" - Jeanne C. Riley

smoke
Smoke  (Level: 96.7 - Posts: 12009)
Mon, 4th May '09 11:32 PM

Sam Stone by John Prine

madamec8
Madamec8  (Level: 82.6 - Posts: 893)
Tue, 5th May '09 1:23 AM

Great songs coming out of the group.

I have an old George Jones favorite, not too many people know it. It's called "The Open Pit Mine", I've loved it for at least 45 years.

cujgie
Cujgie  (Level: 173.7 - Posts: 754)
Tue, 5th May '09 1:32 AM

for all teachers --

"Flowers are Red" by Harry Chapin

aquamar
Aquamar  (Level: 179.0 - Posts: 910)
Tue, 5th May '09 2:12 AM

Unchained Melody: The Righteous Brothers
Running Bear: Johnny Preston
Stand By Me: Ben E. King
Twelfth of Never: Johnny Mathis
I Love How You Love Me: The Paris Sisters
Moon River: Andy Williams
Runaway: Del Shannon
Rhythm of the Rain: The Cascades

sandracam
Sandracam  (Level: 149.3 - Posts: 4190)
Tue, 5th May '09 2:22 AM

Early Morning Rain. I like the version by the guy who wrote it--Bob Dylan

alvandy
Alvandy  (Level: 229.7 - Posts: 7570)
Tue, 5th May '09 2:51 AM

A few of mine:

W.O.L.D. by Harry Chapin [and his Taxi and Sequel songs]
To Susan On The West Coast Waiting by Donovan
Coward of the County by Kenny Rogers ; Ruben James [with the First Edition]
Back Home Again by John Denver
The Men In My Little Girl's Life by Mike Douglas
A Day in the Life by The Beatles



kaufman
Kaufman  (Level: 257.0 - Posts: 3936)
Tue, 5th May '09 5:59 AM

Norwegian Wood
any song whose title begins "Me And ..."

sherilynn1962
Sherilynn1962  (Level: 116.2 - Posts: 372)
Tue, 5th May '09 8:53 AM

The Night Chicago Died

bobolicios
Bobolicios  (Level: 118.4 - Posts: 1745)
Wed, 6th May '09 10:05 AM

Crosby, Stills, Nash and Young.
4 in Ohio
Woodstock theme
Our house etc, etc, etc, anything off Deju Vu
For what Its Worth oh that is buffalo springfield

godwit
Godwit  (Level: 78.9 - Posts: 435)
Wed, 6th May '09 2:17 PM

Another vote for Harry Chapin.
Joan Baez most all ballads are stories. has a good one about an old man who thought he was getting out of prison.
The most moving for me is Bruce Springsteen...you know the song? It's a man who is a cop, his brother is always getting into trouble, during the song the cop is chasing his brother to the state line.
Springsteen has some other incredible ones, mostly dark.
Gordon Lightfoot the Edmund Fitzgerald is amazing.

kaufman
Kaufman  (Level: 257.0 - Posts: 3936)
Wed, 6th May '09 6:19 PM

Oh yeah, Bruce. "Meeting on the Other Side" comes to mind.

jank0614
Jank0614  (Level: 67.1 - Posts: 4597)
Wed, 6th May '09 6:38 PM

One of my fave Christian Contemporary story songs is "Thank You For Giving To The Lord" by Ray Bolzt

I dreamed I went to Heaven, you were there with me.
We walked upon the streets of gold beside the Crystal Sea.
We heard the angels singing, then someone called your name.
You turned and saw this young man, and he was smiling as he came.

He said, "Friend you may not know me now," and then he said, "But wait -
You used to teach my Sunday School, when I was only eight.
And every week you would say a prayer before the class would start.
And one day when you said that prayer,
I asked Jesus in my heart."

Chorus
Thank you for giving to the Lord,
I am a life that was changed.
Thank you for giving to the Lord,
I am so glad you gave.

Then another man stood before you, he said "Remember the time,
A missionary came to your church, His pictures made you cry.
You didn't have much money but you gave it anyway.
Jesus took that gift you gave
And that's why I'm in Heaven today"

One by one they came, far as your eyes could see.
Each life somehow touched by your generosity.
Little things that you had done, sacrifices that you made,
They were unnoticed on this earth
In Heaven now proclaimed.

And I know up in Heaven you're not supposed to cry
But I am almost sure there were tears in your eyes
As Jesus took your hand and you stood before the Lord
He said "My child look around you,
Great is your reward."

Chorus
Thank you for giving to the Lord,
I am a life that was changed.
Thank you for giving to the Lord,
I am so glad you gave,
I am so glad you gave.

It's very much like the marble story.


bobolicios
Bobolicios  (Level: 118.4 - Posts: 1745)
Thu, 7th May '09 9:45 AM

Hey madamec8 how about "He stopped loving her today" boy I love George Jones. I also love Picture of me without You. The Possum he is truly great country singer.

fainodraino
Fainodraino  (Level: 113.1 - Posts: 240)
Thu, 7th May '09 10:00 AM

A Change of Seasons, by Dream Theater.

jeannette
Jeannette  (Level: 111.1 - Posts: 1736)
Thu, 7th May '09 10:16 AM

snoopy v the red baron the royal guardsmen
mack the knife Bobby Darin
the gambler Kenny rogers
running bear JPRichardson
ode to billy joe Bobbie Gentry
24 hrs from tulsa Gene Pitney
pinball wizard The Who
to name a few lol and lots that others have named

jeannette
Jeannette  (Level: 111.1 - Posts: 1736)
Thu, 7th May '09 10:24 AM

how could i have forgotten nobodys child by karen young i remember a certain younger sister allways singing it

leaston
Leaston  (Level: 42.6 - Posts: 839)
Thu, 7th May '09 10:48 AM

Devil went down to Georgia....The night they drove old Dixie down... the Gambler ...American Pie..I could go on..but I won't!.

leaston
Leaston  (Level: 42.6 - Posts: 839)
Thu, 7th May '09 10:49 AM

snoopy v the red baron the royal guardsmen...forgot about that one J. love it!!

jank0614
Jank0614  (Level: 67.1 - Posts: 4597)
Fri, 8th May '09 12:20 AM

Bobo - I LOVE He Stopped Loving Her Today!

Does somebody remember the name of that C&W song about the truck driver and his little son? Something about a Teddy Bear? Or am I putting 2 songs together?

flcyclist
Flcyclist  (Level: 124.6 - Posts: 691)
Fri, 8th May '09 12:27 AM

The Train They Call the City of New Orleans is a classic I love to sing along with.

bradd
Bradd  (Level: 193.8 - Posts: 43)
Fri, 8th May '09 1:31 AM

Elvis Presley's first big hit was "Heartbreak Hotel" - sort of a story song.

lucimoore
Lucimoore  (Level: 183.4 - Posts: 1684)
Fri, 8th May '09 1:53 AM

Janice the name of the song was "Teddy Bear" and was done by Red Sovine.

jeannette
Jeannette  (Level: 111.1 - Posts: 1736)
Fri, 8th May '09 2:01 AM

do you remember old tige by jim reeves
old shep elvis


papajensai
Papajensai  (Level: 193.3 - Posts: 1025)
Fri, 8th May '09 2:40 AM

Truckin'
Mexicali Blues
Me and My Uncle
Terrapin Station
Dire Wolf
El Paso
Scarlet Begonias
Good Ole Grateful Dead Songs

kaufman
Kaufman  (Level: 257.0 - Posts: 3936)
Fri, 8th May '09 5:56 AM

What? No Dupree's Diamond Blues?

And, not that it's the Dead, how could we forget The Biggest Ball of Twine in Minnesota?

davidf
Davidf  (Level: 102.1 - Posts: 746)
Fri, 8th May '09 6:51 AM

Cygnet Committee David Bowie

chyenn
Chyenn  (Level: 202.6 - Posts: 1332)
Fri, 8th May '09 6:51 AM

ONE TIN SOLDIER
(The Legend of Billy Jack)
words and music by Dennis Lambert and Brian Potter

Listen children to a story that was written long ago
'bout a kingdom on a mountain and the valley folk below.
On the mountain was a treasure buried deep beneath a stone,
and the valley people swore they'd have it for their very own.

Go ahead and hate your neighbor, go ahead and cheat a friend.
Do it in the name of heaven, justify it in the end.
There won't be any trumpets blowin' come the judgment day
on the bloody morning after one tin soldier rides away.

So the people of the valley sent a message up the hill
asking for the buried treasure, tons of gold for which they'd kill.
Came an answer from the kingdom: "With our brothers we will share
all the secrets of our mountain, all the riches buried there."

Go ahead and hate your neighbor, go ahead and cheat a friend.
Do it in the name of heaven, justify it in the end.
There won't be any trumpets blowin' come the judgment day
on the bloody morning after one tin soldier rides away.

Now the valley cried with anger; mount your horses, draw your sword,
and they killed the mountain people, so they won their just reward.
Now they stood beside the treasure on the mountain, dark and red,
turned the stone and looked beneath it. "Peace on earth" was all it said.

Go ahead and hate your neighbor, go ahead and cheat a friend.
Do it in the name of heaven, justify it in the end.
There won't be any trumpets blowin' come the judgment day
on the bloody morning after one tin soldier rides away.

jank0614
Jank0614  (Level: 67.1 - Posts: 4597)
Fri, 8th May '09 7:12 AM

Thanks Cindy!


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