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Prothalamion

Postby Grogie » Mon Aug 28, 2006 4:36 am

I saw this interesting word at wordsmith.org today. It,s a song or poem that celebrates a future marriage.
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Postby Perry » Mon Aug 28, 2006 9:28 am

Would the genre of songs devoted to unrequited love be called Dethalamion, Antithalamion, or Conthalamion? :?
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Postby gailr » Mon Aug 28, 2006 10:56 am

I think they're called country western.
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Postby Bailey » Mon Aug 28, 2006 11:35 am

I think she meant:
I was drunk the day my mom got out of prison.....

from The perfect Counry song
[/quote]You Never Even Called Me By My Name

Written By Steve Goodman
As Recorded By David Allan Coe

WELL, IT WAS ALL
THAT I COULD DO TO KEEP FROM CRYING’
SOMETIMES IT SEEMED SO USELESS TO REMAIN
BUT YOU DON’T HAVE TO CALL ME DARLIN’, DARLIN'
YOU NEVER EVEN CALL ME BY MY NAME

YOU DON’T HAVE TO CALL ME WAYLON JENNINGS
AND YOU DON’T HAVE TO CALL ME CHARLIE PRIDE
AND YOU DON’T HAVE TO CALL ME MERLE HAGGARD/ANYMORE
EVEN THOUGH YOU’RE ON MY FIGHTING’ SIDE

CHORUS:
AND I’LL HANG AROUND AS LONG AS YOU WILL LET ME
AND I NEVER MINDED STANDING’ IN THE RAIN
BUT YOU DON’T HAVE TO CALL ME DARLIN’, DARLIN’
YOU NEVER EVEN CALLED ME BY MY NAME

WELL, I’VE HEARD MY NAME
A FEW TIMES IN YOUR PHONE BOOK (Hello, Hello)
AND I’VE SEEN IT ON SIGNS WHERE I’VE PLAYED
BUT THE ONLY TIME I KNOW
I’LL HEAR "DAVID ALLAN COE"
IS WHEN JESUS HAS HIS FINAL JUDGMENT DAY

REPEAT CHORUS

RECITATION:
WELL, A FRIEND OF MINE NAMED STEVE GOODMAN WROTE THAT SONG
AND HE TOLD ME IT WAS THE PERFECT COUNTRY & WESTERN SONG
I WROTE HIM BACK A LETTER AND I TOLD HIM IT WAS NOT THE PERFECT COUNTRY & WESTERN SONG BECAUSE HE HADN’T SAID ANYTHING AT ALL ABOUT MAMA,
OR TRAINS,
OR TRUCKS,
OR PRISON,
OR GETTING’ DRUNK
WELL HE SAT DOWN AND WROTE ANOTHER VERSE TO THE SONG
AND HE SENT IT TO ME,
AND AFTER READING IT,
I REALIZED THAT MY FRIEND HAD WRITTEN THE PERFECT
COUNTRY & WESTERN SONG
AND I FELT OBLIGED TO INCLUDE IT ON THIS ALBUM
THE LAST VERSE GOES LIKE THIS HERE:

WELL, I WAS DRUNK THE DAY MY MOM GOT OUT OF PRISON
AND I WENT TO PICK HER UP IN THE RAIN
BUT BEFORE I COULD GET TO THE STATION IN MY PICKUP TRUCK
SHE GOT RUN NED OVER BY A DAMNED OLD TRAIN

CHORUS:
AND I’LL HANG AROUND AS LONG AS YOU WILL LET ME
AND I NEVER MINDED STANDING’ IN THE RAIN
NO, A’ YOU DON’T HAVE TO CALL ME DARLIN’, DARLIN’
YOU NEVER EVEN CALL ME
WELL I WONDER WHY YOU DON’T CALL ME
WHY DON’T YOU EVER CALL ME BY MY NAME
[/quote]

one of the few country songs I've ever heard.

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Postby Perry » Mon Aug 28, 2006 12:03 pm

Very funny, both of you.

You also reminded me of another fun song; Same Kind of Crazy Like Me. It has the wonderful line, "she talks in her sleep, but she always gets my name right."
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Postby Stargzer » Mon Aug 28, 2006 12:32 pm

Ah, yes, the Mysterious Rhinestone Cowboy, one of the Country Outlaws.

What you miss in reading the lyrics is the vocal changes as he imitates the various artists mentioned.

My other favorites by him are Willie, Waylon, and Me and Divers Do It Deeper.

They say Burritos out in California can fly higher than the Byrds.
Roger McGuinn had a twelve-string guitar it was like nothing I ever heard.
And Joplin would die for our future, and Dylan would write poetry,
But in Texas the talk turned to Outlaws, like Willie and Walon and me.



Divers do it deeper,
Pilots do it higher,
Bricklayers always make it a little bit stonger,
Doctors do it cleaner,
Bikers do it meaner,
But Cowboys stay in the saddle just a little bit longer.



And of course, who can forget ". . . If That Ain't Country, . . . "
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Postby gailr » Mon Aug 28, 2006 12:37 pm

Not a bad effort, Bailey. But he neglected to mention his ole' dog and/or his guns. Bonus points for mentioning his higher power, though. :D

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Postby Bailey » Mon Aug 28, 2006 1:47 pm

Stargzer wrote:.

What you miss in reading the lyrics is the vocal changes ...


OH you mean that drawn out twang that so grates on the ears of a non-billy type o' music lover.
I had a roommate once who fancied himself a steel guitar player, he'd practice it by the hour, my pore ol' dog used to howl in consternation. I was about strained in patience too. The guy used to brag about his expensive gear too, shee! I always said my stuff was broken, so's no one would break in and steal my stuff.

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Postby gailr » Mon Aug 28, 2006 3:48 pm

Bailey wrote:I had a roommate once who fancied himself a steel guitar player, he'd practice it by the hour, my pore ol' dog used to howl in consternation.

I'll see yer steel gui-tar and raise ya banjo. l had a roommate who studied the banjo. As did her brother. They'd call each other, long-distance, to appraise each other's progress and occasionally break into a telephonic duet of Duelin' Banjos. It woulda brung tears to yer eyes.

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Postby Palewriter » Mon Aug 28, 2006 3:54 pm

I had a roommate once who fancied himself a steel guitar player, he'd practice it by the hour, my pore ol' dog used to howl in consternation.


Hey! At least he wasn't practicing the BANJO. Foggy Mountain Breakdown, indeed.

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Postby Perry » Mon Aug 28, 2006 6:33 pm

gailr wrote:
Bailey wrote:I had a roommate once who fancied himself a steel guitar player, he'd practice it by the hour, my pore ol' dog used to howl in consternation.

I'll see yer steel gui-tar and raise ya banjo. l had a roommate who studied the banjo. As did her brother. They'd call each other, long-distance, to appraise each other's progress and occasionally break into a telephonic duet of Duelin' Banjos. It woulda brung tears to yer eyes.

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Duelin' Banjos is actually a piece for one banjo and one guitar. Go figure how it got its name.

PW does win. A well played pedal steel is a delight. Check out Paul Franklin, who has even played with Dire Straights, or Robert Randolph.

And a well played Dobro is devine. See Jerry Douglas.
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Postby Stargzer » Mon Aug 28, 2006 6:41 pm

gailr wrote: . . . Anybody here play the harmonica? I kin getcha guest spot on the Morning Traffic Report.


Whilst not a virtuoso by any means, Stargzer's limited repertoire includes a haunting rendition of Juanita. Not quite the piece for the morning traffic report. Mourning traffic report, perhaps . . .
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Postby skinem » Mon Aug 28, 2006 8:08 pm

Love the pedal steel--would love to hear PW play.
Would love to hear Geezer's "Juanita" during the mourning, or any other time!
My father can play anything with strings by ear. My wife can play banjo and dulcimer. I can tap my toe, often in rhythym.
My father tried repeatedly to teach me when I was a teenager and he gave up in disgust at times. Tears were sometimes involved--on his part.
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Postby Bailey » Mon Aug 28, 2006 9:03 pm

skinem wrote:My father can play anything with strings by ear. My wife .

which explains the odd ear you have, apparently it's congenital. :lol: J/K

pedal steel the way booger played it was just whaaaannnnnng whooooonnnnng, and variations thereupon.

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Postby skinem » Mon Aug 28, 2006 9:35 pm

Yes, the ears are hereditary.

Speaking of odd ears, am I the only one who thinks this word prothalamion sounds like a drug or a pesticide?
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