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The Game of Triangles. Bobby Bare, Jr. Oh I could take her or leave her but I'd like take her away. Liquor and music, good combination if you got love on the brain. I never knew two women who acted the same Some wanna drink first some wanna just sit and talk. Oh it's two in the morning I'm running and she wants to walk Something's gotta hold on me it's cheap but it ain't free. Love or something like it's gotta hold on me. That's when I ask her my place or your place I hope I'm not out of line I asked the wrong thing with just the right women this time.
She knew a hotel she even had her name weekly signed. Oh the cheaper the grapes are the sweeter the taste of the wine. Something's gotta hold on me it's cheap but it ain't free. Love or something like its gotta hold on me. Somethings gotta hold on me it's cheap but it ain't free. Kenny Rogers Lyrics provided by SongLyrics.
Note: When you embed the widget in your site, it will match your site's styles CSS. This is just a preview! Cannot annotate a non-flat selection. Mel Tillis is an under appreciated songwriter. He has had hundreds of songs recorded by other artists and written many classics in his time. Mel Tillis wrote this song about a veteran in his home town in Florida. There is a different melody and different lyrics, that sets both songs apart and they stand on their own.
Mel Tillis was not the super-duper star that Johnny Cash enjoyed, but Mel Tillis was a better song writer. Besides this song, he wrote Detroit City, New Patches on Old Garments, and many more recorded by himself and a myriad of other singers.
The only thing these songs have in common is a similar sounding title. One had nothing to do with the other. He can't really use his hands. He's managed to build a small empire for disabled vets like himself funding it with the t-shirts and sports clothes his organization makes using veteran labor and manufacturing entirely in America. The ending doesn't have to be as painful as the song makes it. Stay well, Mark!
Thanks for all of the interesting and wonderful content you've been giving us during this virus. Mark takes on another melodic, emotional tour.
I will carefully add that Roger Miller added a few bars between verses that gently reminds me of the waiting, the longing; it sounded like Kenny Rogers added a bit more, and a clear 2nd-m chord Dm just before the chorus, totally violating the Country walk.
And don't forget, they started on the 5th, which just sets us on edge, lets us know that something is wrong, even with all these sweet major chords. The beat is clean, steady, thumping like hearing your own heartbeat.
The backup is antiseptic-clean, perfectly in tune unlike Miller , and Kenny can croon the devastating lines bravely, with neither smile nor grimace. Like we imagine true sadness. Mark mentions the New Christy Minstrels, almost unheard of lately, but a major contributor to a lot of urban porch guitarists who couldn't get the amplification of the Beatles. Yes, some of us noted the Mighty Wind reference. I had forgotten Kenny Rogers was there, but there were a couple of cute girls, and perfect harmonies, and Barry McGuire who had It being a long time since, I had forgotten the devastating theme of the song.
Thanks to Mark, the memories flood back, AND I can get the old 60's garage band together for a try at "What condition my condition is in". They all now have daytime jobs, they're doin alright, and can afford decent amplifiers and guitars strapped over their fuller figures.
Thansk for this one, too. I guess it doesn't matter now, but I wonder if Kenny Rogers would have come up with his version if he hadn't had Roger Miller's to work with. Just so, David. I would say Rogers "kills it" with that spoken last line, but so much else is credit to Miller. And as beautifully arranged as the First Edition edition is, I do miss the wail or the solo male voice on "Rooo-beee", from Waylon Jennings through to Roger Miller.
Three different performances, times x number of Rubys, and it gets me every time. As lovely as the FE harmony is, it just doesn't hit me the way the solo version does.
PS: Is the interval on Ru-by a fifth? Commonplace, but never more effecting. So painful I think my ears are bleeding. Time to listen to some poetry. I agree. It was awful, and the woman in the song is unsympathetic telling a guy who's been in combat to be brave while she runs off with his brother.
You never answered my letters, poor me! How lacking in self awareness can she be? I thought it was a re-cycle. I'm a slow reader but I remember going thru the whole Ruby piece when you first published it. A good look at artistic inspiration. I wish you'd analyze the one where he gets shipped off to Tucson. You have to have smelled the turpentine in Mississippi in July to appreciate it. I hope you are soon on the mend. Not yet a member of the Mark Steyn Club? Join now! He sweared before God to take care of her but he didn't.
He left her alone when she needed him the most, she is young. Patriotic chore? His most important chore was her. For me they're both guilty I hate abandoners. Flag dizdutch on August 13, General Comment Only 1 comment so far???Kenny Rogers performing his early First Edition hit 'Ruby Don't Take Your Love To Town'. This is a Kenny Rogers standart song and Kenny has been performing '.