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Discussion in 'Music to Your Ears' started by rodeoclown, Sep 11, 2019.
Lordy, Porter; THAT's a weeper...
Never mind the song.... I'm too busy trying to figure out the tone on that banjo at the beginning! I would have NEVER have guessed that to be a banjo.
I can't get depressed when watching a band decked out in matching nudie suits.
It brings me much joy. Enough to overshadow the saddest of country lyrics.
I just remembered why I don't to country (or western)
Porter Wagoner's timeless cover of I'm Not Lisa kinda says it all. Courageous.
The tune at the 6:20 time mark is no bed of rose either...
Sounds like a banjo with a humbucker!
That’s Buck Trent.
He played bender banjo!
The Rubber Room is another Porter Wagoner eye-roller.
I can't watch Don Rich play without wanting to pick up my Tele. He makes it look easy...
Good steel guitar emulation on a banjo by Trent. What's his amp? Looks like a JC-120, but those didn't emerge till later.
Ok, what am I missing about the story?
Two car accident? One belonging to Mary Ellen Jones the other to Walter Browning? She testified that Walter picked flagged her down for a ride into town because he was sick placing them both in her car. The wedding ring means an affair blah blah. But the details of the accident don’t add up. Why wouldn’t he drive himself to town if he were sick? It says he ‘flagged her down’ meaning he was on the road after abandoning his car? None of it makes sense and it’s bugging me!!
You are over thinking the story...
I don't hear any mention of a "two car accident".... it's just one.
HER STORY was that he flagged her down and that's why he was in her car... and both being respected citizens of the county nobody questioned that.
The real story was they were having an affair... and the storyteller was the only one that knew that because he found the ring safely tucked aside and threw it in the well so nobody would find out.
The last line of the song is the real "twist".... the story teller is the dead man's son. ("The County ordered DAD a marble monument... I lost him in the Carroll County Accident").
I caught the details of the affair, but the mystery continues!! So his car is sitting in the driveway at home? Is it parked further up the highway? The only way Mary Ellen's story holds water is that Walter's car is parked further up the road! I MUST GET TO THE BOTTOM OF THIS!! Yeah yeah, his son threw the ring down a well, but if Walter Brown's car is found ANYWHERE else then everyone knows the truth anyway. And why does someone decide " Hey, I'm not feeling very well, I better either hike to the highway or park my car on the side of the highway and walk along it to get help..." I'm starting to suspect a love triangle and that they both were murdered and Mary Ellen is lying not to cover the affair but to protect her true love. Walter's son!!!! I also think that Walter's son's real name is Porter!!! This song is just sick! Sick I tell you!!! Now does it still look like I'm over thinking this song? I didn't think so!
P.S. that amp looks like a Silvertone....
I don't get how he can be so somber wearing that suit
hmmm. I would say you either need to stay away from songs like this, or start writing novels based on songs like this.
Wow...that banjo tone... pedal steel tone!!!
“the ever depressing”...
Pink Floyd (oh my wasted youth)
Too late I found another song called “Harper Valley PTA” !!!!
Like I needed reminding.
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