I learned something about old country music this week

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  1. jhundt

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    I did not grow up listening to country music, and was not much interested until I was about 40 and bought a pedal-steel guitar, in 1995. So maybe you guys knew this all along...

    All those old songs about broken relationships and divorce and she-left-me - the lyrics are about love affairs and romance. The girl leaves the guy (for someone else) and he is heartbroken.

    But the same lyrics can be read another way - she hasn't left for another guy. She is just going to be gone.

    One song after another just keeps reminding me.

    My respect for some of these songwriters has increased greatly.
     
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    'Gone' like in dead gone? A few can be read that way definitely and I hadn't paused to think about it either; "take these chains from my heart and let me be; you've grown cold and no longer kyare for me." [brutal].

    Others like 'Face to the Wall,' and 'He'll Have to Go' are tough to read that way. I've been on a real Eddy Arnold/Jim Reeves jag lately and some of those will beat you up.

    I've been digging Kitty Wells lately and her 'answer' songs, those are fun too (My Cold Cold Heart has Melted; It wasn't God who made Honky Tonk Angels)
     
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    yes, like dead gone. That's what I am looking at.
     
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    I am so sorry jhundt.

    May peace find you soon.

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    Well at least some of the women get to live. In bluegrass if the woman ain't dead by the end of the song, you know it ain't gonna fly as bluegrass.
     
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    I didn't grow up on country music either. Living on Long Island, it just didn't exist except for the occasional crossover pop number, and of course country rock. I didn't get into country until I started living on airplanes. The pop played on in flight entertainment in the 90's and Y2K was pretty close to intolerable. I listened whenever I passed through American Airlines channel 6. I got hooked, on George Strait, Brad Paisley, Alan Jackson and the like. When I came back to playing guitar after a long hiatus, I only wanted to play country.

    I'm still playing country, even though I like the modern stuff about as much as I liked 90's pop. I've broadened my listening and playing, not from what I hear on airplanes, but from what I find here at TDPRI. YouTube puts up videos that catch my attention too. I ignore most of them but find the occasional treasure. Like this one. Anyone who likes Chris Isaacs and Stratocasters should like it.
     
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    He stopped loving her today is about as dead gone as you can get. It's don't matter that it's about a man, 'cause she's still gone from him. Alan Jackson is the only guy I ever heard who can do that song right besides George.
     
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    Are you saying you've lost your mate? If so, I missed that entirely. If so, my sincere condolences.
     
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    Just :(
     
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    I am in the process of doing so. The lyrics of the songs are taking on different meanings.
     
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    My HSLHT is pretty good. Did you see Bobby Braddock do it on the Marty Stuart Show?
     
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    I am so sorry, missed this myself. Hope the music can be cathartic for you, some of these songs I can't listen to without welling up. 'Three chords and the truth' can be tough on the tear ducts.
     
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    The difference between the blues and country music is that, in the blues, he can't get her. In country, he can't keep her.
    Otherwise, pretty much the same.
     
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    And in rock music he can't get enough.
     
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    I am genuinely sorry for the circumstances you find yourself in.
     
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    I know Bobby wrote it but they sure picked the right man to record the song. And yes I did see him perform the song but no one can do a tear jerker like George.
     
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    Sorry to hear that.
    I can understand how those kinds of Lyrics take on a different Meaning to you.

    -ST
     
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    If you can do HSLHT pretty good, you have my.

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    I'm sorry to hear about your troubles. I advise you not to listen to "Who Knows Where The Time Goes?" without any warning, that one will get you too.
     
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