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Old 05-06-2009, 09:24 PM
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All C&W music from, not including modern country, back in time to Gene Autry and back further are great played on any instrument. Old country tunes sound great on accordion and the piano. As I am re-learning guitar I play all old country tunes.

Let's not forget bluegrass, folk, and old mountain music.

Wow, all of the above is such great stuff for an acoustic guitar.

Yes, I am an old bugger - do you remember the tune that starts out "There stands the glass, it's my first one today, it'll ease all my pain. . .and something like that. It is the first country song that I can remember hearing on radio.
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Old 05-06-2009, 09:43 PM
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I really don't care too much for country music anymore, but when I was learning to play guitar in the late 80's/early 90's, that's what I was in to. Plus most of them only have 3 or 4 chords, so they were great for a beginner. Here's some I learned in my first couple of years playing guitar. Many of the sappy ones were learned to woo the fairer sex.

Pancho and Lefty - Willie Nelson
Blue Eyes Cryin In The Rain - Willie Nelson
You Are My Sunshine - Jimmy Davis (He's known as the "Singing Govenor" here in Louisiana)
I Saw The Light - Hank Williams
Walk The Line - Johnny Cash
Family Tradition - Hank Williams Jr.
A Country Boy Can Survive - Hank Williams Jr.
Can't You See - Marshall Tucker Band (does Southern Rock count?)
Fire On The Mountain - Marshall Tucker Band
Ballad of Curtis Lowe - Lynyrd Skynyrd
Take It Easy - The Eagles (not exactly country, but sort of)
Lyin' Eyes - The Eagles
Do You Think of Me - Keith Whitley
Tell Lorrie I Love Her -Keith Whitley
Does Ft. Worth Cross Your Mind - George Strait
You Look So Good In Love - George Strait
Baby Blue - George Strait
The Chair - George Strait
He Went To Paris & Margaritaville - Jimmy Buffet (not really country but in the same vein)
You Never Even Call Me By My Name - David Allen Coe
Who Says You Can't Have It All - Alan Jackson
Midnight In Montgomery - Alan Jackson
If Tomorrow Never Comes - Garth Brooks
The Dance - Garth Brooks
Unanswered Prayers - Garth Brooks
Thunder Rolls - Garth Brooks
Friends in Low Places - Garth Brooks
Down in Tennessee - John Anderson
I'll Think of Something - Mark Chesnutt
Anymore - Travis Tritt
Here's a Quarter - Travis Tritt

I'm sure there were a lot more than this, but you get the idea.
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Old 05-07-2009, 05:51 AM
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Blue Eyes Cryin' in the Rain - Willie Nelson
Willin' - Little Feat
Souvenirs - John Prine
Amie - Pure Priarie League
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Old 05-07-2009, 01:02 PM
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love Patty Loveless' voice...goosebumps...
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=e3IrnNAweM0


another moving one...
http://www.cmt.com/videos/rosanne-ca...it-comes.jhtml

another moving one...
http://www.cmt.com/videos/loretta-ly...eing-mrs.jhtml


and one with a whole lot of movement...
http://www.cmt.com/videos/kellie-pic...or-swift.jhtml
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Old 05-08-2009, 05:17 AM
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here's Alison Krauss demonstrating that talent is not evenly distributed amongst the population.....

http://www.cmt.com/videos/alison-kra...ple-love.jhtml
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Old 05-08-2009, 11:51 AM
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Since you do some Kenny Chesney songs, I do "Anything but Mine" My kids that hate country like that song, though they're not fond of the country twang voice of his. I dont' sing with a twang....
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Old 05-08-2009, 01:23 PM
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Ghost Riders in the Sky -- Stan Jones
Desperadoes Waiting for a Train -- Guy Clark
Lovesick Blues -- Cliff Friend & Irving Mills
Soldier's Joy, 1864 -- Guy Clark
I'm Just an Old Chunk of Coal -- Billy Joe Shaver

Actually, anything by Guy Clark & Billy Joe Shaver
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Old 05-08-2009, 01:41 PM
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Haven't seen "When I Stop Dreaming" by the Louvin brothers.

A couple of corrections: "Pancho and Lefty" and "Blue Eyes Crying in the Rain" were covered by Willie, but he didn't write them. "Pancho and Lefty" was written by Townes Van Zandt and "Blue Eyes Crying in the Rain" was written by Fred Rose sometime in the '40s. Willie's cover is the best of "Blue Eyes Crying in the Rain" IMO.

When it comes to Townes, no one can top hiim performing his own songs. I've been sitting here on break at a temp job listening to "Live at the Old Quarter" on my MP3 player. Recorded almost 33 years ago and still timeless.
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Old 05-08-2009, 01:58 PM
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Sunday Mornin' Comin' Down - Kris Kristofferson
One of the greatest lines ever written in a song:

I woke up Sunday morning with no way to hold my head that didn't hurt
The beer I had for breakfast wasn't bad... so I had one more for desert!
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Old 05-08-2009, 02:04 PM
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When it comes to Townes, no one can top hiim performing his own songs. I've been sitting here on break at a temp job listening to "Live at the Old Quarter" on my MP3 player. Recorded almost 33 years ago and still timeless.
I love Townes so please don't take this as "picking a fight" but I love the cover of "No Place to Fall" performed by the "Little Willies" (a group that includes vocals by Norah Jones). If you get a chace to listen to it I think you might like it better than Townes version. He is great though. I play lots of his songs.
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Old 05-08-2009, 02:15 PM
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I love Townes so please don't take this as "picking a fight" but I love the cover of "No Place to Fall" performed by the "Little Willies" (a group that includes vocals by Norah Jones). If you get a chace to listen to it I think you might like it better than Townes version. He is great though. I play lots of his songs.
I play a lot of his songs as well and would never take what you said as picking a fight. Don't get me wrong, I like other people's covers of Townes' songs. I heard him live a bunch here in Austin and just got used to his whole persona and delivery. One of my favorite places to hear him was a dive down on 5th street called Spellman's. Cover was only a couple of bucks and beer was less than a dollar for a Lone Star Longneck. I'd have savored the moments a lot more if only. . .
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Old 05-08-2009, 08:04 PM
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12. If I Can't Be Number One In Life,Then Number Two On You.

11. If The Phone Don't Ring, You'll Know It's Me.

10. How Can I Miss You If You Won't Go Away?

9. I Liked You Better Before I Got to Know You So Well.

8. I'm Still Missing You Baby, But My Aim's Gettin' Better.

7. I'll Marry You Tomorrow But Let's Honeymoon Tonight.

6. I'm So Miserable Without You, It's Like You're Still Here.

5. If I Had Shot You When I first Wanted To, I'd Be Out Of Prison by Now

4. My Wife Ran Off With My Best Friend And I Sure Do Miss Him.

3. She Got The Ring And I Got The Finger.

2. You're The Reason Our Kids Are So Ugly.

1. How Can I Kiss Those Lips at Night When They've Been Chewin' My *** All Day Long?


And some More....

Get Your Biscuits In The Oven And Your Buns In The Bed

Mama Get The Hammer (There's A Fly On Papa's Head)

Or its reverse....
Get the Hammer Mama, There's a Head on Papa's Fly

She Got The Gold Mine And I Got The Shaft

Beauty is Only Skin Deep, but Ugly Goes Clean to the Bone

He's got a Way with Women...and He's Just got Away with Mine

I Want a Beer as Cold as My Ex-Wife's Heart

I Kissed Her On the Lips, and Left Her Behind for You

Now that's Country!!!
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Old 05-08-2009, 09:35 PM
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Default C'Mon Guys! Country Guitar Songs! Not Vocals!

Aloha,

C'mon. You'all oughta be all over this one. Country guitar songs, not just country!

Norman Blake - Church Street Blues

Doc Watson/ Norman Blake/ Tony Rice - Salt Creek

Tony Rice - Manzanita

Merle Travis -Nine-Pound Hammer

Dan Crary - Cherokee

Doc Watson -Arkansas Traveler

There are a million more!

Get that big Tri-Pick out and come up with some songs here!

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Old 05-08-2009, 10:09 PM
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Default Salt Creek: The Best Country Guitar Song of All Time - Rice, Black & Watson

Aloha.

Salt Creek is the best guitar country song of all time. Doc Watson, Norman blake and Tony Rice. Just three guitars friends on a classic fiddle tune from the 1800's!

I couldn't get the link to download here. But please check it out.

Oh Yeah? Name one better!

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Old 05-10-2009, 02:17 PM
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All C&W music from, not including modern country, back in time to Gene Autry and back further are great played on any instrument. Old country tunes sound great on accordion and the piano. As I am re-learning guitar I play all old country tunes.

Let's not forget bluegrass, folk, and old mountain music.

Wow, all of the above is such great stuff for an acoustic guitar.

Yes, I am an old bugger - do you remember the tune that starts out "There stands the glass, it's my first one today, it'll ease all my pain. . .and something like that. It is the first country song that I can remember hearing on radio.
That would be Webb Pierce. Great song. Great singer.
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