"Listen to a Country Song" as written by Jim Messina and Alan Garth....
It's Saturday night and my daddy's up late
Pickin' with my Uncle Bill
The neighbors don't mind 'cause they have a good time
Sippin' on my pappy's still
Old brother Dan's got a fiddle in his hand
Momma's on the mandolin
When the music is right and the band gets tight
You ought-a see 'em pick and grin

And everybody starts movin'
To the sound of the guitar strums
And everybody starts groovin'
To the beat of the rhythm and drums
So come along and let yourself really go

While the feeling is good
Just sip that wine, have a really good time
And listen to a country song

Old Sheriff Brown he never comes around
Knocking on the old back door
As a matter of fact you can find him in the act
Pickin on the old banjo
Second cousin Jack sneaks up from the back
Tries to get to sister Sue
Well she throws him on the ground without turning around
'Cause she knows a lotta jujitsu


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"Listen to a Country Song" as written by Jim Messina Alan Garth

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    General Comment"Old Sheriff Brown,
    he never comes around knockin on the old back door.
    As a matter of fact you can find him out back,
    pickin on his ole banjo.
    Second cousin Jack sneaks up from the back.
    Tryin to get at Sister Sue.
    Well she tossed him on the ground,
    without turnin around,
    because she knows a lot of jujitsu!"

    Scotty
    scottyboydon January 25, 2018   Link
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    General CommentAs a special treat to L&M fans....
    The instrumental song on the live album is titled "Just Before the News" and was the opening theme music to "The CBS Evening News with Walter Cronkite"
    Hence the song name!
    Scotty
    scottyboydon January 25, 2018   Link
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    General Comment"I told my woman that I'd only be gone for a couple of days.
    I had a friend who was in need of a guitar picker in the worst ways!
    (In the worst ways!)
    Well I kissed that woman goodbye,
    and she yelled out as I drove by...
    Don't you let me catch you stayin in a Holiday Hotel!
    Well I bought myself a ticket on the LA Express
    I was destined for Modesto.
    When I met my Navy buddy he said
    I need you!
    And I said
    fine friend!
    Well he told me that he had a surprize,
    but what I didn't know I finally surmised.
    I was standin there holdin a key to a Holiday Hotel!

    ((interlude))

    I was awakened in the mornin,
    by the ringin of the phone,
    it was the hotel operator
    I got a message from my friend
    who'd checked out
    he said
    I'll see you later,
    bye bye now!
    He ran out before he'd paid me my bread
    I remembered what my baby had said
    Don't you let me catch you stayin in a Holiday Hotel!
    Don't you let me catch you stayin in a Holiday Hotel!"

    Scotty
    scottyboydon January 25, 2018   Link
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    General CommentThe missing line with the "????" is "out by the creek in the woods"
    Scotty
    scottyboydon January 25, 2018   Link

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