"If You Don't Like Hank Williams" as written by and Kristoffer Kristofferson....
I dig Bobby Dylan and I dig Johnny Cash
And I think Waylon Jennings is a table thumpin' smash
And hearin' Joni Mitchell feels as good as smokin' grass
And if you don't like Hank Williams, honey, you can kiss my ass

[Chorus:]
'Cause I think what they've done is well worth doin'
And they're doin' it the best way that they can
You're the only one that you are screwin'
When you put down what you don't understand
I said, I dig Roger Miller, Merle Haggard; George Jones
Shotgun Willie Nelson and them rockin' Rollin' Stones
And Jerry Lee's still gotta be the coolest in the class
And if you don't like Hank Williams, honey, you can kiss my ass.

[Chorus:]

'Cause I think what they've done is well worth doin'
And they're doin' it the best way that they can
You're the only one that you are screwin'
When you put down what you don't understand
Forgot to say John Prine, Neil Young, Lyle Lovett (God bless him), Chris
Gantry, Jerry Jeff Walker, and David Allen Coe...


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"If You Don't Like Hank Williams" as written by Kristoffer Kristofferson

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    General CommentThis song is directed to Kris' mother who disowned him when Kris ditched the being a Captain in the Army, the teaching English gig at US Military Academy {West Point} and what ended up to be his family in lieu of going to Nashville and landing a job as a janitor at Columbia records while chasing his dream of being a songwriter.

    Kris' dad, Lars, it should be mentioned, was a retired Major General {2-Star General} and giving everything all up to chase, in her mind, a pipe dream was more than his mom could bear.
    catmeton October 05, 2015   Link

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