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BarbraG
Windchimer

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Posted - 03/29/2007 :  12:42:39  Show Profile  Edit Topic  Reply with Quote  View user's IP address  Delete Topic
" I Used To Be Somebody "

Can you let me have a dollar, the old man asked of me -
It won't buy what it used to, but I know that, you see .
I can stretch it, cause I have to -- it wasn't always this way.
See, I used to be somebody, way back in my day.

My home is on the highways and byways of this land,
But, back when I was 20, the world was in my hands.
I knew where I was going, which fork in the road I'd take
Yes, I used to be somebody, I built me quite a stake.

I used to be a singer, and a good songwriter, too
I traveled with the best of them, I knew just what to do
But, life isn't always kind when you think you're on the top
I sure used to be somebody, thought fame would never stop

And, then one day, some new young blood wandered into town
They changed old country music into a weird new rockin' sound.
The DJ's wouldn't play the music I wrote for ol' George Jones
They didn't like the steel guitar and it's mournful, crying moans.

Someone wrote a song -- called it "Sold American", and then
I understood just what he said, and I just laid down my pen..
When they ask me why I wander on the streets I call my home
I say, "I used to be somebody, I'll sing you one sad song"
I used to be somebody, I'll sing you just one song.

by Barbra Griffin
March 29, 2007 3:38 EST

Made a change . . 11 April 2007 1:32 a.m. EST
BarbraG




Edited by - BarbraG on 06/15/2021 23:08:19

larry larry
Firefly

USA
3852 Posts

Posted - 03/29/2007 :  18:05:19  Show Profile  Edit Reply  Reply with Quote  View user's IP address  Delete Reply
As before, when I saw the title, all I could think of is Dave Franklin.
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BarbraG
Windchimer

1825 Posts

Posted - 03/29/2007 :  18:43:12  Show Profile  Edit Reply  Reply with Quote  View user's IP address  Delete Reply
Hey LarryLarry
Who is Dave ?
Barbra
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Craig
Firefly

Kyrgyzstan
3794 Posts

Posted - 03/29/2007 :  19:21:07  Show Profile  Edit Reply  Reply with Quote  View user's IP address  Delete Reply
"Dave's not here!"

Craig

(I guess I listened to too much Cheech and Chong in my younger years.)
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BarbraG
Windchimer

1825 Posts

Posted - 03/29/2007 :  23:34:44  Show Profile  Edit Reply  Reply with Quote  View user's IP address  Delete Reply
Oh, nooooooo, Mr. Bill, not Cheech and Chong. Oh nooooooooo !!

Dave's not here. Dave's not there. Is Dave anywhere ? If Dave isn't here, then Dave must be there. I'm so confused.

BarbraG
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larry larry
Firefly

USA
3852 Posts

Posted - 03/30/2007 :  10:41:10  Show Profile  Edit Reply  Reply with Quote  View user's IP address  Delete Reply
quote:
Originally posted by BarbraG

Hey LarryLarry
Who is Dave ?
Barbra



Dave was a really good friend of Mickey and that is all I can think of that's good. Maybe Ernie can add something.
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Doug L
Firefly

Canada
5446 Posts

Posted - 03/30/2007 :  11:06:00  Show Profile  Visit Doug L's Homepage  Edit Reply  Reply with Quote  View user's IP address  Delete Reply
Barbara, Dave and LarryLarry are really the same
person ~ it's an old gag, sprung on every newcomer
since the porch was built. They're really quite
harmless. It's Bud and his wild gal-pal, Banderas
Babs, that you've got to worry about. That and
the occasional cannon fire from Cave Creek. Who
says chickens can't fly? And Craic, that Dave line
from C&C had me on the floor ~ haven't heard that
since the last time I was cross-eyed!



http://www.myspace.com/mickeynewbury
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larry larry
Firefly

USA
3852 Posts

Posted - 03/30/2007 :  13:10:22  Show Profile  Edit Reply  Reply with Quote  View user's IP address  Delete Reply
quote:
Originally posted by Doug L

Barbara, Dave and LarryLarry are really the same
person ~ it's an old gag, sprung on every newcomer
since the porch was built. They're really quite
harmless. It's Bud and his wild gal-pal, Banderas
Babs, that you've got to worry about. That and
the occasional cannon fire from Cave Creek. Who
says chickens can't fly? And Craic, that Dave line
from C&C had me on the floor ~ haven't heard that
since the last time I was cross-eyed!



http://www.myspace.com/mickeynewbury

Was that Barbara, that I heard, just canceling her reservations? Do you see why Doug writes good songs? Because if he can't rhyme it he sucks at communicating.

Edited by - larry larry on 03/30/2007 13:17:15
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Karen Runk
Firefly

USA
4925 Posts

Posted - 03/30/2007 :  14:31:53  Show Profile  Edit Reply  Send Karen Runk an AOL message  Reply with Quote  View user's IP address  Delete Reply
Poor Barbra.....she is scratching her head right now trying to figure this out.

You gotta be there, Barb.

Karen Runk
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Jonmark
Windchimer

USA
1791 Posts

Posted - 03/30/2007 :  19:51:11  Show Profile  Visit Jonmark's Homepage  Edit Reply  Reply with Quote  View user's IP address  Delete Reply
Loved the song, Barbara. Thanks.
Have you ever heard Kinky Friedman's "Sold American"?
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Lib
Swinger

USA
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Posted - 03/30/2007 :  20:01:05  Show Profile  Edit Reply  Send Lib a Yahoo! Message  Reply with Quote  View user's IP address  Delete Reply
I love it, Barbra.You are so talented.
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