Travelin’ Music to carry us to the cheatin’ side of town

The first song ever written was a love song. You know, somebody pledging their ever-lasting love and fidelity to somebody else.

The second song ever written was a cheatin’ song, complaining about the lyin’ SOB who wrote the first song.

Given recent events, it’s time to pay homage to the second oldest song topic. I’ve invited the great Miss Kitty Wells to kick off the evening’s festivities, performing a song dedicated to Paula Broadwell and all the other honky-tonk angels out there, wherever you are.

– Jay Bookman

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ByteMe - Got ilk?

November 16th, 2012
4:55 pm

josef

November 16th, 2012
4:55 pm

Dunno why, but this is the first to come to mind…

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Jt5S9Dbz9nw

Keep Up the Good Fight!

November 16th, 2012
5:00 pm

Well after the love song and the cheatin song….there is always the “I don’t care no more, I’m moving on” song — http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GHq87F2fS-s

Simple Truths

November 16th, 2012
5:01 pm

GraceT

November 16th, 2012
5:03 pm

Good one, Jay.

Georgia

November 16th, 2012
5:06 pm

My one horse town aint got no cheatin side. Saw Lincoln. zzzzz Opens very awkwardly and it takes a half hour to get comfortable with the very long movie. You can admire the cinematography, but a You Tube video of a cat in a Lincoln beard and hat wouda been just as good, sorry.

Georgia

November 16th, 2012
5:08 pm

Kity Wells’ phrasing!!!

Redneck Convert (R--and proud of it)

November 16th, 2012
5:11 pm

Well, that ain’t a Movin’ On song. Now old Hank Snow could sing a Movin’ On song. Hank Snow–my kind of drunk. The more drunk he got the nicer he got. Heading to Billy Bob’s now. I’m Movin’ On:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ti4G1AX0v-g

Matti

November 16th, 2012
5:11 pm

The one you sing in the shower afterward:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ll6LLGePYwM

Heh…

0311/8541/5811/1811/1801

November 16th, 2012
5:17 pm

Paul

November 16th, 2012
5:17 pm

Jay, you are on an all-time roll today!

Nicely done.

0311/8541/5811/1811/1801

November 16th, 2012
5:18 pm

josef:

Did you see this the other day ?

Heard this on the radio today.

“Definition of a Jewish Holiday:

1) They tried to desroy us.
2) They failed.
3) Let’s eat !”

josef

November 16th, 2012
5:20 pm

Hey, David P., life is tough, but you get by…

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HApbmtryRYk

Finn de Siècle (The System isn't Broken; It's Fixed)

November 16th, 2012
5:20 pm

LOL! My man is cheatin’ and there’s no lead in my twinkies, yet!

Send them jobs to china!

Aquagirl

November 16th, 2012
5:22 pm

Senior Digits, that is….interesting.

Paul

November 16th, 2012
5:22 pm

Somehow, I think Mrs. Petraeus is gonna go this route.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DwBirf4BWew

Although half of 135 grand a year wouldn’t be a bad send-off package.

josef

November 16th, 2012
5:24 pm

SCOUT

Saw that…it about sums it up…

Finn de Siècle (The System isn't Broken; It's Fixed)

November 16th, 2012
5:26 pm

err, Chiner, not China…

godless heathen - Support Small Business Saturday

November 16th, 2012
5:29 pm

Oh hell yeah. A theme with so many great tunes.

http://youtu.be/cJzuJ4VGL0A

Daddy left them soakin up the sawdust on the floor.

0311/8541/5811/1811/1801

November 16th, 2012
5:29 pm

josef:

…………… and it will continue (as in current events) until Messiah returns !

Keep Up the Good Fight!

November 16th, 2012
5:30 pm

Aquagirl — now the song does not mean much…but the title should scare the heck out of you. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-wv81scHf9I&feature=related

Fred ™

November 16th, 2012
5:30 pm

godless heathen - Support Small Business Saturday

November 16th, 2012
5:32 pm

JamVet

November 16th, 2012
5:36 pm

For all of the titillating mistresses and salacious generals

The baddest Dutch band ever…

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=a1sf2CzEq0w

Jay

November 16th, 2012
5:36 pm

Funny you should post that, heathen. Many years ago, I was walking up the back stairwell of a Vegas hotel and as I’m climbing up, I can hear this couple coming down the stairs up above, and they’re fussin’ and feudin’ and fightin’ up a storm. The whole stairwell is echoing.

And then I turn the corner and they see me and we pass each other and everybody’s quiet and embarrassed.

It was Tanya Tucker and Glen Campbell.

josef

November 16th, 2012
5:38 pm

Keep Up the Good Fight!

November 16th, 2012
5:39 pm

Well I was looking for another song but I ran across this one for all our Conspiriness posters: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TaWt6Vu0evs

Fred ™

November 16th, 2012
5:39 pm

Of course in this video, the cheater is caught In flagrante delicto: how can someone sing like an angel about cheating?

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=G0nA74_0K30&list=PL989550654E4B70EA&index=9&feature=plpp_video

Common Sense isn't very Common

November 16th, 2012
5:40 pm

indigo

November 16th, 2012
5:43 pm

indigo

November 16th, 2012
5:45 pm

Jay – 5:36

I thought what happens in Vegas stays in Vegas.

JamVet

November 16th, 2012
5:46 pm

Redneck Convert (R--and proud of it)

November 16th, 2012
5:47 pm

Well, old Lefty could tell you when it’s over and about time to move on:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CylR5EDr9Uo

josef

November 16th, 2012
5:47 pm

Well, we know one thing…Mme Petraeus ain’t from Coal Country…

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8_wwP8UZR1o

josef

November 16th, 2012
5:47 pm

JAY

Great story! :-)

Common Sense isn't very Common

November 16th, 2012
5:48 pm

keep

That was great.

:-)

td

November 16th, 2012
5:48 pm

Can not have a good loving/cheating song without adding George “he stopped loving her today”

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1R2F9f2Cl6Y

Fred ™

November 16th, 2012
5:49 pm

They always say they’re sorry, but the truth is, they really don’t give a fat rat’s ass. Just take your “love” and hit the road………..

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=G0nA74_0K30&list=PL989550654E4B70EA&index=9&feature=plpp_video

Paul

November 16th, 2012
5:50 pm

godless heathen

Yeah, and when she does that, she may just do this

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=i2o9-jmtNoU

and ohmhygosh, doesn’t Roy Rogers sound like George Bush?

Fred ™

November 16th, 2012
5:50 pm

Keep Up the Good Fight!

November 16th, 2012
5:39 pm

Well I was looking for another song but I ran across this one for all our Conspiriness posters: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TaWt6Vu0evs
+++++++++++++++++++++++++++

You got that from me didn’t you lol? I love that song. If you read teh comments you’ll see several by me “Bubba2112.”

Corbin Sharpe. I think, therefore I am...I think

November 16th, 2012
5:50 pm

JamVet

November 16th, 2012
5:51 pm

I’m a back door man
The men don’t know
But the little girl understand

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NaS-EydfJ3g

Kamchak ~ Thug from the Steppes

November 16th, 2012
5:52 pm

josef

November 16th, 2012
5:52 pm

GOOD FIGHT

That was great!!!!

Fred ™

November 16th, 2012
5:53 pm

And of course NO ONE does “pissed off, jilted woman” like Alanis……….

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NPcyTyilmYY&list=PL989550654E4B70EA&index=12

JamVet

November 16th, 2012
5:55 pm

Sure seems that adultery is popular, huh?

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RA-4F6l-jr4

Corbin Sharpe. I think, therefore I am...I think

November 16th, 2012
5:57 pm

Kamchak ~ Thug from the Steppes

November 16th, 2012
5:57 pm

Corbin Sharpe. I think, therefore I am...I think

November 16th, 2012
5:58 pm

josef

November 16th, 2012
5:58 pm

Common Sense

:-)

Keep Up the Good Fight!

November 16th, 2012
5:59 pm

Thanks Corbin, but leave my ex out of this :D

Fred, why does that not surprise me :D I thought you were a band member.

Common Sense isn't very Common

November 16th, 2012
6:00 pm

this was done last year around this time of year :-)

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UFL-yOo2ELA

Corbin Sharpe. I think, therefore I am...I think

November 16th, 2012
6:01 pm

Fred ™

November 16th, 2012
6:02 pm

Of course Alanis Morissette wasn’t the original “pissed off jilted women to get graphic about it. I’ll be surprised if even Jamvet has heard this one……… even though he likes that stuff from across the pond…….

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BZvF0B92Qg8&list=PL989550654E4B70EA&index=54

Tundra Dude

November 16th, 2012
6:04 pm

Honky Tonk Angels….. song must be like Really old?
Never forget my fav Honky Tonk babe (no angel)
in a waterfront bar, L.A. harbor,

Brandi you’re a fine girl
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ep7FWnbAaCI

“he came, on a summers day,
bringin’ gifts from far away,
but he made it clear he couldn’t stay,
no harbor was his home”

Redneck Convert (R--and proud of it)

November 16th, 2012
6:05 pm

And after it’s over comes that lonely feeling. Sing it, Emmylou:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Bbaz_T6BN3g

Mary J. Blige

November 16th, 2012
6:05 pm

godless heathen - Support Small Business Saturday

November 16th, 2012
6:06 pm

Fred. Nobody. No-BODY sings a sad and pitiful song like Allison.

A song about honor among cheats.

http://youtu.be/tA3RKUHhN5A

Corbin Sharpe. I think, therefore I am...I think

November 16th, 2012
6:09 pm

Kamchak ~ Thug from the Steppes

November 16th, 2012
6:09 pm

Bobby Bland

November 16th, 2012
6:11 pm

midtownguy

November 16th, 2012
6:12 pm

Joseph: Every man I ever loved was married, gay or dead. Thank goodness the current one isn’t dead.

Jay

November 16th, 2012
6:12 pm

Redneck, if anybody could pull a Paula Broadwell on me, a happily married man of 33 years, it would be EmmyLou.

“Hah. As if she’d be interested,” my wife would say….

josef

November 16th, 2012
6:14 pm

Corbin Sharpe. I think, therefore I am...I think

November 16th, 2012
6:14 pm

Last one ’sketti’s on and the vino’s poured.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ejg-22i4VYQ&feature=related

Fred ™

November 16th, 2012
6:15 pm

One thing you can say about Georgia. We have a bunch of folks that are really good at the turn of a phrase. Take this Georgia boy:

I said the day you left me, nothin’ worse could ever happen, but seeing you with someone else proved that I was wrong.

And when you eyes met mine I knew that you were gone forever, along with all the reason, I had for hanging on.

I’d be better off, in a pine box, on a slow train back to Georgia, or in the grey walls of a prison doing time.

I think I’d rather die and go to hell and face the devil. Than to lie here with you and him, together in my mind………..

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=A9Qaf7yXLZE

Common Sense isn't very Common

November 16th, 2012
6:16 pm

Georgia on my mind...

November 16th, 2012
6:18 pm

Tundra Dude

November 16th, 2012
6:18 pm

Josef:
Emmylou Harris – Queen of the Silver Dollar

Good Wun, thankx.
Been there, done that, many times.
(around closing time, they didn’t have to be Royalty)

Corbin Sharpe. I think, therefore I am...I think

November 16th, 2012
6:19 pm

Really the last one…thought of this one when I was putting onion on the salad…

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ls2lC7DQFMI

Fred ™

November 16th, 2012
6:21 pm

And this one goes out to our more melanin enhanced blog brother, Brocephus. I’m sure he would play it were he here:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6MXoO9phS8A&feature=related

midtownguy

November 16th, 2012
6:23 pm

Jay: very unlike your encounter with Tanya and Glen, I had one with Emmylou. It was at night in Montgomery Alabama at the Civil RIght memorial. I looked up at this silver-haired goddess in the moonlight who said “Isn’t this both sad and beautiful?” I was speechless.

one and only

November 16th, 2012
6:25 pm

u never told us the story of glenn and tanya, how come,,who is emmy luu or whatever?

Redneck Convert (R--and proud of it)

November 16th, 2012
6:26 pm

Redneck, if anybody could pull a Paula Broadwell on me, a happily married man of 33 years, it would be EmmyLou.

Well, me too, even if I was dead certain the missus was going to twist me up like a pretzel and nail me to the front door later. The older that woman gets the better she looks.

godless heathen - Support Small Business Saturday

November 16th, 2012
6:28 pm

josef. I don’t mind waking up older. As long as I wake up.

Jay

November 16th, 2012
6:30 pm

“u never told us the story of glenn and tanya, how come,,who is emmy luu or whatever?

Momma, I know this will be hard to take, but there are many stories I never told you. :>)

EmmyLou is EmmyLou Harris: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RG1qTFZSiAM

Jay

November 16th, 2012
6:31 pm

Midtown:

Trade ya?

josef

November 16th, 2012
6:32 pm

Mary J

One of my top ten favorite flicks, favorite songs from it, and favorite scene…Unmentionable and i were talking about it just this a,m. Thanks!

MIDTOWN

Unmentionable is not dead, he only sleeps…

Fred ™

November 16th, 2012
6:32 pm

While there have been some really good songs, I think there are some here who have never really had their heart broken. I envy you. Whoever said it’s better to have loved and lost than to never loved at all was a dumb ass. I tried to find Willie’s version of this song but I lost the album, never found it on disc, and it’s not on youtube so we’ll let Lee sing it.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kZ8z2K4kIVM

liberal hack

November 16th, 2012
6:32 pm

godless heathen - Support Small Business Saturday

November 16th, 2012
6:33 pm

From Ms. Broadwell to Ms. Petraeus:

http://youtu.be/zmN9EXf5_to

Mary J. Blige

November 16th, 2012
6:37 pm

josef, that is one of my favorites also..I like this one too….reminds me of the time that I was going through a bad relationship…

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xulTcdtf4eU

josef

November 16th, 2012
6:37 pm

Well, as Emmylou would say, sometimes sh*t happens…

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2N76aB4Reuc

Mary J. Blige

November 16th, 2012
6:37 pm

josef, that is one of my favorites also..I like this one too….reminds me of the time that I was going through a bad relationship…

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xulTcdtf4eU

josef

November 16th, 2012
6:37 pm

Well, as Emmylou would say, sometimes sh*t happens…

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2N76aB4Reuc

Fred ™

November 16th, 2012
6:45 pm

Time to cook. One last one:

Come up on different streets they both were streets of shame
Both dirty both mean yes and the dream was just the same
And I dreamed your dream for you and now your dream is real
How can you look at me as if I was just another one of your deals?

When you can fall for chains of silver you can fall for chains of gold
You can fall for pretty strangers and the promises they hold
You promised me everything you promised me thick and thin yeah
Now you just say oh Romeo yeah you know I used to have a scene with him

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=W9MzrirPrCI&list=PL989550654E4B70EA&index=6

Kamchak ~ Thug from the Steppes

November 16th, 2012
6:45 pm

I think there are some here who have never really had their heart broken. I envy you. Whoever said it’s better to have loved and lost than to never loved at all was a dumb ass.

A-feakin’-men, Fred.

This is how it always is with me — I’m in love, it’s full throttle, flyin’ high with after burners on. But I don’t see that mountain until it’s to late and then: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aGCdvLva6js

midtownguy

November 16th, 2012
6:46 pm

Jay: The next night when I went to see her show, she closed with “Abraham, Martin and John” after telling the audience how moved she had been by the memorial. Both the voice and soul of an angel.

Redneck Convert (R--and proud of it)

November 16th, 2012
6:46 pm

Back when Emmylou was getting started, a bigshot record executive told her if she’d get a really hot band he might record her. So Emmylou—no dummy herself, for she was valedictorian of her high school class and a scholarship winner at the University of North Carolina—went out and got the best musicians available. They included the Englishman Albert Lee, the fellow playing lead guitar in Tulsa Queen. Albert might be, along with Grady Martin, the finest guitarman that ever lived. Emmylou herself said of him, “When Saint Peter asks me to chronicle my time down here on earth, I’ll be able to say (with pride if that’s allowed) that for a while I played rhythm guitar in a band with Albert Lee.” You probably saw Albert Lee playing lead guitar on the reunion tour of the Everly Brothers.

Anyhow, since she was asked to get a hot band, the only name for it was The Hot Band. And the rest is history.

Jay

November 16th, 2012
6:53 pm

Y’all gotta expand your genres here. You got the blues’ version of the cheatin’ song:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RBd4PPZV6QI&feature=fvwrel

godless heathen - Support Small Business Saturday

November 16th, 2012
6:53 pm

Sweet Revenge.

While there may have been a question about ? in 1966….

http://youtu.be/R7uC5m-IRns

by 2011, I’d say there was no question.

http://youtu.be/XeolH-kzx4c

josef

November 16th, 2012
6:54 pm

Aw, why not have a little culchure here…

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Z0PMq4XGtZ4

Jay

November 16th, 2012
6:54 pm

Kamchak ~ Thug from the Steppes

November 16th, 2012
6:59 pm

An obscure 70s band from the Raleigh-Durham area:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dXvFX_XDpRw

josef

November 16th, 2012
7:02 pm

HEATHEN

Well you just ruined one of my boyhood wet dreams! :-)

Broadwell, so over you....

November 16th, 2012
7:03 pm

josef

November 16th, 2012
7:05 pm

Okay, from the disco era…the classic type 3 song

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZBR2G-iI3-I

A thousand stars for the honky-tonk angels

November 16th, 2012
7:10 pm

And yet another angel

November 16th, 2012
7:12 pm

godless heathen - Support Small Business Saturday

November 16th, 2012
7:14 pm

every time I get on YouTube I end watching all these long forgotten songs/videos. The list on the right side of the 96 Tears clip.

Small Faces, OutSider, The Hombres, Looking Glass, The Seeds, Music Machine, Sam the Sham and the Pharohs

Just incredible that these old clips are available for us now.