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Perfect Country Western Song

Posted in Undogegorized by chamblee54 on November 25, 2008

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PG walked down New Peachtree Road. This is Atlanta, where there are a couple of hundred roads named Peachtree. No one seems to mind that most of the peach farms are south of Macon. The peaches grow a lot better there. They fuzz comes in heavier, and the pits are pittier. One time Dagwood Bumstead asked why peaches have fuzz. His wife Blondie said, if they has arms they could shave. PG was walking down the road in the rain, with a freight train going down the tracks in a southern direction. This is forty percent of the ingredients for the perfect country and western song.

When PG was younger and drunker, there was a place on Clairmont Road called the watering hole. He would go there, drink beer, play pool, and have a good old time. As was the custom in such facilities, there was a jukebox. The patrons put money in the box and played the songs that they wanted to hear. A favorite was “you never even called me by my name” There is a little spoken part, where David Allan Coe talks about the perfect country and western song. This song must talk about rain, Momma, trains, trucks, prison, and gettin’ drunk.

New Peachtree Road has this gravel yard where the eighteen wheelers come and go. There was a big rig backing into place when PG walked by, and he may have heard the truck bump into a trailer. PG walked in the rain, between the train, and a big rig going bump against the trailer. The problem was, Momma’s gone, PG doesn’t get drunk, and prison is too much work. So much for the perfect country western song.

The songwriter is Steve Goodman. He gave a show at the Last Resort in Athens GA, that a friend of PG attended. Mr. Goodman tells a story about performing on a train, during a series of concerts supporting Hubert Humphrey. It seems like Mr. Goodman had to use the restroom on the train. Now, in those days, the trains did not use holding tanks, but just ejected the matter by the tracks as they rode by. Mr. Goodman was told, do not flush the commode while the train is in the station. Mr. Goodman forgot the instructions. Mr. Humphrey said ” I am going to give the people of this country what they deserve”, Mr. Goodman flushed the commode, and sprayed the crowd. PG is not sure if he believes this, but it is a good story.

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  1. My Song Lyrics said, on February 7, 2010 at 1:15 am

    “Annoying Noises Prohibited”

    I wonder if they can define what an annoying noise is? I don’t think I can.

  2. Arlo Guthrie And Ralph Reed « Chamblee54 said, on November 29, 2010 at 5:02 pm

    […] New Orleans” was written by Steve Goodman, who is no longer with us. Mr. Goodman also wrote the perfect country and western song . PG heard a story about Steve Goodman. “The songwriter is Steve Goodman. He gave a show at […]

  3. Two Stories « Chamblee54 said, on November 25, 2012 at 10:16 am

    […] production is two stories from 2008. PG walked down New Peachtree Road. This is Atlanta, where there are a couple of hundred […]

  4. Two Stories | Chamblee54 said, on November 15, 2016 at 2:28 pm

    […] production is two stories from 2008. PG walked down New Peachtree Road. This is Atlanta, where there are a couple of hundred […]

  5. Arlo Guthrie | Chamblee54 said, on November 7, 2017 at 11:55 am

    […] New Orleans” was written by Steve Goodman, who is no longer with us. Mr. Goodman also wrote the perfect country and western song . PG heard a story about Steve Goodman. “The songwriter is Steve Goodman. He gave a show at […]


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