Tuesday, August 5, 2008

You Make Me Smile



Pat @ Mille Fiori Favoriti has done it again...twice! She gave me the cutest "You Make Me Smile" award and she's tagged me. This is such a sweet award that I'd like to pass it along to every single person who is on my blogroll and everyone who is reading today, too. Pardon me for not informing you in advance...another delayed post. So, please, snag it and share it with everyone on your blogroll, too; everyone deserves this one. I've yet to visit a blog that didn't make me smile.

And the tag is this: Name Five Songs that You Are Embarrassed to Sing. Okay, I'm going to tweak this one a bit because, even though I am told that I sing embarrassing songs, I am NOT embarrassed to sing them. John, however, sings quite a few that embarrass me...especially when he sings them in public. Ackkkkk!

1. On the Cover of the Rolling Stone

"We're big rock singers...we've got golden fingers And we're loved everywhere we go We sing about beauty and we sing about truth At ten thousand dollars a show We take all kind of pills to give us all kind of thrills But the thrill we've never known Is the thrill that'll get you when you get your picture On the cover of the Rolling Stone." (Did I say ackkkkk?)

2. A Tombstone Every Mile

All you big and burly men who roll the trucks along Better listen, you'll be thankful when you hear my song You have really got it made, if you're haulin' goods Anyplace on earth but those Hainesville Woods It's a stretch of road up north in Maine That's never, ever, ever seen a smile If they buried all the truckers lost in them Woods There'd be a tombstone every mile Count 'em off, there'd be a tombstone every mile When you're loaded with potatoes and you're headed down You've gotta drive the Woods to get to Boston town When it's winter up in Maine, better check it over twice That Hainesville road is just a ribbon of ice It's a stretch of road up north in Maine That's never, ever, ever seen a smile If they buried all the truckers lost in them Woods There'd be a tombstone every mile Count 'em off, there'd be a tombstone every mile When you're talkin' to a trucker that's been haulin' goods Down that stretch of road in Maine they call the Hainesville Woods He'll tell you that dying and goin' down below Won't be half as bad as driving on that road of ice and snow It's a stretch of road up north in Maine That's never, ever, ever seen a smile If they buried all the truckers lost in them Woods There'd be a tombstone every mile Count 'em off, there'd be a tombstone every mile (Uh huh, acccckkkkk!)

3. The Wreck of the Edmund Fitzgerald

Actually, I'm pretty impressed with his memory on this one...14 stanzas and he knows at least three!

4. We Got Married in a Fever sung by Johhny Cash and June Carter Cash

5. Sylvia's Mother

Sylvia's mother says Sylvia's busy, too busy to come to the phone Sylvia's mother says Sylvia's tryin' to start a new life of her own Sylvia's mother says Sylvia's happy so why don't you leave her alone And the operator says forty cents more for the next three minutes Please Mrs. Avery, I just gotta talk to her, I'll only keep her a while Please Mrs. Avery, I just wanna tell her goodbye Sylvia's mother says Sylvia's packin' she's gonna be leavin' today Sylvia's mother says Sylvia's marryin' a fella down Galveston way Sylvia's mother says please don't say nothin' to make her start cryin' and stay And the operator says forty cents more for the next three minutes Please Mrs. Avery, I just gotta talk to her, I'll only keep her a while Please Mrs. Avery, I just wanna tell her goodbye Sylvia's mother says Sylvia's hurryin' she's catchin' the nine o'clock train Sylvia's mother says take your umbrella cause Sylvie, it's startin' to rain And Sylvia's mother says thank you for callin' and sir won't you call back again And the operator says forty cents more for the next three minutes Please Mrs. Avery, I just gotta talk to her, I'll only keep her a while Please Mrs. Avery, I just wanna tell her goodbye Tell her goodbye... Please... tell her goodbye...

There's a story about his singing this one in public. Once, while waiting in a checkout line, John noticed that the cashier's name tag read "Sylvia" so he began humming the song getting it firmly entrenched in his companion's head. By the time, they had reached the cashier, the friend was singing the words aloud never noticing the cashier's name until it was too late.

Needless to say, I'm going to be on the lookout for that little trick. And if I ever start singing The Wreck of the Edmund Fitzgerald will someone please just hit me?


(Just a little added fun...John joins Johnny and June for a bit of It Ain't Me Babe)

Have a great Tuesday!

31 comments:

  1. Vee...your gone but not forgotten...I entered you for a giveaway on my blog--I'll call your style 'newly married'!

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  2. Wish I could hear the trucker song. I'm sure it should be sung with high drama. My FIL did actually haul potatoes, not from Maine but through the mountains of Pennsylvania.

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  3. That's too funny! I used to love Dr. Hook and the Medicine Show, but hadn't heard them for years. Last weekend I heard Sylvia's Mother Said for the first time in probably 20 years...It made me want to look them up on the internet. They were kind of, ummm, wild looking fellas, weren't they? No wonder my choices in music appalled my mom! LOL

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  4. I love that song by Johnny Cash and June Carter Cash...Was I surprised you and your John like this one? No :)

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  5. ♫ We got married in a fever!
    ♫ Hotter than a pepper sprout,
    ♫ We been talking 'bout Jackson,
    ♫ Ever since the fire went out!

    Uh..oh...now ya done it...that song will be in my head and on my lips all day ☺

    I love Johnny and June and have several CD's that we break out on road trips.

    Hey, and my Husband knows several verses of the Edmund Fitzgerald and was thrilled to learn to play it on his new guitar...

    I'll hush now..

    Oh...and congrats on the award and thanks for including the link to another wonderful blog!♥

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  6. I love Dr Hook. In fact I'm listening to the CD "Sloppy Seconds" right now!!!

    I cry everytime I hear the music of The Wreck of the Edmund Fitzgerald even without listening to the words. I love the music!!!

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  7. Thanks for the roaring laugh this morning. My family all now think I am crazy! I love the "Edmund Fitzgerald" and the "We Got Married in a Fever" had me doubled over. I am pretty impressed with John's repertoire!

    Blessings,
    Christi

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  8. I am only familiar with the first song so I wish there was audio to go with this post. :)

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  9. Girl you did leave a comment and if you want to play (PLEASE PLAY) please post this and leve me your address!!! Have a great day....Mary

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  10. You do make me smile, Vee! Now I'll be singing 'Sylvia's mother' all day...it's actually quite catchy. And I can't imagine why you are singing along to Johnny & June...about getting married in a fever?!!!!???

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  11. Hi Vee,

    Great songs. I now have Sylvia's mother roaring through my head-lol.

    Congrats on your award.

    hugs,
    Barb

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  12. Thanks for the award...I love it...and I love Sylvia's Mother Said...and the Wreck of the Edmund Fitzgerald...would I be embarrassed to sing them? No...Papa's got a brand new bag...not that I'd be embarrassed to sing...just playing catch today, won't blog till late tonight or early morning...depends on how good I feel...warmed over death, now that would be an improvement
    hugs
    Sandi

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  13. Hi Vee!

    I love the Wreck of the Edmund Fitzgerald - and not just because I'm a Canadian. It has such a sense of history and tells such a great tale.

    Thank you for the sweet award you have bestowed on all of us.

    Kat

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  14. Hi Vee!

    Glad you enjoyed this award and passed it on to all your readers as I did! It's too cute a drawing not to share with all!

    Loved all your songs and I actually truly love "The Wreck of the Edmund Fitzgerald" as I'm a long time time fan of Gordon Lightfoot and it is based on a real tragedy. I'm impressed that John knows a lot of the words! Bravo!

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  15. "We got married in a fever", LOL. Love that song. Yessir. Hotter than a pepper sprout...(can't help saying that. It comes naturally once you've said the first line. ha!)

    Congrats on your award!

    Kari

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  16. Congratulations on the award and thanks so much for passing it on to us all.

    Racheal x

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  17. Funny post...very cute award!
    Hugs,
    Robin

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  18. Congratulations on another award! I've seen the song meme and thought it would be fun, great picks on your songs! Would you believe I just got the song We Got Married In A Fever out of my head and there it is on your blog :D

    I hope you're having a wonderful time with your Grandmother!

    Hugs,
    Kathi :)

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  19. Hi Vee!
    Congrats on the award!

    I also posted my 5 songs today. I recognized three of yours but the 2nd and the 5th I have never heard of!
    Penny

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  20. Oh, so funny Vee! I just popped in for a quick hi!!!

    Hi!

    Melissa

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  21. You definately made me smile today!
    Love the song choices!

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  22. I remember well. Gee thanks, Vee. Sylvia's mother is permanently looping in my head. Great.

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  23. I admit I had to look these up on youtube...I had no idea, except for the Johnny Cash song...the title some how seems fitting =]

    Tell Sweetman I said hi, and he should enjoy his singing anytime he wants!

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  24. I got a chuckle with your song choices, especially Sylvia's Mother.....an oldie but a goodie for sure! Johnny cash, love him, Hugs, DebraK

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  25. Congratulations on your award, Vee! And hey, I LIKE The Wreck of the Edmund Fitzgerald -- that's a great song!
    xoxo,
    Mary

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  26. You guys are all so much fun!

    (I've added another bit of something for sheer fun. Of course, this many days later, only a few shall find it...perfect!)

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  27. LOL! I see it! I Got You Babe!

    I adored Sonny & Cher -- really!
    :-)

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  28. Vee, that last song was hysterical...was that really John singing with the cd or tape or what ever it was???

    What a fun post this was, congrats on your award and I might just have to snatch this one, it's just darling...I want to pass it on too!

    Happy Friday back to ya!

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  29. Oh yes, that was really John singing and it was really I laughing and bossing him around. :D

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  30. I sing We ggot married in a fever all the time! I accepted your tag and award. Thank you so much! My post is up.

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