Dang me!

So Brian Beatty (y’all know Brian Beatty), he posts on Facebook

Sitting here high, just getting ideas
You’d have to be a big fool to live like I do

(quoting, more or less, Roger Miller)

which he (Brian) says “may be the best country lyrics ever”

so I post a link to a clip of Miller singing a snippet from “Chug-a-Lug”

and my friend Lou, she pipes up and tells how

I was on a plane with him once flying from LAX to Albuquerque. The luggage thingy was chewing up our luggage and he picked up his mangled garment bag and said “Dang.” True story.

and I’m thinking, Dang me, that’s good.

9 thoughts on “Dang me!

  1. Sheila Ryan Post author

    Okay, “England Swings” was a regrettable lapse, but “Chug-a-Lug” is brilliant. Especially some of the line breaks.

    Chug-a-lug chug-a-lug
    Make you wanna holler hi-de-ho
    Burns your tummy don’t you know
    Chug-a-lug chug-a-lug

    Grape wine in a Mason jar
    Homemade and brought to school
    By a friend of mine after class
    Me and him and this other fool
    Decided that we’d drink up what’s left
    Chug-a-lug so we helped ourselves
    First time for everything mmmmm my ears still ring
    Chug-a-lug chug-a-lug . . .

    Four-H and FFA
    On a field trip to the farm
    Me and a friend sneak off behind
    This big ol’ barn where we uncovered
    A covered-up moonshine still
    And we thought we’d drink our fill
    And I swallered it with a smile brrrrr I run ten miles
    Chug-a-lug chug-a-lug . . .

    Jukebox and sawdust floor
    Something like I ain’t never seen
    And I’m just going on fifteen
    But with the help of my finagling uncle
    I get snuck in for my first taste of sin
    I said lemme have a big old sip brrrrr I done a double back flip
    Chug-a-lug chug-a-lug . . .

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