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#1001371 - 03/26/13 10:30 PM Keepin' Country Country (with revisions)  
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Keepin' Country County
By Jacqueline Richter
Copyright 2013. All Rights Reserved.

As I strum my old banjo
Here under heavens stars
I'm not thinkin about riches
Or buying fancy cars

Won't take the cold green
put tradition in it's grave
Granddaddy's backwoods
music is what I play

Keepin' country country
Is not an easy thang to do
When bright stage lights
Are swung in front you
It's not the next big thang
It's the beggining of it all
So keepin country country
Is where I lay down the law

My loyal hound pup Champ
Lies listening at my feet
He don't mind the Nats
he's got a front row seat

The pollywogs and lightenin
bugs are on their way
The beetles are filling in
As em' crickets start to play

Keepin' country country
Is not an easy thang to do
When bright stage lights
Are swung in front you
It's not the next big thang
It's the beggining of it all
So keepin country country
Is where I lay down the law

At our summer jamboree, the show is always free.... We love entertainin, Hey, diddly, diddly, dee...

Keepin' country country
Is not an easy thang to do
When bright stage lights
Are swung in front you
It's not the next big thang
It's the beggining of it all
So keepin country country
Is where I lay down the law

Last edited by Jackie444; 09/09/17 04:33 PM.

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#1001585 - 03/28/13 01:49 PM Re: Keepin' Country Country [Re: Jackie444]  
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Hi Jackie,

I like that you "open" the song with the banjo, it sets the stage.

Just a few thoughts here. By "green" in the second verse I assume you mean money? Those two lines could be smoother and the last two lines could line up better with the rhythm in your first verse, perhaps:

Won't take those cold greenbacks
And put tradition in its grave
Granddaddy's backwoods music
Is what I'm gonna play.

In the chorus, I think it's "where I lay DOWN the law".

Fun song. I could hear a lot of good country music with this.

#1001655 - 03/28/13 10:10 PM Re: Keepin' Country Country [Re: Vondelle]  
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I occasionally meet someone in Nashville who tells me old country is coming back. I always tell them that's it's not going to happen. Music changes all the time, and it evolves forward, not backward. I do like Little Big Town, and there is some tradition in their songs.

Jim

#1002112 - 04/02/13 12:30 AM Re: Keepin' Country Country [Re: Vondelle]  
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Hi Vondelle,
Thank you for your suggestions and compliments : )
-Jackie


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#1007783 - 05/14/13 10:32 PM Re: Keepin' Country Country [Re: Jackie444]  
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I think this could be bluegrass ?


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#1007787 - 05/15/13 12:12 AM Re: Keepin' Country Country [Re: Jackie444]  
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Hi Jackie,

Yes, I think it's got a bluegrass feel to it.
I really like it.

#1130549 - 09/09/17 03:59 PM Re: Keepin' Country Country [Re: Jackie444]  
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I need to have this one made : )


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#1130622 - 09/13/17 07:15 PM Re: Keepin' Country Country [Re: Jackie444]  
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Not much has changed since that song was written. But yet I wonder if it isn't about time for a traditionalist revival in country music. You are speaking your opinion here, and communicating about how you feel is never a sign of weakness. So good luck and hope to hear the finished product one day. Peace. I am getting ready to post one of my original lyrics about reminiscence here.


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