Friday, July 11, 2008

If You're Gonna Ride In Kendrick



Listening to an old country song today by Alabama reminded me of the little town I grew up in.

queue the lyrics....... Alabama version first

"If you're gonna play in Texas, you gotta have a fiddle in the band
That lead guitar is hot but not for "Louisiana Man"
So rosin up that bow for "Faded Love" and let's all dance
If you're gonna play in Texas, you gotta have a fiddle in the band

I remember down in Houston we were puttin' on a show
When a cowboy in the back stood up and yelled, "Cotton-Eyed Joe"!
He said, "We love what you're doin', boys don't get us wrong
There's just somethin' missin' in your song"

If you're gonna play in Texas, you gotta have a fiddle in the band
That lead guitar is hot but not for "Louisiana Man"
So rosin up that bow for "Faded Love" and let's all dance
If you're gonna play in Texas, you gotta have a fiddle in the band

So we dusted off our boots and put our cowboy hats on straight
Them Texans raised the roof when Jeff opened up his case
You say y'all all wanna two-step
You say ya wanna doe-si-doe
Well, here's your fiddlin' song before we go

If you're gonna play in Texas, you gotta have a fiddle in the band
That lead guitar is hot but not for "Louisiana Man"
So rosin up that bow for "Faded Love" and let's all dance
If you're gonna play in Texas, you gotta have a fiddle in the band

If you're gonna play in Texas, you gotta have a fiddle in the band
That lead guitar is hot but not for "Louisiana Man"
So rosin up that bow for "Faded Love" and let's all dance
If you're gonna play in Texas, you gotta have a fiddle in the band"

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Okay, so here's the switcheroo:

If you're gonna ride in Kendrick, you gotta have some climbin' legs
That flatland ridin's great but not for "Northern Idaho Man"
So rosin up that crank for "Faded Love" and let's all dance
If you're gonna ride in Kendrick, you gotta have some climbin' legs

I remember down in Boise we were puttin' on a show
When a roadie in the back stood up and yelled, "Cotton-Eyed Joe"!
He said, "We love what you're doin', boys don't get us wrong
There's just somethin' missin' in your legs"

If you're gonna ride in Kendrick, you gotta have some climbin' legs
That flatland ridin's great but not for "Northern Idaho Man"
So rosin up that crank for "Faded Love" and let's all dance
If you're gonna ride in Kendrick, you gotta have some climbin' legs

So we dusted off our bikes and put our climbin' helmets on straight
Them Kendrickians (?) raised the roof when Matt opened up a can of whoop arse
You say y'all all wanna put the hammer down
You say ya wanna pound the pavement
Well, here's your climbin' grade before we go

If you're gonna ride in Kendrick, you gotta have some climbin' legs
That flatland ridin's great but not for "Northern Idaho Man"
So rosin up that crank for "Faded Love" and let's all dance
If you're gonna ride in Kendrick, you gotta have some climbin' legs


When I get back from Alaska, it'll be time to get some power back in the legs and "maybe" a trip to northern Idaho will be in store to get the climbin' legs rollin' again.

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