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Just for fun: What is the strangest/most bizarre country song?
Self | 6/3/'13 | Zionist Conspirator

Posted on 06/04/2013 6:14:10 AM PDT by Zionist Conspirator

There are a lot of strange songs out there. But how many strange country songs are there? (By "country" I include "hillbilly," "western," "western swing," and "bluegrass," but not "folk" simply because there are oodles and oodles of bizarre folk songs). For the most part country is the sane, genre, the level-headed genre, the "plain folks" genre. But I've found a country song that is disturbing and bizarre, and I'm sure some of you have found others as well.

Many years ago on the old Porter Wagoner TV show I saw Porter perform a song he had written but wished he hadn't. He apologized for the strange song then introduced Speck Rhodes for his comedy segment, and Speck teased him unmercifully. It was a hoot.

Anyway, this Porter Wagoner song was The Rubber Room, and Porter (if I remember correctly) said he realized that the song could be disturbing to people who had loved ones who were institutionalized. That was the first and, until recently, the only time I had ever heard the song.

The other day I did a search for this song and found the original record on YouTube.

But apparently in later years he changed his mind about the song because I also found this video of Porter the year he died performing it live. He's almost 80 years old, and it's just him singing accompanied by nothing but two acoustic guitars (his and Marty Stuart's). This time (unlike the record) there are no electronic sound effects to augment the performance. It's so sparse I think it's more emotionally stirring than the original recording.

And oddly enough, I've found that there are several covers of the song by younger artists who weren't even around when I heard Porter sing the song on his TV show. Apparently it's considered shocking and "edgy."

Well . . . this is my candidate for weirdest/most bizarre country song. Does anyone else have one? (Again, folk songs don't count simply because so many of them are bizarre.)


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1 posted on 06/04/2013 6:14:10 AM PDT by Zionist Conspirator
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To: Zionist Conspirator

They ain’t making Jews like Jesus anymore... country song.


2 posted on 06/04/2013 6:16:18 AM PDT by epluribus_2
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To: epluribus_2

My wife left with my best friend and I miss him.


3 posted on 06/04/2013 6:16:57 AM PDT by DIRTYSECRET (urope. Why do they put up with this.)
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To: Zionist Conspirator

Well, Shooter Jennings has a song called Put The “O” Back in Country


4 posted on 06/04/2013 6:16:57 AM PDT by GSWarrior
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To: Zionist Conspirator

“The Bluebird of Happiness’ by Little jimmy Dickens...


5 posted on 06/04/2013 6:17:05 AM PDT by pgkdan (Some taglines never go away....)
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To: Zionist Conspirator

Dead Skunk in the Middle of the Road


6 posted on 06/04/2013 6:17:13 AM PDT by E. Pluribus Unum (It is the deviants who are the bullies.)
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To: epluribus_2
They ain’t making Jews like Jesus anymore... country song.

Kinky Friedman . . . right?

7 posted on 06/04/2013 6:18:07 AM PDT by Zionist Conspirator (Ki-hagoy vehamamlakhah 'asher lo'-ya`avdukh yove'du; vehagoyim charov yecheravu!)
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To: Zionist Conspirator

That one where you play it backwards and get your dog back, your truck back, your house back, and your wife back.


8 posted on 06/04/2013 6:18:23 AM PDT by MrB (The difference between a Humanist and a Satanist - the latter admits whom he's working for)
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To: Zionist Conspirator

The Horseflies are a bluegrass band who do some off-the-wall songs. Here they are live playing Roadkill.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=r7PDW9JoYQc


9 posted on 06/04/2013 6:18:28 AM PDT by dirtboy
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To: Zionist Conspirator

Almost a standard: ‘I am My Own Grandpa’


10 posted on 06/04/2013 6:18:35 AM PDT by jjotto ("Ya could look it up!")
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To: Zionist Conspirator

Just about anything by Jerry Reed - (Amos Moses, When You’re Hot You’re Hot....)


11 posted on 06/04/2013 6:19:14 AM PDT by Psalm 73 ("Gentlemen, you can't fight in here - this is the War Room".)
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To: MrB
That one where you play it backwards and get your dog back, your truck back, your house back, and your wife back.

Lol!

12 posted on 06/04/2013 6:20:13 AM PDT by Zionist Conspirator (Ki-hagoy vehamamlakhah 'asher lo'-ya`avdukh yove'du; vehagoyim charov yecheravu!)
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To: pgkdan

Wrong title...”May the Bird of Paradise Fly Up Your Nose.”


13 posted on 06/04/2013 6:20:32 AM PDT by pgkdan (Some taglines never go away....)
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To: Zionist Conspirator

I don’t know if this would be “Country” but ANYTHING Ray Stephens is HALARIOUS!


14 posted on 06/04/2013 6:22:02 AM PDT by US Navy Vet (Go Packers! Go Rockies! Go Boston Bruins! See, I'm "Diverse"!)
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To: dirtboy
Oh dirtboy - "Roadkill" is gold dude, GOLD!

(Don't blame me if I'm slingin' Bambi, I'm just a man tryin' to feed my family....)

15 posted on 06/04/2013 6:22:30 AM PDT by Psalm 73 ("Gentlemen, you can't fight in here - this is the War Room".)
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To: Zionist Conspirator
"I'll Be a Hero When I Strike" - Merle Haggard (sung from the POV of a disturbed assassin)

"Put Another Log on the Fire" - Tompall Glaser (bizarre, satirical feminist rant by Shel Silverstein)

16 posted on 06/04/2013 6:22:50 AM PDT by wideawake
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To: Zionist Conspirator

Sorry, forgot, the Gourds do an outlaw country version of Snoop Dogg’s “Gin and Juice”


17 posted on 06/04/2013 6:23:52 AM PDT by wideawake
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To: Zionist Conspirator

That’s such an uplifting song. I had never heard it before.


18 posted on 06/04/2013 6:25:28 AM PDT by Lurkina.n.Learnin (President Obma; The Slumlord of the Rentseekers)
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To: Zionist Conspirator

I think its bizarre that Taylor Swift is considered country. note I like many of her songs but I don’T think she belongs in the country genre’.


19 posted on 06/04/2013 6:26:11 AM PDT by BudgieRamone (Everybody loves a bonk on the head.)
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To: Zionist Conspirator

Drop Kick Me, Jesus, Through the Goal Post of Life - Bobby Bare

Get your Tongue outa my mouth, I’m kissing you goodbye - Ray Stevens


20 posted on 06/04/2013 6:26:13 AM PDT by SAMWolf (Looking for my generations Lexington and Concord.)
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To: jjotto
Almost a standard: ‘I am My Own Grandpa’

Originally by the first Lonzo and Oscar. I had a Guy Lombardo album with it on it.

21 posted on 06/04/2013 6:27:13 AM PDT by Zionist Conspirator (Ki-hagoy vehamamlakhah 'asher lo'-ya`avdukh yove'du; vehagoyim charov yecheravu!)
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To: DIRTYSECRET

“I made her the queen of my doublewide trailer”


22 posted on 06/04/2013 6:28:37 AM PDT by ErnBatavia (Piffle....)
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To: BudgieRamone

For an actual bizarre country song I’ll vote Crispy Critters by CW McCall.


23 posted on 06/04/2013 6:28:49 AM PDT by BudgieRamone (Everybody loves a bonk on the head.)
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To: Zionist Conspirator

I vote for “The Shortest Song In The World” by Kenny Price.

http://youtu.be/X30l7A8-BRM


24 posted on 06/04/2013 6:29:27 AM PDT by 109ACS (If this be Treason, then make the most of it. Patrick Henry, May 1765)
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To: Zionist Conspirator

“Kiss My Baby with My Fist” - Ramblin’ Outlaws


25 posted on 06/04/2013 6:30:18 AM PDT by mmichaels1970
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To: Zionist Conspirator

Bobby Bare’s “Drop Kick Me Jesus Through the Goal Posts of Life”. Also Johnny Cash did one about flushing from the toilet or your heart, or something like that.

Honorable Mention to Toby Keiths “I Ain’t Drunk, I’m Just Pukin”


26 posted on 06/04/2013 6:31:02 AM PDT by bigbob
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To: BudgieRamone

From Jimmy Buffett, “why don’t we get drunk....” (remainder of title omitted for family friendly website. :)


27 posted on 06/04/2013 6:31:03 AM PDT by rstrahan
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To: Zionist Conspirator

The Royal Canadians were my dad’s favorites...


28 posted on 06/04/2013 6:31:05 AM PDT by Eric in the Ozarks (NRA Life Member)
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To: Zionist Conspirator

Dirty Old Egg Sucking Dog - Johnny Cash
Flushed From the Bathroom of Your Heart - Johny Cash
Boy Named Sue - Johnny Cash
You Can Have Your Kate and Edith, Too - Statler Brothers


29 posted on 06/04/2013 6:31:07 AM PDT by Jim Hill
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To: Zionist Conspirator
♪ Devil Went Down to Jamaica ♫
30 posted on 06/04/2013 6:31:08 AM PDT by ▀udda▀udd (>> F U B O << "What the hell kind of country is this if I can only hate a man if he's white?")
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To: Zionist Conspirator

porter Waggoner has some other weird songs too, he is weird


31 posted on 06/04/2013 6:31:21 AM PDT by yldstrk (My heroes have always been cowboys)
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To: E. Pluribus Unum
Dead Skunk in the Middle of the Road

That's a novelty song, not "country". Jack Blanchard and Misty Morgan's "Tennessee Bird Walk" falls into the same category - sounds kinda like a country tune, but really more folk/novelty.

32 posted on 06/04/2013 6:33:10 AM PDT by Charles Martel (Endeavor to persevere...)
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To: epluribus_2; neverdem; narses; MHGinTN; secret garden; tioga; xsmommy; SoothingDave; ...

Obviously, “The Perfect Country Western Song” ....

And so he sent me a third verse,
And it went like this,

Well, I was drunk ...
The day my mamma got out of prison,
And I went to pick her up in the rain,

But before I could get to station in my pickup .... truck,
She got ran over by a dang ole traaaain!


33 posted on 06/04/2013 6:33:41 AM PDT by Robert A. Cook, PE (I can only donate monthly, but socialists' ABBCNNBCBS continue to lie every day!)
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To: Zionist Conspirator

“Here I am in Dallas, Where the Hell Are you?”


34 posted on 06/04/2013 6:34:05 AM PDT by silverleaf (Age Takes a Toll: Please Have Exact Change)
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To: Zionist Conspirator

Momma, Don’t Let Your Cowboys Grow Up To Be Babies


35 posted on 06/04/2013 6:35:49 AM PDT by BBB333 (Q: Which is grammatically correct? Joe Biden IS or Joe Biden ARE an idiot?)
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To: Zionist Conspirator

Just about any tune from Unknown Gibson would fill the bill.


36 posted on 06/04/2013 6:37:11 AM PDT by printhead (Standard & Poor - Poor is the new standard.)
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LOL, c’mon, you win. NOTHING in country music is more strange and bizarre than “The Rubber Room.” Never heard it before and I’ve been listening to country a long time. Weeeeeeeeeid.


37 posted on 06/04/2013 6:37:31 AM PDT by LibWhacker
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To: LibWhacker

I meant weeeeeeird.


38 posted on 06/04/2013 6:38:15 AM PDT by LibWhacker
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To: US Navy Vet
"I'm My Own Grandpa- Ray Stevens ( with family tree diagram)"

"More Ray Stevens songs"

39 posted on 06/04/2013 6:38:44 AM PDT by BwanaNdege ("To learn who rules over you simply find out who you are not allowed to criticize"- Voltaire)
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To: Zionist Conspirator

Hinson, not Gibson. F’n spell checker.


40 posted on 06/04/2013 6:38:56 AM PDT by printhead (Standard & Poor - Poor is the new standard.)
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To: Zionist Conspirator
The Bluegrass version of Van Halen's "Jump" is pretty danged bizarre. Not sure if it qualifies, though, as it was obviously written as a rock tune.
41 posted on 06/04/2013 6:41:46 AM PDT by Charles Martel (Endeavor to persevere...)
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To: bigbob
Also Johnny Cash did one about flushing from the toilet or your heart, or something like that.

I think that was the Geezinslaw Brothers (sp?). At least I saw them perform it once.

Honorable Mention to Toby Keiths “I Ain’t Drunk, I’m Just Pukin”

That is hilarious! I'd never heard of that one!

42 posted on 06/04/2013 6:42:12 AM PDT by Zionist Conspirator (Ki-hagoy vehamamlakhah 'asher lo'-ya`avdukh yove'du; vehagoyim charov yecheravu!)
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To: Zionist Conspirator
"I've Got Tears In My Ears From Lying On My Back In My Bed While I Cry Over You"

"How Can I Miss You If You Won't Go Away?"

"If I Had Shot You When I Wanted To, I'd Be Out By Now"

43 posted on 06/04/2013 6:43:33 AM PDT by dorothy ( "When injustice becomes law, resistance becomes duty." - Thomas Jefferson)
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To: All
I completely forgot about My Girl Bill by Jim Stafford!
44 posted on 06/04/2013 6:44:54 AM PDT by Zionist Conspirator (Ki-hagoy vehamamlakhah 'asher lo'-ya`avdukh yove'du; vehagoyim charov yecheravu!)
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To: Zionist Conspirator

“Grandma Got Run over By A Reindeer”


45 posted on 06/04/2013 6:44:58 AM PDT by Georgia Girl 2 (The only purpose of a pistol is to fight your way back to the rifle you should never have dropped.)
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To: Zionist Conspirator

Not country, but I’ve been befuddled at “Ain’t Got No Home” by Clarence “Frogman” Henry, given that it was written in 1956.


46 posted on 06/04/2013 6:46:20 AM PDT by dangus (Poverty cannot be eradicated as long as the poor remain dependent on the state - Pope Francis)
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To: 109ACS

18 seconds too long. And for self-referential, I’ll take “The Gary Shandling Theme Song.” Although, it seems few people pay attention to Carly Simon’s “You’re So Vain.”


47 posted on 06/04/2013 6:48:36 AM PDT by dangus (Poverty cannot be eradicated as long as the poor remain dependent on the state - Pope Francis)
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To: Robert A. Cook, PE
Obviously, “The Perfect Country Western Song”

By David Allan Coe. I remember it well, and yes, it's hilarious.

48 posted on 06/04/2013 6:49:22 AM PDT by Zionist Conspirator (Ki-hagoy vehamamlakhah 'asher lo'-ya`avdukh yove'du; vehagoyim charov yecheravu!)
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To: Zionist Conspirator

No one’s written it yet, but an old friend, who’s long dead now, had a great title for a country song, but never got any further than the title.

Here it is for one of you song writers out there to run with:

“Please don’t monkey with my widder when I’m gone.”


49 posted on 06/04/2013 6:52:32 AM PDT by basil (basil --Second Amendment Sisters.org)
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To: Zionist Conspirator

Roger Miller

“You Can’t Rollerskate in a Buffalo Herd.”


50 posted on 06/04/2013 6:53:32 AM PDT by Ticonderoga34
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