Sunday, November 11, 2012

BIG AL's JOVIAL JUKEBOX #7: "The Old Country Store" by DOYLE LAWSON & QUICKSILVER, 2012

Albie's Note:  I really like this song off the new Doyle Lawson & Quicksilver album.  It's a tribute to the American small-town mercantile store.  I grew up with one of those right down the highway in Sonoita, AZ and it was pretty much exactly what you hear described in the song.  In fact... pictured above is that same store as it looks today! 

Take a listen to this great new song:




The rickety front porch planks are creakin'
But the hound door by the door keeps sleepin'
Old men stare when you walk in
And behind the counter stands Big Jim
He's 5 feet tall and a little change
Telling stories with a grin on his face

CHORUS
It smells like country ham and cheese
Pipe tobacco and kerosene
There's a pot belly stove and checkers by the door
It's a dying breed the country store

There's homemade fudge, RC and moon pies
Fishing lures, guns and knives
Camo' gear and turkey calls
Carhartt coats and overalls
It's a whole lot different then the new Quick Stack
Cause when you leave they say y'all come back

CHORUS
If you're ever around these parts , stop in
Cause if you do your gonna wanna come back again

There's a radio station playin' country
And on Saturday night they listen to the Opry
Tapping to fiddles on a hard wood floor
It's a dying breed that country store
Man, I love that country store!


PEACE

2 comments:

Oscar said...

Nice catchy little tune! Most of those old stores are gone, wiped out by the big towns.

Albie The Good said...

OSCAR: Yup, I know... sad but true. I think all small businesses are becoming scarce actually. Too bad.

Thanks for stoppin' by, friend.