KenM

KenM

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Country - General | Nashville, Tennessee, United States
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Member Since: 2010
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92

Song Description

A co-write with Curtis Lee this song came about in our once a week writing session. Both of love history, so sooner or later this folky stuff had to come out.

Story Behind the Song

...in a folky writing groove right now. sometimes you just have to do something fun. thinking historically, and specifically the civil war, we wrote this as we knew this who...

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I love a good story and you told one

    - Delta Burnett Reed

Great sound, nice mix of instruments and story. Recording has a nice live feel to it but still has some polish. Nice job

    - Jeff Ashbaker
Lyrics

(Chorus)
Old John Hickory was friend of mine
Born in the backwoods of Caroline
He loved his mama and he drank his shine
Old John Hickory was a friend of mine

The war came calling in sixty-three
He spilled some blood for Robert E. Lee
When the baggers came 'round in sixty-six
He signed his 'X' to a whaling ship

Whistling Dixie helped fill the sails
That pushed the ships that chased the whales
The war was over but you couldn't tell
This old pilgrim out raising hell

(repeat Chorus)

(Instrumental)

Last I heard he was headed out West
Strapped on six-guns, a star on his chest
A ten cent hero, a legend never rests
Buried with his boots on, he rolled his last cigarette

(repeat Chorus)

Song Length
2:19
Genres
Folk - Country, Country - General
Tempo / Feel
Medium Fast (131 - 150)
Lead Vocal
Male Vocal
Moods
Glad, Pleased

Subject Matter
Friend, Pride


Language
English
Era
1800 - 1899

Lyric Credits Ken Matthiesen/Curtis Lee
Music Credits Curtis Lee
Producer Credits Jason Wyatt