I never heard this song before,

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  1. Knuckle Dragger

    Knuckle Dragger Administrator Staff Member Lifetime Gold Member

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    This is a new tune to me. I'm not really sure why but I really dig it.
     
  2. 70-camaro

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    I’ve heard the lyrics many years ago but don’t know who was singing them.
     
  3. Twisted_Metal

    Twisted_Metal Administrator Staff Member Lifetime Gold Member

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    Good song.
    It’s been recorded by several artists including Elvis, Willie Nelson, Charlie Rich and Dwight Yoakam.

    Not sure if I’ve ever heard this version before.
     
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  4. xten

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    That's the version I've heard forever. Good song.
     
  5. The Champ

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    O'Keefe wrote the song and recorded it in 1967, but didn't release it.

    The Bard's recorded and released it in 1968.

    O'Keefe ultimately recorded and released it in 1971 on his first album. In 1972 re-recorded it, changing it up a bit, and released on his second album and as a single.

    The single hit #9 on the Billboard Top 100, #5 on the adult contemporary chart and #63 on the country chart that same year.

    Ah, yes.... 1972, the year I graduated from HS...
     
  6. Gary S

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    That song was recorded and popular back in the late 60s when I was just a pup. I'm a bit partial to Willie's version.
     
  7. Knuckle Dragger

    Knuckle Dragger Administrator Staff Member Lifetime Gold Member

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    We'll have to agree to disagree. It's not that I don't like Willie, it's just that his voice doesn't carry the same weight as Danny's. The one I posted the tune carries a forlorn sadness too it that Willie's just doesn't. Willie is kind of reminiscing where Danny is down right sad and at the end of his rope lamenting. IMO of course, music is very subjective.

    I did a Youtube search on the tune and man Elvis's version sucked. Don't tell my wife I said that or I'll be in the dog house.
     

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