Midnight struck and it turned into Robert Earl Keen with back to back singles with a live version of “On and On”.

Favorite Line:

In the summer of the loon, on a hidden harbor shore
By the shimmering moon they never wanted nothin’ more
And there ain’t another sound they been waitin’ for so long
She takes his hand and pulls him down and their love lives on and on

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The music opened on this Thursday with a live version of Robert Earl Keen’s “Shades of Gray”

Favorite Line:

We made Oklahoma a little after 3
Randy, his brother Bob and my old GMC
We had some moonshine whisky
And some of Bob’s homegrown
We were so messed up we didn’t know
If we were drunk or stoned

Gotta  love  live music  “Texas Women” from Hank Williams Jr.  Must have been from a concert in Florida as he drops a couple of Florida city names, but he converted the following lyrics.

But the best lookin’ women that I’ve ever seen
Have all been in Texas and all wearin’ jeans

But the best lookin’ women that I’ve ever seen
Have all been in Texas and not wearing anything. 

and

I’m a pretty fair judge of the opposite sex
And I ain’t seen nothin’ that will touch ‘em yet
They may be from Waco or out in Lampasas
But one thing about it they all come from Texas

I’m a pretty fair judge of the opposite sex
And I ain’t seen nothin’ that will touch ’em yet
They may be from Waco or out in Lampasas
But one thing about it I sure like nice asses. 

He also had fun altering his voice with a little WIllie, George and Johnny and maybe a little Waylon.  

The first song this morning was a live version of “Pink Houses”, by John Mellencamp.

Favorite Line:

And he looks at her and says, hey darlin’
I can remember when you could stop a clock

Song 200, out of 200 was a live version of “The Boys of Summer” by Don Henley.

Favorite Line:

I can see you-
Your brown skin shinin’ in the sun
You got that hair slicked back and those Wayfarers on, baby

Second 100

Through 200

No real surprises. 

The first song today was a live version of “Poor Poor Pitiful Me”, by it’s author Warren Zevon. Linda Ronstadt and Terri Clark among others offer pretty successful covers of it.  Jackson Browne has an amazing cover of it as well. 

Favorite Line:

Well, I met a girl from the Vieux Carre`
Down in Yokahama
She picked me up and she threw me down
I said, “Please don’t hurt me, Mama”

The first song for Monday was a live version of “Angel From Montgomery” from John Prine and Emmylou Harris. She has such a beautiful voice.

Favorite Line:

If dreams were lightning thunder was desire
This old house would have burnt down a long time ago