I was a dam builder across the river deep and wide
Where steel and water did collide
A place called Boulder on the wild Colorado

Waylon Jennings “Highwayman”, from The Highwaymen

“HIghwayman”, The Highwaymen 

It’s Friday and I actually remembered to add/update two videos to “My Top 100 Songs”

I nearly went with a more modern version found here, simply because it’s touching to see Shooter Jennings step in for his pops Waylon, and not many if any can fill Johnny Cash’s shoes but Jamey Johnson gives it a valiant effort.

Kris Kristofferson opened the music today with “Me and Bobby Mcgee”.  He sounds a bit like ole Waylon in this version, especially when he’s talking at the start. . 

The first song this morning is a live version of “Mammas Don’t Let Your Babies Grow Up to Be Cowboys”. This was a duet with Willie Nelson and Waylon playfully mocks Nelson’s “nasally” voice early in the part that Nelson usually sings. 

The Netflix show “The Ranch” uses this song for the opening credits, but it’s sung by Shooter Jennings and Lukas Nelson, the sons of the two outlaws, so that is neat.

Favorite Line:

Them that don’t know him won’t like him and them that do
Sometimes won’t know how to take him
He ain’t wrong, he’s just different but his pride won’t let him
Do things to make you think he’s right

Pandora served up something “Between Jennings And Jones”, this morning with Jamey Johnson, who might be one of a very few in today’s landscape that could even begin to compare to Jennings or Jones and even that is a bit of a stretch as talented as he is. 

Favorite Line:

Hanging out in the bars with the drunks and the stars I found a few good ole boys just like me

Started burning our candles both ends and the middle a bunch of roaring outlaws at high speed

Pandora decided to stay with some twang with “Are You Sure Hank Done it This Way” by Waylon “Watasha” Jennings, also known as “Hoss”. 

Singing my songs, and one of his now and then
But I don’t think Hank done ‘em this way
I don’t think Hank done ’em this way.
Take it home.

Waylon Jennings – “Are You Sure Hank Done It This Way”