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    I lost my Bluechip...almost.

    While waiting out an oil change and picking along side the Blue River, I fumbled my pick. It glanced off the side of my knee, flew forward, bounced off a river rock, and landed vertically in some well placed mud inches from the water. Uncertain whether I would have jumped in after the pick, possibly soaking myself and mandolin, I said, "Thank you mud."

    Good fortune today! I hope the same for y'all.

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    Good one, Brian! Years ago, our then puppy Molly, escaped from the fenced back yard to go back and hang out with the neighbor's dogs. They have a swimming pool and when my wife and I approached her, she kept backing up right into their pool. Well, I was prepared to jump in "clothes and all" to get her, but to our surprise she already knew how to swim. Yep, there is a reason they call it the "dog paddle!"

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    I guess that makes you an old pick-in-the-mud!

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    Ha! Time to write a song.

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    Does a Blue Chip sink or float?
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    Default Re: Down By The River

    Mine sinks in the sink

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    Default Re: Down By The River

    "Down By The River" has already been written, but you could substitute some lyrics, like: Down by the River, I lost my Pick...

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    Yes but not this version. I went with "I lost my blue chip"

    I was going to call this one "pick in the mud" anyway. Thanks sblock!

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    Some years ago I was playing on a stage and dropped my favorite pick and it fell right between the boards, I could see it laying down there about 2 feet down and tried to put some chewing gum on a stick but that pick would not stick to the gum so I lost a good friend that day, No it wasn`t a blue chip, I have never owned one or have I seen one that really turns me on, I use the Prime Tones now days...

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    "Down By The River" has already been written, but you could substitute some lyrics, like: Down by the River, I lost my Pick...
    Yes but not this version. I went with "I lost my blue chip"
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    Quote Originally Posted by CarlM View Post
    Did you shoot her dead?
    Is there a truck? And a train? And time in prison?

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    Quote Originally Posted by NursingDaBlues View Post
    Is there a truck? And a train? And time in prison?
    Don't forget Mama!
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    Default Re: Down By The River

    If it hit the water,I would've jumped in after it...

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    Is there a truck? And a train? And time in prison?
    Don't forget Mama!
    Not exactly.


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    From Trav'linmando - " Don't forget Mama ! ". And the old dog & the cheatin' wife !.

    Back in '92,me & Andy,my work's buddy who i was over in the US with, visited Mammoth Caves National Park.On the Sat.morning,we took a hike down the trail to the Green River. Andy went one way along the bank,i went the other. A few yards along the bank,i slipped on some really slick mud,fell on my a** & slid down the river bank !. If it hadn't been for a tree growing in the bank,i'd have gone it. Cutting a long story short,i got back to the hotel,changed & we went down to the Green River ferry point. I shoted to the ferry guy & asked him how deep it was - he said only about 4 feet deep. I told him that i'd nearly fallen in - he shouted back ''So you're the guy''. Andy had got back to the hotel,told them what had happened & they'd radio'd down to the ferry guy to tell him to be on the lookout for somebody floating down the river !!. When i got home,i'd got a half pound of Green River mud on my jeans & shirt which i'd put in a plastic bag. So ''Down by the river'' means something a tad different to me,
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