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    Small-town superintendent finds new thing to ban: singing Rocky Top
    By Eric Owens 10:14 AM 10/15/2013


    Read more: http://dailycaller.com/2013/10/15/sm...#ixzz2hnnfsGvL
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    Sounds like he is on a 'Rocky Road'.

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    Too wise.

    The best part of that link was the Osborne's performance of the number...love that.

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    Didn't even mention that the two "strangers" looking for the "moonshine still" never came down from Rocky Top (reckon the never will...).
    I guess it's OK to sing about someone being "disappeared " as long as there's no alcohol involved.

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    Funny... My High School's (E.C Glass) fight song used the Notre Dame fight song with lyrics including bring out the whiskey bring out the glass, when we yell we yell like hell for the glory of E C Glaaaaaasssss!

    Seems a silly thing to obsess over, to me.

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    Ahh, political correctness, Taken once more to an extreme! How silly
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    What's next? Freebird?

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    Should send the University of Tennessee Pride of the Southland band to the guy who decided this' house and play it all night long....

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    Quote Originally Posted by AlanN View Post
    The best part of that link was the Osborne's performance of the number...love that.
    I liked it too. But I had to close my eyes so I wouldn't see those horrid jackets.

    I found it interesting that he did a lot of intermittent chop chords at the end of each phrase, and didn't chop all the way through. It seemed a little weird hearing it start and stop like that. No continuity. But still, a great performance. Wish I could sing that cleanly at that register!

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    Quote Originally Posted by sgarrity View Post
    What's next? Freebird?
    I sure hope so!!!
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    The replacement song should be:


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    Quote Originally Posted by sgarrity View Post
    What's next? Freebird?
    One only hope!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jacob View Post
    The replacement song should be:

    That should have been banned even before Rocky Top.

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    Wonder what that man looks like...

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    Quote Originally Posted by Tobin View Post
    I liked it too. But I had to close my eyes so I wouldn't see those horrid jackets.

    I found it interesting that he did a lot of intermittent chop chords at the end of each phrase, and didn't chop all the way through. It seemed a little weird hearing it start and stop like that. No continuity. But still, a great performance. Wish I could sing that cleanly at that register!
    That was/is Bobby's thing. Rarely would he just chop, chop, chop.

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    Once I had a girl on Rocky Top,
    Half bear the other half cat;
    Wild as a mink as sweet as soda pop,
    I still dream about that.

    This is more problematic, the results of the moonshine.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Tobin View Post
    .... But I had to close my eyes so I wouldn't see those horrid jackets.....
    What? I've been searching EBay to try to find some like that for my band!
    Ha, ha! keep time: how sour sweet music is,
    When time is broke and no proportion kept!
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    this kind of behavior from the gubment drives me to drink!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Pete Martin View Post
    I sure hope so!!!
    I spent last Saturday night at a Lynyrd Skynyrd concert, and the previous Saturday night at the Tennessee/Ga football game in Knoxville. Rocky Top and Freebird are both close to my heart these days.

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    They sure as heck didn't ban the old guy who brought me & my work's colleague a 1/2 gallon jug of m*******e in Owensboro, back in '92 - milk of amnesia !!!. The best version of Rocky Top i've heard,is from the record, "Through the Morning,Through the Night" by Dillard & Clark,with Byron Berline on Fiddle,
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    Quote Originally Posted by Pete Martin View Post
    I sure hope so!!!


    To show you how much of a nerdy kid I was, that song had to be explained to me, and even then I didn't get it.
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    I think if this guy believes "Rocky Top" is some kind of degenerate propaganda, he can't get out much.

    They play stuff a hundred times worse than that as background muzak in shopping malls, these days. At least they do here...
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    Dear sir, I am terribly sorry, but I fear I must inform you that what you are playing is most certainly not any part of anything.

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    Well thank you all.
    I've only gone out and bought an Osborne Bros. CD.
    I always loved the exceptional singing on "Ruby", but their singing on "Rocky Top" just pushed the buy button for me.

    Just goes to prove there's nothing like banning something to make it more popular. :D
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    I would understand if Rocky Top (or Country Roads or Me & Bobby McGee etc.) were banned for the really bad ways that people play and sing these songs (in sessions and at concerts alike. Country Roads was done nicely by the Country Gentlemen and Nat Stuckey for example. I donīt recall if thereīs any good version of Rocky Top out apart from the one by the Osborne bros.).

    But in this case... everything points to me being right in being prejudiced against school teachers and their superintendents.
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