Top Ten Classic Country Songs
You're all Crazy for keeping this at the 2nd spot for so long
I've very recently made a playlist of every song on this list so far. And now reliving such happy memories of my childhood spent with all the family. Thank you.
As of today (11/2/18) this list is exactly 1 year old, so to mark the occasion, I'm voting for the very first song I voted for 1 year ago today. Still love this song and I still love this list.
Happy Birthday Top Ten Classic Country Songs!
You have chosen some lovely songs; some among my own favourites. Great list.
I could see that from the perspective of a non-American (though she IS an honorary 'Merican in good standing) this song, particularly by Arlo, would elicit feelings of freedom. But for some of us born to it, it elicits profoundly sad feelings of a traditional America that is rapidly dying, as well as unprecedented freedom under increasing duress.
I also like this very much by Arlo Guthrie. Today I spent an hour's bus ride playing this on a loop (by Willie). It makes my heart ache with the sense of freedom it gives. I love everything about it by both artists.
Every time I see the title it always looks like "False Imprison(ment) Blues. Love the song however the title appears to me.
Sadly, I read today (9/29/2020) that Mac Davis is critically ill following heart surgery.
This song is fairly simple. The lyrics and music (2 chords) are not all that spectacular, but when you see it performed by Hank and all those who have covered it over the years like Willie, Emmy Lou Harris, Leon Russell, John Fogerty, Jerry Garcia, Clapton, etc, and how much they put into it and the joy of performing this song you can see what a great song this is by its power and influence, and that it is truly a great country song.
You said you couldn't decide between this and I Will Always Love You. Why not have both? Anyway, this is a lovely song which I very much doubt would sound right by any other artist.
Willie, Waylon and this song... What's not to love?