John Deere Green – Song Lyric Sunday – Jack or John

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John Deere Green – Song Lyric Sunday – Jack or John

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For SLS today, Jim has given us the prompt of ‘Jack or John’. Thanks, Jim! 🙂

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https://jimadamsauthordotcom.wordpress.com/2020/06/13/my-brothers-name-is-jack/

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Here’s a cute country song that I like. I know I’ve seen water towers with big ‘ol spray painted words on them before. I couldn’t imagine climbing up so high to do that, though. 🙂

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From the Wiki article:

The song is a moderate up-tempo describing a boy named Billy Bob, who is in love with a girl named Charlene, both of whom “met in high school in the (19)60s”. One night, he hauls a can of “John Deere green” paint to the top of a water tower and paints the words “Billy Bob loves Charlene,” as well as an outline of a heart, on the tower. The second verse describes the two of them raising a family on an 80-acre farm that they purchased (with a front yard from which Billy Bob’s water tower decorations are viewable), while the bridge reveals that the heart and words continue to remain intact on the tower, despite efforts by the town to erase them.

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“John Deere Green”, by Joe Diffie, was released from his 1993 album, “Honky Tonk Attitude”. It was written by Dennis Linde and is on the Epic label.

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[Verse 1]
They were farm kids way down in Dixie
Met in high school in the sixties
Everyone knew it was love from the start
One July, in the midnight hour
He climbed upon the water tower
Stood on the rail and painted a ten-foot heart

[Chorus]
In John Deere green
On a hot summer night
He wrote “Billy Bob loves Charlene”
In letters three-foot-high
And the whole town said that he should have used red
But it looked good to Charlene
In John Deere green

[Verse 2]
They settled down on eighty acres
Raising sweet corn, kids, and tomatoes
They went together like a hand and a glove
On a clear day from their front yard
If you look and know what to look for
Off to the east, you can still read his words of love

[Chorus]
In John Deere green
On a hot summer night
He wrote “Billy Bob loves Charlene”
In letters three-foot-high
And the whole town said the boy should have used red
But it looked good to Charlene
In John Deere green

Now more than once the town has discovered
Painting over it ain’t no use
There ain’t no paint in the world that’ll cover it
The heart keeps showing through

[Chorus]
In John Deere green
On a hot summer night
He wrote “Billy Bob loves Charlene”
In letters three-foot-high
And the whole town said the fool should have used red
But it looked good to Charlene
In John Deere green

[Break]
Ah, paint it green boy

[Chorus]
In John Deere green
On a hot summer night
He wrote “Billy Bob loves Charlene”
In letters three-foot-high
And the whole town said the boy should have used red
But it looked good to Charlene
In John Deere green

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Lyrics found on Genius Lyrics

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14 responses »

  1. This was at the top of my list today. Since I did Joe Diffie right after he passed away, I dropped it. So glad you chose it! He was a real delight when I met him, gosh it’s been 17 years now. 🙂

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