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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! 🙂

To join in, and also see other entries, just click this link.

 

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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Glow-in-the-Dark – Stream of Consciousness Saturday – Fab

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Glow-in-the-Dark – Stream of Consciousness Saturday – Fab

The Friday Reminder and Prompt for #SoCS April 6/19

Your Friday prompt for Stream of Consciousness Saturday is “fab.” Use it as a word or find a word beginning with “fab.” As always, use any way you’d like. Have fun!

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How Fab! Linda G. Hill, our hostess for SOCS, has given us this for our prompt today. Thanks, LInda! 🙂

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So, you might be wondering what my photo is all about?

I’m pretty sure I cut it out of a cardboard package of the laundry detergent called Fab.

It’s a cool word, and I still use this word a lot, when I’m liking something and think it’s fabulous.

Well, anyway… I glued this cardboard cutout into one of my old scrapbooks way back in 1968.

What is that odd looking stuff on the letters, you might ask?

That is glow in the dark paint!

See, me and my now husband would go out to fun places around town, and one of those places was called OZ. It was over by the college, and was a cool and fab place. We’d sit on big pillows, be served coffee or tea or cokes, while listening to poetry readings, or someone singing and playing the guitar.

OZ was dark inside, using only black-lights, and everyone was given glow in the dark paints to paint whatever…mostly on ourselves. That was fun. I have a small mirror with the paint on it around here somewhere, too.

We went to OZ a lot of times, but then it turned into an Italian food restaurant. Can’t remember the name of it, but we went there, too. It had wine bottles with candles stuck in the top, so the wax drippings would flow down in multi-colored formations. I actually made a few of these at home, too.

Fab is a fab word, and I wish y’all a fab Saturday!

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