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Good Ole Boys Like Me

February 21, 2020

Good Ole Boys Like Me is a song written by Bob McDill and recorded by American country music artist Don Williams and released in March, 1980. Don Williams, a colossal country music talent, passed away on September 8, 2017. He will be greatly missed by songwriters like me. He combined a soulful voice with a reflective attitude that inspired a lot of country song writers and singers.

This song has some really great lyrics full of vivid imagery and allusions to people that most folks who were born in the 1940s, 1950s and 1960s would know. Millennials? Probably not! Pay particular attention to the references to Uncle Remus, Stonewall Jackson, Hank and Tennessee Williams, Cape Jasmine, Thomas Wolfe, John R., The Wolfman and the Six O’clock News. These evoke an era from a time gone by when Tennessee Williams and Wolfman Jack were commonplace in the fabric and vocabulary of American life.

Here is the recording with the lyrics:

Can you identify with this song’s lyrics or do you have your own story to share? Let me know.

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13 Comments
  1. FROM OLD SCHOOL WHEN COUNTRY MUSIC WAS REAL MY FRIEND

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  2. …BUT, BOCEPHUS IS THE BEST IN THE WORLD

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  3. My favorite Don Williams song.

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  4. I got to thinking that at some point I’d used this song as the beginning of a story. A search showed that in 2017, I did just that. I hope you don’t mind me sending the link here: https://saschadarlington.me/2017/07/24/soft-southern-winds-amwriting/#.XlMaq2hKhPY

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  5. This song brought back a lot of great musical memories. I loved his smooth mellow voice. I really liked the duet he did with Keith Urban before he passed away.

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