Outpost Kentucky

Outpost Kentucky

JWHanberry's picture
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I my banjo wasn't in so many pieces I could have used it here. I could write a lot more verses 'cause this doesn't scratch the surface of my, not unexpected, culture shock.

Guitars: Guild D-25
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Note: Skirmish: 1 hour to write and record

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Outpost Kentucky

I was California born in
Woke up Seattle mornin's
Spent all my life on the left coast
Then I got lucky
Discovered Kentucky
And now I am here in my outpost

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Where the grass is blue
And the bourbon is golden
And turkeys run wild in the yard
Now I can vote for winners
Eat barbecued dinners
And life just don't seem very hard

In the middle of nowhere
Every place has a town square
And churches all made out of bricks
The air has a sweet scent
Might be losin' my accent
I've learned to watch out for them ticks

[ch]
With biscuits all cooked up in lard

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I left it all behind me
I hope they don't find me
I'm down here to try something new
These folks like their fishin'
Hangin' out with musicians
What could be better to do.

[ch]
Maybe I'll send you a postcard

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kahlo2013's picture

I really LOVE this. Kentucky is such a beautiful state and many people don't know the beauty! I lived in Tennessee for a little while and my dad had a couple hundred acres on a horse farm in the hills or Tennessee for many years - thus I have spent time exploring Kentucky on various trips from Michigan to Tennessee over almost 20 years. And once had to give a talk at a judges convention in Lexington. Anyway, gorgeous state and I'm glad you found home there and wrote about it! Great music too!

Chip Withrow's picture

I know that transplant feeling - from Ohio almost all my life to Florida.
This is a great slice of down-home goodness. I love Kentucky, know most parts of the state a bit. Passionate, exuberant performance. Good guitar playing, too.