69 Funny Country Songs

Updated on February 18, 2018
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There's Humor in Country Music

Country music has never been reluctant to have a little fun with even the most serious of situations.  Find the humor in life with a playlist of funny country songs.
Country music has never been reluctant to have a little fun with even the most serious of situations. Find the humor in life with a playlist of funny country songs. | Source

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One thing I love about country music is that it's always been able to poke fun not only at itself but also at serious life situations. Country music finds humor in the everyday experiences many of us face, often adding a down-home or redneck spin to

  • unfortunate looking offspring
  • dating, breakups, and unhappy marriages
  • religious overenthusiasm
  • sexuality
  • and becoming comfortable with technology.

Perhaps you can identify or maybe you just need a good laugh. If so, then make yourself a playlist of funny country songs. We have a long list to start you out.

1. "Ticks" by Brad Paisley

Well, this is one helluva pickup line. A country fella takes a liking to a fine-looking woman in a local bar. He'd sure like to see the other half of her butterfly tramp stamp, so he makes his move:

... I'd like to see you out in the moonlight
I'd like to kiss you way back in the sticks
I'd like to walk you through a field of wildflowers
And I'd like to check you for ticks.

It's a safety thing. You never know where those ticks might decide to burrow.

2. "Trashy Women" by Confederate Railroad

When it comes to women, some men like 'em classy while other men like 'em trashy. The guy in this memorable 1993 country song belongs to the latter set.

He seeks a gal who looks more like a cocktail waitress than a debutante: too much makeup, clothes too tight, and as tacky as he is:

I like 'em sweet, I like 'em with a heart of gold
Yeah, and I like 'em brassy, I like 'em brazen and bold
Well, they say that opposites attract; well I don't agree
I want a woman just as tacky as me
Yeah, I like my women just a little on the trashy side.

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3. "You're the Reason Our Kids Are Ugly" by Loretta Lynn and Conway Twitty

This 1978 song is a hoot. Two old lovebirds are stuck with each other and throw major shade on their partner for the miseries of life: lack of money, losing their good looks, and then there's the ugly children they must share. At least they have each other.

And you're the reason our kids are ugly, little darlin'
Ah, but looks ain't everythin' and money ain't everythin'
But I love you just the same.

4. "No Trash In My Trailer" by Colt Ford (featuring George Jones)

The guy in this 2008 ditty wants you to know that there's a country mile of difference between redneck and just plain ole trash, and he don't allow no trash in his double wide mobile home. Yessirree, he may have a motor hangin' from a tree. He may spend his time mud boggin'. But he's ain't ashamed of who he is.

'Cause there ain't no trash in my trailer.
Though you might find an empty can of beer
No there ain't been no trash in my trailer, oh no
Since the day I threw you outta here,

Whether you admit it or not, everybody has at least one of these country cousins hiding somewhere in their family.  Don't you go denying it.
Whether you admit it or not, everybody has at least one of these country cousins hiding somewhere in their family. Don't you go denying it. | Source

Best Redneck Jokes on the Internet

Question
Answer
What's a redneck's last words?
Hold my beer and ya'll watch this!
How many rednecks does it take to eat a possum?
Two. One to eat it, another to look out for traffic!
What do you have when you get 32 rednecks in a line?
A full set of teeth
Why did the redneck father walk his child to school?
They were in the same grade.

5. "I’m Gonna Hire a Wino to Decorate Our Home" by David Frizzell

If you've never heard this song, you need to stop and listen to it now. In this 1982 country tune, a man's long-suffering wife is tired of having him come home drunk, so she's come up with a desperate solution. She'll hire a hardcore alcoholic as their interior decorator so there's no reason for her husband to stay out late carousing.

She said: "I'm gonna' hire a wino to decorate our home,
So you'll feel more at ease here, and you won't have to roam.
We'll take out the dining room table, and put a bar along that wall.
And a neon sign, to point the way, to our bathroom down the hall."

6. "I Pray for You" by Jaron and The Long Road to Love

If you like dark humor, then you'll find this 2010 country ditty a doozy. After the protagonist—that's the main character fella—gets his heart shredded, he goes to church.

However, when the preacher man encourages him to pray for those who have done him wrong, he doesn't find Jesus and warm, fuzzy forgiveness in the well-intentioned advice. Instead, he has his own interpretation of the Bible man's message:

I pray your brakes go out running down a hill
I pray a flowerpot falls from a window sill
And knocks you in the head like I'd like to
I pray your birthday comes and nobody calls
I pray you're flying high when your engine stalls
I pray all your dreams never come true
Just know wherever you are honey, I pray for you.

7. "She Only B*tches When She Breathes" by Freddie B

Don't feel sorry for the bitter dude in this humorous 2011 country song. He laments that after he and his wife tied the knot, she did a 180-degree change. She spends all of his money, isn't as doting as she once was, and now he doesn't get enough bedroom time. (If he's honest with himself, he'd probably confess that he's changed a little, too.)

Looks like these two won't make it through the honeymoon years:

Yea this circle of trust is like a band of thieves
She stole my heart and then my self esteem
I'll have to sum it up this way:
She could turn a straight man gay
She only b*tches when she breathes.

8. "I Think She Only Loves Me for My Willie" by Paul Overstreet

When you saw the title, I bet your mind totally went to the gutter on this one, but this 2014 song is not about that willie. It humorously refers to Willie Nelson.

A woman falls in love with a singer who does his best to imitate the classics of Willie Nelson and other country legends. She first became smitten with him for the way he sang Willie Nelson's "Whiskey River" in a honky tonk outside of Austin. Since then, he has suspected that his spot-on musical impression of the red headed stranger is the real reason she sticks with him:

But I think she only loves me for my Willie
Something about my Willie turns her on
It’s not all that extraordinary really
But it’s better than my Haggard and my Jones.

9. "When You're Screwin' Other Women (Think of Me)" by Doyle and Debbie

When your marriage has gone this far south, you're either divorced or you will be soon. The wife in this 2011 country song is well aware that her man is cheating. He picks up women in bars and doesn't even waste the cost of a hotel. She asks him one trashy, bittersweet favor, however: at least while he's messing around, can he at least pretend that they're her?

10. "Queen of My Double Wide Trailer" by Sammy Kershaw

This 1993 song is all about possessive and forgiving love, redneck style. A backwoods country boy meets the farm girl of his dreams down at the local restaurant and falls head over boots for her over as they eat their chicken fried steaks. What he doesn't know is that she's the cheating kind.

So I made her the queen of my double wide trailer
With the polyester curtains and the redwood deck
Now she's run off and I've gotta trail her
Dang her black heart and her pretty red neck.

If you enjoy songs about rednecks, why not make yourself a playlist of Redneck Anthems?

11. "With My Shirt On" by John Michael Montgomery

Usually it's the ladies who feel self-conscious about their bodies. But in this 2008 country song, an aging husband realizes he's developed a "dad bod" and makes a special request of his wife:

Yeah, you know forty sure has come fast
And my metabolism is gettin' slow
So tonight, can I make love with my shirt on?

What do you bring to your relationship?  Other than love and affection, you probably help take care of some practical chores.  Your partner would miss that if you broke up.
What do you bring to your relationship? Other than love and affection, you probably help take care of some practical chores. Your partner would miss that if you broke up. | Source

12. "Who's Gonna Mow Your Grass?" by Buck Owens

No joke. This 1969 song was a number one country hit. Trying to avert a break up, a husband asks his wife both practical and whimsical questions about how she'll get by with him no longer around. Perhaps she can learn to mow her own grass.

13. "Billy's Got His Beer Goggles On" by Neal McCoy

Poor Billy got dumped by his girlfriend, so in this country tune from 2005, he does what any self-respecting guy does and heads to the local beer joint. There, he tries to forget his troubles by getting liquored up real good:

He's on the dance floor yelling "Freebird"
Singing off pitch but he knows every word
Grabs him another girl, he hold on tight
He don't see ugly
Through blood shot eyes.

14. "John Deere Green" by Joe Diffie

There's nothing like redneck love. It's his and hers belt buckles with each others' names on them. Or declaring your love in bright paint graffiti atop the local water tower or bridge.

That's just what Billy Bob did in this 1993 song when he spray painted "Billy Boy loves Charlene" in John Deere green in letters three feet high. Even after they were married for decades, the couple could still look out in the distance and see the bright message that no paint could properly cover up. Now that is a legacy of everlasting love.

They say that after awhile dogs and their owners begin to look alike.  These country dogs  would agree.
They say that after awhile dogs and their owners begin to look alike. These country dogs would agree. | Source

15. "Like My Dog" by Billy Currington

There's nothing quite like the unconditional love of a dog. They're always glad to see you, they don't argue or complain, and they take no offense if you call their sister a b*tch. In this 2011 country song, a husband laments that he wishes his wife would give him the same stellar treatment as his dog:

He never tells me that he's sick of this house
He never says why don't you get off that couch?
He don't cost me nothin' when he wants to go out
I want you to love me like my dog.

16. "You Can't Pray the Gay Away" by Laura Bell Bundy

A hilarious jab at LGBTQ haters, this 2017 country ditty takes a swipe at those who believe in reprogramming and fighting what's in our DNA. A church lady narrator reminds us that although prayer is certainly powerful

There are some matters
Where we would be better servants of the Lord
By accepting what IS and not bothering Him.

She declares that no matter how devout you are, you can't change who you are by praying the gay away. And besides, you probably know someone who is gay, given its prevalence. Let that sink in.

17. "Online" by Brad Paisley

Every been catfished? The short, overweight, socially awkward pizza delivery guy in this 2007 song still lives with his parents, and he isn't exactly a hunk. However, the Internet has allowed him to assume an alter ego and chat with young women (or people pretending to be them).

He enjoys the irony and deception of luring the unsuspecting into online relationships he could never have in person:

I'm a sci-fi fanatic
Mild asthmatic
Never been to second base
But there's a whole 'nother me
That you need to see.

When it comes to social media and meeting people online, keep this guy in mind!

18. "Dancing with a Man" by Rodney Carrington

Two Texas cowboys hit the local watering hole and find themselves dancing with a dude dressed as a lady in this 2007 country ditty. Their dancing partner's real gender doesn't register at first, but then signs become apparent:

I think I'm dancing with a man
She's got callouses on her hands
She's got a voice deeper than mine
She gets a stiffy when we grind
I think I'm dancing with a man.

19. "How Can I Miss You If You Won't Go Away?" by Dan Hicks

Some people are hard to get rid of, like glitter or garlic breath, toenail fungus or bedbugs. The man in this country tune from 2007 desperately wants to lose his unwanted admirer. Problem is, she won't go away. He's talked to her parents, but yet she persists.

20. "Mississippi Squirrel Revival" by Ray Stevens

Although Ray Stevens is primarily a novelty singer—meaning that his songs are intended to be funny—this one climbed the country charts in 1984. It's about a preteen boy who sneaks a squirrel into the Sunday services at the First Self-Righteous Church in Pascagoula, Mississippi. The half-crazed squirrel escapes into the pews during the church service, climbs into people's clothes, and instigates an old-fashioned church revival where all kinds of confessions are made.

Turn to country music when you need a good laugh.  It's filled with funny stories and clever double meanings.
Turn to country music when you need a good laugh. It's filled with funny stories and clever double meanings. | Source

Even More Funny Country Songs

Song
Artist
Year Released
21. Things Not to Say to Your Wife
Tim Hawkins
2009
22. I Don't Look Good Naked Anymore
The Snake Oil Willie Band
2014
23. Girls Lie Too
Terri Clark
2004
24. Flushed from the Bathroom of Your Heart
Johnny Cash
1968
25. I'm Gonna Miss Her
Brad Paisley
2001
26. Do You Want Fries with That
Tim McGraw
2005
27. Did I Shave My Legs for This?
Deana Carter
1995
28. You Ain't Much Fun (Since I Quit Drinkin')
Toby Keith
1995
29. She Thinks My Tractor's Sexy
Kenny Chesney
1999
30. Red Solo Cup
Toby Keith
2011
31. Would Jesus Wear a Rolex?
Ray Stevens
1987
32. I Don't Even Know Your Name
Alan Jackson
1994
33. Kick My Ass
Big & Rich
2004
34. Bubba Shot the Jukebox
Mark Chesnutt
1992
35. Drop Kick Me Jesus (Through The Goal Posts Of Life
Bobby Bare
1976
36. Celebrity
Brad Paisley
2003
37. If You Can't Be Good, Son, Be Good at It
Neal McCoy
1997
38. Ten with a Two
Willie Nelson
1990
39. You Can't Have Your Kate and Edith Too
The Statler Brothers
1968
40. My Feet Stink, My Head Hurts, And I Don't Love Jesus
Jimmy Buffet
1976
41. First Redneck on the Internet
Cletus Judd
1998
42. One Piece at a Time
Johnny Cash
1976
43. I Wouldn't Take Her to a Dog Fight
Charlie Walker
1968
44. Don't Squeeze My Sharmon
Charlie Walker
1967
45. Cleopatra, Queen of Denial
Pam Tillis
1992
46. If You Don't Leave Me Alone (I'm Gonna Find Somebody That Will
Delbert McClinton
1972
47. Thank God and Greyhound You're Gone
Roy Clark
1970
48. It's Hard to Kiss the Lips at Night That Chew Your Ass Out All Day Long
The Notorious Cherry Bombs
2004
49. Guys Do It All the Time
Mindy McCready
1996
50. Girl in a Country Song
Maddie and Tae
2015
51. Brand New Girlfriend
Steve Holy
2006
52. Burning Sensation
Rodney Carrington
2004
53. It's All Going to Pot
Willie Nelson and Merle Haggard
2015
54. Weed with Willie
Toby Keith
2003
55. She Got the Goldmine (I Got the Shaft)
Jerry Reed
1980
56. A Boy Named Sue
Johnny Cash
1969
57. Friends in Low Places
Garth Brooks
1990
58. One More Last Chance
Vince Gill
1992
59. One More Repossession and I'll Be Out of Debt
Perfect Stranger
1995
60. Why Haven't I Heard From You
Reba McEntire
1994
61. That's My Story (and I'm Stickin' to It)
Collin Raye
1993
62. 800 Pound Jesus
Sawyer Brown
1999
63. As Good as I Once Was
Toby Keith
2005
64. Save a Horse (Ride a Cowboy)
Big & Rich
2004
65. Tequila Makes Her Clothes Fall Off
Joe Nichols
2005
66. Size Matters
Joe Nichols
2005
67. He Drinks Tequila and She Talks Dirty in Spanish
Lorrie Morgan & Sammy Kershaw
2001
68. When Uncle Bill Quit Dope
Johnny Cash
1977
69. Ain't Goin' Back to Brokeback Mountain
Willie Nelson
2009
Know a funny country song that should be on this playlist? Make a suggestion in the Comments Section below.

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      FlourishAnyway 25 hours ago from USA

      Larry - Thanks for stopping by. An Oklahoma boy who does not enjoy country music? You must feel like a fish outta water.

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      Larry Rankin 29 hours ago from Oklahoma

      Not necessarily my first choice, but I enjoy country music.

      Much of it, if not overtly silly, has a light quality, and some of is so dark it has a certain humor.

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      FlourishAnyway 3 days ago from USA

      Frances - I agree that it matches some folks' lives. They either have terrible luck, not a lot of life skills or resources, or a combination. But at least they can laugh about their situations.

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      FlourishAnyway 3 days ago from USA

      Dunbar Green - I had never heard of that one, but Johnny Cash is good for so many creative, humorous songs. I listened to it and added it. Thanks for the song suggestion! Have a great week!

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      Frances Metcalfe 3 days ago

      Don't know any of the songs but the some of the lyrics are certainly tragi-comic. Perhaps most of the people in them should consider ditching and starting over? It made me smile.

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      Richard Green 4 days ago from New Mexico

      "When Uncle Bill Quit Dope," by Johnny Cash. Flourish, I loved this article. It cheered my whole day. Thanks

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      FlourishAnyway 7 days ago from USA

      Rasma - I hadn't heard of that one before but love it! I added it to the list. Have a wonderful week.

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      FlourishAnyway 7 days ago from USA

      Heidi - Thanks for the add. Hee-Haw goes way back, doesn't it? My parents used to make me watch back in the day when there was one tv set in the house and three channels. Ahh, the memories.

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      FlourishAnyway 7 days ago from USA

      Dora - Thanks for stopping by and reading. Love your beautiful profile photo.

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      Heidi Thorne 7 days ago from Chicago Area

      Okay, I'm laughing just reading the titles! :-D Dang! It's like an episode of Hee-Haw.

      I see Toby Keith is well represented in this list. I'd add "As Good As I Once Was."

      Thanks for the chuckles!

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      Dora Weithers 7 days ago from The Caribbean

      Some really funny lyrics here. Sees that I'm more familiar with the names of the artists than with their songs. Thanks for increasing my "general knowledge."

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      Gypsy Rose Lee 7 days ago from Riga, Latvia

      Great assortment of songs. I always really liked He drinks Tequila and she talks dirty in Spanish just not sure if it counts as a country song. Love your list of songs.

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      FlourishAnyway 7 days ago from USA

      shanmarie - Paul Thorn is credited with the original in 1997, but I included Sawyer Brown's cover because they are the better known act.

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      shanmarie 8 days ago

      I didn't know Sawyer Brown sang that. I thought it was Paul Thorn, but maybe his is a cover version. Paul has some funny ones, too, and I thought I saw him on your list somewhere.That explains why I had heard the song already before. :)

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      FlourishAnyway 8 days ago from USA

      Chitrangada - Only die hard country music fans would know most of these, but I'm glad you got a chuckle out of them! Have a lovely week. Happy Valentine's Day!

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      FlourishAnyway 8 days ago from USA

      Nikki - Glad you enjoyed this collection of funny songs. Have a great week.

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      Nikki Khan 8 days ago from London

      An awesome collection of country music FlourishAnyway. Really enjoyed it a lot.

      Thanks for sharing dear.

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      Chitrangada Sharan 8 days ago from New Delhi, India

      Interesting list of country songs! I am not much familiar with all of them but I enjoyed some of your videos.

      Thanks for sharing this well presented article!

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      FlourishAnyway 8 days ago from USA

      Readmikenow - Thanks for the visit. Glad you enjoyed!

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      Readmikenow 8 days ago

      What fun! Enjoyed reading this and watching some of the videos.

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      FlourishAnyway 8 days ago from USA

      shanmarie - Thanks for the songs suggestions which I have added. Have a wonderful week!

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      FlourishAnyway 8 days ago from USA

      Linda - They can be quite a hoot. There's nothing like humor to make your day a little more fun. Have a wonderful Valentine's Day!

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      shanmarie 8 days ago

      There are quite a few from the 90s early 2000s. "One More Repossession " by Perfect Stranger, I think. "Why Haven't I Heard From You. " Collin Raye "That's My Story". LOL. My husband is listening to Rodney Carrington as I type. Wildly inappropriate, but funny. Dancing With a Man is mild comparatively. And that dude that sings "800 Pound Jesus"....you had one of his songs listed and my hubby is listening to him, too. I should show him your list! But I need to go to bed. Have a good night.

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      Linda Crampton 8 days ago from British Columbia, Canada

      I don't listen to country music, but after reading the lyrics in this article I think I should! The lyrics are interesting and often very amusing as well.

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      FlourishAnyway 8 days ago from USA

      shanmarie - Adding it now. Thank you!

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      shanmarie 8 days ago

      Oh, just thought of Vince Gill's "One More Last Chance. " Your playlists always have my mind playing music in my head for quite some time after I read. LOL.

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      FlourishAnyway 8 days ago from USA

      shanmarie - I think I grew up down the road from that church, and we sure coulda used a half-crazed squirrel to set the community straight. No matter. Glad you enjoyed this! Have a wonderful week!

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      shanmarie 8 days ago

      I absolutely love this list, Flourish. Many of these songs bring back memories from high school and college. I remember the first time I heard Brad Paisley's "I'm Gonna Miss Her" because I was with a friend and it was her first time to hear it to. We never saw the punchline coming and then we laughed, of course.

      And "Mississippi Squirrel Revival " is my favorite Ray Stevens song. Memories of my grandma and cousins tied to that song. Fun times. Made me want to visit the First Self Righteous Church.

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      FlourishAnyway 8 days ago from USA

      Mary - I'm glad somebody is seeing it on social media! Thanks for reading. Glad it brought back good memories.

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      FlourishAnyway 8 days ago from USA

      Frank - Sometimes you have to wonder where the record executive who says "no" was the day they decided to record some of these songs, but they are good for a laugh. Have fun!

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      FlourishAnyway 8 days ago from USA

      Mary - I'm happy these sparked good memories for you. Country music can be really fun. Have a terrific week!

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      FlourishAnyway 8 days ago from USA

      Kari - I'm glad you enjoyed it that much. I grew up on country music and appreciate it as an art form. It has a way of making light of people and even country music itself sometimes. Have a great week!

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      FlourishAnyway 8 days ago from USA

      Keith Abt - The video was funny. Amazing how murder can be humorous, huh?

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      Kari Poulsen 9 days ago from Ohio

      There are so many songs that I love on this list. I'm going to have to copy this playlist! Thanks :)

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      Mary Wickison 9 days ago from Brazil

      Although I don't listen to much country and western music these days, I have in the past. The fact that they can have a laugh at themselves makes it fun music.

      Ray Stevens had so many that were classics. I need to start listening to C & W stations more.

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      Frank Atanacio 9 days ago from Shelton

      Flourish I have to be honest with you, I'm not familiar with 99% of these songs.. but I gotta hear them all love the tick lyrics... ha ha.. going to google the entire lyric sheet.. and play it with the music.. I guess thank you for the chuckles and the songs

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      Clive Williams 9 days ago from Jamaica

      Thats a lot of songs.

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      Mary Norton 9 days ago from Ontario, Canada

      I found this on G+ and I enjoyed it immensely. Made me remember some of the moments when those songs were played.

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      FlourishAnyway 9 days ago from USA

      Devika - Glad you liked this so much. Have a wonderful week.

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      FlourishAnyway 9 days ago from USA

      Bill - He seems to aim for a comic twist and often does it well. Thanks for stopping by. Hope you have a Happy Valentine's Day.

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      Devika Primić 9 days ago from Dubrovnik, Croatia

      humor in music is unique. I had no idea of such songs. You shared an interesting and useful hub. So glad to have stopped by here.

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      Bill Holland 9 days ago from Olympia, WA

      Brad will always lead the humor parade in country music. The man is just plain funny.

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      Keith Abt 10 days ago from The Garden State

      No "Goodbye Earl" by the Dixie Chicks? Pound for pound it's still one of the funniest music videos ever made.

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      FlourishAnyway 10 days ago from USA

      Linda - I wondered about that one. I'll add it! Thanks for being the first to comment. Have a wonderful week. Hope your Valentine's Day is special.

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      Linda Lum 10 days ago from Washington State, USA

      Flourish, I'm actually kinda proud to say I don't know ANY of these songs {{grin}}. But I do have one to add to your list (believe it or not). What about Johnny Cash's "A Boy Named Sue."

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