Tuesday, August 1, 2017

It Looked Good To Charlene!

This is Day 1 of the first annual 10 Days of Heat writing challenge hosted by P. J. at A ‘lil HooHaa. Today's prompt is On a hot summer's night. Please join me in checking out the other hot stories.

As is often the case, the start of the challenge arrives to find me staring blankly at my screen. The gun is fired, they're off and I am scrambling to catch up. It has been a busy summer (and a hot one, too, hereabouts). However, I've never missed a challenge day yet, sometimes flying by the seat of my pants and clinging to the last shred of my sanity, so without further excuses and whining, here we go.

After one look at today's prompt, I immediately felt relief. I have an out. Actually, I have an earworm, which I will happily pass along to all you unsuspecting souls. You're welcome. 😉

We were browsing around the store the other day...yes earworms can linger for days. Anyway, they were playing some pretty good music, none of which I remember...except this one.

They were farm kids way down in Dixie
They met in high school in the 'sixties.
Everyone knew it was love from the start.
One July in the midnight hour,
They climbed upon the water tower,
Stood on the rail and painted a ten foot heart
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've use red
But it looked good to Charlene in John Deere Green.
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
He wrote Billy Bob loves Charlene in letters three foot high,
And the whole town said that he should've use 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.
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've used red
But it looked good to Charlene in John Deere green.

Performed by Joe Diffie
Songwriters: Dennis Linde
John Deere Green lyrics © Sony/ATV Music Publishing LC



I hadn't heard that in years, but wow that took me back and had my feet tap-tapping right there in the store. I mentioned to hubby that I felt sorry for anyone who had to view the security videos.

For anyone wanting revenge, please feel free to leave your own earworms in the comments.



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6 comments:

  1. I haven't heard this song before but it sounds like fun. I'm more of a 80's music fan. and there are tons of summer songs that I would list except I can't seem to remember them right now.

    have a lovely day.

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  2. It was a fun song, I think from 1994. Thanks for visiting!

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  3. Love the song, didn't know it. Makes me think of a good bonfire!

    Which reminds me... I want to look into line dance 🤠 lessons, you know, in all my spare time!

    A golden retriever in our neighbourhood is called Charlene 🐕

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  4. Line dancing is fun. We used to do that back in the early 1990s, back when country music was good (imho).

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    1. Hey Lady, are you going to write this time? Thanks for dropping by, and yes, it is a fun song.

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