They Don’t Write ‘Em Like This Anymore … Do They?

I usually have my favorite music streaming site playing in the background when I’m writing. It’s called AccuRadio, and this afternoon was no exception. I’d discovered one of their new ‘channels’ they’d put together called, ‘Melodies and Memories Plus Country’, a rather eclectic mix of songs from the 40’s through to the 70’s.

So, I’m typing away when the dulcet tones of Patsy Cline (I wonder why plane crashes took so many performers of her era?) drew my attention from the dire straights my characters were currently experiencing having been marooned on a derelict O’Neil Cylinder. (let’s be honest for a moment, they brought it on themselves)

It was something about the lyrics Patsy was warbling that prompted me to check out the song title, because I didn’t have my wizz-bang blue hearing aids in at the time and I mightn’t’ve heard correctly.

But no, I’d heard true.

I laughed out loud because Country Music might not have cornered the market in unusual song titles, but I’m fairly certain only Country Music could’ve produced a broken-hearted love song outta this…

For your listening pleasure, I now present Patsy Cline, singing, Three Cigarettes In An Ashtray!

23 comments on “They Don’t Write ‘Em Like This Anymore … Do They?

  1. TanGental says:

    I suppose it would be ‘Three vapes in a safe space’ these days.

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  2. Adele Marie says:

    wow, her voice still sends shivers down my spine, in a good way. My Dad had old Patsy Cline, tapes and as a kid, I used to try and sing her songs along with a load of others. lol Yep some pretty strange country song titles out there.

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  3. Patsy is everything! *swoon*

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  4. inesephoto says:

    Thank you so much for sharing ❤

    Liked by 1 person

  5. colonialist says:

    People so love misery! I wish more songs were written on the lines of my own.
    ‘A-huh Honey’ that tells the story of a man asking for a dance, a kiss, and proposing marriage, to which the chorus comes in response with, ‘A-huh honey, a-huh, a-huh, a-honey’ X 3 and the last stanza goes, ‘I asked her if she’d marry me — what do you know — I never thought that she’d agree — what
    do you know — but now we have a family (a snatch of Wedding March in the background) — coz she said (Chorus with Because I love you so’ added at the end).

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    • Widdershins says:

      Yeah, the romanticisation of misery… I wonder why misery sells so well? … we’ve probably been used to it as part of our conditioning, There’s someone worse of than us so stop griping about them’s wot is in power.

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  6. Thanks for sharing. I think that K. D.’s version is great too

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  7. Admin says:

    such a voice. I love it!

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