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Old 01-22-2011, 01:57 PM
 
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Sorry (well, SORTA, but not really...) to make a new thread on something that might strike many as a waste. But what the hell, I am now committed. And appeal to the part of every lover of oldies who have, at one time or another, remember a song and not being able, later in years, to remember the title/artist!

Ok..in THIS case, it is an old country hit from back in the late 70's or so. I don't know that it ever made any great shake on the charts, but it WAS a popular play on the jukeboxes in the honky-tonk beer joints of the day. I used to love it and cannot remember it to save my life, today. Soooo...can some of y'all out there lend a hand>

What I most remember is that the lyrics started out with something like:

"I like dark little neighborhood places with bowling machings in the rear..."

It was one of those sorta "estranged love" type stereotypical country songs...
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Old 01-22-2011, 02:14 PM
 
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Sorry (well, SORTA, but not really...) to make a new thread on something that might strike many as a waste. But what the hell, I am now committed. And appeal to the part of every lover of oldies who have, at one time or another, remember a song and not being able, later in years, to remember the title/artist!

Ok..in THIS case, it is an old country hit from back in the late 70's or so. I don't know that it ever made any great shake on the charts, but it WAS a popular play on the jukeboxes in the honky-tonk beer joints of the day. I used to love it and cannot remember it to save my life, today. Soooo...can some of y'all out there lend a hand>

What I most remember is that the lyrics started out with something like:

"I like dark little neighborhood places with bowling machings in the rear..."

It was one of those sorta "estranged love" type stereotypical country songs...
Alrighty Reb, I'll try to find it. You said it was from the 70's, but do you remember a particular year you remember hearing it?
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Old 01-22-2011, 02:24 PM
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What I most remember is that the lyrics started out with something like:

"I like dark little neighborhood places with bowling machings in the rear..."

It was one of those sorta "estranged love" type stereotypical country songs...

Hey, Rebby, can you also think of a chorus on that, too, by any chance?
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Old 01-22-2011, 02:30 PM
 
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Alrighty Reb, I'll try to find it. You said it was from the 70's, but do you remember a particular year you remember hearing it?
Hey DK!

I am thinking it was somewhere between 1976 - 1979. At my age, all those young years and honky-tonk beer and juke-joint memories tend to blend together! LOL

Thanks for anything you might come up with, buddy!
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Old 01-22-2011, 02:37 PM
 
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Hey, Rebby, can you also think of a chorus on that, too, by any chance?
Well, Case, I remember for sure that it started out with:

"I like dark little neighborhood places with bowling machines in the rear..."

Perhaps "places" might have been "taverns" but those lyrics are, if not exact, pretty dad-gum close.

Seems like there was something else that went along the lines of:

"So, what are you telling me now, Joe..."

And another line which went (if I recall correctly):

"Back when she used to be mine..."

Seems like it was by a popular country singer of the time, but not necessarily one that ranked super high on the charts...

Appreciate your assistance on this. It has been driving me nuts for, oh, at least two years or so! LOL
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Old 01-22-2011, 02:46 PM
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Do you remember if the singer was a guy or a gal? Individual or group?
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Old 01-22-2011, 02:56 PM
 
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Do you remember if the singer was a guy or a gal? Individual or group?
It was a male singer for sure. And a solo, not a group.
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Old 01-22-2011, 03:00 PM
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It was a male singer for sure. And a solo, not a group.

Well, Rebby, the search engines have not helped, so this may take a while. I'm getting no match whatsoever on the things you've mentioned. I can narrow it down to just specific honky-tonk artists (Moe Bandy, Johnny Lee, Mickey Gilley, but there may be others) and search by artist, but it could well take a great deal of time to search all of those guys' lyrics unless somebody else comes up with it sooner.
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Old 01-22-2011, 03:41 PM
 
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Well, Rebby, the search engines have not helped, so this may take a while. I'm getting no match whatsoever on the things you've mentioned. I can narrow it down to just specific honky-tonk artists (Moe Bandy, Johnny Lee, Mickey Gilley, but there may be others) and search by artist, but it could well take a great deal of time to search all of those guys' lyrics unless somebody else comes up with it sooner.
Again though, Case, thanks for trying. I bet you (and many others as well) would recognize it when it plays.

As it is, yeah, I hit a dead end everytime. However, as you mentioned, Moe Bandy, Joe Stampley, Johnny Lee, etc, sound (no pun intended) like those who might have done it!
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Old 03-02-2014, 09:35 AM
 
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Sorry, I can't place this song or artist. I am trying to figure out the title and artist to a country/gospel song from the same era that had the lyrics "Where would God baptize Jesus when he comes down again? Would it be the river Jorden or the river Thames?" It was a male singer. I have searched lyric websites but no luck. Any guesses?
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