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  • Texas | Columns | "Once Upon A Line"

    The Possum

    by David Knape

    About his life, we'll make no bones
    this country singer named George Jones
    used up his life, his womenfolk
    the way he did, we don't condone

    His life was hard though, we'll explain
    ol' George did things against the grain,
    what he cared about was pretty plain
    all he really loved was just to sing

    He started young, Beaumont dance halls
    stepped up to beer joints, played 'em all
    got mixed up then with alcohol
    occasionally, a free for all

    When he got famous, didn't change a thing
    he'd still get drunk, but still he'd sing
    as he got richer, we all knew
    his drinkin' rose with his revenue

    He'd miss a show, disappoint the gate
    he'd come in drunk, or come in late
    no tellin' if he had a choice
    always that sadness in his voice

    But as he sang, one thing for sure
    he sang country 'bout as pure
    as anyone, now or before
    a shamehe won't be heard no more

    Now they all say a legend passed
    still his songs live on, they'll always last
    150 albums he amassed
    his life was music, first and last

    The Possum's grin now gone away
    too bad he had to go this way,
    seems only fitting they replay
    "He Stopped Loving Her Today".


    © d.knape

    April 27 , 2013
    More "Once Upon A Line" - Light verse and poetry by d.knape
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