Saturday, March 22, 2014

Country Club #33: PBR



Via Gene at Harry's Place who blogged about "Hipsters, rednecks and Pabst Blue Ribbon beer" who ponders the strange fact that today's hipsters and yesterday's rednecks beer of choice coincidentally happens to be Pabst Blue Ribbon and that conservatives have recently written books attacking hipsters and rednecks. (Greg Gutfeld’s Not Cool: The Hipster Elite and Their War on You and Charlotte Hays When Did White Trash Become the New Normal? A Southern Lady Asks the Impertinent Question).

Johnny Russell's recording of "Rednecks, White Socks, and Blue Ribbons" was a hit in 1973.  



Lyrics

There's no place that I'd rather be than right here
With my red necks, white socks and blue ribbon beer
The barmaid is mad 'cause some guy made a pass
The juke box is playin' "There Stands the Glass"
And the cigarette smoke kind-a hangs in the air
Red-necks, white socks and blue ribbon beer
A cowboy is cussin' the pin-ball ma-chine
A drunk at the bar is gettin' noisy and mean
And, some guy on the phone says ill be home soon dear
Red-necks white socks and blue ribbon beer


No we don't fit in with that white collar crowd
We're a little too rowdy and a little too loud
There's no place that I'd rather be than right here
With my red-necks white socks and blue ribbon beer

The semis are passing on the highway outside
The four thirty crowd is about to arrive
The sun's go-in' down and we'll all soon be here
Rednecks, white socks and blue ribbon beer


There's no place that I'd rather be than right here
With my red-necks, white socks and blue ribbon beer
"There Stands the Glass" was a Number 1 country hit for Webb Pierce in 1953.  (Video)
 

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