Oklahoma City - Goat Ropers Need Love, Too

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Oklahoma City - Goat Ropers Need Love, Too

 

There are hundreds of songs written about Oklahoma. However, HANDS DOWN, my all-time favorite tune is Jerry Jeff Walker’s version of Ray Wylie Hubbard’s classic, “Up Against The Wall, Redneck Mother.”

 

Up Against The Wall, Redneck Mother

Written by Ray Wylie Hubbard

 

Here’s a live version by Jerry Jeff Walker:

www.youtube.com/watch?v=tOI5H0n28qY


He was born in Oklahoma,
His wife's name is Betty Lou Thelma Liz.

Dalmia-Smoke 'em if you got 'em :-D

And he's not responsible for what he's doing
’Cause his mother made him what he is.

 

And it's up against the wall, Redneck Mother,
Mother who has raised her son so well.
He's thirty-four and drinking in a honky tonk.
Just kicking hippies’ asses and raising hell.

 

He sure does like his Falstaff beer,
He likes to chase it down with that Wild Turkey liquor;
He drives a fifty-seven GMC pickup truck;
He's got a gun rack; "Goat ropers need love, too" sticker

 

And it's up against the wall, Redneck Mother,
Mother who has raised her son so well.
He's thirty-four and drinking in a honky tonk.
Just kicking hippies’ asses and raising hell.

 

M is for the Mudflaps you gave me for my pickup truck
O is for the Oil I put on my hair
T is for T-bird
H is for Haggard
E is for eggs, and
R is for REDNECK.

 

Up against the wall, Redneck Mother,
Mother who has raised her son so well.
He's thirty-four and drinking in a honky tonk.
Just kicking hippies’ asses and raising hell.

 

And it’s up against the wall Redneck Mother,
Mother who has raised her son so well.
He's thirty-four and drinking in a honky tonk.
Just kicking hippies’ asses and raising hell.

In Muskogee, Oklahoma, USA.

ExitFlamingo says:
pshh oklahoma has cool underground parts no one knows about. ;)
Posted on: Apr 08, 2011
Dalmia says:
Great work on your Blog Mark!! Surely it deserves a feature! ;)
Posted on: Sep 28, 2009
kerisina says:
nooo way; I missed !!!! I will be in OK but in 2 weeks =(
Posted on: Sep 27, 2009
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Me-Lola-Dalmia-Arlyssa-Amanda-Mike
Dalmia-Smoke em if you got em :-D
Dalmia-Smoke 'em if you got 'em :-D
We check into Bricktown Hotel
We check into Bricktown Hotel
Lola, Me, Dalmia-OKC TravBuddy VIPs
Lola, Me, Dalmia-OKC TravBuddy VIPs
Shuttle takes us to Bourbon St Cafe
Shuttle takes us to Bourbon St Cafe
Restaurant also known as Jazmoz
Restaurant also known as Jazmo'z
Dalmia & Lola ready to rumble
Dalmia & Lola ready to rumble
Patio view of beautiful Bricktown
Patio view of beautiful Bricktown
Water taxi tours Bricktowns canal
Water taxi tours Bricktown's canal
Amanda (binecz) checks our menu
Amanda (binecz) checks our menu
Mike, Amandas husband
Mike, Amanda's husband
Arlyssa (aharris30)-aka Alyssa & A
Arlyssa (aharris30)-aka Alyssa & A
Waiter takes our order
Waiter takes our order
Lola, Dalmia, Arlyssa & Mike
Lola, Dalmia, Arlyssa & Mike
Water taxi docks for the evening
Water taxi docks for the evening
Guitarist plays many Beatles tunes
Guitarist plays many Beatles' tunes
Everyone shares funny stories
Everyone shares funny stories
Dalmias Gator bites
Dalmia's Gator bites
Lolas Oysters Rockefeller
Lola's Oysters Rockefeller
After dinner, we stroll riverfront
After dinner, we stroll riverfront
Me & Arlyssa love TravBuddy parties
Me & Arlyssa love TravBuddy parties
Amanda & Mike - lovely couple
Amanda & Mike - lovely couple
Colorful mural - Bricktown building
Colorful mural - Bricktown building
Mickey Mantles Restaurant
Mickey Mantle's Restaurant
Bricktown Ballpark-area cornerstone
Bricktown Ballpark-area cornerstone
Canal View-Bourbon St Cafe on left
Canal View-Bourbon St Cafe on left
Nice walk around canal-NEXT STOP...
Nice walk around canal-NEXT STOP...
...Makers-famous cigar & piano bar
...Maker's-famous cigar & piano bar
Dalmia gets in the spirit
Dalmia gets in the spirit
Talented gal sings torch love songs
Talented gal sings torch love songs
Dalmia torches her cigar
Dalmia torches her cigar
Mike & Amanda
Mike & Amanda
Duo performs The Girl From Ipanema
Duo performs The Girl From Ipanema
Makers Cigar Bar Vodka bottles
Maker's Cigar Bar Vodka bottles
Gals laugh because all using PDAs
Gals laugh because all using PDAs
Lola & Dalmia check out TravBuddy
Lola & Dalmia check out TravBuddy
Everyone has terrific TravBuddy fun
Everyone has terrific TravBuddy fun