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Jack Hanson


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San Luis Valley, USA
Post  Posted 29 Jul 2019 12:36 pm    
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Every few years or so, a few of us old geezers (who are spread out between Indiana and California) try to get together under the pretext of playing a few tunes for old-times sake. We usually manage to slip in some music between other vital activities.

Next time we are initiating a theme of two-chord songs. I came up with a few, and would be interested in other suggestions. What'dya got? Here's mine:

1) A-11
2) The Bottle Let Me Down
3) C'est la Vie (You Never Can Tell)
4) Take Me Back To Tulsa
5) ???
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Tucker Jackson


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Portland, Oregon, USA
Post  Posted 29 Jul 2019 12:50 pm    
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Guitars, Cadillacs
Tennessee Whiskey


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Ken Pippus


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Lake Oswego, OR
Post  Posted 29 Jul 2019 12:53 pm    
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Jambalaya.
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Glenn Demichele


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Post  Posted 29 Jul 2019 1:16 pm    
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Tulsa Time
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Dave Little


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Atlanta
Post  Posted 29 Jul 2019 1:40 pm    
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Are you sure Hank done it this way
Waylon
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Tony Glassman


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The Great Northwest
Post  Posted 29 Jul 2019 4:42 pm    
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A-11
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Glenn Demichele


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Post  Posted 29 Jul 2019 4:52 pm    
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The Hokey Pokey
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David Gertschen


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Phoenix, Arizona
Post  Posted 29 Jul 2019 4:53 pm    
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Rainy Day Woman

Copperhead Road
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Pete Bailey


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Seattle, WA
Post  Posted 29 Jul 2019 5:40 pm    
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Waltz Across Texas
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Matthew Walton


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Fort Worth, Texas
Post  Posted 29 Jul 2019 6:25 pm    
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Achy Breaky Heart (I think)

For some non-country:
Horse with No Name
Iko Iko
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Jack Hanson


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San Luis Valley, USA
Post  Posted 30 Jul 2019 6:22 am    
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Thanks for the suggestions, folks. Achy Breaky and Hokey Pokey would likely be a hard sell to at least one of my partners, but the rest of the songs are distinct possibilities.

It's surprising that I could not immediately recall tunes such as Jambalaya, Tulsa Time, and Iko Iko, which I have played innumerous times over the years.

I did come up with one more, however: Bottle Baby Boogie.
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Chris Walke


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St Charles, IL
Post  Posted 30 Jul 2019 6:39 am    
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Feelin' Alright - Joe Cocker
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Tim Kowalski


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Illinois, USA
Post  Posted 30 Jul 2019 9:43 am    
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Tom Dooley - Kingston Trio
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Ian Kerr


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Queensland, Australia
Post  Posted 30 Jul 2019 5:45 pm    
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Merle Haggard The Bottle Let Me Down
Let's Chase Each Other Around the Room
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Ian Kerr


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Queensland, Australia
Post  Posted 30 Jul 2019 6:02 pm    
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OOPS, sorry. You're already got the Bottle Let Me Down.
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Dom Franco


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Beaverton, OR, 97007
Post  Posted 30 Jul 2019 6:31 pm    
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He's Got the whole world in His hands
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Dana Blodgett


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Post  Posted 30 Jul 2019 8:03 pm    
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Life in Prison-Haggard
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Donny Hinson


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Glen Burnie, Md. U.S.A.
Post  Posted 31 Jul 2019 2:37 pm    
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Paperback Writer
Memphis
Eleanor Rigby
My Darlin' Clementine
Horse With No Name
Down In The Valley
Fire On The Mountain
Okie From Muskogee
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Jim Robbins


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Ontario, Canada
Post  Posted 31 Jul 2019 8:17 pm    
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Etta James "I'd rather go blind"
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Pete Bailey


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Seattle, WA
Post  Posted 1 Aug 2019 1:29 pm    
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One more for you : La Paloma
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John Peay


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Cumming, Georgia USA
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Hank Williams - Where the Soul of Man Never Dies
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Blake Hawkins


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"Drivin' Nails In My Coffin"
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