Americana Lyric Quiz


29 Oct 2007, 5:56

25 random songs, most very loosely associated with "Americana" music.

Good luck.

No cheating.

1. I rode into town on a crippled horse.

2. She left a lipstick letter on a mirror shattered on the bathroom floor.

3. Now and then it keeps you running, never seems to die.
Windfall- Son Volt

4. Ricky got the quarters for the table and broke.
Horseshoe Lounge - Slaid Cleaves

5. She said she was leaving, so I went to follow.
Georgia Hard - Robbie Fulks

6. Headed down South to the land of the pines, thumbin' my way into North Caroline.
Wagon Wheel-Old Crow Medicine Show

7. I was 18, my brother was 21.
Down the River - Chris Knight

8. I hear Mariachi static on my radio.
Carmelita by Warren Zevon

9. I'm just tryin' to make a livin', an old man of 39.
California Snow - Dave Alvin

10. You can lie to your Mama, you can lie to your race.
When the Pin Hits the Shell-Drive By Truckers

11. Soon the pines will be falling everywhere.

12. Strap them kids in, give 'em a little bit of vodka.
Choctaw Bingo - James McMurtry
13. The woman I love is named Ramona, she kinda looks like Tempest Storm.

14. I saw a black man with a Bible and a sparkler in his hand.

15. Well, there's so many pretty people in the city.

16. I kept the plates spinnin' as long as I could.

17. I have seen the morning burning golden on the mountains in the sky.
Loving Her Was Easier by Kris Kristofferson

18. Well, my name's John Lee Pettimore.
Copperhead Road - Steve Earle

19. Sherrie was a waitress at the only joint in town.
The Road Goes On Forever - Robert Earl Keen

20. I am an old woman, named after my mother.
Angel From Montgomery - John Prine

21. I still smell the smoke, the bridge that you burned.
Come Back to Shelby - Two Cow Garage

22. I taught the weeping willow how to cry.
Big River - Johnny Cash

23. On a rainy windy morning that's the day that I was born in
Georgia on a Fast Train - Billy Joe Shaver

24. Will you be my Mary Magdalene? Will you be my American Dream?

25. Hey, wake up, your eyes weren't open wide.
Passenger Side - Wilco

Chris Knight
James McMurtry
Slaid Cleaves
New Riders Of The Purple Sage
meat purveyors
Johnny Cash
Robert Earl Keen
Beat Farmers
Drive By Truckers
Paul Thorn
Delbert McClinton
Roger Clyne & The Peacemakers
Billy Joe Shaver
Kris Kristofferson
Son Volt
Ray Wylie Hubbard
Robbie Fulks
Two Cow Garage
Steve Earle
Old Crow Medicine Show
Warren Zevon
Dave Alvin
John Prine
Elton John


  • southfound

    6. Wagon Wheel 10. When the pin hits the Shell

    30 Oct 2007, 2:16
  • RandyB1961

    Great job on those two, Southfound! And thanks for adding this journal entry to your group.

    30 Oct 2007, 2:27
  • RVZ

    3. Windfall 7. Down the River 12. Choctaw Bingo 18. Copperhead Road 19. Road Goes on Forever 21. Come Back to Shelby 23. Georgia on a Fast Train

    31 Oct 2007, 12:48
  • RandyB1961

    You were all over this quiz, RVZ! Great job!

    31 Oct 2007, 19:40
  • PearlSnapMan

    4. Slaid Cleaves - Horsewhoe Lounge 20. John Prine - Angel From Montgomery 22. Johnny Cash - Big River

    31 Oct 2007, 22:00
  • Tweedyzgirl

    #5 'georgia hard' by robbie fulks! although three's a similar lyric in 'been so long' by two cow. and i can't believe that no one got 25! it's so OBVIOUSLY 'passenger side'! this is a great list of songs!

    3 Nov 2007, 19:39
  • Tweedyzgirl

    er, that's supposed to be 'there's' not 'three's'. my apologies for poor spelling.

    3 Nov 2007, 19:40
  • RandyB1961

    [quote]this is a great list of songs! [/quote] Rosie, thanks for the compliment. To me this seems to be a very easy quiz; of course, these are some of my all time favorite songs! I'd hate to think how many times I've listened to them!

    3 Nov 2007, 19:49
  • jcshepard

    #9 California Snow by Dave Alvin and Tom Russell And with the first snow of the season here Up North, I'm feelin like an old man at thirty-nine myself...

    5 Dic 2007, 14:55
  • marybeth-damico

    I flunked this quiz! lol.

    6 Dic 2007, 11:18
  • mjollnir69

    Hey Randy, don't know if you even check this any more, but #8 is "Carmelita" by Warren Zevon, and # 17 is "Lovin' Her Was Easier" by Kris Kristofferson

    15 Oct 2008, 1:06
  • RandyB1961

    Those are both right, MJ.

    15 Oct 2008, 17:37
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