Thursday, October 21, 2004

Current baseball events got me thinking about the Terry Allen song Red Leg Boy, an extremely hummable Cajun-style ditty about (if memory serves) his father.

Missouri born
Red leg boy
He just born
Yeah to playin the ball
Ain't much good
For much else at all
He just born
Yeah to playin the ball

Got too old
To play the ball
Settled down
But remembered it all
Lived it out
Until he died
Cussin the Yankees
Ah Satisfied

Allen is one of those genuine treasures who is almost too good to waste on real life. I hate these kind of comparisons but think Randy Newman out of Lubbock instead of LA. Good interviews here and here.

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