Folk songs that meant something

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    I have no idea why, but I kept getting an old tune from Valdy in my head today. And for those that don't know I was the rocker side of my family with husband number two who really was an amazing acoustic player.

    But cripes I keep hearing Valdy in my head today. Anyways here we go. I love these lyrics because it's playing a bar in the middle of nowhere which is most of Canada and Valdy comes up with these lyrics. Sadly:D they all make sense to me if you have ever been on the road. And you write down lyrics on a knapkin dispenser just outside of Thunder Bay.

    Valdy - Rock N Roll Song

    I came into town as a man of renown
    A writer of songs about freedom and joy
    A hall had been rented and I was presented
    As the kind of a singer that all could enjoy
    As I climbed up the stair to the stage that was there
    It was obvious something was missing
    I could tell by the vibe they wouldn't be bribed
    They weren't in the mood to listen

    They yelled out
    Play me a rock 'n' roll song
    Don't play me songs about freedom and joy
    Play me a rock 'n' roll song
    Or don't play me no song at all

    I played them some songs about peace and contentment
    The things that I've come to believe in
    When I was through to a chorus of boo
    Some track star yelled thank God he's leaving

    Now someone play me a rock 'n' roll song
    I've had it to here with your flowers and beads
    Play me a rock 'n' roll song
    Or don't play me no song at all

    Well if I played you a rock 'n' roll song
    It wouldn't be fair 'cause my head isn't there
    So I'll leave you with your rock 'n' roll songs
    And make my way back to the country

    Still I hear play me a rock 'n' roll song
    Don't give me music that I don't want to hear
    Play me a rock 'n' roll song
    Well I should have stayed at home with a big case of beer
    Play me a rock 'n' roll song

    Or don't play me no song at all


    Valdy - Rock & Roll Song Lyrics

    Because I can't hear the link I hope it works for all y'all. If not can someone get a link up?
     
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    [ame=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NtNSljYgDe8]Valdy - Play Me A Rock'n'Roll Song - YouTube[/ame]
     

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