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Philjo

Big Old Cowboy Boot

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Big Old Cowboy Boot:

My sexy signorina
From the sultry streets of Rome
Said she loved my Country music
They don't get it back at home

So we came to the decision
That my band should take a tour
Go show what they'd been missing
And we couldn’t have asked for more

(Ch)
We got tons of adulation
Man it really was a hoot
Now Italians think of their nation
As a big old cowboy boot

We played Honky Tonk and Bluegrass
From Milan down to the heel
Gave 'em slide guitar and banjos
With a missionary zeal

Now every gondolier
Wants a rhinestone studded pole
And those scooter kids in Naples
Think that Redneck's a la mode

(Ch)
We got tons of adulation
Man it really was a hoot
Now Italians think of their nation
As a big old cowboy boot

They still love their pasta
With a slice of pizza pie
But now they ask their mamas
Can they have it Cajun style

(Ch)
We got tons of adulation
Man it really was a hoot
Now Italians think of their nation
As a big old cowboy boot

© P. Jones.






 

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17 hours ago, Philjo said:

Ch)
We got tons of adulation
Man it really was a hoot
Now Italians think of their nation
As a big old cowboy boot

I love this!  What a great image!

 

17 hours ago, Philjo said:

Now every gondolier
Wants a rhinestone studded pole
And those scooter kids in Naples
Think that Redneck's a la mode

Fun...especially like "a la mode"

 

17 hours ago, Philjo said:

They still love their pasta
With a slice of pizza pie
But now they ask their mamas
Can they have it Cajun style

Hilarious!  Really clever lyric.  Thanks for the lift!

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Hi,

Thanks for reading. 

Italy does look like a boot so it had to be done!

Cheers,

Phil.

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Congratulations on this one; a straight through effort painting pictures all the way, with plenty of feel good factor.

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Thanks John,

There are a few cliches and stereotypes in there but what can you do!

Cheers,

Phil.

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Lol. Nice twist.

adulation may be hard to sing .

rock on

 

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Nothing wrong with cllches and stereotypes for some markets. Novel idea and feel good factor what the market looking for.

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On 2017-6-18 at 0:42 PM, Philjo said:

Big Old Cowboy Boot:

My sexy signorina
From the sultry streets of Rome
Said she loved my Country music
They don't get it back at home

So we came to the decision
That my band should take a tour
Go show what they'd been missing
And we couldn’t have asked for more

(Ch)
We got tons of adulation
Man it really was a hoot
Now Italians think of their nation
As a big old cowboy boot

We played Honky Tonk and Bluegrass
From Milan down to the heel
Gave 'em slide guitar and banjos
With a missionary zeal

Now every gondolier
Wants a rhinestone studded pole
And those scooter kids in Naples
Think that Redneck's a la mode

(Ch)
We got tons of adulation
Man it really was a hoot
Now Italians think of their nation
As a big old cowboy boot

They still love their pasta
With a slice of pizza pie
But now they ask their mamas
Can they have it Cajun style

(Ch)
We got tons of adulation
Man it really was a hoot
Now Italians think of their nation
As a big old cowboy boot

© P. Jones.






 

Using the boot idea was cleaver, it works very well.

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Hi Tom, John and Ray,

Thanks for the comments. 

I think might revisit the 'adulation' line. I'm toying with ending in 'welcome' or 'ovation' - at least that would trim it down a syllable or two!

Think I was too focused on rhyming it with the third line and maybe no rhyme would give more options

Cheers,

Phil.

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Take this song to Nashville and start peddling it – after you copyright it.  The notion of "the Italian peninsula as a cowboy boot" should be worth money.  It is very, very original.

Edited by MikeRobinson

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Hi,

I don't sing or play so it will remain a document in a folder for the time being ☺

Phil.

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Liked, the idea is novel, if taking it to 'Nashville' may suggest the following cull - just a bit too long for mine

 

Big Old Cowboy Boot:

V1

My sexy signorina
From the sultry streets of Rome
Said she loved my Country music
They don't get it back at home

V2

So we came to the decision
That my band should take a tour
Go show what they'd been missing
And we couldn’t have asked for more

(Ch)
We got tons of adulation
Man it really was a hoot
Now Italians think of their nation
As a big old cowboy boot

V3

We played Honky Tonk and Bluegrass
From Milan down to the heel
Gave 'em slide guitar and banjos
With a missionary zeal

(Ch)
We got tons of adulation
Man it really was a hoot
Now Italians think of their nation
As a big old cowboy boot

 

Bridge

Now every gondolier boating up there in Venice
Wants a rhinestone studded pole to follow suit

(Ch)
We got tons of adulation
Man it really was a hoot
Now Italians think of their nation
As a big old cowboy boot
 

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