Anybody remember this song?

  1. Maybe it was a local thing, I don't know. It was from the early 80's, late 70's. I heard it on the radio the other morning and just about messed myself remembering it.


    Could have been the whiskey, might have been the gin.
    Could have been three or four six-packs,
    I don't know, but look at the mess I'm in,
    My head is like a football, I think I'm gonna die,
    Tell me, me oh me oh my,
    Wasn't that a party?

    Someone took a grapefruit and wore it like a hat,
    I saw someone under my kitchen table, talking to my old tom cat,
    They were talking about hockey and the cat was talkin' back,
    Along about then everything went black,
    But wasn't that a party?

    I'm sure it's just my memory playin' tricks on me,
    But I think I saw my buddy cuttin' down my neighbour's tree,

    Could have been the whiskey, might have been the gin.
    Could have been three or four six-packs,
    I don't know, but look at the mess I'm in,
    My head is like a football, I think I'm gonna die,
    Tell me, me oh me oh my,
    Wasn't that a party?

    Old Billy Joe and Tommy, well they went a little far,
    They were sitting in my backyard blowing on the siren in somebody's police car.
    So you see, your honour,
    It was all in fun,
    That little bitty track meet down on main street,
    Was just to see if the cops could run,
    Well, they run us in to see you,
    In an alcoholic haze,
    I can sure use those thirty days to recover from the party.

    Could have been the whiskey, might have been the gin.
    Could have been three or four six-packs,
    I don't know, but look at the mess I'm in,
    My head is like a football, I think I'm gonna die,
    Tell me, me oh me oh my,
    Wasn't that a party?
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  2. 6 Comments

  3. by   fgoff
    OH YE! Brings back alot of memories!
  4. by   prmenrs
  5. by   SmilingBluEyes
    can't say I remember that one at all.
  6. by   prmenrs
    I don't either, just wanted to see if I could find it!
  7. by   adrienurse
    :roll :roll
  8. by   pickledpepperRN
    I love Tom Paxton songs. Dragged my DH to hear him last year in Santa Monica. Caroline Hester was with him singing beautifully as ever. here they were in 1982: http://www.carolynhester.com/html/paxgriff.htm
    He's from Oklahoma too.

    A nice You Tube video with a Tom Paxton song. He was in New York on 9/11. It is sad. - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hEGjzuGI71w

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