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Gary W
12-04-2011, 04:17 PM
This singer/songwriter, who is still with us, was born in the place where a “Churchhill” is famous.
It might be Winston, or it might not be.

If you get the song, you will get this singer. He wrote it. It was released in the 70s.
The song is based on a true event in his life while he was attending a political convention. The song is not about politics.

You should write “down” all the clues in this quiz.

1. Who is the singer?
2. What is the song?

Hint #1: Dec5: The song is a true account of Hall's experience at the 1972 Democratic National Convention, where he had a conversation with an old janitor at a Miami airport hotel. The janitor appraises his own life by concluding that the only worthwhile things are the listed in the song's title.

woodman
12-04-2011, 11:23 PM
Gary,

Is the "churchhill" Louisville, KY?

Woodman

Gary W
12-04-2011, 11:29 PM
Woodman, Yes, it is. So now you know the singer was born in Kentucky.

sparky
12-05-2011, 12:31 AM
Tom T. Hall, singer

Gary W
12-05-2011, 12:37 AM
Sparky, Very good!!! Yes, Tom T. Hall is the singer (and he wrote the song). Now, what is the song.

sparky
12-05-2011, 12:38 AM
Hello Vietnam

Gary W
12-05-2011, 12:49 AM
Not "Hello Vietnam". Good guess though sparky.
The song title does not name any places and it is not political.

sparky
12-05-2011, 01:59 AM
Country Is or
The Old Side of Town

Gary W
12-05-2011, 02:12 AM
Not those ones sparky.

sparky
12-05-2011, 02:35 AM
Faster Horses or
I Like Beer

bassy9
12-05-2011, 08:17 AM
Harper Valley PTA - Tom T Hall or One Hundred Children

woodman
12-05-2011, 10:38 AM
The Monkey That Became President

Gary W
12-05-2011, 12:03 PM
It is not: "Faster Horses", "I Like Beer", "Harper Valley PTA", "One Hundred Children" or "The Monkey That Became President".

Gary W
12-05-2011, 12:36 PM
Go to the first post for a good hint.

sparky
12-05-2011, 12:43 PM
"(Old Dogs, Children And) Watermelon Wine"
"Shoeshine Man"

Gary W
12-05-2011, 12:50 PM
Sparky, Yes, it is "Old Dogs And Children And Watermelon Wine".
To quote Wikipedia, "The song is a true account of Hall's experience at the 1972 Democratic National Convention, where he had a conversation with an old janitor at a Miami airport hotel. The janitor appraises his own life by concluding that the only worthwhile things are the three listed in the song's title."

Sparky, You won this one. You got both the singer and song.

This song is another favorite of mine.
It can be heard at: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eSMPzYNXyk8