Wednesday, October 17, 2007

International Harvester

Sigh. I'm not a country music fan. We haven't had it on in the house as the kids were growing up. So why are they racing to the stereo each night at about 8 p.m. and tuning in to the local country music station and turning it up LOUD? One song, in particular, which keeps winning the 8:00 evening "top song" slot on the local station.

International Harvester, by Craig Morgan

I'm the son of a third generation farmer
I've been married 10 years to the farmer's daughter
I'm a God fearing hardworking combine driver
Hogging up the road on my p-p-p-p-plower
Chug-a-lug-a-lugin 5 miles an hour
On my International Harvester.

The songwriter talks about how the slowness of the combine travelling down the road irritates those who have "people to see, places to go." You can google it if you'd like to hear it or read the rest of the lyrics, but I don't really want to get in trouble with the copyright police by posting it all here.

I do think it's kind of funny, as our combine is an International Harvester. But I still don't like country music, much.


  1. Combines and hay wagons---and blueberry pickers, and me pulling a horse trailer---those are the things rural traffic jams are make of.

  2. How funny! Sometimes no matter how hard you try they go and get their own ideas about things. ;-)

    How is the rest of your corn harvest going?

  3. I gotta go buy that in iTunes!!!! Gold, pure gold!


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