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Posted By: Lonesome EJ
06-Aug-10 - 02:42 AM
Thread Name: Obit: Mitch Jayne of the Dillards August 2010
Subject: RE: Obit: Mitch Jayne of the Dillards August 2010
"Now this here song is called Ol Blue, but I got to warn ya we don't do it like Joan Baez does it. We saw Joan Baez sing this song and she had everbody in tears, and Rodney bit Pete Seeger on the leg, and everbody was just generally tore up all on account of this old dog. Now we never played this that way and maybe that's on account of we got a whole lot different attitude towards dogs back home than they do in Beverly Hills. We don't shave em up and put ribbons and sequin collars on 'em too much. If there was a sequin collar around the house, it went on Mama."

Great raconteur, great songwriter. Ain't none of us live forever. Well done, Mitch.