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RIP: Jerry Reed

Discussion in 'Sports and News' started by ifilus, Sep 2, 2008.

  1. ifilus

    ifilus Active Member

    NASHVILLE, Tenn. - Jerry Reed, a singer who appeared in the "Smokey and the Bandit" movies, has died of complications from emphysema at age 71, his longtime booking agent said Tuesday.


    http://news.yahoo.com/s/ap/20080902/ap_en_ot/obit_jerry_reed_2
     
  2. Claws for Concern

    Claws for Concern Active Member

    RIP.

    Think I'll listen to "Tribute to Jerry Reed" by guitarist Eric Johnson right now.
     
  3. dooley_womack1

    dooley_womack1 Well-Known Member

    I guess heaven needed an over-the-road wingman.


    Seriously, RIP to a guy who seemed to enjoy life, at least when he was in the spotlight. Amos Moses was one of my fave songs as a kid.
     
  4. KJIM

    KJIM Well-Known Member

    RIP Snowman.
     
  5. TigerVols

    TigerVols Well-Known Member

    Jerry Reed was a big baseball supporter -- huge fan -- who sponsored a lot of Little League teams and was longtime part-owner of the Nashville Sounds.

    A neat guy.
     
  6. Runaway Jim

    Runaway Jim Member

    Bummer. I may have to change my profile photo in his memory.
     
  7. Claws for Concern

    Claws for Concern Active Member

    That AP link better update soon with a famous song called "She Got the Goldmine, I Got the Shaft" (see post w/lyrics)
     
  8. outofplace

    outofplace Well-Known Member

    I guess heaven needed something shipped, but they had a long way to go and they had a short time to get there.

    R.I.P. Snowman
     
  9. Claws for Concern

    Claws for Concern Active Member

    Well, I guess it was back in ’63
    When eatin’ my cookin’ got the better of me,
    So I asked this little girl I was goin’ with to be my wife.
    Well, she said she would, so I said “I do”.
    But I’da said I wouldn’t if I’da just knew
    How sayin’ “I do” was gonna screw up all of my life!
    Well, the first few years weren’t all that bad –
    I’ll never forget the good times we had
    ‘Cause I’m reminded every month when I send her the child support.
    Well, it wasn’t too long till the lust all died,
    And I’ll admit I wasn’t too surprised
    The day I come home and found my suitcase sittin’ out on the porch.
    Well, I tried to get in – she changed the locks!
    Then I found this note taped on the mailbox
    That said, “Goodbye, turkey! My attorney will be in touch!” Mm-hmm…
    So I decided right then and there
    I’s gonna do what’s right – give her her fair share.
    But brother – I didn’t know her share’s gon’ be THAT much!

    She got the gold mine! She got the gold mine!
    I got the shaft. I got the shaft.
    They split it right down the middle,
    And then they give her the better half.
    Well, it all sounds sorta funny,
    But it hurts too much to laugh.
    She got the gold mine - I got the sha-a-aft.

    Now, listen – you ain’t heard nothin’ yet:
    Why, they give her the color television set,
    Then they give her the house, the kids, and both of the cars! See?
    Well, then they start talkin’ ‘bout child support,
    Alimony, and the cost of the court –
    Didn’t take me long to figure out how far in the toilet I was!
    I’m tellin’ ya, they have made a mistake
    ‘Cause it adds up to more than this cowboy makes!
    Besides; everything I ever had worth takin’, they’ve already took!
    While she’s livin’ like a queen on alimony,
    I’m workin’ two shifts eatin’ baloney,
    Askin’ myself, “Why didn’t you just learn how to cook?!?!”

    They give her the gold mine! She got the gold mine!
    They give me the shaft. I got the shaft.
    They said they’re splittin’ it all down the middle,
    But she got the better half.
    Well, it all sounds mighty funny,
    But it hurts too much to laugh.
    She got the gold mine - I got the sha-a-aft.

    Well, she got the gold mine! She got the gold mine!
    I got the shaft. I got the shaft.
    They split it all down the middle,
    And then they give her the better half.
    Well, I guess it all sounds funny, Hoo, hoo, hoo, ha-ha-ha-ha-ha!
    But it hurts too much to laugh.
    She got the gold mine - I got the sha-a-aft.
    (They ain’t kiddin’ me – I got the shaft.)

    Well, I don’t have to worry ‘bout totin’ a billfold n’more.
    Hahahahaha…
    I let my wife tote it; I’mon’ be carryin’ food stamps –
    You get it, judge? I’mon’ be… Just… Hahahaha…
    Ah, it’s not funny, huh? Huh? Huh?
    Contempt of court? Whaddaya mean?
    Listen, judge: I’s just kiddin’!
     
  10. mpcincal

    mpcincal Well-Known Member

    Ah, shit. Smokey and the Bandit was probably my family's favorite movie. We've watched it together plenty of times.

    When I was a kid, I hated the country music my parents would constantly play on the stereo, but Jerry Reed was always the exception.

    RIP Snowman, and Coach Beaulieu.
     
  11. TwoGloves

    TwoGloves Active Member

    Northbound and down ...
     
  12. Runaway Jim

    Runaway Jim Member

    East bound and down, loaded up and truckin'
    a'we gonna do what they say can't be done
    We've got a long why to go and a short time to get there
    I'm east bound just watch ol'Bandit run

    Keep your foot hard on the peddle...son, never mind them brakes
    let it all hang out cause we've got a run to make
    The boys are thirsty in Atlanta,and there's beer in Texarcana
    and we'll bring it back no matter what it takes

    East bound and down, loaded up and truckin'
    a'we gonna do what they say can't be done
    We've got a long way to go and a short time to get there
    I'm east bound just watch ol'Bandit run ......

    ( banjo & guitar solo )

    Old Smokey's got them ears on, he's hot on your trail
    and he ain't gonna rest 'till you're in jail
    So you gotta dodge him.... you gotta duck him
    You've gotta keep that diesel truckin....
    just put that hammer down and give it hell

    East bound and down, loaded up and truckin'
    a'we gonna do what they say can't be done
    We've got a long way to go and a short time to get there
    I'm east bound just watch ol'Bandit run
     
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