Friday, April 28, 2006

Dixieland Delight…where the name of my blog comes from….

One has to become increasingly creative to find unused names for her e-mail accounts, blogs, and profile names (on match, jdate, hdate, and the like). My first several choices for my blog name were already taken, so part of a fantastic song came to mind and voila www.chubbyoldgroundhog.blogspot.com came to be. I am constantly surprised by the people who have never heard of this song and/or do not recognize my blog name.

"Rollin’ down a backwoods Tennessee byway, one arm on the wheel,holdin’ my Lover with the other: a sweet, soft, southern thrill. Worked hard all week; got a little jingle on a Tennessee Saturday night. Couldn’t feel better: I’m together with my Dixieland delight.

Chorus:
Spend my dollar; parked in a holler ’neath the mountain moonlight; hold her Uptight; make a little lovin’, a little turtle dovin’ on a Mason Dixon night. Fits my life, oh, so right: my Dixieland delight.

Whitetail buck deer munchin’ on clover, redtail hawk settin’ on a limb, a chubby old groundhog, croakin’ bullfrog, free as the feelin’ in the wind. Home grown country girl gonna give me a whirl on a Tennessee Saturday night. Lucky as a seven livin’ in heaven with my Dixieland delight."

This is one of Alabama’s hits, and this song is especially fun on a Saturday night around 2 a.m. at Hole in the Wall in Buckhead. If you’ve never heard this song, send me your address and I’ll send you a copy because that is a “crying shame!”

On a slightly related note, I do not think I could date someone who could not appreciate this song. It’s just fun and simple and happy and always makes me smile. And I appreciate that. I’d love to know who is and is not familiar with this song….

7 comments:

Florida boy who isn't really Southern said...

I hate that song.

Anonymous said...

That is one of Alabama's standard greats. There are a few that i like even better RJJ

Anonymous said...

I love that song! It's almost as good as "Song of the South".. Sweet potato pie and I shut my mouth!

kimberly said...

I have never heard that song, but I love stuff like that, songs that are just fun to sing and be silly and not really think too deeply about. If you were an animal, would you be a chubby old groundhog? I would be a lazy old koala bear. I miss you! let's hang out soon. Feliz Cinco de Mayo!

Anonymous said...

How about a new post, chubby ol' groundhog??? You are slacking lately! My monhtly posting is about due too!

Steph said...

Wow... this is post is over two years old but I had to comment and leave a good "ROLL TIDE!" after stumbling across your blog!

LOVE THIS SONG!

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