Sunday, 22 July 2018
She's Acting Single (I'm Drinking Doubles)
Country music may not necessarily have a monopoly on the best songs but it certainly has a monopoly on the best song titles.
Off the top of my head - Dropkick Me Jesus Through the Goalposts of Life, My Son Calls Another Man Daddy, Rock Bottom Population 1 and She Took a Lot of Pills (and Died)
My particular favourite though is She's Acting Single (I'm Drinking Doubles) by 70's honky tonk singer Gary Stewart. Other suggestions welcomed
Gary was a bit of a method singer in that his lifestyle often mirrored the song titles particularly where the demon drink was involved.
He had a somewhat Country ending at the age of 59 dying from self inflicted gunshot wounds to the neck while mourning the death of his wife Mary Lou.
I picked up a Best Of in Oxfam just prior to my holidays.
Gary Stewart - She's Acting Single (I'm Drinking Doubles)
Gary Stewart - She's Got a Drinking Problem