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Give It Away

Låtskrivare: Jamey Johnson; Bill Anderson; Buddy Cannon

Artist:  George Strait

Singel: George Straits 41:a singeletta (30 sept-2006) vilket gjorde att han passerat Conway Twitty’s rekord på 40.

Album: ’It Just Comes Natural’ (2006)

Historien bakom låten:

De tre låtskrivarna hade idé-torka.
Bill frågade:”What are we gonna write about?
Buddy svarade “I don’t have an idea”, “Neither do I” sa Bill.
Jamey sa: “ I’m going through a divorce” och så tog han upp gitarren och sa till Bill:

«She was storming through the house one night and I know she was leaving, but I thought, she’ll be back«

Och det blev denna text:

She was stormin’ through the house that day
And I could tell she was leavin’
And I thought, ‘aw, she’ll be back.’
Until we turned around and pointed at the wall and said

That picture from our honeymoon
That night in ‘Frisco Bay
Just give it away
She said give it away

That big four poster king sized bed
Where so much love was made
Just give it away
She said just give it away

Just give it away
There ain’t nothing in this house worth fightin’ over
Oh, we’re both tired of fightin’ anyway
Just give it away

Oh, I tried to move on
But I found that each woman I held
Just reminded me of that day

When that front door swung wide open
She flung her diamond ring
Said, give it away
Just give it away

And I said, now honey
Don’t you even want your half of everything
She said give it away
Just give it away

Just give it away
There ain’t nothing in this house worth fightin’ over
Oh, we’re both tired of fightin’ anyway
Just give it away

So, I’m still right here where she left me
Along with all the other things that she don’t care about anymore
Hmm

Like that picture from our honeymoon
That night in ‘Frisco Bay
She said give it away
Well, I can’t give it away
That big four poster king sized bed
Where all our love was made
She said give it away
Well, I can’t give it away

I’ve got furnished house
A diamond ring
And a lonely, broken heart
Full of love
And I can’t even give it away

George Strait är känd för att inte göra så många musikvideos så vi tar ett videoklipp från 2010 när man firade att George Strait utsetts till Artist of the Decade. Det är en av låtskrivarna och Lee Ann Womack som framför låten (några ord i texten är utbytta för anpassning till en duett)

Covers

Hittar bara att Bill Anderson spelat in låten. Däremot har den funnits på Jamey Johnson, Josh Abbotts Band och Daley & Vincents set list – de två senare som Bluegrass.

Kuriosa

Låten fick priset som The Song of the YearACM Awards och när Jamey Johnson höll sitt tacktal fick han med “I’d like to thank my ex-wife!”

Vi tar väl med en version av The King of Country – just denna har visats över 16,6 miljoner ggr

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