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I Love This Bar, Toby Keith

Låtskrivare:          Toby Keith, Scotty Emerick

Artist:                   Toby Keith

Singel:                  Skrevs sommaren2003, Släpptes 18 Aug 2003 och toppade countrylistan i 5 veckor i Nov-Dec 2003

Album:                 ‘Shock’n’Y’all  (2003)

Historien bakom låten:

Hur Toby och Scotty fick idéen till låten är inte känt. Men två år efter att låten släpptes öppnades den första restaurangen Toby Keith’s I Love This Bar & Grill i Oklahoma (Staten som Toby kommer ifrån) Det fanns omkring 20-25 barer runt om USA som mest men många av dem stängde under 2014-2015.

När låten spelades in hade de 4 verser. Men till singelversionen och videon tog man inte med den 4:e versen. Se texten under videon.

Texten

We got winners
We got losers
Chain-smokers and boozers
We got yuppies
We got bikers
We got thirsty hitchhikers
And the girls next door dress up like movie stars
Hmmm, hmmm, hmmm, hmmm, hmmm, I love this bar

We got cowboys
We got truckers
Broken-hearted fools and suckers
And we got hustlers
We got fighters
Early-birds and all-nighters
And the veterans talk about their battle scars
Hmmm, hmmm, hmmm, hmmm, hmmm, I love this bar

I love this bar
It’s my kind of place
Just walkin’ through the front door
Puts a big smile on my face
It ain’t too far
Come as you are
Hmmm, hmmm, hmmm, hmmm, hmmm, I love this bar

I’ve seen short skirts
We’ve got high-techs
Blue-collared boys and rednecks
And we got lovers
Lots of lookers
I’ve even seen dancing girls and hookers
And we like to drink our beer from a mason jar
Hmmm, hmmm, hmmm, hmmm, hmmm, I love this bar
(Yes I do)

I like my truck
I like my truck
And I like my girlfriend
I like my girlfriend
I like to take her out to dinner
I like a movie now and then But I love this bar
It’s my kind of place
Just toein’ around the dance floor
Puts a big smile on my face
No cover charge
Come as you are
Hmmm, hmmm, hmmm, hmmm, hmmm, I love this bar
Hmmm, hmmm, hmmm, hmmm, hmmm, I just love this old bar

[Verse 4] _ album version only
We got divorcees and a big bouncer man
An old jukebox and a real bad band
We got waitresses and we got barflies
A dumb-ass and a wise-guy
If you get too drunk just sleep out in your car
Reason number 672 why
Hmm, hmm, hmm I just love this bar

[Outro]
Play it on out boys
Beer-thirty’s over
Got to take it on home
Hmm, hmm, hmm I love this bar
I just love it

Covers och andra versioner

2004 Släppte Cledus T Judd en parodi på låten med namnet ”I Love NASCAR”. Toby var med och sjöng på både singelversionen och albumversion på ’Bipolard Proud’ (2004).

2006 gjorde Sammy Hagar en cover för sitt album ’Livin’ It Up’.

Videon filmades i The Cowboy Palace Saloon i Chatsworth, California (Norr om Los Angeles).

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