US Presidents Lining Up (I Think)
January 27, 2011 11:04 AM   Subscribe

I'm looking for a country music song. All I can remember is the artist, male, singing about the presidents of the US. If can remember correctly they were lining up and at a funeral (but, I could be wrong). Any suggestions as to what song it was?
posted by nam3d to Media & Arts (7 answers total) 1 user marked this as a favorite
It doesn't have the funeral part, but could you be thinking of "The Presidents" by Jonathan Coulton? It feels a little country.
posted by moviehawk at 11:06 AM on January 27, 2011

Response by poster: oviehawk unfortunately no, though I do like that song.
posted by nam3d at 11:20 AM on January 27, 2011

Best answer: James Taylor's Line Em Up has a few similar elements, but it only really mentions Richard Nixon.
posted by backwards guitar at 11:34 AM on January 27, 2011

Do you remember any of the presidents specifically?
posted by iconomy at 12:12 PM on January 27, 2011

Butch Hancock's "Own The Way Over Here" album may have a song like this:

Are all the presidents really named after the streets in Amarillo? The answer is yes, but only in the strange lyrical world of Butch Hancock's songs. While often compared, vocally and lyrically, to Bob Dylan, the comparison fails to do justice to Hancock's idiosyncratic approach. Own the Way Over Here collects songs from earlier albums like Yella Rose With Marce Lacoutre and Diamond Hill, released on his own Rainlight Records. "Talkin' About That Panama Canal" sounds a bit dated, as do most protest songs, but it remains entertaining if for no other reason than Hancock's inability to remember all the presidents' names.

Hancock is a well-known Texas musician, who sounds a bit like Bob Dylan. I couldn't find a link to the song, though.
posted by Dee Xtrovert at 12:12 PM on January 27, 2011

Johnny Cash sings a version of "Mr. Garfield" about the assassination and funeral of President Garfield. No other presidents are mentioned, but there are mourners in the streets. A long-shot, I guess, but maybe?
posted by .kobayashi. at 1:30 PM on January 27, 2011

Response by poster: backwards guitar that's it. Thanks.

And thanks to everyone else for their suggestions.
posted by nam3d at 1:15 PM on January 28, 2011

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