Can You Complete These Classic Country Lyrics?

By: Monica Lee
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Can You Complete These Classic Country Lyrics?
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About This Quiz

So you think you know your country classics. We'll see if you're the real deal or simply a country wannabe when you answer the questions on this quiz. Most people can join into the chorus of any country song. But do you know the first few bars of your favorite songs, or recognize the music before the lyrics even start? That's what this quiz will find out. It also lets you look at the lyrics, plain and simple. You'll truly get the impact of great lyrics -- all the beauty, description and attitude that can be conveyed in just one line. Take the first line of Dierks Bently's, "What was I thinking": "Becky was a beauty from south Alabama / Her daddy had a heart like a nine-pound hammer". If that doesn't set up a story, what does?  Or Gretchen Wilson's opening line for "Here for the Party": "Well I'm an eight ball-shooting, double-fisted-drinking son of a gun". Yep, you know those words are going to be accompanied by a hard-rockin' beat. So what are you waiting for? Start tapping your foot, and wigglin' your booty to some of these classic country songs. Of course, you might shed a tear or two with lyrics like, "he stopped loving her today". So keep a box of tissues near, as well as a bottle of beer. Hey, that's a great country lyric! Take the quiz now.


"I keep a close watch on this heart of mine/I keep my eyes wide open all the time..." What's the rest of this lyric?
I keep the ends out for the tie that binds%0DBecause you're mine, I walk the line.
Written and performed by the "Man in Black," "I Walk the Line" became Johnny Cash's first number one hit on the Billboard charts.
I keep the ends out for the tie that binds%0DBecause you're mine, I'm feelin' fine.
You and I are the glue that binds%0DBecause you're mine, I walk the line.
I keep the ends out for the tie that binds%0DBecause you're mine, I walk the fine line.

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"The Devil went down to Georgia, he was looking for a soul to steal ..." What's the rest of this lyric?
He was in my mind, 'cause he was in a bind, he was willing to make a deal.
He was in a bind, 'cause he was way behind, he was willing to make a deal.
"The Devil Went Down to Georgia" was written and performed by the Charlie Daniels Band. The song's verses are closer to being spoken rather than sung.
He was in a line and was way behind, he was willing to make a deal.
He doing just fine, and in my mind, he was willing to make a deal.

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"Mamma's don't let _________." How would you finish this lyric?
Your children grow up to be cowboys.
Your children fall to pieces.
Your babies grow up to be cowboys.
This Willie Nelson and Waylon Jennings duet was actually a cover song. It was originally written and sung in 1975 by Ed Bruce. However with their star power, Willie's and Waylon's rendition peaked at No. 1 in March 1978.
Your children grow up to be coal miners.

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"I hear the train a comin', It's rollin' 'round the bend ..." What's the rest of this lyric?
And I ain't seen my lover since I don't know when.
And I haven't had a great future since I could fend.
And I ain't seen clean clothes since I could mend.
And I ain't seen the sunshine since I don't know when.
Johnny Cash wrote "Folsom Prison Blues" while he was serving in the United States Air Force. He was inspired while watching the movie "Inside the Walls Of Folsom Prison".

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"Pretty woman, walkin' down the street ..." What's the rest of this lyric?
Pretty woman, lookin' at you is a treat.
Pretty woman, with pumps on her feet.
Pretty woman, the kind I like to meet.
"Pretty Woman" is a song recorded and co-written by Roy Orbison. Released in August 1964, it spent three weeks at number one on the Billboard Hot 100.
Pretty woman, with a bag of tasty treats.

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"Blame it all on my roots, I showed up in boots ..." What's the rest of this lyric?
And stomped on your teddy bear.
And walked into your waiting lair.
And ruined your black tie affair.
"Friends in Low Places" is a Garth Brooks' song, released on August 6, 1990. It won both the Academy of Country Music and Country Music Association awards for 1990 Single of the Year.
And stomped on your apples and pears.

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"Chew tobacco, chew tobacco, chew tobacco, ____________." What is the correct word to finish the lyric?
Spit
Blake Shelton brings another classic hit to his HUGE list of hits with the song, "Boys 'Round Here". The first line sums up the tone of the song. " Red red red red red red red red redneck."
Split
Quit
Lit

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"Getting cards and letters from people I don't even know..." What's the rest of the lyrics?
And offices all over my home.
And friends who want money on loan.
And girls who are nuthin' but bones.
And offers comin' over the phone.
Glen Campbell's "Rhinestone Cowboy," written by Larry Weis, was a song that Glen Campbell identified with; the survival and making it, particularly when the chips are down.

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"Busted flat in Baton Rouge, waitin' for a train..." What's the rest of the lyrics?
Feelin more than faded as my jeans.
Feelin' nearly faded as my jeans.
"Me and Bobby McGee" is a song written by American singer-songwriter Kris Kristofferson and songwriter Fred Foster. You may recognize this song from other singers who covered it including Johnny Cash, Janis Joplin, Kenny Rogers and many more.
Feelin' nearly hated as my beans.
Feelin' more hated than my jeans.

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Now comes a harder question. What's the rest of this lyric? "I can make anybody pretty..."
I can make you believe any lie.
The song "Alcohol" written and performed by Brad Paisley was nominated for two Grammys: Best Country Song and Best Country Male Vocal.
I can make you fly.
I can make you high.
I can make you fly high in the sky.

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"Becky was a beauty from south Alabama ..." What's the rest of this lyric?
Her daddy just said, "Damn her!"
"What Was I Thinkin'" was co-written and performed by Dierks Bentley. The song became his first number one hit on the U.S. Billboard Hot Country Songs chart in September 2003.
Her daddy had a big ol' hammer.
Her daddy just got out of the slammer.
Her daddy had a heart like a nine-pound hammer.

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"Did lovers really fall in love to stay, and stand beside each other, come what may?" What's the rest of this lyric?
Was a lie really something people kept%0DAnd then hidden, ready to forget.
Was a marriage really something people kept%0DNot just something they would say and then forget
Was a contract really something people kept%0DNot just something they would say and then forget
Was a promise really something people kept%0DNot just something they would say and then forget
Recorded in 1985, "(Grandpa) Tell Me 'Bout the Good Ol' Days" was performed by The Judds. The song became their sixth #1 song on the Billboard magazine Hot Country Singles chart.

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It's part of the chorus, "Every little thing that you do..." What's the rest of this lyric?
Sadly, I'm amazed by you
Quite simply, I'm amazed by you.
There is quite a few.
Baby, I'm amazed by you
"Amazed" was performed by Lonestar, and what's amazing is their version is their longest-lasting number one single and biggest hit, spending eight weeks at the top of the Billboard country chart.

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"Maybe I didn't love you..." What's the rest of this lyric?
Quite as often as I should have.
"Always on My Mind" is a song written by Wayne Carson, Johnny Christopher and Mark James and has been recorded many times.%0D Elvis Presley recorded it in 1972; John Wesley Ryles in 1979; Willie Nelson's Grammy Award-winning version in 1982; the Pet Shop Boys in 1987; as well as other popular singers.
Just as much as I should have.
When and where I should have.
As much as you loved me.

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"Well I'm an eight ball-shooting double-fisted drinking son of a gun ..." What's the rest of this lyric?
I wear my jeans a little tight, just to watch the little boys come undone.
"Here for the Party" was on Gretchen Wilson debut album. It reached the top of the US country charts in May 2004 and number two on the Billboard 200 album charts.
I swear my words for a fright, just to watch the big boys come undone.
I wear my jeans, ready to fight, just to watch the big boys come undone.
I wear my jeans a little tight, just so the boys can see my sights.

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"He put that bottle to his head and pulled the trigger, and finally drank away her memory ..." What's the rest of this lyric?
Time is short but this time it was bigger.
Life is short but this time it was bigger.
Some of the rest of the "Whiskey Lullaby" performed by Brad Paisley is, "We found him with his face down in the pillow/With a note that said "I'll love her 'til I die"/And when we buried him beneath the willow/The angels sang a whiskey lullaby."
Guilt can be short, but this time it was bigger.
Love can be short, but this time it was bigger.

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"Tumble outta bed and stumble to the kitchen ... " What's the rest of this lyric?
Pour myself a cup of ambition.
This song, entitled "9 to 5" was written for the comedy film "9 to 5", starring Jane Fonda, Lily Tomlin and Dolly Parton in her film debut.
Pour myself a cup of nutrition.
Find myself asking permission.
Find myself in a strange condition.

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"He stopped loving her today, they placed a wreath upon his door ..." What's the rest of this lyric?
And soon they find another way. He stopped loving her today.
It fell onto the floor, when he stopped loving her yesterday.
And soon they'll carry him away. He stopped loving her today
"He Stopped Loving Her Today" was recorded by George Jones in April, 1980. It has been named as one of the greatest country songs of all time.
And soon they will have to rake the hay, he stopped loving her today.

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"I knew a man, Bojangles and he danced for you, in worn out shoes ... " What's the rest of this lyric?
Silver hair and ragged pants and a funny tie. The old soft shoe.
Scraggly hair and ragged pants and ragged shirt. The old soft shoe.
Silver hair, a ragged shirt and baggy pants. The old soft shoe.
The Nitty Gritty Dirt Band, an American country rock band, recorded a cover version of Jerry Jeff Walker's "Mr. Bojangles" which became the band's first hit.
Scraggly hair and ragged clothes, and the old soft shoe.

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"Between Hank Williams' pain songs and Newberry's train songs and Blue Eyes Cryin' in the Rain ..." What's the rest of this lyric?
Out in Luckenville, Kansas ain't nobody feelin' no pain
Out in Luckenbach, Texas ain't nobody feelin' no pain.
Luckenbach, Texas is so small it's barely even a town, but Waylon Jennings made the place famous in his song. Released on April 11, 1977, this song was Jennings’ first crossover hit as a solo artist,
Out in Luckenbach, Texas is anybody feelin' any pain?
Out in Luckenville, Texas I'm lookin' for some fame.

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"Hold the door, say please, say thank you. Don't steal, don't cheat and don't lie ..." What's the rest of this lyric?
You know where your treasures lie, but always stay humble and kind.
You know that your trail is fine, but always stay humble and kind.
I know you have treasures to find, but always stay humble and kind.
I know you have mountains to climb but always stay humble and kind.
"Humble and Kind" is a song written by Lori McKenna and recorded by Tim McGraw on Jan. 20, 2016. The song won the award for Best Country Song at the 59th Annual Grammy Awards.

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"Might have a little dust on my boots, but we're gonna dance ..." What's the rest of this lyric?
The dust right off them tonight.
"Dirt on My Boots" was written by Rhett Akins, Jesse Frasure and Ashley Gorley and recorded by Jon Pardi. You can't help but dance when you hear this song.
The crust right off them tonight.
The mud right off them tonight.
The blues right off them tonight.

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"Just another rebel in the great wide open on the boulevard of open dreams ..." What's the rest of this lyric?
Learned everything I need to know, how to cook, including how to make pork and beans.
Learned everything I need to know from my mother, my father and John 3:16
Learned everything I need to know from John Cougar, John Deere, John 3:16
"John Cougar, John Deere, John 3:16" is a song written by Shane McAnally, Ross Copperman and Josh Osborne and recorded by Keith Urban. The song peaked at number two on both the Hot Country Songs chart and on the Country Airplay chart.
Learned everything I need to know from me, myself and John 3:16

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"Are you going to kiss me, or not?" What's the rest of this lyric?
Are we going to do this or what?
"Are You Gonna Kiss Me or Not" became Thompson Square's first number one hit on the Country Songs chart April 9, 2011. The song has been certified two times Platinum by the RIAA.
Are we going to dance or what?
Are we going to sleep or what?
Are we going to jump high or not?

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"So tell him that's it's over, then bring it on over, stringing him along, any longer girl ..." What's the rest of this lyric?
It's just taking precious time.
It's just an old pick-up line.
It's one way to say you're mine.
It's just wasting precious time.
"Break Up with Him" is a song by Old Dominion. It peaked at number one on the Billboard Country Airplay chart, giving the band their first number-one country hit!

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"You get your hands in it, plant your roots in it ..." What's the rest of this lyric?
Tasty bites and your body works out in it (dirt)
Dusty headlights dance with your boots in it (dirt).
"Dirt" was recorded by American country music duo Florida Georgia Line. "Dirt" rose to number one on the Billboard Hot Country Songs chart and reached its million sales mark in the US in October 2014.
Pretty kites in flight dance in it (dirt).
Bright headlights dance with your boots in it (dirt).

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"I don't wanna steal your freedom, I don't wanna change your mind ..." What's the rest of this lyric?
I don't wanna fly above you, I just wanna take your time.
I don't wanna want to go above you, I just wanna take your time.
I don't have to make you scrub me, I just wanna take your time.
I don't have to make you love me, I just wanna take your time.
"Take Your Time" was recorded by Sam Hunt. The song earned double platinum status on Aug. 7, 2015

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"Every time you kiss me ..." What's the rest of this lyric?
It's like sunshine and whiskey.
"Sunshine & Whiskey" was recorded by American country music artist Frankie Ballard. The song peaked at number one on the Billboard Country Airplay chart, giving Ballard his second number-one hit on that chart.
It's like being fun and frisky.
It's just like I want to be risky.
It's like you already miss me.

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"Love is a burning thing and it makes a fiery ring ..." What's the rest of this lyric?
Bringing me a bit higher, I fell into a ring of fire.
Bringing me the wild desire, I fell into a ring of fire.
"Ring of Fire", is a song written by June Carter Cash and Merle Kilgore and recorded by Johnny Cash. In March, 1963, the song became one of the biggest hits of Cash's career, staying at number one on the country chart for seven weeks.
Making me stop being a liar, I fell into a ring of fire.
Bringing me to a church spire, I fell into a ring of fire.

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"I went skydiving, I went Rocky Mountain climbing ..." What's the rest of the lyrics?
I went 2.7 seconds on a bull named Fumanchu.
"Live Like You Were Dying" is a song recorded by Tim McGraw, and written by Tim Nichols and Craig Wiseman. It was Single of the Year and Song of the Year at the 2004 Country Music Association Awards
I danced for hours with the band named Fu manchu.
I wasted 2.7 seconds waiting for something to do.
I splashed for hours with a dolphin named Mr. Lou

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"I took a Louisville slugger to both head lights/I slashed a hole in all four tires ..." What's the rest of the lyrics?
Maybe next time he'll show me another feat.
Maybe next time he'll think before he cheats.
"Before He Cheats" was written by Chris Tompkins and Josh Kear and recorded by Carrie Underwood. The song became the first-ever country song to sell over two million digitally and was once the best-selling country song of all time.
Maybe next time he'll wash his feet.
Maybe next time he won't need so much sleep.

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"Cowboy take me away, Fly this girl as high as you can into the wild blue ..." What's the rest of the lyrics?
Set me free, oh, I pray, rolling a seven and eleven, and closer to you.
Set me free, oh, I say, "look at the heaven above, see I'm closer to you."
Set me free, oh, I pray, Closer to heaven above and closer to you.
"Cowboy Take Me Away" was recorded by Dixie Chicks, and ranked at #1 on the US Hot Country Songs Billboard.
Set me free, oh I pray, closer to Kevin and Kate and closer to you.

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"Like strawberry wine and seventeen ..." What's the rest of the lyrics?
The hot July moon saw everything.
Deana Carter recorded "Strawberry Wine," which became her first number one hit on the US Billboard Hot Country Singles.
The hot July sun saw everything.
The hot July sun saw nothing.
The hot July moon saw nothing.

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"Stuck at a red light outside an adult bookstore..." What's the rest of the lyrics?
He said, "why are we stopping at this store?"
He said, "Daddy, what are all those XXXs for?'"
This Reba McEntire song, "What Do You Say" reached number three on the Billboard Hot Country Singles & Tracks chart in January 2000 and number 31 on the Billboard Hot 100 becoming her first crossover hit.
He said, "Daddy I don't want to go no more."
He said, Mommy "what are all the XXX's for?"

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"Her daddy says he ain't worth a lick, When it comes to brains ..." What's the rest of the lyrics?
He got the short end of the stick.
"She's in Love with the Boy" is a song about a teenage couple named Katie and Tommy in a small town about to get married. Katie's father does not approve of their relationship. The song was recorded by Trisha Yearwood and was the first of five number one songs on the country chart for her.
He is too shallow and slick.
Nothin' in him ticks.
He's slow and needs a kick.

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