Short Song Title Top Ten: Ace (#6)

@FourWalls (15302)
United States
April 20, 2018 10:07pm CST
I had to go to the funeral home today to pay respects to my dad's cousin-by-marriage and best friend, then I had to go by the nursing home to tell my aunt that he'd passed away (he and my aunt used to work together). Rough, rough day. There's some epsom salts water waiting for me, but first, here's another song from my list of favorite really short song titles. #6: Ace - Jimmy Buffett After Jimmy Buffett became famous all of his early material started being re-released (which is typical....I've mentioned a number of times that's happened with artists, including a great Charlie Rich song I recently used). This was originally recorded in 1971 and released to the sound of crickets chirping. After everyone found their lost shaker of salt, though, the album was re-released (under different titles). And that's a good thing, because this is a good song. I've often mentioned that I'm more of a fan of Buffett's serious material than the why don't we get drunk and have a cheeseburger in Margaritaville at 5 o'clock stuff. I mean, that's got its place, but if you think that's all there is to Jimmy Buffett, you're wrong. Here we have a shining early example of that fact: a song about an illiterate homeless man ("Ace can't read, and Ace can't write, and he sleeps on a bench at night") who fell for the lie of big-city life ("from a poor dirt farm to dirty streets is really not much change") 50 years ago. Yeah, this is my kind of Jimmy Buffett. Ace Written by Jimmy Buffett Recorded by Jimmy Buffett From High Cumberland Jubilee, 1971 He ain't bitter, he ain't sweet:
Provided to YouTube by The Orchard Enterprises Ace · Jimmy Buffett High Cumberland Jubilee ? 1975 Barnaby Records, Inc. Released on: 2007-02-26 Music Publish...
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@JohnRoberts (63340)
• Los Angeles, California
21 Apr
I thought you were more Ace of Base.
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@TRBRocks420 (82989)
• Banks, Oregon
21 Apr
Pretty good song. I always liked Jimmy Buffet.
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@teamfreak16 (41526)
• Colorado Springs, Colorado
17 Jun
Ace Frehley should cover this song! With vocals by Paul Carrack!
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@garymarsh6 (14429)
• United Kingdom
21 Apr
The video tells me it is not available. I love Ace of Base though!
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