Have a favorite song that tells a story?

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The weekend project in my oldest daughter’s 9th grade literature class is to find 10 songs that tell a story (narrative poem)… and then summarize ’em… very cool assignment.

Have a favorite song that tells a story? Here are five of mine:

5. Roy Orbison’s cover of “The Comedians” written by Elvis Costello
4. Pearl Jam’s cover of “Last Kiss” written by Wayne Cochran, Joe Carpenter, Randall Hoyal & Bobby McGlon
3. Johnny Cash’s cover of “Sunday Mornin’ Comin’ Down” by Kris Kristofferson which also earned the Country Music Association Award for “Song of the Year” in 1970
2. Johnny Cash’s version of “A Boy Named Sue” written by Shel Silverstein (poet, cartoonist and author of children’s books)
1. Waylon Jennings 1977 song “Luckenbach, Texas (Back to the Basics of Love)” written by Bobby Emmons & Chips Moman is pure outlaw country magic

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