Pistol Packin’ Papa

Write your response to the following there questions.

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In the song “Pistol Packin’ Papa” Jimmie Rodgers sings about his exploits as an armed tough guy who you don’t want to mess with. Although the song was recorded in the 1920s, if you listen carefully to the lyrics and translate them into modern vernacular (today’s style of speech), you will find that there are distinct similarities to some of the themes in current Rap and Hip Hop songs.

Describe the image that Jimmie Rodgers hoped a 1920s listener might have of him according to the lyrics in his song. (this question will be graded by your instructor after the assignment closes)

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From the inception of honky tonk music, country songs have tried to tell a story through the lyrics. Explain what the story line is in the song “Hey Good Lookin’” by Hank Williams. (2 sentences minimum – this question will be graded by your instructor after the assignment closes)

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Summarize your thoughts and opinions on the chapter 1 "Country Music" assigned reading, and listening material. (2 sentences minimum – this question will be graded by your instructor after the assignment closes)

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