DUI - driving under the influence.
List compiled by Susan Forbes Hansen: Mindy Simmons: I Didn't Mean It, Don't Get It (A Fine Life in The Country) James McMurtry has one on one of his Columbia released albums.. It might be Down Across the Delawre for the title but I am not sure (Iceman) Dorsey Dixon of the Dixon Brothers: "Wreck on the Highway" Also recorded by Roy Acuff, The Fairfield Four, Wayne Scott and maybe The Greenbriar Boys; also on the first "Will the Circle Be Unbroken?" set. It has been recorded under various titles, including "I Didn't Hear Nobody Pray" and "Crash on the Highway" Cary Swinney: "Hair on the Windshield" Luke Liddy "The Night His Reputation Lost its Shine" on Imperfection The Austin Lounge Lizards: "The Car Hank Died In" Kip Attaway: "I'll Hold The Bottle" The Stanley Brothers: "Drunken Driver" (also recorded by Ricky Skaggs on "Bluegrass Rules") Bob Franke's latest song on that subject, Collateral Damage, is the most current...actually written for Freyda Epstein. (although reports suggest that the driver who killed Freyda set out to kill himself by driving into an oncoming car, and hers was the one he "chose") Arlon Bennett: "Black Ice" (although this appears to be a new song and not on his recordings yet) Songs about the deleterious effects of alcohol, although not necessarily about drunk driving: Fred Eaglesmith with Lynn Miles: Drinking Too Much (Lipstick Lies & Gasoline) Kitty Donohoe: The Cheater (Farmer in Florida), Roheen 001 Norman Blake: Whiskey Deaf and Whiskey Blind (Far way, Down on A Georgia Farm) Anne Hills: Your New Companion (Bittersweet Street), Redwing 5402 Rhonda Vincent: Driving Nails in My Coffin (The Storm Still Rages), Rounder Loudon Wainwright III: White Winos (Last Man on Earth), Red House 158 Fred Eaglesmith: Alcohol & Pills (Lipstick Lies & Gasoline), Razor & Tie Rory Block: Loving Whiskey
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