Significant Song Number 6

:"Lonesome, On'ry, and Mean" by Waylon Jennings

   This is the title track from Waylon's first Outlaw album, released in 1973. Already the process mentioned in Significant Song Number 5 had moved along quite well. Waylon was the bassist of Buddy Holly and the Crickets who gave up his seat on the plane that crashed "The Day the Music Died". This album was the first that Waylon co-produced and shows his distinct imprint. Reaching #8 on the Country charts, the album cemented Waylon's career and paved the way for greater things.
   The song has a definite rock beat and demonstrates the blending of genres. Jokingly, I say I want it played at a retirement party, should I have one, primarily for the title's sake.