what it is: hag favorites iii
where i found it: various record bins
On this one Merle and his small town friends scratch their heads and try to figure out what a guy from the city could possibly be doing climbing up a hill every day in the direction of where a pretty girl lives. The stupid backup singing gives it an extra edge. I thought the question often asked in the South was "what in Sam HELL is going on?", but Merle seems to think it's "Sam HILL". Maybe he's just adapting it to his purposes and you probably weren't allowed to say "hell" on country radio in those days anyway. At the end I find the lines "he wont tell us" and "wish I knew" particularly enjoyable, but I can't really articulate why.
what in sam hill's going on?