“Jim and Jack and Hank”
Written by Alan Jackson
It’s country. It’s clever. It’s funny.
It’s classic Alan Jackson, with his signature attention to details and refusal to do cutesy rhymes at the end of each line.
If he had sent this to radio in 1994, it would spend five weeks at #1.
Just one thing. Perhaps my ever-increasing age and work fatigue is clouding my judgment, but I could swear the melody of the verses sounds an awful lot like “Achy Breaky Heart.”
But he name checks Loretta and Willie and Tammy and George in one of those old-school talk-outs over the record fade. So all is forgiven.