Too Bad She Don’t Love Me

Pap Paul and Mark

Every once in a while I get one of the songs Pap and Paul used to do on my mind and begin to wonder if I shared the song here on the Blind Pig and The Acorn.

The song I’m sharing today filtered into my mind for some reason last week. A quick look in my archives showed I’d never shared it with you.

We filmed the song way back in 2010 and uploaded it to our YouTube channel.

I probably never used the song as one of my Pickin’ and Grinnin’ in the Kitchen Spots back then because I didn’t really care for the song. I can’t really tell you why since I love it today.

Pap and Paul learned the song from a trio album Jim and Jesse did with Charlie Louvin. Pap told Paul about the album but Paul couldn’t find it anywhere. He finally purchased it from Charlie himself when he went to visit with him.

I googled around a little to find out who wrote the song, but never came up with nothing. “Too Bad She Don’t Love Me” is one of those songs that not many people do—so a google of the song will bring up Pap and Paul’s video, which is sort of cool if you’re not looking for information about the song itself.

I hope you enjoyed the video! If you’d like to purchase some of Pap and Paul’s music check out the cds below: “Lamp Lighting Time,” and “Shepherd of my Soul.”


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    September 13, 2020 at 8:08 pm

    Well. I was born in the deepest South, GGGF from Laurens SC, still have cuz ‘s in NE Louisiana, but lived all over. Now back in hometown Seattle. Didn’t come to hill music until college and never heard BP&TA until a few years ago. If Charlie and Ira are looking down surely they must be smiling with the family of Pap and Paul. I believe the music of BP&A will be widely “discovered” some day, rest among the Appalachian greats, esp because of Pap’s singular, unique high voice harmony with Paul and his ultra clean Dove guitar playing. The spirit is really moving with them. Hair-standing often. No one can equal the Louvins, I doubt any can equal Pap and Paul.
    Very grateful for all of you, Reed

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    Ethelene Dyer Jones
    September 13, 2020 at 4:25 pm

    I enjoyed listening to Pap and Paul (and who is the third musician in the background?) play and sing “Too Bad She Don’t Love Me.” I was also glad to read the comment by Bob Dalsemer who found that the song was credited to Nashville Songwriters’ Hall of Fame, and engineer/producer/publisher Jim Mlloy. Although many thought it resembled Kenny Rogers’ “Lucille.” And I can certainly identify with
    ed Ammons’ response about how aggravating it is to get a tune in one’s head, not knowing the name of it, or its origin, and being “bothered by it all day!” Thanks for still posting during COVID-19. Are there any songs out about our pandemic yet–I guess I COULD go on-line and look. Maybe your girls can write one about “Social Distancing” “Mask Wearing” and stay six feet away from me! Stay safe, stay healthy, and thanks for Appalachian sayings, Songs, happenings, habits, way of life. I love what you post; I’m a “died-in-the-sool” Appalachian!

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    Ken Roper
    September 13, 2020 at 3:45 pm

    I listen to Aud Brown Monday thru Fridays to hear good Gospel Messages and if time doesn’t get away from him, he sings a song. He plays his own Guitar. I have been listening to him for a long time and I like him and he is Pastor of The Little Brasstown Baptist Church. I listen to him on Ch. 25,on local cable, but he is also on the Computer.

    Monte Kit mowes for me and I’ve known him since I was about 5 or 6. He is married to Linda Cole, and his step-son Preaches at 1 pm, near the school where Chitter and Chatter went to College. ( My memory isn’t working too well today. ) Monte Kit and his brother, Dusty, got Drafted for Viet Nam, so both are Veterans. Dusty was in my grade in High School at Andrews, and he died a few years ago. Daddy always said ” Old Monte Kit was the Best of Gib’s boys.”

    I wanted to be with my friends in Viet Nam, so in about 3 weeks Later I was put in 1SH for Drafting. About 3 weeks after that I got another letter from the Armed Forces stating I had two brothers already Serving in the Army and Air Force. They were talking about Bud, my oldest Brother, who had combat in the Korean war, and Harold, who was serving in the Fire and Rescue In the Air Force. I never heard from them anymore. …Ken

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    betty stephenson
    September 13, 2020 at 2:34 pm

    great song love your family singig thanks have an awesome week

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    George Pettie
    September 13, 2020 at 1:56 pm

    I loved the song

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    Bob Dalsemer
    September 13, 2020 at 11:52 am

    The song is credited to Nashville Songwriters Hall of Fame member Evan Stevens and recording engineer/producer/publisher Jim Malloy. See:

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      Sanford McKinney Jr
      September 13, 2020 at 9:22 pm

      Thank you. That’s the same site where I obtained my information which was used in the earlier comments below..

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    Ed Ammons
    September 13, 2020 at 10:57 am

    I’ve never heard the lyrics that I can remember but the melody is different. Where have I heard that before? Many times! But where? Marty Robbins? Tom T Hall? Who? That’s gonna bother me all day!

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    September 13, 2020 at 10:26 am

    Similar beat to Kenny Rogers “You Picked a Fine Time to Leave Me Lucille”?

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    Sanford McKinney Jr
    September 13, 2020 at 9:50 am

    The tune in some parts reminds me of Kenny Roger’s song, “Lucille”?
    A3 Too Bad She Don’t Love Me
    Written-By – Even Stevens, Jim Malloy
    Could this be the original writers?

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    Sherry Thacker
    September 13, 2020 at 9:12 am

    “Lucille” by Kenny Rogers

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      Sanford McKinney Jr
      September 13, 2020 at 1:48 pm

      Thank you.
      Kenny Rogers’ song “Lucille”.

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    Miss Cindy
    September 13, 2020 at 8:28 am

    Glad you found it, it’s a nice song!

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    Margie Goldstein
    September 13, 2020 at 8:27 am

    I ALWAYS look forward to hearing your beloved pap and Paul sing and play together! They’re excellent musicians! That song is a keeper. It’s your typical country love gone bad song. Maybe we can all relate to rejection if truth be told. Love and blessings to all in Jesus this blessed Sunday morning!!!

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