Dale Watson's Tiger Airways Blues Song (VIDEO)

Posted Jul 21st 2011 09:45 AM



Dale Watson, YouTube

Country singer Dale Watson has written a blues song about an unlikely subject: Tiger Airways.

Watson was traveling from Melbourne to Sydney en route to a festival in April when the budget airline, which has since been grounded, charged him $500 in excess baggage fees for a box of CDs worth $3,000, the Sydney Morning Herald reports.

The airline then lost the box of CDs, leaving Watson with nothing to sell at the festival. The airline has since failed to reimburse the singer.

An angry Watson promised the airline that he would write a song about the ordeal and post it on YouTube. He wasn't kidding, watch it below.

Watson takes on the airline's customer service staff in the song, and recalls a "heated discussion" he had with a PR manager, whom he names.

This isn't the first time someone has written a song about being a disgruntled traveler. In 2009, United Airlines reportedly broke Dave Carroll's guitar. Carroll wrote a song, "United Breaks Guitar," which garnered millions of page views.

Check it out below:

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Dale is the real deal. Voice of gold, Texas country. Not Nashville at all. I've been to dozens of his shows here in Texas and he never disappoints. He's good, funny, and talented - that is exactly why he has a following in the alt Country genre all over the world, just as Jimbo pointed out below.

July 25 2011 at 9:28 PM Report abuse +1 rate up rate down Reply

Sounds like alot of folks who have commented here only think of Randy Travis when they think country... sort of like the judges on American Idol. Please, Randy was a good country star and very true to country roots, but he isn't the icon you all would make him out to be. COmparisons to Johnny Cash were numerous.. true, this guy does have that old timey country sound, but give this guy a break. He knows what he's doing, which is why he was in Australia, not Nashville. He's earning a living off of people who still appreciate outdated old time country music. My hat's off to this etrepreneur and I thought the song was worded brilliantly.

July 23 2011 at 1:28 AM Report abuse +1 rate up rate down Reply

Why didn't I think to take a pen and pad along on my last vacation. I could've written a heckuva song about United Airlines and the Dallas Airport!

July 23 2011 at 1:23 AM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply

I have nothing against country music, and evidently the author doesn't know anything about music! lol Call it blues? lol Give me a break! This is really a poor rip on Johnny Cash stuff.

July 22 2011 at 6:14 AM Report abuse +4 rate up rate down Reply

Ae least hes not one of those saggy pants sideways cap rap crap noise makers.

July 22 2011 at 5:21 AM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply

Good job Dale. Don't know of ya, but I love ya!!

July 22 2011 at 12:43 AM Report abuse +1 rate up rate down Reply

You go, Dale! Kick some Tiger tail! Glad they're grounded.

July 22 2011 at 12:21 AM Report abuse +1 rate up rate down Reply
Ed Baggett

I heard of Johnny Cash but not this guy..

July 21 2011 at 11:54 PM Report abuse +1 rate up rate down Reply
1 reply to Ed Baggett's comment

He's traditional country.

July 22 2011 at 12:09 AM Report abuse +2 rate up rate down Reply

This song sucks. Tiger Airways are also a piece of S**T!

July 21 2011 at 11:52 PM Report abuse -2 rate up rate down Reply
mikie walker

sorry your not randy travis

July 21 2011 at 11:44 PM Report abuse -3 rate up rate down Reply

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