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Old 05-14-2019, 11:51 AM
Annie-Xmas is offline
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Tom Paxton wrote and recorded the song "Thank You Republic Airlines" on his 1985 album One Million Lawyers and Other Disasters, based on a real life incidence:

Thank you, Republic Airlines, for splintering the neck on my guitar!
My guitar case was so strong that nothing could go through it,
Way to go Republic, only you could do it,
Crash bang, Republic Airlines, in the field of demolition, you'll go far!
For you took it as a challenge when I turned in my case.
and you saw the fragile stickers glued all over the place,
May a team of mad flamenco dancers do to your face
What you did to the neck on my guitar!

There could no satisfaction greater than if,
You should be the next to go the way of Braniff!