Right out of the blocks, … with nothing to warm up with, … go to song time and again is … You Win Again.
Can't go wrong with it.
It is etched in stone in my mind.
It always sounds good.
And that little triad riff repeated throughout it is so heart warming, and it always comes off so perfect every time — and all the time, and from way back in time from when I can't remember. (but at least as early as 1973 when Europe '72 first caught my attention)
And Hank Williams wrote it, too. (1952)
I especially like the high-note-lead note-triplets that Jerry punches out, which anyone can render, and which pierce the night, and always turn heads if you're not alone.
But more than all of this, … someone hands you an acoustic guitar and says, "I hear you can play guitar." Maybe you've had a few beers, maybe you're not in the mood, maybe a million things, but you can still accept the guitar, play one song, and if it is the Europe '72 version of You Win Again, when you hand the guitar back, you'll hear a polite, "Thank you."
And maybe you'll hear some clapping from nearby, too.