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Friday, March 28, 2014

The Arkansas Traveler (song)

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Piano score for a portion of The Arkansas Traveler. While the song was originally composed on a fiddle, it has since been rewritten for several different instruments and occasions.

"The Arkansas Traveler" was the state song of Arkansas from 1949 to 1963; it has been the state historical song since 1987. The music was composed in the 19th century by Colonel Sanford C. 'Sandy' Faulkner (1806–1874); the current official lyrics were written by a committee in 1947 in preparation for its naming as the state song.

Arkansas' other official state songs are "Arkansas" (state anthem) as well as "Arkansas (You Run Deep In Me)" & "Oh, Arkansas" (both state songs).

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Tune for Arkansas Traveler

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The bumble bee verse has become a popular children's song, but has altered lyrics from the original:

I'm bringing home a baby bumble bee
Won't my mommy be so proud of me?
I'm bringing home a baby bumble bee
Ouch! It stung me!

Lyrics

The song is traditionally known to have had several versions of lyrics, which are much older than the copyrighted song. The official lyrics as the state historical song of Arkansas are copyrighted and can be found on the website of the Arkansas Secretary of State.

Official version (composed by the Arkansas State Song Selection Committee in 1947) Peter Pan version Albert Bigelow Paine's 1st version (from The Arkansaw Bear: A Tale of Fanciful Adventure
On a lonely road quite long ago,
A trav'ler trod with fiddle and a bow;
While rambling thru the country rich and grand,
He quickly sensed the magic and the beauty of the land.

Chorus
For the wonder state we'll sing a song,
And lift our voices loud and long.
For the wonder state we'll shout hurrah!
And praise the opportunities we find in Arkansas.

Many years have passed, the trav'lers gay,
Repeat the tune along the highway;
And every voice that sings the glad refrain
Re-echoes from the mountains to the fields of growing grain.

Chorus
Oh, once upon a time in Arkansas,
An old man sat in his little cabin door
And fiddled at a tune that he liked to hear,
A jolly old tune that he played by ear.
It was raining hard, but the fiddler didn't care,
He sawed away at the popular air,
Tho' his rooftree leaked like a waterfall,
That didn't seem to bother the man at all.

A traveler was riding by that day,
And stopped to hear him a-practicing away;
The cabin was a-float and his feet were wet,
But still the old man didn't seem to fret.
So the stranger said "Now the way it seems to me,
You'd better mend your roof," said he.
But the old man said as he played away,
"I couldn't mend it now, it's a rainy day."

The traveler replied, "That's all quite true,
But this, I think, is the thing to do;
Get busy on a day that is fair and bright,
Then patch the old roof till it's good and tight."
But the old man kept on a-playing at his reel,
And tapped the ground with his leathery heel.
"Get along," said he, "for you give me a pain;
My cabin never leaks when it doesn't rain."
Oh, 'twas down in the woods of the Arkansaw,
And the night was cloudy and the wind was raw,
And he didn't have a bed, and he didn't have a bite,
And if he hadn't fiddled, he'd a travelled all night.

But he came to a cabin, and an old gray man,
And says he, "Where am I going? Now tell me if you can."

"Oh, we'll have a little music first and then some supper, too,
But before we have the supper we will play the music through.
You'll forget about your supper, you'll forget about your home,
You'll forget you ever started out in Arkansaw to roam."

Now the old man sat a-fiddling by the little cabin door,
And the tune was pretty lively, and he played it o'er and o'er,
And the stranger sat a-list'ning and a-wond'ring what to do,
As he fiddled and he fiddled, but he never played it through.

Then the stranger asked the fiddler, "Won't you play the rest for me?"
"Don't know it," says the fiddler. "Play it for yourself!" says he.

Then the stranger took the fiddle, with a riddy-diddle-diddle,
And the strings began to tingle at the jingle of the bow,
While the old man sat and listened, and his eyes with pleasure glistened,
As he shouted, "Hallelujah! And hurray for Joe!"
Albert Bigelow Paine's 2nd version Traditional children's version
Oh, there was a little boy and his name was Bo,
Went out into the woods when the moon was low,
And he met an old bear who was hungry for a snack,
And his folks are still a-waiting for Bosephus to come back.

For the boy became the teacher of this kind and gentle creature
Who can play upon the fiddle in a very skillful way.
And they'll never, ever sever, and they'll travel on forever,
Bosephus and the fiddle and the old black bear.
I'm bringin' home a baby bumblebee
Won't my mommy be so proud of me
I'm bringin' home a baby bumblebee—Ow! It stung me!

I'm squishin' up my baby bumblebee
Won't my mommy be so proud of me
I'm squishin' up my baby bumblebee-Yuck! It's dirty!

I'm lickin' up my baby bumble bee
Won't my mommy be so proud of me
I'm lickin' up my baby bumble bee-Ick! I feel sick!

I'm throwin' up my baby bumble bee
Won't my mommy be so proud of me
I'm throwin' up my baby bumble bee-Oh! What a mess!

I'm wipin' up my baby bumble bee
Won't my mommy be so proud of me
I'm wipin' up my baby bumble bee-Oops! Mommy's new towel!

I'm wringin' out my baby bumble bee
Won't my mommy be so proud of me
I'm wringin' out my baby bumble bee-Bye-bye baby bumblebee!

Uses in film

"The Arkansas Traveler" was frequently featured in animated cartoons in the 1930's and 1940's, most prolifically by Carl Stalling in music he composed for the Merrie Melodies and Looney Tunes series. It usually was played, sloppily, when a yokel, hillbilly, or "country bumpkin" character would appear on screen.
A slow version of the "Bringing home a baby bumble-bee" version is sung by Beaky Buzzard in some of his Looney Tunes appearances, notably "Bugs Bunny Gets the Boid". This probably use the same yokel image that the tune evokes elsewhere in the Warner Bros. cartoon series.

The popularity and joyfulness of "The Arkansas Traveler" was attested to in the 1932 Academy Award-winning Laurel and Hardy short, The Music Box. In this film, the boys labored to haul a player piano up a long flight of stairs and into a house through a bedroom window. Near the conclusion of their adventure, as they are starting to clean up their mess surrounding the newly installed piano, Stan and Ollie play a roll of "Patriotic Melodies". They dance with much grace and amusement to "The Arkansas Traveler", followed briefly by "Dixie". Marvin Hatley, who composed Laurel and Hardy's "Cuckoo" theme song, was the pianist for this sequence; the player piano was not real.

Vaudeville

"The Arkansas Traveler" was a popular comedy sketch on the vaudeville circuit. It revolved around the encounter of a (usually lost) traveling city person with a local, wise-cracking fiddle player. Various jokes at the expense of the "city slicker" were interspersed with instrumental versions of the song. In many versions, the city person is also a fiddle player, and as the sketch progresses, eventually learns the tune and plays along with the country bumpkin.

The contemporary singer Michelle Shocked includes a Vaudville-style version of "Arkansas Traveler" on her 1992 album of the same name. Jerry Garcia and David Grisman also do a version on their 1993 album Not for Kids Only.

In other media

Eck Robertson and Henry C. Gilliland's 1922 recording of "Arkansaw Traveler" [sic] (Victor 18956) was selected for the 2002 National Recording Registry.


The song is the centerpiece of The Legend of the Arkansas Traveler, a short "Concert Paraphrase on an Old American Fiddle Tune" for orchestra composed by Harl McDonald in 1939.

Children's entertainer Raffi used the melody of "The Arkansas Traveler" for the song "Peanut Butter Sandwich," which appears on his album Singable Songs for the Very Young.

External links

Source: Wikipedia





There's A Candle Burning

Lyrics:

G                   C
Even in the darkest night
G
There’s a candle burning
D
There’s a candle burning

Even when you can’t see its light

There’s a candle burning
There’s a candle burning
C  D                      G   Em   C

It’s burning just for you
It’s burning just for you

Even in the coldest wind

There’s a candle burning
There’s a candle burning

Even when you fall down again

There’s a candle burning
There’s a candle burning

It’s burning just for you
It’s burning just for you
It’s burning just for you
It’s burning just for you

Even in the hardest rain

There’s a candle burning
There’s a candle burning

Even in your deepest pain

There’s a candle burning
There’s a candle burning

It’s burning just for you
It’s burning just for you
It’s burning just for you
It’s burning just for you



Source:  songdrops.com

I Was Born In Oklahoma (Why Am I Singing This Way)

Lyrics:

Song by Bryant Oden

Lyrics and guitar chords/tabs:

GC  GD  GC  GDG

G                  C
I was born in oklahoma
G                        D
I always liked the oak aroma
G                    C
But one thing I don’t knowa
G             D               G
Why am I singing this way?

I’ve never seen a British movie
I’m sure they’re mostly pretty groovy
But one thing that’s confused me
Why am I singing this way?

When I was young I moved to Texas
I’m as Texan as Tex Mex is
But on thing that perplexes
Why am I singing this way?

I like to go to MIssissippi
But they call me an English hippy
I say don’t be so blooming lippy
Why am I singing this way?



Source: songdrops.com

If Our Love Was An Outhouse

Lyrics:

1st fret  GCD
G                                                               C
If our love was some swamp gas, it would make a sweet sound
G                                                          C
If our love was a skunk butt it would stay on the ground
G                                            C
If our love was a camel it wouldn’t much spit
G                              C                           D                                    G
If our love was an outhouse, it would smell like a barbeque pit
G                                           C
I wrote this sweet love song special for you
G                        C                              D               G
Since I forgot your birthday it’s the least I could do
CHORUS:
C                                   D
I love you as far as a turkey can fly
I love you as long as a lizard stays dry
I love you as strong as a turtle can swim
C                   D           C                   D        G
I love you as deep as the doodoo I’m in
If our love was a cockroach it could jump really high
If our love was a mushroom it would be a fungi
If our love was bread pudding it would hardly have mold
If our love was an outhouse, it would be made of gold
I wrote this sweet love song special for you
Next time I’ll notice your brand new hair dew
I love you as far as a turkey can fly
I love you as long as a lizard stays dry
I love you as strong as a turtle can swim
I love you as deep as the doodoo I’m in
If our love was a chicken it would have purty wings
If our love was a cowpie, it would make noses sing
If our love was a trash dump it would have no dead mice
If our love was an outhouse, it would have no horse flies
I wrote this sweet love song special for you
I think I MISSpelled your name on my two new tattoos
But I love you as far as a turkey can fly
I love you as long as a lizard stays dry
I love you as strong as a turtle can swim
I love you as deep as the doodoo I’m in
If our love was a camel it wouldn’t much spit
If our love was an outhouse it would smell like a barbeque pit
I wrote this sweet love song special for you
Don’t thank me just make me more cornbread and stew
Honey you’re sweeter than bathtub mildew



Source:  songdrops.com

Betty Botter Bought A Bit Of Butter

Lyrics:

C                                             G
Betty Botter bought a bit of butter
G                                                        C
But she said this bit of butter’s bitter bitter
F                                                                C
But a bit of better butter mixed with this butter bitter
G                                                           C
just might make my bit of bitter butter better



Source:  songdrops.com

The CBA Song (the Backwards Alphabet Song)

Lyrics:

Song by Bryant Oden

This is a fun little song that’s a new twist on the old ABCs alphabet song.  The song lists the letters backwards, in reverse order.  Can you do it without looking? (Well, I couldn’t either until I practiced).

Lyrics to the CBA Song:

ZYXWVUT SRQ Then comes P ONM LKJ IHGFEDCBA
Now I know my CBAs. Bet you can’t sing them this way






Source: Youtube.com

The Tomato Song

Lyrics:

(I usually capo to 2nd fret. Whatever works best for your voice…
INTRO
C C C C
C                C                      F                         G
I don’t like tomatoes and I don’t think they like me
C               C                                         F             G
I wouldn’t say I hate them and they’re not my enemy
F                            C                  F                G
We do our best to co-exist by staying far apart
C          C                          F          G           C    G        CC
I don’t like tomatoes they always make me far too unhappy
Now you might like tomatoes and that’s ok with me
But please don’t put one on my plate or SPLAT one on my knee
Spaghetti sauce, tomato soup, I love with all my heart
But I don’t like tomatoes, they always make me far too unhappy
Maybe you thought there’d be a happy ending to this song
Like I’d try a tomato and realize I was wrong
But no such luck, this song ends the same way it did start
I don’t like tomatoes they always make me
I don’t like tomatoes and I don’t think they like me
I wouldn’t say I hate them but you won’t find one near me
We do our best to co-exist by staying far apart
I don’t like tomatoes they always make me
F G C G C F G C G C
I don’t like tomatoes they always make me far too unhappy



Source: Youtube.com

Woodchuck

Lyrics:

G
How much wood would a woodchuck chuck if a woodchuck could chuck wood
C
How much wood would a woodchuck chuck
G
if a woodchuck could chuck wood
C                G           C                   G
How much wood would a woodchuck chuck
C                  G               C      G
if a woodchuck could chuck wood in a truck
C          G                 C              G
As much wood as as woodchuck could
C              D                   G
if a woodchuck could chuck wood.



Source: Youtube.com

Sally Sells Seashells By The Shiny Sea Shore

Lyrics:

Sally sells seashells by the shiny sea shore
So she can see the shimmering silver ships
In sun-shiny summers she strolls along the sea shore
Shoelessly splashing summersaults while she skips


Song credits for Sally Sells Seashells:
 
Song by Bryant Oden
Scott Martin – co-producer, engineering, mixing, and arranging, all keyboards.  ScottMartinMusic.com




Source: Youtube.com


The Long Word Song

Lyrics:

Not Available



Source: Youtube.com

This Song Is Stuck Inside My Head

Lyrics:

Bryant Oden

G                         D                      C                G
This song is stuck inside my head and it won’t go away
G                      D                      C                      D
It started when I first woke up and It’s been here all day
G                D          C                     D
I don’t understand it. Why did this one stick?
G                            D                      C              D                  G
There’s so many cooler songs I wish my brain would pick!   
This song is stuck inside my head  And I can’t get it out.
What makes it even worse is that that’s what this song’s about
The doctor said don’t worry. It won’t stay for long
But every time I go to her She’s humming this dumb song.
I hope you never hear it. But if you do, be strong.
Hey I think the stupid thing is finally gone)
NOPE!



Source: Youtube.com

The Duck Song

Lyrics:

The Duck Song is easy to play, since it’s the same chord progression through the whole song, CCFG.  4th or 5rd fret on your guitar, whichever works best for your voice…
C                     C         F                G
A duck walked up to a lemonade stand
C                      C      F                G
and he said to the man running the stand
C  C   F            G
Hey. got any grapes?

Here are the full lyrics to song:

A duck walked up to a lemonade stand
and he said to the man running the stand
Hey. got any grapes?

The man said no we just sell lemonade.  It’s cold and its fresh and it’s all home made.  Can I sell you glass? The duck said “I’ll pass”.
Then he waddled away.  Till the very next day.

When the duck walked up to the lemonade stand
And he said to the man that was running the stand
Hey.  You got any grapes?

The man said no, like I said yesterday, we just sell lemonade okay?
Why not give it a try?   The duck said Goodbye.
Then he waddled away.  He waddled away.  He waddled away
Till the very next day.

When the duck walked up to the lemonade stand
And he said to the man that was running the stand
Hey.  You got any grapes?

The man said look, this is getting old.  Lemonade’s all we’ve ever sold. Why not give it a go?   The duck said “No.”
Then he waddled away.  He waddled away.  He waddled away
Till the very next day.

When the duck walked up to the lemonade stand
And he said to the man that was running the stand
Hey.  You got any grapes?

The man said THAT’S IT!!  If you don’t stay away,duck,  I’ll glue you to a tree and leave you there all day, stuck.
So don’t get to close!  The duck said Adios.
Then he waddled away.  He waddled away.  He waddled away
Till the very next day.

When the duck walked up to the lemonade stand
And he said to the man that was running the stand
Hey.  You got any glue?
What?
You got any glue?

No, why would I– Oh!
Then one more question for you:
Got any grapes?
And the man just stopped.  Then he started to smile.  Then he started to laugh.  He laughed for a while.
Then he said, “Come on duck, let’s walk to the store.  I’ll buy you some grapes so you won’t have to ask anymore.”

So they walked to the store and the man bought some grapes.  He offered one to the duck and the duck said “No thanks”.
“But you know what sounds good? It would make my day.
Do you think this store, do you think this store, do you think this store…  has any… lemonade?”
Then he waddled away.  He waddled away.  He waddled away.



Source: Youtube

I Got a Pea

Lyrics:

A kids’ song by Bryant Oden

Chords and Lyrics

CDG EM kapo 2nd fret
C D G
Intro
C              D                         G               EM
Today for show and tell I’m so escited I might yell
  C                  D                          G         EM
I can’t wait to show you- it’s so cool
C                             D                               G                      EM
I went to grandma’s yesterday …. worked in her garden the whole day
C                                 D                       G
she let me bring some veggies here to school.
C                              D                    G                                      EM
I gotta carrot I gotta yam I gotta a green bean fresh not in a can
           C                                                  D
I gotta potato, and as you can probably see
C    D                G
     I also gotta pea
           C                 D     G                                    EM
I gotta pea, I gotta pea. Why is everyone laughing at me?
         C                       D               G                EM       C                  D                      G
So If you find a little pea on the floor after I leave I think it probably belongs to me.
C D G Em    C D G

Interlude

I got a pumkin, I gotta squash. I got some lettuce I still need to wash
I got an onion, And some broccoli
I also gotta pea
I gotta pea, I gotta pea. Why is everyone lauging at me?
So If you find a little pea on the floor after I leave I think it probably belongs to me.
So If you find a little pea on the floor after I leave I think it probably belongs to me.



Source: Youtube

The Hands Of Time( Brian's Song)

Lyrics:
If the hands of time were hands that I could hold,
I’d keep them warm and in my hands,
They’d not turn cold!
 
Hand in hand we’d choose the moments that should last,
The lovely moments that should have no future and no past!
 
The summer from the top of a swing,
The comfort and the sound of a lullaby,
The innocence of leaves in the spring,
But most of all the moment when love first touched me!
 
All the happy days would never learn to fly,
Until the hands of time would choose to wave good-bye!
< instrumental  >
The innocence of leaves in the spring,
But most of all the moment when love first touched me!
 
All the happy days would never learn to fly,
Until the hands of time would choose to wave good-bye!
 
~ theme from the television special "Brian's Song"
Click Here for video. 

Source: Youtube.com

A - You're Adorable

Lyrics:

"A - You're Adorable" was written by Kaye, Buddy / Lippman, Sidney / Wise, Fred.
When Johnny Jones was serenading Mary
He sure could quote a lot of poetry
But he'd much rather tell her
What he learned in his speller
When they both attended PS 33
'A', you're adorable
'B', you're so beautiful
'C', you're a cutie full of charms
'D', you're a darling and
'E', you're exciting
'F', you're a feather in my arms
'G', you look good to me
'H', you're so heavenly
'I', you're the one I idolize
'J', we're like Jack and Jill
'K', you're so kissable
'L', is the love-light in your eyes
M, N, O, P
You could go on all day
Q, R, S, T
Alphabetically speaking you're okay
'U', made my life complete
'V', means you're awfully sweet
W, X, Y, Z
It's fun to wander through
The alphabet with you
To tell, us what?
I mean, uh huh
To tell you what you mean to me
We love you alphabetically

Click Here for video.

Source: youtube.com



 

What Did Delaware, Boys?

Lyrics:

Suggested by Bill McGinnis
Oh, what did Delaware, boys? Oh, what did Delaware?
Oh, what did Delaware, boys? Oh, what did Delaware?
Oh, what did Delaware, boys? Oh, what did Delaware?
I ask you now as a personal friend, what did Delaware?
She wore her New Jersey, boys. She wore her New Jersey.
She wore her New Jersey, boys. She wore her New Jersey.
She wore her New Jersey, boys. She wore her New Jersey.
I tell you now as a personal friend, she wore her New Jersey.
Other verse pairs include:
Oh, what does Iowa? She weighs a Washington.
Oh, what does Idaho? She hoes her Maryland.
Oh, what does Tennessee? She sees what Arkansas.
Oh, where has Oregon? She's gone to Oklahoma.
Oh, what did Massa-chew? She chewed her Connecti-cud.
Oh, how did Flori-die? She died in Missouri.
Here's a second version of the song, which appears to go to a
different tune than the song above.
What did Delaware, boys?
What did Delaware?
What did Delaware, boys?
What did Delaware?
She wore a brand New Jersey,
She wore a brand New Jersey,
She wore a brand New Jersey,
That's what she did wear.
Why did Cali-phone ya,
Why did Cali-phone?
Why did Cali-phone ya,
Was she all alone?
She phoned to say "Hawaii"
She phoned to say ("How-ah-yee")
She phoned to say "Hawaii"
That's why she did phone.
Where has Oregon, boys,
Where has Oregon?
If you want Alaska,
(I'll-ask-a) where she's gone.
She went to pay her Texas
She went to pay her Texas
She went to pay her Texas,
That's where she has gone.
What did Mississip, boys,
What did Mississip?
What did Mississip, boys,
Through her pretty lips?
She sipped a Minna-soda,
She sipped a Minna-soda,
She sipped a Minna-soda,
That's what she did sip.
How did Wiscon-sin, boys?
She stole a New-brass-key,
Too bad that Arkan-saw, boys,
And so did Tenna-see.
It made poor Flori-die, boys,
It made poor Flori-die, you see,
She died in Missouri, boys,
She died in Missouri!
**********************************************************************************
What did Delaware, boys,
What did Delaware?
What did Delaware, boys,
What did Delaware?
What did Delaware, boys,
What did Delaware?
I ask you now as a personal friend,
What did Delaware?

She wore her New Jersey, boys,
She wore her New Jersey
She wore her New Jersey, boys,
She wore her New Jersey
She wore her New Jersey, boys,
She wore her New Jersey
I tell you now as a personal friend,
She wore her New Jersey

What did Idaho, boys,
What did Idaho?
What did Idaho, boys,
What did Idaho?
What did Idaho, boys,
What did Idaho?
I ask you now as a personal friend,
What did Idaho?

She hoed her Maryland, boys,
She hoed her Maryland
She hoed her Maryland, boys,
She hoed her Maryland
She hoed her Maryland, boys,
She hoed her Maryland
I tell you now as a personal friend,
She hoed her Maryland

What did Ioweigh, boys,
What did Ioweigh?
What did Ioweigh, boys,
What did Ioweigh?
What did Ioweigh, boys,
What did Ioweigh?
I ask you now as a personal friend,
What did Ioweigh?

She weighed a Washington, boys,
She weighed a Washington
She weighed a Washington, boys,
She weighed a Washington
She weighed a Washington, boys,
She weighed a Washington
I tell you now as a personal friend,
She weighed a Washington

How did Wiscon-sin, boys,
How did Wiscon-sin?
How did Wiscon-sin, boys,
How did Wiscon-sin?
How did Wiscon-sin, boys,
How did Wiscon-sin?
I ask you now as a personal friend,
How did Wiscon-sin?

She stole a New-brass-key, boys,
She stole a New-brass-key
She stole a New-brass-key, boys,
She stole a New-brass-key
She stole a New-brass-key, boys,
She stole a New-brass-key
I tell you now as a personal friend,
She stole a New-brass-key

What did Tennessee, boys,
What did Tennessee?
What did Tennessee, boys,
What did Tennessee?
What did Tennessee, boys,
What did Tennessee?
I ask you now as a personal friend,
What did Tennessee?

She saw what Arkansaw, boys,
She saw what Arkansaw
She saw what Arkansaw, boys,
She saw what Arkansaw
She saw what Arkansaw, boys,
She saw what Arkansaw
I tell you now as a personal friend,
She saw what Arkansaw

How did Flora-die, boys,
How did Flora-die
How did Flora-die, boys,
How did Flora-die
How did Flora-die, boys,
How did Flora-die
I ask you now as a personal friend,
How did Flora-die?

She died in Missouri, boys,
She died in Missouri
She died in Missouri, boys,
She died in Missouri
She died in Missouri, boys,
She died in Missouri
I tell you now as a personal friend,
She died in Missouri

Where has Oregon, boys,
Where has Oregon?
Where has Oregon, boys,
Where has Oregon?
Where has Oregon, boys,
Where has Oregon?
I ask you now as a personal friend,
Where has Oregon?

She’s gone to Oklahom, boys,
She’s gone to Oklahom
She’s gone to Oklahom, boys,
She’s gone to Oklahom
She’s gone to Oklahom, boys,
She’s gone to Oklahom
I tell you now as a personal friend,
She’s gone to Oklahom

Why did Califon-ya, boys,
Why did Califon?
Why did Califon-ya, boys,
Why did Califon?
Why did Califon-ya, boys,
Why did Califon?
I ask you now as a personal friend,
Why did Califon?

She phoned to say Hawai-ya, boys,
She phoned to say Hawai-ya
She phoned to say Hawai-ya, boys,
She phoned to say Hawai-ya
She phoned to say Hawai-ya, boys,
She phoned to say Hawai-ya
I tell you now as a personal friend,
That’s why Califoned.

What did Mississip, boys,
What did Mississip?
What did Mississip, boys,
What did Mississip?
What did Mississip, boys,
What did Mississip?
I ask you now as a personal friend,
What did Mississip?

She sipped a Minnisota, boys,
She sipped a Minnisota
She sipped a Minnisota, boys,
She sipped a Minnisota
She sipped a Minnisota, boys,
She sipped a Minnisota
I tell you now as a personal friend,
That’s what Mississipped.


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Monday, March 3, 2014

Mama's Hands

Lyrics:

My daddy's hands held Three's and Two's while mom's were holding me
And daddy's hands lost everything to a hand of Kings and Three's
And daddy's hands they shook so bad that he turned to wine
But mama's hands were strong and calm as they held on to mine

Yes mama's hands held on to mine to guide me day and night
And it took the schem of mama's hands to teach me wrong from right
When times were bad and money's slim she'd fold her hands in fray
Ands somehow she would make the food hold out another day

Now mama's hands they tremble when she prays
But her voice is strong as she thanks God for the bygone days
She looks at me and then she smiles she knows I understand
That everything I am today I owe to mama's hands
Everything I am today I owe to mama's hands

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Who's Gonna Fill Their Shoes

Lyrics:

You know this old world is full of singers
But just a few are chosen
To tear your heart out when they sing
Imagine life without them
All your, radio heros
Like the outlaw that walks through Jesse's dream.

No, there will never be another
Red-headed stranger
A Man in Black and Folsom Prison Blues
The Okie from Muskogee
Or Hello Darling
Lord I wonder, who's gonna fill their shoes?

Chorus:

Who's gonna fill their shoes
Who's gonna stand that tall
Who's gonna play the Opry
And the Wabash Cannonball
Who's gonna give their heart and soul
To get to me and you
Lord I wonder, who's gonna fill their shoes?

God bless the boys from Memphis
Blue Suede Shoes and Elvis
Much too soon he left this world in tears
They tore up the Fifties
Old Jerry Lee and Charlie
And Go Cat Go still echoes through the years.

You know the heart of country music
Still beats in Luke the Drifter
You can tell it when he sang I Saw the Light
Old Marty, Hank and Lefty
Why I can feel them right here with me
On this Silver Eagle rolling through the night.

Chorus:

Who's gonna fill their shoes
Who's gonna stand that tall
Who's gonna play the Opry
And the Wabash Cannonball
Who's gonna give their heart and soul
To get to me and you
Lord I wonder, who's gonna fill their shoes?

Yes, I wonder, who's gonna fill their shoes?...

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Fifty Thousand Names Carved In The Wall

Lyrics:


There's teddy bears and high school rings
And old photographs that mamas bring
Of daddies with their young boy, playing ball.
There's combat boots,he used to wear,
When he was sent over there.
And there's 50,000 names, carved in the wall

There's cigarettes, and cans of beer
And notes that say I miss you dear
And children who don't say anything at all.
There's purple hearts and packs of gum
Fatherless daughters and fatherless sons
And there's 50,000 names carved in the wall

They come from all across this land
In pickup trucks and mini vans
Searching for a boy from long ago
They scan the wall and find his name
The teardrops fall like pouring rain
And silently they leave a gift and go

There's Stars of David and rosary beads
And crucifixion figurines
And flowers of all colors large and small
There's a Boy Scout badge and a merit pin
Little American flags waving in the wind
And there's 50,000 names carved in the wall.

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Some Gave All

Lyrics:

I knew a man called him Sandy Kane
Few folks even knew his name
But a hero was he
Left a boy, came back a man
Still many just don't understand
About the reasons we are free

I can't forget the look in his eyes
Or the tears he cries
As he said these words to me

All gave some and some gave all
And some stood through for the red, white and blue
And some had to fall
And if you ever think of me
Think of all your liberties and recall
Some gave all

Now Sandy Kane is no longer here
But his words are oh so clear
As they echo through out our land
For all his friends who gave us all
Who stood the ground and took the fall
To help their fellow man

Love your country and live with pride
And don't forget those who died America can't you see

All gave some and some gave all
And some stood through for the red, white and blue
And some had to fall
And if you ever think of me
Think of all your liberties and recall
Some gave all

And if you ever think of me
Think of all your liberties and recall, yes recall
Some gave all

Some gave all

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When The Eagle Cried

Lyrics:

Music & Lyrics by Jon Schaffer

Another day just like any other
Out of the blue it turned to horror
How could they?
Why would they?
The innocent suffered hell’s inferno
A senseless act that goes unforgotten
How could they?
They will pay

Chorus:

When the eagle cries
Blood will flow
When the eagle cries
For freedom’s fight
When the eagle cries
We love her so
When the eagle cries
We will sacrifice
When the eagle cries

Out of the ashes came a tempting vengeance
But we are focused, we seek redemption
We are free
We’ll stay free
All they’ve done is make us stronger
The sleeping giant is asleep no longer
If need be
We’ll die free

Chorus:

When the eagle cries
Blood will flow
When the eagle cries
For freedom’s fight
When the eagle cries
We love her so
When the eagle cries
We will sacrifice
When the eagle cries

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Taps History Told By John Wayne

Lyrics:

It was July in Virginia, the scent of the dogwood and the laurel lay heavy on the land, while the burgeoning fruit of the peach and the apple marked the full sway of summer.
For seven faithful days the trees, the flowers, yes the very ground itself had shuddered under the roar of canon, bark of howitzers, and the crackling of a legion of rifles.
Now all was silent…
Sledgehammer blows of Robert E Lee and Stonewall Jackson had mauled the army of the Potomac and yet that army was not destroyed.
Seven thousand men had fallen in that dreadful week and the savagery of the conflict was grimly evident in the river of wounded that wound through the green hills.
Now a new sound drifted in the soft evening sky - for Colonel Dan Butterfield, a courageous and able soldier, was also a man of music.
To honor his fallen comrades, he had composed a simple and heart rending melody.
On July 2, in the year of 1862, its strains floated over the graves that scarred the dark Virginia earth.
It has been more than a hundred years since that sound was born but those notes have never died away.
Every night of the year throughout the world, fighting men of America from the North and the South, the East and the West, close their eyes in sleep to its call, and in each of their hearts there glows a fierce surge of pride
Fading light
Falling night
Trumpet call, as the sun, sinks in fright
Sleep in peace, comrades dear,
God is near.

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That Ragged Old Flag

Lyrics:

I walked through a county courthouse square
On a park bench, an old man was sittin' there.
I said, "Your old court house is kinda run down,
He said, "Naw, it'll do for our little town".
I said, "Your old flag pole is leaned a little bit,
And that's a ragged old flag you got hangin' on it".
He said, "Have a seat", and I sat down,
"Is this the first time you've been to our little town"
I said, "I think it is"
He said "I don't like to brag, but we're kinda proud of
That Ragged Old Flag

"You see, we got a little hole in that flag there,
When Washington took it across the Delaware.
And It got powder burned the night Francis Scott Key sat watching it,
Writing "Say Can You See"
It got a rip in New Orleans, with Packingham & Jackson
Tugging at it's seams.
And It almost fell at the Alamo
Beside the Texas flag,
But she waved on though.
She got cut with a sword at Chancellorsville,
And she got cut again at Shiloh Hill.
There was Robert E. Lee and Beauregard and Bragg,
And the south wind blew hard on
That Ragged Old Flag

"On Flanders Field in World War I,
She got a big hole from a Bertha Gun,
She turned blood red in World War II
She hung limp, and low, a time or two,
She was in Korea, Vietnam, She went where she was sent
By her Uncle Sam.
She waved from our ships upon the briny foam
And now they've about quit wavin' back here at home
In her own good land here She's been abused,
She's been burned, dishonored, denied an' refused,
And the government for which she stands
Has been scandalized throughout out the land.
And she's getting thread bare, and she's wearin' thin,
But she's in good shape, for the shape she's in.
Cause she's been through the fire before
And I believe she can take a whole lot more.

"So we raise her up every morning
And we bring her down slow every night,
We don't let her touch the ground,
And we fold her up right.
On second thought
I *do* like to brag
Cause I'm mighty proud of
That Ragged Old Flag"

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Hot Rod Lincoln

Lyrics:

My pappy said "Son your gonna drive me to drinkin'
If you don't stop driving that hot rod Lincoln"

Have you heard the story of the hot rod race
Where the Fords and the Lincolns were setting the pace?
Well that story is true cause I'm here to say
I was driving that model A.

It's got Lincoln motor and it's really souped up
And that model A body makes it look like a pup
It's got eight cylinders, uses them all
It's got overdrive, just won't stall

It's got a four barrel carb, and dual exhaust
With four, eleven gears you can really get lost.
It's got safety tubes, but I ain't scared
Breaks are good, tires fair

Pulling out of San Pedro late one night
With the moon and the stars just shining bright
We was headed up grapevine Hill
Passing cars like they was standing still

All of a sudden, in the wink of an eye
A Cadillac sedan passed us by
I said "Boys this ones marked for me"
But by then the tail lights was all you could see

Now the fellas rid me for being behind
So I thought I'd let that Lincoln unwind
Took my foot of the gas and man alive
I shoved it on down into over drive

Wound it up to 110
My speedometer said I hit top end
My foot was glued like lead to the floor
And that's all there is, and there ain't no more

Now the boys all thought that I'd lost my sense
Those telephone poles were like a picket fence
They said "Slow down, I see spots!"
The lines on the road just looked like dots

Took a corner, side swiped a truck
Crossed my fingers just for luck
My fenders was clicking the guard rail post
The guy beside me was white as a ghost

We had smoke coming from out of the back
When I started to gain on that Cadillac
I knew I could catch him, I thought I could pass
But don't you know by then we'd be low on gas

I had flames coming from out of the side
Feel the tension, man what a ride
I said "Look out boys, I've got a license to fly"
And that Caddy pulled over and let us by

All of the sudden she started knocking
Down in the dips she started rocking
I looked in the mirror. Red lights were blinking
The cops was after my Hot Rod Lincoln - Damn

The arrested me and they put me in jail
Called my pappy to throw my bail
And he said "Son, you're going to drive me to drinkin'
If you don't stop driving that Hot Rod Lincoln"

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Riding Along In My Automobile

Lyrics:

Riding along in my automobile
My baby beside me at the wheel
I stole a kiss at the turn of a mile
My curiosity running wild
Crusin' and playin' the radio
With no particular place to go

Riding along in my automobile
I's anxious to tell her the way I feel
So I told her softly and sincere
And she leaned and whispered in my ear
Cuddlin' more and drivin' slow
With no particular place to go

No particular place to go
So we parked way out on ko-ko-mo
The night was young and the moon was gold
So we both decided to take a stroll
Can you image the way I felt
I couldn't unfasten her safety belt

Riding along in my calaboose
Still trying to get her belt a-loose
All the way home I held a grudge
For the safety belt that wouldn't budge
Crusin' and playing the radio
With no particular place to go

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My Ding A Ling

Lyrics:

(Sing this one with me, Everybody sing this one, I wanna hear everybody join in)

When I was a little bitty boy
My Grandmother bought me a cute little toy
Silver bells hanging on a string
She said it was my Ding a ling a ling

Oh my ding a ling, Everybody sing
I wanna play with my ding a ling a ling
Oh my ding a ling, my ding a ling
I wanna play with my ding a ling a ling

(I forgot to tell you it's a little jerk, Right there, A little jerk in it, Right there, Can't do without that jerk, Yeah)

When I started Grammar School
I used to stop off in the vestibule
Every time that bell would ring
I'd take out my ding a ling a ling

Oh my ding a ling, Everybody sing
I wanna play with my ding a ling a ling
My ding a ling, my ding a ling
I wanna play with my ding a ling a ling

(Here come that jerk again, Mmh, Does something good to ya)

Humpty dumpty on the wall
Humpty had an awful fall
When they went to tell the king
Caught him playing with his ding a ling

Oh my ding a ling, my ding a ling
Come on now everybody sing
My ding a ling, my ding a ling
I wanna play with my ding a ling

(Oh yeah, Got something to it)

I remember the girl next door
We used to play house on the kitchen floor
I'd be king, she'd be queen
Together we'd play with our ding a ling a ling

My ding a ling, Oh my
I wanna play with my ding a ling a ling

(Mmh)

When they took me to Sunday School
Tried to teach me the golden rule
But every time the quire would sing
Catch me playing with my ding a ling

Oh my ding a ling, my ding a ling
I wanna play with my ding a ling
My ding (That's right), my ding a ling
I wanna play with my ding a ling a ling

(You know, I didn't hear everybody singing, Everybody joins in on that course)

This here song, it ain't to sad
Cutest little song you ever had
Those of you, who will not sing
You must be playing with your own ding a ling

Oh my ding a ling, my ding a lin (Come on now, Come on now, Everybody sing)
Now my ding a, oh my ding a
I wanna play with my ding a ling

(Oh yeah, Oh yeah, Oh yeah)

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Two Little Eyes To Look To God

Lyrics:


Two little eyes to look to God,
Two little ears to hear His Word,
Two little feet to walk in His ways,
Two little lips to sing His praise,
Two little hands to do His will,
And one little heart to love Him still.


Author: C.C. Kerr

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