How to Craft a Story by Smartryk Foster


For every song you hear and every movie that you see, there is a writer behind the scenes that ‘starts the ball rolling’ so to speak. My son has written a book, and today I saw a printed copy for the first time. You can get this book as an electronic book (ebook) or as a printed book.

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Favourite love songs by John Rowles

Here are some favourite love songs by John Rowles, and I hope you enjoy my selection.

1. In the misty moonlight

I first heard this number by Jim Reeves when I was young, and that got me listening to John Rowles.

2. Oh Island in the sun

I long to be on a tropical island!

3. Cheryl Moana Marie

4. Me loving you, you loving me

5. Everything I do, I do it for you

6. You to me are everything

7. Can’t help falling in love with you

This favourite love song was a big hit for Elvis Presley.

8. One day

9. Now is the hour

10. In this life I was loved by you

11. Hold me

12. I’m not the first to say “I love you”

13. Such a good looking woman

14. River deep, mountain high

15. Once upon a time

16. A pocket full of dreams

17. The first time ever I saw your face

18. Luckenbach Texas

19. Bring him home

20. When a man loves a woman

21. Sitting on the dock of the bay

This favourite love song has a lot of meaning to me. I can’t do when ten people tell me to do!

22. You’ve lost that loving feeling

23. Wind beneath my wings “live” – One of my favourite love songs sung by John Rowles

24. My way

25. Sailing – with Dame Malvena Major “live”

26. “Live” across Australia – Elvis tribute

27. Massachusetts

28. Feel the fire

29. From a distance

30. Oh Happy Day

31. The Lord’s prayer

32. He

33. I believe

34. How great Thou art

John Rowles sure is a good singer. I am delighted that he also sings gospel songs. I also used to sing favourite love songs, then I switched to singing gospel songs. You are welcome to visit my gospel site at:

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Favourite love songs by Santa Vorster – Liefdesliedjies

When I was a teenager, I remember reading about Santa Vorster in the Personality magazine that we received from South Africa, and so I have discovered some of her favourite love songs on the YouTube.

1. He taught me to yodel – “live”

2. Heartaches by the number

3. That silver haired Daddy of mine

This is a favourite love song that I first heard by Jim Reeves.

4. Crystal chandeliers

5. That’s how the yodel was born

6. Cattle call

I first heard this song by Slim Whitman.

7. Ding dong polka

8. Hobo’s lullaby

9. Yodel sweet Molly

10. There’s a rainbow in every teardrop

This is a very interesting concept.

11. Swiss lullaby

12. There’s no food in this house – with Charles Jacobie

This is a very real problem in many homes around the world. I wish I had met Charles Jacobie and Santa Vorster.

13. My old guitar and me

There have been times in my life when it felt like my guitar was my best friend.

14. My friend Mr. Echo

15. Oh boy

I first heard this favourite love song by the Crickets.

16. Oh lonesome me – a favourite love song by Santa Vorster

I sang this song a lot when I was a teenager in Bulawayo. Many years later I discovered it was written by Don Gibson.

17. Skater’s yodel

18. Silver threads and golden needles

19. Nobody’s child

20. Happy birthday my Darling

Here is another one of my favourite love songs.

21. There’s a love knot in my lariat

22. I’m casting my lasso toward the sky

23. Somewhere

24. She taught me to yodel

Thank you Santa Vorster for these songs, and thanks to Tillie Ackermann  for loading them onto the YouTube.

25. That little kid sister of mine

Santa Vorster sing ook baie Afrikaanse liefdesliedjies, en ek hoop u sal van hulle geniet.

26. Vanaand verlang ek huistoe

27. Switserse bergliedjie

28. My Moeder

29. Met ‘n liefde so rein

30. Daar’s geen kos in die huis – saam met Charles Jacobie

31. In my hart sal ek jou altyd min

32. Yodel ‘n lekker lied

33. As die blou maan weer verskyn

When my blue moon turns to gold again.

34. Heidi

35. Die swerwer verlang

36. Silwermaan

37. Kabouterland

38. As die lente weer kom

Mocking bird hill.

39. Ek soek a klein liefling

Gonna buy me a bluebird.

40. Ek is joune

41. Geen vlerke het my engel

42. Liefdselied

Hi-Lili Hi-Lili Hi-Lo.

43. Nooit wil ek jou min nie

44. Oor die Drakensberge

I also have a gospel website, if you would like to check it out:

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Favourite love songs by Vince Taylor

I only heard of Vince Taylor the other day when I heard him singing Memphis Tennessee, which is one of my favourite love songs. He seems like one of the big rockers of the early days. It is a pity his career got mixed up with drugs, otherwise he could have been one of the GREATS. His drummer said his moves were better than those of Elvis.

1. Too much

Vince Taylor sings a lot of the same songs as Elvis.

2. Trouble

Trouble in the pool room.

3. Have I told you lately that I love you – my favourite love song by Vince Taylor

I had this one on earlier, but somebody blocked the link.

4. What’d I say – “live”

5. Shakin’ all over (in colour)

6. Twenty flight rock (in colour)

7. Pledging my love

8. Sweet little sixteen

9. My Babe

10. Don’t leave me now

11. Four songs – Sweet little sixteen, Love me, Twenty flight rock, Com’on ev’rybody

I put this one on so we can hear Vince Taylor singing Com’on ev’rybody.

12. Three steps to heaven

I first heard Eddie Cochran sing this favourite love song when I was a teenager.

13. Hello Mary Lou

Here is another one of my favourite love songs.

14. Never been so blue

15. Money Honey (colour)

16. Whole lot of twisting going on

17. Tutti Frutti

18. Twenty Flight Rock

19. Be Bop a Lula

20. A hundred pounds of clay

21. Peppermint twist

22. Brand new Cadillac “live”

23. On stage 1962

24. My Baby left me

25. That’s all right mama 1981 plus interview

26. TV documentary Part 1

27. TV documentary Part 2

28. Jukebox heroes

29. That’s when your heartaches begin

30. I’m moving on

31. Long tall Sally

32. The man from El Paso

33. Danny

34. Blue suede shoes “live”

35. Blueberry Hill “live”

Vince Taylor had a very good band backing him. This is also one of my favourite love songs.

36. You’ll never walk alone

I also have a gospel site:


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Favourite love songs by Julie Andrews

I always think of Julie Andrews in connection with the Sound of Music movie, but she also sang lots of other songs too, so here are a selection of some of my favourite love songs that she sang.

1. The sound of music

From the movie.

2. The hills are alive

The other day this favourite love song was in my heart, which inspired me to do this section.

3. The hills are alive – just beautiful pictures of hills

4. Auld Lang Syne

5. Somewhere

6. Singing for King George 6th in 1948 (age 13)

I didn’t know she started singing so early in public.

7. Blue Danube (15 years old)

8. We’ll meet again – My favourite love song by Julie Andrews

My parents were in England during the Second World War.

9. Just in time – with Gene Kelly

10. Try to remember

11. I could have danced all night

My mother used to sing this song when I was little.

12. Crazy

13. Love me tender – with Johnny Cash

I never knew Julie Andrews had met all the other famous singers.

14. Some days are diamonds (some days are stone)

15. You don’t bring me flowers anymore

16. Time is my friend

17. Cheek to cheek

My mother used to sing this song too when I was little.

18. Not a day goes by

19. Being alive

20. How deep is the ocean

21. (Hey won’t you play) Another somebody done somebody wrong song

22. We love each other

23. The valley that time forgot

24. I wish that I could hurt that way again

25. Love is a place where two people fall

26. Sing a song – with Perry Como

Julie Andrews and Perry Como sing really well together.

27. 60’s melody – with Carol Burnett

This is superb. Carol Burnett and Julie Andrews sing some favourite love songs from long, long ago.

28. 70’s and 80’s melody – with Carol Burnett

These two ladies have so much talent. It will bring a smile to your face.

29. At Carnegie Hall – with Carol Burnett

An old black and white clip.

30. Jane Fonda and Julie on Malibu Beach 1965

There is no sound, but interesting. Where the rich and famous hang out!

You are welcome to visit my gospel site:

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BORN AGAIN – Bible comics – Christian comics – Jesus comics – Bible in pictures – online free

Many years ago I did these verses from the Bible in pictures for a Christian newspaper in South Africa, so I decided to redo the pictures and have them available on the internet. Remember, these are the words of Jesus, and one day in judgment, we will be judged by his words.

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I also have a gospel website, if you would like to check it out:

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Favourite love songs by Ken Mullan

Many years ago I remember hearing Ken Mullan sing at Wemmer Pan, and I was greatly impressed by his good looks and good singing. I seem to recall he was from Ireland, and was influenced by Slim Whitman. So I have looked for some of his favourite love songs, and there are so many, that I have not included them all, but here are a selection for you to listen to.

1. Silver haired Daddy of mine – “live”

I remember hearing this song by Jim Reeves when I was a teenager. It is so nice that someone shared this “live” recording of Mr. Ken Mullan.

2. Red River Rosie

3. When I grow too old to dream

4. To Daddy

5. Waltz across Texas – (album)

6. Maggie

7. Dixie Road

8. I feel a cry coming on

9. Storms never last

10. No one will ever know

11. Forgiving you was easy

12. My heart will go on

13. Green green grass of home

This is still one of my all time favourite love songs.

14. Galway Bay

15. My son

This is a very touching song that Ken Mullan sings to his son.

16. Silver threads among the gold

17. A single yellow rose

18. You are the rose of my heart

19. Memory number one

20. Making believe

I have a tape of Jim Reeves singing this song.

21. Lonely and blue

22. I saw the love in your eyes

23. We had it all

24. This song’s just for you

25. Country roads

When we first visited America, I sang for a week in West Virginia.

26. My special prayer

27. Someone just like you

28. I can’t stop loving you

Another one of my all time favourite love songs.

29. If I had my life to live over

30. The way old friends do

31. Forever and ever – One of my favourite love songs by Ken Mullan

32. Can’t hold the years back

33. When I’m gone

34. Leaves in the wind

35. Shifting sands

36. Wind beneath my wings

I first heard this song on the duke box at Damelin High School, and it is still one of my favourite love songs.

37. Take my hand

38. Just a closer walk with Thee

It is so nice to see that Ken Mullan also sings some gospel songs.

I also have a country gospel site if you would like to visit:



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Afrikaanse Liefdesliedjies deur Virginia Lee

Hier is ‘n paar Afrikaanse Liefdesliedjies deur Virginia Lee. Sy sing so mooi.

1. Groen koring lande

2. Twee witte duifies

3. Liefling dis wonderlik

4. Jy is my liefling

5. Vaarwel my lief

6. Vaya con Dios

7. Aufwiedersehn

8. Somernag

9. Sagte ou Karoowind

10. Wonderland vannag

11. Ek hou die laaste dans vir hom

12. Boerenooientjie

13. Spore in die sand

14. Ou rystoel

15. Hoe kan ek jou ooit vergeet

16. Ek hoor die stemme 

(Distant drums)

17. Die ou kraal liedjie (Virginia Lee saam met Nick Taylor)

18. Die ou Kalahari

19. My dagboek

20. Silver hare tussen goud

21. Boereseun

22. Huisie in die berge

23. Seeman

24. Die son skyn weer more

25. Gebed van ‘n jong vrou

26. Neem nou my hand

(Somewhere my love)

27. Sien jy nou

(Wooden heart)

28. As jy net liefde gee

(A stranger’s just a friend)

29. Uitspan op Mooifontein

30. Goue land

31. Die Heidelied

32. Feetjieland

33. Tien duisend myl

34. Lente in Zwitserland

35. Ek sal jou nooit vergeet nie



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Afrikaanse Liefdesliedjies

Ek sien dat baie mense soek vir liefdesliedjies in Afrikaans, so hier is ‘n paar lekker liede.

1. Liefling – Ge Korsten

2. Ek is baie life vir jou – Min Shaw

3. Ek sal jou nooit vergeet nie – Virginia Lee

4. Groen koring lande – Gert Potgieter

5. Drakensberge van verlange – Rina Hugo

6. Liefste Madelein – Leonore Veenemans

7. Vier woorde – Bles Bridges

8. Ek verlang na jou – Sonja Herholdt

9. Dit is ‘n wonder – Dana Winner

10. Op Blouberg se strand – Laurika Rauch

11. Neem my op vlerke – Anneli Van Rooyen

12. Hou jou hanne van my lyf af – Rooies

13. Liefling bemin my – Heintje

14. Treurende hart – Gene Rockwell

15. My hart het ‘n kleine  venster – Glenys Lynne



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Afrikaanse liede deur Charles Jacobie

Charles Jacobie sing so mooi, en ek hoop u hierdie Afrikaanse liede sal geniet.

1. Die Drakensberge (Wolverton Mountain)

2. Van ‘n seun tot ‘n man

3. Die ou Kalahari

4. Velange (When the sun says good day to the mountain)

Ek onthou toe ek jonk was, ek het in ‘n tydskrif gelees dat Charles Jacobie se vrou, al sy klere gemaak het.

5. Die ou kraalliedjie

6. Tien duisend myl

7. Blou trein (Blue train)

8. Somerdag yodel

9. Ruiter in die nag

10. Seeman

11. Ou ryperd

12. Swerver

13. My hart verlang na die Boland

14. Liefling van die Vrystaat

15. O Boereplaas

16. Daar gaan uit vergange se dae

17. Daar’s geen kos in die huis – saam met Santa Vorster

Daar is nou baie van hierdie problieme in Suid Afrika.

18. Kom huistoe my seun

19. Saggies klink so ‘n melodie

20. Die blonde matroos

21. Dis jammer wat geldjies kan doen

22. Daar doer in die bosveld

22. Boereseun

24. Ver in die ou Kalahari  (Prentjies van winter in Engeland)

Afrikaanse mense is nou orals in die wereld, en hierdeie mense is in die sneeu in Engeland.

25. In die skadu van ou Tafelberg

26. Jy is my liefling – Afrikaanse liede deur Charles Jacobie

27. Huisie in die berge

28. My ryperd, my brakkie en ek

29. Maanlig op die Vaalrivier se walle

30. My blinde hart

31. Nou is die uur (Now is the hour)

32.  Rose is rooi (Roses are red)

33. Ek sal wag vir jou

34. Die Heidelied

35. Roos van Mooirivier se vlakte

36. Aan die einde van die dag

37. Bolandse nooientjie

38. Heimwee

39. Die brug op ons plaas

40. Lena (Patches)

41. Duiwel vrou (Devil woman)

42. Nagtyd in die bosveld

43. Silwer hare tussen goud

44. My liefste engel

45. Nagwag (The night watch)

46. Op’n vlerk van ‘n duif

Ek moet se dat Charles Jacobie baie goeie musiek het. Dankie. Ek het ook ‘n evangelie webwerf:


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