Favourite love songs – Don Foster – Singer/songwriter

Hi. I would like to share with you some of my favourite love songs. My name is Don Foster and I have decided to classify myself as a singer/songwriter.

1. When you’re in love -My favourite love song – Don Foster – singer/songwriter

I wrote this while doing security work one weekend at a factory. It was a lovely summers day and the trees were green and the birds were singing, and I was missing my family.

2. Cabin on the hill

One lunch break when I was working in the big city, I was walking to the park when this song came to me. I had no paper, so I got my bank balance from an ATM, and scribbled the song on the tiny bit of paper. It is one of my favourite love songs, even though it is a bit sad.

3. Every day’s a holiday 

When we were teenagers, my brother and I went to the sea for a holiday, and that is what this song is based on. I just love being by the sea on those lovely beaches, and surfing the waves.

4. Go to Florida

Here is another song about longing to be by the sea.

5. I’m yours

Another one of my favourite love songs.

6. Play with me Daddy

This is based on a dream I had when my son was small. I know a number of people who have lost their sons to car accidents, so this is very real in some people’s lives, and my heartfelt sympathies go out to those parents. When I was doing security work, and my son was little, I used to sing this song to myself, and the tears would stream down my face because I love my son so much. He is big now, but this is still one of my favourite love songs.

7. Palm Tree

There are so many people that commit suicide when the stress gets too much. So I hope this song helps somebody.

8. Isn’t Daddy coming home

Back in the early 70’s when I was a travelling singer, I was invited to supper at some people’s home. The rest of what happened is in the song.

9. A New Day

This song keeps speaking to my heart, that I must forget the past, and start anew.

10. Little Boat

This song is based on a vision a man had. I heard his story in about 1971, and later wrote the song.

11. I need You

I was driving down a road when this song came to me, so I pulled to the side and wrote it.

12. Don’t you worry

The other day my wife shared with us about the U.S.A. shutdown and the economic meltdown, and it got me so worried. So, the next day I listened to my song again, and decided to re-post it on the youtube. This song brings me a lot of comfort.

13. I carried you

This song is based on a poem I read about the footprints in the sand. It is always such a comfort to me.

14. Wider than any ocean

This is a love song to God.

15. Jerusalem I love

To me it was a very holy feeling being in Jerusalem.

16. Blue Galilee

When we were by Galilee, I felt like pitching a tent and living there the rest of my life.

17. Ready?

This is a very impotant song. It has spoken to my heart many times.

18. The Winning Side

We are in a battle for our souls. God verses the devil.

19. Little Birds

God wants us to be happy.

20. Just one touch

To me this is a very holy song. I still need a big touch from the Holy Spirit.

21. All my troubles

All of us go through troubles, but it is coming out of them that is so hard.

22. Like the bird

One afternoon as I was going for a  walk this song came to me as the sun was going down.

23. No condemnation

If ever we sin, we need to come to the Lord and ask forgiveness.

24. Jerusalem I love (with lyrics)

Here is the same song – with words.

25. It was the rapture

One night I had a dream that shook me up real bad, and so the next morning I wrote the song.

26. A New Heart

I have re-done this song using pictures. We all need a new heart. There is so much hate and violence in the world.

27. Prophets

I think this song has an important message.

28. He understands

This is my latest song on youtube. October 9. 2013. Jesus understands how you feel because he has been through all the suffering that you and I have been through. He is now our high priest in heaven, interceeding for you and me.

29. Specialized

Jesus specialized in changing people. No matter what you have done, He is willing to forgive you if you ask Him to. He loves you, and wants you to be saved.

30. No river too wide (with Lyrics)

My wife and sister said they couldn’t hear all the words, so I typed them in.

31. There is healing (in the Name of Jesus)

I wrote this song after my cracked spine got healed back in 1972.

32. You stood by me

I wrote this song about my wife, and how she stood by me when I went through a difficult time in my life.

33. Don’t sit on the fence

I wrote this one back in 1966 when I was doing military training. I was travelling in a military bus looking out the window at the cows in the field.

34. Concrete Jungle

Back in about 1979 we were living in an apartment, and I could see the factories pumping smoke into the air, which inspired me to write this song.

35. Jesus, I love You

To me this is a very holy song. Some people don’t like holy songs, and Jesus said we mustn’t cast our pearls before swine.

36. I talked to the Lord

Many years ago I came home from work feeling very depressed. I got on my knees by my bed and poured out my troubles to the Lord. Afterwards, I felt so much better, and wrote the song. Usually when I play the guitar and sing it, I dance around. It gives me such a charge, more than any other song.

37. Jailbreaker

Here is a Bible story in song. Hope you like it.

38. Fluffy

In 1983 I had a dream one night, then the next morning I wrote this. It is my passover song.

39. The Healer is here

Many years ago, we saw many people get healed, and I am constantly praying to see that again.

40. Follow

This is one of the last songs I wrote. “Everyone is special in the eyes of the Lord.”

41. Get off my back

I wrote this song when I was in my early twenties, and it seems like all my life that the devil has been whispering negative things into my mind. Telling me that I am not good enough. He has also used other people to tell me the same things. However, I feel that my songs have a certain amount of merit, even though I am plagued with such negative thoughts. Also, every night I seem to have nightmares. It is like I am in a continual spiritual battle.

42. Don’t worry about him

This song was a very big help in a healing process, because of a problem I went through with a particular man. Then years later, I had a problem with a certain woman, so I lengthened the song to cover both of them. Don’t let other people stop you from following Jesus. We all have to give an account one day.

43. I forgive you

Many times in my life I have had to forgive people for the wrongs they have done to me. As I did the pictures of this videos, it has brought back so many memories. My wife says it is because the devil has wanted to kill me. I think she is right.

44. Jesus, Rose of Sharon

I wrote this song back in the 70’s. As I sing the gospel songs, it leads me into worship, and this is a love song to Jesus.

45. It’s gotta be love

This was the title of my long playing record back in 1972. On the record was the whole band, but on this version, it is just me and the keyboard.

46. Henry

When I wrote this song, the original title was: “Daddy was a hard, drinking man.” Many years later, I have wondered if the title had offended my dad. You see, I wrote the song about a guy we met  back in the 70’s, and I wrote it from the point of view of his children. So anyway, I have changed the title, but I cannot remember the guy’s name, so I have called him Henry. After I had written the song, my wife asked me if I knew that he had planned to commit suicide, but I didn’t know that when I wrote the song.

47. You can’t buy the Holy Spirit

Many rich people want to buy the things of God, but all His gifts are free. We have to pay the price of dedication.

48. Chain the wind

Jesus talked about being born of the Spirit in John chapter 3.

49. I’ll meet you in heaven

Before she died, my mother hugged me and said: “I’ll meet you in heaven.”

50. If you hadn’t told me

This song is based on a true story.

51. A new creature

This is based on a statement in the Bible by Paul: “Therefore if any man be in Christ, he is a new creature: old things are passed away; behold, all things are become new.” 2 Corintians 5,17.

52. Don’t be weary

This song is based on a Bible verse that says: “And let us not be weary in well doing: for in due season we shall reap, if we faint not.” Galations 6,9.

53. So forgive

I wrote this song back in 1971 after a car cut in front of me on a freeway.

54. Someone cared

Jesus loves you.

55. What did you do for Me

When I was in my early twenties, I had a dream one night where I stood before the Lord, and the Lord said: “What did you do for Me?” So I replied: “I went to church.” He said: “That wasn’t for me, that was for yourself, you are the one who got a blessing out of it. What did you do for Me?” So I said: “I read the Bible.” The Lord said: “That was for yourself, you are the one who got a blessing out of it. What did you do for Me?” Then it dawned on me that I had never won any souls for Jesus. I went to meetings 7 to 10 times a week. I read the Bible when I was a teenager. I knew hundreds of songs. I even knew most of the numbers off by heart, and what key each song was in, but I had never won any soul for Jesus. So that is what inspired me to ask Margaret to go to church. When she gave her heart to Jesus, her life changed. For the first time, I saw a life change in front of my own eyes, and I later left my job and went out singing for Jesus, and trying to win souls for Him. I also did a comic about Margaret. I can’t remember why I called the comic Top Priority, but I guess it is because being saved is the most important thing in the whole world! Won’t you give your life to Christ today? Comic: Top Priority

56. Woodchopper

I had this vision when I was washing Leo’s feet at a foot washing service in 1982.

57. That’s your mansion

I got inspired to write this song based on a story I heard when I was young, about lady in Africa who had a dream.

58. Do you love Him more than anything?

It is about Abraham. I got inspired to write this song when my son was small.

59. Thank You for the power

Sorry that my recordings are not very good, but I feel I must put my songs out there in case there are some good singers and musicians that are looking for material.

60. Mama’s Prayer

Many years ago as I was on a long trip, I was inspired to write this song based on a story by another singer. Every now and then I would stop at the side of the road and write down the words. At the same time, I felt I was interceding for my son: “The devil can’t have my boy Lord.”

61. Fly High

This song is from my LP which was recorded in 1972.

62. It’s gotta be love (LP recording)

This is from the recording of 1972.

63. I once knew a preacher man

I wrote this song back in the 60’s or 70’s, based on an evangelist I had met. Over the years I have seen a number of preachers leave the ministry through a variety of reasons. Many times I pray that they will come back to preaching the gospel.

64. Vader maak U arms oop

Dear Afrikaans people. Please forgive me if I make mistakes in your language, but I have written a few Afrikaans songs, and feel I must share them with the rest of the world. Maybe there are some good singers out there looking for songs to sing, then they can take it a few steps further. Here is what this song means in English:

Father, open up your arms, here comes your lost son. Give him a big love-hug, he looks so very lonely. With a bag (or pocket) full of money, he went away, looking for pleasure and enjoyment. His clothes were nice and clean, and he walked upright. Now he’s coming back on the mountain road. He looks so skinny and dirty. Give him a big love-hug, he looks so very lonely.

65. Live above

I wrote this song in 1966 when I was in a plane looking down at the scenery.

I also have a gospel site: http://countrygospelandbible.com/

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Favourite Love songs by Billy Vaughn

Billy Vaughn and his orchestra play some of my favourite love songs. Sit back, relax and enjoy.

1. Sail along silvery moon

2. Beyond the reef

3. Red sails in the sunset

4. Blue Hawaii

5. Pearly shells

6. Aloha  Oe

7. Somewhere my love

8. Harbor lights

9. Melody of love

10. Orange blossom special

11. No more  (La Paloma)

12. Wheels

13. Red River rock

14. My happiness

15. Mexicali Rose

16. Isle of Capri

17. Twilight time

18. Tammy

19. Blue Spanish eyes (Moon over Naples)

20. A swinging safari

21. Que Sera Sera

22. Mexico

23. Til I waltz again with you

24. You belong to my heart

25. True love

26. Moonlight Bay

27. Moonlight and roses

28. Sentimental journey

29. Blueberry Hill

30. Shifting whispering sands

31. Lili Marleen

32. Wonderland by night

33. Tumbling tumbleweeds

34. Amazing Grace

35. Beyond the sunset

When you go beyond the sunset, will you be saved. I hope Billy Vaughn was. There is only one way to get saved, and that is by faith in Jesus Christ, the son of the living God.

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Jim Reeves – Afrikaans Songs

Jim Reeves was a big hit in Southern Africa, and learnt to sing Afrikaans songs.

1. Jy is my liefling – You are my love

Here he sings it in English too, although it is not quite the same words. This is still one of my favourite love songs.

2. Daar doer in die bosveld – (Over there in the bush area)

This is about living in the bushveld, where there is peace and rest.

3. Sarie Marais – (A girl’s name)

This is about the Boer War, when a guy is away from his girlfriend Sarie Marais, and is longing to see her again.

4. Geboorteplasie – (The farm where I was born)

This is about a guy longing to go back to the farm where he was born. I have noticed on the internet, that a lot of farmers are being killed in South Africa. Someone told me, that since Mandela took over, over 70,000 white people have been brutally murdered in South Africa. Mostly farmers.

5. Die blonde matroos – (The blond sailor)

The words listed are not the same as what Jim Reeves is singing!

6. Verre Land – (Far away land)

A person longing to go back to the far away land, where everything is nice, with the sun shining, and the waves crashing in the sea.

7. Draf maar aan ou ryperd – (Just trot on old horse)

Plod along old horse, let’s go back to the farm where we can feel relaxed. The people in the city don’t speak our language.

8. Net ‘n stille uurtjie – (Just another quiet hour)

He wants to spend a nice quiet hour with his girl.

9. In die skadu van ou Tafelberg – (In the shadow of old Table Mountain)

There is something very majestic about Table Mountain in Cape Town.

10. My blinde hart – (My blind heart)

They say love is blind, and his guys heart is blinded by love.

11. Ek velang na jou – (I long for you)

I long for you. Jim sings some English words too.

12. Jim Reeves sings an Afrikaans song – Ding dong

People have told me, that in the old days, when a guy went to visit a girl, that there would be a candle burning, and when it was finished burning, it was time for him to leave.

13. The old Kalahari and True

Here Jim Reeves sings partly in Afrikaans, and partly in English.

14. Nooientjie van die ou Transvaal – (My girlfriend from the old Transvaal)

A guy is longing for his girlfriend who lives in the Transvaal province.

15. Bolandse nooientjie – (Highland girlfriend)

The Boland is the high country east of Cape Town. We were in a snow storm once in Ceres.

I was a teenager in Bulawayo when I first heard Jim Reeves sing Afrikaans, but I couldn’t understand anything he sang. It was only many years later, when I was in South Africa, that I had to learn to speak Afrikaans, that I could understand what he was singing about.

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Jim Reeves 2 – Favourite Love Songs

Today as I played some Jim Reeves songs, I enjoyed them so much that I want to share them with you. Some are old ones with new pictures and arrangements, and some are songs I have never heard before.

1. I can’t stop loving you

This is still one of my favourite love songs, and I like this new arrangement.

2. I love you because

Another one of my all time favourite love songs.

3. Make the world go away

4. The Blue Canadian Rockies

I don’t know if Jim Reeves was ever in the Rockies, but I have been, and it feels good.

5. Railroad bum

When I was a teenager, I loved singing this song. I changed the words to fit in with the part of the world I was in. It was one of my favourite love songs. Not a love for a girl, but the love of being free and alive!

6. Dark moon

There is something about a moon that brings feelings of romance and love. This is still one of my favourite love songs.

7. There’s always me

8. There’s that smile again

9. Maureen

10. White cliffs of Dover

It is so nice to know the war is over. I was born in England, just after the Second World War.

11. Good morning self

12. Throw another log on the fire

I love sit by the fire.

13. The old Kalahari

There is something so beautiful about a desert.

14. Old Tige

I get chills all over my body when I sing this song.

15. Where do I go to throw a picture away

16. I guess I’m crazy

I love the bass on this song. When I play piano, I use those three notes with my left hand because of this song.

17. The world you left behind

18. Could I be falling in love

19. It’s nothing to me

Some wise advice. When I was a teenager listening to Jim Reeves, it felt like he was my dad, giving me lessons in living.

20. The gun

Today was the first time I ever heard this song, and I cried. So I played it again, and cried again. It has been many years since I cried over a song.

21. When I lost you

22. You’ll never know

23. Why do I love you (Melody of love)

I love the words of this song. They have so much meaning to me.

24. Before I died

At least I lived a little while, before I died. I was so sorry when Jim Reeves died, but I feel he has made my life richer because of his singing. He has left us such a lot of lovely songs. Thank you to the people who make all these videos with all the lovely pictures.

25. After loving you

26. Read this letter

27. My happiness

28. Everywhere you go

29. He will

God will lead you.

30. The night watch

Somebody loves you and is watching over you tonight.

I also have a Gospel web site. If you want to check it out, go to:  http://countrygospelandbible.com/

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Boxcar Willie

Boxcar Willie sings some interesting songs, some of which are my favourite love songs.

1. Walbash Cannonball

I love the feeling of travelling by train.

2. I love the sound of a whistle

I have been on many trains in Africa.

3. Blue moon of Kentucky

4. Good hearted woman

5. How I became Boxcar Willie

This is an interesting account of how he explains why he came up with the idea of becoming Boxcar Willie.

6. The Lord made a hobo out of me

7. Waiting for a train

I heard this song many years ago when I was a teenager in Bulawayo. I remember singing this song to myself when I was feeling lonely in Nashville. “A thousand miles away from home, waiting for a train.”

8. The winds of yesterday

Boxcar Willie takes a look back at his life and memories.

9. You are my sunshine

10. Hank Williams medley

He seems to be very popular in Britain and Europe.

11. He imitates Bill Anderson

12. Teddy Bear

The old trucker song.

13. Gotta travel on

14. Walking the floor over you

15. Fraulein

16. Freightliner fever

17. Hank, you still make me cry

18. Hobo heaven – B. W. Jr. – Happy father’s day

This is Boxcar Willie’s son singing a tribute to his father.

19. I saw the light

20. Jesus makes house calls

21. Jesus I need to talk to you

This is a heart touching son of his little boy praying.

22. This old house

23. Last train to heaven

Don’t miss the last train to heaven. There is only one way to get there. Jesus said He was the way. He died for our sins. We need to repent and receive Him as our Saviour.

24. Peace in the valley

25. Life’s railway to heaven

26. Hobo’s meditation

27. Hobo heaven

I also have a Gospel web site. If you want to check it out, go to:  http://countrygospelandbible.com/


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Top Priority – Christian comic

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Country Sisters

When I first heard the Country Sisters, I thought they were from the southern States of America. Was I ever wrong. They are from the heart of Europe.

1. Cotton eyed Joe

These Country Sisters seem so fit.

2. Orange Blossom Special

3. My Dixie Darling

4. Louisiana Saturday night

5. Rock and roll music

Go Country Sisters go!

6.  Good golly Miss Molly and Johnny B. Goode

Johnny B. Goode is one of my favourite love songs. I first heard it by Mickie Most.

7. Achy breaky heart

8. Let’s have a party

I first heard this one by Elvis.

9. Honey I’m home

Shania Twain sang this one.

10. Tiger by the tail

Buck Owens angg this one.

11. The banks of the Ohio

12. Thank God I’m a country girl

13. Jambalaya

14. Everybody wants to go to heaven

I also have a Gospel web site. If you want to check it out, go to:  http://countrygospelandbible.com/

15. Country Sisters at 2 am

This is another take on the Orange Blossom Special. These Country Sisters seem so fit, even at 2 am.

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Christian Comic – Raw Deal

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Favourite Love Songs by Virginia Lee

When I was young, Virginia Lee sang one of my favourite love songs. Here are some more favorite love songs, and I hope you enjoy them as much as I do.

1. Pearly shells

I love songs about the sea, so have started with these.

2. Listen to the ocean

3. My island in the sea

4. Everything  I’ve always  wanted

5. Darling it’s wonderful – my favourite love song by Virginia Lee

6. Blue eyes crying in the rain – with Slim Whitman

7. Happy birthday my darling

I am so glad to have found this song. It has been one of my favourite love songs since I was a teenager, but I never remembered the words of the whole song. Thank you Virginia Lee.

8. Goodbye my love – with Murray Campbell

9. Green grow the lilacs

10. Tien duisend myl

11. My last date with you

12. Jealous heart

I have a tape of Connie Francis singing this favourite love song.

13. Once a day

14. There’s a new moon over my shoulder

Even though this is a bit sad, it is still one of my favourite love songs.

15. Lente in Zwitserland

16. Ten thousand miles

17. What am I living for

18. Ek sal jou nooit vergeet nie

19. Mr. fire eyes

Virginia Lee will fire you up with this one!

20. My shoes keep walking back to you

Who has got Virginia Lee’s shoes?

21. Blue Spanish eyes

22. I love you more and more everyday

23. I can’t stop loving you

24. Tell me why

25. Nobody’s child

26. I need you, honest I do

27. Bridge over troubled waters

28. As tears go by

29. I love you because

30. He’ll have to stay

31. Heartaches by the number

32. Dark  moon

I also have a Gospel web site. If you want to check it out, go to:  http://countrygospelandbible.com/

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Virginia Lee Gospel Songs

Virginia Lee sings some nice gospel songs, so I would like to share some with you.

1. Jesus send a song

2. Royal telephone

I think this was a hit song for Virginia Lee.

3. Beyond the sunset

This gospel song was written by a blind lady. Virginia Lee has gone beyond the sunset into the arms of Jesus. If you have never asked Jesus to come into your heart, I want to encourage you to do it now.

4. Saggies an teer

5. In die verre land

6. Each step of the way

Virginia Lee says she is following Jesus, and as you listen to these lovely gospel songs, I want to encourage you to do the same.

7. Invisible hands

8. Let me be worthy

9. Across the bridge

10. Old rugged cross

11. Why me Lord

12. Amazing grace 

Why don’t you accept the grace of God as you listen to this gospel song, and invite Jesus to be your Saviour?

13. Wings of a dove

I also have a Gospel web site. If you want to check it out, go to:  http://countrygospelandbible.com/

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