Favorite Love Songs by Buck Owens

Buck Owens was not on the hit parade in my country, but I saw him on TV in America, in a show called Hee Haw. However, he does sing some of my favorite love songs.

1. Together again (with Don Rich)

Lovely music.

2. Streets of Bakersfield

I have never been there.

3. Tiger by the tail

I remember hearing this favorite love song on the radio in Bulawayo during the 60′s, but I never knew it was Buck Owens singing it.

4. Act naturally

I heard my brother singing this song, and I think he heard it from the Beatles. It was only when we came to North America, that I found out that it was Buck Owens who did it before the Beatles. This too, is one of my favorite love songs.

5. My heart skips a beat

Girls can do crazy things to mens hearts.

6. Under your spell again

Sometimes a little girl can twist a big man around her little finger.

7. Loves gonna live here

I remember lending a tape of this song from the library. One of my favorite loves songs by Mr. Buck Owens.

8. Don’t let her know

He is forcing his mouth to smile. I had to do a photo shoot once after getting a bad letter from my ex girlfriend, and I found it so difficult to try and smile for the camera.

9. Crying time – My Favorite Love Song by Buck Owens

I heard this one on Martin Locke’s radio programme from England, back in the 60′s, and it is still one of my favourite love songs. Thank you Mr. Buck Owens.

10. Open up your heart

Let my love come in.

11. I don’t care just as long as you love me

It looks like this is taken from the Hee Haw Show.

12. Before you go

He still loves her.

13. Put a quarter in the juke box

The juke box is a big thing in some places in the States.

14. Dust on Mother’s Bible

This is posted to make you think about your Mother and how you need to get your life right with God old chap!

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The Andrews Sisters

The Andrews Sisters sang some of my mother’s favourite love songs.

1. Don’t sit under the apple tree with anyone else but me

When I was a little boy, I remember hearing my mother sing this song in the kitchen, while I was playing outside with my toys. She lived during the second world war.

2. Boogie woogie bugle boy of Company B

I often hear this song on the radio. We never had that when I did military training.

3. The Andrews Sisters and Dean Martin

The last sister Patty, died last month. January 30, 2013.

4. Mr. Bass Man

We heard J.D.Sumner sing bass at the Elvis show, and out seats rattled because the notes were so low.

5. Alexander’s ragtime band

They sold about 75 million records.

6. Chatanooga choo choo

I think Chatanooga is in Tennessee.

7. Oh Johnny Oh

I guess The Andrews Sisters were a bit hit during the war.

8. Begin the Beguine

I remember hearing my mother sing this one.

9. Pennsylvania Polka

The whole story on The Andrews Sisters.

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Al Martino – Favourite Love Songs

At the present moment, Al Martino is my favourite singer of favourite love songs. Some years back I bought three of his records, and transferred them to a cassette tape. Sometimes when I help out with the dishes, I love to play music in the background, because it makes it so much easier. So for the past few months I have been playing Al Martino, and I just love his singing, music and feeling. Some of the songs, I can’t find on the net, but I have put on as many as I could, in case you haven’t heard him before. One of the songs I couldn’t find, the words go something like this: “Why is love so cruel, why can’t it be like love songs tell, where boy meets girl and wins her heart for life?”

Blue Spanish eyes

I have heard this song a few times on the radio in Canada. I have a record of Charlie Rich singing the same song. It is so beautiful.

Mary in the morning

This is another beautiful love song about a beautiful woman.

Strangers in the night

I am trying to first put on his “live” performances, and this of course is a beautiful number.

Somewhere my love

This is an old movie title, but he does it nice.

Here in my heart

He has a way of singing that touches my old crusty heart.

I love you because

This is the very first song I heard by Al Matino, and it is also one of my favourite love songs I heard by Jim Reeves. I was working in security at Dorbyl steel factory in Germiston, when heard it on the radio back in about 1990. I love the music, the feeling, and the high harmony sung by the girl singers.

Crying time

At the moment this is one of my favourite love songs that I sing in my room. I get the guitar and sing this one and “I can’t stop loving you.” I first heard this song on the radio in Bulawayo, on the Martin Locke show from England back in the sixties. He said it was top of the hit parade in Israel. I think it was sung by Buck Owens. I public, I always seem to sing beaty songs, but on my own, I sing real slow songs with lots of feeling.

I love you more and more every day – My Favourite Love Song by Al Martino

To me this one is so beautiful: “The day you made those tender vows beside.” Do yourself a favour and listen to this one.

This is my song

I think I have heard this one before on the radio by Petula Clark.

Make the world go away

I first heard this one by Jim Reeves, then by Eddy Arnold.

My foolish heart

This is very interesting. He says there is a fine line drawn between love and fascination. Anyone can get carried away in the moonlight, in a romantic setting. Beware my foolish heart!

Forgive me

This one touches my heart very deeply. I had trouble forgiving my mother for the things she said about me. Al Martino says: “We all make mistakes now and then.” As I look back at my life, I see all the mistakes I have made, yet at the time, I did what I thought was right.

You don’t know me

The first time I heard this one was on the Elvis Presley movie “Clambake.” Since then I have heard it on the radio by Ray Charles.

No one will ever know

The mystery of secret love. So many hearts have been broken. Today I noticed someone was looking for a song by Bles Bridges where he sings: “I cry myself to sleep, and wake up smiling.” I think this is the song you are looking for.

Till then my love

Another romantic love song.

Yesterday, when I was young

Another very touching lesson in life.

Exodus

When my wife saw me watching this song, she wanted the link. We loved being in Israel, and she loved the movie starring Paul Newman.

The wheel of hurt

In the Bible it says that what we sow we will reap. So don’t hurt anybody, or it will come back to haunt you.

I’ll hold you in my heart till I can hold you in my arms

“So Darling, please wait for me.” What a lovely song.

I don’t see me in your eyes anymore

We all need love.

Painted, tainted Rose

This is one of the lovely numbers on the records that I have.

Vaya Con Dios

Lots of singers do this one.

Am I losing you?

This was written by Jim Reeves, but I love Al Martino’s version of it more. I really touches my heart strings, and I find myself singing it over and over again in my mind. “Will the sweet things you do, be for somebody new?” This is definitely one of my favorite love songs. Goodbye, and God bless ya’ll.

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McGuire Sisters

The McGuire Sisters sing a couple of my favourite love songs, so I would like to share some with you.

1. Sugartime

This must have been a hit when I was a kid, because I remember this song from my childhood.

2. Dean Martin and The McGuire Sisters

It seems like they were very popular in the old days.

3. Perry Como and their gold record

A lot of fun with The McGuire Sisters.

4. Sincerely

Another one of their hits.

5. 2004 PBS Special

It seems like a lot of singers sing all their life.

6. May you always

This song has beautiful words. “May you always be a dreamer.”

7. Around the world

Another beautiful song.

8. Just for old time sake

Sometimes I wish I could turn back the pages 0f time.

9. Give me love

Yes.

10. Red River Valley

When I was a teenager, this was one of my favorite love songs, and it is done nicely by The McGuire Sisters.

11. Picking Sweethearts

Some of these songs I had never heard before.

12. Goodnight Sweetheart Goodnight

I think I might have heard this song before by Sha Na Na, but I keep thinking about that last line.

13. He

I had a record of this song by Glen Campbell.

14. Open up your heart

I remember this song from when I was young.

15. Singing with their parents

On a TV show singing: “God will take care of you.”

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Songwriters

Without the songwriters, we wouldn’t have the favourite love songs, so I have a special admiration for the people who started the ball rolling. I am going to share with you some of the people I am familiar with from my generation.

1. Chuck Berry

I think of songs like: Memphis Tennessee and The Promised Land. Tremendous songs.

2. Gordon Lightfoot

Songs like: Ribbon of Darkness, Sundown, and Did she mention my name?

3. Dolly Parton

Songs like: Coat of many colors, 9 to 5, and I honestly love you.

4. Jerry Reed

A song like: Guitar Man, that I heard on an Elvis record.

5. Cindy Walker

She wrote so many good songs, like: Across the bridge, Distant drums, In the misty moonlight, Rosa Rio, You don’t know me, and Sweet dream baby.

6. Harlan Howard

He wrote: Heartaches by the number.

7. Hank Cochran

Songs like: Make the world go away, and A little bitty tear.

8. Johnny Cash

He wrote a lot of songs, like: I walk the line, Give my love to Rose, and Are all the children in?

9. Willie Nelson

Some I think of are: Crazy, Funny how time slips away, and Family Bible.

10. Scott Wiseman

He wrote one of my favourite love songs: Have I told you lately that I love you?

11. Marty Robbins

Some of his songs are: El Paso, You gave me a mountain, and My woman my woman my wife.

12. Felice and Boudleaux Bryant

They wrote some hit songs for the Everly Brothers, like: Bye bye love, Wake up Little Susie, and All I have to do is dream.

13. Buddy Holly

He was a co-writer of songs like: That’ll be the day, Peggy Sue, and True love ways.

14. The Beatles

John Lennon and Paul McCartney were the main writers, of songs like: Love me do, She loves you, Hey Jude, and Yesterday.

15. Mel Tillis

My favourite love songs that he wrote are: Detroit City, and Ruby.

16.  Kris Kristofferson

Check: Me and Bobby McGee, and Why me Lord?

17. Larry Gatlin

All the gold in California, and Help me.

18. Jimmy Davis

Check out: You are my sunshine, and Three rusty nails

19. Leon Payne

A big one: I love you because.

20. Hank Williams

Your cheating heart, Hey good looking, I saw the light, and Cold cold heart.

21. Bob Dylan

Check: Blowing in the wind, and The times they are a changing.

22. Simon and Garfunkel

Paul Simon wrote songs like: Homeward bound, Bridge over troubled waters, and Mrs. Robinson.

23. Don Foster – Play with me Daddy

I have written a few songs too, so here is one of my personal favourite love songs. My other songs can be found at this address:   http://favorite-love-songs.com/?cat=136

There are so many songwriters, and a few that come to my mind are: Taylor Swift, Justin Beiber, and Billy Joel.

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Singers who changed their names

There seem to be a lot of singers who changed their names. I have made a list of some of them that I am familiar with.

1. John Wayne – Marion Robert Morrison

2. Marilyn Monroe – Norma Jeane Mortenson

3. Roy Rogers – Leonard Franklin Slye

4. Doris Day – Doris von Kappelhoff

5. Conway Twitty – Harold Lloyd Jenkins

6. Cliff Richard – Harry Rodger Webb

7. Engelbert Humperdink – Arnold George Dorsey

8. Tex Ritter – Woodward Maurice Ritter

9. Tom Jones – Thomas John Woodward

10. Patsy Cline – Virginia Patterson Hensley

11. Jim Reeves – James Travis Reeves

12. Marty Robbins – Martin David Robinson

13. Dean Martin – Dino Paul Crocetti

14. Frank Sinatra – Francis Albert Sinatra

15. Connie Francis –  Concetta Rosa Maria Franconero

16 Debbie Reynolds – Mary Frances Reynolds

17. Bobby Darin – Walden Robert Cassotto

18. Fabian – Fabiano Anthony Forte

19. Pat Boone – Charles Eugene Boone

20. Hank Williams – Luke the Drifter – Hiriam King Williams

21. Hank Snow – Clarence Eugene Snow

22. Elton John – Reginald Kenneth Dwight

23. Shania Twain – Eilleen Regina Edwards

24. Patti Page – Clara Ann Fowler

25. Eminem – Marshall Bruce Mathers 111

26 Ringo Starr – Richard Starkey

27. Chuck Berry – Charles Edward Anderson

28. Fats Domino – Antione Dominique Domino Jr

29. Chubby Checker – Ernest Evans

30. Little Richard – Richard Wayne Penniman


31. Perry Como – Pierino Ronald Como

32. Gene Autry – Orvon Grover Autry

33. Gene Rockwell – Gert Smit

34. Lady Gaga  - Stefani Joanne Angelina Germanotta

35. Prince – Prince Rogers Nelson

36. Venetian Princess – Jodie Rivera

37. Bob Dylan – Robert Allen Zimmerman

38. Billy Joel – William Martin Joel

39. Lorne Greene – Lyon Himan Green

40. Pink – Alecia Beth Moore

41. MC Hammer – Stanley Kirk Burrell

42. Meat Loaf – Marvin Lee Aday

43. Red Sovine – Woodrow Wilson Sovine

Some of the information I had on these singers is not quite the same as what is on the internet, but it seems like a lot of singers changed their names. I supposed it helped their careers.

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South African Singers

This is one of my favorite love songs sung by a South African singer: “Darling it’s wonderful, to be in love with you.”

1. Virginia Lee – Darling it’s wonderful

I heard this song in Salisbury in the late 60′s and I could only remember the first part. It was so wonderful to find it on the internet last week. It is such a lovely love song. Thank you to whoever posted it.

2. Min Shaw – Ek is baie lief vir jou

I first heard Min sing at the Bulawayo Trade Fair. She was dancing around on the stage, with a long pony tail that was swirling around as she moved. She gave me a signed postcard, which I showed off at the work. Many years later we met her in Johannesburg. She is a very nice person.

3. Dickie Loader and the Blue Jeans – Sea of heartbreak

When I heard this song on the radio in Bulawayo, I longed to be in Durban. To hear the waves crashing in the beginning of the song was so exciting. Many years later in Canada I heard this song by Canadian and American singers. I guess a lot of the South African singers covered American hits.

4. Jeremy Taylor – Ag Pleez Deddy

This version has all the verses that I heard as a kid in Bulawayo. Some of those words we don’t use anymore. It is like when I came to Canada, I was used to the term ‘Cowboys and Indians’ but we are not allowed to say that anymore. They are ‘First Nation.’

5. Gene Rockwell – Heart

This was a hit song when I was a teenager in Bulawayo. Many years later I listened to him singing at Gold Reef City (I think). He sang ‘Some broken hearts never mend.’ When he came to the line: ‘But in the middle of loves embrace’ he laughed and sang: ‘I saw my wif’e’s face!’

6. Jody Wayne – Patches

I heard him singing at a shopping centre somewhere on the Rand, and promoting his records.

7. Barbara Ray – I need you (honest I do)

I saw her film in a cinema singing ‘I don’t wanna play house’ but I never saw her in person.

8. Bles Bridges – You

He was very popular. I saw him in a movie where the funny guy was fighting over the rose. He used to sing ‘Room full of roses’ and give a rose to certain women. In the movie a guy dresses up as a woman and wants a rose.

9. Gé Korsten – Liefling

He was very popular.

10. Four Jacks and a Jill – Jimmy come lately

I heard them in the large city hall in Bulawayo in the late 60′s. Many years later we met them in Germiston. She is a very nice lady.

11. Billy Forrest – Blue Train

When I was 18, Ruth Jennings played me a record of him singing ‘Burning Bridges behind me.’ I see he has aged a lot since the 60′s. I guess we all have.

12. Bobby Angel – Living on love

I remember seeing him on TV singing: ‘The fighting side of me.’

13. Gert Potgieter – Yellow Bird

The first time I heard this song was by this gentleman, then I later heard he died in a car accident.

14. Lance James – He stopped loving her today

I heard Lance sing: ‘Tennessee Waltz’ at a showground in Middelburg. I sent him a tape once of some of my songs, and he said he liked them. That was nice of him.

15. Des and Dawn Lindberg – 16 Rietfonteins

I was in Matopos doing survey work when I heard him on the radio singing : ‘Rambling Boy.’ Many years later I saw him at Damelin College where his son was doing school.

16. Heidi

This was a hit TV show back in the 70′s. Evrybody stopped what they were doing to watch it. It was like it captured the hearts of the people.

17. Al Debbo – Love came to stay

We have a movie where he acts as a funny man. He is hilarious. The guy playing the piano accordian is Nico Carstens. He was to South Africa as what Walter Ostanek is to polka music in Canada.

18. Charles Jacobie – Mocking Bird Song

I loved his singing when I heard him in Rhodesia. I remember reading about him in the Personality Magazine about how his wife made all his fancy western clothes.

19. Mickie Most – Johnny B. Goode

This song made a big impression on me when I was a teenager.  My brother told me that when they performed at the Bulawayo city hall, the kids went crazy over him. Some years later we met him on the street in Margate. He went back to England and managed many of the famous British pop singers.

20. Nick Taylor – Stille Rivierstroom

When I was in Gwelo, the young people were raving about him.

21. South African Singer – Carike Keuzenkamp – Trekliedjie

I remember seeing her on TV singing the Heidi song.

22. John Hitchcock – singer, piano player and preacher

John was originally from South Africa, but back in the 70′s John invited me to sing at his church in Fort Victoria. He later made a few LP records in South Africa. Since then he moved to the United States.

23. Yan Venter – singer and preacher

Jan (Yan in America) was originally from South Africa, but I met Yan in Fort Victoria and have one of his LP records in my possession. Dr. Yan now concentrates on preaching in America and around the world. A few years back, he invited me to come and sing at his meetings in the Bronx, New York.  It was a nice experience. Thanks Yan.

24. Don Foster – When you’re in love

I have decided to put myself down as a South African singer because I lived there for about eighteen years altogether, and wrote about a hundred songs there. This one I wrote while working as a security guard at Dorbyl steel factory in Germiston. It was on a weekend. It was a lovely warm day as I did a patrol around the grounds, I was longing to be with my wife and kids. Just like the song says, the sun was shining and there was a clear blue sky. The birds were singing, and so on.

Don Foster – It was the rapture

In 1976 we visited the USA, and in 1977 I had a dream one night, then the next morning I wrote the song. In America someone gave us a Chev Malibu, so that is why that car name was in the dream and the song. We were living at Elandshof in Germiston when I had the dream.

25. Pierre Van Staden

Many years ago I heard this man sing in a coffee bar in Cape Town, and he wrote one of the best songs I have ever heard.

There are so many South African singers, that I have just listed some of the ones that I am familiar with. Among the black people there are hundreds of groups, of many different languages.

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Canadian Singers

There are a lot of famous Canadian Singers, and I would like to share some of my favourites with you.

1. Paul Anka – Diana

I heard this song by Paul
when I was a little boy in Salibury, Rhodesia, and I also had a crush on an older woman. There was also a girl at school that I liked, and her name was Diana. So when my parents asked for a second name for my sister Valerie, I said “Diana.” Her name was later changed to Diana Valerie.

2. Lucille Starr – The French Song

This was a hit song by Lucille when I was a teenager in Bulawayo. I didn’t even know people spoke French in Canada until I came here.

3. Stu Phillips – The Great El Tigre

I heard this song by Stu on a Jim Reeves record in Africa, and I always think of it when I see an old man sitting on a park bench.

4. Hank Snow – My Religion’s not old fashioned.

The only time I heard of Hank Snow in Africa was on a gospel record at a friend’s house. On that record he was singing “The Gloryland March,” but I can’t find him singing it on the net, so I have put this one on instead.

5. Lorne Greene – An old Tin Cup

In Bulawayo I bought an Lp record of Lorne singing a bunch of western songs, and this is one of them. Back in 1976 when we visited America for the first time, we went to the Ponderosa ranch out near Lake Tahoe.

6. Anne Murray – Could I have this dance

I guess Anne is one of the most famous Canadian Singers. So many of her songs are so nice.

7. Ocean – Put your hand in the hand

I hear Ocean many times on the radio here in Canada. This was a big hit in Africa for a Rhodesian singer.

8. Gene MacLelland – Snowbird

Anna Murray had a big hit with Gene’s song, but I feel I must put his name on here because he also wrote “Put your hand in the hand.”

9. Tommy Hunter – No Charge

I first heard this song by Johnny Cash, but I loved watching the Tommy Hunter Show on TV back in the 80′s.

10. Terri Clark – Easy on the eyes

One time when we were visiting the States, I kept seeing Terri on the various TV’s wherever we went. This is one of my favourite songs of hers.

11. Shania Twain – Any man of mine

I remember seeing this video of Shania when we were at Radio Shack many years ago. She was the top singer at the time.

12. Gordon Lightfoot – Did she mention my name

Gordon is very popular in Canada. I love the words and the guitar playing in this song.

13. Ian and Sylvia – Four Strong Winds

Ian and Sylia were big stars before I came to Canada, but as you can see from this video, they are very popular.

14. Michael Buble – Save the last dance for me

Michael is very popular, and this is one of my favourite songs.

15. Bryan Adams – Everything I do

The crowd in this video make for mega excitement. Bryan really socks it to them.

16. Celine Dion – If I can dream (with Elvis Presley)

I have read the book by Celine. This is a mind boggling video of amazing technology of her singing with Elvis.

17. Liona Boyd – Baby Maybe

This video of Liona is one of my wife’s favourite videos.

18. Dan and Melissa David – Am Yisrael Chai

These folks sang at our church last year, so I want to invite you to give them a listen.

19. Justin Bieber – Boyfriend

I was watching this on TV the other night, and he remended me of a young Elvis. He is very popular among the girls!

20. Walter Ostanek – Beer Barrel Polka

He is the King of Polka in Canada.

21. Sarah McLachlan – (In the arms of the) Angel

This is a haunting type song. I love the way she lilts her voice.

22. Ronnie Hawkins – Ballads

Blue birds over the mountains. I’ve heard that one on the radio a few times.

23. The Poppy Family – Which way you going Billy?

I heard this one during the week. Thank you.

24. Avril Lavigne – Complicated

Don’t mess with her!

25. Rita MacNeil – I’ll accept the rose tonight

I have heard her a few times in the radio. She has such a nice voice.

26. Guy Lombardo – The sweetest music this side of heaven

I was shocked when I read that he sold between 200 and 300 million records. Wow.

27. Gwen Shaw – I worship you

Sister Gwen is old now, but I remember when she played the piano so nicely. I suggested that she make a video of what she does with her fingers so we can learn from her.

28. Joni Mitchell – Both sides now

There are some lessons in this song.

29. Neil Young – Heart of gold

Over 17 million hits on this one.

30. Stomping Tom Connors – Bud the spud

I heard this one on the radio before. He really gets the crowd going!

31. Josh and Bethany Baltus – Holy Spirit

These folks are the grandchildren of our friends Lester and Elsie Tucker, and they shared this with us today, March 14, 2013. Their song is very holy.

32. Canadian Singers

There are so many Canadian singers. You can check this site for more.

33. Don Foster – Don’t you worry

I have decided to put myself down as a Canadian singer too, because I have lived in Canada over twenty years and have written many songs while I have been here. I wrote this one about 15 years ago. I am a worrier by nature, so I wrote this song to try and help myself. I read a book once by Dolly Parton, where she said she has written many songs as a type of therapy for herself.

Don Foster – The Winning Side

Back in 1982 I was listening to R.W.Shambach on the radio, and his message had so much power, that I got inspired to write this song. Then I sang it that night in church. It was the Wednesday night prayer and Bible study meeting. The devil must have heard me singing it in the morning, because he sent two demon possessed men to church that night. When I was trying to give the Bible study, they both started shouting and calling me a liar. They were so loud, that I couldn’t hear myself speaking, and had a microphone plugged into my amplifier, so I closed the meeting in prayer. I got so bugged by demon possessed people that I left the church, because the church didn’t believe in casting out devils. If you look at the back of the Bible, you will see that God is going to win in the end, so to be on the winning side we need to be on God’s side.

Don Foster – Prophets

I wrote this song while pastoring the church in Saint Catharines, Ontario in 1982. To me, it was a very important message.

34. Carly Rae Jepsen – Call me maybe

This has been a bit hit for Carly.

35. Marty Allen

I was reading in the paper today that he is singing in Niagara Falls this week. (March 6.2014)

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Bible Songs

1. A Roadmap – Mac Wiseman

This song says: “I’m using my Bible for a roadmap.” I have been in a number of countries, and I have never been lost when I have had a good map. If you want to find the road to heaven, then you must use the ‘Good Book.’ Believe on Jesus Christ as your Saviour today.

2. Dust on it – Hank Williams

It makes me think of a song I know, but it is not on the web, that says: “Too many books are taking it’s place.”

3. The Family Bible Song – The Spencers

We need to get back to the teachings of Jesus, if we want to see this world change for the better. There is too much fighting and killing. Just look at the middle east.

4. The B-I-B-L-E – by Eastern schoolchildren

Jesus said we have to become like little children if we are going to enter His kingdom.

5. The Lord’s my Shepherd – Choir – Psalm 23

This is one of the most famous psalms, and is a continual blessing.

6. Beloved, let us love one another – Maranatha Kids – 1 John 4, 7-8

This one is straight from the Scriptures. This world sure needs a lot of love right now.

7. They that wait upon the Lord – Stuart Hamblen – Isaish 40, 31

I was hearing a guy on the TV the other day talking about how the eagle renews itself.

8. Unto Thee Oh Lord – Psalm 25

The Lord is our only hope. We mustn’t trust in men.

9. Thou art worthy – Revelation 4, 11

This song is also taken straight from the Bible. We sang it the other day in church during worship time.

10. The trees of the field – Isaiah 55,12

This is an easy one to sing along with.

11. Seek ye first the Kingdom of God – Matthew 6,33 and 4,4 and 7,7

Don’t be left behind, start following Jesus.

There are a number of nice scripture songs that I wanted to put on this site, but I cannot find them on the internet. I have been in a lot of trouble with church people, because when I share with them the things the Holy Spirit has shown me, they get so very angry with me. Many years ago I had a dream one night where the Holy Spirit showed me three words: “Jannes and Jambres.” When I searched the scriptures, I found them in 2 Timothy 3 verse 8. Their names were not in the Old Testament. As I sat staring at the page, it dawned on me that verse 16 was the main verse they taught me in theology: “All scripture is given by inspiration from God.” I was taught that “All scripure means the Bible, nothing more and nothing less,” but Paul is quoting something not found in the Old Testament. Many years later I found their names in the book of Jasher, which is mentioned in Joshua 10;13 and 2 Samuel 1;18. Jannes and Jambres were the magicians in Egypt. Over the years the Holy Spirit showed me that every writer in the New Testament quotes scriptures that are from a different Bible. I have a whole big article that I wrote about that many years ago. I just want the truth, and nothing but the truth. I fact Paul mentions the word truth in that same verse. Jesus himself said he is the way the truth and the life, and he also quotes scriptures that are from other sources. Paul said we must prove all things and hold fast to that which is good.

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Favourite Working Songs

Morning Town Ride – The Seekers

Most times I have had trouble with transport to get to work. One time I got on the wrong train, and jumped off. I hadn’t realized that the train had picked up so much speed. I won’t do that again! Many times I have had car trouble, and sometimes bus trouble. All just to try and make a living. One time I had my car stolen.

Banana boat song – Harry Belafonte

Here are some of my favorite working songs. I was listening to this one on the radio this week, so here it is. I know what it is like to work all night, and long to go home and sleep. Lately everybody is saying “Happy holidays,” but soon it is back to the old grindstone old chap!

Oney – Johnny Cash

“I see him in my dreams at night, and wake up in the morning feeling tired!” I have been through that many times in the various jobs I have had.

9 to 5 – Dolly Parton “live”

It will drive you crazy if you let it! Many times you do a good job and you don’t get the credit you deserve.

Six days on the road – Dave Dudley

It is hard to be away from home, but to make a living, that is what you have to do sometimes.

These hands – Johnny Cash

Now I’m tired and I’m old, and I ain’t got no gold! Hey that’s me! However, I don’t know if God is going to be impressed about how hard I have tried to work. I know Jesus said we must store our treasure in heaven.

Cotton fields – Karl’s country Dutchmen

I think people all around the world like songs. I think this one is about the slave workers in the old southern states.

Big city – Merle Haggard

Tired of working, and not enough pay. Does that sound familiar?

A hundred and sixty acres- Sons of the Pioneers

“Up with dawn to meet the sun.” I have to get out there before the sun comes up!

Detroit City – Tom Jones

It is a pity the motor industry has taken a downswing. I wish they could make cars that don’t need repairing. Every car I’ve had recently has cost me more money to fix, than what it cost to buy.

Streets of Baltimore – Bobby Bare

He comes home from work, and his whole body is sore. I know how he feels!

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