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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Favourite songs by Cathy Viljoen

I heard Cathy Viljoen sing once in Germiston in the mid eighties, and was very impressed by her performance, and the quality of her music. So here are some favourite songs I have picked out.

1. A Wedding Song

I hope this becomes many people’s favourite wedding song.

2. Someday my ship will sail

I remember Cathy Viljoen singing this song in Germiston, using a backing track.

3. Somebody touched me

I remember hearing John Starnes singing this one on a tape.

4. The hem of His garment

A beautiful song about the woman who touched the hem of Jesus’ garment and got healed.

5. You made life worth living

The words in this number are very good. To me the only reason for living is to do something for Jesus.

6. Die man met die purper kleed – one of my favourite Afrikaans Gospel songs by Cathy Viljoen

Back in the mid seventies, I was singing in Tsumeb, and the people couldn’t understand English. So I had to quickly learn some Afrikaans songs. This was one of them. Later on someone asked me to make a record of Afrikaans songs. So this was the title song. After I had made the record, Doctor Swanepoel, the leader of the Volle Evangelie Kerk, mentioned at a meeting in Irene that I didn’t know the difference between “eendragtig” and “aandragtig.” Then I discovered I had made a mistake on the record. There were already a thousand records pressed, so it was too late. Anyway, I made a cassette tape afterwards, and corrected my mistake. As a kid in Salisbury, Rhodesia, I remember one guy saying to me: “I’ll throw you with the ball.” That seemed so weird, until many years later, I realized he must have been Afrikaans. Anyway, Cathy Viloen is Afrikaans and does it proper!

7. Jesus sal nimmer se nee

Today this song has been running through my head, and that is the reason for me doing this posting. This was one of the favourite Afrikaans songs I had on my record. Jesus never turned anyone away. He healed every sick person that came to him. At present I am busy writing a book called: “How to get healed.” I have a song on youtube that is getting more views than any of my other songs. It is called: “There is healing in the name of Jesus.” From that, I realize that there are many people that need healing, hence the book I am writing. JESUS LOVES YOU and wants you to be healed.

8. Alle nasies moet die here dien

It makes me think of when I had a meeting with Rachel Willemse among the coloured people. They sang this song about twenty times, and walked all around the room.

9. When my last song is sung

God bless you Cathy Viljoen.

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

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Favourite love songs by Andy Williams

1. Moon River

I chose this one because it has nice pictures. Doing this section of favourite love songs by Andy Williams, the first song that comes to my mind is Moon River. I heard this one when I was a teenager in Bulawayo.  It is amazing how songs travel all over the world. There are no border crossings. No custom officials, no baggage search!

2. Let it be me with Claudine  Longet

Andy was married to Claudine for a number of years. He met her at the side of the road in Las Vegas, where she had pulled over with car troubles.

3. A fool never learns

Fools get lonely too.

4. Butterfly

I heard this one on the radio when I was a teenager, but at the time I didn’t realize it was Andy Williams.

5. Do-Re-Mi with Eddie Fisher and Bobby Darrin

So many of these famous people have met and sung together.

6. I like your kind of love with Peggy Powers

I heard this one on the radio a couple of years ago. Fascinating.

7. Dear Heart

“Dear Heart, wish you were here to warm this night…”

8. Reason to believe

Nice sea scenes.

9. I can’t stop loving you – my favourite love song “live” performance by Andy Williams

Wow. This performance is spectacular. I love the way he sort of waltzes across the stage.  Fantastic orchestra too.

10. Somewhere my love

When I was young I saw Julie Christie in a movie called: “Far from the maddening crowd.”

11. Watch what happens with Connie Francis

So nice to see these two together.

12. Language of love with Julie Andrews

Julie Andrews is such a lady.

13. Unchained melody

Nice scenery.

14. Can’t smile without you

This is fantastic. Gives a glimpse of what it is like to be a Big pop star. Lots of women want to kiss him!

15. Walk hand in hand (with me)

Very nice.

16. It’s all in the game

I first heard this one sung by Cliff Richard.

17. Near you

Nice boogie woogie piano.

18. My happiness

Another one of my favourite old love songs. I have a tape of Connie Francis singing this one.

19. Sail along silv’ry moon

I heard Slim Whitman do this number before.

20. People will say we’re in love

This looks like it is from the Oklahoma movie.

21. Love letters in the sand

A big hit for Pat Boone.

22. You are my sunshine

At the old age homes where I have sung, this is one of the most requested songs.

23. You’ve got a friend

Good words. It is hard to find good friends.

24. I walk the line/Folsom Prison Blues with Johnny Cash

He says he has all of Johnny Cash’s records!

25. Treat her rough with Pat Boone and Elke Sommer

Funny humour here. Well done old chap!

26. Don’t fence me in with Bing Crosby

It is amazing how Andy Williams’ career has spanned so many decades, to even include Bing Crosby.

27. Wrap your troubles in dreams with Tony Bennett

What a wonderful rapport.

28. What’d I say with Ray Charles

Wonderful to see the interaction between these two megastars.

29. Can’t take my eyes off you

Too many pretty girls!

30. Blueberry Hill

Another one of my old time favourite love songs.

31. Blue Hawaii

This old favourite love song still runs through my mind every now and then. I just wish one of these great singers would have done it in a video with the beautiful sea, the waves washing up on the beach, with the lovers walking hand in hand on the sand in the moonlight. It would be so romantic.

32. Beyond the reef

Sad, but beautiful. I have the record, but it is so nice to see it in pictures.

33. Stranger on the shore

This was a big musical hit for Acker Bilk when I was a teenager, but it is so nice now to hear the words of the song.

34. Music from across the way

35. Softly as I leave you

I heard Elvis Presley say that a man wrote this song while he was dying in a hospital bed. He didn’t want his wife to see him die.

36. May each day

Lovely words. Going through all these songs has been quite a journey.

37. The Lord’s Prayer

My wife says we should be saying the Lord’s prayer every day.

38. Amazing grace

“When we’ve been there ten thousand years.” I hope Mr. Williams made it through the pearly gates.

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

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