Favourite love songs by Skeeter Davis

When I was young I heard Skeeter Davis on the radio with her big hit song: ‘The end of the world.’ That song has been in my mind the rest of my life, but it was not one of my favourite love songs because it was so sad.  With the internet now, I find lots of songs she sings that are my favourite love songs, and I hope you enjoy them as much as I do.

1. Walking the floor over you

I first heard a part of this song by Jim Reeves.

2. My heart skips a beat

This is a Buck Owens song, but when I was in Rhodesia, I had never heard his name. Apparently in America, he was the most popular country singer at that time.

3. Somebody loves you – My Favourite love song by Skeeter Davis

I heard this song on the radio in Bulawayo when I was young, but I didn’t know who sang it. It is only now, about 60 years later, that I discover that this song was on the flip side of her big hit: ‘The end of the world.’

4. He’ll have to stay

This was Skeeter Davis’ reply to The big Jim Reeves hit: ‘He’ll have to go.’

5. My last date

This is Skeeter Davis’ song on the big Floyd Cramer hit: ‘The last date.’

6. I will follow him

7. Silver threads and golden needles

8. Tell Tommy I miss him

This is another one of her ‘answer’ songs.

9. I can’t help you, I’m falling too

Another ‘answer’ song.

10. The end of the world

Grand Old Opry.

11. It wasn’t God who made honky tonk angels

This was a big hit for Kitty Wells.

12. Your cheating heart

13. My shoes keep walking back to you

14. Cabin on the hill

I have a song by the same title that I wrote in Johannesburg in about 1990, but I had never heard of her song until now.

15. I walk the line

Apparently this was a big hit for Johnny Cash, but when I was young, I heard it on the radio by Connie Francis, and I had never heard of Johnny Cash. It seems like most of the singers in America sing other people’s hit songs on their LP records in order to fill up the song quota.

16. Oh lonesome me

I was singing this song in Bulawayo, but I had never heard of Don Gibson, who wrote it!

17. Don’t forget to remember me

18. My happiness

It seems like all the singers sing this song. I heard it first by my mother! This is also one of my favourite love songs.

19. It only hurt for a little while

This is a very sad song, and I have heard it on the radio here in Canada, but heartaches are very real.

20. You’ve got a friend

21. Always on my mind

22. Blueberry Hill

23. I really want you to know

This is another ‘answer’ song. I remember hearing Jim Reeves sing: ‘How many arms have held you?’

24. Help me make it through the night

25. True love ways

This is an old Buddy Holly song. In Africa, I had never heard of Buddy Holly, but we had a record of ‘Oh Boy’ by The Crickets. I didn’t know he was part of The Crickets until I came to North America!

26. Am I that easy to forget

27. Don’t let me cross over

This was a big hit in Rhodesia for Jim Reeves, but he copied it from other singers in America. They all copy from each other!

28. Send me the pillow that you dream on

29. Crying time

30. I still miss someone

31. I will

32. We could – with Porter Wagoner

33. Have I told you lately that I love you – with Portr Wagoner

I first heard this favourite love song by my mother when I was a little chicken!

34. Gonna find me a bluebird – with Porter Wagoner

I heard this song in Bulawayo by Charles Jacobie.

35. Above and beyond – with Porter Wagoner

Porter Wagoner was a big time singer in America, but I never heard of him while growing up in Rhodesia.

36. In the misty moonlight – with Bobby Bare

Bobby Bare had a big hit in Rhodesia with the song: ‘Detroit City.’

37. A Dear John letter – with Bobby Bare

38. Let it be me – with Bobby Bare

39. Together again – with Bobby Bare

40. Please help me I’m falling – with Teddy Nelson

41. Here’s the answer

This is a full album of her ‘answer’ songs.

42. It’s different now

Skeeter Davis also sings a lot of gospel songs. I have a whole bunch of them on my gospel site, if you would like to check it out: Country Gospel and Bible.

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Favourite love songs by Min Shaw – Gunsteling liefdesliedjies

I first heard Min Shaw in the late sixties at the Bulawayo Trade Fair. She sang and danced on the stage, with a long pony tail that waved all over the place. Many years later I discovered she was very famous in South Africa.

1. Once upon a time – favourite love song by Min Shaw

2. Jy is my Liefling – Gunsteling liefdesliedjies

Ek het ‘n plaat gehad waar Jim Reeves hierdie lied gesing het.

3. Ek is baie lief vir jou

Ek sien dat die meeste van haar liede is alles in Afrikaans. Ek hoop u sal hulle geniet.

4. Stap saam met my deur die land van son

5. Ek bring my liefde aan jou

6. Ou klavier

7. Strandskulpies

Pearly shells is one of my favourite love songs.

8. Mag ek hierdie droom

9. My blonde visserman

10. Ons huweliksdag

11. Oukraalliedjie – met Gert van Tonder en Sias Reinecke

Jare gelede het ‘n ou tannie my hierdie lied geleer. Ek het vir haar kitaar lesse gegee, en sy het baie outydse liede gesing.

12. Die Heidelied – met Ge Korsten

13. Onthou jy nog – met Lance James

14. Lente in Switzerland – met Lance James

15. As ek in jou oe kyk – met Lance James

16. Bloodrooi die rose – met Lance James

17. Min Shaw – 50 jaar van liefling sing

18. Swerwerslied – met Lance James

19. In die skadu van ou Tafelberg – met Frans Marx

20. Vaarvel aan jou – met lance James

21. Ek wandel met Hom

Liewe Min, ons is baie jammer om uit te vind dat u man oorlede is. Mag Die Here saam met u wandel en troos. Met liefde Elize en Don.

Ek het ook ‘n evangelie webwerf as u daarin belangstel: Country gospel and Bible

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Jude – Bible comics – Christian comics

I also have a gospel website, if you would like to check it out, go to: Country Gospel and Bible

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How to Craft a Story by Smartryk Foster

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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.

Check Smartryk Foster Publications

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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 pop songs, then I switched to singing gospel songs. I also have a gospel website, if you would like to check it out, go to: Country Gospel and Bible

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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, go to: Country Gospel and Bible

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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 website, if you would like to check it out, go to: Country Gospel and Bible

 

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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! I also have a gospel website, if you would like to check it out, go to: Country Gospel and Bible

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

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, go to: Country Gospel and Bible

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Favourite love songs by Ken Mullan

I just discovered today that Ken Mullan has passed away, so I have prayed for his family. May God bless you for sharing Ken with us. I hope he is waltzing on the streets of gold now. He won’t waltz across Texas anymore. I also discovered that 26 of his favourite love songs I had listed here been taken off the YouTube, so I have deleted them from this page.

  1. A single yellow rose
  2. Country roads (take me home)

  3. Forgiving you was easy

  4. Green green grass of home
  5. I can’t stop loving you – My favourite love song by Ken Mullan

  6. I saw the love in your eyes

  7. Love is a beautiful song

    One of my favourite love songs. Ken Mullan does it real good.

  8. Leaves in the wind

  9. My special prayer
  10. Sail along silvery moon

    Another one of my favourite love songs.

  11. Shifting sands

  12. This song’s just for you

  13. To Daddy

  14. Waltz across Texas – (album)

  15. We had it all
  16. Wind beneath my wings

  17. You are the rose of my heart

 For some unknown reason, this website is doing some of the spaces wrong between the lines. I first saw Ken Mullan at Webber Pan, where they have the musical fountain with all those pretty lights shining on the water. I remember him saying that he was influenced by Slim Whitman. Yesterday I was looking at the song “Sunrise tomorrow” by Slim Whitman when I discovered Ken singing it too. So I hope to do a section of his gospel songs on my Gospel website soon: Country Gospel and Bible

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