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This is my all time favorite ...

When I Dream  -  Crystal Gayle

I could have a mansion that is higher than the trees
I could have all the gifts I want and never ask please
I could fly to Paris, oh, it's at my beck and call
Why do I go through life with nothing at all?
But when I dream, I dream of you
Maybe someday you will come true
I can be the singer or the clown in every room
I can even call someone to take me to the moon
I can put my makeup on and drive the men insane













 
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*ahem*

There's a tear in my beer
Cause I'm cryin for you, dear
You are on my lonely mind
Into these last nine beers
I have shed a million tears
You are on my lonely mind

I'm gonna keep drinkin'
Until I'm petrified
And then maybe, these tears will leave my eyes
There's a tear in my beer
'Cause I'm cryin' for you, dear
You are on my lonely mind

Last night I walked the floor
And the night before
You were on my lonely mind
It seems my life is through
And I'm so dog gone blue
You are on my lonely mind

I'm gonna keep drinkin
Til I can't move a toe
And then maybe, my heart won't hurt me so
There's a tear in my beer
'Cause I'm crying for you, dear
You are on my lonely mind

Lord, I've tried and I've tried
But my tears, I can't hide
You are on my lonely mind
All these blues that I've found
Have really got me down
You are on my lonely mind

I'm gonna keep drinkin
'Til I can't even think
'Cause in the last week, I ain't slept a week
There's a tear in my beer
'Cause I'm crying for you, dear
You are on my lonely mind

Songwriters: Hank Williams Sr.

I don't know if it's my favourite, but it's certainly iconic. It has all the tropes of a good country song.

-CK
 
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Chris, I like that one and most of Hank's songs.  Here is my favorite:

I'm So Lonesome I Could Cry

Hear that lonesome whippoorwill
He sounds too blue to fly
The midnight train is whining low
I'm so lonesome I could cry

I've never seen a night so long
When time goes crawling by
The moon just went behind a cloud
To hide its face and cry

Did you ever see a robin weep
When leaves begin to die?
Like me he's lost the will to live
I'm so lonesome I could cry

The silence of a falling star
Lights up a purple sky
And as I wonder where you are
I'm so lonesome I could cry

Songwriters: Hank Williams / Sr.













 
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Two of my many favorites by my favorite musician...he's all over the place musically, not to be categorized, but these are pretty country twangy sounding to me

Too Far Gone

When I woke up you were gone
And the sun was on the lawn
Empty pillow with perfume on
I smelled it

Well, we met in my favorite bar
Took a ride in my old car
But I still don't know how
We made it home

Was I too far gone
Too far gone
Too far gone
For you

We had drugs and we had booze
But we still had something to lose
And by dawn I wanted
To marry you

With our attitudes by day
And our secret dreams by night
Can we really live our lives
That way

Am I too far gone
Too far gone
Too far gone
For you

Was I too far gone
Too far gone
Too far gone
For you


On The Losing End

I went into town to see you yesterday but you were not home.
So I talked to some old friends for a while before I wandered off alone.

It's so hard for me now
But I'll make it somehow,
Though I know I'll never be the same.
Won't you ever change your ways,
It's so hard to make love pay
When you're on the losing end,
And I feel that way again.

Well, I miss you more than ever, since you've gone I can hardly maintain.
Things are different round here every night, my tears fall down like rain.

It's so hard for me now
But I'll make it somehow,
Though I know I'll never be the same.
Won't you ever change your ways,
It's so hard to make love pay
When you're on the losing end,
And I feel that way again.

 
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I heard this one last night:

Rose Garden - Lynn Anderson

I beg your pardon
I never promised you a rose garden
Along with the sunshine
There's gotta be a little rain some time
When you take you gotta give so live and let live
Or let go oh-whoa-whoa-whoa
I beg your pardon
I never promised you a rose garden

I could promise you things like big diamond rings
But you don't find roses growin' on stalks of clover
So you better think it over
Well if sweet-talkin' you could make it come true
I would give you the world right now on a silver platter
But what would it matter
So smile for a while and let's be jolly
Love shouldn't be so melancholy
Come along and share the good times while we can

I beg your pardon
I never promised you a rose garden
Along with the sunshine
There's gotta be a little rain some time

I beg your pardon
I never promised you a rose garden

I could sing you a tune and promise you the moon
But if that's what it takes to hold you
I'd just as soon let you go
But there's one thing I want you to know
You better look before you leap, still waters run deep
And there won't always be someone there to pull you out
And you know what I'm talkin' about
So smile for a while and let's be jolly
Love shouldn't be so melancholy
Come along and share the good times while we can

I beg your pardon
I never promised you a rose garden

Along with the sunshine
There's gotta be a little rain some time

Songwriters: Joe South









“The Lynn Anderson" HYBRID TEA ROSE was created in honor of the 1970 classic song.
 
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Many of Don William's songs have such quality lyrics but Healing Hands is a favorite! Both my grandfathers were passed away before I was born and my grandmothers did/do not have what this song speaks of, yet I've been fortunate enough to meet folks who were just like grandparents to me and they had such healing hands...its something I'll always be drawn to and what i want to have myself!

My Grandma and Grandpa had wonderful hands
With callouses and wedding bands.
They taught me that where there was love
There was always a way.
The picture of the two of them
Has seen me through a lot of years
They were there when I reached up to them
And they're in my life today.
Healing hands, something I can hold on to.
Healing hands, the touch that understands.
Healing hands, I'll always be drawn to
Hearts that belong to healing hands.
You and I may worry so,
To see the kingdoms come and go.
But we've seen enough to know
That it's only love that lingers.
And learning how to live can take a lifetime.
We've got to lend a hand in this troubled world
Before it slips right through our fingers.
Healing hands, something I can hold on to.
Healing hands, a touch that understands.
Healing hands, I'll always be drawn to
Hearts that belong to healing hands.
 
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David Mallett is one of my favorite writers and singers.  He's from Maine and tried for a long time to make it in Nashville.  Here are a couple of examples of his music.  He's got dozens of great songs on Youtube and a website.

David Mallett - Haying Song lyrics

When the raspberries burst from the woodbine
And the summer lies close to the ground
And the porch is the fit place for young boys to sleep
And the brook in the hollow dies down
Then with straw hats and wagons and horses
Like young Tim and tired old Dan
We head for the field to the creek of the wheel
With the pitchfork that blisters your hand

And ya have to make hay when the sun shines
That's what all of the hill people say
Ya just keep your load wide, keep an eye on the sky
And make sure it's dry when you put it away

I remember the chaff on the back of my neck
The cool at the edge of the trees
And you rest for a time, you talk about the weather
You drink from the spring and get mud on your knees
But it's back to the wagon, it's back to the mow
Six loads in and eight more to go
And there's biscuits and beans at the late supper meal
And there's nothing like beans when you're workin' you know

And ya have to make hay when the sun shines
[Lyrics from: https:/lyrics.az/david-mallett/-/haying-song.html]
That's what all of the hill people say
Ya just keep your load wide, keep an eye on the sky
And make sure it's dry when you put it away

'Tis the season of clover and killdeer
'Tis the time when the earth does her best
It's when all men are strong and the workdays are long
And ya know when to rise and ya know when to rest
And in the cool of the evenin' I'd perch on the load
And let the wagon wind blow thru my hair
And count off the stars and talk to the moon
And sing to myself in the sweet summer air
Hang on at the corners and duck from the branches
And sing to myself and the sweet summer air

And ya have to make hay when the sun shines
That's what all of the hill people say
Ya just keep your load wide, keep an eye on the sky
And make sure it's dry when you put it away

And ya have to make hay when the sun shines
That's what all of the hill people say
Ya just keep your load wide, keep an eye on the sky
And make sure it's dry when you put it away

Here is a second song of his

David Mallett - The Last Time I Saw Annie lyrics

Well they say that Annie's married
And livin' on the mainland
And workin' as a waitress
While her husband runs a crane
But the last time I saw Annie
We were s'posed to meet in Calais
Back in nineteen sixty-seven
But my Annie never came

Now some people are farmers
And others farm the oceans
And some men own the factories that clutter up the towns
And some people are good folks
And others they're just outlaws
But Annie was an angel, and me, I hang around

Now the old man at the station
Say's he's got a pint of whisky
And he keeps it mighty handy
And forgets the things he's told
And I'm headin' out for nowhere
For ten days dodgin' memories
And ten nights in a barroom
And I know it's gettin' cold

Now I know that I'll forget her
'Cause I try not to remember
But I've always been a dreamer
Dreamin' dreams of long ago
But the last time I saw Annie
We were s'posed to meet in Calais
When we both we young and hungry
But my Annie never showed

Now the road does not run smooth
It runs in gentle desperation
And there are memories of the kindness
That we find along the way
And they say that Annie's married
And she saves for her vacation
It's a solid situation and it passes time away
But the last time I saw Annie
We were s'posed to meet in Calais
Back in nineteen sixty-seven
But my Annie never came
 
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Islands in the Stream - Kenny Rogers and Dolly Parton

Baby, when I met you there was peace unknown
I set out to get you with a fine tooth comb
I was soft inside, there was somethin' going on
You do something to me that I can't explain
Hold me closer and I feel no pain
Every beat of my heart
We got somethin' goin' on
Tender love is blind
It requires a dedication
All this love we feel
Needs no conversation
We ride it together, ah-ah
Makin' love with each other, ah-ah

Islands in the stream
That is what we are
No one in-between
How can we be wrong
Sail away with me to another world
And we rely on each other, ah-ah
From one lover to another, ah-ah

I can't live without you if the love was gone
Everything is nothin' if you got no one
And you did walk in tonight
Slowly losing sight of the real thing

But that won't happen to us and we got no doubt
Too deep in love and we got no way out
And the message is clear
This could be the year for the real thing

No more will you cry
Baby, I will hurt you never
We start and end as one, in love forever
We can ride it together, ah-ah
Makin' love with each other, ah-ah

Islands in the stream
That is what we are
No one in-between
How can we be wrong
Sail away with me to another world
And we rely on each other, ah-ah
From one lover to another, ah-ah

Sail away
Oh, come sail away with me
Islands in the stream
That is what we are
No one in-between
How can we be wrong
Sail away with me to another world
And we rely on each other, ah-ah
From one lover to another, ah-ah

Islands in the stream
That is what we are
No one in-between
How can we be wrong
Sail away with me to another world
And we rely on each other, ah-ah
From one lover to another, ah-ah













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