Memories of Classic Country Music
Music speaks what cannot be expressed, soothes the mind and gives it rest. Heals the heart and makes it whole, flows from Heaven to the soul. Below you will find a few selected songs that are the best of the best of Classic Country music.
Click on Pictures to Listen To Their Version of the Song!
(Redd Stewart - Tennessee Waltz) I was waltzin with my darling to the Tennessee Waltz When an old friend I happened to see I introduced him to my loved one and while they were dancing My friend stole my sweetheart from me I remember the night and the Tennessee Waltz Only you know how much I have lost Yes, I lost my little darling the night they were playing That beautiful Tennessee Waltz'
(Pee Wee King - Slow Poke) 'You keep me waitin' till it's gettin' aggravatin' You're a slow poke I wait and worry but you never seem to hurry You're a slow poke Time means nothin' to you I wait and then You're late again, eight o'clock Nine o'clock, quarter to ten'
(Hank Williams, Sr. - Hey Good Lookin')
'Say hey, good lookin' - what ya got cookin'? How's about cooking somethin' up with me? Hey, sweet baby - don't you think maybe We can find us a brand new recipe'
(Faron Young - Hello Walls)
'Is anybody listening? It's like I'm yelling, but I'm whispering It's like it doesn't even matter (I'm talking fast), but it's idle chatter If you can feel me, hear me out I got something to talk about I promise I won't waste your time Nevermind, I'm lying'rl at the hotel room
(Patsy Cline - Crazy)
'Crazy, I'm crazy for feeling so lonely I'm crazy, crazy for feeling so blue I knew you'd love me as long as you wanted And then someday you'd leave me for somebody new'Worry, why do I let myself worry? Wondering what in the world did I do? Crazy for thinking that my love could hold you I'm crazy for trying and crazy for crying '
(George Jones - He Stopped Loving Her Today)
He said "I'll love you til I die" She told him "you'll forget in time" As the years went slowly by She still preyed upon his mind He kept her picture on his wall Went half crazy now and then But he still loved her through it all Hoping she'd come back again''
(Johnny Paycheck - Take This Job & Shove It)
Take this job and shove it I ain't workin' here no more My woman done left and took all of the reasons That I was workin' for You better not try to stand in my way When I'm walkin' out the door Take this job and shove it I ain't workin' here no more''
(The Carter Family -
Can The Circle Be Unbroken)
'I was standing by the window On one cold and cloudy day And I saw the hearse come rolling For to carry my mother away Will the circle be unbroken By and by Lord, by and by There's a better home awaiting In the sky, Lord, in the sky'
(Johnny Cash - I Walk The Line) 'I keep a close watch on this heart of mine I keep my eyes wide open all the time I keep the ends out for the tie that binds Because you're mine, I walk the line'
(Merle Haggard - Mama Tried)
'The first thing I remember knowing Was a lonesome whistle blowing And a young'un's dream of growing up to ride On a freight train leaving town Not knowing where I'm bound And no one could change my mind but mama tried One and only rebel child From a family meek and mild My mama seemed to know what lay in store Despite all my Sunday learning Towards the bad I kept on turning 'Til mama couldn't hold me anymore'
(Eddy Arnold - Cattle Call)
'The cattle are prowlin' the coyotes are howlin' Out with the doggies bawl Where spurs are jinglin' a cowboy is singin' This lonesome cattle call He rides in the sun till his day's work is done And he rounds up the cattle each fall Singin' this cattle call'
(Bobbie Gentry - Ode To Billy Joe)
It was the third of June, another sleepy, dusty Delta day I was out choppin' cotton and my brother was balin' hay And at dinner time we stopped and walked back to the house to eat And Mama hollered out the back door, "Y'all remember to wipe your feet." And then she said, "I got some news this mornin' from Choctaw Ridge Today Billie Joe MacAllister jumped off the Tallahatchie Bridge''
(Waylon Jennings - Luckenbach, Texas)
'The only two things in life that make it worth livin' Is guitars that tune good and firm feelin' women I don't need my name in the marquee lights I got my song and I got you with me tonight Maybe it's time we got back to the basics of love Let's go to Luckenbach, Texas With Waylon and Willie and the boys This successful life we're livin' Got us feuding like the Hatfields and McCoys '
(Tammy Wynette - Stand By Your Man)
'Sometimes it's hard to be a woman Giving all your love to just one man You'll have bad times And he'll have good times Doin things that you don't understand But if you love him You'll forgive him Even though he's hard to understand And if you love him Oh, be proud of him Cause after all he's just a man'
(Porter Wagoner - If Teardrops Were Pennies)
An acre of diamonds I'd offered to you A solid gold mansion an airplane or two This whole world would be yours to have and to hold If teardrops were pennies and heartaches were gold If teardrops were pennies and heartaches were gold I'd have all the riches my pockets would hold I'd feel oh so wealthy with treasures untold If teardrops were pennies and heartaches were gold''
(Patsy Montana - I Want To Be A Cowboy's Sweetheart)
'I want to be a cowboy's sweetheart I want to learn to rope and to ride I want to ride o'er the plains and the desert Out west of the great divide I want to hear the coyotes howlin' While the sun sets in the West I want to be a cowboy's sweetheart That's the life that I love best'
(Bob Wills - San Antonio Rose)
'Deep within my heart lies a melody A song of old San Antone Where in dreams I live with a memory Beneath the stars all alone It was there I found beside the Alamo Enchantment strange as the blue, up above A moonlit path that only she would know Still hears my broken song of love'
(Bill Monroe - Uncle Pen)
'Oh the people would come from far away They'd dance all night till the break of day When the caller hollered "do-se-do" You knew Uncle Pen was ready to go Late in the evening about sundown High on the hill and above the town Uncle Pen played the fiddle lord how it would ring You could hear it talk, you could hear it sing'
(Roy Acuff - Wabash Cannonball)
' From the great Atlantic ocean To the wide Pacific shore From the queen of flowing mountains To the southbelt by the shore She's mighty tall and handsome And known quite well by all She's the combination Called the Wabash Cannonball'
(Pee Wee King/Redd Stewart - Bonaparte's Retreat)
Met the girl I love in a town way down in Dixie Beneath the stars up above She was the sweetest girl I ever did see So I held her in my arms and told her of her many charms, I Kissed her while the guitars played The Bonaparte's Retreat Guitar..... All the world wa-as bright as I held her on that night And I heard her-er say Please don't you go away''
(Bill Monroe - Orange Blossom Special)
'Look a-yonder comin', comin' down that railroad track Hey, look a-yonder comin', comin' down that railroad track It's the Orange Blossom Special bringin' my baby back Well, I'm going down to Florida and get some sand in my shoes Or maybe Californy and get some sand in my shoes I'll ride that Orange Blossom Special and lose these New York blues'
(Hank Williams - Honky Tonk Blues)
'Well I left my home down on the rural route I told my paw I'm going steppin out and get the Honky tonk blues Yeah the honky tonk blues Well Lord I got 'em I got the ho-on-ky tonk blues Well I went to a dance and I wore out my shoes Woke up this mornin wishin I could lose Them jumpin honky tonk blues Yeah the honky tonk blues Well Lord I got 'em I got the ho-on-ky tonk blues'
(Ernest Tubb - Walking The Floor Over You)
'I'm walking the floor over you I can't sleep a wink that is true I'm hoping and I'm praying As my heart breaks right in two Walking the floor over you You left me and you went away You said that you'd be back in just a day You've broken your promise And you've left me here alone I don't know why you did dear But I do know that you're gone'
(Roy Rogers - I'm An Old Cow Hand From The Rio Grande)
'I'm An Old Cowhand from the Rio Grande And I learned to ride 'fore I learned to stand I'm a ridin' fool who is up to date I know every trail in the Lone Star State 'cause I ride the range in a Ford V Eight Yippy I O Ki Ay, Yippy I O Ki Ay'
(Everly Brothers - All I Have To Do Is Dream)
'Dream, dream, dream, dream Dream, dream, dream, dream When I want you in my arms When I want you and all your charms Whenever I want you, all I have to do is Dream, dream, dream, dream When I feel blue in the night And I need you to hold me tight Whenever I want you, all I have to do is Dream'
(Gene Autry - You Are My Sunshine)
'You are my sunshine, my only sunshine You make me happy when skies are grey You'll never know dear, how much I love you Please don't take my sunshine away The other night dear, as I lay sleeping I dreamed I held you in my arms When I awoke, dear, I was mistaken And I hung my head and cried''
(Hank Snow - Now & Then There's A Fool Such As I) 'Pardon me, if I'm sentimental When we say goodbye Don't be angry with me should I cry When you're gone, yet I'll dream A little dream as years go by Now and then there's a fool such as I Now and then there's a fool such as I am over you You taught me how to love And now you say that we are through I'm a fool, but I'll love you dear Until the day I die Now and then there's a fool such as I''
(Hank Williams - Cold, Cold Heart)
'I tried so hard, my dear, to show that you're my every dream Yet you're afraid each thing I do is just some evil scheme A memory from your lonesome past keeps us so far apart Why can't I free your doubtful mind and melt your cold, cold heart? Another love before my time made your heart sad and blue And so my heart is paying now for things I didn't do In anger, unkind words are said that make the teardrops start Why can't I free your doubtful mind and melt your cold, cold heart?'
(Johnny Cash - Folsom Prison Blues)
'I hear the train a comin', it's rolling 'round the bend And I ain't seen the sunshine since I don't know when I'm stuck in Folsom prison, and time keeps draggin' on But that train keeps a rollin' on down to San Antone When I was just a baby my mama told me, "Son Always be a good boy, don't ever play with guns" But I shot a man in Reno just to watch him die When I hear that whistle blowing, I hang my head and cry'
(Loretta Lynn - Don't Come Home A-Drinkin' With Lovin' On Your Mind)
'Well, you thought I'd be waitin' up When you came home last night You'd been out with all the boys And you ended up half tight But liquor and love that just don't mix Leave a bottle or me behind And don't come home a drinkin' With lovin' on your mind'
(Marty Robbins - El Paso)
'Out in the West Texas town of El Paso I fell in love with a Mexican girl Nighttime would find me in Rosa's cantina Music would play and Felina would whirl Blacker than night were the eyes of Felina Wicked and evil while casting a spell My love was deep for this Mexican maiden I was in love but in vain, I could tell'
(Leroy Van Dyke - The Auctioneer)
'There was a boy in Arkansas Who wouldn't listen to his ma When she told hi-im he should go to school He'd sneak away in the afternoon Take a little walk then pretty soon You'd find him at the local auction barn He'd stand and listen carefully Then pretty soon he began to see How the auctioneer could talk so rapidly He said, "Oh my, it's do or die I've got to learn that auction cry Gotta make my mark and be an auctioneer'
(Tammy Wynette - D-I-V-O-R-C-E)
'Our little boy is four years old and quite a little man So we spell out the words we don't want him to understand Like T-O-Y or maybe S-U-R P-R-I-S-E But the words we're hiding from him now Tear the heart right out of me [Chorus] Our D-I-V-O-R-C-E; becomes final today Me and little J-O-E will be goin' away I love you both and this will be pure H-E double L for me Oh, I wish that we could stop this D-I-V-O-R-C-E'
(Conway Twitty - It's Only Make Believe)
'People see us everywhere They all think we really care But myself I can't deceive I know it's only make believe My one and only prayer Is that some day you'll care My hopes my dreams come true My one and only you''
(Kitty Wells - It Wasn't God Who Made Honky Tonk Angels)
'As I sit here tonight the jukebox playing The tune about the wild side of life As I listen to the words you are saying It brings memories when I was a trusting wife [Chorus] It wasn't God who made Honky Tonk angels As you said in the words of your song There's many times married men think they're still single That has caused many a good girl to go wrong'
(Roy Rogers - Happy Trails) 'Happy trails to you, until we meet again Happy trails to you, keep smilin' until then Who cares about the clouds when we're together? Just sing a song and bring the sunny weather Happy trails to you, 'till we meet again Some trails are happy ones Others are blue It's the way you ride the trail that counts Here's a happy one for you'