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American Pie – Song Lyric Sunday – Music

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American Pie – Song Lyric Sunday – Music

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For today’s SLS, Jim has suggested songs about music/harmony/melody. Thanks, Jim.

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I chose this song, because how could I not. Living here in the city where Buddy Holly is from, we have many reminders of his life and legend.

This video is maybe a bit long, but it sure does show a lot of music history, including many scenes from my home town, that we see all the time. We have the Buddy Holly Museum, the statue, the Walk of Fame, the murals, the street names, the yearly anniversaries of his birth and death days, the Cotton Club, where he played, the radio station that is still on the air, and much more. I’ve visited his grave site, which is in our local cemetery many times, too.

It was indeed a sad day when the music died.

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“American Pie”, by Don McLean was released from his album of the same name in 1971. It was written by Don McLean, and is on the United Artists label.

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[Verse 1]
A long, long time ago…
I can still remember
How that music used to make me smile

And I knew if I had my chance
That I could make those people dance
And, maybe, they’d be happy for a while

But February made me shiver
With every paper I’d deliver
Bad news on the doorstep;
I couldn’t take one more step

I can’t remember if I cried
When I read about his widowed bride

But something touched me deep inside
The day the music died

[Chorus]
So bye-bye, Miss American Pie
Drove my Chevy to the levee but the levee was dry
And them good old boys were drinking whiskey ‘n rye
Singing, “This’ll be the day that I die
“This’ll be the day that I die.”

[Verse 2]
Did you write the book of love
And do you have faith in God above
If the Bible tells you so?

Do you believe in rock ’n’ roll
Can music save your mortal soul
And can you teach me how to dance real slow?

Well, I know that you’re in love with him
`Cause I saw you dancin’ in the gym
You both kicked off your shoes
Man, I dig those rhythm and blues

I was a lonely teenage broncin’ buck
With a pink carnation and a pickup truck
But I knew I was out of luck
The day the music died

I started singing

Bye, bye Miss American Pie
Drove my Chevy to the levee but the levee was dry
And them good old boys were drinking whiskey ‘n rye
Singing, “This’ll be the day that I die
“This’ll be the day that I die.”

[Verse 3]
Now for ten years we’ve been on our own
And moss grows fat on a rollin’ stone
But that’s not how it used to be

When the jester sang for the king and queen
In a coat he borrowed from James Dean
And a voice that came from you and me

Oh, and while the king was looking down
The jester stole his thorny crown

The courtroom was adjourned;
No verdict was returned

And while Lennon read a book on Marx
The quartet practiced in the park

And we sang dirges in the dark
The day the music died
We were singing

[Chorus]
Bye, bye Miss American Pie
Drove my Chevy to the levee but the levee was dry
And them good old boys were drinking whiskey ‘n rye
Singing, “This’ll be the day that I die
“This’ll be the day that I die.”

Helter skelter in a summer swelter
The birds flew off with a fallout shelter
Eight miles high and falling fast
It landed foul on the grass

The players tried for a forward pass
With the jester on the sidelines in a cast

Now the half-time air was sweet perfume
While the sergeants played a marching tune
We all got up to dance
Oh, but we never got the chance!
`Cause the players tried to take the field;
The marching band refused to yield

Do you recall what was revealed
The day the music died?

We started singing

[Chorus]
Bye, bye Miss American Pie
Drove my Chevy to the levee but the levee was dry
And them good old boys were drinking whiskey ‘n rye
Singing, “This’ll be the day that I die
“This’ll be the day that I die.”

[Verse 5]
Oh, and there we were all in one place
A generation lost in space
With no time left to start again
So come on: Jack be nimble, Jack be quick!
Jack Flash sat on a candlestick
Cause fire is the devil’s only friend
Oh, and as I watched him on the stage
My hands were clenched in fists of rage
No angel born in hell
Could break that Satan’s spell
And as the flames climbed high into the night
To light the sacrificial rite
I saw Satan laughing with delight
The day the music died

We were singing

Lyrics found on Geniuslyrics.com
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© 2019 BS

Listen to Me – Song Lyric Sunday – Listen

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Song Lyric Sunday Theme for 11/18/18

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For SLS, Helen has asked us to consider songs with the word ‘listen’. Thanks, Helen!

This is a bit funny, because the song I chose last week was called, “Listen”, by Collective Soul.

Then, my yesterday’s post was about Buddy Holly and rock ‘n roll, so today I found a song called “Listen to Me”, by Buddy Holly. Interesting how all that kind of went together.

I couldn’t find out much about this song, because there is a tribute album with this title, where various artists were singing Buddy Holly songs. That’s what kept popping up when I searched for information about the actual song.

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“Listen to Me”, by Buddy Holly, was released in 1958. It was written by Buddy Holly and Norman Petty, and is on the Coral label.

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Listen to me and hold me tight
And you will see our love so right
Hold me darling, listen closely to me

Your eyes will see what love can do
Reveal to me your love so true
Listen to me, listen closely to me

I’ve told the stars you’re my only love
I want to love you tenderly
Those same bright stars in heaven above
Know now how sweet sweethearts can be

Listen to me, hear what I say
Our hearts can be nearer each day
Hold me darling, listen closely to me

Listen to me
Listen, listen, listen to me

I’ve told the stars you’re my only love
I want to love you tenderly
Those same bright stars in heaven above
Know now how sweet sweethearts can be

Listen to me, hear what I say
Our hearts can be nearer each day

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Lyrics found on Songlyrics.com

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© 2018 BS

Rock ‘n Roll – Stream of Consciousness Saturday – Roll/Role

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Rock ‘n Roll – Stream of Consciousness Saturday – Roll/Role

The Friday Reminder and Prompt for #SoCS Nov. 17/18

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Your Friday prompt for Stream of Consciousness Saturday is “roll/role.” Use one, use both, it’s entirely up to you. Enjoy!

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Rock ‘n Roll

Buddy Holly

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Rock ‘n Roll Stole My Soul … that’s a saying that is on one of my tank tops. I wear it a lot. I’ve loved rock music ever since I first heard any. Music makes the world go round, or is that love? “I love rock ‘n roll music. dah dah dah…” whatever the rest of the words go to that song.

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“Rave On”, by Buddy Holly, was released in 1958. It was written by Sonny West, Bill Tilghman, and Norman Petty, and is on the Coral label.

Yes, the first thing I thought about for the prompt of ‘roll/role’ was the legendary rock ‘n roll musician, Buddy Holly.

Our city is the hometown of this gifted man, and we do have the Buddy Holly Center, a museum, a statue, and even streets named after him. He is buried in our city cemetery, and I’ve seen it many times. People leave guitar picks at the site.

Buddy Holly got his start right here, and even played his music at our skating rink back in the day. This was before my time of skating there, though. I think I heard that my aunt went to school with him…high school.

The place where the statue is, is called the Walk of Fame, and there are plaques with all the names of musicians, and actors who have come from here, and the areas near here. There are a lot of them.

The museum with all things Buddy Holly, also has a gift shop, where you can buy most anything you can think of to do with him. I’ve been there a lot of times.

Anyway, seeing the prompt ‘roll’ was a good one to get me thinking of rock ‘n roll, but then I do that all the time, anyway.

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Have a fun Saturday, and enjoy some music of your choice. 🙂

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© 2018 BS

Back Where I Come From – Day 25

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Back Where I Come From – Day 25

https://mcclendonvilla.wordpress.com/2017/09/25/2017-september-challenge-back-where-i-come-from-day-25/

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Thanks for hosting the September Challenge, Suzanne!

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Question # 25

25. What is your hometown known for? In other words, what makes it special?

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My answer:

What makes my hometown of Lubbock TX special and known for, would be different for everyone you asked. Here’s a few that come to mind, for me.

  • Hometown of Buddy Holly, music legend. Buddy Holly Museum, statue, and gravesite
  • Cotton producing region
  • Ranching Heritage Center
  • Wine production
  • Friendly people
  • Texas Tech University (Red Raiders)
  • Prairie Dog Town
  • UFOs – Lubbock Lights…documented sightings

I’m know there are many more interesting things to see and do around here, but for me these are some of the highlights of our city.

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© 2017 BS

51 WEEKS/51 SONGS FROM THE PAST – SEQUELS

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51 WEEKS/51 SONGS FROM the PAST – SEQUELS

51 Weeks: 51 Songs From The Past: Week 27: Petula Clark – Downtown

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Thanks, Hugh, for providing the interesting prompts for this challenge.

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We were asked about songs with sequels. At first I was thinking about cover versions of the same songs, by different artists. Then, I thought about the word sequel. It seemed to me to mean a song that was a continuing part of the first song…an answer, or reply to the first one.

I did have to look up some, before I found these, but they fit the definition, as I see it. Do you agree?

I hope you enjoy listening to these songs by Buddy Holly. He is our famous hometown singer, who passed away much too soon.

It has been said that these songs were one of the first of the sequel kind in the rock era of music.

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“Peggy Sue”, by Buddy Holly, was released in 1957. It was written by Buddy Holly, Jerry Allison, and Norman Petty. It was from the album, “Buddy Holly”, and is on the Coral label.

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It seems (from the Wikipedia article), that Buddy Holly had recorded his vocals to this sequel song in December of 1958. He then died in a plane crash in February of 1959. This song was later released, in July of 1959.

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“Peggy Sue Got Married”, by Buddy Holly, was written by Buddy Holly, and released in 1959, as a single from the album, “The Buddy Holly Story Vol. 2”. It is on the Coral label.

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CEE’S FUN FOTO CHALLENGE – LOOKING DOWN

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Cee’s Fun Foto Challenge: Looking Down at Things

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The challenge this time is to find photos of looking down at things. Mine are …

  • Me, looking down at a small piece of paper, getting ready to sign it. It was when we went geocaching here in town, and found one! We were to sign the paper to say we were there. 🙂
  • A kitty on top of the bird feeder post, looking down at a bird, I think. The birds on the fence are looking at him!
  • Looking down at the grave marker of Buddy Holly.
  • Looking down from the airplane at a river in Missouri
  • Looking down under the table at McDonalds

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WHO ARE YOU? – NAMES

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WHO ARE YOU? – NAMES

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The prompt from the Daily Post is about names. Mostly, the names we find as we go about our regular activities, such as signs, or names printed just about anywhere. 🙂

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Neon on window at the Buddy Holly Center

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Wasn’t Long John Silver a pirate?

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Parking space designation

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One of my tattoos

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God?

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JNW’s 31 DAYS OF HALLOWEEN – GRAVEYARDS

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JNW’s Halloween Challenge: Graveyard

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Here’s a short excerpt from my fan-fiction story, “Two Souls: Into the Fire”.

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Ghost was having a nightmare, and sits up in bed, shrieking…

“Graves, everywhere! Graves in the mountains, in the fields, in the woods…graves in the ocean!”

…Then later, Steve questions him about it…

“Yeah, you sat right up and started hollering about graves being everywhere.”

“Oh, that was it. I remember, now. I didn’t know I was talking in my sleep…”

“You weren’t talking, you were yelling really loud.”

Ghost sighed, “Well what I was dreaming was how many graves there are…all around us. We’re sorta surrounded by them…every city, town..there’s a cemetery…big ones, little ones, and sometimes just abandonded ones on the side of the road – no town left at all…just the dead in their graves.”

“Abandoned,” Steve said.

“Yeah, that’s what I said,” said Ghost, “abandonded, abandondead, dead people.” He looked at Steve and grinned. He knew he’d just creeped Steve out.

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This is the grave and marker for the well-known singer, Buddy Holly (Holley), who was from our hometown. It is located in our city cemetery, and is visited by people all over the world, some of who leave mementos of guitar picks on the headstone.

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The USS ARIZONA MEMORIAL, in Pearl Harbor, is another type of graveyard. After the ship was sunk, the bodies of 1,102 crew members were left underwater with the wreckage, which is still there today…a war grave. We visited this somber memorial many years ago.

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19 SOMETHIN’ SEPTEMBER CHALLENGE – DAY # 18

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19 SOMETHIN’ SEPTEMBER CHALLENGE – DAY # 18 19-somethin_sidebar_button

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Q – Did you like to roller skate? Did you go to a skating rink, or did you skate on the sidewalk/street at home? If you went to the skating rink, did you spend more time skating or socializing?

I loved to roller skate! Early on, I did have some of those clamp onto your shoes kind, with a skate key to tighten them. I’m guessing I just skated around and around the kitchen table, as there was no carpet in that room. Otherwise, we would skate in the middle of the street. We didn’t have sidewalks, at the time, and our driveway was just caliche dirt/rocks.

Later on, in my teens, I had my own roller skates. They were white, lace up, and I bought some gold and white pom-poms to attatch to the top. Every Friday night was skating night. I’d meet my friends at the rink. (our parents had to drive us, as we weren’t old enough to drive yet). It would be from 7 p. m. until probably 11/12 o’clock. Our rink was called Fair Park, because it was located in one of the large buildings located at the fair grounds. Funny, there was another rink in town, called Haney’s. Seems there was a friendly rivalry between the kids who went to one or the other, saying their rink was the best one. Once in awhile we’d go to the other one, just to check it out. Ours was the best, I think. My future husband always went to the other one, and he says it was the best!

Anyway, we had one claim to fame at Fair Park; Buddy Holly and the Crickets had played a live show from there one time. Later on there would be an occasional local band that would play while we were skating there.

Mostly we skated. We socialized too, of course, but we could all skate pretty good, frontwards, backwards, dancing what we called the jitterbug, and whatever else we could think to do out on the rink.

Now, this is a fun memory. Every time we were there, late in the evening, around 10 probably, we’d all take off our skates. I mean, lots of kids. We’d all go out, cross the big road/highway, climb a little hill, and arrive at a bakery. The bakery would be cooking fresh loaves of bread for the next day, and the smell was delicious. It would drift over to the skating rink, signalling it was ready. So, we’d all go over to buy a loaf of bread, each…for a quarter! We’d take it back to the rink to eat, put on our skates again, and do some more skating, until our parents picked us up. It’s strange to think of now, that the bakery people would even let all of us kids in so late, to buy bread, but they did.

Anyway, we did this for years. I guess when we got older and in High School, we had other activities to do, like dating, and football games on Friday nights. But, I’ll always remember the good times we had at the rink.

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