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Laura’s Weekly Song Challenge # 18

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Laura’s Weekly Song Challenge # 18

Weekly Song Challenge, Round 18

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Post a video of a song that makes you think about unconditional love.

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“Not Fade Away”, by Buddy Holly and the Crickets, was released in 1957. It was written by Buddy Holly and Norman Petty.

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Post a video of a song that reminds you of your dad.

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“Forty Hour Week”, by Alabama, was released in 1985. It was written by Dave Loggins, Don Schlitz, and Lisa Silver. It is on the RCA label.

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Post a video of a song about being a good man.

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“Simple Man”, by Lynyrd Skynyrd, was released from their album, “Pronounced Leh-nerd Skin-nerd”, in 1973. It was written by Ronnie Van Zant and Gary Rossington, and is on the Sounds of the South label.

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Love Is In Da Blog – Patriotic Love of Country – Day 23

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Love Is In D Blog – Patriotic Love of Country – Day 23

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For today, Bee has suggested we find patriotic songs, or songs we like about our favorite country. Thanks, Bee!

These don’t necessarily have to be about the country we live in, but for me it is the USA. I’m so thankful we do live here. I’ve lived in other countries, and they are wonderful, but there is just nothing like coming home to our own America.

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“This Land is Your Land”, written by folk singer, Woody Guthrie, was released in 1945. It has been recorded by many artists over the years.

What I found was that the song has many verses, and some recordings use the main ones that Woody Guthrie wrote, but they leave out some of the verses. Even this recording by he, himself is different from the listed lyrics I found.

So, I put one of his original recordings, plus one that has pretty pictures, and one version of the lyrics I found.

Anyway, I like the song, and hope you do, too. 🙂

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[Words and Music by Woody Guthrie]

[Chorus]
This land is your land, this land is my land
From California, to the New York Island
From the Redwood Forest, to the Gulf Stream waters
This land was made for you and me

[Verse 1]
As I was walking a ribbon of highway
I saw above me an endless skyway
I saw below me a golden valley
This land was made for you and me

[Chorus]
This land is your land, this land is my land
From California, to the New York Island
From the Redwood Forest, to the Gulf Stream waters
This land was made for you and me

[Verse 2]
I’ve roamed and rambled and I’ve followed my footsteps
To the sparkling sands of her diamond deserts

And all around me a voice was sounding
This land was made for you and me

This land is your land, this land is my land
From California, to the New York Island
From the Redwood Forest, to the Gulf Stream waters
This land was made for you and me

[Verse 3]
The sun comes shining as I was strolling
The wheat fields waving and the dust clouds rolling
The fog was lifting a voice come chanting

This land was made for you and me

[Chorus]
This land is your land, this land is my land
From California, to the New York Island
From the Redwood Forest, to the Gulf Stream waters
This land was made for you and me

[Verse 4]
As I was walkin’ – I saw a sign there
And that sign said “No trespassin'”
But on the other side …. it didn’t say nothin!
Now that side was made for you and me!

[Chorus]
This land is your land, this land is my land
From California, to the New York Island
From the Redwood Forest, to the Gulf Stream waters
This land was made for you and me

[Verse 5]
In the squares of the city – In the shadow of the steeple
Near the relief office – I see my people
And some are grumblin’ and some are wonderin’
If this land’s still made for you and me

[Chorus]
This land is your land, this land is my land
From California, to the New York Island
From the Redwood Forest, to the Gulf Stream waters
This land was made for you and me

[Chorus]
This land is your land, this land is my land
From California, to the New York Island
From the Redwood Forest, to the Gulf Stream waters
This land was made for you and me

[Verse 6]
Nobody living can ever stop me
As I go walking that freedom highway;
Nobody living can ever make me turn back
This land was made for you and me

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Lyrics found on Geniuslyrics.com

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This song is a new one for me, as I found it by searching patriotic songs. I like it a lot.

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“Red White & Blue”, by Lynyrd Skynyrd, was released from their album, “Vicious Cycle”, in 2003. It was written by Johnny Van Zant, Connie Van Zant, Brett Warren, and Brad Warren. It is on the Sanctuary label.

 

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We don’t have no plastic L.A. friends
Ain’t on the edge of no popular trend
Ain’t never seen the inside of that magazine GQ

We don’t care if you ‘re a lawyer, or a Texas oil man
Or some waitress busting ass in some liquor stand
If you got soul
We hang out with people just like you

My hair’s turning white
My neck’s always been red
My collar’s still blue
We’ve always been here
Just trying to sing the truth to you
Yes, you could say
We’ve always been
Red, white, and blue

Ride our own bikes to Sturgis
We pay our own dues
Smoking camels, drinking domestic brews
You want to know where I have been just look at my hands

Yeah, I’ve driven by the White House
Spent some time in jail
Momma cried but she still wouldn’t pay my bail
I ain’t been no angel, but even God, he understands

My hair’s turning white
My neck’s always been red
My collar’s still blue
We’ve always been here
Just trying to sing the truth to you
Yes, you could say
We’ve always been
Red, white, and blue
Yeah, that’s right

My Daddy worked hard, and so have I
Paid our taxes and gave our lives
To serve this great country
So what are they complaining about

Yeah, we love our families, we love our kids
You know it is love that makes us all so rich
That’s where were at, if they don’t like it they can just
Get the hell out

My hair’s turning white
My neck’s always been red
My collar’s still blue
We’ve always been here
Just trying to sing the truth to you

My hair’s turning white
My neck’s always been red
My collar’s still blue
We’ve always been here
Just trying to sing the truth to you
Yes, you could say
We’ve always been
Red, white, and blue

Oh oh, red, white, and blue
Red, white, and blue
Oh, red, white, and blue

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Lyrics found on Songlyrics.com

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© 2019 BS

Simple Man – Song Lyric Sunday – Plan

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Song Lyric Sunday Theme for 8/26/18

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Happy Sunday! It’s time again for SLS, and Helen has given the prompt word, ‘plan’. Thanks, Helen!

At first I didn’t think I could find a song for this, and so I started googling. I found a lot of songs with the word ‘plan’ in the titles, but none I recognized. So, I kept thinking. A plan…songs about a plan…planning something…what rhymes with plan? Man…man with a plan… Maybe it didn’t have to actually have the word ‘plan’ in there, and could be a sort of a guideline or suggestion of something to do, and plan for. Yes!

Here’s a song I love very much ever since I first heard it. It seems to be a mother talking to her son, giving him her thoughts on how to live a good and satisfying life. Her words to him were a plan for him to follow, if he could, to ensure his happiness in the future.

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“Simple Man”, by Lynyrd Skynyrd, was released from their album, “Pronounced Leh-nerd Skin-nerd”, in 1973. It was written by Ronnie Van Zant and Gary Rossington, and is on the Sounds of the South label.

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A to Z BLOG CHALLENGE 2016 – LETTER F

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A to Z BLOG CHALLENGE 2016 – LETTER F 4bd62ad9-ea74-4273-967b-7c426c911c61 IMG_2343

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F is for…FORETELLING THE FUTURE

Fortune telling has been practiced for millennia by people who believe they have the power of clairvoyance. In other words, they try to tell/read the future by many different means. Some use tarot cards, while others, do palm reading, and read tea leaves. Those that practice numerology, use numbers and math to predict a person’s future path. There are also those who study handwriting (graphology), or consult the Ouija board.

Many of these are believed to be only guesswork, but I believe there are some people who truly have a gift of knowing things. Most will ask a customer who seeks to know the future, some general, vague questions that could apply to anyone. Whether the predictions and advice given will come true, is never certain.

The act of fortune telling, or psychic readings is banned in some countries, and in others, it is only a misdemeanor, especially if they charge a fee for their services. It is also against some religions.

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F is for…”Freebird”

“Freebird” is thought to be the signature song of the southern rock band, Lynyrd Skynyrd. A power ballad, the song was released in 1974. Written by Allen Collins, and Ronnie Van Zant, it is usually played as their last song in the bands live performances line-up.

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Hope you enjoyed the letter F. Come visit again tomorrow to see what’s in the mystery box! 🙂

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Mystery Box Chickens

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