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Thread #20634   Message #419931
Posted By: GUEST,Gene
17-Mar-01 - 11:20 AM
Thread Name: Who/what is the Great Speckled Bird?
Subject: Lyr Add: SONG OF SONGS
The late BOXCAR WILLIE bundled them up
in a duet with WILLIE NELSON

SONG OF SONGS
Recorded by Boxcar Willie w/Willie Nelson
Written by Vern Stovall, Bill Palmer & Lloene Martin

Sung to the tune of:
I'M THINKING TONIGHT OF MY BLUE EYES

How I love that old melody they're playing
I heard it in so many different songs
It made stars out of country music singers
And somehow it just keeps playin' on.

Oh I'm Thinking Tonight Of My Blue Eyes
Seems to me it's been around since time began
It was there with our soldiers during wartime
And right today, we still hear it, now and then.

Roy Acuff was young country singer
His records were just starting to be heard
That old tune took him right up to stardom
On The Wings Of The Great Speckled Bird.

Hank Thompson is a country music legend
He sang western swing and songs of peace and strife
That same tune gave old Hank the break he needed
On a record called The Wild Side Of Life.

A young girl made the world stop and listen
Kitty Wells was that young singer's name
It Wasn't God Who Made Honky Tonk Angels
That melody rang clear as country rain.

Oh those notes must come straight out of heaven
In so many different songs they were the same
I know someday they'll be etched in gold forever
And placed in the Country Music Hall Of Fame.

TAG:
And placed in the Country Music Hall Of Fame.

SOURCE:
BOXCAR WILLIE/BOXCAR WILLIE
1986 MCA Records MCA 39052