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Lyr Add: Almost Persuaded

Quincy 07 Oct 00 - 09:05 PM
catspaw49 07 Oct 00 - 09:37 PM
GUEST 07 Oct 00 - 11:09 PM
Quincy 08 Oct 00 - 07:28 PM
John in Brisbane 09 Oct 00 - 08:56 AM
Quincy 09 Oct 00 - 09:46 AM
catspaw49 09 Oct 00 - 10:30 AM
Mark Clark 09 Oct 00 - 10:58 AM
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Gene 09 Oct 00 - 02:54 PM
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Gern 01 Nov 00 - 09:19 AM
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Subject: Lyr Add: ALMOST PERSUADED (Sherrill, Sutton)
From: Quincy
Date: 07 Oct 00 - 09:05 PM

Just one more sentimental song I heard tonight!!

Almost Persuaded

Written by Billy Sherrill and Glenn Sutton
(As performed by Tammy Wynette)

Last night, all alone in a bar room
Met a man with a drink in his hand
He had baby blue eyes, coal black hair
And a smile that a girl understands

Then he came and sat down at my table
And as he placed his hand over mine
I found myself wanting to kiss him
For temptation was flowing like wine

And I was almost persuaded
To strip myself of my pride
Almost persuaded
To push my conscience aside

Then we danced and he whispered, I need you
Let me take you away, and be your man
Then I looked into his eyes and I saw it
The reflection of my wedding band

And I was almost persuaded
To let strange lips lead me on
Almost persuaded
But your sweet love made me stop and go home


The version I heard was sung by a male so "met a girl with a drink in her hand.....she had ruby red lips" etc...
best wishes, Yvonne


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Subject: RE: Lyr Add: Almost Persuaded
From: catspaw49
Date: 07 Oct 00 - 09:37 PM

I notice you're in a sentimental mood tonight, but this song here always makes me think of the Sheb Wooley parody of it. I wish I could remember the words to it. He became very proficient at doing the paody version of a lot of big country hits. Good song though.........

Anyone else remember Sheb and his "Ben Colder?"

Spaw


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Subject: RE: Lyr Add: Almost Persuaded
From: GUEST
Date: 07 Oct 00 - 11:09 PM

Spaw, you need to post the parody version of this. My first ever gig in Edinburgh was in a pub where the landlady used to get progressively drunker through the course of the evening, and would insist on coming up to my microphone to sing. This song was her piece de resistance. If I close my eyes I can still hear her now .....( and see all the drunks lurching about trying to waltz ....)

Murray


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Subject: RE: Lyr Add: Almost Persuaded
From: Quincy
Date: 08 Oct 00 - 07:28 PM

Yes Spaw, I agree with Murray.....you need to find us those lyrics please!!!
I have just spent two hours searching and have only found recordings and listings but no lyrics. Only lyrics were Purple people eater and Rawhide. I've never heard of Sheb Wooley but he has a web-site that apparently he contributes to himself so will send an e-mail if no-one else knows them.....when the 'Cat is up and running again!
I had to laugh though when I saw Sheb's discography....he wrote a song called Yvonne Calling......

best wishes, Yvonne (!!)


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Subject: RE: Lyr Add: Almost Persuaded
From: John in Brisbane
Date: 09 Oct 00 - 08:56 AM

Last night all alone in a bar room I met a girl with a pint in her purse (hic!...)

..then her boy friend came and let me go home...

..and I thought "that;s funny I'm not even married - it was my wrist watch..

Regards, John


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Subject: RE: Lyr Add: Almost Persuaded
From: Quincy
Date: 09 Oct 00 - 09:46 AM

Very good John!!! I'm sitting here now laughing to myself picturing this guy looking at the reflection in his watch!

Anymore at all?

Yvonne


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Subject: RE: Lyr Add: Almost Persuaded
From: catspaw49
Date: 09 Oct 00 - 10:30 AM

I've been looking too Quincy....to no avail..dammit!!! I bet either Banjer or Gene might have this stuff (its right down Banj's alley)...I'll send him a PM.

Spaw


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Subject: RE: Lyr Add: Almost Persuaded
From: Mark Clark
Date: 09 Oct 00 - 10:58 AM

What was the parody that Ben Colder had on the country charts at about the same time that "Almost Persuaded" was popular? I remember it had Ben sitting down at the girl's table saying "Ben Colder here." She said "Ain't been no colder here than anywhere else."

Is that the same parody?

      - Mark


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Subject: RE: Lyr Add: Almost Persuaded
From: mousethief
Date: 09 Oct 00 - 01:34 PM

Of course "Almost Persuaded" is a much older song than the Wynette one (written in 1965); there was a tent-meeting hymn that appears in an 1871 hymnal under that name (by Philip Paul Bliss).

And of course the phrase "almost persuaded" is much older than even that, coming as it does from the Book of Acts.

I've heard a spoof, "Almost Degraded", on Dr. Demento. Is that the parody you meant, Spaw?

Alex
O..O
=o=


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Subject: Lyr Add: ALMOST PERSUADED #2 (Sheb Wooley)
From: Gene
Date: 09 Oct 00 - 02:54 PM

Sheb Wooley is SOMETHING ELSE....
awhile back he did his version of
HELLO WALLS on a TNN special
A REAL RIOT!

ALMOST PERSUADED #2
Recorded by: SHEB WOOLEY (aka BEN COLDER)

Last night I stumbled into a barroom
I met a girl with a pint in her purse
She was cute as two speckled puppies
And I said, "Ben, you could do worse!"

So I walked 'cross the room full of tables (Walked across her table, too)
And I plopped myself down in a chair (And said, "Hi there!")
She whispered, "My name is Mabel."
All I could say was, "Hi there."

(I said, "Permit me to introduce myself - Ben Colder here."
She said, "It ain't been no colder here than it has any place else)

I had her Almost Persuaded
To strip herself of her pride
Almost Persuaded
To slip me a drink on the side

Then we danced and we danced and we danced and we danced
(That is, I thought I was dancin')
Till somebody stepped on my hand
Then I looked in her eyes and I saw it
The reflection of my wedding band

(And I thought that sure is strange, I ain't even married
What it was, it was my wristwatch)

I had her Almost Persuaded
To come and be my own
Almost Persuaded
Then her boyfriend came and made me go home


SOURCE: BIG BEN COLDER/WILD AGAIN
MGM SE-4674


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Subject: RE: Lyr Add: Almost Persuaded
From: Quincy
Date: 09 Oct 00 - 03:06 PM

Well Done Gene.....was waiting for the story after Spaw mentioned it then John gave us a bit of the plot!

Another success....thank you, although the funny version doesn't give me that "weak at the knees" sentimental feeling like the original does....strange that!!!!

best wishes, Yvonne


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Subject: RE: Lyr Add: Almost Persuaded
From: catspaw49
Date: 09 Oct 00 - 03:22 PM

I knew if Gene showed up here he'd know it!!! Well done as usual Gene. Thank you very much.

I think the others you're thinking of Mark are "Make the world go away, Take it off of Ben Colder." The other may have been the one to "Still" which was a number one record, but as I recall the parody sold more.

Spaw


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Subject: RE: Lyr Add: Almost Persuaded
From: John in Brisbane
Date: 30 Oct 00 - 11:48 PM

I'm posting the music to MMario of the original song, even though I prefer the parody. Regards, John


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Subject: RE: Lyr Add: Almost Persuaded
From: wysiwyg
Date: 31 Oct 00 - 06:10 AM

Yup, it's gonna be a stitch when someone comes looking for the hymn of that name and finds this!

LOL!!

If hymn titles were country and western tunes-- uh oh I feel a thread coming on, help me Jesus!

(You know Lord, I been working WAY too hard, I jes' gotta cut loose--)

Next up, Softly and Tenderly (viagra is helping)?

Amazing Grace (who you been with girl)?

This Is My Father's World (but I'm a truck drivin' woman)?

Leaning on the Everlasting Arms (oh baby you're my man)?

~S~

yes it's really me, sleep deprived!


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Subject: Lyr Add: ALMOST PURSUADED (Sutton, Sherrill)
From: MMario
Date: 31 Oct 00 - 09:58 PM

ALMOST PERSUADED
Words and music by Glenn Sutton & Billy Sherrill
As recorded by David Houston, 1966.

Last night all alone in a barroom
Met a girl with a drink in her hand.
She had ruby-red lips, coal-black hair,
And eyes that would tempt any man.

Then she came and sat down at my table,
And as she placed her soft hands in mine,
I found myself wanting to kiss her,
For temptation was flowing like wine.

CHORUS: And I was almost persuaded
To strip myself of my pride—
Almost persuaded
To push my conscience aside.

Then we danced and she whispered, "I need you.
Take me away from here and be my man."
Then I looked into her eyes and I saw it:
The reflection of my wedding band.

CHORUS: And I was almost persuaded
To let strange lips lead me on—
Almost persuaded,
But your sweet love made me stop and go home.


Midi to Alan and NWC file to dickg.


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Subject: RE: Lyr Add: Almost Persuaded
From: Quincy
Date: 01 Nov 00 - 07:49 AM

That's great MMario.....a good job well done!!

best wishes, Yvonne


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Subject: RE: Lyr Add: Almost Persuaded
From: Gern
Date: 01 Nov 00 - 09:19 AM

Ben Colder commentary here inspires a little worthy thread-drift here. Anyone who remebers Henson Cargill's country hit "Skip a Rope," a sad song about a dysfunctional family, might appreciate Ben's take on the whole thing: "Mommy and Daddy had a baby last fall/ I guess that they weren't fighting after all..." He also had a take on Conway Twitty's "Fifteen Years Ago," "Fifteen beers ago, and I still feel the same..."


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Subject: Lyr Add: ALMOST PERSUADED (Philip Paul Bliss)
From: Jim Dixon
Date: 11 Apr 04 - 11:55 AM

Here's the hymn that Mousethief referred to.
Copied from http://www.hymnal.net/cgi-bin/hymns/index?t=h&n=1046
That page also has a midi file.

ALMOST PERSUADED
Philip Paul Bliss (1838-1876)

1. "Almost persuaded" now to believe;
"Almost persuaded" Christ to receive;
Seems now some soul to say,
"Go, Spirit, go Thy way,
Some more convenient day
On Thee I'll call."

2. "Almost persuaded," come, come today;
"Almost persuaded," turn not away;
Jesus invites you here,
Angels are ling'ring near,
Prayers rise from hearts so dear;
O wand'rer, come!

3. Oh, be persuaded! Christ never fails--
Oh, be persuaded! His blood avails--
Can save from every sin,
Cleanse you without, within--
Will you not let Him in?
Open the door!

4. "Almost persuaded," harvest is past!
"Almost persuaded," doom comes at last;
"Almost" cannot avail;
"Almost" is but to fail!
Sad, sad that bitter wail--
"Almost--but lost!"

5. Be now persuaded, oh, sinner, hear!
Be now persuaded, Jesus is near;
His voice is pleading still,
Turn now with heart and will,
Peace will your spirit fill--
Oh, turn today!


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Subject: RE: Lyr Add: Almost Persuaded
From: Once Famous
Date: 11 Apr 04 - 12:04 PM

The number one hit version of Almost Persuaded in the mid 1960s was by singer David Houston. The song was a blockbuster and I saw Houston perform it live in I want to say 1966 in a package show at the Medinah Temple in Chicago that was sponsored by radio station WJJD. I distinctly remember Houston and that this was his hit, not Wynette's. On this show also was Sonny James and the Southern Gentlemen, Jim & Jesse and the Virginia Boys, and a very young Waylon Jennings, whom I just had to meet afterwords and did.

Another great countrysong popular about the same time was "There Goes My Everything" by Jack Greene, former drummer with Ernest Tubb's Texas Troubadors who still sings it occassionally on the Opry.

David Houston passed away not too many years ago.


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Subject: RE: Lyr Add: Almost Persuaded
From: masato sakurai
Date: 11 Apr 04 - 12:39 PM

These are at The Record Lady's All-Time Country Favorites:

'Almost Persuaded' - David Houston (Real Country Page 9)
'Almost Persuaded' - Doc Morrill (Real Country Archives Page 1)


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Subject: RE: Lyr Add: Almost Persuaded
From: GUEST,steve
Date: 05 Oct 05 - 12:13 AM

can anybody give a copy of the almost persuaded by david houston?? Been looking for it in the internet for the past few weeks.. thanks
Pungits@hotmail.com


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Subject: RE: Lyr Add: Almost Persuaded
From: GUEST,GUEST.phil
Date: 17 Aug 12 - 10:59 PM

I'm still looking for the lyrics for "Almost Degraded". This was done by a group called "Cornball Express", though I do recall someone saying this was a name used by the "Buckeroos" doing the recording without Buck Owens. It used to be quite popular on the early Doctor Demento Show.


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