Skip to comments.Don Williams - My Rifle, My Pony and Me
Posted on 07/09/2013 12:12:26 PM PDT by beaversmom
Don Williams - My Rifle, My Pony and Me http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mA8FAYzrqcw
That's about as upbeat as he ever got. Great stuff.
He and Gordon Lightfoot probably the two best male singing voices I’ve heard.
Yes, I like that one, too. :)
Don’t know a lot of his music, but just discovered this one this afternoon. Heard the Dean Martin version which is good, but like Don Williams’ smooth voice.
Ah yes, Gordon Lightfoot. Have him on my homepage. :) Once again, don’t know a lot of his music, but love the Edmund Fitzgerald and If You Could Read My Mind.
Smooth as Wild Turkey American Honey whiskey. Goes down slick and makes you feel all warm inside.
LOL! Gotta try that sometime. If I had a shot of that while listening to Williams, I’d probably melt!
Give me Dean Martin & Ricky Nelson any day.
Okay, you got it!:
Dean Martin & Ricky Nelson - My Rifle My Pony And Me http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mA8FAYzrqcw
That is a very sweet, too. :)
Beautiful, simply beautiful!
Sorry, wrong link. Dean Martin and R. Nelson version:
My Little Pony...
:) Dolly Parton version?
Great post. I saw Don Williams in Branson about 20 years ago. There was almost no one there, so the wife and I were on 2nd or 3rd row. He came out and sat on a stool on the edge of the stage and sang for hours. It was no frills, but one of the best shows I’ve ever been to. After it was over he stood in the lobby and shook hands, posed for pictures and signed anything put in front of him. He was just a normal cowboy with an awesome voice.
Don Williams has a smooth voice and can sit on that stool and play forever it seems.
This has nothing to do with your thread but for anyone interested another country singer, Randy Travis is in serious condition and has undergone heart surgery.
Have appreciated Don Williams’ rendition of songs ever since he was a lead singer of the Pozo Seco Singers in Corpus Christi about 50 years ago.
Neat story. Nice to know when a person with talent is a nice person, too.
Wow, Randy Travis is only 54. Best wishes that he will recover.
Thanks...nice tune. :)
I have a friend who was born in Vietnam and she told me that everyone listens to country music over there. My friend learned English by listening to country lyrics. I asked her they ever listen to rock music and she said not many because you can't understand what they are saying; rockers mash their words together.
When I visited Spain, U.S. country music CDs were in every store I visited. So, our country music is really the world's country music.
No one comes close to Dean Martin singing this in the movie Rio Bravo.
I’m not a huge fan of country music, but I like a few Don Williams, Marty Robbins, Glen Campbell, and John Denver. The old guys. That’s great that such original American music is appreciated world wide.
Your post reminded me of this though from 2008:
John Denver karaoke sparks Thai killing spree
Thanks, made my day!
And you telling me that made mine! A win-win! :)
I have several of his albums, but I can only play them on my Discman, as the CD player in the truck only works when it wants to. *hmpf* I can’t leave the big stereo plugged in, as I have a neighbor with a HAM radio and some of the language he uses is enough to assault my virgin ears. The FCC won’t do anything about him.
I thought ham operators were supposed to be a cut above the rest!
This one is lower than a snake’s belly in a wagon rut. His language is the worst I’ve ever heard coming from one mouth.
(Makes me wonder if he eats with the same mouth...)
On this video, at 2:10, Ricky Nelson sings another good one:
Kind of strange, but Mrs. JohnnyP asked me to make a CD from that youtube last year. We go to sleep by it.
Watch the faces of the Duke and Walter Brennan during these two songs. The delight is evident.
That’s right - it’s the theme of Red River. Forgot about that. Lovely tune.
I love Don Williams, he is right up there with Willie Nelson in my book.
I’ll have to go back and check that out. Love Walter Brennan’s voice. Such a good character actor.
They are smiling like crazy and obviously enjoying the music. It’s one of my favorite sequences in film.