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Don Williams - My Rifle, My Pony and Me
Don Williams via You Tube ^ | July 26, 2008

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


TOPICS: Music/Entertainment
KEYWORDS: guncontrol; secondamendment

1 posted on 07/09/2013 12:12:26 PM PDT by beaversmom
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To: beaversmom
My favorite Don Williams tune will always be "I Beleive In You"

That's about as upbeat as he ever got. Great stuff.

2 posted on 07/09/2013 12:14:41 PM PDT by Bloody Sam Roberts (I will not comply.)
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Link:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mA8FAYzrqcw


3 posted on 07/09/2013 12:14:54 PM PDT by beaversmom
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To: beaversmom

He and Gordon Lightfoot probably the two best male singing voices I’ve heard.


4 posted on 07/09/2013 12:15:16 PM PDT by Buckeye McFrog
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To: Bloody Sam Roberts

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.


5 posted on 07/09/2013 12:16:21 PM PDT by beaversmom
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To: Buckeye McFrog

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.


6 posted on 07/09/2013 12:18:01 PM PDT by beaversmom
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To: beaversmom
but like Don Williams’ smooth voice.

Smooth as Wild Turkey American Honey whiskey. Goes down slick and makes you feel all warm inside.

7 posted on 07/09/2013 12:18:35 PM PDT by Bloody Sam Roberts (I will not comply.)
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To: Bloody Sam Roberts

LOL! Gotta try that sometime. If I had a shot of that while listening to Williams, I’d probably melt!


8 posted on 07/09/2013 12:20:03 PM PDT by beaversmom
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To: beaversmom

Give me Dean Martin & Ricky Nelson any day.


9 posted on 07/09/2013 12:20:08 PM PDT by miss marmelstein ( Richard Lives Yet!)
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To: miss marmelstein

Okay, you got it!:

Dean Martin & Ricky Nelson - My Rifle My Pony And Me http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mA8FAYzrqcw


10 posted on 07/09/2013 12:21:33 PM PDT by beaversmom
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To: miss marmelstein

That is a very sweet, too. :)


11 posted on 07/09/2013 12:22:38 PM PDT by beaversmom
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To: beaversmom

Beautiful, simply beautiful!


12 posted on 07/09/2013 12:22:45 PM PDT by miss marmelstein ( Richard Lives Yet!)
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To: miss marmelstein

Sorry, wrong link. Dean Martin and R. Nelson version:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8yz-nlseVOc


13 posted on 07/09/2013 12:25:54 PM PDT by beaversmom
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To: beaversmom; KC_Lion
My Pony....

My Little Pony...


14 posted on 07/09/2013 12:32:28 PM PDT by GraceG
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To: GraceG

:) Dolly Parton version?


15 posted on 07/09/2013 12:33:50 PM PDT by beaversmom
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To: beaversmom

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.


16 posted on 07/09/2013 12:41:35 PM PDT by .45 Long Colt
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To: beaversmom

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.
Link
http://artsbeat.blogs.nytimes.com/2013/07/09/randy-travis-in-hospital-in-critical-condition/


17 posted on 07/09/2013 12:42:56 PM PDT by deport
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To: deport

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.


18 posted on 07/09/2013 12:46:06 PM PDT by T Baden (Tenth Amendment Texan)
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To: .45 Long Colt

Neat story. Nice to know when a person with talent is a nice person, too.


19 posted on 07/09/2013 12:51:55 PM PDT by beaversmom
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To: deport

Wow, Randy Travis is only 54. Best wishes that he will recover.


20 posted on 07/09/2013 12:53:23 PM PDT by beaversmom
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To: beaversmom; Bloody Sam Roberts; miss marmelstein; Monkey Face; no-to-illegals

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JSLLWxT799U


21 posted on 07/09/2013 1:01:59 PM PDT by Tax-chick (“The human project is all about babies! Culture is all about babies!" ~ Cdl. Dolan)
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To: Tax-chick

Thanks...nice tune. :)


22 posted on 07/09/2013 1:05:05 PM PDT by beaversmom
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To: beaversmom
Don has a great voice.

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.

23 posted on 07/09/2013 1:05:22 PM PDT by Slyfox (Without the Right to Life, all other rights are meaningless.)
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To: Buckeye McFrog

No one comes close to Dean Martin singing this in the movie Rio Bravo.


24 posted on 07/09/2013 1:06:47 PM PDT by RoadieFan
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To: Slyfox

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
http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/1982679/posts


25 posted on 07/09/2013 1:09:10 PM PDT by beaversmom
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To: beaversmom

Thanks, made my day!


26 posted on 07/09/2013 1:10:38 PM PDT by Graewoulf (Traitor John Roberts' Commune-Style Obama'care' violates U.S. Constitution AND Anti-Trust Law.)
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To: beaversmom
That song will forever be linked in my memory to Red River, with John Wayne.
27 posted on 07/09/2013 1:11:16 PM PDT by mware
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To: Graewoulf

And you telling me that made mine! A win-win! :)


28 posted on 07/09/2013 1:11:22 PM PDT by beaversmom
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To: beaversmom

Pandora bookmark.


29 posted on 07/09/2013 1:17:31 PM PDT by Sergio (An object at rest cannot be stopped! - The Evil Midnight Bomber What Bombs at Midnight)
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To: Tax-chick

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.


30 posted on 07/09/2013 1:27:29 PM PDT by Monkey Face (No guns, no freedom. Know guns, know freedom!)
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To: Monkey Face
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!

31 posted on 07/09/2013 2:01:53 PM PDT by beaversmom
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To: beaversmom

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.


32 posted on 07/09/2013 2:10:35 PM PDT by Monkey Face (No guns, no freedom. Know guns, know freedom!)
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To: Monkey Face

(Makes me wonder if he eats with the same mouth...)


33 posted on 07/09/2013 2:11:18 PM PDT by Monkey Face (No guns, no freedom. Know guns, know freedom!)
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To: GraceG

34 posted on 07/09/2013 2:19:16 PM PDT by KC_Lion (Build the America you want to live in at your address, and keep looking up.-Sarah Palin)
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To: miss marmelstein

On this video, at 2:10, Ricky Nelson sings another good one:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=v2ssbgThljU#t=02m10s


35 posted on 07/09/2013 3:45:54 PM PDT by beaversmom
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To: RoadieFan

Kind of strange, but Mrs. JohnnyP asked me to make a CD from that youtube last year. We go to sleep by it.


36 posted on 07/09/2013 4:52:40 PM PDT by JohnnyP
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To: beaversmom

Watch the faces of the Duke and Walter Brennan during these two songs. The delight is evident.


37 posted on 07/09/2013 7:01:02 PM PDT by miss marmelstein ( Richard Lives Yet!)
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To: mware

That’s right - it’s the theme of Red River. Forgot about that. Lovely tune.


38 posted on 07/09/2013 7:02:22 PM PDT by miss marmelstein ( Richard Lives Yet!)
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To: beaversmom

I love Don Williams, he is right up there with Willie Nelson in my book.


39 posted on 07/09/2013 7:03:41 PM PDT by Ditter
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To: miss marmelstein

I’ll have to go back and check that out. Love Walter Brennan’s voice. Such a good character actor.


40 posted on 07/09/2013 7:08:57 PM PDT by beaversmom
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To: beaversmom

They are smiling like crazy and obviously enjoying the music. It’s one of my favorite sequences in film.


41 posted on 07/09/2013 7:12:20 PM PDT by miss marmelstein ( Richard Lives Yet!)
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