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"It's A Free Country" - a new patriotic song that all of America needs to hear!! (vanity)
YouTube ^ | 2011-10-29 | Carolyn Owen

Posted on 10/29/2011 4:57:20 PM PDT by dayglored

This song and video, written, performed, and recorded by fellow FReeper "Quill Pen", is a tribute to America and those who risk their lives to keep America free.

From the chorus:

It's A Free Country, where dreams come true
'Cause once you've tasted freedom, a cage will never do.
It's A Free Country, as long as we live and breath
So don't tread on me, no, don't tread on me
It's A Free Country.
I encourage you to check the song video out on YouTube: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uOx9GOmdqhA


TOPICS: Activism/Chapters; Constitution/Conservatism; Politics/Elections; Your Opinion/Questions
KEYWORDS: countrymusic; donttreadonme; freedom; gadsdenflag; oldglory; patriotism; supportthetroops; teaparty
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I've known FReeper "Quill Pen" for many years as an accomplished Country musician and recording artist. She's conservative through-and-through, and the message of this song comes straight from the heart, with love abounding for our Great Nation.

This song is the first track from her new CD "Horse Sense". Information about the song and CD, and links to listen or download a copy, are on the FR profile page of Quill Pen.

This is a song that all of America needs to hear! It is dedicated to America, and to the troops that defend our freedom.

Video on YouTube: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uOx9GOmdqhA

1 posted on 10/29/2011 4:57:24 PM PDT by dayglored
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To: onyx; Jim Robinson; Quill Pen; Admin Moderator
Admin Mod: I put this in "News/Activism" to get the topics "Conservatism" (Constitution) and "Politics" (elections). However if you feel it should be in Chat or something else, please relocate it for me. Thanks!

Onyx, this is the song I wrote to you about a few months ago when it first was recorded. I notice that there is a new Sarah Palin Ping List, could you please put me on it? Thanks!

Jim, this song was recommended by Onyx as one you would enjoy. I hope you do!

2 posted on 10/29/2011 5:01:24 PM PDT by dayglored (Listen, strange women lying in ponds distributing swords is no basis for a system of government!)
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To: dayglored; RedMDer; The Cajun; STARWISE; glock rocks; afnamvet; NormsRevenge; tubebender; ...
Thank you, dearest dayglored!

3 posted on 10/29/2011 5:03:09 PM PDT by onyx (PLEASE SUPPORT FREE REPUBLIC BY DONATING NOW! Sarah's New Ping List - tell me if you want on it.)
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To: dayglored

I was already here when you pinged me! I spotted your thread straight away!
MIND MELT!
God bless you, dear friend!


4 posted on 10/29/2011 5:04:26 PM PDT by onyx (PLEASE SUPPORT FREE REPUBLIC BY DONATING NOW! Sarah's New Ping List - tell me if you want on it.)
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To: dayglored

Yes, adding you to Sarah’s New List right now!
Oh and that should probably be MIND MELD...LOL.


5 posted on 10/29/2011 5:06:45 PM PDT by onyx (PLEASE SUPPORT FREE REPUBLIC BY DONATING NOW! Sarah's New Ping List - tell me if you want on it.)
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To: dayglored

“Adding comments has been disabled for this video.”
I gave it a LIKE!
Woo-Hoo! COUNTRY!


6 posted on 10/29/2011 5:10:38 PM PDT by onyx (PLEASE SUPPORT FREE REPUBLIC BY DONATING NOW! Sarah's New Ping List - tell me if you want on it.)
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To: onyx; Quill Pen
> Yes, adding you to Sarah’s New List right now! Oh and that should probably be MIND MELD...LOL.

Well, tonight it might just be "mind melt"! :)

Thank you SO much for pinging the list. That'll get some comments, I'm sure.

I think Quill Pen is still on "comment review" by the Mods. She just wrote to me, to say that her comments aren't showing up on the thread. Whom do I contact to help her get past that? Thanks!!

7 posted on 10/29/2011 5:12:52 PM PDT by dayglored (Listen, strange women lying in ponds distributing swords is no basis for a system of government!)
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To: Quill Pen

They got country music up there in New Yawk?
Who’d a thunk it.


8 posted on 10/29/2011 5:21:24 PM PDT by Repeal The 17th
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To: dayglored

Bump


9 posted on 10/29/2011 5:22:47 PM PDT by Oldeconomybuyer (The problem with socialism is that you eventually run out of other people's money.)
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To: Repeal The 17th; Quill Pen
> They got country music up there in New Yawk? Who’d a thunk it.

Quill Pen is unable to reply at the moment, since her comments are being "reviewed" by the Mods. No idea why; hopefully that will change quickly.

But as her neighbor, I will tell you that Country Music is alive and well in New Yawk!

10 posted on 10/29/2011 5:30:00 PM PDT by dayglored (Listen, strange women lying in ponds distributing swords is no basis for a system of government!)
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To: dayglored; Quill Pen

I just realized that I can tell Quill Pen I love the song!

DUH on me!

FReepers, give Quill Pen’s song several listens!


11 posted on 10/29/2011 5:37:29 PM PDT by onyx (PLEASE SUPPORT FREE REPUBLIC BY DONATING NOW! Sarah's New Ping List - tell me if you want on it.)
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To: dayglored; Quill Pen

IIRC, you have to have a minimum of ten coments before you’re not under review, but I’m only going on a couple of newer members’ information to me who joined Sarah List right after joining FR. I’m not a moderator and I’ve never been a moderator.


12 posted on 10/29/2011 5:42:40 PM PDT by onyx (PLEASE SUPPORT FREE REPUBLIC BY DONATING NOW! Sarah's New Ping List - tell me if you want on it.)
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To: onyx

Oh onyx, you make me feel like family here on the FReepathon threads


13 posted on 10/29/2011 5:44:47 PM PDT by tubebender (She was only a whiskey maker, but I loved her still.)
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To: dayglored; Quill Pen

Bravo!


14 posted on 10/29/2011 5:48:18 PM PDT by The Mayor ("If you can't make them see the light, let them feel the heat" — Ronald Reagan)
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To: tubebender
You are aren't you, Mr. Bender?

:)

Do you like our FReeper Quill Pen's song?
15 posted on 10/29/2011 5:49:57 PM PDT by onyx (PLEASE SUPPORT FREE REPUBLIC BY DONATING NOW! Sarah's New Ping List - tell me if you want on it.)
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To: dayglored

I drove through Alabama, New York one time.


16 posted on 10/29/2011 5:50:12 PM PDT by Repeal The 17th
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To: dayglored

“It’s a free country. But you can’t live in it for nothing’’.— Will Rogers.


17 posted on 10/29/2011 6:10:25 PM PDT by jmacusa (Political correctness is cultural Marxism. I'm not a Marxist.)
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To: dayglored; Quill Pen

I like it a lot! Thanks for sharing. :^)


18 posted on 10/29/2011 6:23:04 PM PDT by KJC1
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To: KJC1; The Mayor; Repeal The 17th; onyx
Quill Pen is apparently still in "comment quarantine" because she is a new FReeper, but she wrote FReepmail to me asking that I let you all know that she is SO happy you are enjoying her music and the message in the song.

As soon as the Mods see fit to release her so that her comments are visible, she will reply herself.

19 posted on 10/29/2011 6:35:56 PM PDT by dayglored (Listen, strange women lying in ponds distributing swords is no basis for a system of government!)
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To: dayglored
Thanks, Dayglored!

I'm real proud to have the opportunity to let my fellow FReepers hear my song and watch me sing it on YouTube. I am especially interested in what they think about it.

And remember, Don't Tread On Me !!!

20 posted on 10/29/2011 6:59:01 PM PDT by Quill Pen (Palin in 2012 !!)
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To: dayglored; onyx
"As soon as the Mods see fit to release her so that her comments are visible, she will reply herself."

Hey Onyx, Dayglored, I'm out of quarantine!!!! The Admin Mods looked kindly upon me, and I am now able to respond by myself! Thanks for your help!

21 posted on 10/29/2011 7:09:52 PM PDT by Quill Pen (Palin in 2016 !!)
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To: Quill Pen
"The Admin Mods looked kindly upon me, and I am now able to respond by myself!"

Well -- if the Mods listened to your song, how could they not recognize you as a solid, Conservative FReeper!?!

Great job!

22 posted on 10/29/2011 7:35:12 PM PDT by TXnMA ("Allah": Satan's current alias...)
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To: TXnMA

I am so glad you like my song!!!! It means so much to me!!!


23 posted on 10/29/2011 7:45:58 PM PDT by Quill Pen (Palin in 2016 !!)
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To: dayglored
I am so happy to share my song "It's A Free Country" with all my fellow FREEPERS!!! Here are the lyrics to go along with the YouTube video:
"It's A Free Country" - Carolyn Owen     (C) 2011 Carolyn Owen
                                                                           
Somewhere in America there's someone reaching up
Striving hard to raise the bar to fill that golden cup
And wherever there's a need there's a will to create
And someone there to raise a hand and step up to the plate

It's A Free Country - where dreams come true
'Cause once you've tasted freedom a cage will never do
It's A Free Country - as long as we live and breathe
So don't tread on me, no don't tread on me
It's A Free Country

Anywhere in America there's still pursuit of liberty
With hands and heart and hope - breathing the blessed air of democracy
And as the centuries relentlessly roll - we must stand tall against our foes
Standing true, standing strong - and tyranny oppose

It's A Free Country - where dreams come true
'Cause once you've tasted freedom a cage will never do
It's A Free Country - as long as we live and breathe
So don't tread on me, no don't tread on me
It's A Free Country

So say a prayer for America - because we really care
We believe in freedom for all the world to share
We live to be free, we've died to be free
It's A free country

It's A Free Country - where dreams come true
'Cause once you've tasted freedom a cage will never do
It's A Free Country - as long as we live and breathe
So don't tread on me, no don't tread on me
It's A Free Country


24 posted on 10/29/2011 7:53:50 PM PDT by Quill Pen (Palin in 2016 !!)
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To: dayglored; TXnMA; Quill Pen
It's been pointed out to me that I added a typo in the chorus in the thread body. [embarrassed blush]

It's "...as long as we live and breathe", not "breath".

Thanks to FReeper TXnMA for letting me know, and apologies to Quill Pen for the error.

25 posted on 10/29/2011 8:16:17 PM PDT by dayglored (Listen, strange women lying in ponds distributing swords is no basis for a system of government!)
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To: onyx

I liked her song and I liked her other one too. She likes horses and seems to know what she is doing around them. I also like her horse. Is that enough likes for this post onyx? LOL I like you too, onyx.


26 posted on 10/29/2011 8:49:32 PM PDT by freekitty (Give me back my conservative vote; then find me a real conservative to vote for)
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To: freekitty

Thanks!!! I’m so glad you like my music and videos!!!
I have been riding horse since I was 5 years old. My first horse jumped 5’2” and we were on the horse show circuit a lot. My 2nd horse was a wild Mustang...I was the 1st one to ride him! I now like bareback Dressage riding and jumping!
I love all horse, dog, and cat people, too!!!!!!!!


27 posted on 10/29/2011 8:56:21 PM PDT by Quill Pen (Palin in 2016 !!)
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28 posted on 10/29/2011 8:56:22 PM PDT by RedMDer (Forward With Confidence!)
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To: dayglored

Good song. Thanks.


29 posted on 10/29/2011 9:14:23 PM PDT by Ron H. (Conservatives have the Tea Party. The Liberals have the Pee Party.)
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To: Quill Pen
I like!
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30 posted on 10/29/2011 9:31:28 PM PDT by oldteen
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To: Ron H.

Glad you enjoyed it!


31 posted on 10/29/2011 11:11:49 PM PDT by dayglored (Listen, strange women lying in ponds distributing swords is no basis for a system of government!)
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To: oldteen

Thanks for your support and kind words!!! It is a great joy to have people enjoying my music!

I have a 2nd music video on YouTube you might enjoy as well...for my song “I’m Tougher”, (also from my new CD “Horse Sense”).
Here is the YouTube link to see that video:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QzciaTMb-GY

I’m putting a 3rd video together in iMovie right now!

Great graphic you posted for me!


32 posted on 10/29/2011 11:29:42 PM PDT by Quill Pen (Palin in 2016 !!)
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To: Ron H.

Thanks for listening, and for your vote of confidence!


33 posted on 10/29/2011 11:31:55 PM PDT by Quill Pen (Palin in 2016 !!)
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To: Quill Pen
You're very welcome.

I watched 'I'm Tougher' right after I watched 'It's A Free Country'. I like it as well.

34 posted on 10/30/2011 12:06:45 AM PDT by oldteen
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To: oldteen

Ooooooooh!!! Thank you so much!!!!!

You can also listen to all of the songs from my new CD “Horse Sense”. Here is the link:

http://www.cdbaby.com/cd/carolynowen3

This is a dream come true, having so many people interested in my music!!!!!!!!!!


35 posted on 10/30/2011 12:14:25 AM PDT by Quill Pen (Palin in 2016 !!)
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To: Quill Pen

You are welcome. Used to do a little bit of jumping and dressage myself years ago of course. Bad health now. Did manage to go over a jump one time and the horse didn’t. Poor baby had colic and we didn’t know it. Got a nice back brace for that one for a while. LOL Cool about the wild Mustang. Had a friend who was I swear one of those horse whisperers. She was the only one I ever knew that could calm temperamental stallions especially getting them into the trailers.

I like horse, dog and cat people too.


36 posted on 10/30/2011 12:16:40 AM PDT by freekitty (Give me back my conservative vote; then find me a real conservative to vote for)
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To: Quill Pen

OMG, I see you sing blues. I love blues. It’s my absolute favorite.


37 posted on 10/30/2011 12:20:31 AM PDT by freekitty (Give me back my conservative vote; then find me a real conservative to vote for)
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To: freekitty

Oh, cool!!!!! Sorry about your fall that messed up your back!
I must have fallen off a thousand times, though I’ve not hit the ground in the past 30 years! The horse in the video would try every trick in the book to buck me off, riding bareback way out in the hills of upstate NY.


38 posted on 10/30/2011 12:40:46 AM PDT by Quill Pen (Palin in 2016 !!)
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To: freekitty

Wow, thanks!!!!! I also have a CD of live Blues from several NY State Budweiser Blues Festivals!!!

I recorded the other CDs in my log-cabin home recording studio. I play guitar, keyboards and bass.

I am thrilled at the response my music is getting!!!!
I sure wish I could give Sarah Palin a chance to hear my song “It’s A Free Country”...and a way to get it to the Tea Party!!!


39 posted on 10/30/2011 12:52:34 AM PDT by Quill Pen (Palin in 2016 !!)
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To: dayglored; ~Kim4VRWC's~; 1234; Abundy; Action-America; acoulterfan; AFreeBird; Airwinger; Aliska; ..

A new fellow Freeper, Quill Pen, has a new album out with a very patriotic song that another fellow freeper, Dayglored has posted for our enjoyment. He says:

“This is a song that all of America needs to hear! It is dedicated to America, and to the troops that defend our freedom.”

I agree. He has linked to a YouTube of her song.

This is not an Apple thread but I thought the members would enjoy this, being that we are all conservatives.


40 posted on 10/30/2011 10:35:03 AM PDT by Swordmaker (This tag line is a Microsoft product "insult" free zone.)
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To: Swordmaker

She’s great and she also sings blues.


41 posted on 10/30/2011 11:22:13 AM PDT by freekitty (Give me back my conservative vote; then find me a real conservative to vote for)
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To: dayglored
I thought it might be nice to add a picture of Quill Pen, standing in front of Old Glory and the Gadsden flag. This is snapped from the beginning of the video, with her permission.


42 posted on 10/30/2011 12:51:35 PM PDT by dayglored (Listen, strange women lying in ponds distributing swords is no basis for a system of government!)
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To: Swordmaker
Hi Swordmaker,

Thanks for the ping to the list!

FreeRepublic's Apple fans may be interested to know that she did this video on a 2007-era Intel Mac Mini, using iMovie 11. The raw video of her singing and playing was shot by yours truly using a Flip Video HD handheld, and imported into iMovie, where the title text was added and the post-processing was done prior to upload to YouTube. The final audio tracks were done mostly in Quill Pen's home studio; the soundtrack used in the iMovie final product is her CD mix.

iMovie 11 is amazing. She's done CD recordings for many years, but this was her first foray into a home-produced video.

43 posted on 10/30/2011 1:11:58 PM PDT by dayglored (Listen, strange women lying in ponds distributing swords is no basis for a system of government!)
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To: Swordmaker; AdmSmith; AnonymousConservative; Berosus; bigheadfred; Bockscar; ColdOne; ...

Thanks Swordmaker.


44 posted on 10/30/2011 1:36:17 PM PDT by SunkenCiv (It's never a bad time to FReep this link -- https://secure.freerepublic.com/donate/)
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To: Quill Pen

Like!


45 posted on 10/30/2011 2:10:10 PM PDT by conservatism_IS_compassion (DRAFT PALIN)
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To: Swordmaker

Wow!! Thanks for listening to my song, and passing it along!!! I’m so happy you enjoyed it!

After many years of using Windows I’m back on a Mac, and I’ll never go back! Thanks to iMovie and Mac this video was made possible!!!


46 posted on 10/30/2011 3:54:11 PM PDT by Quill Pen (Palin in 2016 !!)
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To: SunkenCiv

It means so much to me that you passed my song on to others!
My goal is for all of America to hear this song, to remind us how fortunate we are to live in this Great Nation!!!


47 posted on 10/30/2011 3:57:44 PM PDT by Quill Pen (Palin in 2016 !!)
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To: conservatism_IS_compassion

Thanks!

I also like your profile page describing true meaning of Conservatism.


48 posted on 10/30/2011 4:01:13 PM PDT by Quill Pen (Palin in 2016 !!)
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To: Quill Pen

My pleasure.


49 posted on 10/30/2011 4:24:45 PM PDT by SunkenCiv (It's never a bad time to FReep this link -- https://secure.freerepublic.com/donate/)
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To: Quill Pen
The Mods are tough, but you're tougher.

My wife loved that song!

50 posted on 10/30/2011 5:10:38 PM PDT by Aevery_Freeman (Hey, Hippie...Occupy a LIFE!)
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