Free Republic
Browse · Search
News/Activism
Topics · Post Article

Skip to comments.

Favorite "Story Songs"Tell us your Favorite "Songs That Tell a Story".Freeper Canteen 9~7~12`

Posted on 09/06/2012 5:03:56 PM PDT by fatima

~Favorite Story Song's~





Tanya Tucker - Delta Dawn



Delta Dawn, what's that flower you have on
Could it be a faded rose from days gone by
And did I hear you say he was a-meeting you here today
To take you to his mansion in the sky

She's forty-one and her daddy still calls her "baby"
All the folks around Brownsville say she's crazy
'Cause she walks around town with a suitcase in her hand
Looking for a mysterious dark-haired man

In her younger days they called her Delta Dawn
Prettiest woman you ever laid eyes on
Then a man of low degree stood by her side
And promised her he'd take her for his bride

Delta Dawn, what's that flower you have on
Could it be a faded rose from days gone by
And did I hear you say he was a-meeting you here today
To take you to his mansion in the sky





*Video*



Sammy Davis Jnr "Mr Bojangles"


I knew a man Bojangles and he danced for you
In worn out shoes
Silver hair, a ragged shirt and baggy pants
The old soft shoe

He jumped so high
He jumped so high
Then he'd lightly touched down

Mr Bojangles
Mr Bojangles
Mr Bojangles
Dance

I met him in a cell in New Orleans I was
Down and out
He looked to me to be the eyes of age
As he spoke right out

He talked of life
He talked of life
He lightly slapped his leg instead

He said the name Bojangles and he danced a lick
Across the cell
He grabbed his pants for a better stance
He jumped so high
He clicked his heels

He let go a laugh
He let go a laugh
Shook back his clothes all around

Mr Bojangles
Mr Bojangles
Mr Bojangles
Dance

We danced for those at minstrel shows and county fairs
Throughout the south
We spoke in tears of fifteen years
How his dog and him
They travelled about

His dog up and died
He up and died
After twenty years he still grieves

They said I dance now at every chance and honky tonks
For drinks and tips
But most the time I spend behind these county bars
Cause I drinks a bit

He shook his head and as he shook his head
I heard someone ask please

Mr Bojangles
Mr Bojangles
Mr Bojangles
Dance

Mr Bojangles
Mr Bojangles
Mr Bojangles









*Video*





TOPICS: Culture/Society; Extended News; Free Republic
KEYWORDS:
Navigation: use the links below to view more comments.
first 1-5051-100101-150151-200 ... 501-525 next last

1 posted on 09/06/2012 5:04:00 PM PDT by fatima
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | View Replies]

To: fatima

Jim Stafford - Wildwood Weed
Jesse Winchester - Stems and Seeds
Harry Chapin - Cat’s In The Cradle


2 posted on 09/06/2012 5:07:08 PM PDT by Cletus.D.Yokel (Catastrophic Anthropogenic Climate Alterations - The acronym explains the science.)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: fatima
Harry Chapin: "Taxi"
3 posted on 09/06/2012 5:08:51 PM PDT by Publius (Leadership starts with getting off the couch.)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: Michael.SF.; ShadowAce; GSWarrior

Here’s a ping.


4 posted on 09/06/2012 5:09:34 PM PDT by fatima (Free Hugs Today :))
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: fatima

The Wreck of the Edmund Fitzgerald


5 posted on 09/06/2012 5:09:51 PM PDT by novemberslady
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: fatima

Almost anything by Johnny Horton:
The Battle of New Orleans
Sink the Bismark
North to Alaska
Johnny Reb
Commanch
Jim Bridger
Johnny Freedom
etc.


6 posted on 09/06/2012 5:10:08 PM PDT by gorush (History repeats itself because human nature is static)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: fatima

I have over 5,000 songs on my hard drive. A huge majority of them tell stories.

Iron Maiden has around 150 songs. The huge majority of those too tell stories.

Rime of the Ancient Mariner, The Trooper, all of Seventh Son of a Seventh Son (gotta love concept albums), Aces High...

There’s also Luxaeterna by Aquaria; concept album about the creation of Earth and humanity.


7 posted on 09/06/2012 5:10:40 PM PDT by wastedyears (The First Law of Heavy Metal: Not all metal is satanic.)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: fatima
The Beatles: "Norwegian Wood"
8 posted on 09/06/2012 5:10:49 PM PDT by Publius (Leadership starts with getting off the couch.)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 4 | View Replies]

To: fatima
Hiya, Fatima!

Merle Haggard - Mama Tried

9 posted on 09/06/2012 5:11:27 PM PDT by jazusamo ("Intellect is not wisdom" -- Thomas Sowell)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: fatima

It was the 3rd of June, another sleepy, dusty Delta daaaayyyy

{expecting huggs}


10 posted on 09/06/2012 5:11:30 PM PDT by A_Former_Democrat (Now a Chick-fil-A customer . . . God bless Dan Cathy)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: Publius

As he says in the video...this song scares me to death...Harry Chapin, Cats in the Cradle.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zH46SmVv8SU


11 posted on 09/06/2012 5:12:17 PM PDT by oust the louse (Obamacare has morphed into a tax on staying alive.)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 3 | View Replies]

To: Cletus.D.Yokel

Thanks Cletus.D.Yokel ((((Hugs))))

Cats In The Cradle-Harry Chapin
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KUwjNBjqR-c


12 posted on 09/06/2012 5:12:42 PM PDT by fatima (Free Hugs Today :))
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 2 | View Replies]

To: fatima

Shooting Star - Bad Company


13 posted on 09/06/2012 5:12:53 PM PDT by dfwgator (I'm voting for Ryan and that other guy.)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: fatima

The Ballad of Glencoe.


14 posted on 09/06/2012 5:13:13 PM PDT by Churchillspirit (9/11/2001. NEVER FORGET.)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: fatima

PEARL BY CEDAR HILL (BLUEGRASS MUSIC)

http://youtu.be/vLzsP0y4q0s


15 posted on 09/06/2012 5:13:21 PM PDT by Retired Chemist
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: fatima

Blind Faith - Can’t find my way home


16 posted on 09/06/2012 5:13:26 PM PDT by FatherofFive (Islam is evil and must be eradicated)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: Publius

Hi Publius ((((Hugs))))


17 posted on 09/06/2012 5:13:26 PM PDT by fatima (Free Hugs Today :))
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 3 | View Replies]

To: fatima

Jimmy Dean - Big Bad John
Red Sovine - Teddy Bear
Bobby Gentry - Ode To Billy Joe


18 posted on 09/06/2012 5:13:59 PM PDT by ExTxMarine (PRAYER: It's the only HOPE for real CHANGE in America!)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: fatima

Queen - ‘39


19 posted on 09/06/2012 5:14:07 PM PDT by stump56 (Freedom isn't free.)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: novemberslady

Thanks novemberslady ((((Hugs))))

The Wreck of the Edmund Fitzgerald
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hgI8bta-7aw


20 posted on 09/06/2012 5:15:46 PM PDT by fatima (Free Hugs Today :))
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 5 | View Replies]

To: fatima; Kathy in Alaska


REQUEST PERMISSION TO COME ABOARD



GOD BLESS AND PROTECT OUR TROOPS AND OUR BELOVED NATION!!!





Boston, Oct. 21, 2009 - Boatswains Mate 2nd Class Philip Gagnon pipes as USS Constitution performs an underway demonstration in honor of the three-masted wooden frigate's 212th birthday. (U.S. Navy photo by Airman Mark Alexander/Released).
(Click for Bosun’s Whistle)




USS Constitution's 1812 Marine Guard fire vintage Springfield flintlock muskets during the ship's underway. "Old Ironsides" was underway for the "Constitution Day Cruise," which is conducted to thank the family and supporters of Constitution. U.S. Navy photo by Airman Nick Lyman (Released)

OUR TROOPS ROCK!!!!!!!







Genuflectimus non ad principem sed ad Principem Pacis!

Listen, O isles, unto me; and hearken, ye people, from far; The LORD hath called me from the womb; from the bowels of my mother hath he made mention of my name. (Isaiah 49:1 KJV)

21 posted on 09/06/2012 5:16:02 PM PDT by ConorMacNessa (HM/2 USN, 3/5 Marines RVN 1969 - St. Michael the Archangel defend us in Battle!)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: fatima
Social Distortion - Story of my Life
22 posted on 09/06/2012 5:16:14 PM PDT by machman
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: fatima

Rush 2112


23 posted on 09/06/2012 5:16:31 PM PDT by Jimmy4Toes (this tagline space is available.)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: gorush

Johnny was definitely a good story-teller singer.


24 posted on 09/06/2012 5:16:41 PM PDT by ExTxMarine (PRAYER: It's the only HOPE for real CHANGE in America!)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 6 | View Replies]

To: fatima
Franz Schubert: "Erl King"

Sung by Ian Bostridge, poem by Goethe. Absolutely chilling. If you know German, it's even better.

25 posted on 09/06/2012 5:16:51 PM PDT by Publius (Leadership starts with getting off the couch.)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 17 | View Replies]

To: fatima

As a fan of Genesis they have a lot of great Story Songs

The Fountain of Salmacis
The Return of the Giant Hogweed
Get ‘Em Out By Friday
The Battle of Epping Forest
Squonk
A Trick of the Tail
One For the Vine
All In A Mouses Night
Duchess
Keep It Dark


26 posted on 09/06/2012 5:17:07 PM PDT by dfwgator (I'm voting for Ryan and that other guy.)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: fatima

Harper Valley PTA - heard that on XM radio on their Labor Day greatest hits last weekend.


27 posted on 09/06/2012 5:17:14 PM PDT by aberaussie
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: gorush

Thanks
gorush ((((Hugs))))

North To Alaska - Johnny Horton
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eQznwwbZeRg


28 posted on 09/06/2012 5:17:49 PM PDT by fatima (Free Hugs Today :))
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 6 | View Replies]

To: fatima

“Little Sister” Ry’s version is best, Dwight’s is second,,, the Elvis version is dead last.
“Wind Cries Mary” just cuz it’s so good!

But I’m a guitar player! I seldom even am aware of lyrics!


29 posted on 09/06/2012 5:17:55 PM PDT by Dr. Bogus Pachysandra ( Ya can't pick up a turd by the clean end!)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: ExTxMarine

He was more like a singing history teacher.


30 posted on 09/06/2012 5:18:00 PM PDT by gorush (History repeats itself because human nature is static)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 24 | View Replies]

To: fatima
What A Surprise-Johnny Maestro

Rip Van Winkle-Devotions

The Legend Of Sleepy Hollow-Monotones


31 posted on 09/06/2012 5:18:07 PM PDT by pookie18 (...OK, plan C: Newt or Rick...I guess it's plan D now)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: ExTxMarine
Bobby Gentry - Ode To Billy Joe

This one is right up there.

32 posted on 09/06/2012 5:18:32 PM PDT by Digger (If RINO is your selection then failure is your election)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 18 | View Replies]

To: fatima

A Mighty Fortress is Our God. by Martin Luther.


33 posted on 09/06/2012 5:18:47 PM PDT by encm(ss)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: fatima

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tr-BYVeCv6U- american pie

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

The Bee Gees- ‘New York Mining Disaster 1941’

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6U219P_zs7w Gordon Lightfoot The wreck of the Edmund Fitzgerald lyrics


34 posted on 09/06/2012 5:18:50 PM PDT by SMGFan (SMGfan is not "Sub Machine Gun" fan)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: fatima

The Mariner’s Revenge

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5Sw61oITuts


35 posted on 09/06/2012 5:19:16 PM PDT by Domestic Church (AMDG ... there is no such thing as coincidence)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: fatima
Pretty Polly.
36 posted on 09/06/2012 5:20:00 PM PDT by Steely Tom (If the Constitution can be a living document, I guess a corporation can be a person.)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: fatima

Thanks very much Fatima :)


37 posted on 09/06/2012 5:20:00 PM PDT by novemberslady
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 20 | View Replies]

To: fatima
Three Dog Night: "Mama Told Me Not to Come"

Paul Frees (as W. C. Fields): "Mama Told Me Not to Come"

38 posted on 09/06/2012 5:20:08 PM PDT by Publius (Leadership starts with getting off the couch.)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 17 | View Replies]

To: gorush
He was more like a singing history teacher.

Very true!
39 posted on 09/06/2012 5:20:08 PM PDT by ExTxMarine (PRAYER: It's the only HOPE for real CHANGE in America!)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 30 | View Replies]

To: wastedyears

That’s a lot of songs wastedyears :)((((Hugs))))

IRON MAIDEN - Rime Of The Ancient Mariner
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WfNAiPpApx4


40 posted on 09/06/2012 5:20:33 PM PDT by fatima (Free Hugs Today :))
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 7 | View Replies]

To: fatima

Marty Robbins - Big Iron

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iGmUsJvRv7U

El Paso By Marty Robbins

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5T9OeN3t37Y

MARTY ROBBINS - EL PASO CITY 1976

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0k6obdf4yDU


41 posted on 09/06/2012 5:20:46 PM PDT by Kartographer ("We mutually pledge to each other our lives, our fortunes and our sacred honor.")
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: fatima

Big Bad John, by Jimmy Dean, before the sausage...


42 posted on 09/06/2012 5:21:38 PM PDT by PubliusMM (RKBA; a matter of fact, not opinion. 01-20-2013: Change we can look forward to.)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: jazusamo

Hiya jazusamo ((((Hugs)))


43 posted on 09/06/2012 5:21:52 PM PDT by fatima (Free Hugs Today :))
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 9 | View Replies]

To: fatima

Ballad of the Green Berets.


44 posted on 09/06/2012 5:22:17 PM PDT by vipervomit (Some days you're the dog........some days you're the hydrant!)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: Kartographer

Heck, MOST of Marty Robbins songs were really good story narratives just matched to music.


45 posted on 09/06/2012 5:23:02 PM PDT by ExTxMarine (PRAYER: It's the only HOPE for real CHANGE in America!)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 41 | View Replies]

To: fatima
Fatima, I know this is a bit of a vanity, but here's one I co-wrote with my buddy Ronnie Houser. Of course hardly anybody knows it.

The Little Boy

46 posted on 09/06/2012 5:23:11 PM PDT by HiTech RedNeck (let me ABOs run loose, lew (or is that lou?))
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: fatima
The Beatles: "She's Leaving Home"
47 posted on 09/06/2012 5:24:00 PM PDT by Publius (Leadership starts with getting off the couch.)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 43 | View Replies]

To: fatima
For a Dancer - Jackson Browne
48 posted on 09/06/2012 5:24:26 PM PDT by Lloyd227 (Class of 1998 (let's all help the Team McCain spider monkeys decide how to moderate))
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: fatima
"Cross the Green Mountain" by Bob Dylan

"Going Home" by Mary Fahl

Both from the "Gods and Generals" movie soundtrack......

Listen to them in the dark and let your imagination whisk you away to that place and time. Both are breathtaking and haunting and so appropriate to that movie.........

49 posted on 09/06/2012 5:24:43 PM PDT by Hot Tabasco (My 6 pack abs are now a full keg......)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: A_Former_Democrat

Thanks
A_Former_Democrat,you get double ((((Hugs)))((((Hugs)))

Bobbie Gentry - Ode To Billie Joe
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CZt5Q-u4crc


50 posted on 09/06/2012 5:25:26 PM PDT by fatima (Free Hugs Today :))
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 10 | View Replies]


Navigation: use the links below to view more comments.
first 1-5051-100101-150151-200 ... 501-525 next last

Disclaimer: Opinions posted on Free Republic are those of the individual posters and do not necessarily represent the opinion of Free Republic or its management. All materials posted herein are protected by copyright law and the exemption for fair use of copyrighted works.

Free Republic
Browse · Search
News/Activism
Topics · Post Article

FreeRepublic, LLC, PO BOX 9771, FRESNO, CA 93794
FreeRepublic.com is powered by software copyright 2000-2008 John Robinson