Saturday, April 21, 2018

Jack Blanchard's Column April 21, 2018 Things Found In Our Shed


We found a1978 Armed Forces Radio show Misty and I did.
On the other side of the LP is a show with Ferlin Husky
and Betty Jean Robinson.
We also did these shows with Don Gibson, Liz Anderson,
and others. They are on almost worn out acetate discs.

Under a pile of lost left socks,
we found a Jack & Misty Columbia LP album that was never released.

We also found a bunch of songs I wrote, recorded by other people.
One was Billy Joe Burnette singing "Don't It Look Like Georgia".
Another was Englebert Humperdink" doing "Second Tuesday in December",
and The Ventures playing  "Gemini".
Cover records of our "Tennessee Birdwalk", by Buck Owens and Susan Raye,
Rolfe Harris, and other artists.
I found one I wrote with Sheb Wooley.

Willie Nelson is the star of The Florida Strawberry Festival last year.
We were the Strawberry Festival stars 40 years ago.
Willie's coming up in the world.
And a few words found in our songs:

Mrs. Miller is singing the OLD SONGS
With the nurses at afternoon games.
She remembers the words to the OLD SONGS,
But forgotten her family's names.

The past is just over her shoulder
And the music can turn back the years.
Old times flicker by the corner of her eye
When the OLD SONGS ring in her ears.

So bring up the band and give them a hand.
While we can, let's all sing along
And maybe we'll find lost love in the memories
That live in the heart of OLD SONGS.

I'm goin' Down to the roundhouse, And look at the trains.
Up on the rooftop, spottin' airplanes.
Follow the Bouncing Ball, Sing an old song.
I don't mind if you tag along.

Saturday matinee, give away a funny book, free of charge.
Also a Cracker Jack.
Read Red Ryder, Little Beaver.
Trade it for a Dizzy Dean baseball card.

Got no reason, Got no rhyme.
Just kickin' a can down the road o' time.
Follow the Bouncing Ball, Sing an old song.
I don't mind if you tag along.
A final thought:
A Wendy's cashier demanded that I prove
that I'm NOT eligible for a senior discount.

Jack Blanchard

Jack Blanchard & Misty Morgan...
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Billboard Duet of the Year, Grammy and CMA Finalists. 
© Jack Blanchard, 2018.  

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