OTLOOKING FOR LYRICS TO AN OLD SONG

Discussion in 'Fibromyalgia Main Forum' started by lois1023, Jul 29, 2006.

  1. lois1023

    lois1023 New Member

    First you have to promise not to laugh at me.

    On Saturday evening at 7pm our PBS station shows old Laurence Welk shows. Our family always watched it when I was growing up. (I'll be 48 in October) I love the old music and seeing how everyone dressed back then.

    Anyway, tonight they did a song by BOB WILLS AND HIS TEXAS PLAYBOYS. The song was THAT'S WHAT I LIKE 'BOUT THE SOUTH

    Has anyone ever heard of it? Does anyone happen to have the lyrics? I have used every search engine and been to every lyric site I can find but no luck.

    This is really old. Bob Wills died in 1973.

    THANKS
    LOIS
  2. jrose

    jrose New Member

    Hi. i went to google and searched -song lyrics"that's what i liked about the south".Put the whole thing in including the phrase song lyrics. I found the lyrics but my fibro brain won't let me figure out how to post them here. If this doesn't help,let me know and i'll try to help again. Judy
    [This Message was Edited on 07/30/2006]
  3. KittyCare

    KittyCare New Member

    Is this it??

    That's what I like about the south

    Well let's go back to Alabammy
    Let's go see my dear old mammy
    She's fryin' eggs and cookin' ham
    And that's what I like about the south
    Boy, you won't be no mistakey
    You oughta taste that layer cake
    You see that's what I like about the south


    They got baked ribs and candied yams
    Sugar cured Virginia hams
    EEEEEand berry jams
    And that's what I like about the south
    Cornbread and turnip greens
    Ham hocks and butter beans
    Mardi Gras down in New Orleans
    And that's what I like about the south


    Here comes that guy with all the news
    Box back coat and button shoes
    He's paid up with his union dues
    And that's what I like about the south
    There's a place down here called Doo Wah Diddy
    It ain't no town and it ain't no city
    Oh but it's pretty it's mighty pretty
    Doo Wan Diddy, oh yeah


    Now every time I pass your door
    You act like you don't want me no more
    Just shake your head and sigh
    And I'll go truckin' right on by
    'Cause I ain't here to criticize
    And I ain't here to sympathize
    Don't tell me them no good lies
    'Causee a lyin' gal I do despise


    That's what I like about the South
    Y'all come down for some of mama's chicken
    Homemade biscuits, yeah




  4. rockgor

    rockgor Well-Known Member

    who was married to Alice Faye, used to sing it frequently on the Jack Benny Show. Phil was the band's leader.
  5. lois1023

    lois1023 New Member

    THANK YOU!!! THANK YOU!!! THANK YOU!!!!
    You will never know how much I appreciate it. I just couldn't find it. I guess my fibro brain just isn't working tonight.

    LOIS
  6. Shannonsparkles

    Shannonsparkles New Member

    I especially liked the parts about FOOD! Times have changed, but something that I liked when visiting the USA was those big buffet restaurants. Last time I was in one, I had a spoon with ice cream in one hand, and a slice of pizza in the other hand, and I couldn't have been happier. I even had a plate of that candy corn, which is so hard to come by up here. I went to this one place that had animal crackers at the salad bar table! And they have that cake style gingerbread...

    And that's what I like about the south!

    Enjoyed the song, thanks guys. Lois, I like the Lawrence Welk show too, and I'm 24. A thing of beauty is a joy forever.

    What are you going to do with the lyrics?
    ((xx)) Shannon :D
  7. Marta608

    Marta608 Member

    Are you kidding? I spend far more time than I want to admit trying to remember odd things.

    Like the words to the little kids' song that begins:

    Hush little baby,
    Don't say a word,
    Mama's gonna buy you a mockingbird.

    If that mockingbird don't sing,
    Mama's gonna buy you a diamond ring.

    If that diamond ring don't shine............

    And there I'm stuck! What's more I have no idea why I care!

    Anybody?

    Thanks.

    Marta
  8. Lolalee

    Lolalee New Member

    I used to sing that song to my grandbabies.

    I don't know if I was singing the right words, but here goes. After the first part....

    ...if that diamond ring turns brass
    mama's gonna buy you a looking glass
    if that looking glass gets broke
    mama's gonna buy you a billy goat
    if that billy, he runs away
    mama's gonna buy you another some day.

    That's the version I used to sing.

    Lolalee
  9. lois1023

    lois1023 New Member

    MY oldest son will be 29 on August 12. He was born and raised in Florida and all of his Dad's family was from Georgia and Alabama. Three years ago he moved to Oregon to be near me but he misses the south so much. He is so homesick. I think he may be moving back to Florida this spring.

    Anyway, I want to put the lyrics in his card. IF I am able, (I can't plan that far ahead) I will make him a birthday dinner. Fried chicken, mashed taters, cream gravy, black-eyed peas, turnip greens, and biscuits. Chocolate cake, and of course plenty of sweet tea.

    LOIS
  10. Marta608

    Marta608 Member

    Well, see? You have a good reason; I just get fog.

    Thank you, Lois, for the rest of the song!

    Marta
  11. Bambi

    Bambi New Member

    favorite. He sang or talked and sang
    another song called "The Persian Cat" that was on one of his old albums when I was still a kid. I can't remember those words at all either, but they were so cute about a pampered Persian Cat and her love affair with an alley cat. Anyone know it? Bambi
  12. carebelle

    carebelle New Member

    This sounds like a Great song

    nobody writes em like they use to