Hava Tampa Rain
Well, sometimes I'm reminded Of the Florida Hall of Fame Let me tell you of the finest Old Frank Thomas is his name City traffic, crowded sidewalks Can become a world of gloom But in the midst of all the tall talk Frank sings his Florida tunes Chorus - Sing Cracker Cowman Sing You Cracker King All the Stories and Songs of Florida Let him tell you of the old days Times were different, times were tough Times were ten times what they are today And that ain’t said enough! Frank may look a little shaky In his dusty boots and spurs Cracker stories can get crazy But we may live to tell much worse! Chorus – Sing Cracker Cowman Sing You Cracker King All the Stories and Songs of Florida Old time tales of Florida’s glory We remember for awhile Frank’s kind face relates a story Every wrinkle wears a smile Watch the western sunset slowly Hear the harps and fiddles ring As our shadows fade so lowly I can hear Frank Thomas sing! Chorus – Sing Cracker Cowman Sing You Cracker King All the Stories and Songs of Florida Frank Thomas Sings the the Songs of Florida J.Robert Houghtaling - Dooley Boy Music BMI
Old Bell Tower - Festival Song
Daddy scrubbed the banjo After supper every night Uncle Bob sawed the fiddle Underneath the front porch light Mama slapped the bass Rattlin’ spoons with old Aunt Grace Us kids would fall asleep To Old Time Music every Night Verse 2 Florida Festival comes once a year We’d call out all our kin Springtime is the best time When all the crops are in Our folks were all the rage When they played Old Marble Stage Us kids camped round Bell Tower Pickin’ guitars & mandolins Chorus 1 Old Time Music All our favorite songs Bluegrass, Blues, and Gospel Keep the family strong Stories of the Old Days Turn back the years Old Bell Tower Music Is Music to my ears Verse 3 Years rolled by, the kids and I We could do no wrong Early age on country stages Singin’ Old Time Songs Before Daddy passed away He said, “Our music’s here to stay You kids camped round Bell Tower Dance and singin’ all night long!” Chorus 3 Old Time Music All our favorite songs Bluegrass, Blues, and Gospel Keep the Family strong Stories of the Old Days Turn back the years Old Bell Tower Music Is Music to my ears Verse 4 I’m amazed …kids these days Are singin’ Old Time Songs Their names are in the Hall of Fame Right where they belong! Our Children listened well To the Stories we did tell When the porch light was a spot light Everybody sang along! Chorus 4 Old Time Music All our favorite songs Gamble Rogers & Will McLean Keep Old Florida strong Stories of the Old Days Turn back the years Old Bell Music Is Music to my ears …And a Family Band singin’ “Florida Sand” Is Music to my ears… Music to my ears! Frank Thomas, Lisa Thomas, Doyle Conner Jr., Elam Stoltzfus, and Goody Haines!
"The Spinning Wheel Song"
She wakes up…puts on a cup Sits down by the window Waiting for someone to come home It’s so long… To pass time, she makes rhyme Dreams about the things she’s got In common with this man she’s with - Her love song… She works hard…picks and cards Spinning golden into woven Bands to be her man’s Coat of arms… Roads are long, heart’s are strong To keep out strangers; dangers Of the times, so blind…her love will Shield all harm! Chorus Wheel of Life…spinning Round & round…never ending Hold on tight, it’ll be alright! Wheel of Love, I see Her smile…her smile, I stop awhile …to thank the Lord above Who shed His loving light She’s the One who shares my Thread of Life! Warp and woof…walls and roof Are foundation for our nation Wheels! She keeps spinning our Pastures green Sun and Moon…someday soon The world will wise and have the eyes To see this tapestry is God’s own Passing dream! Chorus… Wheel of Life…spinning Round & round…never ending Hold on tight, it’ll be alright! Wheel of Love, I see Her smile…her smile, I stop awhile …to thank the Lord above Who shed His loving light She’s the One who shares my Thread of Life! •J.Robert Houghtaling •Dooley Boy Music - BMI
Lazy farm...sun can hardly wake up Lazy farm...sleepy all the time Lazy farm...in a bed you never make up Cows don't deliver till half-past nine! Lazy farm...whippoorwill's a'pinin’ Lazy farm...all the neighbors are your friends Lazy farm...Harvest Moon is shinin’ Hens don't lay till the clock strikes ten! Bet you wish that you were living Where the cabbages run free You never feel like workin’ Apples fall right off the tree I can't think of nothin’ finer Than to wind up an old timer Livin’ on a lazy farm...livin’ on a lazy farm... Lazy farm...watch your garden growin Lazy farm...it’s like livin’ in a spoon! Lazy farm...lazy river's flowin Rooster don't cock his crow till noon! Lazy farm...lazy Lazy! 1974 J.Robert - BMI - Dooley Boy Music