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#SLS – Ol’ RED

This summer and fall has passed me by and I have been crazy busy with a whole lot of life and I have missed participating in #SLS. Today will more than likely be a double dip.

I listen to a whol lot of different music from jazz, pop, contemporary Christian to country. I am a huge fam of Blake Shelton and one of my favorites of his “Ol Red” about a prisoner who becomes the trainer of the prison’s tracking dog and then is able to hatch his escape because of that dog. I hope get as much of a laugh as I do when I listen to the song. Enjoy the video, it is from when Blake was just beginning in the business.

Ol’ Red

Well, I caught my wife with another man
And it cost me ninety-nine
On a prison farm in Georgia
Close to the Florida line
Well, I’d been here for two long years
I finally made the warden my friend
And so he sentenced me to a life of ease
Takin’ care of Ol’ RedNow,

Ol’ Red, he’s the damnedest dog
That I’ve ever seen
Got a nose that can smell a two-day trail
He’s a four legged tracking’ machine
You can consider yourself mighty lucky
To get past the gators and the quicksand beds
But all these years that I’ve been here
Ain’t nobody got past Red

And the warden sang
Come on somebody, why don’t you run?
Ol’ Red’s itchin’ to have a little fun
Get my lantern, get my gun
Red’ll have you treed ‘fore the mornin’ comes

Well, I paid off the guard and I slipped out a letter
To my cousin up in Tennessee
Oh and he brought down a blue tick hound
She was pretty as she could be
Well they penned her up in the swampland
‘Bout a mile just south of the gate
And I’d take Ol’ Red for his evening run
I’d just drop him off and wait

And the warden sang
Come on somebody, why don’t you run?
Ol’ Red’s itchin’ to have a little fun
Get my lantern, get my gun
Red’ll have you treed ‘fore the mornin’ comes

Now Ol’ Red got real used to seein’
His lady every night
And so I kept him away for three or four days
And waited ’til the time got right
Well, I made my run with the evening sun
And I smiled when I heard ’em turn Red out
‘Cause I was headed north to Tennessee
And Ol’ Red was headed south

And the warden sang
Come on somebody, why don’t you run?
Ol’ Red’s itchin’ to have a little fun
Get my lantern, get my gun
Red’ll have you treed ‘fore the mornin’ comes

Now there’s red-haired blue ticks all in the South
Love got me in here and love got me out

Source: LyricFind

#AtoZChallenge2020 – A “G” Three Fer

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I am loving participating in the 2020 #AtoZChallenge. So on my musical journey through the alphabet, I am sharing music that is in my extensive Apple Music collection. Today I have chosen I am giving you all a three fer ; ). Today I have chosen Anthony Evans’  Greater Is He, Mercy Me’s  Grace Got You, and my all time favorite dedication to my husband, of over 19 years, Cruz with Blake Shelton’s God Gave Me YouIn an effort for this post to not be so long, you can find the lyrics to each song by clicking the title of the song.

That’s what’s in  My Rattled Cage, thanks for stopping by!!

Love Is In Da Blog 22 – Hard to Chose Just One!!!

 

Bee Halton of “The Bee Writes” has prompted us to “choose our favourite breakup song also stating this of course is an inconsistency. How can you love a heartbreak song? But I believe once we are over the pain some good things come back to us and music often is that good thing.”

As a music lover, it has been very hard to choose just one song. I love music from all generations, and I have a list of 10 songs from every decade that I have been alive from the year I was born 1966 to 2013 and that is just the tip of the iceberg. I hope that Bee does not get upset that I am breaking the rules because I am sharing all ten of the songs with you in one post as opposed to breaking it into multiple posts. I hope that you enjoy the selections.

1966 – These Boots Were Made for Walking – Nancy Sinatra

1976 – Please Don’t Leave Me this Way – Thelma Houston

1978 – I will Survive – Gloria Gaynor

1989 – The Dance – Garth Brooks

1990 – Nothing Compares to You – Sinead O’Connor

1991 – I Can’t Make You Love Me – Bonnie Raitt

1996 – Don’t Speak – No Doubt

2006 – Irreplaceable – Beyoncé

2007 – Better as a Memory – Kenny Chesney

2013 – Mine Would Be You – Blake Shelton

That’s what’s in “My Rattled Cage”, thanks for stopping by!!
Loveisindablog

Love Is In Da Blog 22 ~ My Favourite Heartbreak Song

Love Is In Da Blog 16 ~ A Love Song from 2009-2018 – “God Gave Me You”

This particular decade was probably the most difficult in our relationship because of my chronic relapses and returns to recovery. When Blake Shelton’s “God Gave Me You” came out in 2010 – I could have never imagined that it would be my anthem to Cruz. I know that because of him I am still here with all my fortitude and determination to work hard on my recovery.  

So for your viewing pleasure – “God Gave Me You” by Blake Shelton!!

Lyrics
I’ve been a walking heartache
I’ve made a mess of me
The person that I’ve been lately
Ain’t who I wanna be
But you stay here right beside me
Watch as the storm goes through
And I need you
‘Cause God gave me you for the ups and downs
God gave me you for the days of doubt
For when I think I’ve lost my way
There are no words here left to say, it’s true
God gave me you, gave me you
There’s more here than what were seeing
A divine conspiracy
That you, an angel lovely
Could somehow fall for me
You’ll always be love’s great martyr
And I’ll be the flattered fool
And I need you, yeah
God gave me you for the ups and downs
God gave me you for the days of doubt
For when I think I’ve lost my way
There are no words here left to say, it’s true
God gave me you
On my own I’m only
Half of what I could be
I can’t do without you
We are stitched together
And what love has tethered
I pray we never undo
‘Cause God gave me you for the ups and downs
God gave me you for the days of doubt
God gave me you for the ups and downs
God gave me you for the days of doubt
And for when I think I’ve lost my way
There are no words here left to say, it’s true
God gave me you, gave me you
He gave me you
Songwriters: Dave Barnes
God Gave Me You lyrics © Kobalt Music Publishing Ltd.

LoveisindablogLove Is In Da Blog 16 ~ A Love Song from 2009-2018 & Prompt Post for February 17th