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  1.  Life on Earth

The Devil
by Flying Fox AKA Ted L Glines
Sunday, February 15, 2009
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Certain songs resonate in your life; places you've been, lovers you've loved, things seen along the highway of your life, and the song of your own life may resonate with others through the keynote of some special song which everyone remembers. This one runs as a tribute to our favorite Twins, Karla Dorman and Karen Vidra, the lights of our lives and a sweet part of what The South means to all of us. And this one says “Don't Mess With Texas” in its own odd way. With pleasure and some small degree of vanity, I am using my own modified sonnet form, the “Sonnerick” in this series. I hope my gentle readers may sing along with me. Remember this song made famous by The Charlie Daniels Band

“The Devil”

Went Down To Georgia

(or was it Texas?)

by Ted L Glines

Howdy, Ya'll!

To all of you darned Yankees let me say,

you'll love our Cajun food - our easy smile,

you'll pass your time here easy - for a while,

but you will never know the way we play,

our Southern life's not learned in just one day,

and we have ways your mind cannot compile

for we have known the hell of Yankee guile

and we are keeping secrets in our way.

They say there ain't no sin like Southern sin,

'twas Karla Dorman said so one fine day,

and she should know with ev'ry storm she sends

to push the voodoo ills away - away,

while Karen Vidra spins the clouds to win

and Satan's souls are lost before this ends.

You come enjoy our music - fancy food,

go back up North like any Yankee dude,

but never you will ever understand

your sojourn here was careful careful planned,

and angels saved your souls from Satan's brood.

Ya'll come back, ya hear!


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Reviewed by Jerry Engler 2/17/2009
Great fun, Ted. The twins gotta love'ya.....Jerry
Reviewed by William Bonilla 2/16/2009
Kool write Ted
I am a big Charle Daniels Fan
But I think he left the devil in
Love Georgia
Peace be with you

Reviewed by Rose Rideout 2/16/2009
A fantastic write Ted. I am sure the girls will love this. Thank you for sharing.

Newfie Hugs, Rose
Reviewed by Mr. Ed 2/16/2009
Always liked that song, and I do like all the marvelous Cajun food and music, and even all those Voodoo shops, down in old New Orleans.
Reviewed by OnepoetGem *the Poetic Rapper 2/15/2009
I'll be back Ted, thanks for the southern melody, I'm sure Karla and Karen liked it, us southerners are a uniqe group, very entertaining. Hope you had a great valentines day
Reviewed by J'nia Fowler 2/15/2009
Cute. I'm glad I live in the north, way north. 49th parallel. Cold east wind today. Hugs, J'nia
Reviewed by Tom Hyland 2/15/2009

Even as a life-time DAMN YANKEE, I can appreciate this tune, with its duality of overtones and undertones. And, like those TWINS done said - you did them PROUD!

As I read your words, I could easily see the faces of Billy Crystal and Jack Palance in the movie "City Slickers." The honest ignorance of Yankees to the old Wiles and Ways of the South and Southwest became very poignant.

Then, I saw "Those Mighty Herds of Red-Eyed Cattle in the Sky" - Yippee I Yay - Yippee I O ... Ghost Riders in The Sky!"

Then, my mind wandered back to The Riders of The Purple Sage, and their - "Cool Clear Water" - at night I tred the barren waste, without a taste of water - ..."

Next, came the haunting melody of "Tumbling Tumbleweed" -

Gene Autry, Champion, and Pat Buttram - Roy Rogers (Leonard Sly) and Trigger, Dale Evans, and Daisey, and Buttercup, and Bullet, and George "GABBY" Hayes -

Tom Mix and Tony, Hopalong Cassidy (William Boyd) - Lash Larue - Hoot Gibson - Whip Wilson - THE CISCO KID AND PANCHO - The Lone Ranger and Tonto - Hi-Yo SILVER and get 'um up SCOUT - Those Thrilling Days of Yester-Year !!!

SEE - my Friend, even little tyke, Damned Yankees, in big Eastern Cities went to the movies, and LOVED WESTERNS - OATERS, as some called them - HEROES in White Hats - VILLAINS in Black Hats -

Whip-Snortin' - Gun-Totin' - Leather-Slappin' - Shoot-em-Ups! And, let's not forget the amazing ACCURACY of those long-gone HEROES - shootin' the pistolas out of the VILLAINS hands, with NO BLOOD on the screen! WOW!


Les Paul and Mary Ford's - "In my Adobe Hacienda ..."


Me Llamo, Tomas - El Gato!

Reviewed by Karen Vanderlaan 2/15/2009
very cute write!
Reviewed by Amber Moonstone 2/15/2009
Ted, I just loved this! I felt so Southern! lol What a wonderful tribute to our den sisters, Karla and Karen. They are so precious and deserve your beautiful song/poem,
thank you for brightening my morning!
Peace, love, and light ,
Amber "V"
Reviewed by Felix Perry 2/15/2009
combining two of my favorite things in this music and tributes to my fellow writers here on the den. Well done brother Ted.

Reviewed by Sandie May Angel-Joyce 2/15/2009
Wonderful song, Ted!!!

Sandie Angel :o)
Reviewed by Georg Mateos 2/15/2009
Probably it would have been a great song around campfires of 1848 when the gold-rush was going on and cowboys need to stay put watching another's herd.
The tribute is a well deserved one for those Lone Star Gals.


Reviewed by Karla Dorman, The StormSpinner 2/15/2009

You've left my toes a-tappin' and my heart a-singin' - thank you, Sir. :) Appreciate it, a job well done!

(((HUGS))) and love, Karla.
Reviewed by Karen Lynn Vidra, The Texas Tornado 2/15/2009
Adorable, Ted; thanks for the smiles! God bless you, my friend; this is a great tribute to my stormy twin and myself; you done us (and Texas) proud! (Love the part about Cajun food! YUM!! LOL Pass that jambalaya or crawfish this way, and I will NOT complain!! LOLOLOL)

(((HUGS))) and much love, your friend in Tx., Karen Lynn. :D

Darn ya, Ted, you've done made me HUNGRY for Cajun food!! LOLOLOLOL

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