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
Went Down To Georgia
(or was it Texas?)
by Ted L Glines
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
|Great fun, Ted. The twins gotta love'ya.....Jerry|
|Reviewed by William Bonilla
|Kool write Ted
I am a big Charle Daniels Fan
But I think he left the devil in Georgia...lol
Peace be with you
|Reviewed by Rose Rideout
|A fantastic write Ted. I am sure the girls will love this. Thank you for sharing.
Newfie Hugs, Rose
|Reviewed by Mr. Ed
|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
|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
|Cute. I'm glad I live in the north, way north. 49th parallel. Cold east wind today. Hugs, J'nia|
|Reviewed by Tom Hyland
|TED - RIGHT ON, PARDNER!
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!
"HAPPY TRAILS TO YOU - 'TIL WE MEET AGAIN ..."
Les Paul and Mary Ford's - "In my Adobe Hacienda ..."
VIA CON DIOS! ADELANTE, MUCHACHOS!
Me Llamo, Tomas - El Gato!
|Reviewed by Karen Vanderlaan
|very cute write!|
|Reviewed by Amber Moonstone
|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 ,
|Reviewed by Felix Perry
|combining two of my favorite things in this write...country music and tributes to my fellow writers here on the den. Well done brother Ted.
|Reviewed by Sandie May Angel-Joyce
|Wonderful song, Ted!!!
Sandie Angel :o)
|Reviewed by Georg Mateos
|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
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
|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