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 Posted: Sat Sep 22nd, 2007 04:40 pm
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Daddy, L.D.
12-10-2000 (Rev. 6-05-2007) © Rick Terry

 

He knelt down in the front yard, leaned upon one knee

A cup of coffee in his hand, as he spoke to me

A poor old Okie country boy, a face that showed its years

Through a smile, he always found the words to cheer

 

Daddy L.D., was a country man, thinking country ways

From the Eastern Oklahoma, hills, he spoke of by-gone days

An old-time country-preacher, looking home toward Heavens’ Gates

He tried his best, to invest, a treasure there that waits

CHORUS

Daddy, L.D., had a treasure, in his heart

He always shared with me, an undeserving part

Though, he was not a rich man, he had riches, in his soul

He had treasure, as few men will ever know

 

How well I do remember, the things he taught to me

Although, it has taken, so long for me to see

Life is full of losses and life is full of gains

You never reap the joy, without the pain

 

He taught me to play guitar, when I was just a kid

On an old-time, flat-top guitar, my mom had bought for him

We’d sing those songs of Heaven; we’d walk those streets of gold

Almost too much, for this poor heart to hold

 

His silver hair a-shining, above his weathered brow

His Stetson, sitting on his knee, I still can see him now

He was down-home-country-folk, my problems were his own

He’d pack-them-up with prayer, and send them home

 

Chorus - - -

 

The last time that I saw him, he was sitting ‘neath his tree

Wearing his best Stetson hat, he waved good-bye to me

Knowing as I left, I’d never see him there again

For Heaven, has a place, for that Country-Gentleman

 

There’s not a day goes by, I don’t miss, and think of him

I just feel so blessed, having shared my life with him

He did his best, to invest, his very best in me

I just hope, I can live-up, to the man, he’d have me be

Chorus "B" 

Daddy, L.D., is a treasure in my heart

He poured his heart in mine, an undeserving part

Though, I’m not a rich man, I have riches in my soul

I have treasure, as few men will ever know

 

And I’m giving it away, before I go

Yes, I’m giving it away, before I go

 

Dedicated to the memory of my Father, Rev. L.D. Terry

May the Master say, “Well done, my good and faithful servant.”


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 Posted: Sat Sep 22nd, 2007 10:21 pm
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Rick your father sounds like a great man to have known. Your song gives great insight to who you are as well. Really appreciate you sharing this.



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 Posted: Sat Sep 22nd, 2007 10:55 pm
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SongWriter2947 wrote: Rick your father sounds like a great man to have known. Your song gives great insight to who you are as well. Really appreciate you sharing this.
Thank you Rob.  I happened across this yesterday and decided I'd share it with someone today.  He was probably the best friend I've ever had.  Thought it might be good to tell other folks about him. Person shouldn't be forgotten as long as there is a surviving friend, or relative, IMHO. :D 



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 Posted: Sat Sep 22nd, 2007 11:01 pm
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Your welcome Rick.. and I know how you feel I lost my Mom back in 2004 and think of her every day. As a matter fact she is the reason I got back into playing guitar and writing songs. She was my biggest fan.

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 Posted: Sun Sep 23rd, 2007 01:40 pm
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Beautiful write!!!  And what a beautiful life, you have great lines in this, as usual.  I love that chorus, can we listen to this one?



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 Posted: Sun Sep 23rd, 2007 02:34 pm
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Very nice Rick.

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 Posted: Sun Sep 23rd, 2007 02:41 pm
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Brenda McBryde wrote: Beautiful write!!!  And what a beautiful life, you have great lines in this, as usual.  I love that chorus, can we listen to this one?I do have one, but it is very ruff.  I'll check it out and seeif it's playable. I's converted vinyl.  Thanks Brenda :D



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 Posted: Sun Sep 23rd, 2007 02:46 pm
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TSF-Mike wrote: Very nice Rick.
Thank you Mike.  The song really doesn't do the man justice.  He was a much better man than I could ever convey in a song.  But I did the best I could.  It really was my intention to honour him the best way I could.  Appreciate the kind words. :D



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 Posted: Sun Sep 23rd, 2007 05:18 pm
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terrypicker wrote: Brenda McBryde wrote: Beautiful write!!!  And what a beautiful life, you have great lines in this, as usual.  I love that chorus, can we listen to this one?I do have one, but it is very ruff.  I'll check it out and seeif it's playable. I's converted vinyl.  Thanks Brenda :D

Sorry Brenda, unable to find it.  I'm gonna post another one instead.  One I wrote about 27 yrs. ago.  It's called "Any Old Day"



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Wow, very nicely said. I think I almost know your dad, at least as much as I can without ever having met him. Really, really cool. Obviously a very good human being. You were blessed to have him as a father, and he was blessed to have you as a son.



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 Posted: Tue Jul 13th, 2010 03:31 pm
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Missouripicker wrote: Wow, very nicely said. I think I almost know your dad, at least as much as I can without ever having met him. Really, really cool. Obviously a very good human being. You were blessed to have him as a father, and he was blessed to have you as a son.
Thank you my friend.  Hard to believe its been 10 years already. Thanks for your kind and generous reply.  I still miss that old boy every day.  He was such an encouragement to everyone he met.  Amazing how the Depression era folks were so thankful for the so little they had and Rich with hope, faith and Joy, and many of them wanted to share that with others.  A living testimony of how outlook can so many times determine outcome. :)



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Wonderful tribute song, very poignant.
Nicely written.

Peace & Prayers,
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Greybeard wrote: Wonderful tribute song, very poignant.
Nicely written.

Peace & Prayers,
Nathan

Thanks Nathan.  I'm going to work on getting this one rerecorded and I'll post it when it's done.  Thanks Bro. :)



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