Sons Of The Pioneers: Dixie

Sons Of The Pioneers: DixieSons of the Pioneers – Dixie


Sunday, 21 August 2011

Ceasefire with Hamastan

No, you can’t understand the Middle East. The dirtiest Western street fight with chains and broken bottles is Romper Room by Gazan standards.

An hour ago, Hamas announced that it wants a ceasefire. Since then, the Gazans have fired eight missiles at Israel, one which sent us here in Ashdod sprinting to the bomb shelter at 21:22 Israel time. And just for games, Hamas fired a phosphorous warhead at one of the kibbutzim less than an hour ago; such warheads are forbidden by the Geneva Convention, but so is terrorism. Our neighbors don’t care about minor details…

If Israel fails to react appropriately, the Arabs will see us as paper tigers. If we do, then the magpies of the world will have excuse to regurgitate their not-so-latent hate for Jews and the Jewish nation. Better we take the initiative and act, soon.

We’ve restrained ourselves enough. It’s time to pray to Hashem for guidance and for assistance, to rev up the tanks, and to move the heavy artillery into position. It’s time to retake Northern Gaza for a start. It’s also time to put our trust in Hashem and realize that we go through the necessary motions, but He wins wars. Ultimately, we’ll have to face a showdown with Hamas, Hizbulla, and Iran anyway. Better that we take the initiative. May Hashem instill emuna in our leaders and give them the ability to make the right and courageous decisions, amen!

Oh, I wish I was in the land of cotton,
Old times there are not forgotten, {Alt Original: Cinnamon seed and sandy bottom,]
Look away, look away, look away Dixie Land.In Dixie Land, where I was born in,
early on one frosty mornin’,
Look away, look away, look away Dixie Land.I wish I was in Dixie, Hooray! Hooray!
In Dixie Land I’ll take my stand
to live and die in Dixie.
Away, away, away down south in Dixie.
Away, away, away down south in DixieOptional VersesOle Missus marry “Will the weaver”
Willum was a gay deceiver
Look away! Look away! Look away!
Dixie LandBut when he put his arm around ‘er,
He smiled fierce as a forty pounder,
Look away! Look away! Look away!
Dixie LandHis face was sharp as a butcher’s cleaver
But that did not seem to grieve ‘er
Look away! Look away! Look away!
Dixie LandOle Missus acted the foolish part
And died for a man that broke her heart
Look away! Look away! Look away!
Dixie LandNow here’s a health to the next ole Missus
An’ all the gals that want to kiss us;
Look away! Look away! Look away!
Dixie LandBut if you want to drive ‘way sorrow
Come and hear this song tomorrow
Look away! Look away! Look away!
Dixie LandThere’s buckwheat cakes and Injun batter,
Makes you fat or a little fatter;
Look away! Look away! Look away!
Dixie Land

Then hoe it down and scratch your gravel,
To Dixie’s Land I’m bound to travel,
Look away! Look away! Look away!
Dixie Land

The Sons of the Pioneers
From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
The Sons of the Pioneers is an American cowboy singing group founded in 1933 by Roy Rogers, Tim Spencer, and Bob Nolan. They were joined by Hugh Farr (fiddle/bass vocals) in 1934, Karl Farr (guitar) in 1935, and Lloyd Perryman (vocals) in 1936.When Rogers began his film career, the group took on Pat Brady (string bass), who brought with him his flair for comedy (Brady later starred as Rogers’ sidekick in his popular 1951 television program). The group remained popular into the 1960s.Though all of the original members are deceased, the group continues. Group “trail boss,” Dale Warren (a member since 1952, replacing Ken Curtis), died in August 2008, ending a 56-year stint with the group. The group still performs regularly at concerts in Branson, Missouri and other locations, as of 2010, led by current “trail boss” Luther Nallie (who joined 42 years ago). Current members are Luther Nallie, Gary LeMaster, Ken Lattimore, Randy Rudd, Ricky Boen and Mark Abbott.It has been claimed that The Sons of the Pioneers is the oldest continually performing private musical group in history. Ken Curtis is best remembered as an actor, primarily for playing Festus on Gunsmoke, but was a member of the Sons from 1949 to 1953. Western character actor Shug Fisher was a member from 1943–46, 1949–53 and 1955–59.Sons of the Pioneers was the name of a 1942 singing cowboy film starring Roy Rogers and featuring the group. The Sons of the Pioneers recorded songs for the John Ford movies Wagon Master in 1949 and Rio Grande in 1950, and performed the theme song for the John Ford classic The Searchers in 1956. “Tumbling Tumbleweeds” was also used in the Coen Brothers film The Big Lebowski (1998). The group thereafter appeared on ABC’s The Pat Boone Chevy Showroom.In 1962, The Sons of the Pioneers appeared in the short-lived comedy, Western, and variety program,The Roy Rogers and Dale Evans Show on ABC.The six members who made The Sons of the Pioneers famous in the 1930s with their close-harmonied Western style music were elected into the Country Music Hall of Fame in 1980. In 1995, they were inducted into the Western Performers Hall of Fame at the National Cowboy & Western Heritage Museum in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma. The group has a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame at 6845 Hollywood Blvd. for recording.It has been estimated that the group appeared in 150 motion pictures, usually providing musical backup to cowboy stars from Roy Rogers to the non-musical John Wayne.The Sons of the Pioneers recorded for RCA Victor Records (Hollywood, CA) until 1969. Their final RCA album was The Sons of the Pioneers Visit the South Seas. The smooth orchestrated albums produced in the 1950s and 1960s for RCA are perhaps the most familiar to this generation of listeners. Vocalists on those albums were usually the trio of Lloyd Perryman, Dale Warren and Lloyd (Tommy) Doss. Doss retired from the group in 1967 and moved to his home state of Oregon, where he still lives.
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