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Romantic Instrumentals
You Belong to My Heart
Sweetheart Songs
Theatrical Music
Seasonal Music

I You Songs
Beyond the Sunset
Teach Me Tonight
Rose Songs

In The Wee Small Hours
of the Morning

Charlie Pride
Blue Eyes Crying in the Rain      Daydreams about Night Things
Hello Darlin'      Help Me Make It Through the Night
Honky Tonk Blues      I'm So Lonesome I Could Cry
Kawliga      Louisianna Man
Me and Bobbie McGee       Miller's Cave      Shutters and Boards
     You're So Good When You're Bad

Ronnie Milsap
After Sweet Memories Play 'Born to Lose' Again
(Courtesy of Park Gardner)

Lena (12-year-old girl)
Play Another Somebody Done Somebody Wrong Song
(Courtesy of Larry Steiner)

Jimmy Dean    Little Black Book
Jimmy Dean    Big John (WMA file)
Jimmy Dean    Big John (WAV file)

Mary Duff    Once a Day

Jerry Lee Lewis    Would You Take Another Chance on Me?

Sue Thompson    I Can't Help It If I'm Still in Love with You

Jimmie Rogers   Blue Yodeler      Jeannie Seeley   Don't Touch Me

King of the Road   Roger Miller       King of the Camp   Homer & Jethro

Jody Miller    Queen of the House

Have You Ever Been Lonely?
Teresa Brewer    Patsy Cline & Jim Reeves
Slim Whitman    Ted Lewis    Wanda Jackson

Red River Valley
Slim Whitman    Roy Rogers & the Sons of the Pioneers
Woodie Guthrie    Boston Pops Orchestra

Tumbling Tumbleweeds
Roy Rogers & the Sons of the Pioneers
Slim Whitman    Ames Brothers

Freddy Fender
Vaya con Dios    Before the Next Tear Drop Falls
Roses Are Red     Wasted Days & Wasted Nights
I Don't Know Why I Love You, But I Do
El Rancho Grande

The Wild Side of Life
(aka: I Didn't Know God Made Honky Tonk Angels)
Ray Price     Freddy Fender

Wild Side of Life and Response
Hank Thompson, Kitty Wells & Tanya Tucker

Solo Response to The Wild Side of Life
("It Wasn't God Who Made Honky Tonk Angels")
Kitty Wells

The Green, Green Grass of Home
Elvis Presley    Tom Jones
Kenny Rogers    Merle Haggard    Bobbie Bare

Emmylou Harris
Save the Last Dance for Me     I'm Moving On

Osborne Brothers    
Kentucky Waltz (Blue Grass)

Stanley Brothers    Mountain Girls (Blue Grass)

Loretta Lynn    Blue Kentucky Girl

LeAnn Rimes    Blue

Red Foley & Ernest Tubb
Too Old to Cut the Mustard     No Help Wanted
Tennessee Saturday Night

Tom T Hall
Back When Gas Was 30 Cents a Gallon

Brenda Lee   Bill Bailey, Won't You Please Come Home

Ragtime Cowboy Joe
Andrews Sisters    Barry Sisters    Jo Stafford
Jimmy Durante & Arthur Treacher
Tommy Edwards
I Really Don't Want to Know
A Fool Such As I       Melancholy Baby
I'm Gonna Sit Right Down and Write Myself a Letter

Floyd Cramer   I'm So Lonesome I Could Cry

Conway Twitty & Loretta Lynn
Faded Love    I Can't Help It If I'm Still in Love with You

Conway Twitty   Just Because

McGuire Sisters   Tears on My Pillow

Homer & Jethro   Battle of Kookamunga

Glenn Campbell
Help Me Make It through the Night
I Can't Help It If I'm Still in Love with You
Gentle on My Mind    I'm So Lonesome I Could Cry

Kris Kristofferson   Me and Bobbie McGee

Glen Campbell & Bobbie Gentry   Little Green Apples

Kris Kristofferson & Rita Coolidge   Me and Bobbie McGee

Charlie Pride   Me and Bobbie McGee    Kawliga

CW McCall
Convoy       Wolf Creek Pass       Black Bear Road
Classified       Crispy Critters       Four Wheel Drive

'Round the World with the Rubber Duck
Old Home Fill 'er Up & Keep On Truckin' Cafe
There Won't Be No Country Music - There Won't Be No Rock n' Roll

Blue Bayou
Linda Ronstadt       Roy Orbison       Suzanne Lanoue
Engelbert Humperdinck       Lynn Anderson       Nana Mouskouri
(Sung in German by Nana)

Deep in the Heart of Texas
Bob Wills & the Texas Playboys       Duane Eddy       Hank Thompson

The Yellow Rose of Texas
Mitch Miller & the Gang       Ernest Tubb       Mantovani
Johnnie Lee & Lane Brody       Elvis Presley
Bluegrass-like MIDI Arrangement (very nice)

Patsy Cline    Le Ann Rimes    Eydie Gorme    Kay Starr    Julio Iglesias
Willie Nelson    Norah Jones    Floyd Cramer at the Piano
Diana Krall, Elvis Costello & Willie Nelson

I Want to Be a Cowboy's Sweetheart
Patsy Montana    Margo Smith

San Antonio Rose
Patsy Cline    Floyd Cramer    Mel Tillis    Bob Wills    Merle Haggard
Roy Rogers & the Sons of the Pioneers

Remember Me — I'm the One Who Loves You
Pat Boone    Dean Martin    Johnny Cash

Help Me Make It Through the Night
Floyd Cramer    Sammi Smith    Joan Baez    Johnny & June Carter Cash
Charley Pride    Brenda Lee with song's composer Kris Kristofferson

Lorrie Morgan
A Picture of Me Without You    What Part of No Don't You Understand? Smoke, Smoke, Smoke that Cigarette!    Tex Williams

Slippin' Around   Margaret Whiting & Jimmy Wakely

You Call Everybody Darlin'   Al Trace

Lord, It's Hard to Be Humble   Mac Davis

Put Another Log on the Fire   Tompall Glaser

Hobo Bill   Merle Haggard

Funny How Time Slips Away
Elvis Presley    Joe Tex    Ray Price
Brenda Lee    Willie Nelson    Tommy Hunter

Waylon Jennings & Willie Nelson
In the Jailhouse Now    Luckenbach, Texas
Mamas, Don't Let Your Babies Grow Up to Be Cowboys

A Good-Hearted Woman
Waylon Jennings   George Jones

When My Blue Moon Turns to Gold Again
Merle Haggard    Hank Snow    Slim Whitman

Here's a song that still makes me cry, no matter who sings it.
Old Shep
Johnny Cash    Hank Snow    Elvis Presley

Dark Moon
Jim Reeves    Kitty Wells    Gale Storm    Patti Page    Bonnie Guitar

A Fool Such As I
Elvis Presley    Anne Murray    Hank Snow    Jim Reeves
Tommy Edwards    Bob Dylan

One Has My Heart, the Other Has My Name
Jerry Lee Lewis    Carl Smith

Gene Watson
Love in the Hot Afternoon     Take Me as I Am or Let Me Go

She Called Me Baby, Baby, All Night Long
Charlie Rich    Bobby Bare

He Called Me Baby, Baby, All Night Long
Skeeter Davis    Patsy Cline
Buck Owens
My Heart Skips a Beat    Rollin' in My Sweet Baby's Arms
Waitin' in Your Welfare Line    Heartaches by the Number
Crying Time    Sam's Place    I've Got a Tiger by the Tail

Your Cheatin' Heart
Frankie Laine   Ray Charles   Teresa Brewer   Joni James
Brenda Lee   Patsy Cline

Jambalaya (On the Bayou)
Doug Kershaw    Brenda Lee    Floyd Cramer    Jo Stafford    Roy Orbison

Take These Chains from My Heart and Set Me Free
Ray Charles

(In Your Loveless) Mansion on the Hill
Hank Snow    Roy Orbison    Kitty Wells

I'm So Lonesome I Could Cry
Charley Pride    B J Thomas    Johnny Cash    Marty Robbins    Willie Nelson

Cold, Cold Heart
Connie Francis    Floyd Cramer    Ray Price
Tony Bennett    Hank Thompson    Norah Jones
Jerry Lee Lewis & Jimmy Ellis (aka Orion)

Half as Much
Patsy Cline    Rosemary Clooney    Slim Whitman    Teresa Brewer

Faded Love
Mickey Gilley    Floyd Cramer    Patsy Cline    Ray Price    Bob Wills
Ray Price & Willie Nelson

Mickey Gilley
City Lights    I Overlooked an Orchid While Looking for a Rose
Faded Love    I Miss You So Much    It's All in the Game

Goodnight, Irene
Gordon Jenkins & the Weavers    Leadbelly    Ames Brothers    Nat King Cole
Red Foley & Ernest Tubb    Woody Guthrie? Pete Seeger?

Wake Up, Irene   Hank Thompson    (Hank Thompson's "Reply" Courtesy of Larry Clark)

Am I That Easy to Forget?
George Jones    Teresa Brewer    Jerry Wallace    Jim Reeves    Debbie Reynolds
Nice MIDI Arrangement

Johnny Ray    Lynn Anderson    Ray Charles

Oh Lonesome Me
Connie Francis    Ray Charles

I Don't Hurt Anymore
Hank Snow    Dinah Washington
(Above Two Songs Courtesy of Tom Graham, Perth, Australia)

The City of New Orleans
Tommy Hunter    Willie Nelson

Roy Acuff
When They Take That Last Look at Me (Courtesy of Arvin Wynn, Alton, VA)
Brother, Take Warning    I'll Reap My Harvest in Heaven
Leaning on the Everlasting Arms    Wabash Cannonball
Beautiful Brown Eyes    Pins and Needles in My Heart

Crystal Gayle
Always     Here I Go Down that Wrong Road Again
Heart and Soul     Don't It Make My Brown Eyes Blue

Brenda does a formidible job on the Spanish in the middle of this song.
Before the Next Tear Drop Falls
Freddy Fender    Brenda Lee
Union Jack Button
Jill Daniels
Lili Marlene    Kiss Me Good Night, Sergeant Major
Another Story (One of Jill's Own Compositions)

Jill is a British singer of songs popular during WWII.
She has a wonderful voice and a delightful personality
that make these memorable favorites come to life all over again.

Visit Jill's Site at:

Jill Daniels

Wabash Cannonball
Roy Acuff    Ace Cannon

Carroll County Accident    Porter Wagoner

500 Hundred Miles Away from Home   Bobby Bare

Tulsa Time   Don Williams        Please, Mister, Please   Suzanne

Bad Bad Leroy Brown    Jim Croce       Hey, Bobby   K T Oslin

Silver Threads & Golden Needles    Linda Ronstadt

I'll Be Your Baby Tonight
Goldie Hawn      Anne Murray

Chatanoogie Shoe Shine Boy    Red Foley

Honky Tonk   Bill Doggett

He/She Thinks I Still Care
Elvis Presley    Anne Murray    Floyd Cramer    Statler Brothers    Conway Twitty

Play Born to Lose Again   Dottsy

Till I Can Make It on My Own       Kenny Rogers & Dottie West

Coward of the County    Lucille    She Believes in Me
Green, Green Grass of Home    The Gambler   Kenny Rogers

Tommy Hunter
Bill Jones General Store    City of New Orleans    I Gotta Travel On
I Want to Be a Country Boy Again    Singing the Blues
Heartaches by the Number    The Key's in the Mailbox

Charlie's Shoes    Billy Walker

It's Four in the Morning    Faron Young

Satin Sheets    Jeanne Pruett

It's Good to Be Back Home Again    John Denver

Wichita Lineman    Glen Campbell

Please Release Me
Englebert Humperdinck    Kitty Wells    Dean Martin    Floyd Cramer

Roger Millerr
King of the Road    Dang Me    Burning Bridges
Little Green Apples    When Two Worlds Collide   

Dave Dudley
Six Days on the Road    Keep On Truckin'

Leroy van Dyke The Auctioneer     Just Walk On By

Bobby Goldsboro
Honey     Watchin' Scotty Grow

Someday You'll Want Me to Want You
Brenda Lee    Brook Benton   Patsy Cline

Alan Jackson & Alabama
Chatahoochee    I Don't Even Know Your Name    Who's Cheatin' Who
Alan Jackson
Forever Is As Far As I'll Go   

Patti Page   Duane Eddy

Together Again
Buck Owens   Emmy Lou Harris

I Love You So Much It Hurts Me
Patsy Cline    Mills Brothers    Ray Price

I Really Don't Want to Know
Les Paul & Mary Ford    Eddy Arnold    Elvis Presley

Have I Told You Lately that I Love You?
Bobby Vinton    Eddy Arnold    Elvis Presley    Floyd Cramer    Marty Robbins

The Devil Went Down to Georgia   Charlie Daniels Band

There'll Be No Teardrops Tonight   George Jones

Walk Right Iin   Rooftop Singers

Blue Suede Shoes   Carl Perkins

Pee Wee King
Oh!    Slow Poke

Dead Skunk in the Middle of the Road   Loudon Wainwright

Joy to the World   Three Dog Night

The Night the Lights Went Out in Georgia    Vicky Lawrence

Jimmie Rogers Blues   Elton Britt

El Paso   Marty Robbins

Everybody's Talkin'   Harry Nilsson

Me and Bobby McGee   Janis Joplin

Lyin' Eyes   Eagles

The Blacksmith Blues   Ella Mae Morse

Seven Lonely Days   Gisele MacKenzie

Happy Trails   Roy Rogers & Dale Evans

I Got the Horse   Mel Tillis

The Weavers
The Roving Kind    So Long, It's Been Good to Know Ya    On Top of Old Smokie

Goodnight, Irene    Gordon Jenkins & The Weavers

There Goes My Everything   Jack Greene

Forever & Ever, Amen   Randy Travis

Almost Persuaded   Charlie Rich

The Wayward Wind   Gogi Grant

Blanket on the Ground   Billie Jo Spears

The Green Door   Jim Lowe

My Heart Cries for You   Guy Mitchell

Down Yonder   Del Wood

To All the Girls I've Loved Before    Willie Nelson & Julio Iglesias Big Bad John   Jimmy Dean

That'll Be the Day   Buddy Holly

Homer & Jethro
Dueling Banjoes    How Much Is That Hound Dog in the Winder?

That Ol' Mountain Dew   Stanley Brothers

These Boots Are Made for Walking    Nancy Sinatra

Are You from Dixie?   Grandpa Jones

Miller's Cave   Bobby Bare

Am I Losing You?   Ronnie Milsap

Achy-Breaky-Heart   Billy Ray Cyrus

Wolverton Mountain   Claude King

Lefty Frizzell
Long Black Veil    Mom and Dad Waltz    Always Late

Ode to Billy Joe   Bobbie Gentry

Mississippi Squirrel Revival   Ray Stevens

Tie a Yellow Ribbon   Tony Orlando & Dawn

Pistol-Packin' Mama   Al Dexter

Orange Blossom Special    Bill Monroe

Blue Kentucky Girl   Emmy Lou Harris

City Lights   Mickey Gilley

Green, Green Grass of Home   Tom Jones

It's Just a Matter of Time   Brook Benton

Grampa   Wynona Judd

Cal Smith
Country Bumpkin    The Lord Knows I'm Drinkin'
Somewhere Between Lust and Sitting Home Watching TV

Loving Her Was Easier    Kris Kristofferson

Harper Valley PTA   Jeannie C Riley

San Antonio Stroll   Tanya Tucker

Mansion on the Hill    Pretty Woman   Roy Orbison

Ann Murray
Could I Have This Dance for the Rest of My Life?
I'll Be Your Baby Tonight    A Fool Such As I

Blue Eyes Crying in the Rain   Willie Nelson

With Pen in Hand   Sammi Smith

Walkin' the Floor over You   Ernest Tubb

Wildwood Flower   Carter Family

16 Tons   Tennessee Ernie Ford

You Light Up My Life   Debbie Boone     Love Letters in the Sand   Pat Boone

The music above is for evaluation purposes only and you are
encouraged to buy the CDs and downloads of the artists you like.

D O W N L O A D I N G    I N S T R U C T I O N S
Internet Explorer users should right-click the song and choose "Save Target As..."
Firefox & Netscape users should right-click it and choose "Save Link Target As..."

Left clicking a song should play it without downloading it - but this seems
to vary between WAVs and MIDIs, as well as from one browser to another -
and even from one computer to another. I have no idea why.
It pays to experiment.

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I am sometimes asked if it's legal to download songs found on
various non-commercial sites, such as this one.

Well, I'm neither a lawyer nor a technician,
and I've begun to wonder if it was legal for
us to tape music off the radio back when
tape recorders first came into being.

And were we committing a crime when we recorded
a movie shown on TV with our VCRs? And was it
really legal to buy a dual-deck recorder for the
express purpose of duplicating cassettes?

My answer to all of the above is, "I don't know."

Nonetheless, here is a formal statement in
some kind of legalese that appears to apply
to this kind of file availability:

The songs on this site are copyrighted by their respective
artists and are placed here for evaluation purposes only.
No profits are made on this site from their use.

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Old Shep
The Jackson 5
Michael Jackson

Most Recently Added Songs
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My Fair Lady  (with Original Broadway Cast) The Sound of Music  (Movie Soundtrack)

Instructions for Downloading Songs from These Pages
If you have a Windows PC and Windows Media Player or the VLC Media Player
you should have no problems downloading songs from these pages.
However, If other media players have been installed on your PC
(such as RealPlayer, Rhapsody, QuickTime, MusicMatch Jukebox, WinAmp or iTunes)
you may have a variety of problems downloading and/or playing the music.

  1. These songs can be downloaded via Internet Explorer by right-clicking the song's title and left-clicking Save Target As. (Firefox and Chrome users will left-click Save Link As).
  2. This will display the name of the song, its three letter extension (such as .mp3, .wav, .wma, or .mid) and the name of the folder into which it will be saved (usually your My Music or Music folder, which is inside your My Documents or Documents folder).
  3. If you do a single left-click on a song, it should open up in Windows Media Player and begin to play. On some computers, left-clicking a song will display a box with the song's name along with a PLAY or SAVE option. Clicking SAVE, will download the song to your PC as described above.

    What you should know about various media players:

  4. Windows Media Player comes with all recent versions of Windows and the VLC Media Player is a free download from:
  5. Both players work seamlessly with most of the popular digital audio/video formats (such as MP3, WMA, WAV, MID, ASF, MPG, and WMV). The VLC Player will also play many QuickTime files (with the .MOV extension) and RealPlayer files (with extensions such as RA and RAM).
  6. If you don't see the 3-letter filename extensions, click here for instructions on how to make them show.
  7. Some formats will also play on the RealPlayer Media Player and the QuickTime Media Player. However, these players tend to be very intrusive and many try to disable Window Media Player, along with steering you to web sites that want to sell you something — usually songs, albums, and upgrades to their media players.
  8. Unless you have some very compelling reason for using any player other than Windows Media Player or the VLC Media Player, I would recommend uninstalling it and re-activating Windows Media Player or the VLC Media Player.
  9. To uninstall a media player, click on Start>Control Panel>Add or Remove Programs. When you find the name of the player you want to remove, click on its name and choose Change/Remove. You'll be asked if you're sure you want to uninstall the program. Click Yes.
  10. Unfortunately, deleting a media player does not guarantee the program won't plague you in other ways. Its name may still be listed in your Startup Menu.
  11. Fix this by clicking Start>Run and typing msconfig into the field that appears. Click OK. In the window that opens click on the Startup tab (last one on the right).
  12. If the errant media player's name appears on the list, deselect the check box and click OK. If you are told you should restart your PC, click OK.

  13. Click here for more useful information about msconfig.

  14. The reason songs sometimes work with one media player — and not another — is that their filename extensions (such as WMP) have been told to "associate" with one particular player.
  15. When you bought your Windows computer it came with Windows Media Player, and all the various music/video extensions were associated with WMP. If a different player is later installed (such as, say, QuickTime) you are asked which extensions you want associated with QuickTime. Most people click ALL, since they often don't understand the question and will do whatever is recommended by the player being installed.
  16. If you subsequently uninstall QuickTime, all your media filename extensions will continue looking for QuickTime, since they've not been told to return to their WMP status.
  17. Windows XP users can fix this by launching Windows Media Player 10 and clicking the little down-arrow (inverted pyramid) in the upper right corner. Then click Tools>Options>File Types. Click Select All to switch all media filename extensions back to WMP.
  18. Another option available to WinXP users is to right-click any song found on their hard drive (most are likely to be in the My Music folder). Then click Open With. Next click Choose Program, followed by clicking Windows Media Player. Finally, click Always Use the Selected Program to Open this Kind of File.
  19. If a song chosen in the above example was an WMA, all of your WMAs will now play via Windows Media Player when clicked. However, all your MID, MP 3, and WMV files will still be looking for QuickTime. The "Open With" procedure needs to be done with each music or video format.
  20. If you have a pre-XP version of Windows, it's best to uninstall Windows Media Player altogether and then install Windows Media Player 9, which can be downloaded from

I am occasionally asked if it's legal to download songs found on various sites such as this one.
Well, I'm neither a lawyer nor a technician, and I've begun to wonder if it was legal for us
to tape music off the radio back when tape recorders first came into existence.
And were we committing a crime when we recorded a movie shown on TV with our VCRs?
And was it really legal to buy a dual-deck audio recorder for the express purpose of duplicating cassettes?
My answer to all of the above is, "I don't know."
Nonetheless, here is a statement in sort of a legalese that appears to apply to this kind of file availability:
The songs on this site are compressed to a bit-rate ratio
lower than the ratio used in commercial music files.
Also, these songs are copyrighted by their respective artists
and are placed here for evaluation purposes only.
Please support the artists you like by buying their commercial CDs and downloads.

Questions or comments can be sent to Mary Hanson at:

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