Tuesday, May 5, 2009

Song my Dad Sang

This is a picture of my Mom and Dad and their first grandaughter. About 1957! I can just hear my Dad bursting out into a song that he sang as we six siblings were growing up. I looked for it for years and finally my brother found the words. He was younger and don't remember Daddy singing this. Maybe it is because I was with Dad more. The stinking boys were always running off to play. It was sung by Hank williams and Audrey Williams. The name of the song was: Something got ahold of me. I heard this song as I was growing up, but guess I did not pay too much attention to the words. I just knew the chorus. Has anyone heard this song? I'm sure there is someone out there that knows it. If you have the music ~would you share? Verse1. At first when I heard of some people who claim That the old-time religion was real, I said :"I'll go down, take a look at the crowd, For just that weak-minded I feel." Verse2 I walked up the steps and I peeked in the door But the devil said,"Don't you go in!" I said "It won't hurt me, I'll just step inside And sit far back as I can." Chorus: But something got ahold of me, (Praise God) Yes, something got ahold of me, (Oh, Lord) I went there to fight, but I'll tell you that night, God certainly got ahold of me. Verse3 They sang like they meant it, they all clapped their hands, I said, "It's commotion, that's all." When they get down to pray, I'll just get up and leave, For I don't wanta be seen here at all." Verse4 But I bowed about the time he got started to preach And he looked straight down at me~ He told evry'body how mean that I was, He didn't talk like he thought much of me. Verse5 I sat in my seat just thinkin' it o'er And then they all started to pray The fire fell from heaven, I fell to the floor I prayed there and God had His way. Chorus: For something got ahold of me, (Praise God) Yes something got ahold of me, (Oh! Lord) I went there to fight, But I'll tell you that night, God certainly got ahold of me. I understand Grandma and Grandpa were Hardshell Baptist. Whatever that is! Maybe you can explain it to me. It would be interesting to know! Aren't you glad God got your attention and got ahold of your heart? I have never regretted the day when I yielded to Him. He has been my Satisfaction and Joy every day. Check over at kjvblogs.blogspot.com I wrote on it yesterday and will write again Sunday. I may not be so good, but you will find good and various subjects that know you will enjoy. Hop on over and see what's up for each day of the week. Check out Debs Give-away at lyricdevotions.com. Time is running out.

6 comments:

Walking on Sunshine... said...

I'm so glad the Lord got a hold of me too! Love the song and the memory it has for you!!

RCUBEs said...

I don't know the song but the lyrics are great! Great pic,too...of a dear Dad holding his granddaughter with so much love. "the way our Daddy in heaven holds us.."
God bless.

Katie M. said...

That's really cool, I don't think I've ever heard that song before. Thanks for sharing it! :)

Deborah said...

I've never heard the song, but I love the lyrics!

Dee said...

Sure didn't know Daddy knew that song! Can't tell you how many times I've sung it myself. A number of years ago, a couple (song evangelists I think) used to sing it often. I think the name is either Edwards or Kricks; I'm not sure which couple sang it. Anyway, it stuck with me through the years. Great song!

Anonymous said...

Hi...Tonight we sang ¨This Is Like Heaven to Me¨in the evening service. If you know that song, I think the tune you are wanting is nearly the same! Give it a try. I too like this old song you added!

Have a good week! ~~mm