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.