My Favorite Love Songs by Willie Nelson

Willie Nelson has written a number of hits, and here are some of my favorite love songs that he sings.

1. Always on my mind

When I saw him singing this number on TV, I was very interested in the way the women were looking at him. I imagine that they were thinking of their own husbands or boyfriends that were giving them a hard time. I remember hearing Willie say that he heard this song on an Elvis record about Separate Ways.

2. Blue skies

I have loved this song from when I heard it in the sixties by Jim Reeves. Last year I heard it on the radio by Mr. Nelson. I grew up in a country where we had blue skies every day. No tornadoes, or floods, or ice and snow!

3. Remember me – when the candle lights are gleaming

This is still one of my all time favorite love songs. Thanks to email I am able in my old age to keep in contact with people I have known from my childhood. We live in a wonderful age of nechnology. I told my daughter that when I was at high school we had pens that you dip in the ink. Ball point pens hadn’t been invented yet. She asked me if the pens had feathers!

4. Good hearted woman

I know a guy whos wife stuck by him for about 30 years until she couldn’t take it anymore. Finding the right partner is not an easy job, and people can change for the better or the worse as time goes by.

5. My Favorite Love Song by Willie Nelson – Blue eyes crying in the rain

I have never heard the background story of this song, but there is hope of meeting your loved one in heaven if you keep the faith. “When we meet again up yonder, we’ll stroll hand in hand again. In a land that knows no parting, blue eyes crying in the rain.”

6. Crazy

This was a hit for Patsy Cline and I hear it on the radio all the time. One line realy touches my heart: “Worry, why should I let myself worry.” I am a worrier by nature, and my wife says I am supposed to be a warrior, not a worrier.

7. Heartbreak Hotel

This is an upbeat version of the Elvis Presley hit. Loneliness can be a very big problem.

8. Hello Walls

The other week on the radio I was hearing Faron Young say that Willie wanted to sell the song to him for $1500. I guess he was short of money at the time. So Faron said he would lend him the money, because he knew it was going to be a big hit. It is hard to make it in the music business.

9. Funny how time slips away

My favorite uncle died last week, and it makes me realize how important time is. I wish I has written to him more and sent him more of my songs.

10. Faded Love

Some years back I borrowed a tape from the library, and this number haunted me for weeks. If you love someone, then tell them. Don’t let that love fade.

11. Mamas don’t let your babies grow up to be cowboys

I grew up with lots of cowboy comics. Cowboys were my heroes. The first time we landed at New York airport I looked around to see all the cowboys, and I didn’t see any. I was so disappointed. America was not the same as I imagined. I heard this one comedian who came from Russia, and he felt so welcome when he landed at the airport. He saw a big sign that said “America loves Smirnoff.” He tought America was welcoming him with the sign, because that is his surname (last name).

12. Pretty Paper

This was a hit for Roy Orbison, but it was written by Mr. Nelson. I hear this song many times on the radio around November and December. There are still lots of poor people around.

13. If you’ve got the money Honey

It is funny how he says: “Bring along your Cadillac, I’ll leave my old wreck behind.” There are still some people out there that have got the money!

14. All of me

I have heard this one on the radio, and whoever did the video, did it as a tribute to Marilyn Monroe.

15. Waltz across Texas

I have heard this one on the radio by Ernest Tubb. I don’t know if Willie wrote it or not. Some people’s dream is just to be in Texas.

16. Bridge over troubled waters

Many people have done this song, but I love the way he sings it, and it is so nice to have the words and the beautiful pictures. It is sometimes hard to find a friend that will stick by you when the going gets rough. Many people will pat you on the back when you are successful, but will kick you when you are down.

17. What a difference a day makes

I love the video of the beach with the waves coming in. All my life I have longed to be by the sea, and surf the waves. One day when I win the lottery, I will move to the sea!

18. Uncloudy day

A long time ago I had a record of an American girl group singing this one. From what I have read on the net, Willie Nelson grew up singing in church. Same as me.

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