Sunday, June 18, 2017

Danny G's SPECIAL Father's Day Sunday Serenade with Dino: "Gentle On My Mind"

Well Hey there, Ol' pallies o' mine!

What's shaken'?!

Let's me start off with a "Happy Daddy-O Day" to ALL the swingin' Dino-lovin' dad's out there!

Man! What a COOL COOL thin' it is, pals... to be able to celebrate all the COOL COOL fathers & father figures in our lives...right in the midst of "The Month That Coolness Came to Earth"!!

It's even SWEETER 'cause of Dean's 2017 centennial!

Truly a special time, my friends.

 Now youse may know by now...I pick a Special Serenade every year for today's tune.

A jam that brings me back to my youngest days of Dino-dom.

A familiar song that reminds me of my Dad & keeps him in my thoughts everyday. Well, as I always do...I reach for a specific kind of Dino al b um.
A real blue-collar sound. Pop was BIG into those Dino "trucker" jams! Haha!!
The "C.B. radio" type tunes.

A jam 'bout some down & out dude...tryin' to make his way back home or maybe some carefree fella just enjoyin' the simple life.

Yes sir...those were his faves.

Haha!! Cracks me up thinkin' 'bout him singin' along to these songs!

He thought they were SO SO cool & I thought HE was SO SO cool for knowin' the words! Hahaha!!!

What a GREAT guy Dad was!

 Great memories, pallies. 

Today's SPECIAL SERENADE takes me ALL the way back to the mid-70's! Man! Where'd that decade go?! Haha!!

OK pals...let's get the music flowin'!

No one COOLER than our Dino to keep that "easy livin" feelin'...cruisin' down the ol' white line of life, pallies! Haha!!
That's my attempt at trucker talk! Haha!!'s to ALL the father figures. I salute youse!
Not always an easy job.

Keep that special guy in mind today, pallies.

Thanks for everythin', Dad & thanks, Dean... for keepin' his memory alive!
Your FOREVER "Gentle On My Mind".

Ciao & enjoy!

It's knowin' that your door is always open and your path is free to walk
Makes me tend to leave my sleepin' bag rolled up and stashed behind your couch
It's knowin' I'm not shackled by forgotten words and bonds
And the ink stains that have dried up on some line
That keeps you in the back roads by the rivers of my memory
Keeps you ever gentle on my mind

Not clingin' to the rocks and ivy planted on their columns now that binds me
Or something that somebody said because they thought we fit together walkin'
It's knowin' that the world will not be cursin' or forgivin'
when I walk along some railroad track & find 
Your movin' on the back roads by the rivers of my memory
For hours you're just gentle on my mind

Well I dip my cup of soup back from the gurglin' cracklin' cauldron in some train yard
My beard a roughenin' coal pile and a dirty hat pulled low across my face

Cupped hands 'round a tin can
I pretend I hold you to my breast and find, you're wavin'
from the back roads by the river of my memory
Ever gentle...smilin' on my mind


Unknown said...

One of my fav Dean Martin songs. I dare say Dean's version is the best. (I think a few other versions of this song are good but nothing beats Dean.)

Unknown said...

I love this song Danny! As usual great choice!

Happy Fathers Day to all the pallies out there. The connection between fathers and Dino is the core for many of us!

Always On Watch said...

Just hearing Dino's voice crooning this tune gentles my mind.

Danny G. said...

Thanks pal! Glad you liked the Dads Day jam! Happy memories.

BlueisCoool said...

What a great sounding up beat Dean Martin song for Sunday. As usual Danny G., you moaned to bring a smile to many a face my friend.

Have a nice week.


Danny G. said...

Thanks Scotty my pal! Dino brings smiles to us all!

Danny G. said...

You & me both, Ms AOW!