Monday, January 26, 2009

Dave's Tribute to John


I can't believe it, 15th time is a charm, it finally uploaded! Yippee! Eventually, we'll do a little editing of this, so you won't have to hear me barking at Brayden at the end, (yes, sadly that is my voice - shouldn't even admit it). The song ends a little over halfway through, so feel free to stop watching at that point!

And, here are the lyrics - we didn't catch the first three verses on video, so we've asked Dave to do it again for us sometime:



Over the years you've spread good cheer with that contagious laugh
If your JOY could be measured on the African Savannah
It would be bigger than a giraffe

CHORUS: O JOHN RILEY YOU'RE SO SMILEY
WE'RE GLAD YOU GOT YOUR START
40 YEARS AGO WE WANT YOU TO KNOW
WE LOVE YOU FROM THE BOTTOM OF OUR HEARTS

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The winding road led you to be Mens' Round Up President
Your leadership, integrity, for sure you're Heaven sent

When we were on the mountain-top Tadmore was not a damper
You proved you were a humble man... El Presidente in my camper!

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Such a change that God has made You've done an ABOUT FACE
A new creation IN and OUT Because of His Great Grace

You've been filled up to be poured out To bless all those around
Redeeming love has been your cry and Grace how sweet your sound.

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You've been so blessed with Stephanie, a sweet wonderful wife
One who can keep you grounded, who complements your life

Brayden and Mikayla are precious as can be
We're grateful we can play a part of your extended family.

CHORUS: O JOHN RILEY YOU'RE SO SMILEY
WE'RE GLAD YOU GOT YOUR START
40 YEARS AGO WE WANT YOU TO KNOW
WE LOVE YOU FROM THE BOTTOM OF OUR HEARTS

3 comments:

Growin' with it! said...

your kids were hilarious and adorable. jumpin' up and down. you can tell they were happy and loved to party for their dad! that dave...he is one creative guy!

Bonnie said...

That is so awesome! And I like your voice... you sound very normal. :-)

Beverly said...

I've just spent 30 minutes reading back on all the posts I've missed the past few weeks. You've been busy! Happy Birthday John and Mikayla! And a trip to the coast - I can see why you needed to get away from that oppressive fog and mist! I couldn't live with that for days on end!
Your Testimony post was very timely for me. Thanks for sharing that!