Tuesday, January 3, 2017

"Okie Trad from Tulsa" SONG: Emailed from Texas

Well as Forest Gump always says, or his mother, "Life is like a box of chocolates.  You never know what you're going to get."  And when you blog about being an Okie Trad, you never know what kind of emails you're going to get.


This time it was from a fellow Catholic and blog contributor from Texas who once was an Okie living in Oklahoma City.  By the way, he relates he personally knows our Bishop Konderla from his experience at St. Mary's Center at College Station.

He wrote us a song for the blog, set to the tune of Merle Haggard's song "Okie from Muskogee"  Listen to the tune HERE.  Without further ado, I give you, 

"Okie Trad from Tulsa"

We don’t adore ourselves at Mass in Tulsa;
No happy clappy chummy huggy spree,
We still worship one God the Almighty;
We like prayin' right, and bein' free.

I'm proud to be an Okie Trad from Tulsa,
A place where Okie Trads hear Jesus call.
We still worship God and not each other,
And the Latin Mass the biggest thrill of all.

We don’t make a party out of Mass time,
We aren’t chatting up and holdin’ hands.
The priest the only one in Holy Orders,
In persona Christi for us all he stands.

I'm proud to be an Okie Trad from Tulsa,
A place where Okie Trads hear Jesus call.
We still worship God and not each other,
And the Latin Mass the biggest thrill of all.

We don’t make a virtue out of sinnin’.
Jesus didn’t say “go and sin once more”.
No one can tell us Hell is not forever,
In the logic of the Gospel, evermore.

David sang the psalms to God the Father.
But he failed to serve the people of the King.
So as a hireling he was rightly punished,
‘Til as a shepherd he could serve again.


I'm proud to be an Okie Trad from Tulsa,
A place where Okie Trads hear Jesus call.
We still worship God and not each other,
And the Latin Mass the biggest thrill of all.

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PS If anyone knows how to make a youtube video using these lyrics with the Okie from Muskogee music in the background, let me know.  I could use it to update the post.


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1 comment:

  1. Good grief just reading this makes me miss Merle Haggard and all the great old timey country stars! Don't you just really miss them? Today's "country music", what on earth...I'll be kind, they stink. None of them could wipe the boots of Don Gibson or George Jones!

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