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PRECIOUS MEMORIES (J.B.F. Wright) Jim Reeves - 1959 Ernest Tubb - 1963 Kitty Wells - 1965 Skeeter Davis - 1967 Jimmy Dean - 1967 Norma Jean - 1967 Jean Shepard - 1968 Bill Anderson & Jan Howard - 1972 Waylon Jennings - 1976 Precious mem'ries, unseen angels Sent from somewhere to my soul How they linger ever near me And the sacred past unfolds Precious mem'ries, how they linger How they ever flood my soul In the stillness of the midnight Precious sacred scenes unfold (Instrumental Break) Precious father, loving mother Fly across the lonely years And ol' home scenes from my childhood In fond memories appear Precious mem'ries, how they linger How they ever flood my soul In the stillness of the midnight Precious sacred scenes unfold (Transcribed by Mel Priddle - January 2011) ******************** As recorded by SISTER ROSETTA THARPE 1968 Precious memories How they linger; yeah How um… how they ever, flood my soul; oh yeah It’s here, in the stillness; Of the midnight Precious, sacred, oh yes, scenes unfold It’s in the stillness, [when everybody’s gone] Of the midnight; oh yes; echoes, um Echoes from the past are here; oh yes [this is what I been hearing] Yes; old time singing Gladness, gladness ringing >From the lonely land somewhere; oh yes Precious father Loving, lovin’ mother Fly; oh yes, fly across the lonely years Oh the lonely years And old, old home scenes [Oh it carry me back so far] Of my childhood In, in memories, in memories of here Oh, oh yes. (Transcribed by Lizzi -August 2014).

    


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