Terry Raff
The Singing Mountain Man
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A
A Window to His Love
Abide With Me, 'Tis Eventide
Not the same song as "Abide With Me."
After All These Years
Air Force Anthem
Off we go, into the wild blue yonder. The official fight song of the U.S. Air Force. Alt: The Air Force Song, US Air Force, Air Force Anthem, The US Air Force
America In War & Peace, Appears in the Armed Forces Medley
All Around Cowboy
Amazing Grace
Amazing Grace/Bronco Twister's Prayer (poem)
America for Me
poem
An Old Dakota Dream
Anchors Aweigh
America In War & Peace, Appears in the Armed Forces Medley
Annie Laurie Out on Guard
poem, with Annie Laurie also sung
Arizona Waltz
Armed Forces Medley
Auctioneer Song
alt: The Auctioneer Song
More Special Requests, Appears on CD covers as The Auctioneer Song.
Away in a Manger
B
Back Home On the Range
This is a completely different song than "Home on the Range!"
Back In the Saddle Again
Ballad of Hazel Miner
Ballad of the Alamo
Battle of Gettysburg
Battle of New Orleans
Be Nobody's Darlin' But Mine
alt: Be Nobodys Darlin But Mine
Beautiful Ohio Waltz
Becerrero
Believe Me If All Those Endearing Young Charms
Bend of the River
Big Iron
Marty Robbins song
Big Rock Candy Mountain
Billy Venero
Blue Christmas
C
Caissons Go Rolling Along
alt: Caissons Song, Caisson Song, The Caissons Go Rolling Along
America In War & Peace, Appears in the Armed Forces Medley
Calijah
the Wooden Indian, by Hank Williams.
More Special Requests, Appears on CD cover as Calijah, the Wooden Indian.
Carry Me Back to the Lone Prairie
Cattle Call
Christmas in the Trenches
Civil War Medley: Lorena, Tenting Tonight, Dixie
Colorado
Cool Water
Number two of the Top Ten Western songs. There really is no water, just a mirage. Written by Bob Nolan of the Sons of the Pioneers, as a teenager, about 1925.
Cowboy Jack
Cowboy Logic
Coyotes
Story of an old Mexican cowboy who laments the changing of the old west into modern times. Performed by Don Edwards.
D
Daddy's Little Girl
alt: Daddys Little Girl
Danny Boy
Declaration of Independence
a reading by Terry
Dixie
America In War & Peace, Appears in the Civil War Medley
Don't Fence Me In
Doney Gal
Dry Valley Waltz
E
El Paso
Marty Robbins' greatest hit, 1959. He always closed his shows with this signature song. Number eight of the Top Ten Western songs.
Empty Cot In the Bunkhouse
alt: There's an Empty Cot in the Bunkhouse Tonight
Not the same song as "One Empty Cot in the Bunkhouse"
This is an old Gene Autry song with beginning lyrics:
There's a cot unused in the bunkhouse tonight,
There's a pinto's head bending low.
Empty Saddles in the Old Corral
G
Gettysburg Address and Battle Hymn
Ghost Riders in the Sky
Girl with the Wavy Red Hair
Give My Love to Nellie, Jack
alt: Give My Love to Nell, Give My Love to Nellie Jack
Goodbye to Montana
alt: Say Goodbye to Montana
Green Green Grass of Home
Gunga Din
poem. Rudyard Kipling's dramatic poem, set in Indian during the English domination there. Gunga Din, the lowly East Indian water carrier, gives his life to save an English soldier.
H
Happy Trails
Have I Told You Lately
Have Yourself a Merry Little Christmas
High Noon
Home on the Range
Honey
A 1960's Bobby Goldsboro hit about a young husband who misses his wife taken prematurely in death.
How Great Thou Art
I
I am a Child of God
I Believe
I Love You Truly
After All These Years, Appears in the Love Song Medley on both CD's
I Ride an Old Paint
alt: Old Paint, Ride an Old Paint
I Wonder As I Wander
I Wonder When He Comes Again
I'd Like To Be In Texas
I'll Take you Home Again, Kathleen
I'm an Old Cowhand
If Christ Should Come tomorrow
If You Were the Only Girl in the World
In Flanders Field
poem
In the Garden
It is No Secret What God Can Do
K
Kawlijah
the Wooden Indian, by Hank Williams.
More Special Requests, Appears on CD cover as Calijah, the Wooden Indian.
The Best of The Singing Mountain Man Vol. 3, Appears on CD cover as Calijah.
Kentucky Waltz
All Time Favorites, Appears in the Waltz Medley
L
Lady, My Sweet Lady
A romantically sweet love song by John Denver, especially appropriate for weddings. Alt: Lady My Sweet Lady.
Lasca
poem
Let Me Call You Sweetheart
After All These Years, Appears in the Love Song Medley on both CD's
Let There be Peace on Earth
Letter Edged in Black
Letter to Mrs. Bixby & Aura Lee
Letter to Sara
with Ashokan Farewell
Little Green Apples
Little Joe the Wrangler
Lonely Old Bunkhouse
Marty Robbins song
Lorena
America In War & Peace, Appears in the Civil War Medley
Love One Another
Terry's all-time favorite gospel song with a setting at The Last Supper. A message this troubled world needs.
Love Song Medley: Meet Me Tonight in Dreamland, Let Me Call You Sweetheart, I Love You Truly
M
Man Walks Among Us
Maria Consuelo Arroyo
A captivating song which cleverly relates how time takes its toll on a beautiful Mexican woman, and on each of us. Written by Tim Henderson of Austin, TX. alt: Maria Consuela Arroyo
Marine Corps Hymn
alt: From the Halls of Montezuma, Marine's Hymn, Marines Hymn, Marine Hymn
America In War & Peace, Appears in the Armed Forces Medley
Meet Me Tonight in Dreamland
After All These Years, Appears in the Love Song Medley
The Best of The Singing Mountain Man Vol. 2, Appears in the Love Song Medley
Mockingbird Hill
My Little Green Valley
A song of coming home to the place and to the one you love. Written by Carson Robison, popularized by Marty Robbins on his "Gunfighter Ballads and Trail Songs" album.
My Name's Howard
A poem written by Terry Raff, with "Little Joe the Wrangler" sung in the body of the poem.
My Pretty Quadroon
My Roots are Buried Here
poem
My Woman, My Woman, My Wife
Marty Robbins' great hit and his second Grammy Award Winner, written for and about his wife Marizona. alt: My Woman My Woman My Wife
After All These Years, Appears on CD's as My Woman, My Wife
N
Night Rider's Lament
alt: Night Riders Lament
O
O Little Town of Bethlehem
Off We Go
Off we go, into the wild blue yonder. The official fight song of the U.S. Air Force. Alt: The Air Force Song, US Air Force, Air Force Anthem, The US Air Force
America In War & Peace, Appears in the Armed Forces Medley
Old Faithful
Old Paint
alt: I Ride an Old Paint, Ride an Old Paint
Old Red
Old Shep
Terry's favorite song, written by an obscure Idaho teenager in 1929. Claimed by Red Foley of the Grand Ole Opry. The whole story is found in Terry's book.
On the Wings of a Snow White Dove
One Day at a Time
Cristy Lane's greatest hit. Written by Marijohn Wilkin and Kris Kristofferson. Based on Wilkins' attempted suicide. Theme song of Alcoholics Anonymous.
One Empty Cot in the Bunkhouse
alt: One Empty Cot in Bunkhouse
Not the same song as "Empty Cot in the Bunkhouse"
Not the same song as "There's an Empty Cot in the Bunkhouse Tonight"
This is a new Red Steagall song with beginning lyrics:
There's one empty cot in the bunkhouse,
There's a saddle that nobody rides.
P
Panhandle Wind
Paul Revere's Ride
poem
Pecos Bill
Please Release Me
Preacher and the Bear
The Best of The Singing Mountain Man Vol. 1, Appears as The Preacher and the Bear on CD cover.
The Stories Behind the Songs, CD, Appears as The Preacher and the Bear on CD cover.
R
Red River Valley
Redwing
This love song tells of a Sioux Indian maiden who loses her warrior in battle. Written in 1907 with setting in the upper Mississippi Valley of Minnesota. See Terry's book for intriguing history of this song. Alt: Red Wing
Restless Cattle
Ride an Old Paint
alt: I Ride an Old Paint, Old Paint
Riding Down the Canyon
Rocking Alone in an old Rocking Chair
Rose of San Antone
Runnin' Gun
Marty Robbins song. Alt: Running Gun.
Rusty Bob and Sandy Jiggs
S
Saddle Tramp
Marty Robbins song
Scarlet Ribbons
Shenandoah
Originally a sea shanty, now one of America's most beloved songs from the Revolutionary War era. About an Indian chief, Shenandoah, and his daughter.
Silent Night
Silver Haired Daddy of Mine
Sioux City Sue
Snowville
poem
Soft Rains
On the list of the world's most famous poems. Set to music by "The Three D's" of Utah in the 1960's. Depicts what all nature would do if all mankind perished in a nuclear holocaust.
Softly, As I Leave You
alt: Softly as I Leave You
Soul of a Pioneer
Spanish Cavalier
Spanish is the Loving Tongue
One of the most beautiful cowboy love songs. Lyrics by prominent South Dakota Cowboy poet, Charles Badger Clark. Often sung at cowboy poetry gatherings. Recorded by Michael Martin Murphy.
Springtime in the Rockies
Written in 1915 by 16-year old Mary Elizabeth Hale. The inspiration for this song came as she gazed at the Wasatch Mountains from her home in Provo, UT. Made popular by Rudy Vallee.
Strawberry Roan
Terry has recorded 2 versions. One is the traditional version, with choruses. The other is the Marty Robbins' version, without choruses.
Western Favorites, Marty Robbins version
By Special Request, traditional version
Streets of Laredo
Sweet Violets
T
Take Me Back to My Boots and Saddle
Tennessee Waltz
All Time Favorites, Appears in the Waltz Medley
Tenting Tonight
America In War & Peace, Appears in the Civil War Medley
That Little Boy of Mine
A song of universal appeal for those with little boys in their lives. Written by Rex Allen, Arizona's singing cowboy and movie star.
That Silver Haired Daddy of Mine
That Wonderful Mother of Mine
The Air Force Song
Off we go, into the wild blue yonder. The official fight song of the U.S. Air Force. Alt: The Air Force Song, US Air Force, Air Force Anthem, The US Air Force
America In War & Peace, Appears in the Armed Forces Medley
The Auctioneer Song
alt: Auctioneer Song
The Blizzard
The Box
poem
The Caissons Go Rolling Along
alt: Caissons Song, Caisson Song, Caissons Go Rolling Along
America In War & Peace, Appears in the Armed Forces Medley
The Coupon Song
The Cowboy and the Seagull
poem. Humorous cowboy poem written by Phil Kennington of Sandy, UT. Oregon residents, especially, relate to its "spotted owl" line.
The Cowboy in the Continental Suit
Marty Robbins song
The Cowboy Song
The Dreamer
Marty Robbins song
The Friendly Beasts
The Grand Roundup
The Great Speckled Bird
The Last Cowboy Song
The Last Round Up
The Little Green Valley
A song of coming home to the place and to the one you love. Written by Carson Robison, popularized by Marty Robbins on his "Gunfighter Ballads and Trail Songs" album.
After All These Years, Appears on CD's as My Little Green Valley.
The Martins and the Coys
The Master's Call
A dramatic cowboy/gospel song about a wayward cowboy and the miracle of his life being spared during a cattle stampede. Written by Marty Robbins. Alt: The Masters Call.
The Old Chisholm Trail
The Old Double Diamond
The Old Gray Mule
The Old Rugged Cross
The Old Spinning Wheel
The Peace Carol
This little known carol speaks of the one person who is "poverty born" that can truly bring the light of Christmas into the world. Recorded by John Denver. alt: The Peace of Christmas Day.
The Preacher and the Bear
All Time Favorites, Appears as Preacher and the Bear on CD cover.
The Ragged Old Flag
poem, with "When Johnny Comes Marching Home," instrumental background.
The Red-Headed Stranger
alt: The Red Headed Stranger
The Secret of Christmas
The Shot Heard Round the World
poem
The Strawberry Roan
Terry has recorded 2 versions. One is the traditional version, with choruses. The other is the Marty Robbins' version, without choruses. Appears on CD's as Strawberry Roan.
Western Favorites, Marty Robbins version
By Special Request, traditional version
The U.S. Air Force
Off we go, into the wild blue yonder. The official fight song of the U.S. Air Force. Alt: The Air Force Song, US Air Force, Air Force Anthem, The US Air Force
America In War & Peace, Appears in the Armed Forces Medley
The Wagon Tongue
Story of how cowboys on a trail drive found their way in stormy weather. Has application to following a straight course in life. Written and recorded by Red Steagall of Texas.
The Waltz You Saved For Me
All Time Favorites, Appears in the Waltz Medley
The War Inevitable
Patrick Henry's speech
The Wreck of the Old Number Nine
There's an Empty Cot in the Bunkhouse Tonight
alt: Empty Cot in the Bunkhouse
Not the same song as "One Empty Cot in the Bunkhouse"
This is an old Gene Autry song with beginning lyrics:
There's a cot unused in the bunkhouse tonight,
There's a pinto's head bending low.
By Special Request, Appears on CD cover as Empty Cot in the Bunkhouse
They Call the Wind Mariah
Most remembered song from the musical "Paint Your Wagon." Highly requested by audiences. alt: They Call the Wind Moriah
This is My Country
Tight Boots
poem
Touch of the Master's Hand
alt: The Touch of the Master's Hand, The Touch of the Masters Hand
The Best of The Singing Mountain Man Vol. 2, Appears on the CD cover as The Touch of the Master's Hand.
Tumbling Tumbleweeds
Turn Around
Two Little Boys
Tying a Knot in the Devil's Tail
poem, alt: Tying a Knot in the Devils Tail
U
US Air Force
Off we go, into the wild blue yonder. The official fight song of the U.S. Air Force. Alt: The Air Force Song, US Air Force, Air Force Anthem, The US Air Force
America In War & Peace, Appears in the Armed Forces Medley
Utah Carl
alt: Utah Carol
V
Vinegar Man
poem
W
Wabash Cannonball
Waltz Across Texas
Waltz Medley: Tennessee Waltz, Kentucky Waltz, The Waltz You Saved for Me
What am I Doin' Here?
alt: What am I Doing Here?, What am I Doin Here?
What Child is This?
When I Hear Those Pioneers
When Joseph Went to Bethlehem
When the Bloom is on the Sage
When the Cimarron Was Red
A plausible true event about crossing the raging Cimarron River during the days of the 1870's cattle drives of the American west. Written and recorded by Red Steagall of Texas.
When the Work's All Done This Fall
alt: When the Works All Done This Fall
When They've Finished Shipping Cattle in the Fall
poem
Where the Ponies Come to Drink
White Christmas
Whoopie-Ti-Yi-Yo
Why I Love her
poem, with America the Beautiful, instrumental background.
Wild Blue Yonder
Off we go, into the wild blue yonder. The official fight song of the U.S. Air Force. Alt: The Air Force Song, US Air Force, Air Force Anthem, The US Air Force
America In War & Peace, Appears in the Armed Forces Medley
Willie McBride
Graphic World War I story. Willie is representative of the countless young men who gave their lives in the "War that was to end all wars." Did they all die in vain?
Windy Bill
poem
Wreck of the Old '97
alt: Wreck of the Old 97, Wreck of the Old Ninety-Seven, Wreck of the Old Ninety Seven, Wreck of the Old NinetySeven
Wyoming on My Mind
Y
Yellow Rose of Texas
alt: The Yellow Rose of Texas
More Special Requests, Appears on CD cover as The Yellow Rose of Texas.
Z
Zebra Dun
poem
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