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This is a library of songs by TEDrake.
from Hampton Roads, Virginia
alias Ted Drake, Oso, Dancing Bear

Read about the songs and listen to the MP3's ,or watch the youtubes, and videos.
It's a crazy hobby...but I like it.

To contact TEDrake and/or Osomusic.LLC....email to ovdawg@aol.com

page updated April 2014

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TEDrake ~ ~ From Hampton Roads, VA *****

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Mandolin Song

Go see the video to www.mandolinsong.com.

Virginia Home Sweet Home

Dancing Bear Variety Show

Cosmic Carpenter      written in 1981      copyright Feb. 2012     Real punishment.** You could say that this song is about a career change.  Wrote the song while hanging out in Knoxville, TN.  --pre-checking out the 1982 World's Fair.  A carpenter and a spiritual adventurer--is there really a choice?     the song** version  1/11/12

Take a Pill        written 2011          copyrighted Feb. 2012  ** I majored in 'medical systems" in college.
There is so much to say about health care and how and why people take their pills. Just remember to....
Take A Pill.        the song--version 2012        YouTube Oct 2011

Travelin Song     written in 1976      copyright Feb., 2012  ** Between junior and senior year in college, 4 of us went on a fieldtrip to Florida in a blue Ford pickup truck with a camper shell.  Traveling is a healthy--and possibly a necessary spiritual exercise. the song version 1/11/12
Cabbage     written 2011      copyright Feb 2012 **  I started cooking and eating a lot of cabbage. Then I was reading about cabbage --and then I started thinking about 'words' about cabbage--and well...why not a song about cabbage.  Eat more cabbage  and have more cabbage !   the song version Jan 2012
CABBAGE--a video of the song -- november 2013
Show Me Your Butt     (SMYB)  written 2011   copyright  Feb 2012     Someone near to me had fallen on ice and had a baseball sized yellowish-purple bruise on their butt---the kind that doctors say 'keep an eye on'.  So everyday I said---Show Me Your Butt--and well ...more 'words' and fun.    I wrote the song while dabbling in standup comedy.    ***  the song version Jan  2012 ***
Where There's A Willie, There's A Waylon     by CACarlsen and TEDrake   written in 1981-- copyrighted in May 2012 ** Nothing like a country love song...with a twist.
song version Feb. 2012            YouTube version
All I Got For Christmas  (is a Carribean cruise) **written Dec 2011--Jan 2012  copyrighted November 2012   **  A middle class blues song about going on a carribean cruise around Christmas-time.
* MP3  from October  2012     *  YouTube 2 different version of the song *
Virginia Home Sweet Home    written in spring of 2012  ** copyrighted October 2012 * 
There was a 'state song' for Virginia until 1979.  Since then, numerous songs have been written.  Here is my version of a song for Virginia.  I included song titles, southern cliches, phrases from other songs, and a lot of history. 
  MP3 of a version from Oct  2012.   *** A link to www.virginiahomesweethome.com  **** 

Mandolin Song  written in summer of 2012.  Since the mandolin is the coolest instrument by far......I realized that there needed to be a song about the mandolin. Been collecting notes for 4 years.  Don Sternberg liked the phrase--open up your case about any old place..and I added...let the fun begin. The melody was ready... C Am F G7.. C Am F G7 C.
MP3 version from October 2012
  **  You tube from fall of 2012  **

See the April 2014 video of the song at www.mandolinsong.com

Everybody Loves A Hummer ** written Feb. 2012 * When the music gets interrupted..keep on humming. Like a cool breeze in the summer...Everybody Loves a Hummer.
MP3 version of song from August 2013
I Got Mine written Oct-Dec 2011 ** In this song, there are 4 people in different situations that show how what they do exhibits the American independent spirit of trying to get ahead. . As far as I am concerned, it is natural, and American...to want to get ahead and make the most of the prevailing situation.
MP3 version of song from 2012

The Best Part Of Us Never Dies (BPOUND) Finished in summer of 2013 . Wrote an 'unfinished' version of this song in 1994. Started writing again in spring of 2012. It's a question of approach to life..and death. Do you think you are a body with something living in it or a spirit living in a body?
MP3 version of BPOUND Aug 2013

 

Songs made and in the making --
It's Always on the Mind, Let's Spend the Night Together, Grandma Get off the Stove...you know you're too old to ride the range. Your favorite song, It's Not Fair, It's Free, Come To Your Senses, Ocean View.

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