By Request, ‘Onward, Christian Soldiers’

Libs don’t like to hear this hymn, but we do: requested by Erlene and sung here by Tennessee Ernie Ford–Onward Christian Soldiers.

(I wonder how many of us never saw an old-fashioned record player like this. It was the music technology that my generation grew up with, folks.)

12 comments on “By Request, ‘Onward, Christian Soldiers’

  1. Love that song!
    I may be incommunicado (should that be -cada? -cadx?) most of today. Have to go vote, go to a funeral, and try to straighten out some kind of clerical error that’s been made in my AAA account. I’m too old to keep running on these hamster wheels. 🙁

  2. I notice the words don’t say “Backward Christian Soldiers” or “Wait For The Rapture.” I still have a phonograph and a big collection of vinyl records, 331/3 and 45 rpm.

  3. In my grandmother’s home, we had a much older version of a record player. It was a tall, mahogany cabinet, with the record player almost out of reach for us while we were little. Probably a good idea.

  4. I just remembered another song I used to listen to often: Don Moen singing I Am the God that healeth Thee
    Words from Scripture

  5. I still have my Garrard record player and reel to reel Teac 2300s tape recorder I bought in 1968. I think I paid about $300 dollars for that top of the line reel to reel way back then. A lot of money when I was making a dollar an hour at McDonald’s.

    1. Gee, I haven’t seen one of those in a long, long time. I think I’m a few years older than you, but one of my friends across the street had one of those and we used to stage goofy plays on tape.

  6. Yeah, so old, that when my parents moved into their new house in a new subdivision in Milwaukee, in the late 50s, before they paved the gravel roads throughout the subdivision, the city sprayed used oil on it to keep the dust down during the summer. No one died from the used oil, and over sixty years later I am still here.

    1. Our street was originally a dirt road. We never had the oil sprayed. But we did have the truck come round and spray the whole neighborhood with DDT. It was supposed to kill off the mosquitoes–fat chance.

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