I'll Still Write Your Name In The Sand

I'll Still Write Your Name In The Sand
Buddy Starcher
Buddy Starcher

I’ll Still Write Your Name In The Sand

Lyrics:
I’ll Still Write Your Name In The Sand by Oby Edgar Starcher / Glasser Music / BMI

It’s been many years since we were childhood sweethearts
Blissful days I’ll never forget
And you know I still love you little darlin'
Though the years bring me only regret

Oh I love you my darlin’ how I love you
If I talk please try to understand
Makes no difference how you treat me I love you
And I still write your name in the sand

Through the long lonely years I have loved you
And I’ve waited but only in vain
Now I know that I’ve lost you my darlin'
But I’ll still sing the same old refrain

Oh I love you my darlin’ how I love you
If I talk please try to understand
Makes no difference how you treat me I love you
And I still write your name in the sand

Now I know that your heart is for another
And it grieves me more than I can stand
Though I’ve lost the only one that I care for
I will still write your name in the sand

Oh I love you my darlin’ how I love you
If I talk please try to understand
Makes no difference how you treat me I love you
And I still write your name in the sand

Credits:

Recorded June 29th, 2016 at the Butcher Shoppe, Nashville
Engineered by David Ferguson
Tim O’Brien – mandolin and vocal
Mike Bub – bass
Jan Fabricius - vocal
David Grier – guitar
Noam Pikelny - banjo

Song Notes:

Oby Edgar “Buddy” Starcher was born March 16, 1906 in Ripley, West Virginia. A veteran radio performer starting in the late 1920’s, he wrote a few protest songs for the Bonus Army marchers in 1932, bounced around over the years, and eventually hosted a live television show in Charleston WV from 1960 to 1966. In 1966 he had a minor hit with a song co-written with Minnie Pearl called History Repeats Itself, which drew parallels between the Lincoln and Kennedy presidencies. His best-known composition is I’ll Still Write Your Name In The Sand, which he recorded and released as a single on the independent Four Star label in 1949. Last year Starcher was inducted posthumously into the West Virginia Music Hall of Fame. At the ceremony, several noted WV musicians remembered Starcher’s generosity in welcoming them on his live morning TV show. Mac Wiseman, who worked with Starcher on radio in Harrisonburg VA, is the artist most responsible for making I’ll Still Write Your Name In The Sand well known. Mac’s recording on DOT and his live performances of it eventually made the song into what we call a “Bluegrass hit” – meaning it’s sung worldwide at festival campground jams.

Shad Cobb’s fiddle solo here is a real delight, and everyone involved did a wonderful job. David Grier marveled afterward about how easy it was to cut the track. Maybe it helped that I was born, like the song’s composer, on March 16, but it probably has more to do with our all having grown up playing the song.

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Catalogue Number: 
SOS-33
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