Miss Betty and Me

by Doug E. Rees

Released 2015
Released 2015
If you have memories of riding a School-Bus, re-live them again. Take a ride with "Miss Betty and Me".
NOTES
Doug E Rees has been playing music and performing since he was a young boy growing up in Southern Missouri near the banks of the Mississippi River. He has combined his love of family, friends and nature, and created songs that focus on these themes. In his shows, Doug E will tell stories and sing songs about his elementary school bus driver, misfits he has befriended, critters, trains and nights spent under the stars by …
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Nature Boy

by Doug E. Rees

Released 01/26/2013
Smokin' Sleddog Records
Released 01/26/2013
Smokin' Sleddog Records
Lyrics with "True Heart", "Stay in your Head" melodies, and "Grab your Headphones" quality Sound!
NOTES
I was told many years ago to write the truth, be true to myself, and find my voice. I must say I didn't really understand these words at that point of my life. However, over time there has been many trash cans filled with paper-balls trying to become a song. I have spent many hours playing the same melody over and over because there was something about it that kept me wanting to "dig". I …
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Wings of Father Time

by Doug E. Rees

Released 2006
Released 2006
Previously released in 2006, this album has became a favorite among fans at live shows. It features 15 tracks of "Real" stories about characters that live in everyone's memory.
NOTES
This album is a compilation of songs written while living in Nashville,Tn. from (October 2000 - October 2002). Inspired by other songwriters whom I truly admired, I found myself there. I realized for the first time that as long as I be myself and write from the heart, no one could do what I do . No emphasis on Ego, but only to "Do what I do and do it the best I Can". Wings of Father …
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Looking For A Better Way

by Doug E. Rees

Released 2010
Released 2010
Doug E. Rees has put together a straight-forward, live-feeling, sonically excellent collection of songs that reveal his passion for American life with his 2010 release Looking For A Better Way.
NOTES
The songs on Looking For A Better Way are built primarily around the lyrical content which are born of Doug's passion for American values, love and respect for everyone, despite their background, upbringing or place in life. The record is mostly acoustic guitar, bass, drums and vocals but has some polish in fiddle, electric instruments and secondary vocals. It is produced well, but decidedly not OVER-PRODUCED. The tracks were mixed by one of Nashville's best …
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Doug E Rees
5/30/2016
Doug E Rees

Story

 A true story about a "Mother Mary" statue found headless in Nashville. 

Lyrics

Me and sister Penny, found her laying in the weeds

While visiting a friend in Nashville Tn.

Her frozen headless body was all covered up with snow

How it really happened nobody really knows

Penny sat there with her as I walked up to the house

I was knocking on the door when I heard Penny shout

 

I found her Head!

She'll be alright

I'll pick her up and sit her there underneath the light

She pulled that Concrete body from that frozen flower bed

And went back in to rescue Mother Mary's Head

 

My friend came out apologized

Said he had to go

He was playing on the road back then

With George the Possum Jones

He told sister Penny if she could fix her up

To put her broken pieces in the back of my red truck

So we took Mother Mary back to good ole Missouri

Her Body in the bed and her head in the front seat

 

And we fixed her head, It wasn't hard

Put a purple ribbon round her neck and sat her up in the yard 

She's fallen quite a few times

Sister Penny said

But so far Mother Mary, hasn't lost her head

So far Mother Mary, hasn't lost her head