Willie Nelson

This Man Will Stir Your Soul!

An Epic life

Running along the road, at home in my thoughts, I was aware that grass and trees and crops and animals are among the essence of life, and I am a part of them and need continual support from them. The Indians-which means me and my brothers and sisters of like mind-say only the spirits and earth, endure. When I see the destruction wrought upon our small planet by human beings who forget the supreme good of caring for our natural world that mothers us, I wonder if our species will last long enough to wake up to the truth that we must obey the old laws of cause and effect and treat the earth as our mother instead of a gravel pit and garbage dump. The trash that washes ashore on Texas beaches-bleach bottles, syringes, plastic bags, ice chests-comes from Venezuela, France, Brazil, and Greece, among other places. West Germans and Saudi Arabians own half the buildings in downtown Houston. It’s a small world, indeed.

The constant struggle between good and evil is approaching another great climax in our lifetime. By good I mean your inner voice that comes from God-maybe you call it conscience-and by evil I mean negative thinking, materialistic, greedy attitudes that you know are wrong but can be reduced into acting as if you believe they are right. This is the Devil-to be overwhelmed by desire for things of the material world, to be swept under by negative thinking, to be selfish and petty, to use power and wealth to dominate others: this is hell and we make it for ourselves.

Running alone in the dawn, this is the sort of thing I think about. It’s nothing mysterious. People may think I’m mysterious, but I don’t plan it that way. It all seems clear enough to me.

Booger Red

The only time in my life I ever got stage fright, I was four years old.

I couldn’t play an instrument then, but I suppose our grandparents knew stage fright was something we would have to conquer, the sooner the better. They gave us elocution lessons and taught me a poem to recite in front of a crowd. I’ll never forget the scene or the poem. Nothing that bad has happened to me since.

It was an all-day gospel-singing picnic where I made my public debut. I had on a little white sailor suit trimmed in red, with short pants. I loved that sailor suit. But while I was waiting for my performance to begin, I was very nervous and started picking my nose. I got a forefinger up my nostril, and stuck a thumb up there, got to picking my nose real thoroughly, concentrating on it-and the first thing I knew my nose was pouring blood.

I heard a voice saying, “And now here’s little Willie Nelson.” Blood ran down my chin and dripped down the front of my white suit. It wouldn’t stop. I was scared and embarrassed.

I stepped up in front of the crowd and recited:

What are you looking at me for?

I ain’t got nothing to say.

If you don’t like the looks of me,

You can look the other way.

Anyhow, I have never been scared performing on the stage since that day. What could possibly be worse than a four-year-old reciting a poem with blood gushing out of his nose onto his sailor suit?

Bobbie Lee Nelson:

Willie would hock his guitar every Monday for about $20. He said he hocked it so often the pawnbroker could play it better than Willie could.

I’m not sure why we didn’t have a radio while Daddy Nelson was alive. Maybe he didn’t believe in it.

After he was gone, our grandmother couldn’t afford to keep us in the two-story house where Bobbie and I were born in, so we moved to a smaller place that today I guess people would call a shack. But I didn’t know it as a shack. Like most other families in Abbott, we had an outhouse and a well. We never had a telephone all the years I was growing up there. You could see the bare earth through the floor planks. We pasted Fort Worth Star-Telegram newspapers on the walls to keep the wind from blowing through. In some places we had a layer of Star-Telegrams, covered by a layer of wallpaper, covered by another layer of Star-Telegrams. If there was nothing else to do, I could read the walls.

I would lie in bed and look through the cracks in the roof and watch the stars. When it rained we put buckets down to catch rainwater and used it for washing our hair. Everybody knew rainwater was best for washing hair.

Bobbie and I developed perfect pitch. All that means is our grandparents trained us to reproduce the memory of how many vibrations were passing through the tunnels between our ears. Music is vibrations. A housefly for example, hums in the F key in the middle octave of your piano. Hit that key and hear it for yourself. The sense of pitch changes with the number of vibrations. A B-flat is 400 cycles of vibrating molecules, G is something else. You might hit a Bach note at 415 or hear the Austin Symphony playing at 440. Perfect pitch is when you can remember these vibrations and go back to them at any time.

     There is too much to be said about one of the greatest Americans that have ever lived. I read “Willie Nelson An Epic life”. This so far is taken from “Willie”, an auto-biography by Willie Nelson. I’ve read about his strong family ties. I’ve read about his ties to friends and other recording artists. He stood against the large controlling record companies and few knew.

     He’s recorded with a wide spectrum of performers such as Waylon Jennings, Julio Iglesias, Kris Kristofferson, Johnny Cash, Ernest Tubb, Merle Haggard, Ray Charles, Dolly Parton, Loretta Lynn, Ray Price, Frank Sinatra, Linda Ronstadt…..

     In 1976 he kissed the black “country and western” star Charlie Pride onstage at the Soap Creek Saloon.

     He starred in movies with Robert Redford, Morgan Fairchild, Amy Irving, Gary Busey, Katherine Ross….

     Willie played at the White House in 1978. Willie and Jimmy Carter sang a few bars at a Democratic fundraiser in 1980.

     Prince Charles and Walter Cronkite stopped backstage at a concert in Austin.

     The best way to describe Willie Nelson is that Willie Nelson is a giant!

Waylon Jennings, Johnny Cash, Willie Nelson, Kris Kristofferson
Waylon Jennings, Johnny Cash, Willie Nelson, Kris Kristofferson

Some of Willie's Songs

 “Hello Walls”,  “The Party’s Over”. I’m “Half A Man”, a “Man With The Blues”.

 There’s “No Place For Me” when “Good Times” and “Little Things” are “One In A Row”.

“Mr. Record Man” is “Crazy” with “Nite Life”

“I Gotta Get Drunk” cause “Any Old Arms Won’t Do”

It’s “Funny How Time Slips Away” but if “The Words Don’t Fit The Picture” “What Can You Do To Me Now”?

“Good Hearted Woman” “You Left A Long, Long Time Ago”.

“I Can’t Get Off On You”, “Valentine”.

“You Ought To Hear Me Cry”.

“It Should Be Easier Now” with “Sad Songs And Waltzes”

 “I just Can’t Let You Say Goodbye”

 “Shotgun Willie” “I Still Can’t believe You’re Gone”.

You were an “Angel Flying Too Close To The Ground”

“Why Do I Have To Choose” “My Own Peculiar Way”

 “Touch Me” “I’m A Memory” in a “Summer Of Roses”

With “Three Days” of “Yesterday’s Wine” on a “Bloody Mary Morning”

“Write Your Own Songs” “Country Willie” because

“Everywhere I Go” I’m “On The Road Again” but “Still Is Still Moving To Me”.

I’m “Too Sick To Pray” “When I’ve Sung My Last Hillbilly Song”

If all else fails I’m “Laying My Burdens Down” as I “Kneel At The Feet Of Jesus” on an “Uncloudy Day” with  “Me And Paul”.

The Golden Rule

I harp on the Golden Rule. It’s the easiest way for me to tell if a Christian is Christ-like. I drive it into the ground. I use it on hub-pages. I emphasize this all the time. I was given the book The Tao of Willie a year or more ago. I had just read Willie Nelson, An Epic Life. I had bought other books that I was ignoring so since I had just read “An Epic Life” I thought I’d put it on the back burners for a while.

As I was finishing up with the hubpage on Willie Nelson I thought I’d add some Willie McNuggets to the bottom of the hubpage. Little did I know:

From the Tao of Willie (also the Tao of Micky Dee):

As far as religions are concerned, to me they’re just different paths leading to the same place. A thousand paths to a single destination.

The Golden Rule is the main thing I live by, and every religion I’ve read about or studied-both East and West-has the Golden Rule as a common thread running through it.

Every person is free to believe whatever the heck they want to believe, but if every person, every business, and every government simply followed the Golden Rule in all their decisions, everything else would fall into place.

Do unto others as you would have them do unto you.

I have stated as much, such as: there are at least 21 religions that have a form of the Golden Rule. I’m not rejoicing over validation from Willie even though this does endear me more to him. It does reinforce my conviction of disagreeing with a hubber over his “health care if you can afford it plan”. He “couldn’t help it if he had stepped on my outdated beliefs”.

Willie continues in the Tao of Willie:

Unfortunately, we don’t like things to be so simple. We like to talk about infinite shades of gray when the simple truth is right before us in black and white.

Do unto others as you would have them do unto you.

The Golden Rule is the law of Jesus. It is not that you do anything else over this. Jesus said this law is above all other laws. This is THE LAW!

Willie Says:

It’s true. My heroes have always been cowboys. The cowboy way springs from common sense and from a strong sense of right and wrong, without regard for consequences.

In the long run, the cowboy way believes that if you do things according to that sense of right, it’ll work out to everyone’s advantage.

The respect of others must be earned through the positive qualities of our actions.

People and nations moving ahead when they’re wrong is the root of many of the world’s problems.

If you throw trash along the highways or foul our rivers, I’m not your friend.

If you think that people whose skin is a different color than yours are beneath you, then you are particularly not my friend.

Nearly forty years ago, I introduced country singer Charley Pride to a redneck audience that looked like they wanted to lynch him for being black. Before they knew what was what, I’d walked up to Charley and kissed him full on the lips. They actually quieted down and listened to his music and discovered that he was pretty dang great.

In other words, they got over their wasteful and ignorant prejudice. If you haven’t gotten over yours, you are somewhere between forty and four hundred years behind the times.

If you mistreat those who are smaller or weaker than you, you are not my friend.

I managed to see Willie and the Wheel in 2009 in Durham. It was the combination of one of my favorite bands with one of my favorite humans.

I remember being at the counter of the "Simple Simons" diner in Spartanburg, SC in the early eighties. I was beaten down pretty good. I had been screwed over by our injustice system in that fairly recent history. I had to sit and listen to all kinds of crap about the prisoners in the jail there in Spartanburg. A guy who was a trusty or jailer came in most every day. They started in on Willie. They said he didn't amount to anything until he quit shaving and taking baths. Of course, I had long hair like Willie's too. I knew that if I did much that this land, like others ruled by the "wink and the nod", would be making fun of me pretty soon. I'd be one of the prisoners. If you don't think it could not have happened then I do appreciate the naivety that you've lived in. It wasn't much but I got change for a couple of bucks and put it all in the juke box and played all Willie Nelson songs.

I had to draw a line somewhere.

Willie's New Album

Willie has a black belt in Tae Kwon Do. Willie has studied judo. Willie has studied religions. Willie has studied life.

Willie has studied all his life from a young boy in the cotton fields of Texas to where he is today.

His songs reflect wisdom beyond just hard knocking. Willie Nelson is a mystic. Willie is truly a sage.

Which of you can make yourself inert,

to become in the end, completely full of life?-The Tao Te Ching

Still is still moving to me

It’s hard to explain ‘cause it won’t go into words.

I can be moving or I can be still

But still is still moving to me. –Willie Nelson, “Still Is Still Moving”

Shania Twain-Willie Nelson

Willie Nelson-How Time Slips Away

Willie Nelson-I Never Cared For You

Norah Jones-Willie Nelson-I Don't Want To Get Over You

Willie Nelson-You Were Always On My Mind

Bon Jovi & Willie Nelson- You were Always On My Mind

Comments 64 comments

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Ghost Whisper 77 7 years ago from The U.S. Government protects Nazi War Criminals

I really like Willie Nelson! and you have a picture of my favorites together-Willie and Johnny Cash!! Cool Beans! I loved the Shania Twain and Willie song together but --boy oh boy! He makes the song-what a truly amazing and unique voice..don't cha think? I rated you up-up-UP...;)

Miss you Micky! You are pumping out some really good hubs!

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50 Caliber 7 years ago from Arizona

Mick, you are peeking! I had this hub on my board to post as guess I did to much fiddling getting caught up in the tunes as I listened trying to pick a few I listened for hours an got my guitar out and followed along trying to perfect that guitar sound. Years back I bought a guitar just like Willies and the distinctive sound belongs to that guitar, they ain't cheap, but you get what you pay for. Willie said he's retire when "Trigger", his guitar stopped working right due to the hole worn in the wood, I've reached the grain on mine but no where near a hole. It's a Martin guitar with a 3 wire steroephonic Baldwin electric pickup. I couldn't buy an original but had a pick up maker wind one for me on a Baldwin pickup. After some tail chasing I found out where it was mounted and that coupled with the old Martin n-20 I got the sound or close enough.

I don't plug it in much but once in a while I'll go outside and have a Willie concert with special appearances from John Cash and a host of all kinds of music. My favorite song is "Shotgun Willie", cuz like him I set around in my underwear with a shotty near by and just cruise. If I had one personal wish it would be to set with Willie and smoke a big old joint and do some picking. Now that would be cool.Thanks for the great hub Mick you done good!

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Micky Dee 7 years ago Author

Hey Ghost. He is one of those wonderful people. Of course he sings, plays the guitar, and writes music- but on top of it all he's a super person. His voice is fantastic. The voice has matured and deepened over the years. Some have thought it Nasal decades ago but it was from the diaphragm. He was taught very well. Thank you dear.

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Micky Dee 7 years ago Author

Dusty- I didn't mean to post this over you. Son I'll take it off before I mess with you. I love you man. I didn't put up near enough about Willie- you know that. There's enough to write another book about him here. I sure wouldn't mind you putting another hub up about Willie and I would take this one down if necessary.

You really know Willie! It is also a wish of mine to sit with Willie and sing a few songs and smoke that blunt.

There's more harm in a glass of wine and people need to wake up and quit lying to kids. I'm not going to. I don't want actual kids doing anything with their minds but learning but when they find out you've been lying so much about one thing they'll try another. The "old school" needs to go to school and get right.

As far as Willie's religion- you cannot do better than adhere to the Golden Rule. It's THE LAW! Thank you Dusty.

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Ken R. Abell 7 years ago from ON THE ROAD

GREAT Hub!!!!

Willie Nelson is an American Classic. One of a kind. His music has enriched my life since I first "discovered" him in the mid-seventies. Red Headed Stranger was my introduction to his songs.

Thank you for stirring up lots of good memories.

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Micky Dee 7 years ago Author

Thank you Ken. I don't go out. I don't venture out of my house hardly but for a mission to get food or ride my bike. A friend of thirty years knew I loved Willie Nelson and got us some seats so far up we could hardly tell it was Willie down there. But it was Willie. It was a great evening. You're so right- he's an American Classic! Thank you sir.

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Dim Flaxenwick 7 years ago from Great Britain

Oh ! Micky, Micky You can't possibly know how fantastic that hub was for me. I've adored Willie Nelson for as long as I can remember. His voice is so unique,most of his songs make me cry, "Me and Paul" makes me laugh......I love his hair , his beliefs.. I'm getting a bit carried away here,.The Golden Rule , yes if only....o! Boy. I enjoyed that. Thank you so much. Take care.x

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50 Caliber 7 years ago from Arizona

Mick, no way my friend this hub is great! I've been goofing off and you've been working! I liked this hub and there is another view with different angles so I'll let mine rest a while longer and we'll both see how it turns out.

much love bro' keep trucking!

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Micky Dee 7 years ago Author

Dim Flaxenwick- you are so very neat. This hub can't do Willie Nelson justice. I've read three books on him. He's just out of this world but so down to earth.

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Micky Dee 7 years ago Author

Thanks for coming back Dusty. When you do your "Willie" I'll be there. We can't get enough Willie. I put a lot down that Willie actually said. There's just too much about Willie for one hub. I just put down enough for one hub. There are pics of his childhood but they're in books. I want to put them up and point people to his website to give him some monetary gain but I didn't want to use something I wasn't supposed to. Anyway-I can't wait for yours.

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creativeone59 7 years ago from Gold Canyon, Arizona

Thank on you Micky Dee for a unique hub on Willie Nelson, I appreciate you and our great hub. Thank you for sharing. blessings. creativeone59

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Ghost Whisper 77 7 years ago from The U.S. Government protects Nazi War Criminals

"To all the guys I loved before....

Who travelled in and out my door...I'm glad they came along...it's why I sing this song....to my Mickydee...who makes me feel so freeeeee....to change the words of Willie.....he he he

Love ya! Came by to see what you were stirring up in your pot tonight for dinner :)

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Micky Dee 7 years ago Author

Thank you Creativeone. You know I love your hubs too. Thank you.

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Micky Dee 7 years ago Author

Thank you Ghost with the most. I am getting hungry. I think I'll have hummus, spinach, and salsa on some toast- open face style! I'd better get on my "rollers" (bicycle/trainer) for 32 minutes though. I hope I do. I need some warm weather to keep the weight in check. I'm a few pounds over "race" weight. Hungry though! Thanks for dropping by.

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hotspur 7 years ago from England

Thanks Mickey, I always love that beat up acoustic guitar of Willie's. And his old craggy face - I don't remember him ever looking any different (!?) - a timeless face.

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Micky Dee 7 years ago Author

Thanks Hotspur. We just love GOOD people, don't we?! Thanks Bud! He's someone you'd really like to have close to you.

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prettydarkhorse 7 years ago from US

great hub, great man, great singer, I like his style I listened to his music and you did a good wonderful hub for him. I like his guitar, acoustic. He deserved every letter of your hub, TC, Maita

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Micky Dee 7 years ago Author

Thank you Maita. Just for that- I'm glad the Saints won the Super Bowl!

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Unchained Grace 7 years ago from Baltimore, MD

Willie has always been a favorite of mine. A straight up guy and topnotch performer though not just onstage. Just knowing how and why he is the way he is encourages us to learn so much from a man who say more with one look than many can with a freakin' book!

Mick, I could really get used to hangin' with Willy. He'd be the kinda guy I could enjoy going to cookouts with all kinda good stuff like that!

Hey, why not do a "Willie Nelson Cookout" and invite all the hubbers once the weather improves?

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Micky Dee 7 years ago Author

Thank you Unchained Grace. It means a lot to have you

"grace" Willie's hub. Thank you sir! We need to have a Willie Nelson Cook-out! Thanks Bro.

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Coolmon2009 7 years ago from Texas, USA

Good Article I like many of his songs, and I like when sings with the Highwaymen

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Micky Dee 7 years ago Author

Thank you for loving Willie Nelson Coolmon. Thank you for stopping. I'll come see Coolmonworld soon. Thanks

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Ghost Whisper 77 7 years ago from The U.S. Government protects Nazi War Criminals

Hello Mickydee,

How about my new picture of me? I took the perty mask off and this is really me...how you like me now? he he he

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Unchained Grace 7 years ago from Baltimore, MD

Is that Ghost without her makeup? Willie needs to write a song on this one! Speaking of which, I was in the mall the other day and some guy mistook me for Steven Seagal. Maybe it was the ponytail. Who knows. He actually did think I was him. Oh, well.

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ateenyi 7 years ago from Chicago

Excellent Hub!!!!!

The hub which one is explicitly focused towards Bobbie Lee Nelson is really awesome. The information is centrifuged in very coherent manner and presentation is good. The photographs displayed are sparklingly beautiful. Thanks a lot for sharing such a wonderful peace of text.

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Micky Dee 7 years ago Author

Ghost- you know -looks ain't everything!

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Micky Dee 7 years ago Author

Unchained Grace, I thought Ghost was prettier than that. I did want to carry her books to school. Now- I don't know! Steven Seagal, eh? I'd say you're a big guy that looks like someone you would like to employ as er, a close CPA and stock adviser. Yeah, that's it.

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Micky Dee 7 years ago Author

Thank you very much Ateenyi. You're very kind. Thanks for loving Willie!

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Ghost Whisper 77 7 years ago from The U.S. Government protects Nazi War Criminals

Ahhhh than you still love me Mickydeeeeee? Whew! I was worried scared that you didn't. ;) XXX000

Tell unchained grace to read your comment and learn that "looks can be deceiving" but when you have discernment-he will just 'know' regardless of a 'mask.'

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Hokey 7 years ago from In the energy.

I have The Tao of Willie also. I like you more and more Mickey!

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Micky Dee 7 years ago Author

Likewise my brother Hokey. I've gotta come check you out. Haven't gotten a feed lately. You must be up to something. Thanks you Bud- likewise!

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Teresa Laurente 7 years ago from San Antonio, Texas, U.S.A.

I love Willie Nelson, I like his style of singing. He comes often here in SAT and has a favorite spot he hangs out with his friends in the northwest side of town. Life is complex and more so for an artist. So, I totally understand and embrace his trials in all his journey. Thanks for sharing Micky Dee.

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Winsome 7 years ago from Southern California by way of Texas

I can't tell which is more weathered, Willie or his guitar, but they both put out some sweet sweet music. Thanks for the background behind the gravelly gorgeous voice. Your dedication to "rolling" makes me sorry I turned down my buds for a Mt. bike ride this morning. Tomorrow for sure! God Bless

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Micky Dee 7 years ago Author

Thank you Teresa. I wish I could hang out with Willie for an hour or twenty. Thank you for loving Willie!

Thanks for stopping by Winsome. You might like the "Mountain-biking Unaka" hub I just put up today. Thanks for stopping by. Happy trails.

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MFB III 6 years ago from United States

I never saw a young photo of Willie till now.

I love his story and the history that lines his face,

He turned his poor background into a rich panorama

of success and adoration from many fans.

Excellent write up Mickey~~~MFB III

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Micky Dee 6 years ago Author

Willie is one of my heroes. I want to be more like him when I grow up! Thanks MFB.

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kimberlyslyrics 6 years ago

Thank you Micky,

Willie Nelson is actually the reason I picked up my guitar and haven't put it down yet.

The first song I learned to sing and play was helpless

To this day it is my first song in a set of 4 I use to warm up

His childhood built so many walls that would never

permit him to be a musician

Willie represents that anything is possible.

Thanks for a great hub


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Micky Dee 6 years ago Author

Now Kimberly- you must know that if you love Willie you will only endear yourself to me more!

I do wish we could hang around with Willie a while!

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epigramman 6 years ago

quite simply put - the best hub of all freaking time!

Willie is the Man - AND SO ARE YOU!!!

not a freak but a gentleMAN!

With a sense of humor and a love of life which is contagious to us fellow/fellowette hubbers!

Gotta love Willie though - he's the best - so let's light one up in his honor!

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Micky Dee 6 years ago Author

Yo yo yo!!! I'm with you Brother Epigramman! Light up in Willie's honor! God, please allow us to light one up with Willie! Take all the lies about smoke and burn them up while we burn one! This one's for Willie!

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DREAM ON 6 years ago

Are you sure Willie and you are not twins seperated at birth? Geat hub and so much to learn by listening to him sing and play.He talks from the heart.To bad more people aren't that way.

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Micky Dee 6 years ago Author

I cannot carry his guitar! Willie is a genius and I am a macaroon. Too bad more people aren't like him. You know that's right DREAM ON.

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billyaustindillon 6 years ago

Simply Willie is one of the true great artists and men - Willie, Waylon and Merle. :)

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Micky Dee 6 years ago Author

Willie stands very tall!

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saddlerider1 6 years ago

Micky you outdid yourself on this Hub. Willie,Johnny, Kris and Waylon..3 of my favorite good ole boys. I pick and play when I'm in the mood and pick up my curvy old acoustic and wail a tune once in awhile. Country has always been my music, must be the wannabee cowboy restless spirit in me.

Willie is the salt of the land and giant preacher of salvation to many. His Farm Aid alone has glued him to the hearts of every hard working farmer in the land. He stands up for what he believes in much like you Mick and speaks out loud and clear.

I admire the man and his like, for without them it makes America weaker. God bless Willie and his highwaymen. Him and Kris are the only ones left, but they stand tall in my books. Great hub..loved it all. Peace brother.

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Micky Dee 6 years ago Author

Willie and Chris are two of the greatest song-writers ever! You said a lot there Brother Saddlerider! Well done Sir!

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always exploring 6 years ago from Southern Illinois

Micky, i can,t believe i just now found this hub, i love it!! I love Willie.He was on Larry King the other night.

He never changes. I read last week that he cut his hair, the article said that he cut it because it was too much to care for, he won,t be the same.His beliefs are mine. I loved the videos.

Cheers and God Speed

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Micky Dee 6 years ago Author

He's older than I am. I think I've had long hair longer but maybe I'll be bald before I'm done. He's still Willie without the hair. His beliefs are mine too.

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epigramman 6 years ago

I'm back because there is no better than Willie - well hold on now - yeah - there's you!!!

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Micky Dee 6 years ago Author

Yo EpiMan! I'm just a has-been that never was!

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Sa`ge 6 years ago from Barefoot Island

great hub on Willie :D yep tons of stuff yet to write, there's Willie and Bobby's life on Maui. That's were I met them. Yep, there's the jams at Charley's Restaurant and the ole Saloon out back. Yep, a tom of stuff to write just about the Maui life of Willie, Bobby and friends. I really enjoyed this hob. thanks :D aloha oe

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Micky Dee 6 years ago Author

Yo Sa'ge! Go to it Girl. I think you would be perfect. Yep! So much more.

The Dill Will 6 years ago

Top hub Mr Micky Dee!I shall be back to view more of your fine work.There is a guy in our township who is the "Dead Spit" of Willie Nelson.

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Micky Dee 6 years ago Author

Yo Dill Will! That's a good-looking man!

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vocalcoach 6 years ago from Nashville Tn.

Nice hub Micky on Willie Nelson. A great person and a great singer and song writer. Loved the pictures and stories. Thanks so much.

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Micky Dee 6 years ago Author

Thank you Dear vocalcoach. Willie is one of my heroes. God bless you!

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drpastorcarlotta 6 years ago from BREAKOUT MINISTRIES, INC. KC

I love talent, he's one of the BEST!!! GREAT HUB!!!

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Micky Dee 6 years ago Author

Thank you drpastorcarlotta for loving Willie!

Al G. 6 years ago

Mickey Dee,,,did you know Willie road a Blue Rieghle with Full Campy. On the Chain rings was engrave, "On the road again" with musical notes His name was engraved on the cenllie stem. At the time around 1979 married to Carol, she had it's twin.

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Micky Dee 6 years ago Author

Yo Al! I knew Willie had a mountain bike once. I've often wished I could ride with Willie. Shoot! I'd like to sit with Willie for just a moment. He's definitely one I admire!

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Peggy W 6 years ago from Houston, Texas

Many of the songs Willie Nelson sings just would not sound the same sung by others. He has such a rich and distinctive voice. I enjoyed learning more about his childhood and beliefs due to your great hub and tribute to him. Up, beautiful, useful, etc. You are the best, Micky!

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Micky Dee 6 years ago Author

You are such a great friend Peggy. God bless you dear one! Thank you for loving Willie!

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pan1974 5 years ago from Columbus,Ga

Wow,I really enjoyed this hub. Willie Nelson along with Johnny Cash and Neil Young and many others really truly stir something up in my soul.

Linda 2 years ago

7-7-07Aloha,Thanks Willie, The words to your song really hit home we need to take back our natoin. In your video there was a heart in the image intwined with the American flag. The glass heart I made was the first piece that sold at the resent art show in Makawao last month. I'm was most inspired by your words for America. I pray you always have love, peace, prosperity and discover all your earthly and heavenly desires.Peace,Yoellah

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    I put a link to Van Morrison's version of Willie's song, " Have I Told You Lately".

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