Valentine's Day Contest

Randy Helton of Nampa, ID

To Diane Helton (my wife)

Taters In My Stew


It's been thirty years, since my darling married me

'N I've never felt those lonesome blues, or suffered jealousy

I've never had to hunger for love in all that time

She's fed my body, heart and soul and satisfied my mind

CHORUS: She's the honey on my corn bread, bacon in my beans

Spice of life it's my sweet wife, if you know what I mean

And if I had to live without her I would starve for love its true

She's the icing on my cake, taters in my stew


The girls I'd known before her left me unsatisfied

I never got my fill of love, no matter how I tried

Now her sweet kiss sustains me, it's fed all these years

I love the candy in her smile, salt taste in her tears


There was a time when it was tough, the cupboard nearly bare

But even at the worst of times, there was a little something there

On her I have depended, I've never had to stray

I'll never want another bite of love not made her way

(A video pictorial of our lives with this song resides on youtube as "Taters in my stew video valentine") For Diane Randy Helton 8-6-08

Old Sweet Songs: A Prairie Home Companion 1974-1976

Old Sweet Songs

Lovingly selected from the earliest archives of A Prairie Home Companion, this heirloom collection represents the music from earliest years of the now legendary show: 1974–1976. With songs and tunes from jazz pianist Butch Thompson, mandolin maestro Peter Ostroushko, Dakota Dave Hull and the first house band, The Powdermilk Biscuit Band (Adam Granger, Bob Douglas and Mary DuShane).

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