His early work was in the style of early country music luminary Jimmie Rodgers, and he was also known for recording energetic and raunchy blues tunes such as \"Red Nightgown Blues\". The song is a mid-tempo ballad in which the narrator recalls a teen-aged encounter with a female, during a late summer vacation in a beach town. He is a member of the Country Music Hall of Fame and the Louisiana Music Hall of Fame.Jimmie was born in 1899 to a sharecropping couple, the former Sarah Elizabeth Works and Samuel Jones Davis, in the now-ghost town of Beech Springs southeast of Quitman in Jackson Parish in north Louisiana.The family was so poor that young Jimmie did not have a bed in which to sleep until he was nine years old.He graduated from Beech Springs High School and the New Orleans campus of Soule Business College. While governor, he had a No. General CommentThis is about a summer romance of two young people who met at the beach.It's such a coincidence to me because I had a summer romance with a guy that I met at the beach and he was from Cleveland. In one case, anti-Davis forces played some of the records over an outdoor sound system only to give up after the crowds started dancing, ignoring the double-entendre lyrics. During the late 1920s, Davis taught history (and, unofficially, yodeling) for a year at the former Dodd College for Girls in Shreveport. [1], https://secondhandsongs.com/search?search_text=Be+Anything%2C+but+Be+Mine, Connie Francis Sings Fun Songs for Children, Connie Francis Sings Spanish and Latin American Favorites, Connie Francis Sings Award Winning Motion Picture Hits, Connie Francis and Hank Williams Jr. "Be Anything (but Be Mine)" is a popular song composed by Irving Gordon and was published in 1952. There's a local band playing at the sea-side pavilion, And I got just enough cash to get us in. A long-time member of the Baptist faith, he also recorded a number of Southern gospel albums and in 1967 served as president of the Gospel Music Association. The college president, Monroe E. Dodd, who was also the pastor of the large First Baptist Church of Shreveport and a pioneer radio preacher, invited Davis to join the faculty.Davis became a commercially successful singer of rural music before he entered politics. U.S. Representative Otto Passman also graduated from Soule but from the Bogalusa campus. In any case, it will forever be associated with him.Davis became the popular \"singing governor\" of Louisiana who often performed during his campaign stops. In the chorus, he explains that although he has to leave the next day to his home in Cleveland, he still tells her, "I don't see how you could ever be anything but mine". Until his death, Davis insisted that he wrote the song. “Anything But Mine” Lyrics (All the lyrics to “Anything But Mine” written by Scooter Carusoe and sung by Kenny Chesney) Walkin along beneath the lights of that miracle mile, Me and Mary makin our way into the night. It reached number-one on the U.S. country chart in April 2005 I think when he says "I don't see how you could ever be anything but mine", he is expressing how perfect they are together and how he feels like they are destined to meet again one day. During his first run for governor, opponents reprinted the lyrics of some of these songs in order to undermine Davis's campaign. In the midst of the music I tell her I love her, We both laugh 'cause we know it isn't true. It was released in January 2005 as the fifth single from his album When the Sun Goes Down. And as we are dancing, Mary's wrapping her arms around me, And I can feel the sting of summer on my skin. Merle Haggard Then Emmylou Harris - Nobody's Darling But Mine Anything but mine. About “Anything But Mine” (from Wikipedia) “Anything but Mine” is the title of a song written by Scooter Carusoe, and recorded by American country music artist Kenny Chesney. 1 hit single in 1945 with \"There's a New Moon Over My Shoulder\". Davis recorded for Decca Records for decades and released more than 40 albums. \"You Are My Sunshine\" was ranked No. ), "Mala Femmena" And Connie's Big Hits From Italy, This page was last edited on 14 August 2020, at 05:07. Until the end of his life, Davis never denied or repudiated those records.In 1999, \"You Are My Sunshine\" was honored with a Grammy Hall of Fame Award and the Recording Industry Association of America named it one of the Songs of the Century. 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Icons of County/Folk Merle Haggard \u0026 then Emmylou Harris with their own renditions of Jimmie Davis's \"Nobody's Darling But Mine\".James Houston \"Jimmie\" Davis (September 11, 1899 – November 5, 2000) was a singer and songwriter of both sacred and popular songs who served for two nonconsecutive terms from 1944 to 1948 and from 1960 to 1964 as the governor of his native Louisiana, USA.Davis was a nationally popular country music and gospel singer from the 1930s into the 1960s, occasionally recording and performing as late as the early 1990s. He was a close friend of the North Dakota-born band leader Lawrence Welk who frequently reminded viewers of his television program of his association with Davis.A number of his songs were used as part of motion picture soundtracks, and Davis himself appeared in half a dozen films, one with Ozzie and Harriet. Members of Davis' last band included Allen \"Puddler\" Harris of Lake Charles, who had also been an original pianist of Ricky Nelson. Davis received his bachelor's degree in history from the Baptist-affiliated Louisiana College in Pineville in Rapides Parish. Recorded versions. He received a master's degree from Louisiana State University in Baton Rouge. Some of these records included slide guitar accompaniment by black bluesman Oscar \"Buddy\" Woods. The radio edit features an abridged intro and outro, while the album version features a false ending, followed by another repetition of the chorus run through a vocal filter.