Ora Lee

The Pressley Girls and a sunset

A couple of weeks back the girls were on their way home from a performance and noticed an exceptionally beautiful sunset. They found a good place to pull over and filmed a song in front of the amazing backdrop.

I hope you enjoyed the fiddle tune—the name of it is “Ora Lee.” I think it is especially fitting for the loveliness of a sunset.


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    Ray Presley
    October 5, 2021 at 9:27 am

    Thanks to Chitter and Chatter, who can see the beauty in many things – a sunset cradled by the Smokies, a bunch of geese lying in the grass. etc. etc. You stopped and played that beautiful tune, “Ora Lee” to top off everything. I’d never heard it before and it really helped to get my morning off on a good note.

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    Beth Eckstein
    October 4, 2021 at 10:51 pm

    Such a lively tune and beautifully done. Our mom is the only Ora Lee ( named for her mom and dad) we’ve ever known or even heard of, so it is a real treat to see that a song exists, titled the same as her name. Yes, Jim Casada, it did tickle our fancy!! Thanks for sharing with us.
    Beth and Ann Marie

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    Betty C Ledwith
    October 4, 2021 at 7:02 pm

    I enjoyed hearing you both play this song. I had to hear it two times it just warmed my heart. I thank both of you.

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    Rick Shepherd
    October 4, 2021 at 2:05 pm

    Fitting music to accompany our blessed golden orb below the mountains to light the day for sisters and brothers clear on the other side of the world….Thank You Girls!

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    Denise R
    October 3, 2021 at 6:46 pm

    Great tune and lovely sunset! Great combination!!!

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    Rosamary Christiansen
    October 3, 2021 at 6:06 pm

    Love this video! Thank you for sharing!
    I’ve been bedridden for six months, so it is such a joy to get a glimpse of the beauty there.
    The song you played raised my spirits.
    Thank you for brightening my day.

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    October 3, 2021 at 12:15 pm

    Blessings, all around.

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    Sharon Cole
    October 3, 2021 at 10:58 am

    God’s beautiful handiwork! The girl”s song and the beauty of the sunset – what peace. Thank you for sharing on this Lord’s Day. We worship Him. God bless you!

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    Don Byers
    October 3, 2021 at 10:26 am


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    Jim Casada
    October 3, 2021 at 9:39 am

    A greatly admired woman Don and I knew well growing up was named Ora Lee Daugherty Sossamon. Old timers from the Swain County area will remember her for various civic activities and as the lead figure/editor in the centennial history of the county. Her daughters, both of whom were outstanding high school athletes and turned into really fine adults, live in the Asheville area. They may well be aware of this tune but if not I’m sure it will tickle their fancy. I’ll be sure to forward it to them.
    Jim Casada

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    October 3, 2021 at 9:27 am

    It is wonderful to see young ladies that love and appreciate God’s creations. I enjoyed the music and the beauty of the video. I have had that same appreciation of sunsets, mountains, fields of corn, dazzling little creeks or old country roads even rocks and wavy sand in a creek will stop me in my tracks. I also watched them sing I’ll Fly Away on one of their videos and they did an outstanding job on that song and then showed the field and mountain view. It was stunning.

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    Paula Rhodarmer
    October 3, 2021 at 8:56 am

    What an absolutely beautiful song and sunset. How blessed we are to live where we do with such gorgeous views all around us.

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    Dennis M Morgan
    October 3, 2021 at 8:35 am

    I enjoyed their music. That was a pretty place to stop and play music.

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    Ron Stephens
    October 3, 2021 at 8:25 am

    You two sweeties give me a bit of a heartache serenading the sun down because I don’t live where I can have a country scene like that. But I am glad you all do. It reminds me of a trip to South Carolina when we watched the sun go into the sea. Thanks for the remembrance and the music.

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    Betty Jo Eason Benedict
    October 3, 2021 at 8:11 am

    Sweet! My Mother in Law was Ora Lee! Not sure I realized it was a song. Another saying that I just recently realized was an old time instrumental…….. “Possum up a Gum Stump”……..

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    Danilee Varner
    October 3, 2021 at 8:03 am

    Loved the music and the view☺
    Really enjoying both the girls and Tippers videos! Ty

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      October 4, 2021 at 10:13 am

      So glad the girls did that. That was so pretty, the beautiful sunset. I love the sound of a fiddle.

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    October 3, 2021 at 8:00 am

    I saw this on their YouTube channel. It is so beautiful and worth seeing and listening to it again. I so enjoy hearing your girls play music. It just lifts my heart and today on this beautiful Sunday morning as I get ready for church it is a double blessing. Thank y’all for sharing!

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    Larry Paul Eddings
    October 3, 2021 at 7:54 am

    The girls did a great job playing that fine old tune.

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    Margie G
    October 3, 2021 at 7:34 am

    What a beautiful way to begin this day of the Lord!!! Impromptu Ora Lee was wonderful by the Pressley girls!!! Thanks so much and have a blessed day!!! The scenery was lovely!

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    Miss Cindy
    October 3, 2021 at 6:12 am

    The song was great and the sunset was magnificent! We are so fortunate to live our lives cradled in the loving arms of these Great Smoky Mountains! We call this God’s country, see why?

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    October 3, 2021 at 5:59 am

    Very nice. Wonderful idea.

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