Something Got a Hold of Me

Today’s post was written by Paul.

Pig with scroll

In this video, Katie’s back by popular demand to help me close out this year’s story song series with the song “Something Got a Hold of Me.” It was a lot of fun. There’s a lot of talking at the beginning of this video. To go straight to the music, skip ahead to 4:06.

This is another story song that’s also a sacred or gospel song. While I can’t directly relate to the experience of setting out to prove God or His believers wrong, I can relate to skeptically and arrogantly thinking that I knew far more than I did and then having to totally change my tune.

This happened a few times when I was growing up when Pap told me something I should do differently, and I tried his suggestion only because I thought I would prove him wrong—but instead I only proved him right.

About four or five years ago, a movie came out called “The Case for Christ,” and the main character (in this true story) experiences something very similar to the speaker in “Something Got a Hold of Me.” His name is Lee Strobel.

As an atheistic investigative reporter for the Chicago Tribune, he set out to disprove the Bible but instead became a believer when he was confronted with the great deal of evidence that he inadvertently turned up in his own investigation. 🙂

Though this year’s Story Song Series is over, I have a couple more videos that I shot of Mr. Reighard and his family, and I hope to share them in the next couple of weeks. I also hope to shoot and upload videos discussing the latest two songs of Pap’s that I have released as singles online.

Thank you for tuning into this year’s series. In mid-April, it will be time to upload a song for Ira’s birthday. I hope to team up with Mr. Josh Griggs for that video. In July, it will be time for Charlie’s birthday video. In September, I will upload something for Hank’s birthday (hopefully with Wayde Powell, III stepping in to play some sweet lap steel guitar); and of course, next November we’ll do our Train Song Series again. I hope to convince Mr. Jamie Shook to join me in a train song/video then. Maybe he’s reading this, and maybe I’ll be successful in all these things, Lord willing. 🙂 Here’s the Wilburn version of “Something Got a Hold of Me.”

Original singles released on Spotify.

Original singles on YouTube.

Shepherd of My Soul (Album released in 2016).


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    chirrl whatley
    March 28, 2022 at 7:46 pm

    That was a beautiful song Katie sounds so good with Paul and her guitar playing was pretty Enjoyed video

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    March 28, 2022 at 11:00 am

    Well done!❤️

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    Gene Smith
    March 27, 2022 at 1:10 pm

    i was humming that very song this past week and singing the few words I know. What a coincidence to hear the song again today! My parents used to sing it when I was a boy.

    i know

    i know

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    Allison B
    March 27, 2022 at 12:19 pm

    A wonderful story song! Great playing and singing.
    Just yesterday on the Pressley girls channel, I watched Katie recently buying her Les Paul guitar 🙂

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    Glenda G. Page
    March 27, 2022 at 12:14 pm

    I see where Katie looks just like her Pa…beautiful youngin’ she is…you gotta be proud

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    March 27, 2022 at 8:39 am

    Paul and Katie did yourselves proud on this wonderful song! I really, really enjoyed this song and on a Sunday I have to ask “does life get any better than this?” Murray was walking through and said “ Who is that? They surely can play!” He stopped, took a gander and I told him that’s my friend in NC’s brother and daughter. He enjoyed this fine song as well. So thanks for the series. It has taken til today to realize you’re doing monthly themes. It’s colder than a well digger’s behind up here in arctic WV!!!! I just saw a polar bear and penguin. Yep, it’s cold. Stay warm and in the Spirit, y’all.

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    Larry Paul Eddings
    March 27, 2022 at 8:37 am

    Beautifully done!

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    donna sue
    March 27, 2022 at 8:12 am

    It was fun seeing Katie with her Les Paul! I know there will be many more videos in the future, and I am looking forward to them! Paul and Katie did excellent on this song! Their voices are strong together, and blend (harmonize) perfectly! And the words to this song really make you stop and think how many times you as a Christian, even, argued with that Still Small Voice, only to find out later it wasn’t yourself you were arguing with. Oh, the regrets when that truth hits you! I am so thankful for a loving and forgiving God!! I enjoyed Paul’s description to the song. He always writes very interesting ones that challenge my brain to learn more about the topics he brings up. Thank you for another great story song!!

    Donna. : )

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    Ron Stephens
    March 27, 2022 at 8:02 am

    I remember hearing that song for the first time about 50 some odd years ago. That was about the time I first realized there were folks who not only didn’t believe there is a God but were hostile to those who did. For this country boy that was a shock. Since that time I’ve seen the hostility grow. I understand it better now but I will never understand it entirely. Nor will they ever understand those who believe.

    Paul and Katy, you two did that song very well. You all make a great duet. I remember the words you changed Paul, which surprises me a bit. That happens more and more. I surprise myself with things I remember such as what LSMFT means. Then I think, ‘Why do I remember that!’

    Dogwood winter here this morning and was yesterday to. We have 4 dogwoods blooming so this cold snap is right on time.

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      March 27, 2022 at 12:44 pm

      Ron I’ve heard the song many years ago too.

      I agree hostility is growing and will get worse.

      I had to look at it for a couple seconds and it came to me. LSMFT. Lucky Strike means fine tobacco.

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        March 28, 2022 at 9:04 pm

        We 12-year old boys gave those initials a different meaning. :>

        Do you remember Speed Riggs ending his tobacco sales chant with “Sold American!”

        And, “Caaaalllliiinnng Phillip Morrissss!”

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        Melanie Emory
        March 30, 2022 at 10:17 am

        Beautiful!! This reminds me of how church was when I was growing up…..we need more of this kind of song. The harmony is beautiful ❤️❤️❤️

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    Sheryl Paul
    March 27, 2022 at 7:50 am

    As always Paul, I enjoy reading and listening to your posts. I am very happy with everyone

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