The Pressly Girls Sing about the Past

The Pressley Girls

This summer The Pressley Girls have learned the song “Just a Touch of the Past.” They grew up hearing Pap and Paul singing the song. I’m not sure what made them decide to do the song themselves, but its a dandy song so I’m glad they did.

I hope you enjoyed the song as much as I do—it really pulls at my heartstrings. In fact I like it so much that I wrote several posts about the song last fall. If you missed them you can check them out at the links below.


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    Amanda Burts
    August 24, 2020 at 12:43 pm

    Very nice!

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    Ed Ammons
    August 23, 2020 at 3:30 pm

    Now that is sister harmony like I like to hear it!!

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    betty stephenson
    August 23, 2020 at 2:37 pm

    awesome job thanks girls beautiful job

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    aw griff
    August 23, 2020 at 12:37 pm

    Good job girls!!! Touched my heart strings and I ended up singing In The Sweet By And By.

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    Ken Roper
    August 23, 2020 at 11:19 am

    That song is my Favorite, moreso than when Paul and Pap did it. I Love that song and Chitter and Chatter done Great. Me and Harold use to do “Oh I Love God’s Way of living” and a Cluster of others. We use to sing, “my Lord Keeps a Record”. We didn’t have Music to Sing with, but at Hewitt’s Baptist, over in the Nantahala Gorge, right before You get to the Quarry, one night The Hampton Branch Quartet played for us. They sounded like The Chuck Wagon Bunch when they Sung. …Ken

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    Mary Anne Johnson
    August 23, 2020 at 11:08 am

    Sweetest songbirds ever.
    I so enjoyed that song.and it sure made for joy on my Sunday mornin.

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    Jan Arthur
    August 23, 2020 at 10:19 am

    I know you have to be so proud of these two girls! That was beautifully sung and played! Thanks for the Sunday treat.❤️

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    Carolyn Anderson
    August 23, 2020 at 9:30 am

    I enjoyed your singing so much. Great song. Such talent.

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    gayle larson
    August 23, 2020 at 8:55 am

    Great as usual.

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    Margie Goldstein
    August 23, 2020 at 7:56 am

    Chitter and Chatter are REALLY talented and together sing like doves! Chatter also plays guitar very well! She and I are rocking the same hair style- the bandana. I wear mine to keep hair out of my face, eyes and food. Thanks for the SUNDAY treat! I always look forward to Brasstown’s best musicians! God bless all!

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    Ron Stephens
    August 23, 2020 at 7:45 am

    We must have had something in our childhood that we never knew we had until it was long gone, then found it could not be reclaimed. Maybe it was innocence; the closest we ever came to the Garden of Eden. Maybe it is coming full circle, the ‘once a man, twice a child’ idea. Anyway, I think it must be common to the human condition world over and world without end. Certainly there have been many songs about it, including “The Old Country Church on the Hill”. It has a grip on us that gets stronger with time as more things change.

    The song fits me this morning. I would like to go back ….

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    Miss Cindy
    August 23, 2020 at 6:36 am

    Good job, it’s a nice song!

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