Charles Ray Jones

Charles Ray Jones

BandCountrySinger/Songwriter

I'm a songwriter and love country music!

Biography

Charles Ray Jones was born in Mt Pleasant, Texas in 1941. He came to Lodi, California with his family when they were searching for work right after the war was over in 1946.
He was diagnosed with polio when he was 9 years old and although he survived that, was told he could never do anything strenuous. During that time, he learned how to play the guitar, played football in high school and played with a band where he and a friend wrote songs to play on the road.
The band, called “The Fretts” was picked up by K-Joy Studios in Stockton, California. The song was called, “Rockin’ Baby” and co-written by Charles Jones. It was recorded in Monterey by Pat Patterson Enterprises on a Blue Moon label, subsidized by Decca Records. They went on the road and played it on television in 1958 on channel 13 in Sacramento, California ; and channel 6 for San Jose Bandstand in San Jose, California. They made and sold 50,000 records in a short period of time. It was on the number one charts for six weeks in the local area. It was a rock and roll song. He played on the same stage as Chuck Berry at Riverbank Club House in Riverbank, California and Del Reeves in Sacramento and recorded in the same studio as Fats Domino. Johnny Rivers borrowed his guitar in Riverbank, California to play with Chuck Berry. They were scheduled to play on the same stage, but Johnny Rivers broke the string on his guitar and didn’t have a string to replace it, so Charlie didn’t play, but his cousin, Jackie Cox did. James Burton also spent the night one night on his way to Los Angeles to do a session with Ricky Nelson.
Charles Jones, only 17 at the time, was not on the label because of his age. Pat Patterson offered to cut him by himself on a country label with the Dell Reys, but he refused because at that time, his feeling was that rock and roll was taking over and that’s what he wanted to do. The band broke up when the band members started getting married.
Later he realized that he had country roots persuaded by rock and roll. Also, gospel has a favorite place in his heart, being raised by a Christian mother. Now, he’s back writing songs again!
His inspiration was his cousin, Jackie, where they played in church as well as for parties. His favorite artists were and are: Willie Nelson; Buck Owens; Johnny Cash; Chuck Berry; Vince Gill; George Strait; Clint Black; Fats Domino; Elvis Presley; Brooke Benton and many more.

Lyrics

Someone Like You

Written By: Charles Ray Jones

SOMEONE LIKE YOU (By Charles Ray Jones) 10/25/2007
Original CD done in G; demo from studio done in different chord

(G) INTRO
I WANT TO LIVE MY LIFE BEING HAPPY.
I WANT TO LAUGH WHEN EACH DAY IS THROUGH (D)

(D7) I WANT LOVE WITH ALL MY SENSES
I WANT TO DO IT WITH SOMEONE LIKE YOU (G)

(G) SOMEONE LIKE YOU WHO LOVES ME
(G7) SOMEONE I KNOW WILL BE TRUE (C-Am)

(D) SOMEONE THAT I CAN COUNT ON
WHEN TROUBLE COMES SNEEKING THROUGH (G)

(G) I WANT TO LIVE LIFE WITH MEMORIES
I WANT TO LAUGH WHEN EACH DAY IS THROUGH (C-Am)

(D) I WANT TO LOVE WITH ALL OF MY HEART AND SOUL
I WANT TO (D7) DO IT WITH SOMEONE LIKE YOU (G)

LEAD (G)
(A)
FOREVER MY WORD I GIVE YOU
THAT I WILL ALWAYS BE TRUE (E)
(E)
I WANT TO LIVE, LOVE AND LAUGH FOREVER
I WANT TO DO IT WITH SOMEONE LIKE YOU (A)

(A)
SOMEONE LIKE YOU WHO LOVES ME
SOMEONE I KNOW WILL BE TRUE (D)

(E)
SOMEONE THAT I CAN COUNT ON
THAT SOMEONE THAT I KNOW IS YOU (A)
(D) I WANT TO LIVE, LOVE AND LAUGH FOREVER
I WANT TO DO IT WITH SOMEONE LIKE YOU (A)

(E) (SLOWER) REPEAT
I WANT TO LIVE, LOVE AND LAUGH FOREVER
I WANT TO DO IT WITH SOMEONE LIKE YOU (A)

This Book I Call Love

Written By: Charles Ray Jones

A BOOK THAT I CALL LOVE
By Charles Ray Jones – 11/2008
“UP BEAT” INTRO (D7)
(G) (D) (D7)
WELL YOU KNOW I’M NOT PERFECT AND I DON’T CLAIM TO BE, BUT I GOT SOME IDEA HOW
(G)
TO FIX IT YOU’LL SEE
(G) (C7) (C) (Dm) (D)
SO I WROTE IT DOWN ON PAPER IN A BOOK I CALL LOVE, AND I MADE MY PEACE IN HEAVEN
(D7)
WITH THE MAN UP ABOVE
(G) (D) (D7) (G)
IN CHAPTER ONE I PROMISE IF I SHOULD LIE, I’LL LIE IN YOUR ARMS UNTIL THE DAY THAT I DIE
(G) (C7) (C) (Dm) (D) (D7)
AND IF I SHOULD STEAL, I’LL STEAL FROM YOUR LOVE, AND I WROTE IT DOWN ON PAPER IN A
(G)
BOOK THAT I CALL LOVE

CHORUS:
(G) (D) (D7) (G)
THIS BOOK I CALL LOVE, I FREELY GIVE TO YOU, I STAND BY EVERY WORD IT SAYS I WILL DO
(G7) (C) (Dm) (D) (D7)
EVERY DAY I’LL READ IT THROUGH AND THROUGH, THIS BOOK I CALL LOVE THAT I WROTE
(G)
FOR YOU

“FULL LEAD” (Then Bridge TO “A”)

(A) (E)
IN CHAPTER TWO I PROMISE IF I SHOULD CHEAT, I’LL CHEAT ONLY DEATH ‘TILL MY MAKER I
(A)
MEET
(A) (D) (E)
AND IF I AM TEMPTED BY THE BOTTLE, MY LOVE I’LL READ FROM THE CHAPTERS IN THE
(A)
BOOK THAT I CALL LOVE

CHORUS:
(A) (E) (A)
THIS BOOK I CALL LOVE I FREELY GIVE TO YOU, I STAND BY EVERY WORD IT SAYS I WILL DO
(D) (E)
EVERY DAY I’LL READ IT THROUGH AND THROUGH THIS BOOK I CALL LOVE THAT I

(A)
WROTE FOR YOU

(A) (E)
YEAH, I KNOW THAT I’M NOT PERFECT AND I DON’T CLAIM TO BE, BUT I GOT SOME IDEA
(A)
HOW TO FIX IT YOU’LL SEE
(A) (D) (E)
SO I WROTE IT DOWN ON PAPER IN A BOOK I CALL LOVE, AND I SIGNED IT WITH A KISS FROM
(A)
ME…. WITH LOVE
(E) (A)
AND I SIGNED IT WITH A KISS FROM ME…. MY LOVE…..

It's All About Love

Written By: Charles Ray Jones

IT’S ALL ABOUT LOVE
By: Charles Ray Jones 1/23/2009
(G) (D) (D7) (G)
WHEN YOU FIRST SAY HELLO MY FRIEND AND THE WORDS OF FRIENDSHIP BEGIN
(C) (D) (D7)
YOU NEVER KNOW WHEN FRIENDSHIPS WILL END CAUSE IT’S ALL ABOUT LOVE IN THE END

CHORUS:
(G) (C) (D) (Dm) (G)
IT’S ALL ABOUT LOVE MY FRIEND THAT’S WHERE FRIENDSHIPS NEVER END
(G) (G7) (C)
TILL DEATH DO WE PART WHEN LOVE TAKES YOUR HEART
(D) (D7) (G)
IT’S ALL ABOUT LOVE IN THE END

(G) (D) (D7) (D7) (G)
HOW DO WE KNOW WHEN LOVE BEGINS CAUSE LOVE AND FRIENDSHIPS NEVER END
(G) (G7) (C)
THEY SEEM TO BE THE SAME BUT LOVE IS THE GAME
(D) (D7) (G)
IT’S ALL ABOUT LOVE IN THE END

CHORUS~~~~THEN LEAD~~~~
(G) (D) (D7) (D7) (G)
NOW TRUE LOVE WILL NEVER EVER END AND LOVE ALWAYS STARTS WITH A FRIEND
(G) (G7) (C)
THEY TRULY SEEM THE SAME BUT LOVE IS THE GAME
(D) (D7) (G)
IT’S ALL ABOUT LOVE IN THE END

CHORUS
(G) (D) (D7) (G)
NOW THERE’S A GAME LOVERS SOMETIMES PLAY IT STARTS WITH FRIENDSHIP THEY SAY
(G) (G7) (C)
YOU’LL KNOW WHEN IT’S LOVE IT COMES FROM ABOVE
(D) (D7) (G)
IT’S ALL ABOUT LOVE IN THE END

CHORUS~~AND END WITH REPEAT HERE
(D) (D7) (G)
IT’S ALL ABOUT LOVE IN THE END…….

This Old Guitar

Written By: Charles Ray Jones

THIS OLD GUITAR By: Charles Ray Jones
(G) –C – F –A D-DM – C7
CHORUS:
THIS OLD GUITAR IS MY FRIEND, FROM BEGINNING TO THE END
IT’S ONE REASON THAT I’M HANGIN’ ON, IT TAKES ME BACK TO A TIME
WHEN I WAS IN MY PRIME, AND HAPPINESS SO EASY TO FIND

TIME GOES BY, AS YOU KNOW, SEEMS LIKE A LONG TIME AGO
LOOKIN’ BACK, IT WAS ONLY YESTERDAY
SINGS A SONG TO ME (DM), OF HOW IT USED TO BE
TAKES ME BACK TO A PLACE I ONCE KNEW

CHORD LEAD

CHORUS:
THIS OLD GUITAR IS MY FRIEND, FROM BEGINNING TO THE END
IT’S ONE REASON THAT I’M HANGIN’ ON, IT TAKES ME BACK TO A TIME
WHEN I WAS IN MY PRIME, AND HAPPINESS SO EASY TO FIND

ALTHOUGH I’M NOT A STAR, I STILL PLAY MY OLD GUITAR
REMEMBERING FRIENDS THAT I ONCE KNEW
WONDERING WHERE THEY ARE (DM), IF THEY’RE PLAYING THEIR GUITAR
(A) I REALLY HOPE THEY STILL DO

SO KEEP PLAYIN’ YOUR GUITAR, YOU DON’T HAVE TO BE A STAR
IT’S JUST SOMETHING YOU CAN HOLD ON TO

THIS OLD GUITAR IS MY FRIEND, FROM BEGINNING TO THE END
TAKES ME BACK…TO A PLACE I ONCE KNEW

TAKES ME BACK TO A PLACE I ONCE KNEW….

Someone Like You

Written By: Charles Ray Jones

SOMEONE LIKE YOU (By Charles Ray Jones) 10/25/2007
Original CD done in G; demo from studio done in different chord

(G) INTRO
I WANT TO LIVE MY LIFE BEING HAPPY.
I WANT TO LAUGH WHEN EACH DAY IS THROUGH (D)

(D7) I WANT LOVE WITH ALL MY SENSES
I WANT TO DO IT WITH SOMEONE LIKE YOU (G)

(G) SOMEONE LIKE YOU WHO LOVES ME
(G7) SOMEONE I KNOW WILL BE TRUE (C-Am)

(D) SOMEONE THAT I CAN COUNT ON
WHEN TROUBLE COMES SNEEKING THROUGH (G)

(G) I WANT TO LIVE LIFE WITH MEMORIES
I WANT TO LAUGH WHEN EACH DAY IS THROUGH (C-Am)

(D) I WANT TO LOVE WITH ALL OF MY HEART AND SOUL
I WANT TO (D7) DO IT WITH SOMEONE LIKE YOU (G)

LEAD (G)
(A)
FOREVER MY WORD I GIVE YOU
THAT I WILL ALWAYS BE TRUE (E)
(E)
I WANT TO LIVE, LOVE AND LAUGH FOREVER
I WANT TO DO IT WITH SOMEONE LIKE YOU (A)

(A)
SOMEONE LIKE YOU WHO LOVES ME
SOMEONE I KNOW WILL BE TRUE (D)

(E)
SOMEONE THAT I CAN COUNT ON
THAT SOMEONE THAT I KNOW IS YOU (A)
(D) I WANT TO LIVE, LOVE AND LAUGH FOREVER
I WANT TO DO IT WITH SOMEONE LIKE YOU (A)

(E) (SLOWER) REPEAT
I WANT TO LIVE, LOVE AND LAUGH FOREVER
I WANT TO DO IT WITH SOMEONE LIKE YOU

Set List

Someone Like You
This Book I Call Love
Two Peas in a Pod
This Old Guitar
It's All About Love