Eddy Raven performs “Thank God For Kids” Live On Larry’s Country Diner.

The song was the side b of The Curse Of A Woman, only released on single. It would not be included until 1984 on the album of the same name, Thank God For Kids (MCA 1984).

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Thank God For Kids:

Lp cover Eddy Raven ( MCA 1984 )
Lp cover Eddy Raven ( MCA 1984 )

A song written and recorded by Eddy Raven for the ABC Dot label, it was recorded in June 1976 at Woodland Sound Studio, 1011 Woodland St., Nashville, TN, with the production of Don Gant being released on July 19, 1976. The song was the side b of The Curse Of A Woman, only released on single.

It would not be included until 1984 on the album of the same name, Thank God For Kids (MCA 1984).

The Oak Ridge Boys, recorded in 1982 for their Christmas album, Christmas (MCA 1982), the song was released in November 1982, and was the most successful version, reached the number # 3 on the lists of U.S. Hot Country Singles and number # 24 on the Canadian RPM Country Tracks charts.

Single cover Oak Ridge Boys ( MCA 1982 )
Single cover Oak Ridge Boys ( MCA 1982 )

 

Versions:

The Oak Ridge Boys 1982 (MCA)
J.D. Sumner 1984 (Skylite)
Tommy Cash 1996 (Country Crazy Records)
Kenny Chesney 2003 (BNA Records Label)

Eddy Raven – Thank God For Kids Lyrics

If it weren’t for kids have you ever thought there wouldn’t be no santa claus and look what the stork just brought thank god for kids and we’d all live in a quiet house without big bird or mickey mouse and kool aid on the couch thank god for kids
Thank god for kids, there’s magic for a while a special kind of sunshine in a smile do you ever stop to think or wonder why the nearest thing to heaven is a child
Daddy, how does this thing fly?
A hundred other wheres and whys
You really don’t know but you try thank god for kids
When you look down in those trusting eyes that look to you, you realize
There’s a love that you can’t buy
Thank god for kids
When you get down on your knees tonight to thank the lord for his guiding light and pray they turn out rignt thank god for kids

Single Eddy Raven ( ABC Dot 1976 )
Single Eddy Raven ( ABC Dot 1976 )

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