DEAR SUN SPOTS: I am writing because of the letters that I saw in Sun Spots (April 10 and 29, and May 15) from the person in Gray looking for the words to the song titled “Still.”

I’m not sure of the words, but I believe that this song was sung by “Whispering” Bill Anderson. I remember hearing him sing it on the “Porter Wagner Show” back in the late 1960s or early 1970s. It was a very popular country song.

I hope that this information will help this person from Gray. — Phil via email

ANSWER: You are not the only one who thought of “Whispering” Bill.

DEAR SUN SPOTS: I see that No Name from Gray was looking for words to certain songs. I also noted that you asked No Name about a song titled “Still.”

The only song with this title that I can recall is from “Whispering” Bill Anderson and was back in the late 1960s to early ’70s, I believe. I cannot recall all the lyrics, but some of them are “Still, after all this time, still you’re still on my mind. I love you still.”

Mr. Anderson was called “Whispering” Bill because of his very soft, whisper-like voice. He truly was a delight to listen to. Hope this helps you find the song for No Name. — Charlotte Blier, Auburn, [email protected]

ANSWER: Sun Spots checked with the mostly knowing Internet and discovered that Anderson not only sang but wrote that song. Charlotte was correct about the chorus words; however, it turns out that’s not the song No Name seeks. As Sun Spots has noted, there is more than one by that title.

DEAR SUN SPOTS: As you suggested in your answer to my April 10 question regarding sheet music, I wrote to Bagaduce Music Lending Library in Blue Hill. Enclosed is the information they sent back.

For all the songs I wanted the words to, they only lend the sheet music, and it would cost $30.55 just to borrow. (You have to join the library first.) That’s very expensive.

They said that “Still” could be by Richie or by Anderson or by Yeston. Richie is the only I have ever heard of. The others I don’t recognize.

The words I remember  are “Morning’s just a moment away, and I am without you once again. You said you never needed me. I wonder if you need me now.”

Thank you so much for all you do. — No Name, Gray

ANSWER: With the lyrics you provided, Sun Spots turned up the following words by Lionel Richie. She is sorry she sent you on a wild goose chase for sheet music when you only wanted the words. She should have figured out that’s what you meant, as one reader did (her letter follows).

Lady, morning’s just a moment away

And I’m without you once again

You laughed at me

You said you never needed me

I wonder if you need me now

[Chorus]

So many dreams that flew away

So many words we didn’t say

Two people lost in a storm

Where did we go?

Where’d we go?

We lost what we both had found

You know we let each other down

But then most of all

I do love you

Still!

[Chorus]

We played the games that people play

We made our mistakes along the way

Somehow I know deep in my heart

You needed me

’cause I needed you so desperately!

We were too blind to see

But then most of all

I do love you

Still!

DEAR SUN SPOTS: In response to No Name, Gray, who wanted the words to “I Believe” and “Till the End of Time” that I provided, I am a she and my phone number is 966-3065. — Beverly Spofford, Hebron

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