A friend of Buffalo Tom, Crown Victoria, and a big-hearted music fan, Mark Morris lost his father this past week to congestive heart failure. Richard Morris was 73 years old. One of Richard's favorite songs was Hank Williams' "I'm So Lonesome I Could Cry." This has been a standard in our own family as well, ever since my mother brought home the Elvis 8-track of Aloha From Hawaii -- Via Satellite, which is the first time I remember ever hearing the song. No one sings it more plaintively than my brother, Paul. It has become one of his signatures (which can actually get a little depressing for Christmas, but what are you gonna do?) So on this request for Mark, I asked Paul to join me in a duet. He sings lead on the second and fourth verses, the harmony on the ones I sing. Paul also plays the guitar solo.
Paul came over, sang, played, saw his sister in-law, niece and nephew, had some baked ziti and hit the road. It was a nice midweek visit.
If you are getting a lot of enjoyment from this weekly exercise, I think this would be a good opportunity for you to make a donation for the COtW project -- if you have not already done so -- in the memory of Richard Morris. Mark suggested the Lustgarten Foundation for Pancreatic Cancer, as his mother, brother, and two maternal uncles lost their lives to pancreatic cancer.
In light of Mark being a Red Sox fan as well, we ask that your prayers include a humble request that the hometown Stockings find their way again. That's from me.
I am hopeful that getting this one in mid-week pushes me back on track; I was adding a day or two each week before posting these and I might have even lapped and lost a week in their somewhere.
I'm So Lonesome I Could Cry mp3
Did you ever see a robin weep when leaves began to die?