Strix the harbinger
guards the exit gate, quizzing all
Who will pass this night?

Saturday, January 29, 2011

Tennessee Waltz

This is for Margadant's youth. And for Aunt Dorothy, who has followed my blog from almost day one and now well into her 8th decade has upgraded to high-speed internet and can finally listen to the tunes. Jim probably remembers the Patti Page version. I've listened to them both. No contest - Patsy wins. As for The Blue Skirt Waltz, there is no good version. I to recall a decent cut by Hank Thompson, which seems to have vanished in time. Frankie Yankovic had it out in the fifties, but I have to maintain a few minimal standards.

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