“Blue Eyes Crying in the Rain” Saturday Jam

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  1. mrsongbird

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    My pal Jim and I playing this Willie classic after school earlier this week. This one used to be in my regular song list to play when my grandparents were still around- it was fun getting back to it!


     
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    Very nice! I did keep waiting for somebody to do that low E string thing Willie does...
     
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    Beautiful song. Nice version. I feel a good song allows many people to sing it successfully. This song more than fits that criteria.
     
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    Cool! But just for the record, Willie didn't write this. It was written by Fred Rose and first recorded by Roy Acuff in 1947. I looked into this recently after hearing reference to it in a Cocaine & Rhinestones podcast episode.
     
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    Good to know! I’ll make the correction on my YT description- Thanks!
     
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    Excellent job boys. A pleasure to listen to. That one was on the first Willie album that I bought ages ago.
     
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    There's also a killer version by Hank Sr. floating around as well. Willie Nelson’s version is so natural it’s easy to believe that he wrote it.
     
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    True that! I long thought he wrote it, but recently learned otherwise.
     
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