A slight departure, this, from my normal repertoire. But I sing it unaccompanied, so it must be a folk song – right?
The song was originally recorded in 1963 by George Jones, but I learned it from Elvis Costello’s country record Almost Blue. From the Elvis Costello Wiki I learn that the song was written by George Jones, Virginia Franks and Johnny Mathis. That’s Johnny “Country” Mathis, not Johnny “When a Child Is Born” Mathis, in case you’re wondering.
I’ve always been taken by the line “The judge pronounced the words the way you wanted him to do”. I suppose that would be with a strong Texas accent.
Brown To Blue