Sunday Morning Coming Down

The thing about taking a hiatus, as I did recently, is that stuff still happens.

And much as I tried to take Alyson’s advice to resist the temptation to read other blogs whilst I was “resting up”, I couldn’t, and so it was that I found out that the “Gentle Giant” of country music, Don Williams had died.

He’s probably best known for this coming-of-age tale:

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Don Williams – I Recall a Gypsy Woman

But there were many other wonderful songs in his back catalogue, one of which has featured here before, so I’ll skip that one and play a couple more:

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Don Williams – Amanda

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Don Williams – I’m Just a Country Boy

And this, covered by Eric Clapton back in 1978 (and listening to it, you can hear why he would):

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Don Williams – Tulsa Time

Some of those lyrics are pure poetry. He may not have written them all, but he sure had an ear for a good rhyme and a tune.

He’ll be much missed round these parts.

More soon.

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Sunday Morning Coming Down

Morning!

Today, another record by an artist who was very much a staple of my youth, in that my Dad owned a couple of his albums and they got played regularly.

Don Williams always seemed to be a laid back cowboy to me, his lugubrious drawl and spectacular sideburns a cool combination.

This is a little schmaltzy maybe, but it is rather great:

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Don Williams – You’re My Best Friend

More soon.