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