Tennessee Waltz

August 6, 2003  Henry Redd Stewart, a country songwriter who wrote Tennessee Waltz dies at aged 82. (via vh1.com)**


I’m digging these shirts my cousin sent me. Hey Janice, they might get lost in the mail on the way back to you! 🙂

Tennessee Waltz is another great song I know from the Hank Williams collection and Eva Cassidy did a version I love. I especially love this song because in 6 lines you get the whole story!

I was dancin’ with my darlin’
To the Tennessee Waltz
When an old friend I happened to see
I introduced her to my loved one
And while they were dancin’
My friend stole my sweetheart from me

Luckily, I don’t think any of my friends know how to waltz!  Neither does my wife so I think I’m good.

My mom tried to teach me to waltz when I was young and I got so bored counting 1-2-3 -1-2-3-1-2-3 by the fourth 1-2-3 I was gone. Sorry, Joan. My mom could really cut a rug. She and my dad had their Lindy thing together. My Aunt Fran and Uncle John can do their Lindy thing. Nobody ever comes up to me on the bandstand and asks for a Lindy.  I’m not so sure I even know what a Lindy is. Ok, it’s time to stop saying Lindy.

** oops, turns out, upon fact checking the details of Henry Redd Stewart’s life, that he actually died on August 2nd, and he was 80 years old.  Curse you, VH1!  Oh well, this song is for him anyway, even if I am a couple days off….


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