On A Cold And Stormy Night ….. Part Two!!!!

So, yesterday, I posted two sad songs, which were pop.  Today, we’ll do country.

Country is different, in that every other country song (real country, not today’s pop, pretending to be country) is a tear jerker. 

Yesterday, Kim linked to a couple of sad country songs, but, to me, because I play and sing them often, I don’t consider them in this manner. 

I’ll explain.  “Blue eyes crying in the rain” is part of my repertoire when singing around a campfire.  “Seven Spanish Angels” was one of my cousin’s.  Apparently, my  cousin did a better job on his songs, than I did on mine.  People would hear us singing to “Seven Spanish Angels”, and, apparently, like it.  Unfortunately, this would cause people to want us to play and sing this song at funerals.  It’s not a good song for such.  True, it is a morose, and sad song.  But, that’s not what should be sung at a funeral.

Recently, we sent off another loved one to eternity.  Yes, there were tears.  We’re going to miss her for a little bit.  We sang hymns.  “Amazing Grace” was one, which was beautiful.  The reason why songs such as “Amazing Grace” is so much more appropriate when laying someone to rest is because it offers hope for the future.  We’re not done when we die, we’re just moving to a different place.  And that different place is eternity.  I didn’t lose my aunt.  She’s just gone from me for a minute or two.  I’ll see her on the other side. 

One of the best things to ever do for a loved one is confess your love for Christ.  The thing is, you really have to get right by God in order to make your loved ones believe that you believe.  But, if you do, and you get right with God, and your loved ones believe you got right with God, then there’s no better gift you can leave them when you leave this earth.  It gives them hope.  And from hope one gets strength. 

So, that’s why I’m not going to post “Blue Eyes Crying” or “Seven Spanish Angels”.  But, I think these are sadder anyway. 


I would have posted Garth’s “Beaches of Cheyenne”, but, his metro-sexuality doesn’t allow for such exposure, clicks, or links.  This $hit ain’t right!!!  (another Willie tune) ……

But, I found one sadder than Garth’s “Beaches”!


What say you?

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11 Responses to On A Cold And Stormy Night ….. Part Two!!!!

  1. Send Al to the Pole says:

    At my mom’s funeral in early 2012, I sang “In the garden” very quietly. I changed it a little bit, to be as below. I wanted to create the quiet ambiance of this walk, and this was a song my father used to sing, and she idolized him.

    I come to the garden alone,
    While the dew is still on the roses,
    And the voice I hear falling on my ear
    The Son of God discloses.
    And He walks with me, and He talks with me,
    And He tells me I am His own;
    And the joy we share as we tarry there,
    None other has ever known.
    He speaks, and the sound of His voice
    Is so sweet the birds hush their singing,
    And the melody that He gave to me
    Within my heart is ringing.
    I’d stay in the garden with Him,
    Though the night around me be falling,
    But He bids me go; through the voice of woe
    His voice to me is calling.
    And He walks with me, and He talks with me,
    And He tells me I am His own;
    And the joy we share as we tarry there,
    None other has ever known.
    None other has ever known.

  2. DirkH says:

    I find the beats on this a little annoying, but the girls are great.

  3. JP says:

    Well said brother… And, I think one of the saddest country singers ever was Vern Gosdin http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OEq30uJYQ_E

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