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Friday, April 26, 2013

George Jones, Sept 12, 1931 - April 26, 2013

"He stopped loving her today." - his most famous song.

I have listened to and liked the music of George Jones for over half a century.
Most of that time it was good and simple country music.

 A sample line:
"Oh the ways of the world and wants of a woman,
If I figured them all out, would take many yeeaaars."

My opinion of him went up dramatically a few years ago when he parted company with all of those wallow in blaming other people for their troubles.  His response to his drinking problem, which almost killed him on more than one occasion, was one of acceptance of responsibility.

and he sang it:

Choices  listen to it here

"I've had choices, since the day that I was born.
There were voices, that told me right from wrong.
If I had listened, no I wouldn't be here today.
Living and dying with the choices I've made."

1 comment:

  1. “Me and the bottle have always been friends, we've had a few old nasty fights but the bottle would always win, so when I go to answer that final curtain call, I can hear these words being whispered by all... Ol' George stopped drinking today.”
    ― George Jones