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Tuesday
Apr132010

Wedding Bells & Pulitzer Prizes

Both are far, distant dreams of mine - but, not for 'ol Hank Williams.

Today, on the news - they announced that Hank Williams will be receiving the Pulizer Prize, posthumously.

Isn't it funny that it took us 60 years to see his genius?  In honor of 'ol Hank - I've learned a new song on the guitar - his song : "Wedding Bells".  While it's rough - that's the way Hank would've preferred it, I think.  Here's a video - in honor of Hank I chose a song for all of us who are "So Lonesome I Could Cry" -

The Lyrics to Wedding Bells:

I have the invitation that you sent me
You wanted me to see you change your name
I couldn't stand to see you wed another
But dear, I hope you're happy just the same

Wedding bells are ringing in the chapel
That should be ringing out for you and me
Down the aisle with someone else you're walking
Those wedding bells will never ring for me

I planned a little cottage in the valley
I even bought a little band of gold
I thought some day I'd place it on your finger
But now the future looks so dark and cold

Wedding bells are ringing in the chapel
I hear the children laughing out with glee
At home alone I hang my head in sorrow
Oh, wedding bells will never ring for me

I fancy that I see a bunch of roses
A blossom from an orange tree in your hair
While the organ plays 'I love you truly'
Please let me pretend that I am there

Wedding bells are ringing in the chapel
Ever since the day you set me free
I knew someday that you would wed another
But wedding bells will never ring for me

 

To learn more about Hank, and the Pulitzer Prize - check out this article from the BBC:

http://www.bbc.co.uk/worldservice/news/2010/04/100413_hank_williams_wt_sl.shtml

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