Oh Sweet Lorraine; Sometimes Love gives us a fairytale

Every once in a while, in the middle of an ordinary life, Love gives us a fairytale.

Every once in a while, in the middle of an ordinary life, Love gives us a fairytale.

Whoever said love stories that bring a smile to the lips and make one swoon don’t happen any more? They do! Not just in movies but in reality too!

Today I chanced upon a love ode by a 96-year man living in Illinois while browsing through the net.  Every time I hear the song, it brings fresh tears to my eyes; it is the sheer beauty and the emotions, which the song conveys.

Fred Stobaugh penned these lyrics for his wife of 72 years.  The simple heart-warming song, ‘Sweet Lorraine’ has tugged the heartstrings of millions across the world. Who would have thought, that verses penned as a remembrance of wonderful decades spent together would be heard across the globe? No wonder it is said that music means so much to so many people.

Written as an ode to his just departed wife, this song is now available on iTunes and guess what, the song has made Stobaugh the oldest person to land a Billboard Hot 100 single!

The simple lyrics that were sent as a contest entry and later turned into a song go as follows…

Oh Sweet Lorraine

I wish we could do

The good times

All over again

Oh sweet Lorraine

Life only goes around

Once

But never again

Oh sweet Lorraine

I wish we could do

All the good times all over

Again

My memories will always

Linger on

Oh sweet Lorraine

The memories will

Always linger on

It was to this simple verse that music was set to by Jacob Colgan of Green Shoe Studio (all free of cost! What an amazing act of generosity and kindness).

The music and the verses obviously connected, since the song has topped the charts and even displaced established singers!

This beautiful love ode of a husband to his wife of over seven decades is available on iTunes.

Listen in to the song here….

The song Sweet Lorraine has made my day so wonderful today. I hope all who drop by at this page, have an equally delightful day. Listen in; the song makes one believe once again in romance, marriage, love and all things beautiful.

Every once in a while, in the middle of an ordinary life, Love gives us a fairytale.

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3 Responses to Oh Sweet Lorraine; Sometimes Love gives us a fairytale

  1. Pingback: Oh, Sweet Lorraine {A great feel good story} | Greatpoetrymhf's Weblog

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