A SAD SONG
By Desmond Kelly ‘the Star of eLanka’
Just as there are “drinking songs”, cheating songs, “truck-driving & happy songs” in Country music, there are also some very “sad songs”, still, beautifully written, recorded, & sung by some.of the greatest voices of the.genre such as Gene Watson and Vince Gill. This song was actually recorded by both. The author of this song, chords & lyrics was Harlan Howard and is available for your listening pleasure on You-Tube. The “title”says it all
“LET ME BE THE FIRST TO GO”.
“LORD, I’VE NEVER ASKED FOR ANY FAVOURS
AND, I’M NOT TOO DESERVING, THAT, I KNOW
BUT WHEN IT’S PARTING TIME FOR ME & “BABY”
PLEASE LET ME BE THE FIRST TO GO.
DON’T TAKE THE HEART OUT OF OUR FAMILY
ME & THE KIDS WOULD MISS HER SO
I DON’T THINK I COULD LIVE ONE DAY WITHOUT HER
SO, LET ME BE THE FIRST TO GO
THIS HAPPY HOME WE SHARE, IS HER CREATION
IT’S WARM & CHEERFUL, FROM HER HAPPY GLOW
SHE HAS SO MUCH MORE LOVE TO GIVE, THAN I DO
SO, LET ME THE FIRST TO GO
PLEASE, LET ME BE THE FIRST TO GO”
While the lyrics are sad.and meaningful, the tune is melodic and unforgettable. Pure Country Music”
Star of eLanka.