This song will ever be linked to the tragic, sudden death of singer Patsy Cline; who died in a plane crash one month after her version was released back in 1963. Written by Don Gibson, it has proven to stand the test of time and is a much loved and much recorded country song.
I find the melody utterly beautiful and haunting. It is a delight to sing this song and it is a great song, from a Parkinson’s perspective, for singing it requires that you hold long notes and have good breathing control. This is all helpful for developing skills at preventing choking episodes, that Parkinson’s causes.
This is one of those songs that could be released in any modern era and it would still fit beautifully. Please take a look at my music video, at the following link: