Appalachia Music

Faded Love

Faded Love

Faded Love is one of the most famous western swing fiddle tunes in the history of country music. The song was written by Bob Wills, his father, and his brother.

Bob based the melody on an old fiddle tune that his father taught him. In 1950 Bob Wills and his band, The Texas Playboys, had a major hit with Faded Love. Patsy Cline, Dottie West, Ray Price, and Willie Nelson have also produced successful versions of the song in the years since it was first written.

A few months ago, Chitter began learning to play Faded Love and while she sawed on the fiddle, Chatter decided she might as well sing along.

I hope you enjoyed the song!



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    Tim Mc
    February 18, 2013 at 6:38 am

    Mighty fine job, this song was a regular when my wife’s family got together for family reunions and just jam sessions.. It’s one of those songs you just don’t get tired of hearing..

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    February 18, 2013 at 6:18 am

    Jackie go here: and look down the page for Faded Love. The Pressley Girls now have their own youtube channel : )
    Blind Pig The Acorn
    Celebrating and Preserving the
    Culture of Appalachia

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    February 17, 2013 at 8:32 pm

    I can’t get the song to play. Maybe you can give me the youtube link like you did recently. Thanks.

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    February 17, 2013 at 5:05 pm

    A lovely presentation to say the least. The girls are so talented and while the family performs, it sends out a family together; a perfect memory for the girls. Thanks for sharing!

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    February 17, 2013 at 4:35 pm

    Chitter and Chatter and the entire
    Blind Pig Gang always seem to maintain that beautiful beat. On
    your Playlist, #49 is probably
    still one of my Favorites: Just A
    Touch of the Past.
    One time my oldest daughter called
    and I had that song turned down.
    She listened awhile and said “that
    song in the background reminds me
    of coming home.” Sometimes a nice
    song can bring those wonderful

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    Ethelene Dyer Jones
    February 17, 2013 at 1:25 pm

    I wanted to remember the words of “Faded Love,” so I went online and found (and copied!) the lyrics. Chatter played the fiddle well on this song, and Chatter sang it with much expression and beauty. And the accompaniment from “Pap” Jerry and Paul Wilson was the perfect setting for a wonderful Sunday afternoon experience. It had been a long time since I’d heard the song. I was glad to hear it so well-performed by the Blind Pig Gang! It was a good way to end out the “Week of Love,” and makes me a bit nostalgic for everything we’ve remembered during this week and the memories that have been stirred! But again, we Appalachian people tend quite a bit toward the nostalgic anyway–and so it all has worked together to make this a fine week to remember our love for one another and how it is furthered from one generation to another! And music and words are such an important part of that transmission! Thank you!

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    February 17, 2013 at 12:35 pm

    Awesome job, girls! Love, love, loved it!! Thanks sooo much. Oh yeah…the guys weren’t too shabby either! ;.D

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    February 17, 2013 at 12:11 pm

    Good job. The girls just keep getting better and better.

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    Sue Crane
    February 17, 2013 at 11:54 am

    good job — good song! Have a blessed Sunday…

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    February 17, 2013 at 11:01 am

    good job girls—you should be able to make it in the big world of music if that be your wish…

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    February 17, 2013 at 9:50 am

    Ripey-YES you are right : ) I went back and corrected his name. Sorry about my typo : ) But I’m thrilled to know you enjoy the Blind Pig!!

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    Bill Burnett
    February 17, 2013 at 9:30 am

    Encore. Encore! Great Job on one of my favorite Bob Wills hits. All they need now is for Chatter to take up the fiddle also so they could have the great double fiddle harmony that Bob Wills and his Texas Playboys made their signature sound.

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    Miss Cindy
    February 17, 2013 at 8:47 am

    That’s beautiful, the Pressley Girls just keep getting better….and prettier……and sweeter!

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    Eva Nell Mull, Ph.D.
    February 17, 2013 at 8:07 am

    Tipper: When can we schedule a performance of “Faded Love” at the Bluebird Cafe on Hillsboro Road in Nashville? Chatter has got that song down pat and sounds as good or BETTER than lots of folks I have heard sing at the Bluebird! The Cafe is a small place where ‘producers’ come on Sunday nights to listen to ‘would be stars’ perform! It is a nice place to just sit and listen while you make predictions about the performer.
    Our evening with Don Byers was unforgettable!
    Eva Nell

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    Ripey Bradshaw
    February 17, 2013 at 7:44 am

    Tipper, isn’t the name supposed to be “Bob WILLS” instead of Bob Willis? Seems I remember the Texas Playboys, a few years ago.
    Just wonderin’.
    I sure enjoy “The Blind Pig..” emails. I’ve a bunch of them I need to sort out!!

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    February 17, 2013 at 7:35 am

    Wow! I love this song and the girls did a wonderful job. They are so talented. I know you are so proud of them. Thanks for sharing their beautiful music with us!

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    Basel Hildreth
    February 17, 2013 at 6:24 am

    That was a great job on a great song. I really enjoyed hearing it again. Thanks for posting it.

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    February 17, 2013 at 6:07 am

    Creative people have a presence different from others. Your daughters have that! I have loved that song since a boy. It is sad I think but, it was always a masterpiece. I now relate to that song so poignantly but not in the sense of a faded love but rather of great memories from yesterday. It was beautiful Tipper.

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