Write Me Sweetheart

Both Bluegrass and Country songs are sometimes said to be synonymous with heartache and sadness. There’s even been songs written about the lonesome phenomenon related to both genres. In the country realm-David Allen Coe’s You Don’t Even Call Me By My Name comes to mind.

Mandolin Man teases Paul about the songs he writes-saying “ever last one of them is sad and depressing”. One time Paul thought he’d take a cue from David Allen Cole and write the most depressing song he could come up with-he came up with In The Lonesome Woods Tonight which turned out to be one of my all time favorite songs.

For this week’s Pickin’ & Ginnin’ In The Kitchen Spot-I’ve got a toe tapping song for you. It’s an old Roy Acuff song-Write Me Sweetheart. I guess you could say it goes against the grain of the typical sad and lonesome bluegrass tune. The words surely talk about a broken heart-but I don’t know how anyone could listen to Paul and Pap’s version and be sad. See what you think.

Did you tap your toes? I did! Outstanding flat top picking and tight harmonies-you can’t beat that.



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    March 9, 2010 at 8:45 pm

    I love the way your blog takes me out of here and into another world.

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    Chef E
    March 9, 2010 at 5:57 am

    I will be coming back here to listen some more!
    Are these on So I can just hit replay- over and over!

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    Fishing Guy
    March 7, 2010 at 10:05 am

    Tipper: What fun, the guys did a great job on the song. Paul’s song was really neat on the link. I saw David Allen Cole in person and my friend, Guy Pernetti, opened for him this year when he was in Akron. I love that song of DAC which you mentioned. “Austin” is one of my favorite Blake Shelton sad songs.

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    Nancy M.
    March 6, 2010 at 11:55 am

    That is so awesome! I love that kind of music!

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    Miss Cindy
    March 6, 2010 at 7:44 am

    Yes, I tapped my toes, great job!
    Your article for the Folk School was very good. I love to see you growing and expanding. It’s because you love what you do and you work very hard at it!
    How was the Folk School Performance? Will we get to see any of it?

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    March 5, 2010 at 2:42 pm

    I’m going to have to bring my guitar over soon (before they get to famous to let amateurs sit in their pickin’ sessions). Great job to all who participated. Pappy

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    March 5, 2010 at 9:56 am

    Sure wish I could be there for tonight’s performance. Good luck to all!!

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    March 5, 2010 at 8:39 am

    yes I am tapping my toes and no I do not feel sad and depressed.

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    March 4, 2010 at 11:37 pm

    Hi Tipper, I love country music… Brad Paisley has some great songs and lyrics. Right now, one of my fav’s is Josh Turner’s “Why Don’t We just Dance?” It’s a song about the world being in such a mess —so in order to get away from the mess, let’s just dance!!!! Great idea I think—especially when I hear what is happening in the news these days.

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    March 4, 2010 at 10:45 pm

    Oh that was a fun song!! I was tapping like crazy! Very enjoyable!!!

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    March 4, 2010 at 6:31 pm

    Of course it had my toes tapping. Wish I lived a little closer for that concert. Luck to you all!

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    Elizabeth Thomas
    March 4, 2010 at 4:05 pm

    You’re so lucky to have such a talented family and we’re so lucky that you share it with us.

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    March 4, 2010 at 3:51 pm

    i loved that .. and sure wish i were sitting there tapping along with you all.. i would love to come to the show..
    thanks for sharing.. 🙂
    big ladybug hugs

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    March 4, 2010 at 3:34 pm

    Nevermind, I looked it up. It’s about 4 1/2 hrs. Sure wish I could be there!

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    March 4, 2010 at 3:19 pm

    Toe tapping? My whole leg was tapping! tee hee
    I wish I could be there! How far from here is it anyhow?
    Good luck to you all!

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    March 4, 2010 at 2:36 pm

    Your family is so talented. Always enjoy listening to them. Good luck with the performance. Wish I was close so I could go listen. Just love your blog.

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    Eggs In My Pocket
    March 4, 2010 at 1:43 pm

    How I wish I lived close enough! Good luck! blessings,Kathleen

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    Sheila Bergeron
    March 4, 2010 at 1:39 pm

    Uh huh!-time for a little dance. As always, their music is good. Ya’ll stay warm and God Bless.

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    Eva Nell Mull WIke, Ph.D.
    March 4, 2010 at 12:36 pm

    WISH WE COULD MAKE IT! I always love a stop at the Folk School – anytime – but your program sounds GREAT! The ladies in the SHOP have sold several copies of my book – don’t know if they still have some or not!
    Enjoy this spring weather!!
    Eva Nell Mull Wike, Author
    “The Matheson Cove – In the Shadow of the Devil’s Post Office”
    Hey, I’ll bet your men folks could write a rip/roaring song about the Devil’s Post Office! That cave use to be a dandy place to build a fire, hide out from the wind and listen to ‘the dogs’ running on the trails all across the Shewbird Mountain! But girls were NOT allowed to explore the cave!

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    Wanda in Northwest Alabama
    March 4, 2010 at 11:34 am

    I would love to be there, just a little to far to drive! I have heard so much about that school but I’ve never been there. I feel a trip coming on!!

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    March 4, 2010 at 11:16 am

    Wow, that was awesome! What a good way to start the day! Good luck at your performance–I wish I lived close enough to come 🙂

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