Mudcat Café message #3492166 The Mudcat Café TM
Thread #89776   Message #3492166
Posted By: GUEST,Chuck the Beancounter
19-Mar-13 - 10:28 AM
Thread Name: Jesse Winchester
Subject: RE: Jesse Winchester
One of mu all-time "duh" moments. I've heard The Brand New Tennessee Waltz probably 100 times over the years. While listening to it yesterday, it hit me like a thunderbolt that Jesse probably is singing, at least in part, about a hanging.

"Literally" waltzing on air...They'll find you wherever you're hid...
What else could he mean?

So I come to work this morning and discover that, while I'm probably nuts, at least I have some company. Regardless, IMO, it's one of Jesse's most beautiful songs, which directly implies that it's most beautiful songs in the English language. But I'm just not too happy about the visual that will accompany it from now on.