Friday, August 9, 2013

God Bless Cowboy Jack

On my birthday,
a friend sent me news  of Cowboy Jack’s deathday:
may God receive his soul.

The sort of man who defended this country  and our values
(referencing a guitar he bought
“in 1951,  when I was in  the Marine Corps”)
and for the sake of whose memory
this country is still worth defending,
whatever betide …

Along with a link  to this session here:
Now he’s mostly a songwriter, and a rhythm guy;
but midmost this video,
he sings a simple song simply --
a deep song   deeply --
“You Are My Sunshine”.

God grant him peace;
God grant us grace;
in Jesus’ name,    Amen.

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