Day: February 12, 2011

The Brand New Tennessee Waltz

Jesse Winchester wrote The Brand New Tennessee Waltz for his first album, released in 1970 while still living in exile in Canada where he had moved to avoid the draft.  He wasn’t able to tour in the US until much later in the decade and isn’t as well-known as some other singer-songwriters. The Brand New Tennessee Waltz — the next edition of my “Music fit to a T” series — is a sad yet lovely song. Oh my, but you have a pretty faceYou favor I girl that I knewI imagine that she’s back in Tennessee And by God, I should be there tooI’ve a sadness too sad to be true But I left Tennessee in a hurry dearIn same way that I’m leaving you Because love is mainly just memoriesAnd everyone’s got him a fewSo when I’m gone I’ll be glad to love you Chorus: At the Brand New Tennessee WaltzYou’re literally waltzing on airAt the Brand New Tennessee WaltzThere’s no telling who will be there When I leave it will be like I …