365 Days of Album Recommendations – Aug 30

Patsy Cline – Patsy Cline

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It was her debut, and of course we ALL know (and love!) Walkin’ After Midnight, but the REAL masterpiece here is Three Cigarettes In An Ashtray. What an incredible piece of writing, coupled with a remarkable performance.

It’s like a Country Music Film Noir Haiku …

“Three Cigarettes In An Ashtray”

Two cigarettes in an ashtray
My love and I, in a small cafe
Then a stranger came along
And everything went wrong
Now there’s three cigarettes in the ashtray

I watched her take him from me
And his love is no longer my own
Now they are gone
And I sit alone
And watch one cigarette burn away

 


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