Betty's Eulogy

from by Samantha Crain

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i wrote this song at the suggestion of my friend, beau jennings. he wrote that entire album of will rogers inspired songs to go along with the verdigris documentary he did. at the release of that documentary and album, he had a few friends write their own will rogers inspired songs to sing at the release. after listening to his project and reviewing the basic biography of will rogers, i realized there were no songs about his wife, betty, which seemed strange to me because she was seemingly the most important person in his life. she was his biggest support. she handled all the family finances, encouraged and helped will start on the lecture circuit, helped him pick out film scripts, and also took charge of his memorization after his death. they seemed so fit for each other, so connected. so i wanted to write a song that was more or less her eulogy and remembrance of him after his death.

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Early in the morning I needed you/I wanted you by my side/The aviator, the celebrity/Taken from a country and a wife/Oh the Orion to Port Barrow/I had to have known all this time/The land of the midnight sun/The last frontier/My cowboy dear said goodbye/And he was singing “Lord let me live until I die”/He was singing “Lord let me live until I die”/The ropin’ fool, the Cherokee lassoed my heart/My blazing star, I was his sky/Searching for another truth, the next great joke/I’ve always known he could fly/And he was singing “Lord let me live until I die”/He was singing “Lord let me live until I die”/And he was singing “Lord let me live until I die”/He was singing “Lord let me live until I die”

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from You Had Me At Goodbye, released March 24, 2017

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