Tuesday, May 09, 2006

Bob Wills & His Texas Playboys- Don't Be Ashamed of Your Age

Swing time is over.

Willie Nelson covers this ditty on his new album, You Don't Know Me: The Songs of Cindy Walker. His version, along with the whole album, is plenty good, but as Willie's old pal Waylon insisted, "In Texas, Bob Wills is still the King." The song is a tribute to folks who have a little living under their belt. "Life ain't begun until you're fourty-some!" This is the 1947 original, taken from a 2001 Mercury compilation that's already out of print.

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