Honest to goodness, first I started looking for “Red River Valley” because of the flooding, but I couldn’t find any version that didn’t make me sob. The House will vote on Obamacare soon, so there’s already a big enough reason to cry today. So then I switched to looking for old-timey music from my hillbilly heritage when it crossed my mind that a friend who plays autoharp recently re-connected with me on Facebook. And when I searched YouTube for autoharp music, this popped up near the top. Well, I live in Bel Air, Maryland, birthplace of John Wilkes Booth, our contribution to the nation’s heritage, so naturally it caught my eye. That’s my story and I’m sticking to it. It’s a remarkably bouncy, optimistic little tune, isn’t it?
'Booth Shot Lincoln' on autoharp
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