Sweet Dreams

It occurred to me that I’ve never posted a country song in this space. Let’s hit the road, find a honky tonk, and play some music.

Don Gibson wrote Sweet Dreams in 1955. It hit the country charts the next year. It was not, however, a mainstream hit.

Patsy Cline had the sweetest and dreamiest hit with Sweet Dreams. It’s the version that most people know.

The great George Jones. Say no more.

George’s ex-wife Tammy Wynette from her D-I-V-O-R-C-E album.

Emmylou Harris had a pretty darn substantial hit with Sweet Dreams in 1975:

Leon Russell had the longest hair and beard of any singer this week.

Are you in the mood for some lagniappe? Here’s Yes with a 21st Century live version of a *their* Sweet Dreams.

What’s the Friday Cocktail Hour without some instrumental versions of the week’s song? This time, Roy Buchanan followed by Ace Cannon & Al Hirt.

That’s it for this week. Let’s toast Don Gibson for writing such a swell song.  It’s what Waylon, Johnny, Willie, and Kris would want. Never argue with them.