April 2, 2013

Happy Birthday Emmylou Harris

Today is the birthday of one of my favorite southern songwriters, Ms. Emmylou Harris. Apparently she knows about more than just a love that will never grow old (lyrics below) because she's turning 66 today, but looks like she is getting younger with each passing year. This Alabama belle has enjoyed a long, successful career, yet still had her share of heartbreaking sadness. Her love story with Gram Parsons has been referenced in songs, poems and now, even floral designs.

Go to sleep, may your sweet dreams come true
Just lay back in my arms for one more night
I've this crazy old notion that calls me sometimes
Saying this one's the love of our lives

'Cause I know a love that will never grow old
And I know a love that will never grow old

When you wake up the world may have changed
But trust in me, I'll never falter or fail
Just the smile in your eyes, it can light up the night
And your laughter's like wind in my sails

Happy Birthday Emmylou! 

{The video below makes me so happy...I have no idea who the girl is but she seems so sweet as she romps with her horses in the snow...and the song is wonderful. I wonder if Emmylou likes it?}