Dick Weissman - They Still Go Down (1964)
I heard a 19 year old Gram Parsons cover this, but I couldn’t find the original anywhere online, so I finally decided to track down the LP. Enjoy, Internet.
Jimmie Osborne - The Death of Little Kathy Fiscus (1949) [King 788-AA]
Kathy Fiscus was a little girl who fell down a well and died in California in 1949. It was kind of a big deal, and led to many parents telling their kids not to fall down wells.
Most listened (kids were generally good about that kind of thing back then).
Those who didn’t listen didn’t even get songs written about them, because Jimmie Osborne got there first, and nothing’s worse than an unoriginal song.
Not even a kid in a well.
Ernest Tubb - You Nearly Lose Your Mind (1942) [Decca 46125]
No photo today, but we’ll make it through somehow.