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Porter Wagoner, Dead at 80

Porter Wagoner, 1927-2007.

YouTube video, Porter Wagoner and The Willis Brothers – I’ll Fly Away

Some bright morning when this life is over
I’ll fly away
To that home on God’s celestial shore
I’ll fly away

I’ll fly away oh glory
I’ll fly away (in the morning)
When I die hallelujah by and by
I’ll fly away

When the shadows of this life have gone
I’ll fly away
Like a bird from these prison walls I’ll fly
I’ll fly away

Oh how glad and happy when we meet
I’ll fly away
No more cold iron shackles on my feet
I’ll fly away

Just a few more weary days and then
I’ll fly away
To a land where joys will never end
I’ll fly away

6 Responses to “Porter Wagoner, Dead at 80”

  1. Hi5 Codes says:

    Sad to see this person left this earth =/. He was great.

  2. NYC Educator says:

    Wow. I didn’t have you pegged as a country music fan. I’m enamored of bluegrass myself, and when I’m not teaching kids how to speak English I’m traveling all over PA and darkest Jersey playing the fiddle.

    I just watched Porter interview the Del McCoury Band on YouTube yesterday.

  3. DJ Inphinity says:

    What a sad song you located… hopefully he is going to a better place.

  4. Matthew says:

    NYC Educator,

    I got a free 6-month premium membership to sky.FM and I’m trying hard to warm up to the new country that comes through it… it all sounds the same to me.

    I’m more of a classic country guy – I like the old-time and wholesome 1950s – 80s country the most. I’ll take Wolverton Mountain over a new crooner any day.

  5. nyceducator says:

    Matthew,

    I also like classic country. I think that bluegrass is one aspect of it–Bill Monroe shared the Opry stage to the end, and even co-wrote a song with Hank Williams. Modern country, to me, is an abomination.

    I don’t know what sky FM is but I had Sirius satellite installed in my car last summer and I have no notion how I ever got by without it.

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