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Saturday, April 14, 2012

I'll fly away

I didn't know an Okie wrote this favorite song, until last night, when Theresa Black talked about it and sang at the Oklahoma History Center Ken Burns shindig. Forgot the name, but he was from Spiro, and while it fit the Black Sunday, and perhaps today's tornado scare, it's still a favorite. Here's a clip. Before you click on it, scroll down to my "ipod player" and click the bottom of the circle to mute the blog music.

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