Ten Favorite Morning Songs: Come Early Morning (#6)

@FourWalls (13687)
United States
January 22, 2017 7:18pm CST
Here's the next song on my list of "morning" songs, songs with the word morning in the title. Given the fact that the companion countdown -- general times of day -- featured a 70s country classic, it's only fitting that today's "morning" song is also a 70s country classic. Here. It is. #6: Come Early Morning - Don Williams So I'm sitting at a table at an Americana festival in downstate Illinois while Robbie Fulks is onstage, doing his soundcheck. And what song does he pick for his soundcheck? "Come Early Morning"! It turns out that a friend of mine, who video tapes his shows every week in Chicago, is also a huge Don Williams fan. And so am I. His warm, smooth voice is reminiscent of my all-time favorite singer, Jim Reeves. This was his second single, following "The Shelter of Your Eyes" (which is my second-favorite Don Williams single, behind "Amanda" [yes, the same song that Waylon Jennings had a #1 hit with; and no, not the song by the lame FM rock band Boston]), that started his Country Music Hall of Fame career after a stint in the folk band the Pozo Seco Singers in the late 60s. Don Williams retired from touring last year. At the age of 77, he deserves a happy retirement. Come Early Morning Written by Bob McDill Recorded by Don Williams From Volume 1, 1973 I've been tempted, tried, and troubled:
Come Early Morning, from 1972 was one of Don Williams first solo recordings. It is one of his biggest hits in Scandinavia. He can thank Donna Fargo for this....
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@JohnRoberts (56685)
• Los Angeles, California
23 Jan 17
I beg to differ about Boston despite being overplayed.
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@FourWalls (13687)
• United States
23 Jan 17
I got the first Boston album when it came out because of all the hype about it. I was tired of them by the end of side one.
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@teamfreak16 (41150)
• Colorado Springs, Colorado
24 Jan 17
I thought Boston's first two albums were pretty good. Didn't care much for Third Stage, even though I owned it on cassette.
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