Tuesday, February 6, 2018

Faron Young – "Three Days" (1962)

Three days that I hate to see arrive 
Three days that I hate to be alive
Three days filled with tears and sorrow 
Yesterday . . . today . . . and tomorrow

(So have you figured out this year’s “29 Songs in 28 Days” theme?)

“Three Days,” which was written by Willie Nelson, was a top ten country hit for Faron Young in 1962.

Nelson recorded the song on his debut album, And Then I Wrote, which was released later that year.  All the songs on that album – including “Hello Walls,” “Funny How Time Slips Away,” and “Crazy,” all of which were hit singles for other artists – were written by Nelson.

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Faron “Hillbilly Heartthrob” Young was a classic honky-tonk singer.  He had 36 top ten singles between 1952 and 1973 – “Sweet Dreams” is my favorite – and became a successful Nashville businessman after his recording career ended.  But he had a lot of ups and downs in his personal life.

Faron Young and Patsy Cline both had
hits with iconic Willie Nelson songs
Young died in 1996 of a self-inflicted gunshot wound.  Depression and poor health – he suffered from emphysema, and had recently undergone prostate surgery – may have contributed to his committing suicide.

Here’s Faron Young’s recording of “Three Days”:

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