Helpless Dancer

The Endless Note

Jim Reeves

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It may surprise some but I have eleven JIm Reeves songs on my iPod, still a small number within the 14,495, but one of them is one of my all time favourite songs.

“There’s A Heartache Following Me” – Jim Reeves

Sometimes they ask me if I’m really happy now I say sure I’ve never loved her anyhow
But inside I long for you and the way it used to be
I look around and there’s a heartache following me
I always say that I’m really glad you’re gone I even act like I never cared at all
But your mem’ry lingers on and I’m never really free
I look around and there’s a heartache following me
I pawned my ring and everything that tied me to the past
I say I never loved her never meant for it to last
But I know it’s just a game and the loser’s always me
I look around and there’s a heartache following me

My first encounter with this Ray Baker composed song came via the version which appeared on Pete Townshend’s first commercially available solo album “Who Came First”

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“There’s A Heartache Following Me” – Pete Townshend

James Travis Reeves (August 20, 1923–July 31, 1964) was an American country and pop music singer-songwriter popular in the 1950s and 1960s who also gained a wide international following for his pioneering smooth Nashville sound. Known as Gentleman Jim, his songs continued to chart for years following his death at age 40 in a private airplane crash. He is a member of the Country Music and Texas Country Music halls of fame.

 

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October 22, 2009 Posted by | Old Music, The Who | , | Leave a comment

   

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