Fred and Lorraine Stobaugh spent a life together in love. After 73 years of marriage, Lorraine passed away. A month later, Fred saw a songwriting contest hosted by Green Shoe Studio. Although Fred can’t play an instrument or sing, he wrote a song as a tribute to Lorraine and their love.
Fred sent the lyrics along with the story of his undying love for his recently deceased Lorraine to Green Shoe Studio. Simply titled, “Sweet Loraine,”Fred’s story and lyrics moved the folks behind the contest. Although Fred’s entry didn’t meet the criteria of the contest, he ended up with something much more valuable than a win. Green Shoe Studio musicians brought “Sweet Lorraine” to life.
Watch the video below and prepare to be moved to tears of joy.
Thanks to Green Shoe Studio for making “Sweet Lorraine” come to life and to 22 Words for the link.
Your Song written by Bernie Taupin and Elton John, and of course, performed by Elton John is one of the most beautiful songs ever. I thought that when I first heard it nearly 43 years ago and I think it now.
In 1998, Your Song was inducted into the Grammy Hall of Fame. In 2004 the song was placed at number 137 on Rolling Stone‘s list of “The 500 Greatest Songs of All Time”.
Elton John has performed Your Song thousands of times over the 43 years since it was released… and below is a video compilation taking us through the years as Elton performs it.