Day 03 - A song that makes you sad
Sammy Davis Jr.
Nitty Gritty Dirt Band
The lyrics to this always made me sad, especially the way Sammy sang it, although I think it was supposed to be more uplifting than depressing. The whole thing about "see son, I drinks a bit" used to really bother me. Now, the song also reminds me of Rachel Jordan, who used to sing it at the Mint, and who died nearly ten years ago. If any one else sings it, Daddy Dave will give me a look and I know we're both thinking of Rachel.
If you've never seen Sammy in action during his hey-day, it's worth a look. He was one of the great entertainers of all time.
This is the version that Rachel did.