#03542
Old Love Letters (David Blackmore) video
#1933: YouTube video by NLTreasure
©2014 ~ Used with permission ~

Today I burned your old love letters,
I burned them slowly one by one;
Before I'd light the flame I'd read them,
To try and find the wrongs I done.

The first you wrote me was the sweetest,
The last one broke my heart in two;
And all alone I left you weeping,
For the ashes of your letters tied in blue.

As I burned your old love letters,
I watched my dreams go up in smoke;
I lived again those precious mem'ries,
I heard each tender word you spoke.

The first you wrote me was the sweetest,
The last one said that we were through;
Our love is there among the embers,
In the ashes of your letters tied in blue.

####.... Cyrus Whitfield (Johnny) Bond [1915-1978, Enville, Oklahoma]. First recorded as Your Old Love Letters in 1959, and re-recorded in 1965 for release by Starday Records in 1966 ....###
Popularized by Porter Wayne Wagoner [1927-2007] of West Plains, Missouri; and James Travis (Gentleman Jim) Reeves [1923-1964] of Galloway, Texas.

This variant was arranged and recorded by David Blackmore of Port aux Basques, NL, and Halifax, Nova Scotia (Old Time Country, trk#1, 2013 CD, Independent).


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