Cover of the Week #3 – “Loretta”

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This week’s cover is one of the first songs I ever learned.  “Loretta” was written by Townes Van Zant the mystical Texas songwriter that has been an inspiration to many giants of modern storytelling in song.

At first glance it’s words are simple but give them another listen.  Those three verses open up a world between Loretta and the singer.  Their relationship is no doubt “complicated” but at the same time it’s gorgeous and heavy.

Alright enough ramblin’.  Here you go:

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