Good lord, can we all just agree that Marty Robbins is the most talented, depressing singer in the history of the universe? People, if you are anywhere and a Marty Robbins song breaks out, run, because your ass is about to get shot or hanged or trampled by phantom cows. He has a body count rivaled only by Jessica Fletcher. Shoot, I was going to post a song of his here, but it was making me depressed just trying to pick on.
As a pick-me-up, I had to switch to the Statler Brothers.
The best part of this song, really, is how much it illuminates the spot-on genius of Ray Stevens’ “Do-right Family.”
This is my favorite Statler Brothers’ song:
But check out Elvis doing “Susan When She Tried.”
I’m sorry, I just love how you can tell Elvis loves the songs he sings.
And I’m sure some of y’all have heard this. But, if not, just wait. It will tickle you. I promise.