I guess it’s kinda ironic that I just put this song up today after having recorded it almost a year ago, because I just heard on the news that the author and performer of the original song has left this world for eternity. Merle Haggard passed away today at the age of 79 and I remember the first time I ever heard of him. My cousin came for a visit from California and he had an album called Live in Philadelphia. He said you need to hear this guy I think he’s great and we played that album over and over till I became a big fan even though I wasn’t into country music that much back then. Time goes by fast; he was a young recording artist back then and I watched him grow older and wiser over the years till he couldn’t stay any longer. And that’s the way it goes ’round and ’round till we spin off to another world we know very little about but you know you’re going anyway …..somewhere over the rainbow and Every Fool Has a Rainbow.