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Daylight Lights the Dawning

(Jimmie Rodgers)

Another lovelorn elegy, courtesy of the pen of 1950s heartthrob Jimmie Rodgers.  In interesting contrast to other songs of its ilk, it is not the darkness to be afraid of, but the light.  Stylistically, it falls somewhere between the feel-good pop of The Association and the ballads of Jimmie’s old buddy, Buddy Holly.

It was released as the B-side of “Froggy’s Fable” which got to No. 30 on the Adult Contemporary Chart in 1972.

Jimmie Rodgers recordings
Epic 5-10828 (ZSS 155441) (US 45)