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THE BLIZZARD
Jim Reeves
1964

There's a blizzard comin' on... how I'm wishin' I was home
For my pony's lame and he can't hardly stand ....
Listen to that norther sigh.... if we don't get home we'll die
But it's only seven miles to Mary Anne...

It's only seven miles to Mary Anne ...

You can bet we're on her mind for it's nearly suppertime ...
And I'll bet there's hot biscuits in the pan .

Lord, my hands feel like they're froze and there's a numbness in my toes .

But, it's only five more miles to Mary Anne...
It's only five more miles to Mary Anne ....

That wind's howlin' and it seems mighty like a woman's screams
And we'd best be movin' faster if we can ..
Dan just think about that barn with that hay so soft and warm ...

For it's only three more miles to Mary Anne..
It's only three more miles to Mary Anne ...

Dan get up you ornery cuss or you'll be the death of us ..
I'm so weary but I'll help you if I can...


All right Dan perhaps it's best that we stop awhile and rest ...

For it's still a hundred yards to Mary Anne ...

It's still a hundred yeards to Mary Anne ...

Late that night the storm was gone and they found him there at dawn ...
He'd a made it but he couldn't leave ol' Dan ...
Yes, they found him there on the plains his hands frozed to the reins ...

He was just a hundred yards from Mary Anne ...

He was just a hundred yards from Mary Anne...
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Birth name:  James Travis Reeves
Origin:   Galloway, Panola County, Texas
August 23, 1923
July 31, 1964

Reeves' inscription at the Country Music Hall of Fame reads -

"The velvet style of 'Gentleman Jim Reeves' was an international influence. His rich voice bought millions of new fans to country music from every corner of the world.

Although the crash of his private aeroplane took his life, posterity will keep his name alive because they will remember him as one of country music's most important performers."

The inscription on the Jim Reeves Memorial has the poignant words -

"If I, a lowly singer, dry one tear, or soothe one humble human heart in pain, then my homely verse to God is dear, and not one stanza has been sung in vain."