Sweet Lorraine – a love song

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A Letter From Fred – A short documentary telling a poignant story of life, love and music.

A 96 year old man writes a song for his deceased wife of 75 years and enters it into a contest…

Jacob Colgan: “Earlier this summer Green Shoe launched its Singer-Songwriter Contest. It’s a contest where someone can upload their video on to YouTube and send us the link.

We felt it would be a good way that we could tie into the local community and really get a feel for the music that’s going on around here.

But we didn’t quite expect an entry like Fred’s.

What made Fred’s entry so special to us was – well it’s an on-line singer-songwriter contest where people are supposed to upload their videos, but instead of a video we received a very large manilla envelope entitled “Green Shoe Studio – Singer-Songwriter contest”

It was a letter from a 96 year old man who said “I’ve written a song for my wife…”

Fred and Lorraine met in 1938 and were together for 75 years.

Oh Sweet Lorraine
I wish we could do
The Good Times
All over again
Oh Sweet Lorraine
Life only goes around once
But never again

Buy “Oh Sweet Lorraine” on iTunes  Google play


Another moving story: The Cab Ride I’ll Never Forget


taxi4j“Great moments often catch us unawares….”

I looked in the rearview mirror. Her eyes were glistening.

“I don’t have any family left,” she continued. “The doctor says I don’t have very long….”

I quietly reached over and shut off the meter. “What route would you like me to go?” I asked…


  1. Dear Fred,
    First let me offer my heartfelt condolences on the loss of your beloved wife, Lorraine. This song and video brought so many tears to my eyes. It reminded me of my mother and father. Dad loved to sing and play guitar, so he wrote a song for her and sung it at her funeral. He also had it published by a studio along with his other music. This is such a wonderful legacy to give her. Your tremendous love shines through and God blessed you with so many treasured years together. You must miss her so. God be with her and you and thank you Sir for making me remember that there is still true love out there and that I am so lucky to have found it too. God bless you.

  2. Wonderfull .

  3. What a dedicated piece of art. Wonderful…true love is timeless.
    Thank you.
    Adriana from Germany

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