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Gillian Welch & David Rawlings: Dear Someone

For my second selection I’ve chosen “Dear Someone” from the album Time (The Revelator) by Gillian Welch and David Rawlings. They are both credited for writing this song, but some internet digging actually revealed that they actually were not the original writers of the tune, which was written by Ry Cooder. He wrote “I always knew you were the one” for the 1980 film The Long Riders. They did write the words, though, and added some great harmonies too. The first time I heard this song I played it on repeat for days. Thankfully CDs are no longer a thing, or I would’ve worn my out a long time ago. The way Gillian Welch and David Rawlings weave their voices together — it’s magical. The words are beautiful and match the wistfulness of the tune perfectly. If I ever marry I’m pretty sure I want to dance to this song at my wedding.

“Dear Someone” Gillian Welch & David Rawlings

“I always knew you were the one” Ry Cooder

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