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Elderly man tributes recently deceased wife in a song

September 9th, 2019

A True Love Story

Be sure to have a tissue or two ready before you read this love story

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Fred had been married to his wife Lorraine for 73 years and then she passed away.

The Lonliness That Followed

Once Lorraine had gone Fred was sitting in his front room and a song came to him that he just kept humming. For Fred the lyrics that were running through his head just seemed to fit her.

Sweet Lorraine

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Fred put pen to paper and wrote the words to the song that he felt were so fitting for his late wife. Then he did something else.

Green Shoe Studio

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Green Shoe Studio was running a singer songwriter contest where contestants could upload their entries.

The Letter From Fred

Green Shoe Studio received a letter from Fred.

The letter said that Fred and written a song for his late wife. He made it clear in the letter that he wasn’t a musician or a good singer. In a P.S. on the manila envelop that the letter was in it said “I don’t sing, I would scare people, ha ha”.

Fred had seen the ad about the contest in the paper and just decided to send his song in. With no expectations.

Green Shoe were deeply touched by the letter that contained the lyrics of the song Fred had written for Lorraine.

About Lorraine

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Fred said Lorraine gave him 75 years of her life.

The two years they were dating plus the 73 years of marriage. To Fred Lorraine was the prettiest girl he ever saw.

Lorraine was a car hop at the A & W Rootbeer Stand. This is where Fred met her in 1938 and fell in love with her right there and then.

Sweet Lorraine

The song that Fred wrote for Lorraine was called Sweet Lorraine. Green Shoe Studios made the decision to bring the lyrics to life by putting it to music. They took on the task of having it put to professional music and have a professional singer sing it.

Fred’s Surprise

When they told Fred of their plans Fred was worried because he didn’t have any money. But Green Shoes assured him that they were doing this for free. Fred was so touched by this jesture he began to cry.

Fred asked why Green Shoes would do this for him

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Green Shoes told him that they were doing it together, and because music means so much to so many people.

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Green Shoes met with Fred to work on the music for his song.

The Final Version

Green Shoes puts a lot of work into bringing the Song Sweet Lorraine to Life and Fred gets to hear it for the first time.

The Lyrics

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Oh sweet Lorraine, I wish we could do all the good times over again

Oh sweet Lorraine, life only goes around once but never again

Oh sweet Lorraine, I wish we could do all the good times over again

The good times, the good times, the good times, over again

The good times, the good times, the good times, all over again

But the memories always linger on, Oh sweet Lorraine

Oh I don’t wanna move on, oh the memories always linger on

Oh sweet Lorraine that’s why I wrote this song

Oh sweet Lorraine I wish we could do all the good times over again

Oh sweet Lorraine life only goes round once but never again

Oh sweet Lorraine I wish we could do all the good times over again

The good times, the good times. All the good times all over again

Song writer: 96 year old Fred Stobaugh – Producer: Green Shoe Studio

Seems Like A Dream

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Fred says that the seventy five years he had with Lorraine seem like a dream

Fred’s words: “I really miss her”

Fred and Lorraine

On November 23,2016 at the age of 99, Fred Stobaugh passed away and went to be with his sweet Lorraine.

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