“And Longer Than the Song of a Whipporwill…”

Writing my Valentine’s Day-related post yesterday put me in the mood for a Randy Travis love song. Ahh, Randy Travis: such a talented artist, such an incredible voice. He’s lived a troubled life in recent years, wrestling inner demons and health problems, but I have loved almost everything he’s ever sung, so I’m hoping he pulls through and one day will be honored for the things he does beautifully. Here is one of his early country hits, “Deeper than the holler,” which pledges love that is “longer than the song of a whipporwill.”

 

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Photo of Eastern Whipoorwill is from the Missouri Department of Conservation website, which reports that the bird’s well-known “whip-poor-will” call may be repeated hundreds of times a night.