"Your Smile Cured Me" Words by Woody Guthrie, Music by Jay Farrar and Anders Parker
Woody wrote this for a wonderful nurse while he was hospitalized with Huntington's Disease.
"You might not have known it
Because maybe I’ve not shown it
But if you wanta really know what got me up
And on the go
What patched me up
From my head to my toe
What got me ready for my battle rattle
Way over here, my rain and snow
You wanta know, sweet dear, sweet dear
Your smile cured me
Your smile you threw across my ward here
Saved my neck
And cured my hide
Your big laugh got me fixed out
And your smile cured me.
Your smile cured me."
LISTEN HERE - Jay Farrar and Anders Parker set it to music. It was released on their 2012 release titled, "New Multitudes".
March 23, 2020 ~ We're thinking of all our doctors, nurses, and health care workers keeping our people alive. And let's add to that our grocery store clerks at checkout counters, our gas station attendants, our bus and train drivers, our truckers, our factory workers, our city sweepers, our federal employees and town government workers, our day care workers, to all the people who are out there and keeping our country running so that we can get through these times. Please make sure to send them your best smile and a "thank you", whenever and wherever you run into them.
As Woody says we're "gonna get through this world the best we can"
Stay safe, safe well, stay helpful, and if you can stay home.