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Help me find this bluegrass/country song about missing home and missing someone!
December 27, 2012 4:21 PM   Subscribe

Namethatsongfilter: Last winter/spring, I heard a bluegrass/country song on the radio. It was about coming home to a loved one. What was it?

I heard it on KTAO in Taos NM, around February-May. The singer ways male. It sounded more recent than old-timey. Mellow sounding. I’m pretty sure it was accoustic, and it makes me thing of the warm yellow panels of light that shine out on the snow from windows on a winter night, but I'm unsure whether or not that scene was in the lyrics. It may or may not have featured and cabin that the male singer was returning to. He was returing to his love. Help?
posted by Grandysaur to Media & Arts (10 answers total) 2 users marked this as a favorite
 
I'll guess Wagon Wheel.
posted by cairdeas at 4:30 PM on December 27, 2012


Longshot, I think probably not it, but:

Howlin' Down the Cumberland, by John Hiatt
posted by Flunkie at 4:36 PM on December 27, 2012 [1 favorite]


It may or may not have featured and cabin that the male singer was returning to. He was returing to his love.

This part fits Cabin in Caroline, a bluegrass classic that has been very frequently covered. I wouldn't be at all surprised to hear that a younger and mellower band had done a younger and mellower version of it.

Of course, "missing your girlfriend" and "hoping to return home" describe basically every bluegrass lyric ever, so I'm really just reacting to the "cabin" part.
posted by and so but then, we at 5:18 PM on December 27, 2012


Your description made me think of Tim O'Brien's "I'm Not Gonna Forget You." (Amazon link. Not on YT, but here's a cover. Lyrics.) Male, more recent, mellow, acoustic, warm in its way, cabin (though he's returning to her there only in memory).
posted by MonkeyToes at 5:28 PM on December 27, 2012


Throwing in "I Still Miss Someone."

Johnny Cash
Gram Parsons
posted by rhizome at 5:29 PM on December 27, 2012


I think this is not it, because it's not blue grassy or acoustic or mellow enough, but Lone Star, Front Porch Looking In? In case it triggers a string of associations leading to the right song.
posted by not that girl at 5:32 PM on December 27, 2012


Is it Poor Wayfaring Stranger?
posted by fancyoats at 7:08 AM on December 28, 2012


Was it Zac Brown Band Colder Weather?
posted by sybarite09 at 8:31 AM on December 28, 2012


Longshot because it's not recent: Song for a Winter's Night by Gordon Lightfoot.
posted by Daily Alice at 11:07 AM on December 28, 2012


Home by Edward Sharpe and the Magnetic Zeros?
posted by masquesoporfavor at 1:15 PM on December 29, 2012


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