I’ve never been a big Patti Page fan. But I admit, she does a good job with The Tennessee Waltz. The truth is that it’s an odd melody that most people mangle.
I much prefer this very unfaithful version by Otis Redding:
Or if I had to pick a more traditional version, I’ve always been partial to David Bromberg’s version. He sounds like he lived the experience:
Patti Page died yesterday. She was 85.