Johnny & June Carter Cash duets & other folk love songs

Well call me corny, but I get weepy for a beautiful love story. And inspired. One of my favorite girls Steph is getting married in 10 days to her dream man and to celebrate we had a karaoke night out. I felt creative and inspired so I baked lemon cupcakes for the occasion and sang my favorite love song dedicated to them, “If I Were A Carpenter” originally by Bobby Darin but of course famously covered by June and Johnny Cash. Jim and Steph also sang a Carter duet, “Jackson”. A fun night was had by all and everyone in the bar was feeling the love! Here’s to you Steph and Jim – and to all those couples out there who found their partner in crime (metaphorically speaking that is). Blessings for a long life filled with love, peace, and strength through all the inevitable twists and turns that this amazing life brings.

Here they are with “Jackson”:

This is really cute – “Where Did We Go Right” from a performance on Austin City Limits:

I just discovered this song by Vermont folk singer Anais Mitchell and Bon Iver’s Justin Vernon. “Wedding Song” – hauntingly beautiful:

A traditional Sephardic wedding song sung by Francoise Atlan during the Festival of Sacred world music in Morocco, “Scalerica D’oro” or “Stairway of Gold” in the Ladino (a mixture of Spanish and Hebrew or Judaeo-Spanish) language:

I love you Steph and Jim! Congratulations!

Links and Resources
Love story of June Carter and Johnny Cash
Austin City Limits
Robert Allen Zimmerman
Anais Mitchell
Bon Iver
Justin Vernon
Ladino language and history


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