I woke up this morning with my favorite Iris Dement song Sweet is the Melody rolling around in my brain. And I couldn’t (still can’t) get it out of my head. I was humming it as I was drinking my coffee and reading the paper. Then MD picked up on it and got in her brain and we were both humming/singing it in harmony.
As you may remember from a previous post, Iris Dement is a singer/song writer from Arkansas who has made good on the folk and bluegrass music arenas with a little crossover into country and pop.
So that you can get this song in your brain, here is a YouTube of sweet-faced, sincere-sounding, crystalline-voiced Iris singing Sweet is the Melody. Enjoy.
Sweet is the Melody