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Published on Jun 16, 2009

1960 - Floyd Cramer - Last Date

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During the Vietnam era, my teenage sister fell in love and this was their favorite song. He survived the era, they eventually got married, had 4 children and 15 years later both got killed in a plane crash...leaving behind a 3, 6, 7 and 9 year old. This song brings so many memories, and tears when I listen to it.
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Paul Brown
My friend all I can say is to be happy that you never had to go into combat, it is an experience that will stay with you for the rest of your life and never leave you, ever. I went to Nam because that is what I wanted to do at the time. I may have come home, but in my mind I have never left the country. It stays with you always. The memories, the nightmares and dreams, but if I had to do it all over, I would still go back anyway, only this time I may choose to remain there forever.
Now in Kansas Viking Swab
Paul Brown - Thank you for your service during that troubling and turbulent time. I'm a post-Vietnam retiree who served in the Army and Navy, but who never had to experience combat.
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My girl and I danced to this melody so many times. Holding each other close, dreaming of the day we would be old enough to be each others forever!  Looking forward to going to college together and being with each other even more, when that time arrived.  Our dreams were put on hold when I opened my mailbox and found that fateful letter from Uncle Sam. So I had to go!  We held each other close once again and danced slowly to our song.  Promising each other that our separation wouldn't destroy our dreams together, I gently kissed her and kept her in sight as the plane  headed toward the runway, until she was no longer visible.  Wading through the rice paddies of Vietnam, reading and re-reading her letters to me .  How many times we still danced to this song, even though we were thousands of miles apart!  Today, 45 years later, I'm still reading  those letters  as I reminisce over the memories of my love, whom I never got to dance with again, to this beautiful melody.  But still have beautiful moments with, as I lay fresh flowers upon her grave and share our song as I sit by, as close as life or death will allow.  As I was dodging bullets and mortar in Vietnam, my precious love was taken away by a tragic auto accident. We still dance and still await the time we can be together again.  And when she hears this melody once again, she'll know that time has come!!
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BodaBoom BigAl
Hang tough man!
Carol Morris
Paul Brown Paul I have tried sending you replies to your email but not sure they went through...if you did not get them please let me know and I will put my cell number on here so you can text. thanks
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After my mom died at 34 leaving my dad with 7 kids to raise I used to find him smoking in the dark listening to old mostly Floyd Cramer and Billy Vaughn albums over and over. He never got over her. This one and Percy Faith's "A Summer Place" bring back so many memories of my dad, and make me feel his pain.
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Steve Covell
I have a couple friends who went through the sad times you went through, both as the father and as the child. I feel certain in my heart that your father knows you were thankful. God bless and good luck to you and your children,,,
Thank you, no, lost him to cancer in 1998. Thankfully I was able to say goodbye on his deathbed, where, one last time, in his morphine induced delirium, he called out for my mother. Sorry you didn't get that last moment, but know he knew how you loved him. Good luck to you as well.
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Billy Gray
Back in the day, My Mom and I would play and sing, at Christmas time. I can still here her play when I listen to this. She had every note right there. It makes me cry to listen to it, but every now and then, I can't help it. In memory of my Mother, Gwendolyn Brasher,Gray
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Rarely are there Artists like this anymore. Art has been so dumbed down like everything else. I miss real music and the way it was. 
Becky Knight
This was my mother's favorite song. We played it as the last song for her funeral.
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Karen O
At my uncle's!  It was so perfect.
Ron Henney
Becky Knight so did we😊
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This was my Mom's favorite song.  She passed away in 2001.  The day after her passing, I heard this song played on 3 different radio stations.  I hadn't heard it on the radio in forever...but, there it was - 3 times in one day.  I like to think it was her sending me those songs to let me know she was ok.  Still miss her and I still listen to this song.
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John McAuley
God Bless her.
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Robert Peterson
Without a doubt one of the prettiest piano songs to ever come out!!
joseph sears
Robert Peterson how to play stump piano
Paul Brown
Oh does this bring back some memories for me from a time very long ago. Wish I could go back to that time again and maybe stay there for a while until this nightmare of today is over with in Washington.
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Aaron Cormier
Paul Brown well if would go look at goodwill sometime you can buy them there and sometimes you can even get em untouched
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Dana. Mcdonald
there will never be another song like this one. best song of all times. love it.
I agree whole heartedly
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