elderly songwriter Fred Stobaugh dreams of wife-GreenShoeStudiosA 96-Year-old man, heartbroken by the loss of his wife, wrote down some song lyrics for his “Sweet Lorraine,” and sent them to a singer-songwriter contest he saw in his Illinois newspaper.

Green Shoe Studios in East Peoria was so touched by Fred Stobaugh’s letter, that they decided to record the song for him as a testament to his long lost love.

”She was the prettiest girl ya ever saw,” he told Green Shoe musician Jacob Colgan. ‘She gave me 75 years of her life.”

When Jacob brought the final recording to Fred to hear, he welled up with tears and pride.

“It’s wonderful,” he said. “Just wonderful.”

Now Colgan’s rendition of Sweet Lorraine has gone viral after the story was picked up by the Daily Mail and ABC News.

The song is selling on iTunes, with 209 customer reviews.

(WATCH the story below, or READ the story in the Daily Mail)

Thanks to April Johnson-Shults for submitting the link on our Facebook Page!

A Letter From Fred from Green Shoe Studio on Vimeo.

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