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article imageVideo: 'Oh Sweet Lorraine' — Tribute to 96-year-old's late wife

By Anne Sewell     Aug 27, 2013 in Entertainment
Green Shoe Studio in Illinois ran a "Singer Songwriter" contest, wanting local musicians to upload their songs to YouTube and send them a link. They never expected what happened next.
Instead of a YouTube link, Jacob Colgan of Green Shoes Studio received an entry for the contest in a large manila envelope.
The envelope had been sent by 96-year-old Fred Stobaugh. It turns out Fred had written a song about the love of his life, his wife Lorraine, who had recently passed away, after 75 loving years together.
Colgan says in the short documentary above, "It was so heartwarming. Green Shoes Studio decided to take Fred's lyrics and bring them to life."
In the video Colgan explains that Fred had joked about his inability to sing.
"On the actual envelope itself, it says ' P.S. I don't sing, I would scare people, haha,'" said Colgan.
Colgan was so moved that he created the above mini-documentary, where Fred talks about his wife and the inspiration behind his song titled "Oh Sweet Lorraine."
Then the studio got a professional to put the lyrics into song.
Probably one of the loveliest moments of the whole video is when Fred gets to hear the recorded song for the first time.
96-year-old Fred sent a letter to a song contest about his late wife.
96-year-old Fred sent a letter to a song contest about his late wife.
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Anyone interested in buying the song and helping this sweet man can visit iTunes.
96-year-old Fred sent a letter to a song contest about his late wife.
96-year-old Fred sent a letter to a song contest about his late wife.
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