“STORMS NEVER LAST” – By Des Kelly
One of my favourite Country songs, written and composed by the beautiful Jessi Colter, and dedicated to her husband, the late great Waylon Jennings who passed on, after suffering the complications of diabetes on the 13th of February, 2002, aged 65.
Waylon Jennings was one of the famous “Outlaws Quartette”, the Highwaymen, who also featured Johnny Cash, Willie Nelson and Kris Kristofferson. Like so many “Stars” of Stage and Screen of this bygone era, Waylon had three failed marriages before he met Jessie Colter.
Jessie was not only beautiful, she was multi-talented as well, played piano, sang and composed great songs.
When she wrote Storms Never Last, the lyrics she continued with, were, do they Waylon ?, but this had to be changed, and the word “baby” substituted, because they realized that others would want to record this great song as well. It was easy to see that Waylon had finally got the woman of his dreams, and they remained together until he passed on.
I loved this particular version of this song which has been recorded by quite possibly dozens of others, and so, decided to share it with all e’Lanka members and readers around the World. Please watch the special eye “contact” between Waylon and Jessie. This was to be his final concert, because, just two years later, Waylon Jennings was no more, although the legend still lives on, in Country Music.
Enjoy the song folks, i am no gambler, but I am willing to bet that Country Music, and songs such as these, will live forever, in the hearts of romantic people who LOVE good music.