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San Francisco, CA
Saturday, April 13, 2024

Burning Bridges Behind Me

 

 Charlie Hickox, Piano

 

Words & Music by Walter Scott, ~1958 

The song languished in obscurity after one or two of its earliest recordings failed to garner much attention.

It was only after Jack Scott (no relation to Walter) recorded and released it in 1960 that it came to be a country classic. 

Walter was but a teenager on a break from his day job when he penned this moving ballad.


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It seems that Walter should have burned his bridges (and moved to a "faraway city") sooner. 

He was murdered in 1983, age forty, and his second wife (Joan) was jailed as an accomplice to that crime.