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The first country-western song…

30 March 2013

José Marín was apparently a good composer and a very bad priest.  He got tossed in the slammer for murder, went over the wall and wrote this piece  about 1670 while on the lam.  OK, so the country is Spain, and that’s west of here, so with a title like “My heart’s in jail” and a hard-luck story like that… it was Nashville before Nashville was Nashville…


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