Mickey Newbury : After All These Years

Written by on February 13, 2011



Mick and Susie celebrated their tenth wedding anniversary in October of 1979. Though traditional and modern gifts include tin, aluminum and leather, he gave her a pretty song. “It became a family joke,” explained Susan. “If there was an anniversary or birthday coming up, the kids would go shopping and Mickey would go writing… He knew I was happier with a new song than anything from a store.”

Mickey explained the strategy during a Bay Area concert. “Being the cheapskate that I am… see it’s cheaper… I mean I can just slide back in a little dark corner… and come out… and I’m a hero for a year!” His gift to Susie this year was titled, “I Still Love You After All These Years.”

Patiently you waited for so long
Stood beside me knowing I was wrong
Through all my confusion
You could hear the perfect song
‘I still love you after all these years’

(quoted rom Joe Ziemer’s Newbury biography, ‘Crystal & Stone’)

This video is dedicated to Susan Newbury.

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