Fred Stobaugh, a 96-year-old widower from Illinois wrote an emotional love letter for his recently deceased wife of 73 years. His beloved wife Lorraine passed away in April of last year. The love letter was transformed into a song named "Oh Sweet Lorraine" and according to WPXI.com on Aug. 28, the song is going viral with over 1,600,000 hits.
After hearing about an online singer-songwriter contest from Green Shoes Studio, Fred submitted his love letter but didn't expect anything to materialize from his heartfelt words.
The contest required a YouTube video of an original penned song being sung by the writer but Fred admittedly doesn't sing very well. So instead of a music video, he just sent the lyrics in a large manilla envelope to the studio via postal mail.
Although the love letter didn't qualify within the contest's requirements, it caught the eye of the organizer of the contest, Jacob Colgan.
Colgan was touched by the bittersweet lyrics so he decided to turn it into a song for Fred. Click here to see the whole story on how Fred's heartfelt love letter turned into the “Oh Sweet Lorraine” song.
Fred's love for his late wife Lorraine will live forever in a song. You can download the song through iTunes here.
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