Today’s musical prompt from Bee and Jim is a love song that includes a commitment or a promise. This prompt is my favorite of all the prompts, because the song I’m sharing is the very song that inspired my western romance The Comanchero’s Bride.
Meet Me Tonight in Laredo is a Marty Robbins (1925 – 1982) Old West song that debuted on his 1966 album The Drifter. The album peaked at No. 6 on the Billboard Magazine Country Album Chart and remained there for 26 weeks.
The song tells the story of a woman who falls in love with a notorious Comanchero—an outlaw of the worst sort. She is warned to ‘send him away’ to avoid the life of hardship that will surely be her fate if she goes with him. She follows her heart instead, then ‘one day he sent her a message…the one she’d been waiting to hear…meet me tonight in Laredo…’ She keeps her promise to meet him, and they ride off into the sunset to live happily ever after.
*sigh* I love this song so much.
Until next time,
writing through history one romance upon a time