Ms. Vera should have been a songwriter, y’all.
You likely know ‘I Fall to Pieces’ as the timeless Patsy Cline anthem. The 1961 hit, written by Hank Cochran and Harlan Howard, was Cline’s first to reach number one on the country charts.
Well, fast-forward nearly 57 years later, and the popular tune just got a serious makeover. In a performance that has since gone viral, a 90-year-old grandma by the name of Vera rewrites the lyrics to be a hilarious toast to the golden years.
“Does anyone remember Patsy Cline and ‘I Fall to Pieces?’ Well, I rewrote it and I dedicated it to seniors, and it’s ‘We Fall to Pieces,'” Vera announces at the start of the clip. “And if any of you young people think it’s not true, I have news for you!”
Strumming a shiny acoustic guitar, the winsome memaw launches into her parody rendition, weaving hearing aids, retirement, RVs, bifocals and more into the three-minute lyrical journey. “Let’s have fun, while we’re falling to pieces,” she croons at the end of the song, as the audience bursts into applause for the talented grandma.
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Since her granddaughter Tifany Richardson posted the video to Facebook on October 1st, Vera’s performance has logged 5.9 million views (and approximately 18 million smiles). We can only hope for an encore performance. How about a special request for ‘Crazy?’