Daily Archives: February 14, 2014

Vir

At last the state lives up to its motto.

A federal judge ruled Thursday that Virginia’s ban on same-sex marriage is unconstitutional.
“Tradition is revered in the Commonwealth, and often rightly so. However, tradition alone cannot justify denying same-sex couples the right to marry any more than it could justify Virginia’s ban on interracial marriage,” Judge Arenda Wright Allen wrote in a 41-page opinion

You can read that opinion HERE

And now to celebrate a song with music by Donald Heywood and lyrics by Will Marion Cook

WMC

One can read all about the latter and his extraordinary career HERE

I’m comin’,
I’m comin’ Virginia,
I’m comin’ to stay;
Dont hold it agin me
For runnin’ away.

I’ve tried to forget you
But found I was wrong;
‘Neath your bright southern moon
Once more I’ll croon
An old familiar tune.

And if I can win ya,
I’ll never more roam;
I’m comin’ Virginia,
My Dixieland home.

Been a year since you seen me,
That’s an awfully long time!
Don’t want nothin’ inbetween me
And that old home of mine.

I’m so tired and so lonely,
Every hour seems a day,
For there’s one and just one only
Understands when I say;

I’m comin’ Virginia,
I’m comin’ to stay;
Dont hold it agin me
For runnin’ away.

I’ve tried to forget you
But found I was wrong, all wrong;
‘Neath your bright southern moon
Once more I’ll croon
An old familiar tune.

And if I can win ya,
I’ll never more roam;
I’m comin’ Virginia,
My Dixieland home.

I’m comin’,
I’m comin’ Virginia,
My Dixieland home

And now let’s hear from someone who, were she around today, might have celebrated this new ruling.

Take it away Ethel!