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He Wrote the Song, ‘Oh Sweet Lorraine,” In Honor of Her Beloved and Departed Wife. It Immediately Captured the Hearts of Many Worldwide. Watch this Heartwarming Video!

In honor of his dearly beloved and departed wife, Lorraine, Fred Stobaugh of Peoria wrote a song which melted the hearts of many. The song was entitled, ‘Oh Sweet Lorraine.’

Upon uploading the video featuring the said song, their love story immediately turned to being viral as it melted the hearts of many and inspired millions of couples across the globe.

Entry In an Online Songwriter / Singer Contest

According to a blog posted by Peoria’s Green Shoe Studio, the studio received an envelope containing a letter in handwritten form and one page of lyrics entitled, “Oh Sweet Lorraine.”

In his letter, Fred described how her wife had passed away in April of 2013 and the very reasons why he wrote the song.

The members of the studio were so hooked with the said story that they decided to record the song, to meet Fred, and to make a documentary about it. Upon posting in their Facebook page and on YouTube, the video already went viral as many individuals across the world were so moved and touched by the song and the 75-year love story.

“After she passed away, I was just sitting in the front room one evening by myself, and it just came right to me almost. I just kept humming it and singing it. It just fit her,” Stobaugh recounted in the video.


Towards the end of the video, someone let him hear the recorded version of his song for the very first time. While he wipes away his tears, he was caught on the video saying, “It’s wonderful. Just wonderful.”

The video also features some family pictures of Lorraine and Fred.

He Has Written Two Songs

In his 96 years of existence, Fred already wrote two songs — one about Branson, Missouri. And, of course, the other one is for her dearly beloved wife, Lorraine.


Dorrine Mendoza. August 26, 2013. Decades of love sound like this: ‘Oh Sweet Lorraine.’ Accessed July 27, 2015.


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Written by Dave Calpito

Dave Calpito is currently an online writer with over four years of experience producing all kinds of topics, from news, health, reviews, tips, and how-to articles. Also, he contributes articles to Daloy Kayumanggi -- a monthly newsletter that inspires Filipinos in Japan.

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