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Glurge: John Michael Montgomery's song "The Little Girl" is based on a true story.
Example: [Collected on the Internet, 2000]
Origins: This piece (of unknown origin) about an orphaned girl who sees a picture of Jesus in Sunday school and identifies him as the man who comforted her the night her father killed her mother and himself is a fairly typical example of glurge, ordinarily unremarkable save for one facet: it has been turned into a smash hit by Nashville songwriter Harley Allen and country singer John Michael Montgomery. The song, titled "The Little Girl," was penned by Allen after his brother forwarded him the above-quoted glurge via
According to USA Today:
Allen says he and his brother have tried to track the tale's source, without any luck. It's posted on dozens of Web sitesGood luck, guys. Folklore is replete with tales of children who can
A strange coincidence related to this song is that another country singer, Allison Moorer, released a new album ("The Hardest Part") the same day as John Michael Montgomery came out with his album ("Brand New Me"). Moorer's release also includes a song ("Cold, Cold Earth," the final, hidden track) about a father who shoots his wife and then turns the gun on himself, only in this case the story is all too true
Last updated: 21 February 2007
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