I woke up this morning with my favorite Iris Dement song Sweet is the Melody rolling around in my brain. And I couldn’t (still can’t) get it out of my head.  I was humming it as I was drinking my coffee and reading the paper. Then MD picked up on it and got in her brain and we were both humming/singing it in harmony.
As you may remember from a previous post, Iris Dement is a singer/song writer from Arkansas who has made good on the folk and bluegrass music arenas with a little crossover into country and pop.
So that you can get this song in your brain, here is a YouTube of sweet-faced, sincere-sounding, crystalline-voiced Iris singing Sweet is the Melody. Enjoy.


  1. Oh, that’s just GREAT – thanks a lot – I JUST got rid of that “There ain’t no bugs on ME!” ditty from the cute little campin’ doggie on TV…that one haunted me for over a week! 😉
    Sorry. At least Sweet is the Melody has got to be better than the campin’ dog.

  2. I was not familiar with Iris before this. Thank you for introducing me to her music. I did enjoy it.
    I’m glad you’re a new fan.

  3. Sir Sorry to ask off topic
    Do you know what chapter yr ‘letter to ones Dr’ is in in PP in paperback.
    Am trying to find it to show a neighbour of ours whose Quack sounds about as informed as a piece of bread.
    thankee and again sorry for being off topic….therein lies the story of my life!
    Hi Simon–
    I thought there was a letter to physicians in Protein Power, but I couldn’t find it myself. (If anyone else can find one in there, please let me know where it is.)
    You and I may be getting confused with the Protein Power program of tapes and workbooks that we licensed to another company about 10 years back. That one did indeed have a letter (an entire packet, actually) in it for physicians.
    I’ll see if I can dig one of those out of our storage unit next time I’m there and post it. Problem is with all the new research it’s probably out of date.

  4. Never know what to expect when I check your blog. Nice!
    I forwarded this to my eighteen-year-old son (in the next room), who plays bluegrass/country. He’s always derided his parents for listening to that degenerate rock ‘n roll, though he’s recently taken an interest in some classic rock, having been forced to listen to it on XM during our long road trips together.
    Now if I could just sell him on low carb and intermittent fasting.
    The low-carb and intermittent fasting will come after he’s spent a few years feeling invincible on his diet of pizzas and cokes and suffers the consequences.
    Preventative medicine is a tough sell – preventative nutrition is almost impossible, especially to an adolescent audience.

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