Hear "Oh Sweet Lorraine" Written By a 96 Year-Old Man
for his wife of 75 years, who recently passed away
Have you heard "Oh Sweet Lorraine" yet?
It's been quite a sensation online. It's also cracked the iTunes Top 10, and sold more than 100,000 copies on iTunes . . . more than the latest singles by JUSTIN TIMBERLAKE and MILEY CYRUS.
But here's something it doesn't share with too many other hit songs: It was written by a 96-YEAR-OLD MAN.
His name is Fred Stobaugh . . . and he wrote it about his wife of 75 years, who recently passed away. Fred originally wrote the lyrics as part of a contest . . . and then they were turned into a song, which is performed by JACOB COLGAN.
TMZ reports that Fred is making quite a bit of money off the song . . . but there aren't really any specific numbers.
Supposedly, he's planning to use the money to purchase "new hearing aids."
Here's a nine-minute video that tells Fred's story. It was uploaded on YouTube back in July, and now has over 3 MILLION VIEWS.
You can hear the song at the 5:50 mark.