Tributes 2 to Tommy Thompson
from his friends and fans

  
From the theme "Hot Buttered Rum"
Drawings done by Judy Ingram's students at Horton Middle School, Pittsboro, NC.

 
 
Hot Buttered Rum
By Tommy Thompson

When chimney smoke hangs still and low

 
Across the stubbled fields of snow
   

 
And angry skies reach down to seize
The sorry, blackened bones of trees,
 
In the dead of winter when the silent snowbirds come,
You're my sweet maple sugar, honey, hot buttered rum.
 
When dreary Christmas decorations
Line the streets and filling stations 
 
 
And dime store Santas can't disguise
Their empty hands and empty eyes,
 
 
In the dead of winter when the tinsel angels come,
You're my sweet maple sugar, honey, hot buttered rum.
 
When gloves and boots and woolen parkas
Bring cold comfort to the heart
 
And bitter memories freeze the tongue
And songs of love are left unsung, 
 
In the dead of winter when those cold feelings come
You're my sweet maple sugar, honey, hot buttered rum.

 
 
 
 
back to the first Tributes page

Besides Tommy's section of the site, the following pages are also related to Jessie and Tommy:
Jessie's Letters - her journey with Tommy's illness and latest updates
Blurred Time "The Sleeper": the aftermath of Jessie and Bobbie's car accident
Mike Craver's "Visiting Tommy"
Roots of the Red Clay Ramblers:
Fuzzy Mountain String Band: Jessie's mom, Bobbie, recorded with Rambler Bill Hicks and others
Hollow Rock String Band: Tommy and Bobbie Thompson named this band for their community


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