Here’s a plain country song for a sultry summer night. It’s also a nod to an old country-music tradition, as exemplified by “Tennessee Waltz” and “New Partner Waltz”: the waltz of romantic betrayal. This time around, though, the situation is experienced not by the betrayed, but by the betrayers, who are suddenly facing both closing time and a big decision.

This version of “Last Call Waltz” is performed by Doug Hubley and Gretchen Schaefer, aka Day for Night, at Quill, Westbrook, Maine, in June 2018.

Hear “Last Call Waltz” below! Buy it on Bandcamp! (“Last Call Waltz” copyright © 2015 by Douglas L. Hubley. All rights reserved. Photo by Minolta self-timer.)

Doug Hubley and Gretchen Schaefer are Day for Night.




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