Music: You’ll Never Walk Alone by Brittany Howard
by Bob Schwartz
You’ll Never Walk Alone is a show tune from the 1945 Rodgers and Hammerstein musical Carousel.
In the 75 years since, it has become an iconic anthem of hope.
In the 75 years since, it has been performed by hundreds of artists, including Aretha Franklin and Elvis Presley. Never as movingly as by Brittany Howard of the Alabama Shakes, now also in a soon to be stellar solo career.
When you walk through a storm
Hold your head up high
And don’t be afraid of the dark
At the end of a storm
There’s a golden sky
And the sweet silver song of a lark
Walk on through the wind
Walk on through the rain
Though your dreams be tossed and blown
Walk on, walk on
With hope in your heart
And you’ll never walk alone
You’ll never walk alone
Note: The video below is sponsored at the end by Johnnie Walker. (“Walk”, “Walker”, get it?) If you don’t drink Scotch, or don’t drink at all, or don’t appreciate clever ad people, no worries. Just ignore it. And listen. With hope in your heart.