A month ago in Nashville, Morrissey covered Lynn Anderson’s 1970 country hit “(I Never Promised You A) Rose Garden.” Anderson died on Thursday of a heart attack at 67, as CNN reports, and Morrissey just shared a post entitled “Lynn Anderson, RIP”on his semi-official website True To You:
A few weeks ago we were proud to play our version of ‘Rose garden’ on stage in Nashville in honor of the great Lynn Anderson.
Tonight, we hear that Lynn has gone. We were just a hand’s breadth away.
Impossible, impossible, impossible.
no words amongst the sadness …
the night of 31 July/the morning of 1 August
Watch Morrissey’ version of of “Rose Garden,” which Anderson herself reportedly appreciated, below.