Not Bob Wills, but rather Polish composer Tekla Bdarzewska-Baranowska composed the masterwork “A Maiden’s Prayer” between 1834 and 1861. Yes, you’ve heard it right; the song has been available for more than a century already.
The composition was regarded as one of the most luxurious yet mysterious pieces in the art of music. Some have liked it for its charming and romantic melody that even classical pianist Arthur Loesser described it as “this dowdy product of ineptitude.”
The song has been a favorite of many for a long time, and even Bob Wills, one of the greatest singers of all time, chose to record his own rendition of it. According to reports, Bob Wills heard the song for the first time while he was working as a barber in Roy, New Mexico. And let’s just say that he fell head over heels for it right away.
That is why he decided to put the piece together in his own way in Western swing fashion. Thus, it immediately rose to prominence as one of Bob Wills’s biggest songs.
Meaning Behind the Song
It is always a delight to have simple yet really great music for listeners to enjoy. Because of this, Bob Wills’ incredible performance of “A Maiden’s Prayer” is a gift from above and a timeless work of art that everybody can enjoy.
The song only describes how a woman is so in love that she continues to long for her song of love for the man who beats her heart even in the dusk of dawn. However, in a horrific setting in Mary Wilkins Freeman’s ghost story, the term is also employed. The song has a really intriguing background, and each person can define it differently.
So if you want to check out the cover version of ‘A Maiden’s Prayer’ by Bob Wills, you can check out the music video below.