Heard It in a Love Song: Lost Love Immortalized in Lyrics

Fred Stobaugh penned a winning love song for his departed wife of 73 years.
1:48 | 08/25/13

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Finally tonight, a love song, the bittersweet lyrics about a woman named lorraine, written by the husband who just lost his love of 75 years. But he never knew it would be put to music. Here's abc's susan saulny. Repr: The year was 1938. Fred remembers first seeing the love of his life at an a&w root beer stand. She was a car hop. The waitress delivering the food. She was just the prettiest girl I ever saw. Reporter: They were married for 73 years. Just this april, he lost lorraine. She was 91. Not long after, he began writing a song about her. After she passed away, I just was sitting in the front room one evening by myself and it just come right to me almost. Reporter: With his song written, fred then entered a contest in a newspaper looking for the best song. The winner would have that produced. Fred just sent his words in. Instead of a video, we received a very large envelope. The letter was just so heartwarming and we said, fred, we're going to record your song. Reporter: When it was done, they invited him to listen to it for the first time. I've actually been nervous giving someone a song that we have taken. Reporter: They gave fred the headphones. Tell mel when you're ready. Reporter: Fred's words, put to music. Missing his love. Tonight, fred with a song to remember that face he first saw years ago. Susan saulny, abc news, new york. Sweet lorraine. So many people have downloaded it on itunes. "Good morning america," first thing in the morning. Diane right back here tomorrow

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