It’s a story about a man’s reluctant return to the fields of home after the Civil War.
Men mustering out drifted across the country, some headed home, some were unable to settle.
One morning Tom worked the field when the neighbor boy came running. Trouble. Tom made haste to the neighbor’s farm and two dead bodies…a scarecrow man…she shot him–that woman Addie Varn. And her husband…killed. And she is ready to foal and there is only Tom and the big blue sky.
And love comes into his hands.
The widow calls her Janey.
And so he’s going west…he can’t stay. He’ll help out for now.
But soon enough…duty calls….
One more ride.
But it is hard to leave her…he walks those first ten miles. And then that horse that comes out of nowhere….
Maybe it’s a sign…he’ll get back to her.
Oh, Addie Varn.