'Be Careful of Stones that You' Throw by Johnny O'Keefe

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'Be Careful of Stones that You' Throw by Johnny O'Keefe
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NFSA ID:
291804
Year:
1966
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First recorded by Hank Williams in 1952, Be Careful of Stones that You Throw is the only country and western song Johnny O'Keefe ever recorded. It tells the story of a young woman, shunned by her neighbours, who dies while heroically saving the child of one of her critics. Following the winding up of his television career, this cautionary tale resonated with Johnny, who thought he was being written off by his peers in the television and music industries.