Wednesday mourning rouser

“A glooming peace this morning with it brings,” wrote Mr. Shakespeare, and things are indeed gloomy for many people this morning. Democrats in a mood to celebrate Mark Dayton’s victory in the governor’s race can’t really pop the champagne corks, given the sad news about Elizabeth Edwards and the party’s widespread despair over the tax-cut compromise. Republicans who might otherwise rejoice at the tax-cut compromise have to watch Tom Emmer give up his quest for the governor’s office.

So in honor of all those who are sad this morning, here’s the sweetest, saddest song there is.

Besides James Taylor and Yo-Yo Ma, that’s Edgar Meyer and Mark O’Connor performing the music of Stephen Foster. Now, go have a better day.