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Old 04-07-20, 08:05 PM
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...when I heard he had it, I figured he was not gonna survive it. By far my favorite song writer of all time.

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RIP. There were times his songs helped get me through.

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Young...

and "more seasoned..."

w bonnie rait...

my wife hates this song... but she introduced me to John Prine music...

"...just a hard way to go..."

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That sucks bigtime. Seen him numerous times in small places here in the Los Angeles area; he never could fill a big place since his songs occupied an odd place between country and folk music. We can thank (the late) Steve Goodman and Kris Kristofferson for putting him on the map.

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We will miss you John.

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Originally Posted by genec View Post
Young...
w bonnie rait...
https://youtu.be/KOW-Eoms07c

my wife hates this song... but she introduced me to John Prine music...

"...just a hard way to go..."
Susan Tedeschi/Tedeschi Trucks does a nice cover of Angel From Montgomery.
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Originally Posted by genec View Post
Young...
https://youtu.be/9CDLCr0fxOQ

and "more seasoned..."
https://youtu.be/q3qr4xi0RTk

w bonnie rait...
https://youtu.be/KOW-Eoms07c

my wife hates this song... but she introduced me to John Prine music...

"...just a hard way to go..."
Listen to Susan Tedeschi's version on her first album. Brings tears every time I hear it.

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Now it's John Prine

Now it is John Prine. Too many artists lost this year.

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Yep, more suck from this virus S**TSHOW,

RIP John, Godspeed.
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So sad, what a great talent. Some of his songs are burned into my psyche.


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Originally Posted by genec View Post
Young...
https://youtu.be/9CDLCr0fxOQ

and "more seasoned..."
https://youtu.be/q3qr4xi0RTk

w bonnie rait...
https://youtu.be/KOW-Eoms07c

my wife hates this song... but she introduced me to John Prine music...

"...just a hard way to go..."
It was never one of my favorite JP songs either until I learned that an “Angel from Montgomery” is Alabama prison slang for a pardon from the governor. Knowing that changed the way I listened to the song and made me further respect Johns songwriting ability. My all time favorite cover is Susan Tedeschi doing a live version where she mixes in Sugaree. Great stuff.

I was listening to JP music before I knew who John was, so many people were covering his stuff. My all around favorites are when he would hook up with his friend Steve Goodman, also a great writer we lost too early.
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It was never one of my favorite JP songs either until I learned that an “Angel from Montgomery” is Alabama prison slang for a pardon from the governor.
The only hit I got for that was this (without any reference).

John Prine song notes

Prine, himself, seem not to have mentioned that meaning (there seems to be quite a lot from Prine talking about his songs.

This mentions it too but it appears to be taken from jpshrine.org.

https://songmeanings.com/songs/view/142823/

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