Letters from a Hill Farm
OK, you made me cry. Made me remember my father's eyes when he had Alzheimer's and didn't have a clue who I was. Beautiful song.
It's such a wonderful, and important song, Barbara. When I was a girl it absolutely changed me. I've never not smiled or spoken to an old person since I first heard the song forty years ago. And I always cry when I hear it. I love John Prine's work.
I've always loved this song. I think Kris and Joan (Baez) did it together, too. Not 100% though.
It is such a good song, Les. I have heard JB sing it. Not sure about K.
Good to hear this song, and John Prine, again, Nan. Though I never met him and he is several years older than I am, he grew up in the same town as I did, Maywood, Illinois and went to the same high school, later to become a figurehead in the Chicago music scene. To Les' comment, I think Kris is credited with "discovering" Prine and I think he did also perform this. Isn't the conversation that starts over music fun? Thank you.
Another John Prine fan here.What a moving song. It's ages since I have listened to it and it is as poignant as it ever was. Thank you.
Penny, I'm so happy you told me all this! I love it. Your claim to fame. :<) And to add to all this music conversation fun, Les is related to Kris K.!Mountainear, such good words. And to think he wrote them at such a young age.
He's such a genius, isn't he?I love... "there's a big ole goofy man dancin' with a big ole goofy girl. Oooh, baby, it's a big ole goofy world".
He sure is, Pamela. Have you heard his album with Mac Wiseman - Standard Songs for Average People? It is wonderful.
Now that I am a grandmother, it seems that I am often late in replying to your most-appreciated comments. But I read them as soon as they come in, and I will write as soon as I can. Please do come back and check. I love these blogging conversations. A little addendum - I've just spent quite a long time catching up with dear notes you left me months ago!! I do hope you can get back to read them. And I'm trying to be much more prompt now!Also, you may comment on any post, no matter how old, and I will see it.