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.
I am really going to try and respond to your comments as soon as they come in! I'm so grateful for your notes.Also, you may comment on any post, no matter how old, and I will see it.