Freitag, 1. Mai 2020

Virtual FCB - 1. May 2020 - 12

John Hurd - Sam Stone (John Prine) On John Prine's passing.

John Hurd has been a keen follower of the folk club in Bonn from the very beginning and indeed he was often the only other person in the room with me who had ever been to a folk club before. John has provided with amazing photos and write-ups of our meets in 3SongsBonn.

This is a poignant song called "Sam Stone" about a hitherto unsung hero of the Vietnam war by John Prine who recently passed on. There are two versions here so please choose one or the other depending on if you prefer John Hurd frontal or in profile
Sam Stone came home
To his wife and family
After serving in the conflict overseas
And the time that he served
Had shattered all his nerves
And left a little shrapnel in his knees
But the morphine eased the pain
And the grass grew round his brain
And gave him all the confidence he lacked
With a purple heart and a monkey on his back
There's a hole in daddy's arm where all the money goes
Jesus Christ died for nothin' I suppose
Little pitchers have big ears
Don't stop to count the years
Sweet songs never last too long on broken radios

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