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John Brock


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Post  Posted 7 Apr 2020 5:46 pm    
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A true american intitution....just sat tonight earlier and played Marie...so sad RIP troubador.
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Brooks Montgomery


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Post  Posted 7 Apr 2020 5:48 pm    
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God damn it.
Sorry. Can’t help it.
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Jim Cohen


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Post  Posted 7 Apr 2020 6:11 pm    
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Sad
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Dave Mudgett


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Post  Posted 7 Apr 2020 6:21 pm    
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Words fail me. Sad
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Jim Robbins

 

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Ontario, Canada
Post  Posted 7 Apr 2020 6:31 pm    
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"with Paradise waiting, just five miles away from wherever I am"
RIP
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rick andrews

 

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Westminster Co 80031
Post  Posted 7 Apr 2020 6:35 pm    
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What Brooks said.
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Donna Dodd


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Acworth, Georgia, USA
Post  Posted 7 Apr 2020 6:37 pm    
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So sorry to hear this...
Rest In Peace...
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Eric Sprado

 

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Post  Posted 7 Apr 2020 7:01 pm     John Prine
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"Son died in Korea and nobody's ever told me why".God, he knew the pain, knew America. At 74 I let myself start to cry and I'm crying.
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Bill McCloskey

 

Post  Posted 7 Apr 2020 7:14 pm    
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First saw him in 1972 when he was touring with Steve Goodman. they played a club in Boulder for a week, and I went every night.

So sad to hear.
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Bill Sinclair


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Hagerstown, Maryland, USA
Post  Posted 7 Apr 2020 7:18 pm    
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Damn. Listened to this about four times tonight:

https://www.youtube.com/embed/l0EiV423j0M

Made me smile through the tears.
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Eric Sprado

 

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Oregon, USA
Post  Posted 7 Apr 2020 8:09 pm     Thanks
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Thanks Bill: That was as good a choice as could be made and you're right,made me smile through the tears..
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Godfrey Arthur


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3rd Rock
Post  Posted 7 Apr 2020 8:56 pm    
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Godspeed John!

If ever lyrics meant something in these modern times it would have to be this Spanish Pipedream we're living now!

Blow up your TV throw away your paper
Go to the country, build you a home
Plant a little garden, eat a lot of peaches
Try an find Jesus on your own






https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BofvfVPFbiM


I would like to caution that there is a tendency of late to politicize a celebrity death. I don't imagine John would've liked to be a part of something that can't as yet be proven. Ironic that his words of "blow up the TV" would come around and conflate an agenda seeking mileage to confuse reality.


Someday we may be able to sing:

We blew up our TV, threw away our paper
Went to the country, built us a home
Had a lot of children, fed 'em on peaches
They all found Jesus on their own



Broken hearts and dirty windows
Make life difficult to see

Love you John!

Caravan of Fools

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sOg7mAkrKJw
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Fred Treece


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California, USA
Post  Posted 7 Apr 2020 10:23 pm    
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😥
https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=DEy6EuZp9IY

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https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=xAl1R-gcq4Q
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Per Berner


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Skövde, Sweden
Post  Posted 7 Apr 2020 10:35 pm    
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Sad news, indeed. His debut album was one of the first records I ever bought as a kid. And the one he did with Mac Wiseman a few years ago is one of the most heart-warming albums ever recorded. RIP!
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Godfrey Arthur


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Post  Posted 7 Apr 2020 10:49 pm    
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https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gM9FQIvX8l0




Please Don't Bury Me

Woke up this morning
Put on my slippers
Walked in the kitchen and died
And oh what a feeling!
When my soul
Went thru the ceiling
And on up into heaven I did ride
When I got there they did say
John, it happened this way
You slipped upon the floor
And hit your head
And all the angels say
Just before you passed away
These were the very last words
That you said:

Please don't bury me
Down in that cold cold ground
No, I'd druther have "em" cut me up
And pass me all around
Throw my brain in a hurricane
And the blind can have my eyes
And the deaf can take both of my ears
If they don't mind the size
Give my stomach to Milwaukee
If they run out of beer
Put my socks in a cedar box
Just get "em" out of here
Venus de Milo can have my arms
Look out! I've got your nose
Sell my heart to the junkman
And give my love to Rose


Give my feet to the footloose
Careless, fancy free
Give my knees to the needy
Don't pull that stuff on me
Hand me down my walking cane
It's a sin to tell a lie
Send my mouth way down south
And kiss my ass goodbye




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Stu Schulman


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Post  Posted 7 Apr 2020 11:38 pm    
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Rest in Peace!
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Paul King

 

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Gainesville, Texas, USA
Post  Posted 8 Apr 2020 3:24 am    
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So sorry to hear of his passing. The virus has taken another talented man away from us. I always will remember John as being a talented song writer for sure. No telling how many big songs he penned.
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billy tam

 

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baton rouge, louisiana
Post  Posted 8 Apr 2020 3:56 am     John Prine
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What an amazing insight into the soul of mankind. Unparalleled humor even in dealing with most terrible of topics. So many wonderful lines and songs. I especially liked “Hello in there” and The Other Side of Town. He will be missed. RIP Mr. Prine.
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Barry Yasika


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Bethlehem, Pa.
Post  Posted 8 Apr 2020 6:25 am     John Prine
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I've always enjoyed John Prine's singing, songwriting and guitar playing. I'm always trying to finger pick like him. His voice changed with age and some health trouble, but for me, I thought he got better as he aged. I always got a kick out of his song "Dear Abby". Cool dude, atleast his legacy will be around for years to come.
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Don Sulesky


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Citrus County, FL, Orig. from MA & NH
Post  Posted 8 Apr 2020 7:16 am    
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What a great talent and song writer.
Rest in peace.
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Glenn Suchan

 

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Austin, Texas
Post  Posted 8 Apr 2020 7:48 am    
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So sad. Back in the early 1970's, a good friend and I used to go down to the "Old Town" district of Chicago and try our hand at open mikes in the folk clubs (I used the stage name, "Jake Foxbreath" Laughing ). Clubs like "Somebody Else's Troubles" and "The Earl of Old Town". It wasn't unusual to find other established folk singer/songwriters hanging out, such as Bonnie Koloc, Michael Smith, (the writer of the song, "The Dutchman", covered by Steve Goodman and others), Tom Dundee, Kendell Kardt, Jim Post, Ed Holstein (the writer of the song "Jazzman", covered by Pure Prairie League), Claudia Schmidt, Steve Goodman and John Prine. Those were true halcyon days for Chicago folk singers - kind of like the early 1970's were for singer/songwriters in Austin.


One amazing thing about John Prine was his eponymous first album. Every song on that album is as good or better than most songwriters ever compose. Among my favorites from that album is the song, "Far From Me" with Leo Leblanc on steel:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=G9czzlwMzBw

Rest in peace, John.


Keep on pickin'!
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Eric Dahlhoff


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Point Arena, California
Post  Posted 8 Apr 2020 8:03 am     farewell
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Ah... But fortunately I have the key to escape reality
And you may see me tonight with an illegal smile
It don't cost very much, but it lasts a long while
Won't you please tell the man I didn't kill anyone
No I'm just tryin' to have me some fun


So many great songs! Thanks John!!
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Andy DePaule


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Saigon, Viet Nam & Springfield, Oregon
Post  Posted 8 Apr 2020 8:47 am     Made for a sad night...
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The news made for a sad night.
He will be missed by so many of us. Sad
Sent out a prayer last night for his soul and his family.
He'll never be replaced, but I expect him to be a great influence to lots of future song writers.
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Jack Hanson


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San Luis Valley, USA
Post  Posted 8 Apr 2020 9:12 am    
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Wondering how a man could send a child actor
To visit in the land of the wind chill factor...
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David Ball


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North Carolina High Country
Post  Posted 8 Apr 2020 11:22 am    
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My Dad was born and raised in Madisonville, Kentucky (Hopkins County} which is next to Muhlenberg County. When he first heard John Prine sing "Paradise," he was amazed. He said that had to be written by somebody from that area (John's parents were from Muhlenburg) because of the details.

Dad and his father and uncle used to take their boat down to Paradise and the Green River and spend Sunday afternoons shooting pop bottles that they'd float in the river. And there were plenty of snakes in and out of that river. He said John had it wrong about "the world's largest shovel," though. It was actually a "drag line," but was the world's largest at the time. Technicalities, but apparently a big deal to those in the coal trade as my family was.

Anyway, what a great song writer and performer. Glad I have his records!

Dave
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