John Prine - dead at 73

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  1. Robbie

    Robbie Friend of Fred

    Jun 17, 2013
    Sarnia Ontario Canada
  2. Echocat23

    Echocat23 Electromatic

    Jan 4, 2018
    Kansas City
    My father used to to play this song when he needed cheering up and now I do the same. Love this live version where he goes into the story. RIP.
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  3. benjwri

    benjwri Country Gent

    Oct 27, 2011
    Central ON Can
  4. wabash slim

    wabash slim Gretschified

    Feb 10, 2010
    lafayette in
    Vaya con Dios, John.
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  5. drmilktruck

    drmilktruck I Bleed Orange

    May 17, 2009
    Plymouth, MN
    I know him more by reputation and cover versions of his songs, but will rectify that now. RIP.
  6. Freshy

    Freshy Synchromatic

    Sep 30, 2017
    Homosassa FLA
    I hate pawn shops and old graveyards,
    Cause they always bring me tears.
    Cant forgive the way they robbed me,
    Of my childhood souvenirs.
  7. Jelly Roll Horton

    Jelly Roll Horton Country Gent

    Nov 10, 2017
    Portland, OR
    His first album grabbed me and never let go. Lifelong songs. :(
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  8. BrianSelzer

    BrianSelzer Electromatic

    Jan 19, 2020
    So sad, but yet hearing his words on his last record make me smile.
    Thank you John and fare well!

    when I get to heaven (2019)
    When I get to heaven, I'm gonna shake God's hand
    Thank him for more blessings than one man can stand
    Then I'm gonna get a guitar and start a rock-n-roll band
    Check into a swell hotel; ain't the afterlife grand?

    And then I'm gonna get a cocktail: vodka and ginger ale
    Yeah, I'm gonna smoke a cigarette that's nine miles long
    I'm gonna kiss that pretty girl on the tilt-a-whirl
    'Cause this old man is goin' to town
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  9. JC higgy

    JC higgy Friend of Fred

    Jun 6, 2008
    Belfast Norn Iron
  10. allmodcons

    allmodcons Electromatic

    Oct 9, 2008
    Halfmoon Bay,B.C.
    Sad. I have great memories of my brother playing the "SweetRevenge"album for me......and discovering John Prine.
  11. pmac11

    pmac11 Country Gent

    Mar 4, 2018
    Toronto, Ontario
    I saw him as a teenager at the Ontario Place Forum. Never been moved to tears at a concert before. Haven't since. What a giant.
  12. Jelly Roll Horton

    Jelly Roll Horton Country Gent

    Nov 10, 2017
    Portland, OR
    “A question ain’t really a question, if you know the answer, too." Thank you, John, for your wisdom.
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  13. slickfaster

    slickfaster Synchromatic

    Dec 29, 2009
    Unfortunately I did not know who John Prine was until recently.. was enjoying a beer alone at local pub n a duet came on juke box, John Prine ... my attention turned from the “build a car show” to a song of a couples appreciation for each other... I pined over my X.
    In spite of our selves.
    God rest your sole Mr. John Prine
    You’ll remain an inspiration
    Last edited: Apr 9, 2020
  14. wildeman

    wildeman Gretschified

    May 10, 2015
    That's what's up! John Prine was too damn cool. We're all gonna miss him, weather we know it, or not.
  15. lp_bruce

    lp_bruce Gretschie

    Apr 28, 2019
    Metro Detroit
    I ran across this tribute video to John Prine. This is her description of the video:

    A tribute to the great John Prine. I learned of his passing last night. I cried all day today, then wrote this. Almost made it through the take without crying! Borrowed John’s melody and a bunch of his words, like I often do. They’re embossed on all my guts. I wouldn't know what songs are without his. John, we’ll never thank you enough. #RIPJohnPrine

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  16. Tony65x55

    Tony65x55 Gretschified

    Sep 23, 2011
    The 'Shwa, Ontario, Canada
    That's very touching. Thanks.
  17. Gasee

    Gasee Gretschie

    Jun 4, 2009
    North Wales
    God Bless You John - You will be truly missed...
    John Prine.jpg
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