Tuesday, April 11, 2006

Thinking of John Hartford as I go to fix my eggs and coffee

"Well, he's just a feller worked on the river all his life by a paddlewheel
You say he's old fashioned, but that ain't no big deal
Well, it's too thick to navigate and it's to thin to plow
So let him go on, mama, and don't put him down for it now...."

We love that song, don't we? Yase!

(John Hartford's "Mark Twang" album. Let Him Go On Mama)

5 Comments:

At 8:02 PM, Blogger oklahoma exile said...

"You're as pretty as he is ugly
He's the happiest man alive
You got him into believing
Old men are back in style...."

 
At 8:15 PM, Blogger ZebraDreaming said...

"Now, you see these 'Oysters Bienville'
And this baked potato skin
I eat 'em so I can grow up to be
An old man just like him...."

 
At 10:35 PM, Blogger oklahoma exile said...

"Well, he comes from a real oldtime way of life, he had to fight to just learn how
He might’ve even voted for Nixon once, but I’m sure he sees that now
Well, Friday night he makes the best damn gumbo you’d ever want to eat
Saturday morning ‘fore everyone’s up, he’s gone off down to the fleet"

 
At 12:47 PM, Blogger ZebraDreaming said...

"He's just a feller worked on the river
All his life by a paddlewheel
You say he's old fashioned
But that ain't no big deal...."

 
At 4:41 PM, Blogger oklahoma exile said...

It's too thick to navigate
and it's too thin to plow
Let him go on, mama
Don't put 'im down for it now

 

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