The Mudcat Café TM
Thread #40280   Message #576324
Posted By: Art Thieme
20-Oct-01 - 12:10 PM
Thread Name: ADD:The Way that the World Goes Round (Prine)
Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Did you ever stand and shiver...
Why the hell did they do that? I liked Riley and Maloney, musically as well as personally but taking that line was the wrong thing to do in my opinion. It seems they just grabbed it from Jack's amazing and moving portrait of a wondrous, mesmerizing and fantasic (in the the true sense of the word fantasy) occurance. His song/recitation made me really wish I'd been there or ,at least, been a fly on the wall. Jack Kerouac (and Elliott too) made me feel that way enough in the 50s and 60s that I, to an extent, lived the life they wrote about. Many a night, in many a town and festival, things happened for me in very similar ways. And it was all because of the folk scene.

Art Thieme