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Lyr/Chords Req: Sam Stone (John Prine)

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GUEST,Tom Davis 14 Feb 00 - 09:55 AM
bill\sables 14 Feb 00 - 10:20 AM
bill\sables 14 Feb 00 - 11:13 AM
GUEST,Marymac90 14 Feb 00 - 12:16 PM
GUEST,Tom Davis 15 Feb 00 - 02:54 PM
bill\sables 15 Feb 00 - 06:44 PM
wysiwyg 15 Feb 00 - 07:12 PM
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Subject: HELP ME???
From: GUEST,Tom Davis
Date: 14 Feb 00 - 09:55 AM

I'm looking for the name of a tune I once heard on the radio. This is going to be quite vague,but here goes...i heard it only once, two or three years ago and i've had it in the back of my mind since... here is what i can remember of it. it is a ballad.... picked on steel-strung acoustic. it has been recorded by Bob Dylan. it contains the lyric "Sad Songs don't last as long on broken radios" i think it is about vietnam, heroin, the blues... the usual stuff. Bob Dylan didn't write it. That's all i know. i apologize again, for being so downright vague. Thanks. Tom

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Subject: RE: Lyr/Chords Req: HELP ME???
From: bill\sables
Date: 14 Feb 00 - 10:20 AM

Hi Tom , the song you are looking for is "Sam Stone" by John Prine Cheers Bill

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Subject: Lyr Add: SAM STONE (John Prine)
From: bill\sables
Date: 14 Feb 00 - 11:13 AM

SAM STONE - John Prine
As recorded by John Prine on "John Prine" (1971)

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 knee
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

CHORUS: There's a hole in daddy's arm where all the money goes
Jesus Christ died for nothing I suppose
Little pitchers have big ears, don't stop to count the years
Sweet songs never last too long on broken radios

Sam Stone's welcome home didn't last too long
He went to work when he'd spent his last dime
And Sam he took to stealing when he got that empty feeling
for a hundred-dollar habit without overtime
And the gold rolled through his veins, like a thousand railroad trains
And eased his mind in the hours that he chose
While the kids ran around wearing other people's clothes. CHORUS

Sam Stone was alone when he popped his last baloon
Climbing walls while sitting in a chair
Well he played his last request while the room smelled just like death
With an overdose hovering in the air
But life had lost its fun, and there was nothing to be done
But trade his house that he bought on the G.I. bill
For a flag-draped casket on a local hero's hill. CHORUS

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Subject: RE: Lyr/Chords Req: HELP ME???
From: GUEST,Marymac90
Date: 14 Feb 00 - 12:16 PM

Bill-you're back in circulation! Welcome back! I hope you and Lorna and the mandola had a good trip home! Check the "Children's song" thread-you might be able to answer the question. I hope I see you again on your next hop over the puddle. Luvya both, Mary

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Subject: RE: Lyr/Chords Req: HELP ME???
From: GUEST,Tom Davis
Date: 15 Feb 00 - 02:54 PM

thank you everybody for being so helpful!!

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Subject: RE: Lyr/Chords Req: HELP ME???
From: bill\sables
Date: 15 Feb 00 - 06:44 PM

So Tom why not stop being a guest and join us Cheers Bill

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Subject: RE: Lyr/Chords Req: HELP ME???
From: wysiwyg
Date: 15 Feb 00 - 07:12 PM

Tom, Come on in, the Mudcat water is fine, if you don't mind sharing a banjo!

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