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Chris in Wheaton John Prine & Library of Congress (27) RE: John Prine & Library of Congress 13 Apr 05

I wrote the Prine site and asked if the LOC would sell a copy of video - they suggested we all write and ask them to do that - it's the next thing I do!!

Lake Marie is a lake near Lake Geneva - close to Chicago - where all the folks used to drive to in the Summer - before air conditioning.   I would guess the song is a confluence of childhood memories there at the lake and the crime stories that were so common in Chicago in the '50's about bodies being found in the forest preserves - the traditional spot for leaving mob murder victims. Remember Jake "Greasy Thumb" Gusik and Paul "the Waiter" Ricca?

Looking forward to hearing your interview, Mike.

Chris in Da Loop

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