Lyrics & Knowledge Personal Pages Record Shop Auction Links Radio & Media Kids Membership Help
The Mudcat Cafemuddy

Post to this Thread - Sort Descending - Printer Friendly - Home


Obit: Guy Clark - Songwriter (1941-2016)

DigiTrad:
BANG THE DRUM SLOWLY
HOME GROWN TOMATOES
THE RANDALL KNIFE


Related threads:
Lyr Add: El Coyote (Guy Clark) (9)
Lyr Req: Laverne and Captain Flint (Guy Clark) (9)
Your favourite Guy Clark song (42)
Guy Clark tribute album (9)
Lyr Req: The Cornmeal Waltz - Guy Clark (5)
Lyr Req: The Cape (Guy Clark) (6)
Guy Clark-- name of his album (6)
Guy Clark is coming to Stan Rogers (12)
Guy Clarke gigs in the uk (12)
Lyr Req: The South Coast of Texas (Guy Clark) (7)
Any fans of Guy Clark? (28)
Eric Taylor/Guy Clark - underrated.... (8)
guy clark, townes, and steve earle (15)
Lyr Req: Dublin Blues (Guy Clark) (10)
Guy Clark on Folk Roots/Folk Branches (8)
Lyr Req: LA Freeway (Guy Clark) (17)
Need Guy Clark Tour/Appearance Schedule (2)
Need Tab for Guy Clark Stuff (12)
Lyr Req: The Randall Knife (Guy Clark) (6)
Lyr Req: Dublin Blues (Guy Clark) (4)
Lyr Req: New Cut Road (Guy Clark) (9)
Lyr Req: Georgia on a Fast Train (Billy Joe Shaver (11)
Lyr Req: Black Diamond Strings (Guy Clark) (3) (closed)
Lyr Req: Desperados Waiting for a Train (Guy Clark (7)


voyager 17 May 16 - 10:38 AM
Wesley S 17 May 16 - 10:51 AM
Jeri 17 May 16 - 11:16 AM
frogprince 17 May 16 - 11:16 AM
GUEST,henryp 17 May 16 - 11:40 AM
GUEST,Larry the Radio Guy 17 May 16 - 01:11 PM
GUEST,Janie 17 May 16 - 01:34 PM
Joe Offer 17 May 16 - 01:37 PM
G-Force 17 May 16 - 01:38 PM
voyager 17 May 16 - 05:01 PM
Janie 17 May 16 - 08:18 PM
Elmore 17 May 16 - 08:23 PM
Andrez 18 May 16 - 12:27 AM
David C. Carter 18 May 16 - 05:02 AM
GUEST,Roger Knowles 18 May 16 - 06:13 AM
mkebenn 18 May 16 - 07:05 AM
Bee-dubya-ell 18 May 16 - 07:33 AM
PHJim 18 May 16 - 10:27 AM
frogprince 18 May 16 - 04:18 PM
Janie 18 May 16 - 08:33 PM
GUEST 19 May 16 - 07:45 AM
GUEST,jim bainbridge 20 May 16 - 07:41 AM
GUEST,jim bainbridge 20 May 16 - 07:43 AM
GUEST,Severn 20 May 16 - 02:23 PM
GUEST,Dave Illingworth 22 May 16 - 05:21 AM
Share Thread
more
Lyrics & Knowledge Search [Advanced]
DT  Forum
Sort (Forum) by:relevance date
DT Lyrics:









Subject: Obit: Guy Clark - Songwriter
From: voyager
Date: 17 May 16 - 10:38 AM

On the newswire this morning -

Guy Clark ' Iconic Texas Songwriter Dies at 74

Waylon is up there waiting for another Honky Tonk Hero -

Where does it go,the good Lord only knows
It seems like it was just the other day
I was down at Green Gables, hawking them tables
And generally blowing all my hard earned pay
Piano rolled blues,danced holes in my shoes
There weren't another other way to be
For loveable losers, no account boozers
And honky tonk heroes like me


Post - Top - Home - Printer Friendly - Translate

Subject: RE: Obit: Guy Clark - Songwriter
From: Wesley S
Date: 17 May 16 - 10:51 AM

Yup. Sad News.

NEW YORK (AP) — Grammy-winning singer-songwriter Guy Clark has died.

Clark died Tuesday at his home in Nashville, Tennessee, according to his manager, Keith Case. He was 74 and had been in poor health, although Case didn't give an official cause of death.

A native of Monahans, Texas, Clark was known for such hits as "L.A. Freeway" and "Desperados Waiting for a Train," and his songs were covered by Johnny Cash, Vince Gill, Ricky Skaggs and many others. In 2014, his "My Favorite Picture of You" won a Grammy for best folk album.

Clark also was a mentor for such future stars as Steve Earle and Rodney Crowell.


Post - Top - Home - Printer Friendly - Translate

Subject: RE: Obit: Guy Clark - Songwriter
From: Jeri
Date: 17 May 16 - 11:16 AM

Looks like he chased down that train.


Post - Top - Home - Printer Friendly - Translate

Subject: RE: Obit: Guy Clark - Songwriter
From: frogprince
Date: 17 May 16 - 11:16 AM

Another great one gone. I'd rate him as a lyric poet of the first order.


Post - Top - Home - Printer Friendly - Translate

Subject: RE: Obit: Guy Clark - Songwriter
From: GUEST,henryp
Date: 17 May 16 - 11:40 AM

Thank you, Guy.

You contributed some of the best.


Post - Top - Home - Printer Friendly - Translate

Subject: RE: Obit: Guy Clark - Songwriter
From: GUEST,Larry the Radio Guy
Date: 17 May 16 - 01:11 PM

What a huge huge loss! He was still performing and recording as far as I know. I always considered much of his songs to be 'Zen Country'.   Songs like "Stuff that Works", "Desperados Waiting for a Train", The Cape, The Randall Knife, Come From the Heart (actually written by his wife, Susanna, who died four years ago), and so many more!


Post - Top - Home - Printer Friendly - Translate

Subject: RE: Obit: Guy Clark - Songwriter
From: GUEST,Janie
Date: 17 May 16 - 01:34 PM

Very sad news. Definitely first order, and mentor to so many other songwriters. Do you reckon he, Townes and Suzanne are all hanging out around the table, reunited?

He had been in declining health for quite some time and had to cancel the last run of shows he had scheduled - several months to a year ago. His biography, "Without Getting Killed or Caught", is due out in Oct. 2016, and a documentary film by the same title is also in progress. Advance trailer of the film is available on Youtube.


Post - Top - Home - Printer Friendly - Translate

Subject: RE: Obit: Guy Clark - Songwriter (1941-2016)
From: Joe Offer
Date: 17 May 16 - 01:37 PM

Ah, there's gonna be a big feast of homegrown tomatoes today, up in the Great Somewhere.

He gave us some great songs, and he was a wonderful performer. May he rest in peace.

-Joe-


Post - Top - Home - Printer Friendly - Translate

Subject: RE: Obit: Guy Clark - Songwriter (1941-2016)
From: G-Force
Date: 17 May 16 - 01:38 PM

He was definitely "Ol' No.1". RIP sir.


Post - Top - Home - Printer Friendly - Translate

Subject: RE: Obit: Guy Clark - Songwriter (1941-2016)
From: voyager
Date: 17 May 16 - 05:01 PM

A fine tribute to the songwriter/luthier -

Guy Clark Tribute Article - Nashville Tennessean (w/ photos)


Post - Top - Home - Printer Friendly - Translate

Subject: RE: Obit: Guy Clark - Songwriter (1941-2016)
From: Janie
Date: 17 May 16 - 08:18 PM

NPR replayed a fine, brief interview from 2013 in remembrance today.

http://www.npr.org/2016/05/17/478417208/nashville-singer-songwriter-guy-clark-dies-at-74


Post - Top - Home - Printer Friendly - Translate

Subject: RE: Obit: Guy Clark - Songwriter (1941-2016)
From: Elmore
Date: 17 May 16 - 08:23 PM

Wish I had seen this great artist in person.RIP


Post - Top - Home - Printer Friendly - Translate

Subject: RE: Obit: Guy Clark - Songwriter (1941-2016)
From: Andrez
Date: 18 May 16 - 12:27 AM

Old Number 1. What a great album. RIP from me too.

Cheers,

Andrez


Post - Top - Home - Printer Friendly - Translate

Subject: RE: Obit: Guy Clark - Songwriter (1941-2016)
From: David C. Carter
Date: 18 May 16 - 05:02 AM

He played at a club here in Paris,called:New Morning.

A great evening.He was the only one not dressed like a Cowboy!

RIP


Post - Top - Home - Printer Friendly - Translate

Subject: RE: Obit: Guy Clark - Songwriter (1941-2016)
From: GUEST,Roger Knowles
Date: 18 May 16 - 06:13 AM

Another fine, superlative writer and artiste gone. RIP.


Post - Top - Home - Printer Friendly - Translate

Subject: RE: Obit: Guy Clark - Songwriter (1941-2016)
From: mkebenn
Date: 18 May 16 - 07:05 AM

Crap, another one. I'll shed a tear and more for him. Mike


Post - Top - Home - Printer Friendly - Translate

Subject: RE: Obit: Guy Clark - Songwriter (1941-2016)
From: Bee-dubya-ell
Date: 18 May 16 - 07:33 AM

Guy found the profound within the commonplace in the same way a sculptor finds a thing of beauty within a block of stone.


Post - Top - Home - Printer Friendly - Translate

Subject: RE: Obit: Guy Clark - Songwriter (1941-2016)
From: PHJim
Date: 18 May 16 - 10:27 AM

We've lost a number of great musicians this year: Merle Haggard, Lonnie Mack, Prince, David Bowie. . . but somehow Guy seems the greatest loss to me.

I only saw him once at the Winnipeg Folk Festival a few decades back. I recall a small workshop stage hosted by Ian Tyson and featuring Jerry Jeff Walker, Lyle Lovett and Guy Clark. I was already a fan of Ian, Jerry Jeff and Guy, but it was my first time seeing Lyle (while he still had big hair). I soon became a fan of his too.

I spent much of yesterday listening to Guy and playing his songs.


Post - Top - Home - Printer Friendly - Translate

Subject: RE: Obit: Guy Clark - Songwriter (1941-2016)
From: frogprince
Date: 18 May 16 - 04:18 PM

"Guy found the profound within the commonplace in the same way a sculptor finds a thing of beauty within a block of stone."

Bingo; I was trying to find how to express just that myself, and you nailed it.


Post - Top - Home - Printer Friendly - Translate

Subject: RE: Obit: Guy Clark - Songwriter (1941-2016)
From: Janie
Date: 18 May 16 - 08:33 PM

What Froggy said, BWL. You nailed it.


Post - Top - Home - Printer Friendly - Translate

Subject: RE: Obit: Guy Clark - Songwriter (1941-2016)
From: GUEST
Date: 19 May 16 - 07:45 AM

Be Gone Forever - from the commonplace;

Sometimes a loser, sometimes a hero
This is a lonely captain's story
Sword and a pistol by his side

Do Lord, oh do remember him
Yes, yes, remember him

to the universal;

Sometimes we're ugly, not really worth it
This is a lonely planet's story
We're the third one from the sun

Do Lord, oh do remember us
Yes, yes, remember us


Post - Top - Home - Printer Friendly - Translate

Subject: RE: Obit: Guy Clark - Songwriter (1941-2016)
From: GUEST,jim bainbridge
Date: 20 May 16 - 07:41 AM

'Stuff that works, stuff that holds up
The kind of stuff you don't hang on the wall
Stuff that's real, stuff you feel
The mind of stuff you reach for when you fall'

doesn't that sum up what's good in music, and in life?


Post - Top - Home - Printer Friendly - Translate

Subject: RE: Obit: Guy Clark - Songwriter (1941-2016)
From: GUEST,jim bainbridge
Date: 20 May 16 - 07:43 AM

sorry for typo- last line should read 'kind' not 'mind'


Post - Top - Home - Printer Friendly - Translate

Subject: RE: Obit: Guy Clark - Songwriter (1941-2016)
From: GUEST,Severn
Date: 20 May 16 - 02:23 PM

Add James King and John Wright to the list of departed, but I agree that Guy Clark was the biggest loss of those who have passed away and should be on all those magazine covers. His insights, lyrics and stories were superior to any of the others mentioned, and he even went by his real name and wore clothes I'd wear myself while imparting his wisdom and honesty.


Post - Top - Home - Printer Friendly - Translate

Subject: RE: Obit: Guy Clark - Songwriter (1941-2016)
From: GUEST,Dave Illingworth
Date: 22 May 16 - 05:21 AM

What a great loss.   Amen to all that has been said above.
Lucky to have seen him in London several   times, including the 1978 support spot for Emmylou at Hammersmith Odeon. Just finished listening to my seven LPs and ten CDs -   what a body of work.
"Let Him Roll."


Post - Top - Home - Printer Friendly - Translate
  Share Thread:
More...

Reply to Thread
Subject:  Help
From:
Preview   Automatic Linebreaks   Make a link ("blue clicky")


Mudcat time: 17 July 5:37 PM EDT

[ Home ]

All original material is copyright © 1998 by the Mudcat Café Music Foundation, Inc. All photos, music, images, etc. are copyright © by their rightful owners. Every effort is taken to attribute appropriate copyright to images, content, music, etc. We are not a copyright resource.