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ADD: Bruised Orange (Chain of Sorrow) (John Prine)

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ENDLESS HOLE
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PLEASE DON'T BURY ME
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bfabbro@cp.duluth.mn.us 13 Jul 98 - 10:22 AM
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Subject: Words for John Prine song
From: bfabbro@cp.duluth.mn.us
Date: 13 Jul 98 - 10:22 AM

I'm looking for the title and words to a John Prine song about a boy who is killed by a local commuter train "that was comin' so slow". In the song John sings about being on his way to the church "to shovel some snow" when he hears sirens on the train track.

Bob Fabbro


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Subject: RE: Words for John Prine song
From: Roger Himler
Date: 13 Jul 98 - 06:47 PM

Dear Bob,

I feel deep shame that I cannot come up with this lyric. I believe the song was on Prine's Sweet Revenge LP. I learned this song once, and can only recall fewer words than you have posted. I checked the DT, and it is not there. It is also not on the OH BOY Records Web-Site. I'll do a little web-search. There must be some compulsive Prine fan out there.

Roger in Baltimore


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Subject: ADD:Bruised Orange (Chain of Sorrow)(Prine)
From: Roger Himler
Date: 13 Jul 98 - 07:37 PM

Bob,

I was right. For any John Prine lyrics, http://www.jpshrine.org/

BRUISED ORANGE (Chain of Sorrow)
(John Prine)

My heart's in the ice house come hill or come valley,
Like a long ago Sunday when I walked through the alley,
On a cold winter's morning to a church house,
Just to shovel some snow.
I heard sirens on the train track howl naked gettin' nuder,
An altar boy's been hit by a local commuter,
Just from walking with his back turned to the train,
That was coming so slow.

You can gaze out the window get mad and get madder,
Throw your hands in the air say "What does it matter?"
But it don't do no good to get angry,
So help me I know.
For a heart stained in anger grows weak and grows bitter,
You become your own prisoner as you watch yourself sit there,
Wrapped up in a trap of your very own,
Chain of sorrow.

I been brought down to zero pulled out and put back there,
I sat on a park bench kissed the girl with the black hair,
And my head shouted down to my heart,
You better look out below.
Hey, it ain't such a long drop don't stammer don't stutter,
From the diamonds in the sidewalk to the dirt in the gutter,
And you carry those bruises to remind you,
Wherever you go.

Roger in Baltimore



https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lFD2wZaBciY


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Subject: RE: Words for John Prine song
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Date: 13 Jul 98 - 07:48 PM

JOHN PRINE/SWEET REVENGE

SIDE A/sweet revenge/please don't bury me/ christmas in prison/blue umbrella/dear abby/ often is a word i seldom use/

SIDE B/onomatopoeia/grandpa was a carpenter/ the accident/mexican home/a good time

The accident is about a car wreck, not a train wreck


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Subject: RE: Words for John Prine song
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Date: 14 Jul 98 - 01:50 AM

Thanks Roger - I really appreciate the words and the link to the John Prine lyrics site.

Again, thanks much Bob Fabbro


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Subject: RE: Words for John Prine song
From: Roger Himler
Date: 14 Jul 98 - 05:57 AM

Yeah, I got the album wrong. The song Bruised Orange is on Prine's album of the same name, Bruised Orange. If John would entitle his songs in a more logical manner I could appear more competent.

Roger in Baltimore


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Subject: RE: Words for John Prine song
From: GUEST,patrick shields
Date: 01 Sep 00 - 12:50 PM

Lyrics for Grandpa was a Carpenter by John Prine.


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Subject: RE: Words for John Prine song
From: catspaw49
Date: 01 Sep 00 - 12:54 PM

Its generally better to start a thread with the request in the title, but in this case.....For all your Prine needs:

Click Here

Spaw


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Subject: RE: Words for John Prine song
From: catspaw49
Date: 01 Sep 00 - 12:55 PM

Hmmm......4 minutes.....not bad, but no cigar.

Spaw


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Bruised Orange (Chain of Sorrow) (J Prine
From: Joe Offer
Date: 20 Sep 18 - 07:57 PM

Here's an interview of John Prine about the story behind "Bruised Orange":


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