Serenity Now!

November 9, 2015


We done blown things up real good…take a deep breath. Take many deep breaths.

Another great song writer, from Lost Dogs and Mixed Blessings:

John Prine – Quit Hollerin At Me – 1995

by Russell Davidson – a guy I used to work with

and when I think of Prine, I think of Sam Stone. A song that rolls thru our brains like a thousand railroad trains:

Sam Stone from John Prine – 1971

post by joasha156

from chordie:


Sam Stone came home to the wife and family
A A7 D
After ser ving in the conflict over seas
And the time that he served had shattered all his nerves
A A7 D G D
And left a little shrapnel in his knees
But the morphine eased the pain and the grass grew around his brain
E7 A
And gave him all the confidence he lacked,
E7 A
With a purple heart and a monkey on his back
D Em7
There’s a hole in daddy’s arm where all the money goes
And Jesus Christ died for nothing I suppose
D Bm
Little pitchers have big ears, don’t stop to count the years
E7 A D
Sweet songs never last too long on broken radios hmm hmm hmm
D G A A7 D
Sam Stone’s welcome home didn’t last too long, he went to work when he’d spent his last dime
D G A A7 D
And Sammy took to stealing when he got that empty feeling for a hundred dollar habit without over time
And the gold rolled through his veins like a thousand railroad trains
E7 A E7 A
And eased his mind in the hours that he chose while the kids ran around wearing other peoples clothes
D G A A7 D
Sam Stone was alone when he popped his last balloon climbing walls while sitting in a chair
D G A A7 D
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
E7 A E7 A
But trade his house that he bought on a GI bill for a flag draped casket on a local heroes hill
Corrected by Jude68. View original
A A7 Bm D E7 Em7 G

variations – click chord images

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