Serenity Now!

November 9, 2015

slow-down

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:

 

D G
Sam Stone came home to the wife and family
A A7 D
After ser ving in the conflict over seas
D G
And the time that he served had shattered all his nerves
A A7 D G D
And left a little shrapnel in his knees
G G
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
G A
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
G G
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
Chorus
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
G G
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
Chorus
Corrected by Jude68. View original
A A7 Bm D E7 Em7 G

variations – click chord images

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