Cliff and I were watching a rerun of Country's Family Reunion tonight when somebody announced that Bobby Bare was going to sing "Lincoln Park Inn". We were both ecstatic, because we think it's one of the best songs ever written.
"It's like a whole novel in a nutshell," I said. Cliff agreed, and then asked, "Who wrote that song?"
I grabbed my Ipad, did a search and came up with an answer that should have been obvious. Because, you know, every Tom T. Hall song I ever heard was like a novel in a nutshell.
"Old Dogs and Children and Watermelon Wine"
"The Day Clayton Delaney Died"
The list goes on. But these lyrics are among the best: