We were on the road back from Asheville last Tuesday when I heard that Guy Clark had died. He had been faring poorly for awhile, so it wasn’t entirely surprising, but this one still hurt deeply. Someone suggested listening to Guy Clark music all day — but we did not have a Guy Clark CD in the car with us, so I had to wait till after we made it home.
Well, I did sing a few verses to Sara in the car, which she graciously endured.
Rather than write about his music, let’s pay tribute to his music again today by sharing a handful of his wonderful songs.
She Ain’t Going Nowhere:
“…she’s just leaving…”
“…without getting killed or caught…”
“…cuz he’s one of those who knows
that life is just a leap of faith…”
“Wish I was in Austin in the Chili Parlor bar…”
“… shine like diamonds…”
If you want more than just this quick taste of the late, great Guy Clark, here is his full set from the Kerrville Folk Festival, 20 years ago — but eternally timeless, even today.
So long, Guy — thanks for all the music and songs and stories!