Thema: Re: about-townes: Fathers of Texas/Luckenbach Datum: 03.03.97 14:39:39 From: (Marq) Sender: Reply-to: To: Here's another birthday reminder about another father of Texas/music: The Late Great Townes Van Zandt March 7, 1944 - January 1, 1997 BLACK HAIRED BOY by Susanna Clark & Guy Clark He's a black haired boy of some confusion And he makes no excuse for the things that he's usin' He's gentle and wild and a child of the mountain His words are for singing and his days are for countin' Chorus: And he's looking for a home he's scared to find Some lady beside him and he's drunk on white wine Some lady beside him and he's drunk on white wine He's a devil in the morning and a savior at night Tomorrow's a case of whatever's right Lonesome and high are the things that he feels And the cards that he plays are the ones that he deals Chorus He's one of the chances you're entitled to take He's one of the hearts that it's too late to break I've seen him be sad and never know why Seen him fall down to laugh, seen him stand up to cry Chorus --Marq ---------------- (from the Guy Clark List:) >By the way everybody, before it's too late, > >Happy 161st Birthday Texas and 204th to Sam Houston! > ---------------------- >Well, I just got back from a very pleasant afternoon of driving up to >Luckenbach from San Antonio, to celebrate Texas Independance Day and the >release of K. R. Wood's Father's of Texas cd. It was a beautiful, clear >Texas day with the temperature in the low 70's - a great day for an >excursion into the Texas hillcountry. > >They put on a really good free concert at Luckenbach, featuring Gary P. >Nunn, Steve Fromholtz, and others. They did the music of K. R. Woods >from his Father's of Texas cd, which tells the story in narrative, song >and poem of Texas' struggle for independance from Mexico. At the start >of the program, while they were introducing the performers and naming >everyone that was on stage, one of the pickers said "And Townes Van >Zandt is here, too" which drew wide applause. > >After the show, I of course bought the cd. It has two songs by Townes, >"Will You Come To The Bower?", and the "Texas River Song", both >traditional Texas folksongs dating back to the era of the Texas >revolution. "Texas River Song", called "Brazos River Song" on the cd, is >a somewhat more "produced" version than the one of Townes' Road Songs >cd, and it is very beautiful. I had never heard Townes do "Will You Come >to the Bower" before, and IMHO it is the best song on the cd. His voice >is great on both songs. The liner notes contain a nice memorial to >Townes, too. > >There is also a song by Guy Clark, Tom T. Hall, C.B. Stubblefield and >Steve Fromholz which is nice. The album has other songs by Ray Wiley >Hubbard, John Guthrie, Red Steagall, Guich Koch, Shake Russell and >others. > >The album is an interesting quick study in Texas history and Texas music >all rolled into one, with a fair amount of poetry thrown in for good >measure. All in all, it was a good way to celebrate Texas Independance >Day! > >Barry Snell > ----------------------- Headers -------------------------------- From Mon Mar 3 08:14:15 1997 Return-Path: Received: from ( []) by (8.6.12/8.6.12) with ESMTP id IAA26438; Mon, 3 Mar 1997 08:14:11 -0500 Received: (majordom@localhost); by (940816.SGI.8.6.9/); id NAA08266; Mon, 3 Mar 1997 13:12:23 GMT Received: from ( []); by using ESMTP (940816.SGI.8.6.9/); id HAA08166; Mon, 3 Mar 1997 07:12:17 -0600 Received: from ( []) by (8.6.13/8.6.9) with SMTP id HAA22907 for ; Mon, 3 Mar 1997 07:12:10 -0600 Message-Id: <> X-Sender: X-Mailer: Windows Eudora Version 1.4.4 Mime-Version: 1.0 Content-Type: text/plain; charset="us-ascii" Date: Mon, 03 Mar 1997 07:06:30 -0500 To: From: (Marq) Subject: Re: about-townes: Fathers of Texas/Luckenbach Sender: Precedence: bulk Reply-To: