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Caravan of Fools

from The Tree of Forgiveness by John Prine



The dark and distant drumming
The pounding of the hooves
The silence of everything that moves
Late at night you see them
Decked out in shiny jewels
The coming of the
Caravan of Fools

Like the wings of a dove
The waiter’s white glove
Seems to shimmer by the light of the pool
Some dull blinding winter
When you can’t help but lose
You’re running with the
Caravan of Fools

Love and devotion
Deep as any ocean
Don’t play by anybody’s rules
With your carousel of horses
And your unforeseen forces
You’re running with the
Caravan of Fools

Caravan of Fools
Caravan of Fools
You’re running with the
Caravan of Fools


from The Tree of Forgiveness, released April 13, 2018
John Prine: acoustic guitar and lead vocals
Dave Cobb: acoustic guitar and mellotron
Dave Jacques: bass
Ken Blevins: kick drum


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A two-time Grammy-winner, John Prine is among the English language’s premier phrase-turners. Almost 50 years into a remarkable career that has drawn praise from Bob Dylan, Kris Kristofferson, Bonnie Raitt, Roger Waters, Tom Petty, Bruce Springsteen & others. He is a 2019 Rock & Songwriter’s Hall of Fame inductee, a Nashville Songwriters Hall of Fame member and a PEN New England Lyrics Award. ... more

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