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Knockin' On Your Scree Door

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pompeyfolkster Such a warm and friendly vibe from John Prine on this one. Short and sweet. I love it when the bass and drums come in.
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I ain’t got nobody
Hangin’ around my doorstep
Ain’t go no loose change
Just a-hangin’ round my jeans
If you see somebody
Won’t you send ‘em over my way
I could use some help here
With a can of pork and beans

I once had a family
But they up and left me
With nothin’ but an eight track
Another Side of George Jones
I was in high cotton
Just a-bangin’ on my 6 string
A-kickin’ at the trash cans
Walkin’ skin and bones

I can see your back porch
If I close my eyes now
I can hear the train tracks
Thru the laundry on the line

I’m thinkin it’s your business
But you don’t got to answer
I’m knocking on your screen door
In the summertime

Everybody’s out there
Climbing on the trees now
A-swinging in the breeze now
A-hangin’ on the vine
I’m dreamin’ ‘bout a sailboat
I don’t need a fur coat
Underneath the dashboard
Got some sweet potato wine

I can see your back porch
If I close my eyes now
I can hear the train tracks
Thru the laundry on the line

I’m thinkin it’s your business
But you don’t got to answer
I’m knocking on your screen door
In the summertime

I’m knocking on your screen door
In the summertime

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from The Tree of Forgiveness, released April 13, 2018
John Prine: acoustic guitar and lead vocals
Pat McLaughlin: background vocals and mandolin
Dave Cobb: 12-string guitar and acoustic guitar
Jason Wilber: electric guitar
Dave Jacques: bass
Ken Blevins: drums

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John Prine Nashville

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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