Here on this John Prine cover songs page you'll find a collection of demo covers and full lesson tutorials available for purchase along with several free chord sheets in pdf. format. Help yourself to the free chord sheets where available.
Born - October 10, 1946 – Died April 7, 2020 - (age 73)
Band member Pat McLaughlin co-wrote this song with John Prine for his 2005 album, "Fair & Square". John Prine must have been one of only a few artists who went through their entire career's and never released a single. He was a guest on three artists singles, but none of his songs were ever released as singles.
This song hails from John Prine's debut album "John Prine" from 1971. This song isn't about smoking dope. John said he wrote the song about himself smiling at things that many people never smiled at while he was growing up. But it happened to fit well with the hippie movement who sort of adopted the song and John never bothered to explain the true source of the song.
This song appears on his debut album from 1971. In the song John makes reference that he wants his ashes spread in the Green River in Kentucky where the town of Paradise Ky is located. When John passed in 2020, half of his ashes were released in the river and the other half buried next to his parents.
Sam Stone appeared on the 1971 debut album by John Prine and addresses the addiction issue that seems to consume many war veterans after returning from a war environment. This song is mainly addressing heroin addiction.