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John Prine (born October 10, 1946) is an American country and folk singer-songwriter from Maywood, Illinois. He has been active as a composer, recording artist, and live performer since the early 1970s. He's been described as "the Mark Twain of American music" and a "songwriter's songwriter".

One of Bob Dylan's six favorite songwriters, Prine's songs have been covered by such diverse artists as Johnny Cash, Roger Waters, Steve Goodman, David Allan Coe, John Denver, Ron Sexsmith, The Everly Brothers, Nanci Griffith, Miranda Lambert, Kacey Musgraves, Norah Jones, Bon Iver and numerous others. He won the 1991 Grammy Award for Best Contemporary Folk Album: The Missing Years.

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01. Illegal Smile
02. Spanish Pipedream
03. Hello in There
04. Sam Stone
05. Paradise
06. Pretty Good
07. Your Flag Decal Won't Get You Into Heaven Anymore
08. Far From Me
09. Angel From Montgomery
10. Quiet Man
11. Donald and Lydia
12. Six O'Clock News
13. Flashback Blues


01. Everybody
02. The Torch Singer
03. Souvenirs
04. The Late John Garfield Blues
05. Sour Grapes
06. Billy the Bum
07. The Frying Pan
08. Yes, I Guess They Oughta Name a Drink After You
09. Take the Star Out of the Window
10. The Great Compromise
11. Clocks and Spoons
12. Rocky Mountain Time
13. Diamonds in the Rough


01. Sweet Revenge
02. Please Don't Bury Me
03. Christmas in Prison
04. Dear Abby
05. Blue Umbrella
06. Often Is a Word I Seldom Use
07. Onomatopoeia
08. Grandpa Was a Carpenter
09. The Accident (Things Could Be Worse)
10. Mexican Home
11. A Good Time
12. Nine Pound Hammer


01. Middleman
02. Common Sense
03. Come Back to Us Barbara Lewis Hare Krishna Beauregard
04. Wedding Day in Funeralville
05. Way Down
06. My Own Best Friend
07. Forbidden Jimmy
08. Saddle in the Rain
09. That Close to You
10. He Was in Heaven Before He Died
11. You Never Can Tell


01. Fish and Whistle
02. There She Goes
03. If You Don't Want My Love
04. That's the Way That the World Goes 'Round
05. Bruised Orange (Chain of Sorrow)
06. Sabu Visits the Twin Cities Alone
07. Aw Heck
08. Crooked Piece of Time
09. Iron Ore Betty
10. The Hobo Song


01. Chinatown
02. Automobile
03. Killing the Blues
04. No Name Girl
05. Saigon
06. This Cold War With You
07. Baby Let's Play House
08. Down by the Side of the Road
09. How Lucky
10. Ubangi Stomp


01. Shop Talk
02. Living in the Future
03. It's Happening to You
04. Sleepy Eyed Boy
05. All Night Blue
06. Just Wanna Be With You
07. Storm Windows
08. Baby Ruth
09. One Red Rose
10. I Had a Dream


01. Be My Friend Tonight
02. Aimless Love
03. Me, Myself and I
04. The Oldest Baby in the World
05. Slow Boat to China
06. The Bottomless Lake
07. Maureen, Maureen
08. Somewhere Someone's Falling in Love
09. People Puttin' People Down
10. Unwed Fathers
11. Only Love


01. Lulu Walls
02. Speed of the Sound of Loneliness
03. Out of Love
04. Sailin' Around
05. If She Were You
06. Linda Goes to Mars
07. Let's Talk Dirty in Hawaiian
08. I Just Want to Dance With You
09. Love, Love, Love
10. Bad Boy
11. They'll Never Take Her Love From Me
12. Paradise


01. Picture Show
02. All the Best
03. The Sins of Memphisto
04. Everybody Wants to Feel Like You
05. It's a Big Old Goofy World
06. I Want to Be With You Always
07. Daddy's Little Pumpkin
08. Take a Look at My Heart
09. Great Rain
10. Way Back Then
11. Unlonely
12. You Got Gold
13. Everything Is Cool
14. Jesus: the Missing Years


01. Everything Is Cool
02. All the Best
03. Silent Night All Day Long
04. If You Were the Woman and I Was the Man - Chords
05. Silver Bells
06. I Saw Mommy Kissing Santa Claus
07. Christmas in Prison
08. A John Prine Christmas


01. New Train
02. Ain't Hurtin' Nobody
03. All the Way With You
04. We Are the Lonely
05. Lake Marie
06. Humidity Built the Snowman
07. Day Is Done
08. Quit Hollerin' at Me
09. Big Fat Love
10. Same Thing Happened to Me
11. This Love Is Real
12. Leave the Lights On
13. He Forgot That It Was Sunday
14. I Love You So Much It Hurts


01. We're Not the Jet Set
02. So Sad
03. Wedding Bells > Let's Turn Back the Years
04. When Two Worlds Collide
05. Milwaukee Here I Come
06. I Know One
07. It's a Cheating Situation
08. Back Street Affair
09. Loose Talk
10. Let's Invite Them Over
11. Till a Tear Becomes a Rose
12. In a Town This Size
13. We Could
14. We Must Have Been Out of Our Minds
15. In Spite of Ourselves
16. Dear John (I Sent Your Saddle Home)

2005 - FAIR & SQUARE

01. Glory of True Love
02. Crazy as a Loon
03. Long Monday
04. Taking a Walk
05. Some Humans Ain't Human
06. My Darlin' Hometown
07. Morning Train
08. The Moon Is Down
09. Clay Pigeons
10. She Is My Everything
11. I Hate It When That Happens to Me
12. Bear Creek Blues
13. The Other Side of Town
14. Safety Joe


01. Who's Gonna Take the Garbage Out
02. Storms Never Last
03. Falling in Love Again
04. Color of the Blues
05. I'm Tellin' You
06. Remember Me
07. Look at Us
08. Dim Lights, Thick Smoke and Loud, Loud Music
09. Fifteen Years Ago
10. Cold, Cold Heart
11. Dreaming My Dreams With You
12. Mental Cruelty
13. Mr. and Mrs. Used To Be
14. My Happiness
15. Just Waitin'


01. Knockin' on Your Screen Door - Chords
02. I Have Met My Love Today - Chords
03. Egg and Daughter Nite, Lincoln Nebraska, 1967 (Crazy Bone) - Chords
04. Summer's End - Chords
05. Caravan of Fools - Chords
06. The Lonesome Friends of Science - Chords
07. No Ordinary Blue - Chords
08. Boundless Love - Chords
09. God Only Knows - Chords
10. When I Get to Heaven
- Chords


01. A Star, a Jewel, and a Hoax
02. Carousel of Love
03. Dancing on the Wall
04. Dual Custody
05. How Much Tequila Did I Drink Last Night?
06. Hung Over Hearts
07. I've Been Waiting
08. Jackie O
09. Kokomo
10. Last Night
11. Love Is on a Roll
12. Sixteen Angels Dancing 'Cross the Moon
13. Skeeters'll Gitcha
14. That's Alright By Me
15. That's How Every Empire Falls
16. The Third of July
17. The 20th Century Is Almost Over
18. Wonderful 99
19. You Never Even Call Me By My Name


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