Please Don't Bury Me by John Prine.
As many of you know master singer/songwriter John Prine is in the hospital with the Coronavirus in serious but stable condition. My National Poetry Month blog post earlier in the day has greater detail and an assessment personal and professional life and work. It makes sense to also feature him in our Confinement Music Festival.
Young John Prine was chill and a master of the casual slouch off stage.
Please Don’t Bury Me is one of the least well known songs off of Prine’s sensational self-titled 1971 debut album. It celebrates John’s playful side which is sometimes overlooked among his body of emotional, often gut-wrenching slice of life ballads. But the many performers who shared the stage with him over the years and a lot of us who have followed him from the beginning during the great Chicago folk scene have always delighted in this side of him.
And I think John himself would appreciate it right now. You be the judge.