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Pretty Paper A Willie Nelson Story

#1 User is offline   Holiday Hoser 

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Posted 22 January 2019 - 02:49 PM

The other day I was at the dollar store picking up stocking stuffers and snacks for a Christmas get together. Out of the corner of my eye I spot a picture of Willie Nelson tucked over in the corner. It's a Christmas book he had written in 2016 about his beginnings in Fort Worth playing in rough bars and honky tonks while scratching out a living as a new husband and dad. It tells the story of an encounter with a legless guy selling paper and pencils on the sidewalk in the snow and Willie's trials trying to strike up a friendship with the old, gruff guitar player. Willie wrote a song about. Wanna hear it? It goes something like this. https://www.youtube....h?v=nM7x5dwhFXs

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This post has been edited by Holiday Hoser: 22 January 2019 - 02:50 PM

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Posted 22 January 2019 - 03:39 PM

Thanks HH, I would like to read that, will look for it. I like reading a real book a bit before bed each night.
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Posted 22 January 2019 - 04:17 PM

What a great little song. So simple, so thoughtful and so Willy.
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Posted 22 January 2019 - 04:27 PM

I had heard Dwight Yokum talking about singing late on the down beat like Ricky Nelson and Willie and really didn't know what he meant.
Now I do.
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Posted 22 January 2019 - 04:27 PM

Willie for King!
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Posted 22 January 2019 - 05:36 PM

View PostHoliday Hoser, on 22 January 2019 - 04:27 PM, said:

I had heard Dwight Yokum talking about singing late on the down beat like Ricky Nelson and Willie and really didn't know what he meant.
Now I do.


I didn't know Ricky Nelson did, never noticed that, but Willie has long sung behind the beat.
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Posted 22 January 2019 - 06:44 PM

Roy Orbison did a beautiful rendition of this great song.
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Posted 22 January 2019 - 06:50 PM

Willie is larger than life and my respect for him is on many fronts.

I've seen him live a few times, some years ago with the whiskey flowing.

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Posted 22 January 2019 - 08:56 PM

Willy makes any song sound fantastic. He is such a talented musician on many levels. That steel is so wonderful, I would love to learn the pedal steel. I have trouble with six strings before taking on 10 plus the pedals.

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