Anthology of American Folk Music

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October 07, 2005

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Bisbonian

There are Christians who repeat what they're told (ad nauseum), and then there are Christians who think about what they have been told, consider it, and come up with answers that aren't so easy, so cut and dried.

John Prine has always struck me as a thinking man.

Frank Scott

I'm new here so I don't know if you've commented on John Prine's "I didn't hear nobody pray". It's the title of an old black spiritual that surely must have been known to John when he wrote his ballad about the way we block out tragedies because they are too viceral to take at full emotional value except when we can't ignore them because they happened directly to us.

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