THE POET AND THE MUSICMAN
Back around 1973 Pat Long and Chris Whitney,
just making their way in the post-high-school world, took off for
Granite City, Illinois, to drive fork lifts, hone their picking
skills and write. Over the next few years they co-wrote The Poet
and the Musicman for each other. If it was ever recorded back in
those days, I've not found a copy of it. I think Chris has wanted
to preserve it for all of us ever since Pat left, and he has finally
done that in George Barton's home studio. It's a heartfelt conversation
between two old friends.
It seems that after all their time together
The poet and the music man are one
The full lyrics can be found on the centerfold
of Pat's memorial Booklet. The poster set
up on the stage at the Reunion and Tribute carried these lines.
He will be a music man
His fingers will caress a world
And give it all the comfort
that eludes even he
You can download the mp3 here
Thanks Chris and George.