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    Hi Linda, here is an original.
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    Here's a fun song with a very familiar melody written by Kris Kristofferson, and performed by Willie and Waylon. This was my first take. I heard a band do this one years ago and got a kick out of it.


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    I never realised until recently that Willie Nelson was a) a very accomplished guitar player and b) a big fan of Django Reinhardt. I am also a big fan of Reinhardt. He has recorded, and played live, this timeless Django tune. This is a simple finger picked arrangement. Not loads of high octane improvised choruses as that is beyond me, and in any case, can become a bit self indulgent if you ask me.

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    A Willie Nelson original, this was initially on his album Both Sides Now but given a slightly more upbeat treatment a few years later for the album Phases and Stages, which is the version I heard first and thought, I’ll have a go at that. Having listened to the first version off a Both Sides Now, I much prefer that one. Probably my last for this season but I have really enjoyed listening to everyone’s interpretations of Willie songs, Willie covers and spirit of Willie songs.

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    Heard this on the soundtrack of Reginald D. Hunter's series for the BBC: Songs of the Border. One from the concept album "Red-Headed Stranger" 1975:

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    Welcome to Day 6 of Willie's Season! More stunning performances than a host has a right to, imho. I've loved the diversity of performances - both the instrumentals and those with vocals. All are a testament to our enjoyment of seeing where we find ourselves in the songs we hold to the light. It doesn't get better than this.

    Ok - I've had to rethink things here. With Season 338 winding down, I feel that I can alter things a bit for our Saturday and Sunday. Let's do unlimited brings for both days, ok? I've just got to do it. Couldn't bear someone out there not bringing something that had to be brought. Deal?


    Today's share: Have you ever heard the song "No Mas Amor"? It's a must. Willie and Alison Krauss in this duet? Solid gold.
    I promise - here's a song that can haunt with the best of them and some Willie fretwork that comes straight from the heart.
    And oh, those vocals!

    I hope you enjoy it and have a beautiful day today! Thank you for the honor of being your host. Linda



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    I never thought Willie would cover this, but he did it anyway (although it seems to be only the chorus ). Here is my take on Smells like Teen Spirit.
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    Default SOTU 338: "Willie" - He Was A Friend Of Mine

    The earliest recorded version of this song is thought to be a version entitled, "Shorty George" from 1939. Willie's cover of "He Was A Friend Of Mine" was used in the 2005 film, "Brokeback Mountain," and did an excellent job of echoing and summarizing the movie's emotional impact, IMO.

    My go at it mostly follows lyrics similar to Willie's, but is also a blend from some other versions which I admire (e.g. The Goldebriars cover).

    Why did I whistle for the instrumental break, you ask?

    Evelyn is out of town at the moment! Otherwise, there would have been a harmonica solo there!



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    Here is another from Red Headed Stranger. This is the next-to-last cut on side two, wherein we find the preacher has finally found some redemption in the end.


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