Here’s an extraordinary song, with extraordinary lyrics and an extraordinary arrangement, performed by some extraordinary musicians. It’s probably the best pure country tune I’ve every heard. Susannah Clark wrote it, and in this version Jerry Jeff Walker and Carole King sing the duet: “I’ll Be Your San Antoine Rose.”
By way, Guy Clark (Susannah Clark’s widower, and perhaps the greatest living American songwriter) is ill. He recently cancelled an Oct. 11 appearance at the R.J. Reynold’s Theater in Raleigh, N.C.; it has not been rescheduled).