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    I don't know if this has been posted about before, but I just found out that Gram Parsons had a song called "Hickory Wind." I never understood the lyric about the hickory wind calling him home in My Man until now. So unbelievably clever, and it made me love this beautiful song even more.

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    Quote Originally Posted by groupie2686 View Post
    I don't know if this has been posted about before, but I just found out that Gram Parsons had a song called "Hickory Wind." I never understood the lyric about the hickory wind calling him home in My Man until now. So unbelievably clever, and it made me love this beautiful song even more.
    A big credit goes to Don H, who made the suggestion to Bernie that he include a reference to “Hickory Wind.” It’s indeed a touching homage to Gram.


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    Here's a neat video set to Hickory Wind.

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=S11HnNXcjbk
    https://i.imgur.com/CuSdAQM.jpg
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    Quote Originally Posted by Delilah View Post
    A big credit goes to Don H, who made the suggestion to Bernie that he include a reference to “Hickory Wind.” It’s indeed a touching homage to Gram.
    I didn't know Henley had a hand in My Man, I thought it was credited just to Bernie. They were so clever with lyrics.

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    Quote Originally Posted by groupie2686 View Post
    I didn't know Henley had a hand in My Man, I thought it was credited just to Bernie. They were so clever with lyrics.
    Wow Groupie - I did not know that either ! They were clever with lyrics ! Learned something new - Thank You !

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    Quote Originally Posted by groupie2686 View Post
    I didn't know Henley had a hand in My Man, I thought it was credited just to Bernie. They were so clever with lyrics.
    Don isn't credited on My Man - I think it was just a suggestion. But Bernie took the suggestion and incorporated it into the lyrics.

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    Dreamer is correct. When I said credit goes to Don H, I meant it in the sense of praising his contribution, not that he actually wrote the line and received a songwriting credit.

    Aside from the moving lyrics, the harmonies are really a highlight of the song. So gorgeous.


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    Magnificent song. My favorite of Bernie's.

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