Donald and Lydia - John Prine (1971)
O' Henry enters the popular song. Presented here is the fully formed story of two outcasts who love each other one night "from ten miles away". The twist ending still grabs you after repeated listenings, as do some of the finest similes in the English language. John Prine would never reach the heights of perfection that he scaled on his first album, but then again, who could? He places a career's worth of classics onto one 44-minute platter, and anyone who loves a good yarn should get to know each and every character that stalks those grooves.
God bless YouTube, they are giving us two classics for the price of one here, as well as an informative interview!!!