The Pilgrim (Chapter 33) - Kris Kristofferson (1971)
The Rhodes Scholar of country music names a lot of influences at the beginning of this track. Johnny Cash, Dennis Hopper, Ramblin' Jack Elliot and Jerry Jeff Walker all get equal time in this tale of a rogue/savior poet. You will be hard pressed to find a better couplet in popular music than "And he keeps right on a'changin' for the better or the worse/Searchin' for a shrine he's never found/Never knowin' if believin' is a blessin' or a curse/Or if the goin' up was worth the comin' down".
Three for the price of one on the ol' 365 today!
This might make all the cat videos on youtube worth it. This clip should be studied in history classes!
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