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Personal logo John the OFM Supporting Member of TMP18 Aug 2020 8:45 p.m. PST

For years, she was just a name.
Then, within the last few years, I discovered just how important she is. And hot!

I first started to seriously consider her songs when I was in a The Band kick.

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In this song, she is "just another" act in The Last Waltz.

In the Hot Band. Tulsa Queen.
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She did many versions of Hello Stranger, the A P Carter song. This is my favorite.
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This her next band. The Nash Ramblers. She always attracted the best musicians in her band. Sam Bush. John Randall. Jerry Douglas. Mark O'Connor. Etc.

Not the Bruce Springsteen song, but a different one. Born to Run.
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She wrote Red Dirt Girl. I tear up whenever I hear it. Mark Knopfler?
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And of course Pancho and Lefty. Willie famously said that there were two kinds of men. Those in love with Emmylou and those who haven't met her yet. Willie and Merle recorded it when Willie's daughter let him hear Emmylou's version with the Hit Band. Townes van Zandt.
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PLEASE. Suggest more! I want to hear more. Tulsa Queen! Jambalaya!
As Marty Stuart said, "Sparks flew off her!"

A twofer. Cash on the Barrelhead, and I'll be Your San Antone Rose.
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Personal logo John the OFM Supporting Member of TMP18 Aug 2020 8:54 p.m. PST

Note the Bob Wills tribute. "Aw hah."

robert piepenbrink Supporting Member of TMP19 Aug 2020 1:55 a.m. PST

This is The Miniatures Page. What scale is this person? What wargames did she inspire?

FusilierDan19 Aug 2020 2:54 a.m. PST

Wayfaring Stranger
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Historical reference for the song from wikipedia

During and for several years after the American Civil War, the lyrics were known as the Libby Prison Hymn.[4] This was because the words had been inscribed by a dying Union soldier incarcerated in Libby Prison, a notorious Confederate prison in Richmond, Virginia. It had been believed that the dying soldier had authored the song to comfort a disabled soldier, but since it had been published several years before the Civil War had started (and before Libby Prison existed), this was not the case.

Personal logo John the OFM Supporting Member of TMP19 Aug 2020 7:13 a.m. PST

This is The Miniatures Page. What scale is this person? What wargames did she inspire?

Now that that's out of the way grin, there's Boulder to Birmingham, written after Gram Parsons, her mentor, died.
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And in response, I'll just say that I once played in a game VERY loosely based on Pancho and Lefty. I think I was Merle, but I'm not sure. Maybe I was Waylon.
In my opinion, there is no question that Lefty betrayed Pancho, and was condemned to live a long life pondering that betrayal.

photocrinch19 Aug 2020 9:35 a.m. PST

Her collaborations with Mark Knopfler are superb! This is one of my favs:

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Personal logo John the OFM Supporting Member of TMP19 Aug 2020 9:57 a.m. PST

Yes. Emmylou did play well with others.

IronDuke596 Supporting Member of TMP19 Aug 2020 12:35 p.m. PST

+1 Robert P.

Hamilton19 Aug 2020 1:06 p.m. PST

Someday My Ship Will Sail, although I like Johnny Cash better.

Huscarle Supporting Member of TMP21 Aug 2020 5:47 a.m. PST

+2 Robert P. Never heard of her, and happy to leave it so.

Personal logo John the OFM Supporting Member of TMP21 Aug 2020 6:48 p.m. PST

Your loss.

JimSelzer22 Aug 2020 12:37 a.m. PST

not a single one I can recall and I don't think I missed anything

btw I am 59 so its not a generational thing

von Schwartz27 Aug 2020 5:34 p.m. PST

Emmy lou who?

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