VALE John Prine 1946 – 2020

by | 9 Apr, 2020

John Prine
John Prine

John Prine 1946 – 2020

One of our most prolific song writers has passed away as a result of complications from the Covid-19 virus which emanated out of China some months ago. He was 73 years old.

The Tennessean News called John Price the Mark Twain of modern songwriting. Not only were John Prine’s songwriting prolific hey were mocking of life and always perceptive. His songs were often delivered as deep and vivid stories through observations on life.

John Prine died Tuesday in Nashville from complications related to COVID-19. His death was confirmed by his publicist, on behalf of his family.

John Prine was hospitalised last week after contacting the virus. He was put on a ventilator Saturday night but sadly did not recover.


And daddy won’t you take me back to Muhlenberg County
Down by the Green River where Paradise lay
Well, I’m sorry my son, but you’re too late in asking
Mister Peabody’s coal train has hauled it away


Prine was born on 10th October 1946. His parents were from Paradise, Kentucky, a place that later reflected in the song Paradise, a reflective story on the destructive results of coal mining on a small country town.