#03621
Sunday Morning Coming Down (Sean Kenny) video
#2234: YouTube video by drivermciver
©2013 ~ Used with permission ~

Well, I woke up Sunday mornin',
With no way to hold my head that didn't hurt;
And the beer I had for breakfast it wasn't bad,
So I had one more for dessert.
Then I fumbled through my closet for my clothes,
And found my cleanest dirty shirt;
Then I washed my face and combed my hair,
An' stumbled down the stairs to meet the day.

Well, I smoked my mind the night before,
With cigarettes and songs that I'd been pickin';
But I lit my first and watched a small kid cussin',
At a can that he was kickin'.
Then I crossed the empty street,
An' caught the Sunday smell
of someone fryin' chicken;
And it took me back to somethin',
That I lost somewhere, somehow along the way.

On a Sunday mornin' sidewalk,
wishing, Lord, that I was stoned,
'Cause there's somethin' in a Sunday
makes a body feel alone;
There ain't nothin' short of dyin',
half as lonesome as the sound,
Of a sleepin' city sidewalk:
Sunday mornin' comin' down.

In the park I saw a daddy,
With a laughin' little girl that he was swingin';
And I stopped beside a Sunday school,
And listened to the songs that they were singin'.
Then I crossed the empty street,
And somewhere far away a lonely bell was ringin';
And it took me back to somethin',
That I lost somewhere, somehow along the way.

On a Sunday mornin' sidewalk,
wishing, Lord, that I was stoned,
'Cause there's somethin' in a Sunday
makes a body feel alone;
There ain't nothin' short of dyin',
half as lonesome as the sound,
Of a sleepin' city sidewalk:
Sunday mornin' comin' down.
On a sleepin' city sidewalk:
Sunday mornin' comin' down.

####.... Kris Kristofferson ....####
From Wikipedia:
Sunday Mornin' Comin' Down - written by Kris Kristofferson and first recorded by Ray Stevens in 1969; it became Stevens' first country chart hit, reaching #55 on the country charts and #81 on the pop Top 100 in 1969. Kristofferson released his own version the following year, on his debut album, Kristofferson. Johnny Cash also released a version of the song that year on his live album, The Johnny Cash Show. Cash's recording won the Country Music Association Award for Song of the Year in 1970 and hit number one on the country charts. In 1974, Cash performed the song during an episode of Columbo, titled Swan Song. More recently it was featured on Willie Nelson's 2011 album, Remember Me, Vol 1. Shawn Mullins also recorded a version on his 1998 album, Soul's Core. Jerry Lee Lewis also did a version on his 2010 album, Mean Old Man. In a 2013 interview Kristofferson noted, I'm just real grateful for that song because it opened up a whole lot of doors for me. So many people that I admire, admired it. Actually, it was the song that allowed me to quit working for a living.

The video above features an excellent performance of a variant by Sean Kenny from Port au Port East, NL.


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