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The Silver Tongued Devils

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The Silver Tongued Devil and I is probably one of Kristofferson’s most loved albums of all time.

Chris Gantry shared this pic and post from around 1966. I am guessing that some of the songs that made it onto the album were already being born.

Pilgrim, Chapter 33

“The Pilgrim, Chapter 33” describes a man who has fallen upon hard times. The character had a past full of “money, love and dreams” that he traded for his current life as he went after his purpose despite of the consequences.[17] The song was inspired by Kristofferson’s own experience of living as a songwriter, as well as that of one of his often-unemployed peers.[22] He opened the song by listing the artists who inspired it; Chris GantryJohnny CashBobby Neuwirth, Norman Norbert, Ramblin’ Jack Elliott, Dennis Hopper, Jerry Jeff Walker and Paul Siebel. The song is also featured in Cisco Pike.[23]


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