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. 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. He opened the song by listing the artists who inspired it; Chris Gantry, Johnny Cash, Bobby Neuwirth, Norman Norbert, Ramblin’ Jack Elliott, Dennis Hopper, Jerry Jeff Walker and Paul Siebel. The song is also featured in Cisco Pike.Wiki https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Silver_Tongued_Devil_and_I