Don Talley, John Hartford and Tall Buildings

My buddy Don Talley hooked me up with a link to this John Hartford song about working in Tall Buildings. And like Don said, you’ll NEVER get me to work in Tall Buildings again.

And, just in case you need ’em…the words are here:

In Tall Buildings
By John Hartford, 1976

Someday, baby, when I am a man,
and other’s have taught me
the best that they can
they’ll sell me a suit
and cut off my hair
and send me to work in tall buildings

and it’s goodbye to the sunshine
goodbye to the dew
goodbye to the flowers
and goodbye to you
I’m off to the subway
I must not be late
going to work in tall buildings

now when I retire
and my life is my own
I made all the payments
it’s time to go home
and wonder what happened
betwixt and between
when I went to work in tall buildings

and it’s goodbye to the sunshine
goodbye to the dew
goodbye to the flowers
and goodbye to you
I’m off to the subway
I mustn’t be late
going to work in tall buildings

(lyrics from the Gillian Welch version on Live From the Mountain Stage)

Jerry Nelson is a freelance photojournalist living in Asheville, North Carolina. He has traveled the world documenting the tears, joys, laughter and lives of people everywhere. He currently focuses his camera on the same topics in America. His work has appeared in such diverse publications as USAToday, CNN, Upsurge, Dream Row and others. A portion of his income from each photo shoot is donated to organizations that help the homeless in the communities in which he works. You can see more of his photography by clicking here.

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