Who Sang Hello in There? John Prine

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Credits
publisher: ©Warner/Chappell Music, Inc.
writers: John Prine
release date: 1971
genres: Rock Folk, World, & Country
styles: Folk Rock/Country Rock/Folk/Acoustic/Country
length: 4:31
remixer: Arif Mardin
producer: Arif Mardin
recording engineer: Stan Kesler
assistant engineer: Dale Smith
piano: Bobby Wood
percussion: Bishop Heywood
acoustic guitar: John Prine
bass: Mike Leech
drums (drum set): Gene Chrisman
guitar: John Christopher and Reggie Young
organ: Bobby Emmons
pedal steel guitar: Leo LeBlanc
vocal: John Prine
composer: John Prine
lyricist: John Prine
We had an apartment in the city
Me and Loretta liked living there
Well, it'd been years since the kids had grown
A life of their own left us alone
John and Linda live in Omaha
And Joe is somewhere on the road
We lost Davy in the Korean war
And I still don't know what for, don't matter anymore

Chorus:
Ya' know that old trees just grow stronger
And old rivers grow wilder ev'ry day
Old people just grow lonesome
Waiting for someone to say, "Hello in there, hello"

Me and Loretta, we don't talk much more
She sits and stares through the back door screen
And all the news just repeats itself
Like some forgotten dream that we've both seen
Someday I'll go and call up Rudy
We worked together at the factory
But what could I say if asks "What's new?"
"Nothing, what's with you? Nothing much to do"

[Chorus:]

So if you're walking down the street sometime
And spot some hollow ancient eyes
Please don't just pass 'em by and stare
As if you didn't care, say, "Hello in there, hello"



Tracklist
12" Vinyl 1
  • 1 Illegal Smile
  • 2 Spanish Pipedream
  • 3 Hello in There
  • 4 Sam Stone
  • 5 Paradise
  • 6 Pretty Good
  • 7 Your Flag Decal Won't Get You Into Heaven Anymore
  • 8 Far From Me
  • 9 Angel From Montgomery
  • 10 Quiet Man
  • 11 Donald and Lydia
  • 12 Six O'Clock News
  • 13 Flashback Blues