Who Sang Six O'Clock News? John Prine

John Prine John Prine cover art
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: 2:52
remixer: Arif Mardin
producer: Arif Mardin
recording engineer: Stan Kesler
assistant engineer: Dale Smith
piano: Bobby Wood
acoustic guitar: John Prine
guitar: Reggie Young and John Christopher
organ: Bobby Emmons
vocal: John Prine
composer: John Prine
lyricist: John Prine
Wanda had a baby in nineteen fifty one.
The father was stranger and a stranger was the son.
Call that child James Lewis, call these rooms a home.
Changing all them diapers polish all that chrome.
See'mon, baby, spend the night with me
All around the schoolyard playing all the games
Running, laughing back and forth the kid with two first names
Stranger in the closet, lock the diary
The past is running faster singing harmony
See'mon, baby, spend the night with me
"God bless this kitchen" said the knick-knack shelf
"The dinner's almost ready Go and wash yourself"
Jimmy's growing up now and Wanda's growing old
The time is growin' shorter the nights are long and cold
See'mon, baby, spend the night with me
Sneaking in the closet and through the diary
Now, don't you know all he saw was all there was to see
The whole town saw Jimmy on the six o'clock news
His brains were on the sidewalk and blood was on his shoes
See'mon, baby, spend the night with me
See'mon, baby, spend the night with me



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