Sometimes things just sort of seem to land in your lap when you need them the most. It’s been a rough last few months. I’m not complaining about my life because I’ve got it pretty easy compared to the people of northern Japan, Libya, the Ivory Coast and a thousand other places.

This song just jumped out at me today. I don’t think it was ever released on an album and I don’t know why it wasn’t. it could be one of those great songs that John decided could be something else that was better. He did that with a lot of very good songs; songs that would have stood on their own. But that was John.

In later years John didn’t play harmonica very often. In this song he screws the lyrics up a couple of times. That was John, too. Never sang a song the same way once.

This song is called Hope. It was recorded on 10/16/89 at the Winning Post in York, England.


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