Guy Clark, Texas Troubadour (1941-2016)

Andy Murray wrote me today that Guy Clark had passed.

“He’s one of those who knows that life is just a leap of faith. Spread your arms and hold your breath and always trust your cape.“

My friend Robin Dyke introduced me to Guy Clark. Have been playing his Songs & Stories Live album all morning.

“I loved you from the git go
and I’ll love you till I die,
I loved you on the Spanish steps,
the day you said goodbye.”

And I’m with him – and Robin:
“Now, he’s old and gray …
And he’s still jumpin’ off the garage …
All these years the people said, he was actin’ like a kid
He did not know he could not fly
And so he did.”

Sad day but we know where he has gone to carry on –

“When I die, don’t bury me
In a box in a cemetary
Out in the garden would be much better
And I could be pushin’ up homegrown tomatoes.”

RIP Guy.


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Kevin Roberts

Kevin Roberts is founder of Red Rose Consulting; business leader and educator; author and speaker; adviser on marketing, creative thinking and leadership.


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