This one in the Pandemic World Series is another Richard Thompson tune, “Crawl Back.” This song is our friend Frank Johnson’s fault, since Frank suggested—actually, insisted—that I needed to add this to my song list. I’m glad I did; it’s a great song (it's Richard Thompson, so of course it is!), and every time Frank came to hear me, he would lead his table in answering with the chorus call-back shout from the audience: “I’ll crawl back (CRAWL BACK!) under my stone / I’ll crawl back (CRAWL BACK!) under my stone…”
Unfortunately, Frank passed away last year, but every time I play this I still hear him in my mind… So this one’s for you, Frank! You’re very much missed by all of us!
As always, this is a first take, no fixing of mistakes recording. If you like it, I’d appreciate you subscribing to my YouTube channel (sleighwriter) and leaving a comment wherever you happen to hear this!
Current acoustic guitars: --Eastman E10D, 2018 (solid Adi spruce top, solid mahogany back and sides) --Eastman E8D, 2019 (solid Sitka spruce top, solid Rosewood back and sides) --Guild GAD F212 12-string, 2011 (solid Sitka spruce top, solid mahogany b&s) --Guild OM-140ce, 2018 (solid Sitka spruce top, solid mahogany back and sides