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Hello in There

This song is by Joan Baez and appears on the album Diamonds and Rust (1975) and on the compilation album Classic Joan Baez: The Universal Masters Collection (2000).

This song is a cover of "Hello In There" by John Prine.
Had an apartment in the city
Me and Loretta liked living there
It’s been years since the kids have grown
Lives of their own, left us alone
John and Linda live in Omaha
Joey’s somewhere on the road
We lost Davy in the Korean war
Still don't know what for, don't matter anymore

Ya' know old trees just grow stronger
Old rivers grow wider ev'ry day
But old people they just grow lonesome
Waiting for someone to say, "Hello in there, hello"

Me and Loretta, we don't talk much now
Sits and stares at the back door screen
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
What’ll I tell him if he asks "What's new?"
"Nothing, what's with you? Nothing much to do"

Ya' know old trees just grow stronger
Rivers grow wider ev'ry day
But old people they just grow lonesome
Waiting for someone to say, "Hello in there, hello"

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

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Written by:

John Prine

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