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Q: a country/folk song by a woman ( Answered 5 out of 5 stars,   0 Comments )
Subject: a country/folk song by a woman
Category: Arts and Entertainment > Music
Asked by: maggie777-ga
List Price: $20.00
Posted: 01 Nov 2005 17:02 PST
Expires: 01 Dec 2005 17:02 PST
Question ID: 587769
The song talks about a brother who jokes, reads poetry, is good
looking, and later drinks himsel to death or commits suicide. She sees
him standing by a screen dorr, and later lying in the backseat with an
emnoty bottle.
Subject: Re: a country/folk song by a woman
Answered By: efn-ga on 01 Nov 2005 20:06 PST
Rated:5 out of 5 stars
Hi maggie777,

I believe you are thinking of "Little Angel, Little Brother" by
Lucinda Williams, recorded on her album "Sweet Old World," released in

You can see the lyrics here:

The lyrics mention "wisecracks," "passion for Shakespeare," and
"rugged good looks."  Other parts that match your question are "I see
you leaning your lanky frame/Just inside the door/A figure behind the
kitchen screen" and "I see you sleeping in the car/Curled up on the
back seat/Parked outside of a bar/An empty bottle at your feet." 
There is no explicit mention of suicide or death other than the use of
the word "angel."  There are two other songs about suicide on the same
album, though.

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Lucinda Williams's website

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As it happens, I just listened to the song today, so I recognized it
from your description.

maggie777-ga rated this answer:5 out of 5 stars
That's the song! Many thanks!

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