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Song of the Day: Kris Kristofferson's 'Why Me Lord'

Published November 8, 2012 12:46 pm

This is an archived article that was published on sltrib.com in 2012, and information in the article may be outdated. It is provided only for personal research purposes and may not be reprinted.

Today, I was talking to Rick Estrin (who will be performing at the Sun & Moon Cafe on Nov. 26 and 27) and we got to talking about songs of gratitude, with Thanksgiving coming up. I asked him what his favorite song about gratitude was, and I admit I put him on the spot. He couldn't think of one off the top of his head, but promised to call me back with one.

He did call me back a few minutes later, and told me this was the best song about gratitude he has ever heard:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1tA7E7pbUws

It's a Kris Kristofferson song, and this rendiion includes an explanation of how he came up with it. Plus. Willie Nelson joins him on it.