Go Down Easy

This song was written by Jay Bolotin
It is on Dan Fogelberg's album High Country Snows released in 1985-I have this CD
This album was a seminal part of Progressive Bluegrass, or "Newgrass", and featured many bluegrass star players
Dan Fogelberg Ė lead vocals, acoustic guitar, harmony vocals, electric guitar, handclaps
Michael Hanna Ė Yamaha DX7 synthesizer
Barry "Byrd" Burton Ė dobro
Emory Gordy Jr. Ė bass
Russ Kunkel Ė drums, tambourine, handclaps
Dan Murakami Ė handclaps
Recorded at The Bennett House - Franklin, TN
Art Direction and Design Ė Ron Larson and John Kosh
Photography Ė Joel Bernstein
I play guitar and sing this song too

Linda lost her lover in the early part of autumn
And she moved out to the country hoping all would be forgotten
The last time that I saw her she was making sure the winter
Wouldnít come through that old door frame
Where the door is several inches from the ground, the cold hard ground

And itís hard to go down easy
And itís hard to keep from crying
And itís hard to lose a lover in the early part of autumn

Well she learned to cook the meals and she learned to start the fire
And she learned to make jewelry out of stones and precious metals
She sits down to the table with her friends and several others
And she tries real hard to never be alone

And itís hard to go down easy
And itís hard to keep from crying
And itís hard to lose a lover in the early part of autumn

Now the winter wind blows cold upon a fair and gentle soul
And she feels as if her time is passing easy
Her friends are sometimes lovers, though theyíll always be another
She thinks about when the night time lays on down

And itís hard to go down easy
And itís hard to keep from crying
And itís hard to lose a lover in the early part of autumn

And itís hard to go down easy
And itís hard to keep from crying
And itís hard to lose a lover in the early part of autumn

~~~ Jay Bolotin ~~~