This is a cover of an old Tom Paxton tune. Paxton was one of the great songwriters of the 1960s folk revival, but continues to tour and play music to this day. He is a wonderfully gifted lyricist and a great performer. His songs have an elegant simplicity to them that makes them fun to play. I have a double album of a live concert he did in the early 1970s that remains one of my all-time favorites. Unfortunately, this particular album (“The Compleat Tom Paxton” if you’re interested) never made the transition to CD, let alone MP3, so I’m stuck playing the grooves off of the vinyl. There are plenty of great songs on it, but Last Thing on My Mind never gets old, and it’s always a fun song.
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