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Mark Twain: Words and Music

Mark Twain: Words and Music

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Mark Twain: Words & Music is a double-CD with a 40-page booklet of liner notes. It was written and produced especially for the Mark Twain Boyhood Home & Museum. It tells Twain’s life from comet to comet in spoken word and song. The star-studded cast and play-list are as follows: Huck Finn: Jimmy Buffett; Narrator: Garrison Keillor; Mark Twain: Clint Eastwood; and Susy Clemens: Angela Lovell


  1. “Hello yourself, and see how you like it.”
  2. When Halley Came to Jackson ~ Emmylou Harris
  3. “Hannibal, Missouri, where my boyhood was spent.”
  4. Better Times a’ Comin’ ~ Doyle Lawson & Quicksilver
  5. “He agreed to teach me the Mississippi River.”
  6. Run Mississippi ~ Rhonda Vincent
  7. “Several years of variegated vagabondizing.”
  8. A Cowboy in His Soul ~ Bradley Walker
  9. “It liberates the vandal to travel.”
  10. Safe Water ~ Carl Jackson
  11. “You ain’t ever to love anybody but me.”
  12. I Wandered by a Brookside ~ The Church Sisters
  13. “It was a mighty nice family.”
  14. Beautiful Dreamer ~ Sheryl CrowDisc Two
  15. “Don’t scrunch up like that, Huckleberry.”
  16. Huck Finn Blues ~ Brad Paisley
  17. “The crows would gather on the railing and talk about me.”
  18. Indian Crow ~ Marty Raybon
  19. “So wounded, so broken-hearted.”
  20. Love is On Our Side ~ Val Storey
  21. “Wheresoever she was, there was Eden.”
  22. I Know You By Heart ~ Vince Gill
  23. “My conscience got to stirring me up hotter than ever.”
  24. Ink ~ Joe Diffie
  25. “The report of my death was an exaggeration.”
  26. Comet Ride ~ Ricky Skaggs
  27. “The truth, mainly…”

Producer: Carl Jackson; Executive Producers: Carl Jackson and Cindy Lovell; This is a double-CD with a 40-page booklet containing liner notes. It was produced as a benefit for the Mark Twain Boyhood Home & Museum.