“He had played that for us around Thanksgiving last year,” recalls producer Dave Cobb, who captured Prine’s performance of the song alongside engineer Gena Johnson.
“We were with John and his family and friends at his house and he pulled out his guitar. He was excited about the next album and that was just him playing a new song he wrote. It certainly wasn’t meant to be the last song he wrote. We had plans to go into the studio this summer, which is terribly sad. He was like a 15-year-old excited to play us his new song."