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Hear Willie Nelson's Reverent Cover of Guy Clark's 'My Favorite Picture of You'

Willie Nelson tips his hat to an old friend with "My Favorite Picture of You," the latest release from his forthcoming album Ride Me Back Home (out on June 21). The song is a cover of legendary singer-songwriter Guy Clark, who passed away three years ago today (May 17).

The song, written by Clark and Gordie Sampson, was inspired by an old photo of Clark's wife, songwriter and artist Susanna Clark. Clark recored the song for his 2013 album of the same name.

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Nelson released the title track from Ride Me Back Home last month. "Ride Me Back Home," written by Nashville Songwriters Hall of Fame member Sonny Throckmorton, his daughter Debby, Joe Manual and Lucinda Hinto, was inspired by the horses Nelson has rescued over the years.

Ride Me Back Home was produced by Nelson's longtime collaborator Buddy Cannon. The album also features a cover of Billy Joel's "Just the Way You Are" and Mac Davis's "It's Hard to Be Humble," which features Lukas and Micah Nelson.

Nelson will kick off his 2019 Outlaw Music Festival Tour, featuring Alison Krauss, The Avett Brothers, Counting Crows, Old Crow Medicine Show, Dawes, Colter Wall and more, on June 14.

'My Favorite Picture of You' Lyrics:

My favorite picture of you
Is the one where you're staring
Straight into the lens
It's just a polaroid shot
Someone took on the spot
No beginning no end
It's just a moment in time
You can't have back
You never left but your bags were packed
Just in case
My favorite picture of you
Is bent and faded
And it's pinned to my wall
Oh and you were so angry
It's hard to believe
We were lovers at all
There's a fire in your eyes
You've got your heart on your sleeve
A curse on your lips but all I can see
Is beautiful
My favorite picture of you
Is the one where
Your wings are showing
Oh and your arms are crossed
Your fists are clenched
Not gone but going
Just a stand up angel
Who won't back down
Nobody's fool, nobody's clown
You were smarter than that

My favorite picture of you
Is the one where
It hasn't rained yet
Oh and as I recall
Came a winter squall
And we got soaking wet
It's a thousand words
In the blink of an eye
The camera loves you and so do I
Click
My favorite picture of you
Is the one where you're staring
Straight into the lens

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