A fascination with good storytellers is mixed up in my world of music. Tom T Hall's wonderful stories have made an appearance once again late in my life. Tom T was in my world while I was in college back in the 1970's, however, I guess the time wasn't right until now. "The Harmonica Man " really got my attention, thanks to You Tube.
He paints a picture and brings the Old Man back to life. While being a sad song, the Old Man makes me think of him as a little boy looking and wishing through a store window.
I feel like a lifetime of memories is being shared with us. I especially feel like The Old Man knew more about music than the storyteller is relating to us. Thoughts come to mind about his once being an outgoing person with a lot of interests during his lifetime. Dreamers can make good music.
He seemed to have people who cared for him, however he was still a very private person.
The song has a wonderful but sad ending for I feel like he died loving and enjoying his music privately.
" For all of his music, and as much as he loved it,
Nobody else even knew he could play."