NARRATOR:Billy Joe Shaver,one of the greatest country
music songwriters alive today.Hal was a fighter.
And I got in a lot of fights. You know, Hal would
come in at night usually.I’d be asleep.
I’d feel something on my neck,and it’d be a dang
rusty knife.And he would read
Alfred Lord Tennyson…“Into the valley of death rode the 600.” It sounds like something
Hal would do. I told Wally about it,
I said, “I don’t know what’s
the matter with me. I don’t know why
I didn’t leave. I guess I liked the poetry.” He said, “No, I think
he liked the knife.” (LAUGHS)