R.I.P.: George McCorkle

I guess we who take the highway
are a different breed of men
with a special kind of feeling
for the ones who we call friend.
It’s a late night conversation
in a thousand hotel rooms
or an arm around your shoulder when the morning comes too soon.
It’a flood in Sacramento
or a blizzard in St. Paul
and it takes a tough old soldier
to keep going through it all.
But we’re not much more than human, when we loseWeight Exercise one of our own
Now there’s one more empty saddle,
This old cowboy has gone home.

R.I.P. George

Charlie Daniels

Marshall Tucker Band founding member and rhythm guitarist George McCorkle lost his battle with cancer last Friday. George was responsible for writing my favorite M.T.B. song and probably one of the top 10 southern rock songs ever, Fire on the Mountain.

Fuck Cancer.

Fire on the Mountain

3 thoughts on “R.I.P.: George McCorkle”

  1. I met George McCorkle in the summer of 1995 and was blessed by God to get to work with him, but more importantly to get to call him friend. He was one of the most honest and humble people I have ever known. His spirit was so big it couldn’t be contained on stage or on earth. I will miss him every day of my life. John Ramey.

  2. greetings from west australia .. sadddddd news . about george .. another genious has passed. will always love the music he made..

  3. I was lucky enough to be there in the beginning, when they went to Macon to meet Phil Walden at Capricorn Records they were so excited. Phil wanted to keep the Master & Tommy said no man you don’t understand that’s our life, our blood sweat & tears. He wouldn’t let Phil keep it. George & I were very close he was the nicest guy then & never changed.I loved him very much , he was a good man & good friend…

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