“Simple Man” - Lynyrd Skynyrd

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According to the Simple Man Songfacts, shortly after Ronnie Van Zant's grandmother and Gary Rossington's mother died, they got together in Van Zant's apartment and started telling stories about them. Rossington came up with a chord progression, and Van Zant wrote the lyrics based on advice the women had given them over the years. They wrote it in about an hour. Read more on Last.fm. User-contributed text is available under the Creative Commons By-SA License; additional terms may apply.