Is the Waylon Jennings Song ‘Clyde’ About Grand Junction’s Clyde Jorgensen?
Is the Waylon Jennings song "Clyde" a song about his good buddy, Western Colorado bass player and songwriter Clyde Jorgensen? Many speculate it is. Waylon and Clyde were good friends back in the Phoenix days. Read on, we have the answer.
In a word, no. First, Waylon Jennings didn't write the tune. It was written by J.J. Cale. Did Waylon choose to record it in honor of his buddy Clyde? Well, unfortunately, Waylon isn't around to answer. However, according to Clyde Jorgensen, the answer is a resounding "no."
If it is all the same to you, perhaps we can all just go on believing that it was.