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GUEST,Brit The Saddest Song Ever written (258* d) RE: BS: The Saddest Song Ever written 20 Apr 00

Yes, you yanks (and confederates) are way out in front when it comes to maudlin sentiment, Mrzzy and Mbo. But we're learning, as shown by our response to the demise of Princess Di. Losing a Dad ain't that bad. Millions (sadly, yes, millions) lose daughters and sons who will never rate a footnote in history. Which reminds me of a song that should make this list: My son John, by Tom Paxton, who also wrote quite a moving song about Phil Ochs's suicide. I'm surprised no-one's mentioned Leonard Cohen yet, nor Dory Previn. The latter incidentally wrote a good song about Veteran's Day, or at least I assume it was ("On the veterans' big parade, marched the businessmen's brigade/Whilst behind the high school band the ladies' fife and drum corps played..." or similar). But when it comes to putting them in order, something by ERic Bogle's got to be the winner.

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