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Subject: eva johansson
From: lajka
Date: 20 Dec 99 - 02:00 PM

Hello!

I have read about the sadest song and been told about the funniest can anybody tell me about the best song EVER. Political?Romantic?You tell me!


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Subject: RE: Help: The best song ever,then?
From: Bert
Date: 20 Dec 99 - 02:05 PM

I think that Bruce O is the right person to answer this one. He has a song that's survived a few thousand years. Something about plowing as I recall.


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Subject: RE: Help: The best song ever,then?
From: lajka
Date: 20 Dec 99 - 02:16 PM

Bert! If you read this. Thank you!


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Subject: RE: Help: The best song ever,then?
From: Marymac90
Date: 20 Dec 99 - 02:50 PM

Off the top-maybe Phil Ochs "When I'm gone", but if you're acquainted with my weird brain waves at all, you know I'm very indecisive. I reserve the right to change my mind!

Mary McCaffrey


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Subject: RE: Help: The best song ever,then?
From: Dan Evergreen
Date: 20 Dec 99 - 04:09 PM

Why don't you ask a hard question? But I'll take the plunge without a bunch of disclaimers and prefacing: it's a tie--"Oh Holy Night", and "Danny Boy."


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Subject: RE: Help: The best song ever,then?
From: MMario
Date: 20 Dec 99 - 04:21 PM

Hymn to Aten


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Subject: RE: Help: The best song ever,then?
From: Mbo
Date: 20 Dec 99 - 04:55 PM

AAARRGHH! It's so hard to choose! "Come Sail Away" by Styx is REALLY good, "Hole In My Heart" by Blackhawk...so hard to decide..."Roddy McCorley"...

--Mbo


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Subject: RE: Help: The best song ever,then?
From: Sandman559@aol.com
Date: 20 Dec 99 - 05:32 PM

Definately Roddy McCorley, but it hasta be the 9 verse version -Pat B.


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Subject: RE: Help: The best song ever,then?
From: kendall
Date: 20 Dec 99 - 06:22 PM

The Band Played Waltzing Matilda


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Subject: RE: Help: The best song ever,then?
From: Clinton Hammond2
Date: 20 Dec 99 - 06:44 PM

There isn't one... No one song can ever be The Best Ever, because musice is so varied.. so many different songs for so many moods...

Nice Cop-Out Eh!!

;-)


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Subject: RE: Help: The best song ever,then?
From: Captain Swing
Date: 20 Dec 99 - 07:36 PM

Write the titles of Jez Lowe's songs on small pieces of paper. Fold each piece of paper up. Put them all in a bag. Pick one out.


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Subject: RE: Help: The best song ever,then?
From: kendall
Date: 20 Dec 99 - 11:41 PM

although I'm not Catholic, I would be hard pressed to come up with a better one than AVA MARIA


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Subject: RE: Help: The best song ever,then?
From: Rick Fielding
Date: 21 Dec 99 - 01:22 AM

Now don't shoot me! "Un Bel Dia" from "Butterfly" or "Mon Pays" by Gilles Vigneault.


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Subject: RE: Help: The best song ever,then?
From: Liz the Squeak
Date: 21 Dec 99 - 08:25 AM

Has to be the Queen of the Night Aria from Magic Flute, good bloke, that Mozart....

LTS


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Subject: RE: Help: The best song ever,then?
From: Ringer
Date: 21 Dec 99 - 09:23 AM

The last one I listened to


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Subject: RE: Help: The best song ever,then?
From: Reta
Date: 21 Dec 99 - 09:43 AM

"O Holy Night" and any of the Gregorian Chants.

Season's blessings to all.


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Subject: RE: Help: The best song ever,then?
From: Steve Latimer
Date: 21 Dec 99 - 10:37 AM

Definately Inna Gadda Da Vida, the seventeen minute version.


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Subject: RE: Help: The best song ever,then?
From: Mbo
Date: 21 Dec 99 - 12:49 PM

Whoa, Rick, thanks for mentioning the Puccini! Good stuff! How about "Nessun Dorma" from my favorite opera "Turandot"? I got another one--"Bui-Doi" from "Miss Saigon." Take a listen and perhaps you'll agree...then there's "Javert's Suicide" from "Les Miserables"...

--Mbo


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Subject: RE: Help: The best song ever,then?
From: gillymor
Date: 21 Dec 99 - 10:46 PM

Maybe Puccini's "Vissi D'arte" or "O Mio Babbino Caro" or Red River Valley or She Moved Through the Fair or...

Frankie


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Subject: RE: Help: The best song ever,then?
From: Mbo
Date: 21 Dec 99 - 11:14 PM

Ooh "Il Sogno di Doretta" from Puccini's "La Rondini"...the finale from Mahler's Symphony of a Thousand...Satie's Gymnopedie No.1...Man! Forgot about a longtime alltime great I used to have--The Rakoczy March from Berlioz's "La Damnation Du Faust"...or "Photographs & Memories" by Jim Croce...

--Mbo


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Subject: RE: Help: The best song ever,then?
From: Edmund Flynn (inactive)
Date: 22 Dec 99 - 01:15 AM

Sorry ... I'll get around to writing it one of these days.


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Subject: RE: Help: The best song ever,then?
From: Cow-Cow Patty
Date: 22 Dec 99 - 01:24 AM

"Waltzing with Bears"


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Subject: RE: Help: The best song ever,then?
From: Jon Freeman
Date: 22 Dec 99 - 01:47 AM

OK, tonight, the best tune (it has no words) ever is called Jon Freeman...

When you have the honour of having a tune (and I think this is a good one) written for you, it makes you a little bit biased.

Thanks again, Jeri


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Subject: RE: Help: The best song ever,then?
From: Jeri
Date: 22 Dec 99 - 09:42 AM

Jon, it makes me very happy that you like it. I was a little worried about using your name for a tune you might not like, or one that wasn't very good.

I hesitate to name anything "best," so this one is just a favorite. This one seems to stand out in my mind in the "political" category - Peggy Seeger's "Song of Choice." The lyrics are on Dick Gaughan's web page here.


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Subject: RE: Help: The best song ever,then?
From: MarkS
Date: 22 Dec 99 - 09:25 PM

Ode to Joy from the fourth movement of Beethovens 9th.


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Subject: RE: Help: The best song ever,then?
From: Callie
Date: 22 Dec 99 - 09:50 PM

Make that 2 votes for Waltzing With Bears! But also, She Moved Through the Fair and My Lagan Love.

Callie


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Subject: RE: Help: The best song ever,then?
From: Pete Curry
Date: 22 Dec 99 - 10:19 PM

"Ten Commandments of Love" by Harvey and the Moonglows. (If not best song, best performance.)


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Subject: RE: Help: The best song ever,then?
From: Mbo
Date: 22 Dec 99 - 11:11 PM

Man...I just remembered Dick Gaughan's "Sail On." What a great song. And "Time" by Hootie & The Blowfish. And the list continues...

--Mbo


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Subject: RE: Help: The best song ever,then?
From: Bill D
Date: 22 Dec 99 - 11:21 PM

*playing them as fast as I can...trying to choose...*

hmmm...tricky, call me again to 30-40 years...I've got it down to 27 categories...


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Subject: RE: Help: The best song ever,then?
From: Sandy Paton
Date: 23 Dec 99 - 02:45 AM

I've never been comfortable with juried art exhibits. I refuse to recognize art as a competitive endeavor. That turns it into a damned commodity, and that, my friends, is why I'm into folk music rather than the brazenly hyped and marketed commercial stuff.

I know, there is a long tradition of fiddle contests in the world of folk music, but, truth to tell, I'm not comfortable with them, either.

Sandy (grumpy folk fogey)


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Subject: RE: Help: The best song ever,then?
From: kendall
Date: 23 Dec 99 - 09:31 AM

This is much too subjective to nail down a real conclusion. One of my favorite pieces of wisdom..Everything is relative..to a germ, good health is a type of disease.


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Subject: RE: Help: The best song ever,then?
From: gillymor
Date: 23 Dec 99 - 11:06 AM

I'm also kind of uncomfortable with "best of" threads but I think we all realize we're just sharing opinions here. These types of threads have gotten me onto some great tunes that I heretofore wasn't aware of or which were in my own collection and somehow overlooked. List on intrepid voyagers! ...oh and how about Our Love is Here to Stay by George and Ira Gershwin.

Seasons Greetings, Frankie

(I'm gonna write that one down, kendall)


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Subject: RE: Help: The best song ever,then?
From: Sandy Paton
Date: 23 Dec 99 - 11:41 AM

Okay, then. Let's change the title of the thread to: "Some of my favorite songs" or "Songs that are important to me." Right now it says "best song ever." That suggests the kind of value judgement I'm not willing to make.

Sandy


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Subject: RE: Help: The best song ever,then?
From: Hasek
Date: 23 Dec 99 - 01:04 PM

Today It's " Girl from the North Country " Bob Dylan....................Blowin in the Wind........................Angus Fraser.....................Goodnight Irene..........................Phil Och - Changes


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Subject: RE: Help: The best song ever,then?
From: Peter T.
Date: 23 Dec 99 - 02:39 PM

The final Trio from Der Rosenkavalier by Elizabeth Schwarzkopf et al;
"Morgen" by Richard Strauss, sung by Janet Baker, Gerald Moore piano.
"I Can't Get Started With You" sung and trumpet solo by Bunny Berrigan
"I'm Confessing That I Love You," sung by Louis Armstrong.
"Death Letter Blues", Son House
"In My Life," The Beatles (recent version by R. Fielding pretty good too)
yours, Peter T.


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Subject: RE: Help: The best song ever,then?
From: gillymor
Date: 24 Dec 99 - 12:12 AM

One of those alternate titles would be more realistic Sandy.

Regards, Frankie


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Subject: RE: Help: The best song ever,then?
From: Jim
Date: 24 Dec 99 - 12:31 AM

How about, "How Can I Keep From Singing" performed by Pete Seeger?


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Subject: RE: Help: The best song ever,then?
From: Bill D
Date: 24 Dec 99 - 12:48 PM

what we learn from threads like this is that the best/most important homily/saying/quotation ever produced is:

"De gustibus non disputandum est"


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Subject: RE: Help: The best song ever,then?
From: Murray MacLeod (ex Scotland, now Florida)
Date: 01 Jan 00 - 01:56 PM

Surely Hard Times Come Again No More, by Stephen Foster has to be the most memorable song ever written ?


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Subject: RE: Help: The best song ever,then?
From: emily rain
Date: 01 Jan 00 - 02:04 PM

*bowing to Sandy*

my current favorite is morningtime by metamora, closely followed by the witch of the westmerlands by archie fischer (wish i could do it justice)


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Subject: RE: Help: The best song ever,then?
From: InOBU
Date: 01 Jan 00 - 03:11 PM

Yvetts Song, by that brilliant song writer and Piper Larry Otway.
Anonimously
Larry Otway
PS When Im gone by P Oches is up there, but Tam Lin has a certain charm.


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Subject: RE: Help: The best song ever,then?
From: Richard Bridge
Date: 01 Jan 00 - 03:16 PM

Perhaps "Rigs of the times". It certainly has a perpetual relevance.


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Subject: RE: Help: The best song ever,then?
From: InOBU
Date: 01 Jan 00 - 11:17 PM

Ah Brother Richard,
one we agree on, I have been found of Rigs of the Times, ever since I heard it in high school - but then again Ive always been a more than partial to Martin Carthy, Peter Belamy, the whole crowd ... not to mention, on certain monday mornings, I would say, On A Monday Morning, is one of the best songs of all time, Oh that I could give you my liver, a phrase I oft entoned on many a monday morning.
All the best
Larry Otway


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Subject: RE: Help: The best song ever,then?
From: DonMeixner
Date: 01 Jan 00 - 11:37 PM

Honey ( See the tree....)

Don


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Subject: RE: Help: The best song ever,then?
From: Sean Belt
Date: 03 Jan 00 - 11:14 PM

Oh, dear....

Tonight it would have to be either "Handsome Molly" or perhaps Richard Thompson's "Wall of Death" or maybe "West Fork Girls" or "Sally in the Garden".

But ask me again tomorrow and it'll certainly be something else I've been playing lately.


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Subject: RE: Help: The best song ever,then?
From: T in Oklahoma (Okiemockbird)
Date: 04 Jan 00 - 11:04 AM

If I had to pick a single song as the best overall song of the past thousand years, I'd pick The Golden Sequence/"Veni Sancte Spiritus."

T.


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Subject: RE: Help: The best song ever,then?
From: Danlbear
Date: 04 Jan 00 - 11:20 AM

uhhh....Proud Mary??


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Subject: RE: Help: The best song ever,then?
From: Sealhater@aol.com
Date: 05 Jan 00 - 04:33 AM

May I suggest the Ramba Boogie by Hank Snow.


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