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Favourite Love Song

SPB-Cooperator 27 Aug 19 - 05:01 AM
Dave Hanson 27 Aug 19 - 05:31 AM
Gordon Jackson 27 Aug 19 - 05:35 AM
gillymor 27 Aug 19 - 07:11 AM
Big Al Whittle 27 Aug 19 - 07:22 AM
Hrothgar 27 Aug 19 - 07:29 AM
Dave Hanson 27 Aug 19 - 08:57 AM
gillymor 27 Aug 19 - 09:08 AM
Steve Shaw 27 Aug 19 - 09:14 AM
GUEST,HiLo 27 Aug 19 - 09:18 AM
leeneia 27 Aug 19 - 10:25 AM
beachcomber 27 Aug 19 - 11:29 AM
GUEST 27 Aug 19 - 02:17 PM
Georgiansilver 27 Aug 19 - 02:20 PM
GUEST,Bob Coltman 27 Aug 19 - 02:56 PM
Joe_F 27 Aug 19 - 03:20 PM
BruceL 27 Aug 19 - 04:17 PM
fat B****rd 27 Aug 19 - 05:18 PM
WalkaboutsVerse 27 Aug 19 - 05:40 PM
Doug Chadwick 27 Aug 19 - 07:27 PM
Stewie 27 Aug 19 - 08:19 PM
jacko@nz 27 Aug 19 - 10:26 PM
PHJim 27 Aug 19 - 10:54 PM
PHJim 27 Aug 19 - 11:00 PM
PHJim 27 Aug 19 - 11:15 PM
GUEST,Sol 28 Aug 19 - 06:45 AM
David C. Carter 28 Aug 19 - 08:48 AM
GUEST,Neil D 28 Aug 19 - 10:37 AM
PHJim 28 Aug 19 - 10:45 AM
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Bonnie Shaljean 28 Aug 19 - 03:47 PM
gillymor 28 Aug 19 - 04:42 PM
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Jim Carroll 29 Aug 19 - 08:21 AM
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Subject: Favourite Love Song
From: SPB-Cooperator
Date: 27 Aug 19 - 05:01 AM

With everything that is going on in the world at the moment it is good to look at the world from another perspective. In an attempt to provide a brief moment to reflect on what is good, what is your favourite love song - either at the moment or all time?

For em at the moment it is Stan Roger's 45 Years.


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Subject: RE: Favourite Love Song
From: Dave Hanson
Date: 27 Aug 19 - 05:31 AM

Ewan MacColl's ' The First Time Ever I Saw Your Face '

Dave H


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Subject: RE: Favourite Love Song
From: Gordon Jackson
Date: 27 Aug 19 - 05:35 AM

Steve Earle: Valentine's Day

Trad: The Trees They Do Grow High (also the saddest!)


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Subject: RE: Favourite Love Song
From: gillymor
Date: 27 Aug 19 - 07:11 AM

It seems like most love songs are pretty sappy so the good stuff really stands out:

Just in Time by Styne, Comden and Green.
Love Walked In & Our Love is Here to Stay by George and Ira Gershwin.
If I Needed You by Townes Van Zandt.
For All We Know the one by Harold Arlen(?).
Anachie Gordon, a sad one.
Jock O'Hazeldean
Flow Sweet River Flow by Ewan McColl.


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Subject: RE: Favourite Love Song
From: Big Al Whittle
Date: 27 Aug 19 - 07:22 AM

You made me love you.

a great one for ragtime/blues guitar. the chord progressions are Blind Blake in the key of G. And the E chord is just so powerful if you play it Broonzy style.


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Subject: RE: Favourite Love Song
From: Hrothgar
Date: 27 Aug 19 - 07:29 AM

Aura Lea
Bonnie Jess


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Subject: RE: Favourite Love Song
From: Dave Hanson
Date: 27 Aug 19 - 08:57 AM

I'll revise my choice, Ewan MacColl's ' Sweet Thames Flow Softly '

Dave H


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Subject: RE: Favourite Love Song
From: gillymor
Date: 27 Aug 19 - 09:08 AM

Right, Sweet Thames Flow Softly, oops.


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Subject: RE: Favourite Love Song
From: Steve Shaw
Date: 27 Aug 19 - 09:14 AM

I agree with Sweet Thames too, even forgiving Wapping and No Stopping...

But my best of all has to be Nic Jones singing Ten Thousand Miles.


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Subject: RE: Favourite Love Song
From: GUEST,HiLo
Date: 27 Aug 19 - 09:18 AM

Bob Dylan/ Wedding Song
Kate Bush /Under The Ivy
Kate Rusby/ My Young Man

Loads of great ones, but I do like these three.


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Subject: RE: Favourite Love Song
From: leeneia
Date: 27 Aug 19 - 10:25 AM

A Very Precious Love


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Subject: RE: Favourite Love Song
From: beachcomber
Date: 27 Aug 19 - 11:29 AM

Have you heard Donal Og, it is a very beautiful Irish Love song.
I had a version on an LP recorded by Al O'Donnell which I lost. Was it recorded by anyone else ?


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Subject: RE: Favourite Love Song
From: GUEST
Date: 27 Aug 19 - 02:17 PM

This one for me.... I Can't Help Falling in Love With You.


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Subject: RE: Favourite Love Song
From: Georgiansilver
Date: 27 Aug 19 - 02:20 PM

Sorry GUEST was me.


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Subject: RE: Favourite Love Song
From: GUEST,Bob Coltman
Date: 27 Aug 19 - 02:56 PM

My favorite at the moment is "The Water is Wide," which I first learned over 60 years ago from an old book of Tyneside songs when very few knew of this magnificent song's existence. Now it is a world favorite, and deserves to be.

But tomorrow I might choose, say, Newfoundland's own "Peggy Gordon," maybe? Or Robert Johnson's "Come in My Kitchen?' Or ...

Love indeed,

Bob


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Subject: RE: Favourite Love Song
From: Joe_F
Date: 27 Aug 19 - 03:20 PM

Dink's song


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Subject: RE: Favourite Love Song
From: BruceL
Date: 27 Aug 19 - 04:17 PM

Captain Beefheart's 'My Head Is My Only House Unless It Rains' is my perennial fave.


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Subject: RE: Favourite Love Song
From: fat B****rd
Date: 27 Aug 19 - 05:18 PM

"Annie" by Ronnie Lane


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Subject: RE: Favourite Love Song
From: WalkaboutsVerse
Date: 27 Aug 19 - 05:40 PM

We Go Together or Your Salt Upon My Lips


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Subject: RE: Favourite Love Song
From: Doug Chadwick
Date: 27 Aug 19 - 07:27 PM

Minnie Riperton's "Lovin' You".

DC


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Subject: RE: Favourite Love Song
From: Stewie
Date: 27 Aug 19 - 08:19 PM

Donal Og as sung by Al O'Donnell. This Youtube clip from a later album is not quite as good as the recording on the earlier 'Al O'Donnell 2' album:

Donal Og

Peggy Gordon sung by Luke Kelly:

Peggy Gordon

Alan Reid's 'The pleasure will be mine' as sung by Sean Keane:

Pleasure

--Stewie.


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Subject: RE: Favourite Love Song
From: jacko@nz
Date: 27 Aug 19 - 10:26 PM

Time Wears Awa'
by Willie Scott


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Subject: RE: Favourite Love Song
From: PHJim
Date: 27 Aug 19 - 10:54 PM

My favourite is one written in Mount Hope, Ontario by a school teacher named George Johnson, and since my wife's name is Maggie, it's especially dear to me (and her). The second verse hits home since we are now both senior citizens.

They say I am feeble with age Maggie
I step not as spritely as then
My face is a well a well written page Maggie
And time alone was the pen
They say we are aged and gray, Maggie,
As spray by the wild breakers flung
But to me you're as fair as you were Maggie   
When you and I were young


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Subject: RE: Favourite Love Song
From: PHJim
Date: 27 Aug 19 - 11:00 PM

Another I really like is a waltz written by my good friend and bandmate, the late Bernie Martin. It's called One Last Dance.

Well if I had just one last dance I think I'd dance with you.
I'd hold you close and we would twirl around this smokey room
We'd dance until the music stopped and the band all went away
And then I'd take you home that night and I would want to stay.


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Subject: RE: Favourite Love Song
From: PHJim
Date: 27 Aug 19 - 11:15 PM

Some others I like are:

Guy Clark's Like A Coat From The Cold
Irving King's If I Had You
Smokey Robinson's My Girl
Willie P Bennett's Lace & Pretty Flowers
Todd Snider's Just In Case
Tom Waits' I Hope That I Don't Fall In Love With You
Martin Mull's Normal
George Jones' Her Name Is ___

Her name is _ _ _ her eyes are _ _
Her hair is just like _ _ and she measures _ _ _
But someday I'll fill in the lines when she and I are free
And we'll walk in the sunshine, _ _ _ and me

Yes, someday I'll fill in the lines when she and I are free
And we'll walk in the sunshine _ _ _ and me


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Subject: RE: Favourite Love Song
From: GUEST,Sol
Date: 28 Aug 19 - 06:45 AM

"When You Were Sweet Sixteen"
Composed by James Thornton in the late 1890's, it's the ultimate lyrical description of eternal love.
wiki


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Subject: RE: Favourite Love Song
From: David C. Carter
Date: 28 Aug 19 - 08:48 AM

Magnolia Wind; Guy Clark.


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Subject: RE: Favourite Love Song
From: GUEST,Neil D
Date: 28 Aug 19 - 10:37 AM

Dream a Little Dream


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Subject: RE: Favourite Love Song
From: PHJim
Date: 28 Aug 19 - 10:45 AM

How could I forget Jesse Winchester's Sham-a-Ling-Dong-Ding.


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Subject: RE: Favourite Love Song
From: PHJim
Date: 28 Aug 19 - 10:55 AM

Maggie and my brother Bob and I played John's Waltz To The Miller by Tony Trischka and Dede Wyland at my brother Gary's marriage to the lovely Linda a couple of decades ago.

Here in my dream you are wandering, wandering,
Gold skies above you the warm earth below,
You are rocked by the breezes, warmed by the sun,
Moving to rhythms and songs to be sung.

Now we are dancing around we will go.
Music plays sweetly your face is aglow
With your love for the music, your love to be free.
Dance on forever, but only with me.


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Subject: RE: Favourite Love Song
From: PHJim
Date: 28 Aug 19 - 10:57 AM

David Bradstreet's Renaissance - "Let's Dance that old dance once more"


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Subject: RE: Favourite Love Song
From: PHJim
Date: 28 Aug 19 - 12:57 PM

George Harrison's Something


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Subject: RE: Favourite Love Song
From: Dave the Gnome
Date: 28 Aug 19 - 01:58 PM

Talking of Harrison, Clapton's "Wonderful Tonight" takes some beating.

Of course the hands down winner is my mate Dave's "When I'm in love I can't shit".


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Subject: RE: Favourite Love Song
From: Acorn4
Date: 28 Aug 19 - 03:23 PM

Kathy's Song - Paul Simon
Another Day - Roy Harper


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Subject: RE: Favourite Love Song
From: Bonnie Shaljean
Date: 28 Aug 19 - 03:47 PM

Bob Dylan's Love Minus Zero / No Limit

I also like Sweet Thames, and The Lass of Glenshee (especially as sung by the twa Billys, Ross & Jackson).


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Subject: RE: Favourite Love Song
From: gillymor
Date: 28 Aug 19 - 04:42 PM

Speaking of Billy Ross there's "The Corncrake" with Ossian.


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Subject: RE: Favourite Love Song
From: Elmore
Date: 28 Aug 19 - 05:00 PM

Take This Waltz by Leonard Cohen {with a little help from Garcia Lorca}.


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Subject: RE: Favourite Love Song
From: GUEST,Andy7
Date: 28 Aug 19 - 05:17 PM

I'll nominate another Paul Simon song,'For Emily'.

(Although it is admittedly sung for an imaginary person!)


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Subject: RE: Favourite Love Song
From: gillymor
Date: 28 Aug 19 - 05:19 PM

And speaking of Paul Simon, "Kathy's Song".


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Subject: RE: Favourite Love Song
From: lefthanded guitar
Date: 28 Aug 19 - 11:20 PM

This is a nice topic. Think I' ll look up some or the ones I don't know
on you tube after I' m done posting here.

Thanks! Bonnie for mentioning the first love song I fell in love with :

Love Minus zero/No Limit

A few more off the top of my head:

Buckets of Rain - Dylan
Tomorrow is a Long Time - Dylan

And-
Into the Mystic - Van Morrison
Twilight Time - The Platters
My Girl - Smokey Robinson
I Just Called to Say I Love You - Stevie Wonder
Be My Baby - The Ronettes
John Riley - whoever sings it in the song circle
Roseville Fair - Bill Staines


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Subject: RE: Favourite Love Song
From: lefthanded guitar
Date: 29 Aug 19 - 12:01 AM

Thanks to Gordon Jackson for mentioning
Steve Earle's Valentine's Day. Just listened to it for the first time.


Good one.


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Subject: RE: Favourite Love Song
From: GUEST,Hilo
Date: 29 Aug 19 - 02:38 AM

Fields of Gold, written by Sting but the best version is sung by Eva Cassidy.


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Subject: RE: Favourite Love Song
From: Acorn4
Date: 29 Aug 19 - 03:43 AM

Another Corner - George Michael.


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Subject: RE: Favourite Love Song
From: JennieG
Date: 29 Aug 19 - 07:42 AM

"My love is like a red red rose"......if a bloke ever serenaded me with this, I would turn into a little pile of melted marshmallow at his feet.

Sigh.....


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Subject: RE: Favourite Love Song
From: gillymor
Date: 29 Aug 19 - 08:20 AM

"Now Westlin' Winds" (Burn's Song Composed in August). Noteworthy versions by Dick Gaughan and Old Blind Dogs w/ vocal by Ian Benzie.


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Subject: RE: Favourite Love Song
From: Jim Carroll
Date: 29 Aug 19 - 08:21 AM

I have to say, I don't know most of these, but I would love to know why people like the songs they do
I like lots of love songs for different reasons - some personal, others universal
I find, for depth of human experience and for longevity, the traditional love songs are streets ahead of the rest
Not my favourite version, but RIGS O' RYE ALWAYS DOES IT FOR ME
'I would turn into a little pile of melted marshmallow at his feet.@
We must meet up sometime !!
Jim Carroll


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Subject: RE: Favourite Love Song
From: Steve Shaw
Date: 29 Aug 19 - 09:07 AM

Roseville Fair is lovely, but I'd want Chris Wood and Andy Cutting doing it.


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Subject: RE: Favourite Love Song
From: Steve Shaw
Date: 29 Aug 19 - 09:10 AM

Speaking of Chris Wood, try his YouTube of the song One In A Million. You'll need a good ten minutes, but it's gorgeous.


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Subject: RE: Favourite Love Song
From: Mick Pearce (MCP)
Date: 29 Aug 19 - 12:26 PM

Another vote for Love Minus Zero / No Limit; brilliant and uncliched words. And many early Tom Paxton songs for more straightforward approach!

From popular song The Way You Look Tonight and Ev'ry Time We Say Goodbye, for when you're about to part. Though I'm sure I could come up with another dozen from the Great American Songbook.

From the tradition The Flower Of Magherally; the tune carries it through.

Mick


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Subject: RE: Favourite Love Song
From: GUEST,Gallus Moll
Date: 29 Aug 19 - 04:03 PM

Ae Fond Kiss by Robert Burns


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