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Greatest love songs...and love generally

Little Hawk 27 Aug 00 - 03:19 PM
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Pene Azul 27 Aug 00 - 03:34 PM
Alice 27 Aug 00 - 03:51 PM
thosp 27 Aug 00 - 03:51 PM
Benjamin 27 Aug 00 - 03:55 PM
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kendall 27 Aug 00 - 05:33 PM
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Mbo 27 Aug 00 - 09:53 PM
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Subject: Greatest love songs...and love generally
From: Little Hawk
Date: 27 Aug 00 - 03:19 PM

Now that we've had so many mention of various schlock and dreadfully bad songs (in whoever's opinion)...why not go the other way? Nominate the finest love song(s) you know. It can be romantic love, familial love, love of country, love of God, whatever...

What greater courage can there be but to love?...Even in the face of all hardship and misunderstanding.

I nominate:

"Lies" by Stan Rogers
"Every Grain of Sand" by Bob Dylan
"Sweet America" written by Barry Greenfield, recorded by Buffy Sainte-Marie
"The Wedding Song" by Buffy Sainte-Marie
"This Is Love" by Mary Chapin Carpenter


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Subject: RE: Greatest love songs...and love generally
From: CarolC
Date: 27 Aug 00 - 03:24 PM

What a lovely thread, Little Hawk. I'm going to have to spend some time thinking about it.

Carol


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Subject: RE: Greatest love songs...and love generally
From: Pene Azul
Date: 27 Aug 00 - 03:34 PM

"I'm Satisfied" by Mississippi John Hurt. Taj's cover is nice, too.

Jeff


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Subject: RE: Greatest love songs...and love generally
From: Alice
Date: 27 Aug 00 - 03:51 PM

here are a few other threads, too:

Vote for the best Love song Ever

Songs of Lost Love

Any songs for a 50th wedding Anniversary

Need Irish 'love song' for wedding day

Help: wedding song to make you cry!

Wedding song for 2nd time around!

Folksongs Appropriate For A Wedding

The Most Romantic Song You Know???


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Subject: RE: Greatest love songs...and love generally
From: thosp
Date: 27 Aug 00 - 03:51 PM

"Catch the Wind"
"Sara Smile"
"Visions of Johanna"
------ that's just for openers

peace (Y) thosp


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Subject: RE: Greatest love songs...and love generally
From: Benjamin
Date: 27 Aug 00 - 03:55 PM

I'll Write a Song For You by Earth Wind and Fire.


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Subject: RE: Greatest love songs...and love generally
From: Seamus Kennedy
Date: 27 Aug 00 - 04:03 PM

The First Time Ever I Saw Your Face and Sweet Thames Flow Softly, both by Ewan MacColl, and Sinatra singing "All the Way." All the best
Seamus


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Subject: RE: Greatest love songs...and love generally
From: CarolC
Date: 27 Aug 00 - 04:07 PM

Ok, Little Hawk, I've decided (at least for the time being). These may not be love songs in the strictest sense seeing as how they have no words generally, but what the hell.

Love songs (music)-

Any classical music that was written for Romeo and Juliette.

Songs (pieces of music) that tug real hard at my heartstrings-

"The Lark Ascending" by Ralph Vaughan Williams.

Carol


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Subject: RE: Greatest love songs...and love generally
From: kendall
Date: 27 Aug 00 - 05:33 PM

Laras Theme from Dr. Zhivago The First time ever I saw your face Unchained melody Faded Roses (Utah Phillips)


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Subject: RE: Greatest love songs...and love generally
From: wysiwyg
Date: 27 Aug 00 - 09:34 PM

Sea of Love

There's a Place for Us

Picture in a Frame

Too Much to Expect, But Not Too Much to Ask

~S~


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Subject: Lyr Add: LOVE CHANGES EVERYTHING^^
From: Mary in Kentucky
Date: 27 Aug 00 - 09:45 PM

LOVE CHANGES EVERYTHING
(Andrew LLoyd Webber)

Love, love changes everything
Hands and faces, earth and sky
Love, love changes everything
How you live and how you die
Love, can make the summer fly
Or a night seem like a lifetime
Yes love, love changes everything
Now I tremble at your name
Nothing in the world will ever be the same

Love, love changes everything
Days are longer, words mean more
Love, love changes everything
Pain is deeper than before
Love will turn your world around
And that world will last forever
Yes love, love changes everything
Brings you glory, brings you shame
Nothing in the world will ever be the same

Off into the world we go
Planning futures, shaping years
Love (comes in) and suddenly all our wisdom disappears
Love makes fools of everyone
All the rules we made are broken
Yes love, love changes everyone
Live or perish in its flame
Love will never never let you be the same
Love will never never let you be the same


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Subject: RE: Greatest love songs...and love generally
From: Mbo
Date: 27 Aug 00 - 09:53 PM

Look at You Girl
You Had Me From Hello
Living For The Love Light In Your Eyes
I'll Still Be Loving You
All My Life
I Live Not Where I Love
**sniff**


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Subject: RE: Greatest love songs...and love generally
From: Mbo
Date: 27 Aug 00 - 10:01 PM

Thanks for including that one, Mary!! I love that one to pieces! Oops I forgot the most important one ever!

All I Ask of You


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Subject: RE: Greatest love songs...and love generally
From: Naemanson
Date: 27 Aug 00 - 10:08 PM

Not qualified to contribute.


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Subject: RE: Greatest love songs...and love generally
From: Mbo
Date: 27 Aug 00 - 10:12 PM

Aw, that's too bad, Brett. Don't worry, the black night will not last forever...


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Subject: RE: Greatest love songs...and love generally
From: Little Hawk
Date: 27 Aug 00 - 10:31 PM

thosp - who did "Sara Smile"?


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Subject: RE: Greatest love songs...and love generally
From: thosp
Date: 27 Aug 00 - 10:44 PM

sara smile by hall & oates

peace (Y) thosp


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Subject: RE: Greatest love songs...and love generally
From: CarolC
Date: 27 Aug 00 - 10:48 PM

...and "Fantasia on a Theme by Thomas Tallis" and "Five Variants of "Dives and Lazarus", also by Ralph Vaughan Williams.

I think I just love Ralph Vaughan Williams (except for "Norfolk Rhapsody No. 1", hate that one).

Now there's a man who understands about musical foreplay!

Carol


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Subject: RE: Greatest love songs...and love generally
From: richlmo
Date: 27 Aug 00 - 11:15 PM

I'm still thinking, but while I was thinking," The Moon Is Still Over Her Shoulder," as recorded by Michael Johnson. Mbo ,do you answer every thread?


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Subject: RE: Greatest love songs...and love generally
From: Mbo
Date: 27 Aug 00 - 11:19 PM

Almost every one that is of interest to me.


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Subject: RE: Greatest love songs...and love generally
From: gillymor
Date: 27 Aug 00 - 11:24 PM

From West Side Story "Somewhere", "Tonight" and "One Hand, One Heart"and from Camelot "Before I Gaze at You Again" and Dick Gaughan's rendition of "Now Westlin Winds".
And Carol, I love all that Vaughn Williams and would include Fantasia on Greensleeves.

F


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Subject: RE: Greatest love songs...and love generally
From: CarolC
Date: 27 Aug 00 - 11:32 PM

Frankee, I'm listening to it right now. I think you're right.

Carol


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Subject: RE: Greatest love songs...and love generally
From: The Beanster
Date: 28 Aug 00 - 12:17 AM

Gee that's a tough one. Two friendship songs come to mind that always touched me: "Song for Adam" and "Fire and Rain." Oh! And Oscar Brown, Jr.'s really sweet (not sappy) song, "Dat Dere," for his son.


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Subject: RE: Greatest love songs...and love generally
From: hesperis
Date: 28 Aug 00 - 12:44 AM

Love songs:
"Truly, Madly, Deeply" - Savage Garden. (I know it's kitsch, but I love it!)

"To The Moon & Back" - Savage Garden

"The Goddess in Me" - by my mother. Also "Azure Eyes" and "Running from the Shadows"

"Night Garden" - by me. I'll tell the story of the song later.

"The Power of Love"

"If I Fell"

"Anya" - Deep Purple

"Give me one reason" - Tracy Chapman

"I've got you under my skin"

"With a little help from my friends"

"When I'm 64"

"My Guy"

"My Heart Will Go On"

I'll probably have a lot more for y'all later.

Really sexy songs:
"Lady of the Wood" - by me
"universe" and "I want you" - Savage Garden

"Into the Fire" - Sarah McLachlan

"Temptation" - the Tea Party

Instrumentals:
(Don't get me started here...)

"Silmarian Day and Night" - by Chance Thomas, Soundtrack to Quest for Glory 5. Also the piece about the Dryad Wood, where the voice is used as another instrument.

A piece by Fauré that was arranged for flute, guitar and voice by the guitarist, and played on CBC. I lost the tape! Waaaaah!

"Sonatina coma un fantasia" (Moonlight Sonata) - Beethoven

"North Mountain Pass" - by me. It is a piece about the 'imaginary' Land I created when I was 7 years old.

Flamenco guitar in general.

~*sirepseh*~


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Subject: RE: Greatest love songs...and love generally
From: CarolC
Date: 28 Aug 00 - 12:52 AM

hesperis, is that all you've got?


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Subject: RE: Greatest love songs...and love generally
From: Mbo
Date: 28 Aug 00 - 12:55 AM

Hesp, I think I know what Faure piece you might be alluding to. Oh oh! Truly Madly Deeply! She said that to me once...


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Subject: RE: Greatest love songs...and love generally
From: hesperis
Date: 28 Aug 00 - 02:32 AM

Carol - I need to listen to some folk songs before I have more for this list! *bg*

Mbo - I remembered! "Pavane" by Fauré, wish I could remember the arranger's name now.
It was a much more sparse arrangement than the full choir plus orchestra that Fauré originally had, and was more true to the 'feel' of the melody. (IMHO.)

A couple of my friends say 'witch' when they mean 'bitch' and so, for "Truly, Madly, Deeply" I like to sing it as "I'll be your dream, I'll be your witch, I'll be your fantasy..." Just to annoy them. (That and because I'm bewitching, right? Right.)


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Subject: RE: Greatest love songs...and love generally
From: tradsteve
Date: 28 Aug 00 - 03:03 AM

"Tomorrow Is a Long Time"-Bob Dylan. Fabulous... just lovely. "Man Out Of Time"-Elvis Costello. "Pitseleh"-Elliott Smith.


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Subject: RE: Greatest love songs...and love generally
From: jeffp
Date: 28 Aug 00 - 08:48 AM

Roseville Fair

Red is the Rose

jeffp


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Subject: RE: Greatest love songs...and love generally
From: Whistle Stop
Date: 28 Aug 00 - 09:02 AM

Lots of interesting selections here. "Visions of Johanna" and "Man Out Of Time" are not what springs to my mind when I'm thinking of "love songs," but they're so good that I wouldn't dispute them. Love is a complex emotion, after all.

Along more traditional lines, a few years ago I was asked to play "When You Say Nothing At All" (done by Alison Krauss, written by ?) for my brother's wedding. I thought it was an excellent choice, and would nominate it for inclusion in this growing list.


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Subject: RE: Greatest love songs...and love generally
From: winniemih
Date: 28 Aug 00 - 10:28 AM

Love Chooses You- Laurie Lewis


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Subject: Lyr Add: Ettrick^^
From: KathWestra
Date: 28 Aug 00 - 10:59 AM

"Ettrick," as recorded by Archie Fisher. Still breaks my heart after many hearings.

When we first rode down Ettrick,
Our bridles were ringing, our hearts were dancing,
The water was singing, the sun was glancing,
And blithely our voices rang out together,
As we brushed the dew from the blooming heather,
When first we rode down Ettrick.

When we next rode down Ettrick,
The day was dying, the wild birds calling,
The wind was sighing, the leaves were falling,
And tired and weary, but closer together,
We urged our steeds through the faded heather,
When next we rode down Ettrick.

When I last rode down Ettrick,
The wind was shifting, the storm was waking,
The snows were drifting, my heart was breaking,
For never again would we ride together
Through sun or storm on the mountain heather,
When last I rode down Ettrick.


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Subject: RE: Greatest love songs...and love generally
From: GUEST,Russ
Date: 28 Aug 00 - 11:02 AM

Dylan - Love minus zero/no limit Dylan - Tomorrow is a long time Dylan - Tangled up in Blue Staines - Roseville Fair Cohen - Sisters of Mercy MacColl - First time ever


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Subject: RE: Greatest love songs...and love generally
From: kendall
Date: 28 Aug 00 - 11:10 AM

where you been Kathy?


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Subject: RE: Greatest love songs...and love generally
From: Little Hawk
Date: 28 Aug 00 - 12:07 PM

Thanks, people. Wonderful contributions.


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Subject: RE: Greatest love songs...and love generally
From: Mbo
Date: 28 Aug 00 - 12:11 PM

"When You Say Nothing At All" was written by Don Schlitz and one of my personal favorite songwriters, Paul Overstreet. On one HearMe not too long ago, I played all the Paul Overstreet songs as I knew. His music is very positive, a lot about love & families. I lot of people think it's dumb, but I like him. The man who has written the most "I love my wife" kind of songs. Oh yes, Keith Whitley originally sang "When You Say Nothing At All" and (NO OFFENSE) I like his version better.


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Subject: RE: Greatest love songs...and love generally
From: The Shambles
Date: 28 Aug 00 - 01:20 PM

Young Love Old Love

Young love, a desperate duet to be sung
Those eyes, burn like fire, shine like the sun
The beam shines only on what it desires
Leaving dark the forgotten ones

Old love, forgets the words but not the tune
Light travelled to and reflected from the moon
The warm glow falls everywhere
On all, who need to be loved

Roger Gall 1997.


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Subject: RE: Greatest love songs...and love generally
From: Whistle Stop
Date: 28 Aug 00 - 03:20 PM

Thanks Mbo -- no offense taken. I've never heard any version other than Alison Krauss's, but it's a beautiful song. I'll have to give Keith Whitley's version a listen.


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Subject: RE: Greatest love songs...and love generally
From: Stewart
Date: 28 Aug 00 - 03:53 PM

"When you and I were young Maggie" Magnificant rendition by Peter Ostroushko backed up by Dean Magraw on guitar (Red House, 1991, RHR CD 40) Peter says in the liner notes: "They just don't write songs like this anymore. To my mind, this civil war era song is still one of the best love songs ever written."


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Subject: RE: Greatest love songs...and love generally
From: Mbo
Date: 28 Aug 00 - 03:53 PM

OK, if were into self-promotion like Shamb, check out the love songs I wrote that are in the Mudcat Songbook. They tell how I feel.


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Subject: RE: Greatest love songs...and love generally
From: kendall
Date: 28 Aug 00 - 04:03 PM

I like Sandy Patons version of "When you and I were young Maggie"


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Subject: RE: Greatest love songs...and love generally
From: Mbo
Date: 28 Aug 00 - 04:05 PM

I like Scottish singer Sandy Devine's version Oh that high note! Sandy sasy of When You and I Were Young Maggie "This has got to be the greatest song ever!"


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Subject: RE: Greatest love songs...and love generally
From: Bob P
Date: 28 Aug 00 - 04:36 PM

I want to nominate "And I Love You So" by D McLean

I'm sure others will find these lines a bit too simple and corny, but I'm comfortable with:

The book of life is brief, and once a page is read, All but love is dead, that is my belief.

Also:

And you love me to, Your thoughts are just for me, You set my spirit free, I'm happy that you do.

When I think about love in terms of my own mortality, and what I hope to be lucky enough to take with me; these words just seem to work!


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Subject: RE: Greatest love songs...and love generally
From: GUEST,dan evergreen
Date: 28 Aug 00 - 04:40 PM

A truly great love song of great depth and beauty is "The Rose of Allendale." If you're a man, really in love with a woman, you can't hardly sing it to her without wanting to break up on the last stanza.


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Subject: RE: Greatest love songs...and love generally
From: MMario
Date: 28 Aug 00 - 04:56 PM

Scarlet Ribbons


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Subject: RE: Greatest love songs...and love generally
From: Diva
Date: 28 Aug 00 - 05:01 PM

First time ever I saw your face although I'm not fond of McColl. Ae fond Kiss by Burns.....or should that be collected by?


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Subject: RE: Greatest love songs...and love generally
From: Mickey191
Date: 28 Aug 00 - 05:02 PM

Funny this thread isn't getting a lot of responce but the worst song thread is doing all the business. People like to complain I guess. Here are a few of my favorites:

All the Way Time After Time

What'll I Do? For Lost Love The Dance " " " In This Life - Bette Midler Enduring Love The Dutchman - Liam Clancy " " If I Had My Life To " " Live Over- Davey Arthur " " We Had A Life - Ronny Drew " "

And a song in Gaelic by Liam Clancy Which I could Listen to forever. It describes the most beautiful girl in the intro. in English. "She was the Sunday In Every week" The Gaelic Is lovely to hear and the melody is haunting. I sure wish I knew How the affair ended. Anyone speak Gaelic? I almost forgot the title-Ar Eirinu nt neosainn ce' hi'


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Subject: RE: Greatest love songs...and love generally
From: catspaw49
Date: 28 Aug 00 - 05:13 PM

I hope some of you read the threads that Alice linked.....some excellent choices there. On one of them, I had chosen "Catch the Wind" which still ranks at the top group, but on that same thread, Sandy Paton brought up the old chestnut already mentioned here by Stewart and Kendall, "When You and I Were Young." And I am completely convinced he is right. Like many here, I have great respect for Sandy and I had never related much to the song although I'd known it since childhood.

Maybe its because of age or in the living with the one person that was meant for you. Maybe its the feeling the years pass and the future become shorter. Whatever the reason, for my money, THIS is the greatest love song ever written. And I also agree that listening to Sandy sing this one is very special. The album I listened to the most last year in the hospital was the "Golden Ring Reunion," and many times the Patons and the Paras et al did a job that morphine did not. Listening to Sandy sing "When You and I Were Young" was very beautiful to say the least, and it made me very determined to hang in for the Maggie in my life.

Lots of beautiful songs of love..........I could list another ten that are certainly at the top of my list, but "Maggie" stands alone.

Spaw


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Subject: RE: Greatest love songs...and love generally
From: Mbo
Date: 28 Aug 00 - 05:19 PM

Awesome choices, Mickey! Especially "In This Life".

And if it all falls apart
I will know deep in my heart
That the only dream that mattered
Had come true...
In this life, I was loved by you

Talk about making you break down in tears!

BTW Mickey, is that "Is Ar Eireann Ni Neosfain Ce Hi"?

--Matt


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Subject: RE: Greatest love songs...and love generally
From: Bob P
Date: 28 Aug 00 - 05:34 PM

Mention Liam Clancy and I'm reminded of his affection for Michael Smith's song, The Dutchman. If that song doesn't grab at your soul, get your oil checked.

And, how about, "I Remember Loving You"

I look at my brown suitcase and I think of all the places that I've been, Railroad yards, prison guards, the dumpy li'l town along the stem, And the staring of the people, as they watch every move thing that I go through, I remember all these things, but mostly I remember loving you.

Chorus: I remember loving you, back when the world was new, and I think you loved me too,I remember loving you.


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