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Greatest love songs...and love generally

GUEST,TJ in San Diego 12 Feb 09 - 01:56 PM
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Tim Leaning 12 Feb 09 - 04:28 AM
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Subject: RE: Greatest love songs...and love generally
From: GUEST,TJ in San Diego
Date: 12 Feb 09 - 01:56 PM

From an earlier generation - I have always been touched by the poignant "If I Loved You" from "Carousel." I had the privilege of hearing Gordon MacRae do that one in person many years back. It sent chills through me. It still does.

I also like a couple of Travis Edmonson compositions, "Cloudy Summer Afternoon" and "Truly Do." Bud & Travis also did some wonderful old Mexican Bolero songs that have beautiful melodies - seranades of the old school; "Rayito de Luna" and "Malaguena Salerosa" are two of the best known examples.


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Subject: RE: Greatest love songs...and love generally
From: Valmai Goodyear
Date: 12 Feb 09 - 01:44 PM

'Searching for Lambs' (traditional). It's in the Digitrad.

Valmai (Lewes)


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Subject: RE: Greatest love songs...and love generally
From: maeve
Date: 12 Feb 09 - 07:51 AM

Kendall, you are living one of the greatest love songs with Jacqui.

maeve


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Subject: RE: Greatest love songs...and love generally
From: kendall
Date: 12 Feb 09 - 07:23 AM

The street where you live


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Subject: RE: Greatest love songs...and love generally
From: Tim Leaning
Date: 12 Feb 09 - 04:28 AM

The First Time ever I saw your face.
(But also must be the song with some of the worst versions ever.)
And one I rememer Buffy St Marie had on one of her albums.
Dont Ask Why I think its called.
Your not a dream your not and angel your a .....
Beautiful song


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Subject: RE: Greatest love songs...and love generally
From: maeve
Date: 11 Feb 09 - 11:31 PM

This is a good time to revisit this thread. Take a look; there are some lovely words quoted and thoughts expressed. Thanks to Little Hawk and all of those who responded to his request for favorite love songs.

maeve


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Subject: RE: Greatest love songs...and love generally
From: freightdawg
Date: 07 Dec 04 - 05:17 PM

The 14th anniversary of my father's death is approaching (next week), and I've been thinking a lot about what I think is the most beautiful love song ever written. It's not what most people typically think is a love song, but it is. It is a love song from a son to his father. This song has it all, a great story, wonderful lyrics, and a beautiful guitar accompaniment.

The song is "Leader of the Band" by Dan Fogelberg.

And, dammit, I just wish I would have taken the time to tell my father what he meant to me before he passed away.

"I thank you for the music, and your stories of the road,
I thank you for the freedom when it came my time to go;
I thank you for the kindness, and the times when you got tough,
and Papa I don't think I've said 'I love you' near enough."

A very melancholy and sad,

Freightdawg


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Subject: RE: Greatest love songs...and love generally
From: GUEST
Date: 12 Mar 04 - 07:41 AM


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Subject: RE: Greatest love songs...and love generally
From: boab d
Date: 05 Jan 03 - 11:31 AM

hello all well here it is the absolute best in my opinion
Tha Dan Reed network   Stronger than steel
and here is the words I know that there are a few great songgs but this on is definetly worth the read


I wouldnt build you a castle baby
just to tear it down
when i say i love you girl
it means I'll always be around
I wouldnt tell you promises
just to break your heart
and when i say i love you girl
it means we#ll never be apart

chorus
our love is higher than a mountain
stronger than steel
forever isnt long enough
to show you how I feel
our love is deeper than the ocean
stronger than steel
forever isnt long enough
to show you how i feel


I wouldnt tell you secrets girl
just for words to say
and when i whisper in your ear
it means that nothing will get in the way
and when i look into your waters
you know i wanna drown drown
and when i listen to your heart
you know love is the
only sound


a great song and really nice when you hear it


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Subject: RE: Greatest love songs...and love generally
From: mg
Date: 05 Jan 03 - 03:24 AM

I just read this last page of stuff..so maybe I wrote this prevously..don't know. I love love love love songs. I was listening to an old Lennon Sisters special on TV tonight..my those ladies could sing pretty..especially the old love songs..

If I needed you - Townes Van Zandt
Peggy Gordon
Mrs. McDermott's (or is it MacDonald's) lament..Gordon Bok
John Anderson my Jo -- Robert Burns
Nellie was a lady -- Stephen Foster
Rose of Mooncoin
Kathy's Song -- Paul Simon
I followed her into the west -- Tom Paxton
The Drover's Sweetheart - Henry Lawson
When wild war's deadly blast was blawn - Robert Burns
Highland Widow's Lament --maybe Burns maybe not
Suzanne - Leonard Cohen
Save a place for me in your heart - David Levine
Drink to me only with thine eyes -- Thomas Moore
Yellow is the color - Donovan

well, that is all for now. WyoWoman..I believe in the year 2000 you promised us an update..how goes it, if you feel like expounding..

mg


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Subject: RE: Greatest love songs...and love generally
From: sharyn
Date: 05 Jan 03 - 01:11 AM

Dylan's "Isis" is a good lovesong -- and very well written
Leonard Cohen's "No Cure for Love"
Richard Thompson's "Dimming of the Day"
"Ca' the Yowes Frae the Knowes":

"While water ripples to the sea
While the sun blinks in the heavens sae high
'Til clay cold death shall blind my ee
Ye s'all be my dearie"

"When You and I Were Young, Maggie," and "The Dutchman," as stated above.

Great traditional songs of unrequited love are too numerous to list, but include "Loving Hannah" and "Fond Affection."

In the shameless self-promotion department I submit "Wallflower Waltz,"
"An Early Valentine" and "I am Your Winter Lover" which can be heard on my first recording and "Westron Wind," which will be heard on the next one (I used the famous quatrain as a chorus and wrote six verses for it and a new tune).

Dave Webber's "Bonnet and Shawl" is a lovely and hopeful lovesong.

As for love itself, I can do love of pets and love of friends and even a bit of love of family, but romantic partnership eludes me thus far.


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Subject: RE: Greatest love songs...and love generally
From: TonyK
Date: 04 Jan 03 - 04:22 PM

I agree this is a great thread. I cast another vote for The Dutchman. I would also like to nominate Bill Stains' "Music to Me", Jerry Jeff's "Morning Song For Sally", Jane Oliver's "Stay the Night", Goodman's "I Can't Sleep When I Can't Sleep With You" and a big nod to the Phantom of the Opera's "All I Ask of You". I considered "I'm Hospitalized Over You" by the Chuck-A-Lucks but resisted the temptation.


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Subject: RE: Greatest love songs...and love generally
From: Amos
Date: 04 Jan 03 - 12:37 PM

Trust. Love. Recognition and admiration. The ineffable mutual understanding that breeds mushroom clouds of emotional explosion. The thou-in-me-me-in-thee thing.   The major solace of life in space-time. The eyeball's path to the Infinite. The most permanent impermanence ever conceived by our delicate, beauty-ugliful and adorable species...wow.

Ya gotta love it.

If ever a thread should be Permed, this one is a candidate for sure; and a sterling example of the best stuff the old Cat is capable of turning out when it is in tune.

Thanks, LH!


A


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Subject: Lyr Add: A DAISY A DAY (Jud Strunk)
From: GUEST,mike@hivroseburg.org
Date: 04 Jan 03 - 11:21 AM

Speaking of love, I love the web :). I was looking for the Dylan lyrics to Shelter from the Storm here. Along the way I find humor, love, some fine sarcasm, a playful jibe or two and best of all, a boatload of prose and lyrics I've never seen or heard. Daisy Day caught my eye so I went to Leo's Lyrics

Leo's Lyrics

and found this version:

Daisy a Day    Jud Strunk

He remembers the first time he met 'er
He remembers the first thing she said
He remembers the first time he held her
And the night that she came to his bed

He remembers her sweet way of singin'
Honey has somethin' gone wrong
He remembers the fun and the teasin'
And the reason he wrote 'er this song

CHORUS
I'll give you a daisy a day
I'll give you a daisy a day
I'll love you until the rivers run still
And the four winds we know blow away

They would walk down the street in the evenin'
And for years I would see them go by
And their love that was more than the clothes that they wore
Could be seen in the gleam of their eye

As a kid they would take me for candy
And I loved to go taggin' along
We'd hold hands while we walked to the corner
And the old man would sing 'er his song

CHORUS

Now he walks down the street in the evenin'
And he stops by the old candy store
And I somehow believe he's believin'
He's holdin' 'er hand like before

For he feels all her love walkin' with him
And he smiles at the things she might say
Then the old man walks up to the hilltop
And gives her a daisy a day

CHORUS

Peace,
Mike


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Subject: RE: Greatest love songs...and love generally
From: richlmo
Date: 10 Sep 00 - 11:33 PM

Since we're still at it, how about " Longer ", Dan Fogelberg


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Subject: RE: Greatest love songs...and love generally
From: GUEST,annabelle
Date: 10 Sep 00 - 11:14 PM

Time in a Bottle -- Jim Croce
America -- Simon and Garfunkel
For Emily, Wherever I May Find Her -- Simon and Garfunkel
When I'm 64 -- Beatles
Forever -- Ben Harper
No Woman No Cry -- Bob Marley
Unchained Melody
Amazing Grace
In My Life -- Beatles
Black Magic Woman -- Santana
Wonderful Tonight -- Eric Clapton
She Belongs to Me -- Bob Dylan
Girl from the North Country -- Bob Dylan
Sugar Magnolia -- Grateful Dead
Scarlet Begonias

Wow-what a grate thread, I could seriously go on forever. Love songs are my favorite, oh, and I think I love this mbo guy. Anna

HTML line breaks added. Also, case fixed. -JoeClone 6-Mar-01.


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Subject: RE: Greatest love songs...and love generally
From: bflat
Date: 10 Sep 00 - 08:34 PM

In the background I've got a CD playing and there is this beautiful song by Steve Gillette and Rex Benson called "Bed Of Roses," and I am reminded of this thread and thought I should share this with you. So if you have the CD: Steve Gillette & Cindy Mangsen Live in Concert, play this one. If not call up you local station and request it. Just beautiful!


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Subject: RE: Greatest love songs...and love generally
From: GUEST,The Duck of the Irish
Date: 04 Sep 00 - 11:27 PM

Nice thread! I was pleased to see someone put "Martha" in there. Another great Tom Waits love song is "Ruby's Arms". I did not see "Cavan Girl" here so I'll add that beauty to the list.


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Subject: RE: Greatest love songs...and love generally
From: Victoria H.
Date: 04 Sep 00 - 10:04 PM

Another vote for "The Dutchman", "Red is the Rose" and Anthony Kearns singing "Grace", but Andy M. Stewart's "Golden Golden" melts me every time! Also love Kate Rusby's "A Rose in April" and Davy Steele's "Long Hellos and short Goodbyes" - Victoria


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Subject: RE: Greatest love songs...and love generally
From: CarolC
Date: 04 Sep 00 - 08:12 PM

(Re: your last post) Wise words, WyoWoman.

Ok, now I'm going to get sappy. (Please accept my apologies.) I think there is a hell of a lot of love right here in the Mudcat. Ok, now I've said it.

Little Hawk, have you considered doing volunteer work with people who are less fortunate than you? I think you'll find much more than a few teaspoons of love that way.

Best wishes,

Carol


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Subject: RE: Greatest love songs...and love generally
From: WyoWoman
Date: 04 Sep 00 - 11:45 AM

The keys to unrest of the spirit seem to be unfulfilled expectation and thwarted intention, so it seems to me that one of the best ways to foster inner peace is to reduce the yearning. That doesn't mean I don't think it will be nice if Mr. Special (and I ain't talkin' .38 here) comes along. But one of the things that occurred to me after my Most Spectacular Dumpage a year and a half ago (Gawd, it's been that long! That's when I stumbled into the Mudcat, too. The two items are related.) was that, if I wanted to meet the perfect partner for me, I'd better get busy manifesting some of this hidden potential. If we remain Heroes in our Own Minds, we might just know, deep, deep inside ourselves, that we're the perfect person for So-and-So, or s/he's the perfect onefor us. But if we haven't made good on the deepest and best in ourselves, aren't we more likely to keep attracting thwarted souls?

That's my current thinking, anyway. Let me remain single for another year or so and we'll update this conversation.

He has a pulse? Bring 'im on!!!

WW


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Subject: RE: Greatest love songs...and love generally
From: The Lighthouse
Date: 04 Sep 00 - 02:16 AM

Wyo wow! That was great!!!!! You got it right on "all other kinds of love" besides romantic. Thats what true love is all about - no one is 100% romantic and mushy through their whole lives and really shouldn't be anyway - that's a bit much! It's the everyday sort of love that we forget is there and makes many believe that real love doesn't exist. Well it does because I have a wonderful wife and 2 wonderful children to prove it!!!!!!!


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Subject: RE: Greatest love songs...and love generally
From: Mbo
Date: 03 Sep 00 - 11:35 PM

Wyo, that's simply beautiful..brought a tear tae me eye. Spaw, if some of us HAD friends, we might have the oppurtunity to expend friendships.


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Subject: RE: Greatest love songs...and love generally
From: catspaw49
Date: 03 Sep 00 - 11:19 PM

I dunno' Pansy....You seem pretty well rounded to me....and I mean that in the best sense of the word....So put down that cell phone you were about to wing at me!

But your advice is still good and to some young people it may be that the songs are all they have, but wouldn't you encourage them to explore the great love found in friendships? I dunno WW........I was in love and out of love many times before I met Karen and neither of us met anything of the other's previous expectations. The years I spent actively not looking brought much love between myself and friends. Longing and mooning for Mr. or Ms. Right will never get you there will it?

Spaw


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Subject: RE: Greatest love songs...and love generally
From: WyoWoman
Date: 03 Sep 00 - 10:55 PM

Well, I have tons of love in my life -- family, friends, friends-who-are-like-family. And Heaven knows I've had my share of that mushy stuff, too. So even though I'm in a sort of bah-humbuggy mood right now, I'm not saying it doesn't exist.

One of the blessings of my life was that I'm the child of a love affair. My mother and father absolutely adored each other and knew it and showed it and were married 50 years and were still in love with each other when he died (12 years ago yesterday as a matter of fact). The night he died, he walked up to Mom while she was doing the dishes, kissed her on the neck and said, "We've had a wonderful life, haven't we?" and then went to bed, went to sleep and slipped away. What a benediction.

And my two kids are absolutely the dearest and best in my life, tethered in my heart with strands of silk and steel and gold, even though they're both physically far away nowadays. So I'm supremely aware of how strong it is when it's true. But also aware of how distracted we get by the need for and belief in romantic love, maybe at the expense of many other and equally important kinds of love. I know this has been true in my life -- longing for That Special Someone when maybe I would have been better off developing myself in important ways and not holding out for the Eternally Hypothetical Him.

But that's just me ... WW


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Subject: RE: Greatest love songs...and love generally
From: Mbo
Date: 03 Sep 00 - 10:00 PM

They say love is a waterfall
It takes you in, brings you down
It's a sad affair
But you know if you hold back the power there
Without your friends & lovers
You could never go on living...

Romantic love songs may be corny & silly, Wyo, but for some of us, it's all we got.


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Subject: RE: Greatest love songs...and love generally
From: Little Hawk
Date: 03 Sep 00 - 09:55 PM

Aw, Spaw, hesperis is dead right about mah poor eyes...I used to wear glasses in school, and they were as thick as old time coke bottles. Thank God, contact lenses came along. First the hard ones, which were pretty tough on the old eyes, then the soft ones, which are great. Just like having 20-20 vision again, it was.

As I've said, I'm a spirit hawk, and my spiritual eyes are pretty keen, but my physical eyes...no sir.

Wyo Woman - yeah, that romantic love stuff has caused a whole lot of misery...but when I said "love generally" I meant also love of brother and sister, love of country, love of family, love of community, love of life, love of humanity, love of nature, love of God, love of justice, love of animals, love of truth, love of honesty...love of everything that makes life a triumph in the face of lovelessness. There must be a few thousand more songs to name, with that as one's inspiration.

And as for the romantic love...it can happen, and sometimes does.

I contribute another Dylan song: "I Threw It All Away" is the title, and the bridge says...

"Love is all there is, it makes the world go round, love and only love, it can't be denied. No matter what you think about it, you won't be able to do without it. Take a tip from one who's tried."

And that's the truth. You either love or you die...one little piece at a time.


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Subject: RE: Greatest love songs...and love generally
From: The Lighthouse
Date: 03 Sep 00 - 06:08 PM

SOURDOUGH

I love "Daisy Day"!!!! Thats a great song of love over the years and beyond. Sorry I forgot that one - thanks for posting it!

"I'll love you until the rivers run still...... And the four winds we know blow away"


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Subject: RE: Greatest love songs...and love generally
From: hesperis
Date: 03 Sep 00 - 12:03 PM

Yeah, he has, and - let's just say that the Little Hawk ain't too hawk-eyed...

(I think I'm in trouble now. Oh, well!)

Two more for the list:
"The Highwayman" - Loreena McKennitt
"Full of Grace" - Sarah McLachlan


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Subject: RE: Greatest love songs...and love generally
From: catspaw49
Date: 03 Sep 00 - 09:40 AM

Yeah Hesp.....you're right that silly is in the eye of the beholder! I mean, look at Hawk. He likes Major Tom. Lemmee ask ya'..........Has he had an eye exam lately?(:<))

Spaw


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Subject: RE: Greatest love songs...and love generally
From: Sourdough
Date: 03 Sep 00 - 04:15 AM

REading the song suggestions has been fun, and interesting.

One reason it's been interesting is that so few of these songs have a real history. This isn't to say that I don't like, or am not moved, by these songs but I wonder why we respond to so few of the older, traditional songs. Most of us know lots of traditional ballads about love and death, murders, and violence of other sorts but few traditional love songs.

As for my favorites, I would like to add, "Daisy a Day".

Sourdough


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Subject: RE: Greatest love songs...and love generally
From: hesperis
Date: 03 Sep 00 - 03:25 AM

Spaw - ok, that's what I meant to say! *g*
(But then, I probably like a lot of the songs that you think are silly.)


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Subject: RE: Greatest love songs...and love generally
From: Metchosin
Date: 03 Sep 00 - 02:38 AM

Fine Spaw!! Glad to be back.

I was up in the Rockies on a horse for awhile and head down in other more mundane work stuff.

I've been checking out the threads today and you still seem to be in fine form, you and Art had my husband and I doubled up on the Unexplained one. Did you ever get the personal message I sent you sometime near the beginning of August?


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Subject: RE: Greatest love songs...and love generally
From: catspaw49
Date: 03 Sep 00 - 02:19 AM

Hey Mets!!! How ya' been? And where? Glad to see you.

And Hesperis.......the story of Karen and I is all over these threads, so I'll not go into it again......But if you have seen it, have experienced it, have lived it, then the silly songs are still silly. The great ones take on a new lustre.

Spaw


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Subject: RE: Greatest love songs...and love generally
From: Metchosin
Date: 03 Sep 00 - 02:10 AM

45 Years From Now - Stan Rogers

Fields of Gold - Sting

Lay Lady, Lay - Bob Dylan

Help Me Make it Through the Night - Kris Kristopherson

Closing Time - Leonard Cohen

And.........

Yummy Yummy Yummy, I've Got Love in my Tummy - 1910 Fruit Gum Company (sorry but coming up with a list is really difficult)


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Subject: RE: Greatest love songs...and love generally
From: hesperis
Date: 03 Sep 00 - 01:33 AM

Sometimes romantic love is true. I have seen it.
I have seen it in my mother's eyes when she talks of her love. I have seen it in the jitterish dance my friend Robin makes whenever his girlfriend is around. I have seen it in the calm that fills my friend Blair, and soothes the storms in his soul, when his eyes meet his girlfriend's across the room.

I have seen (and experienced) the opposite.
I have watched people try to manipulate me by sweet words and pretty phrases, and promises that they never had any intention of keeping. I have watched possessiveness masquerade as love.
I have watched people give people emotional scars that may never heal, and say they love them, all in the same breath.

Love itself is true. It is the truest thing there is. And if you have seen it, you know that. And then the silly songs don't seem so silly.
And the misery isn't a twisted misery, but a deepening of your heart.
And these are not just words...

~*sirepseh*~


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Subject: RE: Greatest love songs...and love generally
From: WyoWoman
Date: 03 Sep 00 - 01:26 AM

Well, of course. And they're fun to sing, too. The trouble only starts when you believe them!

ww


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Subject: RE: Greatest love songs...and love generally
From: catspaw49
Date: 03 Sep 00 - 12:49 AM

Pansy darlin' ... You may be right! But of course the misery is a wonderful source of crappy-ass, starry-eyed, syrupy and sappy, love ditties......many of which have been mentioned here.

Spaw


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Subject: RE: Greatest love songs...and love generally
From: The Lighthouse
Date: 03 Sep 00 - 12:40 AM

"Dark Eyed Molly" "Sweet Thames Flow Softly" "Unanswered Prayers" "Bridge over Troubled Water" (it can be a love song!) "Red is the Rose" "Gentle Annie" "Loch Tay Boat Song" "And I Love Her"

so many to choose from!


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Subject: RE: Greatest love songs...and love generally
From: WyoWoman
Date: 03 Sep 00 - 12:23 AM

I keep seeing this thread title and the "Greatest Love Songs" -- fine, I can go there. Many of the ones I really love are on this thread already -- and some yummy ones I'd forgotten. But then I see the rest of the thread title -- "And love generally" and I have to admit a big "Thhhhtttpppppttttt" comes to mind.

What a source of misery, this fiction of romantic love ...

ww


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Subject: RE: Greatest love songs...and love generally
From: Little Hawk
Date: 02 Sep 00 - 10:51 PM

Mbo - the Beatles said in one song "Love Is All There Is". They were right.

They also said in another one "give me money...that's what I want". They were playing at being cynical, I suppose. Funny thing is, they got more money than anyone could possible know what to do with, and it didn't help much, did it? In the end only the love counted. When John Lennon lay dying on the street, I don't think he had money on his mind. Paul McCartney said that when Linda died, it very nearly killed him too. I believe it.

I've had a lotta money. I've had a few teaspoons full of love. Can you relate to that, Mbo? I bet you can.

I was in Cuba, and I saw more love in one week than I had seen in the previous 5 years, and I'm not talking just boy-girl stuff here, I'm talking about every kind of love. It's the only thing worth living or dying for. It puts the lie to all the other stuff, and you can't buy it. You can buy an imitation of it...a pale one...I've seen that done, but I never did it.

I hope that being back here in the great self-indulgent North American nuthouse doesn't grind me back down again. I can see where it might.


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Subject: RE: Greatest love songs...and love generally
From: thosp
Date: 02 Sep 00 - 07:39 PM

She walks in beauty,like the night
Of cloudless climes and starry skies;
And all that's best of dark and bright
Meet in her aspect and her eyes:
Thus mellowed to that tender light
Which heaven to gaudy day denies

One shade the more,one ray the less,
Had half impaired the nameless grace
Which waves in every raven tress,
Or softly lightens o'er her face;
Where thoughts serenely sweet express
How pure,how dear their dwelling place.

And on that cheek,and o're that brow,
So soft,so calm,yet eloquent,
The smiles that win,the tints that glow,
But tell of days in goodness spent,
A mind at peace with all below,
A heart whose love is innocent!

Lord Byron

peace (Y) thosp
who also likes the Waltons


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Subject: RE: Greatest love songs...and love generally
From: Mbo
Date: 02 Sep 00 - 07:34 PM

I am here....
You are there...
Love is our cross to bear.


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Subject: RE: Greatest love songs...and love generally
From: Little Hawk
Date: 02 Sep 00 - 07:28 PM

Bob Dylan's "Shelter From The Storm" is one of the greatest love songs of all time. I've got a recording of him doing it in Madison Square Garden in 1998, and it is SO beautiful.

"I'm livin' in a foreign country now, but I'm bound to cross the line
Beauty walks a razor's edge, someday I'll make it mine
If I could only turn the clock back to when God and her were born
Come in, she said, I'll give you shelter from the storm

Isn't that what we all want?


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Subject: RE: Greatest love songs...and love generally
From: Mbo
Date: 02 Sep 00 - 07:09 PM

Just beautiful, Amos.


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Subject: RE: Greatest love songs...and love generally
From: Amos
Date: 02 Sep 00 - 06:52 PM

I think two of the greatest segments on the topic from folk songs are these:

There is a ship
She sails the sea.
She's loaded deep,
As deep can be.
But not as deep
As this love I am in,
ANd know not how,
I sink or swim

and:

She was winsome, and fair as the dew on the meadow,
But 't was not her beauty alone that won me;
Oh, no. 'T was the truth in her eyes, ever shining,
That made me love Mary,
The Rose of Tralee.



A.


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Subject: RE: Greatest love songs...and love generally
From: Jimmy C
Date: 02 Sep 00 - 06:35 PM

"Unchained melody"
"Rose of Allendale"
"Ye Banks and Braes of bonny Doon"
"Barbara Allen"
"Darcy Farrow"
"Maggie"

Too many to list - my favourite is "Unchained Melody" #1 above.

Nice idea for a thread.


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Subject: RE: Greatest love songs...and love generally
From: hesperis
Date: 02 Sep 00 - 02:14 PM

"Sally Gardens"
"She's Like The Swallow" is beautiful, thanks for the reminder Bearheart!

I just realized I put an extra verse in my song "Night Garden". Oops. I guess that's what happens when your friend comes over and you forget to triple-check before you post...

"Dream, Dream, Dream"
Little Hawk's "Love is a Flame" is pretty cool. He has some really sweet ones, but I forget the names, sorry.
Some of the stuff on Landmarks - Clannad, is very pretty, but I only just got the CD, so I don't know which they are.


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Subject: RE: Greatest love songs...and love generally
From: richlmo
Date: 02 Sep 00 - 01:40 AM

How about " Thorn Tree In The garden ", Derick (sp ) and the Dominoes ?


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Subject: RE: Greatest love songs...and love generally
From: Diva
Date: 01 Sep 00 - 06:16 PM

I had one of my favourites sung to me last night......and it was lovely......a real melting moment.


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