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Vote for the best Love song Ever

Ariel 07 Mar 99 - 08:41 AM
Bill 07 Mar 99 - 11:22 AM
Jeremy J Woodland 07 Mar 99 - 11:27 AM
MMario 07 Mar 99 - 12:15 PM
Rick Fielding 07 Mar 99 - 12:22 PM
Sam Hudson 07 Mar 99 - 12:29 PM
Bill 07 Mar 99 - 12:42 PM
Peter Fisher 07 Mar 99 - 04:18 PM
Bruce O. 07 Mar 99 - 04:23 PM
Teresa 07 Mar 99 - 05:06 PM
Mulligan 07 Mar 99 - 05:19 PM
Bob Schwarer 07 Mar 99 - 05:29 PM
Rosebrook 07 Mar 99 - 06:06 PM
07 Mar 99 - 06:07 PM
Jerry Friedman 07 Mar 99 - 06:20 PM
Charlie Baum 07 Mar 99 - 06:28 PM
Bruce O. 07 Mar 99 - 06:38 PM
catspaw49 07 Mar 99 - 06:43 PM
Tim Jaques tjaques@netcom.ca 07 Mar 99 - 06:58 PM
John in Brisbane 07 Mar 99 - 07:35 PM
Barry Finn 07 Mar 99 - 07:42 PM
katlaughing 07 Mar 99 - 08:10 PM
Les B 07 Mar 99 - 08:29 PM
Elliott Hancock 07 Mar 99 - 08:34 PM
ddw 07 Mar 99 - 08:40 PM
Sandy Paton 07 Mar 99 - 08:42 PM
A.M. Austin 07 Mar 99 - 08:55 PM
Peter Fisher 07 Mar 99 - 09:59 PM
Will (inactive) 07 Mar 99 - 10:02 PM
Lonesome EJ 07 Mar 99 - 10:03 PM
Bruce O. 07 Mar 99 - 10:49 PM
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Rosebrook 07 Mar 99 - 11:17 PM
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Subject: Vote for the best Love song Ever
From: Ariel
Date: 07 Mar 99 - 08:41 AM

Hello Mudcatters!

Tell me what you think is the best Love song ever written. (This is just an informal poll.) You can also tell me why. Myself, I would have to say it's "Annie's Song" by John Denver. What do you think?


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Subject: RE: Vote for the best Love song Ever
From: Bill
Date: 07 Mar 99 - 11:22 AM

"Spanish Is A Loving Tongue" tells a great story, with a theme that goes beyond the usual love song. Narrated as a lament of lost love, for reasons having nothing to do with either partner. In some versioms there is the taboo of inter-racial relationships involved. It also has a nice melody.


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Subject: RE: Vote for the best Love song Ever
From: Jeremy J Woodland
Date: 07 Mar 99 - 11:27 AM

I'd have to vote for "ON THE ROAD TO FAIRFAX COUNTY," as sung by Joan Baez.


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Subject: RE: Vote for the best Love song Ever
From: MMario
Date: 07 Mar 99 - 12:15 PM

Boy, what a loaded question! I think in the long run, the "best love song ever" is the one that means the most to you. And depending on the circumstances - it may not even mention love....

MMario


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Subject: RE: Vote for the best Love song Ever
From: Rick Fielding
Date: 07 Mar 99 - 12:22 PM

Gotta be "Lizzie Lindsay". When I sing that to my wife Heather, for a few minutes I can picture myself as a noble Scottish Laird. The fact that I'm scared of horses, and would probably cut my finger off with a claymore never enters into it.

Sometimes there is a problem when a public figure (like John Denver) writes a love song at such a young age, to his partner. When the divorce comes, the song becomes kind of an orphan. Maybe we should wait til we're 70 to write 'em.


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Subject: RE: Vote for the best Love song Ever
From: Sam Hudson
Date: 07 Mar 99 - 12:29 PM

'Best' is t oo tricky for me. My two favourites, though, would be 'Beeswing' in the modern category, and 'Bridget O'Malley' in the trad.


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Subject: RE: Vote for the best Love song Ever
From: Bill
Date: 07 Mar 99 - 12:42 PM

"Best" is really too subjective - but it will be nice to get a variety of opinions regarding love songs. How about some off the wall old jug band, early blues "love songs" like Rich gal she drinks good pineapple juice Poor gal she does about the same, My gal drinks old shoe polish but she gets drunk just the same,

I will be there in the morning if I live, I will be there in the morning if I don't get killed, If I never see you again be sure to remember me.


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Subject: RE: Vote for the best Love song Ever
From: Peter Fisher
Date: 07 Mar 99 - 04:18 PM

The First Time Ever I Saw Your Face -- Peggy Seeger.


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Subject: RE: Vote for the best Love song Ever
From: Bruce O.
Date: 07 Mar 99 - 04:23 PM

I suspect that many people have forgotten it by now, but I am partial to a lovely duet sung by Inanna and Dumuzi in Sumer about 5000 years ago. A few of Inanna's lines go:

My honey-man, my honey-man sweetens me always.
My lord, the honey-man of the gods,
He is the one my womb loves best.
His hand is honey, his foot is honey,
He sweetens me always.
My eager impetuous caresser of the navel,
My caresser of the soft thighs,
He is the one my womb loves best.

In the spoken prologue:

Inanna:
....
Who will plow my vulva?

Dumuzi:
Great Lady, the king will plow your vulva.
I, Dumuzi the King, will plow your vulva.

Inanna:
The plow my vulva, man of my heart!
Plow my vulva.


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Subject: RE: Vote for the best Love song Ever
From: Teresa
Date: 07 Mar 99 - 05:06 PM

Um ... Bill and Bruce, I thought I was quirky ... I love this Mudcat! Let's see, if I really had to choose one, it would be Borderlands by Danny Carnihan. Bittersweet, but I just can't stay away from it. Teresa


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Subject: RE: Vote for the best Love song Ever
From: Mulligan
Date: 07 Mar 99 - 05:19 PM

Lmao.....

Bruce.....that was awesome.


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Subject: RE: Vote for the best Love song Ever
From: Bob Schwarer
Date: 07 Mar 99 - 05:29 PM

"Maggie" probably not the correct title, but you know what I am referring to.

Look up the story behind the song.

Bob S.


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Subject: RE: Vote for the best Love song Ever
From: Rosebrook
Date: 07 Mar 99 - 06:06 PM

"Imagine", by John Lennon

Not your typical two-people-in-love sort of love song, but still, if you think of the words it's truly a song that depicts love.

Rose


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Subject: RE: Vote for the best Love song Ever
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Date: 07 Mar 99 - 06:07 PM

Best is not one I will try to name.
When I was a girl I would sit at the piano and play while my father would sing "The Rose of Tralee". Now, there's a love song.

"Twas not her beauty, alone, that won me.
Oh, no, twas the truth in her eyes ever shining,
That made me love Mary, the Rose of Tralee.

I am at the public library posting this, since my computer is down for about a week. My time is up at this terminal, but when I am back online at home I will be back at the Mudcat. See you then.

Alice in Montana


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Subject: RE: Vote for the best Love song Ever
From: Jerry Friedman
Date: 07 Mar 99 - 06:20 PM

Trad: "He's Gone Away", "Black is the Color of my True Love's Hair", "Greensleeves" (no more than two verses)

In between: "To Celia" (words by Ben Jonson)

Written: "Gretchen am Spinnrade" (Schubert/Goethe), "Wie bist du, meine Koenigin" (Brahms/ some lyricist translating Hafiz), "Bridge over Troubled Water" (Simon), and yes, another vote for "The First Time" (MacColl).

Thank you, Bruce! And I apologize to the Germans for not knowing how to make an umlaut o.


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Subject: RE: Vote for the best Love song Ever
From: Charlie Baum
Date: 07 Mar 99 - 06:28 PM

Song of Solomon (a/k/a "Song of Songs").
--Charlie Baum


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Subject: RE: Vote for the best Love song Ever
From: Bruce O.
Date: 07 Mar 99 - 06:38 PM

Charlie, I've not yet concluded my research on that one. It just might be Solomon's 'good and godly ballet' version of Inanna and Dumuzi's song spun out to rather riduculous length.


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Subject: RE: Vote for the best Love song Ever
From: catspaw49
Date: 07 Mar 99 - 06:43 PM

Well, I can see no one's afraid to be a little off the wall here so I'll throw in one of mine...Howzabout "Catch the Wind" by the mellow yellow boy hisself.

catspaw


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Subject: RE: Vote for the best Love song Ever
From: Tim Jaques tjaques@netcom.ca
Date: 07 Mar 99 - 06:58 PM

My vote is for "Dark Eyed Molly", by Archie Fisher, off "The Man With A Rhyme". Stan Rogers also did a nice cover of it on "Turnaround". A prettier little melancholy love song you couldn't hope to find, and set to a rather odd tune. I was disappointed when I saw Fisher in concert and he didn't sing it. Obviously I won't be getting to hear Stan sing it. That was an opportunity I passed up in the early eighties, thinking I would catch him the next time he was in town.:( (Put this under the "Regrets, I've Had A Few" thread)

Isn't "The First Time Ever I Saw Your Face" by Gordon Lightfoot?

"When A Man's In Love" is also a good one. I think I like it more for its tune, because it does seem a little nasty of the man to put the woman on the spot like that without any warning or opportunity to come up with an alternative plan. But it does seem like he is a little exasperated to have been at it for that amount of time and in foul weather without any result. This is odd because it is usually the guy who can't be forced into a commitment.

In a non-folky vein, "A Kiss To Build A Dream On". It was done by lots of folks but I like Louis Armstrong's version best, as indeed I tend to prefer Satchmo's versions of a great many songs. Actually a lot of those old forties and fifties love songs were pretty good.

"Dream A Little Dream Of Me", from the twenties or thirties I think, covered by Louis Armstrong and Ella Fitzgerald in one of their many excellent duets, and later by Mama Cass.


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Subject: RE: Vote for the best Love song Ever
From: John in Brisbane
Date: 07 Mar 99 - 07:35 PM

My nomination for best Australian love song must go to Henry Lawson's 'Reedy River'. The word pictures are so powerful that I am no longer amazed at how transfixed an audience will become upon hearing this song for the first time.

Regards
John


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Subject: Lyr Add: ANOTHER TIME AND PLACE (Dave Van Ronk)
From: Barry Finn
Date: 07 Mar 99 - 07:42 PM

Dave Van Ronk wrote a beauty ("Another Time & Place") some years back & the beginning always makes me think of when I met my wife.

"When first I met you years ago, in another time & place
The thought came to my mind I'd never seen a kinder face
Nor warmer laugh nor gentler smile or eyes so full of life (light?)
I knew that I would be a fool if I didn't fall in love that night"

it goes on about their sad parting but the 3rd verse is again beautiful in it's undying love.

"Love that blossoms in the night can't stand the test of time
It ebbs & flows, comes & goes, no reason, reach or rhyme
And as each day becomes another day each year another year
I'd trade a year in heaven for a day with you my dear"


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Subject: RE: Vote for the best Love song Ever
From: katlaughing
Date: 07 Mar 99 - 08:10 PM

Almost any song on Donovan's new album (well, new last year) "Sutras", esp. "Please don't bend" and "Give it all up".

And, three songs my brother, Del Hudson, wrote and I've sung in concert, "Flowers of Summer", "Evenings in Crystal", as well as "Karmic Lover". Beautiful, beautiful songs with unforgettable tunes written from the heart. Available for performance. If anyone is interested, please email me at katlaf@coffey.com.

katlaughing


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Subject: RE: Vote for the best Love song Ever
From: Les B
Date: 07 Mar 99 - 08:29 PM

My current favorite is "Rose of Allendale" -- it says all the right things without once using the word love. (At least in the version I've heard)


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Subject: RE: Vote for the best Love song Ever
From: Elliott Hancock
Date: 07 Mar 99 - 08:34 PM

My vote is "The Dutchman". Michael Smith may not have intended it to be a love song, but that's the way I hear it.

I thought Ewan MaColl, (my apologies for the spelling) wrote "First Time Ever I Saw Your Face"


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Subject: RE: Vote for the best Love song Ever
From: ddw
Date: 07 Mar 99 - 08:40 PM

I have to agree with Peter's nomination < The First Time < but wasn't that written by Ewan McColl as a wedding gift for Peggy Seegar, not by her? That's the story I heard about its origins, which always made me like it a little more.

ddw


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Subject: RE: Vote for the best Love song Ever
From: Sandy Paton
Date: 07 Mar 99 - 08:42 PM

At my age, I'm inclined to go along with Bob S. (above) and cast a vote for "When You and I Were Young, Maggie." Goes right along with "John Anderson, My Jo," doesn't it? But I also consider Stan Rogers' "Lock Keeper" to be a very beautiful and meaningful love song.
,br> Must have something to do with being married to Caroline for over forty years.

Sandy


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Subject: RE: Vote for the best Love song Ever
From: A.M. Austin
Date: 07 Mar 99 - 08:55 PM

Great thread and quite a tall task! Stan Roger's the "Lock Keeper" is a great one as is "45 Years". I also love "Annie's Song". However, I'll put my two cents worth in for a song by Steven Curtis Chapman called "I Will Be Here". After all, true love is about commitment. BTW, this one works great both at the altar and around a campfire.

-Andrew in Yellowknife


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Subject: RE: Vote for the best Love song Ever
From: Peter Fisher
Date: 07 Mar 99 - 09:59 PM

I stand corrected. Ewan MacColl wrote First Time Ever I Saw Your Face; I was confused because I have a recording of Peggy Seeger singing it. 45 Years is also great.


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Subject: RE: Vote for the best Love song Ever
From: Will (inactive)
Date: 07 Mar 99 - 10:02 PM

So many songs ... "The first time ever I saw your face" is wonderful. Also, Stan Roger's "Lies". But "In my life" (Lennon & McCartney) is probably the first song I think of when I start singing about love.

Now, for lust, on the other hand ... (but maybe that's another thread)


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Subject: RE: Vote for the best Love song Ever
From: Lonesome EJ
Date: 07 Mar 99 - 10:03 PM

There's no vulva-ploughing going on in it, but I would vote for "Crazy Love" from Van Morrison's Moondance LP.

I can hear her heartbeat fom a thousand miles

and the heavens open every time she smiles

She makes me righteous, and she makes me whole

She makes me mellow down to my soul

And when you listen to Van sing it, you know the man was in love.LEJ


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Subject: RE: Vote for the best Love song Ever
From: Bruce O.
Date: 07 Mar 99 - 10:49 PM

Both Burn's and the original "John Anderson, My Jo" are reasonable candidates, but what does best mean?


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Subject: RE: Vote for the best Love song Ever
From: alison
Date: 07 Mar 99 - 10:51 PM

Hi,

"The Hiring Fair", by Ralph McTell...... love, & lust..... no ploughing mentioned **grin** ... but definately implied.....

Slainte

alison


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Subject: RE: Vote for the best Love song Ever
From: Rosebrook
Date: 07 Mar 99 - 11:17 PM

Tim Jacques, I echo your nomination for "Dark Eyed Molly", although I am only familiar with the cover performed by Justina and Joyce. I really love this song! The song brings lots of vivid pictures to mind. I guess that, in addition to the haunting and rich vocals, is why I like that one so much.

Along those lines, I also love "The Banks of the Lee", by Silly Wizard. I can barely sing this one without crying. But then again, I'm a sap for those sad love songs where someone dies.

On the subject of rivers, I also really enjoy Alix Dobkin's "Over the Banks". (from that song)

And when the night turns dark as a dungeon
And not a star shines up above
I know I'll surely be guided
To the warm arms
Of my dearest love.

Rose


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Subject: RE: Vote for the best Love song Ever
From: Don Meixner
Date: 07 Mar 99 - 11:39 PM

Favorites are easier than bests which are ofcourse opinions.

"Outward Bound" by Tom Paxton for the love of a woman or a man. "Power and Glory" and "My Land is a Good Land" by Phil Ochs and Eric Anderson respectively for love of country. "Where are you Going" by Malvina Reynolds for love of a child. " All for the Love of Lynn" By Woods Tea Company for loves lost, (Title may be wrong here.) "Zippidy Do Dah!" for the love of life it self. "In The Garden" for love of God.

These are my votes, I'll probably think of more.

Don


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Subject: RE: Vote for the best Love song Ever
From: Sandy Paton
Date: 07 Mar 99 - 11:46 PM

Caroline asks me to cast a vote for Ewan MacColl's "Joy of Living."

Sandy


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Subject: RE: Vote for the best Love song Ever
From: Big Mick
Date: 07 Mar 99 - 11:57 PM

Vulva ploughing?????????? While it is an activity for which I have great respect and admiration, you could have gotten me to bet every last thing I own, and half of what you own, that it would not end up as part of a song lyric, never mind in a love song. LOL LMAO.

I couldn't even begin to figure out the greatest, but as Elliot said, The Dutchman is a song about real love. Every time I sing it.........I am just filled with the depth of feeling in it. And "The Hiring Fair" is certainly an amazing tale of the lusty kind of love that we experience only once in our lives. I love interpreting that one as well.

All the best,

Mick


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Subject: RE: Vote for the best Love song Ever
From: Sarah
Date: 08 Mar 99 - 12:27 AM

Forgive me for this, but I think the greatest love song has to be "Written in Red". I'm not sure who sings it, but it definitely speaks of a higher love than many of those suggested here!


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Subject: RE: Vote for the best Love song Ever
From: CarlZen
Date: 08 Mar 99 - 12:42 AM

Hard Love


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Subject: RE: Vote for the best Love song Ever
From: Mudjack
Date: 08 Mar 99 - 03:11 AM

I'm real partial to Utah Phillip's "Rock Salt and Nails". First Time Ever has to be a classic alltime favorite. And lets not forget Kate Wolf's " Give Ypuorself To Love or John Stewart's "Some Kind of Love. I guess I have more than one favorite love song. Jack....


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Subject: RE: Vote for the best Love song Ever
From: Ted from Australia
Date: 08 Mar 99 - 03:39 AM

Ewan McColl , First Time Ever I Saw Your Face.

I read somewhere that he dashed it off it when challenged after saying something something to the effect of "Anyone can write love songs"

Followed closely by Stan Rogers 45 Years

Regards Ted


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Subject: RE: Vote for the best Love song Ever
From: Musicman
Date: 08 Mar 99 - 03:46 AM

Hi there,

My vote goes to Stan with "45 years from now", sang it for my wife on our wedding.... won't be singing it for a while......

Sweetest moment at work singing "When I grow too Old to Dream" watching two couples singing along to each other lost in each others eyes.....

Tend to agree with Mick and the others on "Dutchman" as well. Powerful song about true love through thick and thin.


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Subject: RE: Vote for the best Love song Ever
From: Sean MacRuaraidh
Date: 08 Mar 99 - 05:19 AM

Is the best love song,

1. The song that evokes most emotion in the listener?
2. The song that best describes modern romantic love that takes place between male/female?

In this group it number 2 would seem to be the answer but why has no-one mentioned any songs that express love between mother/daughter, sister/brother, brother/brother, father/son, friend/friend, individual/nation, nation/nation, species/species, individual/god etc.

I guess I'm saying that the word love itself is too general a term.

It would be nice to get your opinions on these alternative categories of love.

I think Sally Oldfield's Waterbearer album carries a lot of love in the music and words combined. It also ties in beautifully with Tolkien's Lord of the Rings.

Joni Mitchell has evoked a lot of emotion in me over the years -

Just before our love got lost you said
'I am as constant as the Northern Star' -
Constant in the darkness, where's that at?
If you want me, I'll be at the bar.

On the back of a cartoon coaster
By the blue TV screen light
I drew a map of Canada
Oh Canada
With your face sketched on it twice

You are in my blood like holy wine
You taste so bitter and so sweet
Well I could drink a case of you
And I would still be on my feet
I would still be on my feet.

I remember the time you told me love is touching souls,
Well surely, you touched mine for
How do you draw out of me these lines from time to time.

I met a woman, she had a mouth like yours
She knew your life, she knew your devils and your deeds
She said 'go to him, stay with him if you can, but be prepared to bleed'

Oh, you are in my blood like holy wine
You taste so bitter and so sweet
Well I could drink a case of you
And I would still be on my feet
I would still be on my feet.

Sean MacR.


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Subject: ADD: No Regrets - Tom Rush
From: Roger in Baltimore
Date: 08 Mar 99 - 05:59 AM

For a somewhat off the beaten path song, "No Regrets" written and performed by Tom Rush. It describes love that has gone.

I know your leavin's too long overdue,
For far too long, I've had nothin' new to show to you.
Goodbye, dry-eyed I watched your plane,
Sail off West of the moon.
And feels so strange to walk away alone.

Hours that were yours echo like empty rooms,
Thoughts we once shared I now keep alone.
I woke last night and called your name,
Not thinking you were gone.
And it felt so strange to lie awake alone.

My friends have tried to turn my nights to days,
Strange faces in your place can't keep the ghosts away.
They say the darkest hour,
Is just before the dawn.
And if feels so strange to live my life alone.

^^

Roger in Baltimore


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Subject: RE: Vote for the best Love song Ever
From: Frank in the swamps
Date: 08 Mar 99 - 06:04 AM

1) "Whiskey you're my darlin"

or..

2) "Chug-a-lug, chug-a-lug,

kind of makes you go hidy ho, burns your tummy don't you know..."

Er, sorry, how about...

"My woman's got teeth like a lighthouse on the sea,

Every time she smiles she throws them lights on me."

Frank in the awful lonesome swamps.


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Subject: RE: Vote for the best Love song Ever
From: martin the guitar numpty
Date: 08 Mar 99 - 08:21 AM

quick responses, must get back to work...

"a lover sings" Billy Bragg "carrickfergus" various "sweet sixteen" Fureys & various and, please don't laugh too loud, "I will always love you" whitney Houston !!!


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Subject: RE: Vote for the best Love song Ever
From: Alan B
Date: 08 Mar 99 - 08:59 AM

No competion - its got to be Excercise 77 - Martyn Wyndham-read


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Subject: RE: Vote for the best Love song Ever
From: Nathan in Texas
Date: 08 Mar 99 - 09:00 AM

Obviously there is no "best," only an infinite number of favorites and those may change depending on your circumstances. A couple of great ones that haven't been mentioned yet:

Stephen Foster's "I Dream of Jeanie" is still beautiful and stirring almost a century and a half after it was written.

"I Wouldn't Change You If I Could" Not sure of the title, or origins, I a bluegrass version by Reno & Smiley.


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Subject: ADD: Bestest Friend
From: Bert
Date: 08 Mar 99 - 09:30 AM

Just one of my favorites which I'm listing here because I don't hear anyone singing it now. I know it's a country song but I'm not making any apologies for it. It carries a message which cuts right through the corny words. I first heard it in the early eighties, I don't know who wrote it or even who sang it but it is a fine love song which should not be forgotten. Here 'tiz from memory.

Bestest Friend

Who wipes me off when I spill gravy on my shirt
Who knows exactly where to kiss me when I hurt
and who'll make love to me in satin sheets or in the dirt
You Babe, you're my bestest friend.

Who takes me home when I get too drunk to dance
Who bravely puts up with my uncles and my aunts
and who discretely whispers I forgot to zip my pants
You Babe, you're my bestest friend.

Who comes down to bail me out when I get in a jam
and helps me tell the police where I live and who I am
and who pats my back when no one else could give a damn,
You Babe, you're my bestest friend.
Who can be as gentle as a sparrow in my hand
or meaner than a junk yard dog when she's fighting for her man
and who's the only one I'll ever love or understand
You Babe, you're my bestest friend.
I'm talking about you Babe, you're my bestest friend.


^^
Bert.


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Subject: RE: Vote for the best Love song Ever
From: Animaterra
Date: 08 Mar 99 - 09:47 AM

Bruce O., you're going to get me in trouble if I ever get spied on by the internet police on my network!


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Subject: RE: Vote for the best Love song Ever
From: Liam's Brother
Date: 08 Mar 99 - 09:51 AM

If I only get one vote I would be caught between "Matt Hyland" which I sing with guitar and "The Shady Woods of Thrugh" which I sing unaccompanied. "Matt" is somewhat marred by the memory of Tony Callanan (from whom I learned the ballad) pointing out to me that Matt's first thought, when faced with banishment from his love, was to ask about the money owed to him by her father. "The Shady Woods of Trugh" (which I learned from Cathal McConnell one incredibly cold night in Brooklyn many years ago) is probably the superior ballad. It puts together the love theme with that of Irish patriotism - one helluva combination.

More than one vote would take far too much time.

All the best,
Dan


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