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Favourite Love Song

27 Aug 19 - 05:01 AM (#4005971)
Subject: Favourite Love Song
From: SPB-Cooperator

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.


27 Aug 19 - 05:31 AM (#4005978)
Subject: RE: Favourite Love Song
From: Dave Hanson

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

Dave H


27 Aug 19 - 05:35 AM (#4005980)
Subject: RE: Favourite Love Song
From: Gordon Jackson

Steve Earle: Valentine's Day

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


27 Aug 19 - 07:11 AM (#4005992)
Subject: RE: Favourite Love Song
From: gillymor

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.


27 Aug 19 - 07:22 AM (#4005994)
Subject: RE: Favourite Love Song
From: Big Al Whittle

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.


27 Aug 19 - 07:29 AM (#4005997)
Subject: RE: Favourite Love Song
From: Hrothgar

Aura Lea
Bonnie Jess


27 Aug 19 - 08:57 AM (#4006003)
Subject: RE: Favourite Love Song
From: Dave Hanson

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

Dave H


27 Aug 19 - 09:08 AM (#4006005)
Subject: RE: Favourite Love Song
From: gillymor

Right, Sweet Thames Flow Softly, oops.


27 Aug 19 - 09:14 AM (#4006006)
Subject: RE: Favourite Love Song
From: Steve Shaw

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.


27 Aug 19 - 09:18 AM (#4006007)
Subject: RE: Favourite Love Song
From: GUEST,HiLo

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

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


27 Aug 19 - 10:25 AM (#4006017)
Subject: RE: Favourite Love Song
From: leeneia

A Very Precious Love


27 Aug 19 - 11:29 AM (#4006034)
Subject: RE: Favourite Love Song
From: beachcomber

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 ?


27 Aug 19 - 02:17 PM (#4006059)
Subject: RE: Favourite Love Song
From: GUEST

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


27 Aug 19 - 02:20 PM (#4006060)
Subject: RE: Favourite Love Song
From: Georgiansilver

Sorry GUEST was me.


27 Aug 19 - 02:56 PM (#4006068)
Subject: RE: Favourite Love Song
From: GUEST,Bob Coltman

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


27 Aug 19 - 03:20 PM (#4006075)
Subject: RE: Favourite Love Song
From: Joe_F

Dink's song


27 Aug 19 - 04:17 PM (#4006083)
Subject: RE: Favourite Love Song
From: BruceL

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


27 Aug 19 - 05:18 PM (#4006090)
Subject: RE: Favourite Love Song
From: fat B****rd

"Annie" by Ronnie Lane


27 Aug 19 - 05:40 PM (#4006092)
Subject: RE: Favourite Love Song
From: WalkaboutsVerse

We Go Together or Your Salt Upon My Lips


27 Aug 19 - 07:27 PM (#4006097)
Subject: RE: Favourite Love Song
From: Doug Chadwick

Minnie Riperton's "Lovin' You".

DC


27 Aug 19 - 08:19 PM (#4006105)
Subject: RE: Favourite Love Song
From: Stewie

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.


27 Aug 19 - 10:26 PM (#4006117)
Subject: RE: Favourite Love Song
From: jacko@nz

Time Wears Awa'
by Willie Scott


27 Aug 19 - 10:54 PM (#4006121)
Subject: RE: Favourite Love Song
From: PHJim

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


27 Aug 19 - 11:00 PM (#4006123)
Subject: RE: Favourite Love Song
From: PHJim

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.


27 Aug 19 - 11:15 PM (#4006126)
Subject: RE: Favourite Love Song
From: PHJim

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


28 Aug 19 - 06:45 AM (#4006168)
Subject: RE: Favourite Love Song
From: GUEST,Sol

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


28 Aug 19 - 08:48 AM (#4006187)
Subject: RE: Favourite Love Song
From: David C. Carter

Magnolia Wind; Guy Clark.


28 Aug 19 - 10:37 AM (#4006198)
Subject: RE: Favourite Love Song
From: GUEST,Neil D

Dream a Little Dream


28 Aug 19 - 10:45 AM (#4006200)
Subject: RE: Favourite Love Song
From: PHJim

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


28 Aug 19 - 10:55 AM (#4006202)
Subject: RE: Favourite Love Song
From: PHJim

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.


28 Aug 19 - 10:57 AM (#4006203)
Subject: RE: Favourite Love Song
From: PHJim

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


28 Aug 19 - 12:57 PM (#4006228)
Subject: RE: Favourite Love Song
From: PHJim

George Harrison's Something


28 Aug 19 - 01:58 PM (#4006237)
Subject: RE: Favourite Love Song
From: Dave the Gnome

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".


28 Aug 19 - 03:23 PM (#4006248)
Subject: RE: Favourite Love Song
From: Acorn4

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


28 Aug 19 - 03:47 PM (#4006252)
Subject: RE: Favourite Love Song
From: Bonnie Shaljean

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).


28 Aug 19 - 04:42 PM (#4006261)
Subject: RE: Favourite Love Song
From: gillymor

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


28 Aug 19 - 05:00 PM (#4006265)
Subject: RE: Favourite Love Song
From: Elmore

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


28 Aug 19 - 05:17 PM (#4006269)
Subject: RE: Favourite Love Song
From: GUEST,Andy7

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

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


28 Aug 19 - 05:19 PM (#4006270)
Subject: RE: Favourite Love Song
From: gillymor

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


28 Aug 19 - 11:20 PM (#4006301)
Subject: RE: Favourite Love Song
From: lefthanded guitar

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


29 Aug 19 - 12:01 AM (#4006302)
Subject: RE: Favourite Love Song
From: lefthanded guitar

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


Good one.


29 Aug 19 - 02:38 AM (#4006306)
Subject: RE: Favourite Love Song
From: GUEST,Hilo

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


29 Aug 19 - 03:43 AM (#4006312)
Subject: RE: Favourite Love Song
From: Acorn4

Another Corner - George Michael.


29 Aug 19 - 07:42 AM (#4006355)
Subject: RE: Favourite Love Song
From: JennieG

"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.....


29 Aug 19 - 08:20 AM (#4006361)
Subject: RE: Favourite Love Song
From: gillymor

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


29 Aug 19 - 08:21 AM (#4006363)
Subject: RE: Favourite Love Song
From: Jim Carroll

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


29 Aug 19 - 09:07 AM (#4006369)
Subject: RE: Favourite Love Song
From: Steve Shaw

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


29 Aug 19 - 09:10 AM (#4006370)
Subject: RE: Favourite Love Song
From: Steve Shaw

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.


29 Aug 19 - 12:26 PM (#4006397)
Subject: RE: Favourite Love Song
From: Mick Pearce (MCP)

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


29 Aug 19 - 04:03 PM (#4006441)
Subject: RE: Favourite Love Song
From: GUEST,Gallus Moll

Ae Fond Kiss by Robert Burns


29 Aug 19 - 05:43 PM (#4006450)
Subject: RE: Favourite Love Song
From: JennieG

Your place or mine, Jim?


29 Aug 19 - 05:44 PM (#4006451)
Subject: RE: Favourite Love Song
From: fat B****rd

"Some Enchanted Evening"


29 Aug 19 - 05:57 PM (#4006452)
Subject: RE: Favourite Love Song
From: PHJim

Bob Dylan's Make You Feel My Love

Here's my late brother Dave's version of this song.

Make You Feel My Love sung by Dave Yates


29 Aug 19 - 07:13 PM (#4006461)
Subject: RE: Favourite Love Song
From: Steve Shaw

"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."

Damn. I should have said that the one to go for is the 2009 Shrewsbury Folk Festival YouTube. Best thing since sliced bread...


30 Aug 19 - 06:17 AM (#4006515)
Subject: RE: Favourite Love Song
From: Jim Carroll

"Your place or mine, Jim?"
Welcome to West Clare
Jim


30 Aug 19 - 04:29 PM (#4006590)
Subject: RE: Favourite Love Song
From: Elmore

1952 Vincent Black Lightning


30 Aug 19 - 06:34 PM (#4006603)
Subject: RE: Favourite Love Song
From: fat B****rd

"Don't Ever Change" The Crickets


30 Aug 19 - 09:32 PM (#4006614)
Subject: RE: Favourite Love Song
From: Elmore

"My Lady's a Wild Flying Dove" by Tom Paxton.


31 Aug 19 - 12:43 AM (#4006620)
Subject: RE: Favourite Love Song
From: PHJim

"Tryin' To Do Something To Try To Get Your Attention" John Hartford

John Hartford TTDSTGYA


31 Aug 19 - 09:47 AM (#4006664)
Subject: RE: Favourite Love Song
From: GUEST,HiLo

I Still Miss Someone, Johnny Cash


31 Aug 19 - 08:02 PM (#4006721)
Subject: RE: Favourite Love Song
From: GUEST

Oh no - too far for me, I am sworn off long flights these days!

We shall have to swoon from afar.


31 Aug 19 - 08:04 PM (#4006723)
Subject: RE: Favourite Love Song
From: JennieG

Bugger......last GUEST was me, didn't realise my cookie had been playing shenanigans.


01 Sep 19 - 03:20 AM (#4006742)
Subject: RE: Favourite Love Song
From: Jim Carroll

Damn!!
Jim


01 Sep 19 - 03:58 AM (#4006746)
Subject: RE: Favourite Love Song
From: Jim Carroll

One of the finest ballads on the subject of love I have ever heard
The highlighted verse is, in my opinion, among the most beautiful declarations of love in the tradition and the final 'consummation' verse, exquisite
It's a fairly rare ballad - said to have been collected by Burns

3    Young Peggy
It isn't often that one finds a traditional ballad as lyrical and tender in feeling as this one. Here there is no blood, no cruelty, just two people in love and determined to consummate their love as quickly as possible.


Whaur hae ye been, Peggy,
Whaur hae ye been?
In the gairden ’mang the gillyflowers,
'Tween the hours of twelve and ane.

Ye werena yoursel', Peggy,
No' there your lane         
Your faither saw ye in Jamie’s airms
’Tween the hours o' twelve and ane.

What though we were seen,. mither,
Though we were seen?
I would sleep in Jamie’s airms
Though his grave was growin’ green.


Your Jamie’s a rogue, Peggy,
Jamie’s a loon,         
For the trystin' o’ oor ae   dochter
And her saw very young.

Jamie's no’ to blame, mither,
The blame lies on me,
For I would sleep in Jamie's airms
Though a’ the world should dee.

She’s gane tae her ain chaulmer,
Jamie was there,
I'm blithe to see ye, Jamie dear,
Though we maun meet nae mair.

We’ll tak' a pairtin' glass, Jamie,
Pour oot the wine -
And since we maun meet nae mair, my love,
We'll drink your health and mine.

Tak' me in your airms, laddie,
Here's kisses five,
And since we maun meet nae mair, my love
We’ll drink weel may we thrive.

Come to my airms, Peggy,
Close to my hairt,
And as lang's the sun hings in the lift         
I swear we’ll never pairt.

Your faither keeps a crawin’ cock,
Divides nicht frae day,
And in the middlewatch o’ the nicht
In greenwood ye’ll meet me.

When mass was sung and bells were rung
And a’ bound for bed,
She’s kilted up her gay clothing,
Met Jamie in the wood.

'Twas early in the morning,
The clock chappit twa,         
Her faither rose up in his bed,
Cryin’, "Peggy, she’s awa' '."

They've mounted their horses
And fast they did rin,
But lang ere they come to the top o' the hill
The lad and lass were yin.


01 Sep 19 - 08:19 AM (#4006769)
Subject: RE: Favourite Love Song
From: rich-joy

Tonight, at the post-festival Session for the 8th Maleny Music Festival in Qld's Sunshine Coast Hinterland, I was reminded of this wonderful song by Paul Spencer, sung SO beautifully by our favourite Irish songbird, Jenny Fitzgibbon :

It is "I Hope You Like It (this song I have for you)"
and the lyrics and his rendition can be found on his post for April 28 2014 :
https://paul-spencer.net/category/songs/

Paul is based in Newcastle, NSW, Down Under.


His "Ode to Soil" song is another great favourite that Jenny does so well:

https://paul-spencer.net/2012/07/23/ode-to-soil/


Cheers!
R-J


01 Sep 19 - 10:22 AM (#4006789)
Subject: RE: Favourite Love Song
From: GUEST

Ive yourself to love
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BHD2aPTjqNM


01 Sep 19 - 10:24 AM (#4006790)
Subject: RE: Favourite Love Song
From: GUEST

That last poast is mine-Topical Tom


01 Sep 19 - 06:16 PM (#4006866)
Subject: RE: Favourite Love Song
From: JennieG

Jim - that is really beautiful!


02 Sep 19 - 06:26 PM (#4007029)
Subject: RE: Favourite Love Song
From: Joe_F

"Liebeslied" in the Threepenny Opera.


02 Sep 19 - 09:24 PM (#4007047)
Subject: RE: Favourite Love Song
From: Elmore

"Do You Think That I Do Not Know?" {Lawson/Dusty} as sung by Priscilla Herdman.