The Mudcat Café TM
Thread #63820 Message #1042307
Posted By: Willie-O
26-Oct-03 - 11:07 PM
Thread Name: Lyr Req: Long, Long Time to Get Old (Ian & Sylvia)
Subject: RE: Req: Long, Long Time to Get Old (Ian&Sylvia)
Seems to me this was the theme song for Ian Tyson's TV show--a music and variety show, natch-- that he did in the early 70's, first with and then without Sylvia. I admire Tyson a lot, but he never seemed quite in the groove in that television camera. (Although the show did well, running five years). I think it wasn't a great time in his life...post I & S, before he really found inspiration in his roots again with Cowboyography and all that followed.
If you do a Google on "The Ian Tyson Show" you will find a fair amount of info on that part of his career. Only thing I didn't find is the lyrics to Long Long Time To Get Old...I reckon Cluin's got most of em, but some a them lines don't quite scan...