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Thread #16052   Message #147780
Posted By: Willie-O
10-Dec-99 - 06:11 PM
Thread Name: The Saddest Song of All--Part II
Subject: RE: The Saddest Song of All--Part II
The saddest song of all is seeing teenage Judy Garland singing "Somewhere Over The Rainbow" while knowing that fifteen years later she was a dead junkie.

Saw Oz twice this fall. Man...that girl could sing.


Interesting that someone mentioned White Squall. First time I ever heard it was on a reel-to-reel in Stan's (former) living room the day of his funeral. (Sorry, this is a particularly ghastly sort of name-dropping, I really didn't have any business being there, just tagged along.) I completely lost it. Never could sing that song, or "Jeannie C." either, after he died. That he was a difficult person is no secret. Every hear Pete Seeger on Woody Guthrie? He says: "Few people who knew him would tell you that Woody was a wonderful person. He wrote wonderful songs...the rest is a bit awkward."

Well what a dull repertoire we would have if all male folksingers were sensitive new age guys....


LaMarca thanks for the complete lyrics to Outside Track. Never knew about the first and last stanzas, which Garnet doesn't sing. How's the CD coming? ;>=