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Thread #139967   Message #3214772
Posted By: foggers
29-Aug-11 - 06:01 PM
Thread Name: Most beautiful song ever written?
Subject: RE: Most beautiful song ever written?
If by beautiful you mean something that has a transcendant quality and great emotional impact, then that is a very personal choice.
For me, Jez Lowe's "The Last of the Widows" is the one; he waited to write a song about Easington's mine disaster in the 1950s until the last of the widows had passed away. It is a beautiful melody and deeply moving lyrics; just writing about it brings tears to my eyes!