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Lyr Req: Blue Canadian Rockies (Cindy Walker)

LEJ 11 May 99 - 02:56 PM
Peter T. 11 May 99 - 03:17 PM
Peter T. 11 May 99 - 03:20 PM
Peter T. 12 May 99 - 11:50 AM
LEJ 12 May 99 - 11:56 AM
Peter T. 12 May 99 - 11:58 AM
Bobby Bob, Ellan Vannin 12 May 99 - 07:59 PM
LEJ 12 May 99 - 08:15 PM
Musicman 13 May 99 - 12:32 AM
LEJ 13 May 99 - 02:34 PM
GUEST,the other Dave Gray 15 May 04 - 08:56 AM
GUEST,mountaintyme 16 May 04 - 06:39 PM
GUEST 11 Jun 11 - 01:57 PM
kendall 11 Jun 11 - 02:41 PM
Seamus Kennedy 12 Jun 11 - 12:53 AM
GUEST,DonMeixner 12 Jun 11 - 01:18 AM
GUEST,Desi C 12 Jun 11 - 07:31 AM
kendall 12 Jun 11 - 08:13 AM
GUEST,DonMerixner 12 Jun 11 - 10:44 PM
Jim Dixon 19 Jun 11 - 11:57 PM
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Subject: The Blue Canadian Rockies
From: LEJ
Date: 11 May 99 - 02:56 PM

this song has always been a favorite of mine. I have it on tape by the Byrds from their Sweetheart of the Rodeo LP. Any info on author, lyrics would be appreciated!


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Subject: Lyr Add: BLUE CANADIAN ROCKIES (Cindy Walker)
From: Peter T.
Date: 11 May 99 - 03:17 PM

BLUE CANADIAN ROCKIES
Cindy Walker

In the blue Canadian Rockies
Spring is sighing through the trees
And the golden poppies are bloomin'
Round the banks of Lake Louise
Across the sea they call me
And I'm lonesome and so blue
For the Blue Canadian Rockies
And the girl I love so true

In the blue Canadian Rockies
Spring is sighing through the trees
And the golden poppies are bloomin'
Round the banks of Lake Louise
Across the sea they call me
And I'm lonesome and so blue
For the Blue Canadian Rockies
And the girl I loved so true.


Yours, PeterT.

^^


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Subject: RE: The Blue Canadian Rockies
From: Peter T.
Date: 11 May 99 - 03:20 PM

Sorry, LEJ, lost the spacings (it is where the caps are, sort of).
Yours, Peter T.

Peter - I fixed them for you. Use the same [br] with pointy brackets like you did around the title - Susan of DT


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Subject: RE: The Blue Canadian Rockies
From: Peter T.
Date: 12 May 99 - 11:50 AM

Thanks Susan, Glad to know Big Sister is cleaning up after me.
By the way, LEJ, Cindy Walker was one of the great country and western songwriters in the 30's and after. You could try the Nashville Hall of Fame (there must be a Web site out there)!
Yours, Peter T.


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Subject: RE: The Blue Canadian Rockies
From: LEJ
Date: 12 May 99 - 11:56 AM

Thanks all!


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Subject: RE: The Blue Canadian Rockies
From: Peter T.
Date: 12 May 99 - 11:58 AM

And there is: "http://www.songs.org/~nsf/cwalker.html" (I can't do the blue thing).
And how about this list!:
"In the Misty Moonlight (a zillion people)"
"Dream Baby" (Roy Orbison)
and "You Don't Know Me." (Eddy Arnold)
Yours, Peter T.


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Subject: RE: The Blue Canadian Rockies
From: Bobby Bob, Ellan Vannin
Date: 12 May 99 - 07:59 PM

Do I lose any street cred I just might conceivably have had if I say that I always enjoyed the version by Jim Reeves?

Just to tear my cool to shreds, there are a hell of a lot of songs as sung by Jim Reeves that I really love.

What the hell, I can take it (or leave it, even).

Shoh slaynt,

Bobby Bob


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Subject: RE: The Blue Canadian Rockies
From: LEJ
Date: 12 May 99 - 08:15 PM

Bobby Bob...seems to me the best thing about Mudcat is that nobody needs to be cool or to worry about their credibility here! Jim Reeves has a fine voice and I will definitely check out his version.

Regards, LEJ


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Subject: RE: The Blue Canadian Rockies
From: Musicman
Date: 13 May 99 - 12:32 AM

Just a tidbit of information about the song:

It was written at the request of a record producer needing a song about the Rockies. Cindy did some research in a library in LA (I think) then wrote the song. She never set foot in the Canadian Rockies, nor had she seen Lake Louise.

Interesting, eh?

(Got that from the Readers Digest Canadian Songbook)


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Subject: RE: The Blue Canadian Rockies
From: LEJ
Date: 13 May 99 - 02:34 PM

Well she sure got the feeling right. I was driving down the road to the old Victorian Resort by Lake Louise when the song came on my cassette player. The banks were covered in the bright golden blooms, and the Rockies were looming in deep blue against a high and bright blue sky. One of those transcendent moments when it seems that God himself is the DJ.


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Subject: RE: The Blue Canadian Rockies
From: GUEST,the other Dave Gray
Date: 15 May 04 - 08:56 AM

BTW If you are interested Jim Reeves used to demo songs for Cindy he described her as the greatest living human being (This of course was while he was alive) ...she dates from the 1940's and has written chart toppers in the last 5 decades. I have a list of 500 titles recorded and she claims to have written over 1000. Used to sing with Bob Wills and Spike Jones.


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Subject: RE: The Blue Canadian Rockies
From: GUEST,mountaintyme
Date: 16 May 04 - 06:39 PM

If you can locate a copy of the Canadian Country singer Wilf Carter (Montana Slim) doing this song your search will be well rewarded. mt


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Blue Canadian Rockies (Cindy Walker)
From: GUEST
Date: 11 Jun 11 - 01:57 PM

There is the entire
"Oh how my lonely heart is aching tonight" section missing from this. B.


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Blue Canadian Rockies (Cindy Walker)
From: kendall
Date: 11 Jun 11 - 02:41 PM

Wilf Carter, my first hero.


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Blue Canadian Rockies (Cindy Walker)
From: Seamus Kennedy
Date: 12 Jun 11 - 12:53 AM

Wilf Carter (Montana Slim) - great singer with a great version of this song, and a helluva yodeler.


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Blue Canadian Rockies (Cindy Walker)
From: GUEST,DonMeixner
Date: 12 Jun 11 - 01:18 AM

In the blue Canadian Rockies
Spring is silent through the trees
And the golden poppies are blooming
'Round the banks of Lake Louise

Now, oh, how my lonely heart is aching tonight
For that girl I left behind
And, oh, what I'd give if I could be there tonight
With the sweetheart who's waitin' for me

In the blue Canadian Rockies
Spring is silent through the trees
And the golden poppies are blooming
'Round the banks of Lake Louise

Across the sea they call me
And on and on a love so true
For the blue canadian rockies
And the one I love to see
And the one I love to see


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Blue Canadian Rockies (Cindy Walker)
From: GUEST,Desi C
Date: 12 Jun 11 - 07:31 AM

Jim Reeves often sang this live, you can find it on You Tubes, also lyrics and guitar chords on Cowboy lyrics.com and vrious other JR chord sites


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Blue Canadian Rockies (Cindy Walker)
From: kendall
Date: 12 Jun 11 - 08:13 AM

I thought it was ...spring is Sighing...


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Blue Canadian Rockies (Cindy Walker)
From: GUEST,DonMerixner
Date: 12 Jun 11 - 10:44 PM

I listened to The Byrds version and it comes up Silent through the trees
while Hank Snow and Gene Autry have it as Sighing through the trees.

I guess I'd lean towards Hank and Gene and Kendall.

D


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Blue Canadian Rockies (Cindy Walker)
From: Jim Dixon
Date: 19 Jun 11 - 11:57 PM

I carefully compared this to the recording at YouTube and made corrections:


BLUE CANADIAN ROCKIES
As sung by Wilf Carter

Oh, how my lonely heart is aching tonight
For a home I long to see,
And, oh, what I'd give if I could be there tonight
With the sweetheart who's waiting for me.

In my blue Canadian Rockies
Spring is sighin' through the trees,
And the golden poppies are bloomin'
'Round the banks of Lake Louise.

Across the sea they call me (they sure are)
And I'm lonesome and so blue (mighty blue)
For my blue Canadian Rockies
And the girl I love so true.

In my blue Canadian Rockies
Spring is sighin' through the trees,
And the golden poppies are a-bloomin'
Around the banks of Lake Louise.

Across the sea they call me
And I'm lonesome and so blue (I'm mighty blue)
For my blue Canadian Rockies
And the girl that I love so true.


YouTube also has recordings by:
Jim Reeves
Slim Whitman
Buddy Reynolds
Bill Long and the Ranch Girls
Gene Autry, The Cass County Boys & The Pinafores


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