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topical tom 08 Aug 08 - 05:01 PM
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Ythanside 08 Aug 08 - 05:13 PM
Charley Noble 08 Aug 08 - 05:24 PM
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topical tom 09 Aug 08 - 05:34 AM
fat B****rd 09 Aug 08 - 05:39 AM
topical tom 09 Aug 08 - 06:13 AM
Nigel Parsons 09 Aug 08 - 08:57 AM
mg 09 Aug 08 - 12:14 PM
Snuffy 09 Aug 08 - 12:33 PM
Jerry Rasmussen 09 Aug 08 - 12:47 PM
Genie 09 Aug 08 - 01:11 PM
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Jerry Rasmussen 09 Aug 08 - 02:06 PM
Genie 09 Aug 08 - 07:31 PM
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SINSULL 10 Aug 08 - 11:42 AM
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Subject: songs about remembering
From: topical tom
Date: 08 Aug 08 - 05:01 PM

As age creeps up on us older folk we often turn to memories of the past.These are treasures (or otherwise)to be pondered over as time goes by.In many cases,sadly, they are all we have left.Let's see how many songs have to do with memories and remembering.There have been many great ones.Here are two that I love:

Pecious Memories


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Subject: RE: songs about remembering
From: GUEST,Volgadon
Date: 08 Aug 08 - 05:05 PM

Thank You For the Days.
In My Life.
The Old School Yard.
No Woman No Cry.
Beeswing.


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Subject: RE: songs about remembering
From: topical tom
Date: 08 Aug 08 - 05:07 PM

I missed one!"Remember Me" as sung by Roy Acuff

        

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The sweetest songs belong to lovers in the gloaming
The sweetest days are the days that used to be
The saddest words I ever heard were words of parting
When you said sweetheart remember me
Remember me when the candle lights are gleaming
Remember me at the close of a long long day
It would be so sweet when all alone I'm dreaming
Just to know you still remember me

You told me once that you were mine alone forever
And I was yours till the end of eternity
But all our vows are broken now and we will never
Be the same except in memory
[ dobro ]
A brighter face may take my place when we're apart dear
A sweeter smile and a love more bold and free
But in the end fearweather friends may break your heart dear
If they do sweetheart remember me
Remember me when the candle lights...
Just to know you still remember me


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Subject: RE: songs about remembering
From: Ythanside
Date: 08 Aug 08 - 05:13 PM

'Those Were The Days'
'Maggie'


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Subject: RE: songs about remembering
From: Charley Noble
Date: 08 Aug 08 - 05:24 PM

"Bring Back the Days" as sung by Bob Zentz.

Cheerily,
Charley Noble


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Subject: RE: songs about remembering
From: peregrina
Date: 08 Aug 08 - 05:40 PM

Archie Fisher: Fiddle Farewell
Ed Pickford: Strange Lover is a Coal Mine, Crumpled Mac


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Subject: RE: songs about remembering
From: Leadfingers
Date: 08 Aug 08 - 05:43 PM

Bill Caddick's 'Sunny Memories' album - inspired by a collection of Pre WW1 photographs he found in a Junk Shop has a PILE of great songs , the Title track being probably the best that fits in this thread


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Subject: RE: songs about remembering
From: Geordie-Peorgie
Date: 08 Aug 08 - 06:49 PM

Bee Gees - Don't Forget To Remember


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Subject: RE: songs about remembering
From: Genie
Date: 08 Aug 08 - 07:23 PM

Memory - from "Cats" (Andrew Lloyd-Webber/ Tim Rice)
Memories - Tin Pan Alley song
Remember - Irving Berlin ("... You promised that you'd forget me not, but you forgot to remember."
Thanks For The Memories - (Bob Hope's theme song)
Try To Remember - from "The Fantasticks!"
The Way We Were - (from movie of same name)

September Song (from "Nickerbocker Holiday")
Come Back, Paddy Reilly (Percy French)


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Subject: RE: songs about remembering
From: Genie
Date: 08 Aug 08 - 07:24 PM

I Remember Loving You - Utah Phillips

Gentle On My Mind - John Hartford


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Subject: RE: songs about remembering
From: Genie
Date: 08 Aug 08 - 07:27 PM

A Handful Of Songs (Jerry Rasmussen)

River (Bill Staines)


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Subject: RE: songs about remembering
From: GUEST,cStu
Date: 08 Aug 08 - 08:26 PM

I Forgot To Remember To Forget her - Elvis/Charlie Feathers


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Subject: RE: songs about remembering
From: topical tom
Date: 09 Aug 08 - 05:34 AM

Thanks,folks, for all the good songs and memories.I especially enjoyed Jerry Rasmussen's "A Handful of Songs".


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Subject: RE: songs about remembering
From: fat B****rd
Date: 09 Aug 08 - 05:39 AM

"Ah yes ah remembare eet well" Gigi.


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Subject: RE: songs about remembering
From: topical tom
Date: 09 Aug 08 - 06:13 AM

fat B****rd: LOL!Another side of memory!
Here


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Subject: RE: songs about remembering
From: Nigel Parsons
Date: 09 Aug 08 - 08:57 AM

Can't remember who wrote, or sang it, but (TTTO Hi Ho!)

Oh shit, oh shit
I can't remember it.
As I sing my song, the words have gone
Oh shit, oh shit, oh shit oh shit.

Oh shit, oh shit,
What was the other bit, ... ...


Nigel


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Subject: RE: songs about remembering
From: mg
Date: 09 Aug 08 - 12:14 PM

try to remember the kind of september...

did someone say memories are made of this..or I remember youhoo..

donegal danny..


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Subject: RE: songs about remembering
From: Snuffy
Date: 09 Aug 08 - 12:33 PM

But the ladies remember at Whitsun

How well I remember that terrible day
When our blood stained the sand and the water

But that's a long long time ago
There's a picture in a frame
And tears shed every Christmas
But the memories remain

Remember December of fifty-nine
The howling wind and driving rain
Remember the gallant men who drowned
On the lifeboat, Mona was her name

A long, long time ago, I can still remember how that music used to make me smile.

By the waters the waters of Babylon
Where we lay down
Yea we wept when we remembered Zion

While I'm away, Oh please remember me.
When I return, I'll find you waiting here.

It's well I do remember on a bleak November's day,
The landlord and his agent came to drive us all away;
He set my house on fire with his demon yellow spleen
And that's another reason why I left Old Skibbereen.

I took the gold pin from the scarf on my bosom,
And said, "Take ye this, in remembrance of me",
And bravely I kissed the sweet lips of the lassie
Ere I parted with her on the road to Dundee.

Pretty babes in the wood, pretty babes in the wood
Oh, don't you remember those babes in the wood


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Subject: RE: songs about remembering
From: Jerry Rasmussen
Date: 09 Aug 08 - 12:47 PM

And then there's a song titled "Memories." There's a gospel song titled "Remember Me," too.

Jerry


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Subject: RE: songs about remembering
From: Genie
Date: 09 Aug 08 - 01:11 PM

I mentioned "Memories" above, Jerry. Are you thinking of the same one?

"Memories, memories,
Dreams of love so true.
O'er a sea of memory
I'm drifting back to you.

Childhood days, wildwood days
Among the leaves of green.
You left me alone
But you're still my own
In my beautiful memories."


Mary, I was just about to mention "I Remember You"
(...
And when my life is through
And the angels ask me to recall
The thrill of it all,
Then I will tell them I remember you."

Perry Como had a pop hit with a song called "Magic Moments" back in the '50s.
And there was another one (The Four Tops?) called "Moments To Remember."

How can we NOT have mentioned Burns's AULD LANG SYNE?


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Subject: songs about remembering (or not)
From: Genie
Date: 09 Aug 08 - 01:44 PM

Along the lines of "Ah, Yes, I Remember It Well,"
we also have these hilarious gems:

The Memory Song (Steve Walters)
("I'm looking for my wallet and my car keys ... ")

and Sue Trainor's parody of Tom Paxton's "Last Thing On My Mind," written for Tom's 60th birthday:
(Don't Know What Was) The Last Thing On My Mind


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Subject: RE: songs about remembering
From: Jerry Rasmussen
Date: 09 Aug 08 - 02:06 PM

Thazt's it, Genie. Somehow, I seem to have read right over it..

Jerry


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Subject: RE: songs about remembering
From: Genie
Date: 09 Aug 08 - 07:31 PM

There's also another "Those Were The Days" -- the one that was used as the theme song for All In The Family:

Boy, the way Glen Miller played
Songs that made the hit parade!
Guys like us, we had it made --
Those were the days!

Didn't need no welfare state,
Everybody pulled his weight.
Gee, our old LaSalle ran great!
Those were the days!

And you knew where [who?] you were then:
Girls were girls and men were men.
Mister, we could use a man like Herbert Hoover again!

...

And the last verse is eluding my recall at the moment. (I.e., I can't remember it right now. LOL )

Anyway, maybe "nostalgia" songs is a slightly different category from "songs about remembering."


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Subject: RE: songs about remembering
From: CupOfTea
Date: 10 Aug 08 - 09:16 AM

The Dutchman
Bob Dylan's Dream
Didn't I Dance
Music in my Mother's House
Outside Track
Part of Me Remembers (Mustard's Retreat)
Raglan Road
Sliabh Gallion Braes


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Subject: RE: songs about remembering
From: peregrina
Date: 10 Aug 08 - 09:20 AM

Tim O'Brien: 'Running out of Memory for You' --about the electronic kind


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Subject: RE: songs about remembering
From: squeezebox-kc
Date: 10 Aug 08 - 10:00 AM

only remembered for what he had done
Swan Arcade amongst others


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Subject: RE: songs about remembering
From: Barry Finn
Date: 10 Aug 08 - 11:31 AM

Yesterday
Please Forget me Not
When You & I Were Young Maggie

Barry


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Subject: RE: songs about remembering
From: SINSULL
Date: 10 Aug 08 - 11:42 AM

This would make a great Getaway workshop.
So many songs I haven't thought of in years.

When You Were Sweet Sixteen
My Buddy


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Subject: RE: songs about remembering
From: topical tom
Date: 10 Aug 08 - 11:46 AM

Thanks,all, for the great songs.Hereis a great, though sad, bluegrass memory.


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Subject: Lyr Add: SWEET SONG FROM YESTERDAY (Bob Zentz)
From: Bill D
Date: 10 Aug 08 - 12:32 PM

The song Charlie Noble mentioned by Bob Zentz is actually

"SWEET SONG FROM YESTERDAY"

Hold back the days in which I'm living,
So far from home, so far from free;
Hold back the way we've all been given,
And let a sweet song from yesterday wash over me.

If we should meet like ships a-passin',
Some stormy night upon the blue,
We may not speak, but for the asking,
I'd let a sweet song from yesterday wash over you.

When it seems you dreams ain't worth the dreamin',
When you can't find you way through,
And when you schemes ain't worth the schemin',
Just let a sweet song from yesterday wash over you.

...verse I added many years ago because I thought it was too short:(a copy was given to Bob just so he'd know what happened if anyone used it near him.)

"So many times we've sung together-
So many songs, but still too few.
So sing tonight - and on the 'morrow,
Just let a sweet song from yesterday...wash over you"


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Subject: RE: songs about remembering
From: topical tom
Date: 10 Aug 08 - 12:41 PM

Bill D:"Sweet Song From Yesterday" is a lovely song indeed.


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Subject: RE: songs about remembering
From: Bert
Date: 10 Aug 08 - 03:58 PM

Hot soup have this one (Don't know what was the) Last thing on my mind


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Subject: RE: songs about remembering
From: Susanne (skw)
Date: 10 Aug 08 - 08:19 PM

Remember When The Music Came From Wooden Boxes (Harry Chapin)


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Subject: RE: songs about remembering
From: Ref
Date: 10 Aug 08 - 09:20 PM

Cheryl Wheeler's "Further And Further Away."


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Subject: RE: songs about remembering
From: topical tom
Date: 11 Aug 08 - 08:39 AM

Here is another of my favourite songs about remembering.


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Subject: RE: songs about remembering
From: topical tom
Date: 11 Aug 08 - 08:43 AM

Oooops! Sorry about the little military promo!


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Subject: RE: songs about remembering
From: GUEST,Golightly
Date: 11 Aug 08 - 09:25 AM

I'm not a big fan of Sting, but his'Fields of Gold' is already a classic and has to be in this list:

Many years have passed since those summer days
Among the fields of barley
See the children run as the sun goes down
Among the fields of gold
Youll remember me when the west wind moves
Upon the fields of barley
You can tell the sun in his jealous sky
When we walked in the fields of gold


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Subject: RE: songs about remembering
From: GUEST,leeneia
Date: 11 Aug 08 - 10:41 AM

The one that starts 'I'll be seeing you in all the old familiar places..'

I think it is one of the most elegant songs ever written.

I see you in the morning sun and when the day is through,
I'll be looking at the moon, but I'll be seeing...you.'


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Subject: RE: songs about remembering
From: Genie
Date: 11 Aug 08 - 12:26 PM

That's the title, leeneia: "I'll Be Seeing You."   It was very popular during WWII.


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Subject: RE: songs about remembering
From: fat B****rd
Date: 11 Aug 08 - 12:46 PM

Thankyou Topical Tom. I reserve the right to sing in a Maurice Chevalier accent on account of my French roots.
There's a lovely song by Mose Alison called "Was" on the theme of 'When is becomes was" and not forgetting Johnny Mercer's "Early Autumn" and Mr. Wait's "Martha"
I'll get me hanky.
Charlie


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Subject: Lyr Add: NON, JE NE REGRETTE RIEN (from Edith Piaf
From: Genie
Date: 11 Aug 08 - 01:08 PM

In addition to McCartney's "Yesterday," there's also an older song (from the first half of the 20th C.) titled "Yesterdays."

Then there's the one Roy Clark sang: "Yesterday When I Was Young."
Wasn't that originally a French song done by Charles Aznavour?

Speaking of French songs about reminiscing, there's Edith Piaf's "Le Vieux Piano" (The Old Piano), and I guess you could also include what in her later life sort of became her signature song:

Non, Je Ne Regrette Rien
(Charles Dumont/Michel Vaucaire
Non, rien de rien, (No, nothing at all)
Non, je ne regrette rien, (No, I regret nothing,)
Ni le bien qu'on m'a fait ni le mal - (Neither the good they've done to me nor the bad -)
Ça m'est bien égal. (It's all the same to me."
Non, rien de rien,
Non, je ne regrette rien.
C'est payé, balayé, oublié (It's paid for, swept away, forgotten)
Je me fous du passé! (I don't give a damn about the past!)

Avec mes souvenirs (With my memories)
J'ai allumé le feu, (I light the fire)
Mes chagrins, mes plaisirs, (My problems, my pleasures,)
Je n'ai plus besoin. d'eux (I don't need them any more_
Balayés mes amours (My love affairs swept away)
Avec leurs trémolos (with their
Balayés pour toujours. (swept away forever.)
Je repars à zéro. (I'm starting again at zero.)

Non, rien de rien,
Non, je ne regrette rien,
Ni le bien qu'on m'a fait, ni le mal -
Tout ça m'est bien égal!
Non, rien de rien,
Non, je ne regrette rien,
Car ma vie (For my life,)
Car mes joies (for my joys)
Aujourd'hui (today)
Ça commence avec toi. (That begins with you.)


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Subject: RE: songs about remembering
From: Genie
Date: 11 Aug 08 - 01:12 PM

I love that last line from Michael Smith's "The Dutchman" -

"Long ago I used to be a young man
And dear Margaret remembers that for me."


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Subject: RE: songs about remembering
From: topical tom
Date: 11 Aug 08 - 01:16 PM

You're welcome, Charlie!When I think of that song I think of it first as sung by Maurice Chevalier, so singing it with a French accent seems totally natural to me.By the way, you may notice that most of my songs are tear-jerkers.When a song provokes laughter or tears I consider it a good song so WTH,I'll keep carrying hankies and Kleenex whereever I go!


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Subject: RE: songs about remembering
From: Jay777
Date: 11 Aug 08 - 01:30 PM

Will you Remember Mine?- A beautiful song by good ol' (Boxcar) Willie Nelson.
Will you Remember Me?- Sarah McLachlan.
Remember (Walking in the Sand)- Shangrilas.


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Subject: RE: songs about remembering
From: Bert
Date: 11 Aug 08 - 03:24 PM

...When a song provokes laughter or tears I consider it a good song so WTH,I'll keep carrying hankies and Kleenex whereever I go!..

Good for you mate.


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Subject: RE: songs about remembering
From: Stewie
Date: 11 Aug 08 - 07:55 PM

There is also Tom Rush's 'Remember Song':

CLICK.

--Stewie.


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Subject: Lyr Add: I WILL REMEMBER YOU (Sarah MacLachlan)
From: Genie
Date: 11 Aug 08 - 08:18 PM

I WILL REMEMBER YOU
(by Sarah McLachlan, Seamus Egan, and Dave Merenda)

I will remember you.
Will you remember me?
Don't let your life pass you by,
Weep not for the memories.

Remember the good times that we had?
I let them slip away from us when things got bad.
How clearly I first saw you smiling in the sun.
Want to feel your warmth upon me, I want to be the one.

I will remember you.
Will you remember me?
Don't let your life pass you by,
Weep not for the memories.

I'm so tired but I can't sleep,
Standing on the edge of something much too deep.
It's funny how we feel so much but we cannot say a word.
We are screaming inside, but we can't be heard.

But I will remember you.
Will you remember me?
Don't let your life pass you by,
Weep not for the memories.

I'm so afraid to love you, but more afraid to lose,
Clinging to a past that doesn't let me choose.
Once there was a darkness, deep and endless night.
You gave me everything you had, oh, you gave me light.

And I will remember you.
Will you remember me?
Don't let your life pass you by,
Weep not for the memories.

And I will remember you.
Will you remember me?
Don't let your life pass you by,
Weep not for the memories.
Weep not for the memories.


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Subject: RE: songs about remembering
From: topical tom
Date: 11 Aug 08 - 08:32 PM

Genie, that is a wonderful song.I just heard it sung recently at the funeral of a dear friend.It was very moving.


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Subject: I Will Remember You
From: Genie
Date: 11 Aug 08 - 08:54 PM

Yeah, it's a beautiful song, and Sarah McL. sings it beautifully too.   I hadn't thought of it in that context, but it really fits.

Here's another "remembering" song, which I first heard sung by Celtic Thunder. It's by Phil Coulter, who wrote "Scorn Not His Simplicity" and a number of others.

Remember Me, Recuerdame


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Subject: RE: songs about remembering
From: Genie
Date: 11 Aug 08 - 09:16 PM

Here's another good 'un:

Remember When? (Alan Jackson)


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Subject: RE: songs about remembering
From: topical tom
Date: 11 Aug 08 - 11:17 PM

Those are two very moving songs, Genie.Thanks.


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Subject: RE: songs about remembering
From: Beer
Date: 12 Aug 08 - 03:02 PM

I have been following this thread in hopes to add a tune that has not been mentioned. Sorry tom, none have come to mind. But I know there must be more out there. I will keep thinking.
Beer (adrien)


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Subject: RE: songs about remembering
From: lefthanded guitar
Date: 12 Aug 08 - 03:17 PM

Ah Yes I remember It well - Maurice Chevalier


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Subject: RE: songs about remembering
From: GUEST,Suffolk Miracle
Date: 23 Oct 08 - 06:39 AM

By the firelight's gentle gleaming I am sitting here and dreaming;
It's a pleasure to recall again the days that now are gone.
But I find upon reflection that my fondest recollections
Are the lilting fiddle music and the dancing in Glenrone (x2)

Every jig and reel, I mind them; in my memory I still find them,
When I think back to my boyhood and the days beyond recall.
Though I'm old and growing dreary, yet my heart will never weary
Of the lilting fiddle music and the dancing in Glenrone (x2)

You girls, you were the neatest and your dancing was the sweetest,
And I'll never find your equal now in the valleys of Tyrone.
Us lads were young and steady, and it's always we were ready
For the lilting fiddle music and the dancing in Glenrone (x2)

As I sit a while and ponder, in my mind I sometimes wonder
Why we ever leave such pleasures for a life so cold and lone;
And I wish I was returning to begin again life's morning
With the lilting fiddle music and the dancing in Glenrone (x2)

Though my age is swift advancing, yet I know there'll still be dancing
In a cottage by the glenside where my thoughts tonight have flown.
So may joy of life betide you - may the hand of Heaven guide you -
May I live to see you all againn still dancing in Glenrone (x2)


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Subject: RE: songs about remembering
From: GUEST,Ken Brock
Date: 23 Oct 08 - 10:57 AM

In addition to McCartney's "Yesterday," there's also an older song (from the first half of the 20th C.) titled "Yesterdays."

The above had music by Jerome Kern.

Eric Bogle - Scraps of Paper
Paul Simon - Bookends, Part 2 ("preserve your memories, they're all that's left you"
Remember - Nilsson ("Long Ago, Far Away...")
The "Gigi" I Remember It Well was actually a rewrite. Alan Jay Lerner wrote a similar song with the same title with Kurt Weill for LOVE LIFE in the late 1940s', available on one of Ben Bagley's Painted Smiles collections.


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Subject: RE: songs about remembering
From: GUEST,Ken Brock
Date: 23 Oct 08 - 10:58 AM

There is also a parody version of Tom Paxton's "The Last Thing On My Mind" sung by the trio Hot Soup about forgetfulness.


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Subject: RE: songs about remembering
From: bubblyrat
Date: 23 Oct 08 - 05:20 PM

I seem to remember ( !!) a song about a guy who is getting drunk ,and starts off by singing "I drink to your memory", and it ends up " I mem to your drinkery " -----now who WAS that ??
    Then there was Australian singer Frank Ifield's big British hit single " I remember you "-----but does anyone out there remember it ? ( or Frank even ??).


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Subject: RE: songs about remembering
From: Jayto
Date: 23 Oct 08 - 05:47 PM

I would put one but I have forgotten it. :)


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Subject: RE: songs about remembering
From: topical tom
Date: 23 Oct 08 - 06:02 PM

GUEST, Ken Brock: I had never heard the trio "Hot Soup" before. Very enjoyable! Thanks!


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Subject: RE: songs about remembering
From: GUEST,Ken Brock
Date: 23 Oct 08 - 09:35 PM

One of the Hot Soup trio is the daughter of Ann Mayo Muir, of the Bok-Muir-Trickett trio.


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Subject: RE: songs about remembering
From: oldhippie
Date: 30 Oct 08 - 09:05 PM

WHEN I'M 64
Jim Terr parody of Paul McCartney

Now that I'm older, I still got me hair,
But there's still things 'bout which,
If I were sufficiently a pessimist,
I might still be willing to bitch.
Sittin and standin', movin' me bowels,
Trying to unlock the damn door.
Life is a more static, less automatic,
Now that I'm 64.
It's only the new 54, that's what they say,
But that's a load of bull and it's hard to take.
And no doubt when I am 85,
I'll know me attitude was a mistake. -But meanwhile…
Send me postcard telling me please,
Where I left that note
Reminding meself where I left the auto keys,
And where I put that linament to rub on me knees.
If I stay out til eleven or twelve, dial 944. (or is it 991?)
Life is more static, less automatic,
Now that I'm 64.


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Subject: RE: songs about remembering
From: oldhippie
Date: 30 Oct 08 - 09:26 PM

And this one, transcribed from the singing of the Kilkenny Krew:

GRANDFATHER

Grandfather sits in an old rocking chair
And he hums a sad song to the still morning air
This old folks prison don't feel much like home
And though he's got friends he feels so much alone

Chorus:
Ah, but Julie comes somedays when she finds the time
And she brings homemade bread and some blueberry wine
And most of all she brings him hope for awhile
And she leaves the old man with a tear and a smile

In the old days Grandfather remembers so sweet
You should see the old Ford Model T's on the street
And the hot roaring twenties were a young man's delight
With the straw hat and whiskey and speed kings and dice

Chorus

Do the folks in the village remember us still
Or, are we quickly forgotten when we're over the hill
And as Grandfather drifts down the warm sunset years
He can scarcely recall all the seasons of tears

Chorus

Grandfather sits in an old rocking chair
And he hums a sad song to the still morning air
This old folks prison don't feel much like home
And though he's got friends he feels so much alone

Chorus


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Subject: RE: songs about remembering
From: oldhippie
Date: 30 Oct 08 - 09:55 PM

Do You Remember These - Statler Brothers

Saturday morning serials chapters 1 through 15,
Fly paper, penny loafers, Lucky Strike Green.
Flat tops, sock hops, Studebaker, Pepsi Please,
Ahh, do you remember these?

Cigar Bands, on your hand, your daddy's socks rolled down.
Sticks, snow floats and aviator caps with flaps that button down.
Movie stars on Dixie Cup tops, and knickers to your knees,
Ahh, do you remember these?

The Hit Parade, grape Tru-Aid, The Sadie Hawkins Dance,
Pedal pushers, duck tail hair and peggin' your pants.
Howdie-Doodie, Tutti-Frutti, the seam up the back of her hose,
Ahh, do you remember those?

James Dean, he was keen, Sunday movies were taboo,
The Senior Prom, Judy's mom, Rock-n-Roll was new.
Cracker Jack prize, stars in your eyes, as Daddy tore the keys,
Ahh, do you remember these?

The boogey man, lemonade stands, takin' your tonsils out,
Hindenburg, -n- wait your turn, and 4 foul balls you're out.
Cigarette loads, -n- secret codes, -n- savin' lucky stars,
Can you remember back that far?

The boat neck shirts, and fender skirts and crinoline petticoats,
Mum's the word, and a dirty bird and a double root beer float.
Moon hub caps, and loud heel taps, and he's a real gone cat.
Ahh, do you remember that?

Dancin' close, little moron jokes, and cooties in her hair,
Captain Midnight, Ovaltine, and The Whip at the County Fair.
Charles Atlas Course, Roy Roger's Horse, and "only The Shadow knows"
Ahh, do you remember those?

Gable's charm, Frog in your arm, loud mufflers, pitchin' woo,
Going steady, Veronica and Betty, white bucks, and "Blue Suede Shoes"
Knock Knock jokes, and "Who's there?", Dewey, Dewey who?;
Do we, do we remember these? Yes, we do, Ahh do we do we remember these?


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Subject: RE: songs about remembering
From: Barbara
Date: 30 Oct 08 - 10:23 PM

SHIT I'VE FORGOTTEN THE WORDS
(Anon)

Chorus:
On a packet of fags I'd written them down
I threw them away as I drove into town
Now I feel a bit of a clown
Shit, I've forgotten the words

My heart is a-pounding within my breast
I know the first line, I forgot all the rest
A memory like mine is a hell of a pest
Shit, I've forgotten the words

The last time I sang them they went down a treat
Dogs were howling out on the street
I spilt my beer all over my feet
'Cos shit, I've forgotten the words

Sometimes they come back line by line as I sing
Tonight I can't seem to remember a thing
Ian McCalman will know, I'll give him a ring
Oh shit, I've forgotten his number

So come all you singers, practise your verse
If you do not you surely will curse
But I remembered the tune, it could have been worse
Next time I'll remember the words


Tune is the Muckin' of Geordie's Byre, and I have modified this by substituting the name of any friend who can remember a lot of the words (or has notebooks and notebooks of words) and "ATM statement" for "a packet of fags" because on this side of the pond the word "fag" changes meaning.
I thought this was Hamish Imlach, but it appears to be attributed to anon on his recording.

Blessings,
Barbara


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Subject: RE: songs about remembering
From: GUEST
Date: 02 Mar 11 - 05:35 AM

Remember the days of the old schoolyard - Cat Stevens;

Also, here is a list of good songs about remembering an old love:

http://www.bestsongsabout.com/songs-about-memories-of-love/


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Subject: RE: songs about remembering
From: PHJim
Date: 02 Mar 11 - 10:00 AM

While Tom Rush did cover the Remember Song, Steve Walters wrote it and should get credit. I've noticed this happening a lot. Often when you google lyrics, they're credited to someone who performed them rather than the actual song writer.

Todd Snider's song Missing You came into my head the day my brother died:

I feel like missing you today.
Sometimes I just get this way.
Seems like everything I see
Brings back another memory.
I feel like missing you today.


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