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Songs about friendship

KT 15 May 10 - 01:07 AM
Joe Offer 15 May 10 - 02:26 AM
Bert 15 May 10 - 02:32 AM
mg 15 May 10 - 03:42 AM
Emma B 15 May 10 - 05:49 AM
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Subject: looking for song about Friendship
From: KT
Date: 15 May 10 - 01:07 AM

Have been asked to sing a song at a funeral which speaks of gratitude for friendship. Any ideas for a good one? If not, I'm hoping for a visit from the muse...

KT


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Subject: RE: looking for song about Friendship
From: Joe Offer
Date: 15 May 10 - 02:26 AM

Hi, KT-
Well, I always link It's a Pleasure to Know You.
And when my best friend died and left me to care for his wife, I sang Thanksgiving Eve at his memorial service....and married his widow a year later.
And it's not about friendship, but I've wanted to sing The Good in Living at a funeral.

-Joe-


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Subject: RE: looking for song about Friendship
From: Bert
Date: 15 May 10 - 02:32 AM

Ramblin' boy?


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Subject: RE: looking for song about Friendship
From: mg
Date: 15 May 10 - 03:42 AM

Here is a song for all the good people...


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Subject: RE: looking for song about Friendship
From: Emma B
Date: 15 May 10 - 05:49 AM

This song
has been on my mind recently after losing 3 old friends this year.


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Subject: RE: looking for song about Friendship
From: Bettynh
Date: 15 May 10 - 12:06 PM

How about Arlo Guthrie's My Old Friend


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Subject: Lyf Add: BEYOND THE DISTANT HILLS (Lawrence Dean)
From: Commander Crabbe
Date: 15 May 10 - 07:33 PM

How about this one

Beyond The Distant Hills
(Lawrence Dean)

The wheel of fate rolls ever on
It takes us where it will
Some must stay and some must go
Beyond the distant hills
You always were a friend to me
We've been through thick and thin
These parting words I'm bound to say
But where do I begin

Chorus

For I don't know the road you'll travel
Nor what lies in wait for you
But my heart is with you always
Now adieu, dear friend, adieu.

As I recall in days gone by
Of friendship and of cheer
I can't forsee much joy for me
Now you're no longer here
And far across the ocean wide
Wherever you may be
As oft as I shall think of you
I hope you'll think of me

And so I come to wish you well
Forever from this day
May fortune shine its light on you
And guide you on your way

For I don't know the road you'll travel
Nor what lies in wait for you
But my heart is with you always
Now adieu, dear friend, adieu.

http://www.rhapsody.com/martyn-wyndham-read/oceans-in-the-sky/beyond-the-distant-hills

CC


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Subject: RE: looking for song about Friendship
From: Tug the Cox
Date: 15 May 10 - 07:57 PM

Bobby Mcgee


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Subject: RE: looking for song about Friendship
From: Tug the Cox
Date: 15 May 10 - 08:01 PM

Remember this from the early 70's, Catford folk club.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4MkKxypC5fU


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Subject: RE: looking for song about Friendship
From: Tug the Cox
Date: 15 May 10 - 08:11 PM

And a greatSonf from jenny beeching, also early 70's Catford foljk club
' I'm gladd to say, you are a friend of mine
Always there at the right time
To comfort me with company.
And, though you never really understood me,
you were all you ever could be
to me
My Tuesday ( Thursday?) Man.


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Subject: RE: looking for song about Friendship
From: open mike
Date: 15 May 10 - 08:42 PM

Old Friend by Laurie Lewis
Lilac Bush and Apple Tree by Kate Wolf
Bridge Over Troubled Water....Simon and Garfunkel
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GYKJuDxYr3I

No tears in Heaven....Eric Clapton (i sang this at a friend's funeral)
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VWNKNbZ1g0g


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Subject: RE: looking for song about Friendship
From: GUEST,Guest from Sanity
Date: 15 May 10 - 11:38 PM

Old Friends

GfS


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Subject: RE: looking for song about Friendship
From: deepdoc1
Date: 16 May 10 - 07:30 AM

Guy Clark - Old Friends

Old Friends
(Guy Clark/Susanna Clark/Richard Dobson)

It's like when you're making conversation
And you're trying not to scream
And you're trying not to tell 'em
You don't care what they mean
And you're really feeling fragile
And you really can't get home
And you really feel abandoned
But you want to be alone

----Old Friends they shine like diamonds
----Old Friends you can always call
----Old Friends Lord you can't buy 'em
----You know it's Old Friends after all

And when the house is empty
And the lights begin to fade
And there's nothing to protect you
Except the window shade
And it's hard to put your finger
On the thing that scares you most
And you can't tell the difference
Between an angel and a ghost

----Old Friends they shine like diamonds
----Old Friends you can always call
----Old Friends Lord you can't buy 'em
----You know it's Old Friends after all


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Subject: RE: looking for song about Friendship
From: Joe_F
Date: 16 May 10 - 05:51 PM

I second mg's nomination of All the Good People.

Gene Raskin's "Time, Gentlemen, Time" contains

Here's to our friends, our steady old friends,
The ones that are tried and true.
They are the best,
And to hell with the rest.
There is only one test that'll do:
And that's

    Time, gentlemen, time,
    Time, gentlemen, time.
    Raise your glass
    To the pleasures that pass.
    Time, gentlemen, time.


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Subject: RE: looking for song about Friendship
From: Bert
Date: 16 May 10 - 05:53 PM

Old Pal by Jimmie Rodgers.


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Subject: RE: looking for song about Friendship
From: Joe Offer
Date: 17 May 10 - 12:54 AM

I can't quite figure out why this thread had been closed. The "close thread" link is in an inconvenient place, and I'm guessing it was closed by accident. I reopened it. Sorry for the confusion.

-Joe-


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Subject: RE: looking for song about Friendship
From: KT
Date: 17 May 10 - 01:51 AM

Thanks everyone, for these suggestions. They are all great, and more fitting than what I've been asked to sing. I'll see about learning some of them to run by the family.

Thanks, Joe, for reopening. I actually didn't know it had been closed and do appreciate everyone's good suggestions. Keep 'em coming if you have more.

KT


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Subject: RE: looking for song about Friendship
From: GUEST,Guest - Lin
Date: 17 May 10 - 02:05 AM

There is a beautiful song by Nanci Griffith, called, "There's a light beyond these woods." It is about friendship. If you go on Youtube there is a concert video of Nanci singing this song. Before she starts to sing the song she talks about going out to find yourself a friend. The posting I listened to was posted by someone named benbruch. It is truely a lovely song about friendship.
I hope you like it too.


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Subject: RE: looking for song about Friendship
From: Rog Peek
Date: 17 May 10 - 02:22 AM

You've Got a Friend - James Taylor

Rog


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Subject: RE: looking for song about Friendship
From: Zhenya
Date: 17 May 10 - 03:29 AM

Love Call Me Home - Peggy Seeger, from her album by the same name.

Love Call Me Home - lyrics - Scroll down to No. 12

I can't find a video, but there's a short song sample on her website:

Song Sample - scroll down again


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Subject: Lyr Add: HAPPY WE ARE A' THEGITHER
From: Jack Campin
Date: 17 May 10 - 04:56 AM

HAPPY WE ARE A' THEGITHER

Here around the ingle bleezin',
Wha see happy and sae free?
Tho' the northern wind blaws freezin',
Freenship warms baith you and me.

CHORUS:
Happy we are a' thegither,
Happy we'll be, ane an' a';
Time shall see us a' the blyther
Ere we rise to gang awa'.

See the miser o'er his treasure
Gloatin' wi' a greedy ee!
Can he feel the glow o pleasure
That around us here we see?

Thus then let us a' be tassin'
Aff our stoups o gen'rous flame;
And while roun' the board 'tis passin',
Raise a sang in frien'ship's name.

Freenship maks us a' mair happy'
Freenship gies us a' delight;
Freenship consecrates the drappie,
Freenship brings us here the night.

That's more or less as it was sung by Willie Scott - I got the text off the web and fixed a couple of typos.


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Subject: RE: looking for song about Friendship
From: open mike
Date: 17 May 10 - 05:58 AM

here is another song Old Friend
by Willie Nelson, Roger Miller, and Ray Price
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nCM8sI1RRDI&NR=1&feature=fvwp


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Subject: RE: looking for song about Friendship
From: Tannywheeler
Date: 18 May 10 - 01:38 PM

Joe, maybe it got closed because too many folks were tearing up?? Ed Miller, the Scot in Austin, TX, does 1 called "Tak' a Dram Afore Ya Go" that wipes me out. & there's always "The Parting Glass". Actually, those are prob just Goodbye songs... Tw


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Subject: RE: looking for song about Friendship
From: Paul Reade
Date: 18 May 10 - 02:18 PM

One of the most requested songs from singer / songwriter Kath Reade (see http://www.kathreade.co.uk/ / http://www.myspace.com/kathreade ) is "Friendship". There's an mp3 of Kath singing it at http://www.gradelydesigns.co.uk/friendship.mp3.

CHORUS:-
Friendship matters the most
Friendship matters the most
It's your holy spirit
It's your holy ghost
Friendship matters the most

When you come to mark up your life
And you re-evaluate all the strife
You forget all the nonsense
Of who's first past the post
Friendship matters the most

I try to be a better friend
Like a gardener to a flower I tend
With the water of kindness
With the food of a loving host
Friendship matters the most

A few I had to leave
For their presence in my life caused me to grieve
Some I did not know I had
Until they had been lost
Friendship matters the most.

© Kath Reade 2005


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