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Love Songs For Valentine's Day

topical tom 14 Jan 11 - 01:55 PM
topical tom 14 Jan 11 - 02:11 PM
topical tom 15 Jan 11 - 05:30 PM
open mike 15 Jan 11 - 05:43 PM
Louie Roy 15 Jan 11 - 06:35 PM
oldhippie 15 Jan 11 - 08:23 PM
Steve Parkes 13 Feb 11 - 05:33 PM
GUEST,leeneia 13 Feb 11 - 05:45 PM
GUEST,John MacKenzie 13 Feb 11 - 05:50 PM
Bernard 13 Feb 11 - 05:57 PM
GUEST,crazy little woman 13 Feb 11 - 06:54 PM
bobad 13 Feb 11 - 07:02 PM
MGM·Lion 13 Feb 11 - 11:11 PM
Charley Noble 14 Feb 11 - 07:45 AM
GUEST,ifor 14 Feb 11 - 07:54 AM
MGM·Lion 14 Feb 11 - 08:38 AM
melodeonboy 14 Feb 11 - 10:13 AM
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Subject: Love Songs For Valentine's Day
From: topical tom
Date: 14 Jan 11 - 01:55 PM

Since love (and hope) springs eternal and Valentine's Day is rapidly approaching, I think it would be fitting to tell me your favorite songs with the word "love" in the title. Two of my favorites are: "Have I Told You Lately That I Love You/" and "Give Yourself to Love" by the late, great Kate Wolff.   Okay, your turn.


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Subject: RE: Love Songs For Valentine's Day
From: topical tom
Date: 14 Jan 11 - 02:11 PM

Kate Wolff's song: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=A8B3ORVgHfM   Sorry, I couldn't make the blue clicky.


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Subject: RE: Love Songs For Valentine's Day
From: topical tom
Date: 15 Jan 11 - 05:30 PM

Refresh


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Subject: RE: Love Songs For Valentine's Day
From: open mike
Date: 15 Jan 11 - 05:43 PM

you can see the playlist of my 2 hour radio show
for the last 6 years...on my blog on my space for
valentines day i always play songs of love...and
also of lost love and broken hearts.

www.myspace.com/laurelwoodsorrel


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Subject: RE: Love Songs For Valentine's Day
From: Louie Roy
Date: 15 Jan 11 - 06:35 PM

Let Me Call You Sweetheart it doesn't have love in the title but it is a beautiful song and dance tune with beautiful lyrics and you can really snuggle up to your Valentine.It has two verse and two choruses and most musician only play the chorus.It also has some very challeging chorus changes


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Subject: RE: Love Songs For Valentine's Day
From: oldhippie
Date: 15 Jan 11 - 08:23 PM

Plain and Simple Love - Holly Near


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Subject: RE: Love Songs For Valentine's Day
From: Steve Parkes
Date: 13 Feb 11 - 05:33 PM

Here's a poem I wrote this week for the library where I work. We're giving it away tomorrow in a goodie bag (with a few other goodies).


Love in the Library        

Roses are red, violets are blue.
I love the Lib'ry and so do you.


I found love in the Library.
I used to go there by myself;
I was lonely: I'd begun to think
I'd been left upon the shelf.

How much did I long for
The adventure of romance—
Turn fantasy into non-fiction?
I didn't have a chance.

Then one day at the reading group
He offered me his chair;
I looked into his face and saw
The love in large print there.

He made me go all Dewey-eyed:
There wasn't the slightest doubt
He'd borrowed my heart, and happily
I let him take me out.

Now we go to the Library
As often as we may.
We renew our books before they're due
And renew our love each day.


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Subject: RE: Love Songs For Valentine's Day
From: GUEST,leeneia
Date: 13 Feb 11 - 05:45 PM

'A Very Precious Love.' How it melted my 12-year-old heart!

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=r2iVSHLHHDI


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Subject: RE: Love Songs For Valentine's Day
From: GUEST,John MacKenzie
Date: 13 Feb 11 - 05:50 PM

I Used to KIss Her on the Lips, but it's All Over Now.


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Subject: RE: Love Songs For Valentine's Day
From: Bernard
Date: 13 Feb 11 - 05:57 PM

Another perfect song - very clever, concise words, but doesn't mention 'love', as it doesn't need to...

Not Too Much To Ask
(Mary Chapin Carpenter)

To hear you say my name, to see you search my eyes
To feel you touch my hand, it more than satisfies.
If I was not the first, just say I'll be the last
It's too much to expect, but it's not too much to ask.

Now I can only dream of being all you need
And I can only try to be the reason why
You think about today and forget about the past
It's too much to expect, but it's not too much to ask.

Now I can only dream of being all you need
And I can only try to be the reason why
You think about today 'cause the past is just the past
It's too much to expect, but it doesn't hurt to ask

It's too much to expect, but it's not too much to ask.


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Subject: RE: Love Songs For Valentine's Day
From: GUEST,crazy little woman
Date: 13 Feb 11 - 06:54 PM

True Love

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=m4awCZr7GwY


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Subject: RE: Love Songs For Valentine's Day
From: bobad
Date: 13 Feb 11 - 07:02 PM

Get Together
-Dino Valenti (aka Chet Powers)

Love is but the song we sing,
And fear's the way we die
You can make the mountains ring
Or make the angels cry
Know the dove is on the wing
And you need not know why

C'mon people now,
Smile on your brother
Ev'rybody get together
Try and love one another right now

Some will come and some will go
We shall surely pass
When the one that left us here
Returns for us at last
We are but a moments sunlight
Fading in the grass

C'mon people now,
Smile on your brother
Ev'rybody get together
Try and love one another right now

If you hear the song I sing,
You must understand
You hold the key to love and fear
All in your trembling hand
Just one key unlocks them both
It's there at your command

C'mon people now,
Smile on your brother
Ev'rybody get together
Try and love one another right now
Right now
Right now!


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Subject: RE: Love Songs For Valentine's Day
From: MGM·Lion
Date: 13 Feb 11 - 11:11 PM

I have often been exercised that the song Swan Arcade used to sing called "Last Valentine's Day" turned out on playing to be a hunting song and not a love song ~~ unlike Ophelia's song in Hamlet, "Tomorrow is St Valentine's Day", which is an anti-love, or betrayed-maiden, song.

~Michael~


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Subject: RE: Love Songs For Valentine's Day
From: Charley Noble
Date: 14 Feb 11 - 07:45 AM

Certainly one should consider "There is a Tavern in the Town" as sung by Rudy Vallée, see dedicated thread for further discussion.

And Happy Rudy Valléentine's Day to all!

Cheerily,
Charley Noble


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Subject: RE: Love Songs For Valentine's Day
From: GUEST,ifor
Date: 14 Feb 11 - 07:54 AM

Am listening to Tom Wait's singing Blue Valentine on the radio as I am writing.Great!
ifor


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Subject: RE: Love Songs For Valentine's Day
From: MGM·Lion
Date: 14 Feb 11 - 08:38 AM

I have refreshed old thread on Last Valentine's Day song I refd 3 posts back.

~M~


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Subject: RE: Love Songs For Valentine's Day
From: melodeonboy
Date: 14 Feb 11 - 10:13 AM

I think I shall shall piss everybody off at The Good Intent (Rochester) tomorrow night by singing "Valentine's Day Is Over" by Billy Bragg! :)


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Subject: RE: Love Songs For Valentine's Day
From: Bernard
Date: 14 Feb 11 - 11:58 AM

I'm amazed no-one has mentioned the Beatles' 'All You Need is Love' yet... well, now I have! Ten Beatles songs have 'Love' in the title - eleven if you count 'Lovely Rita'...


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Subject: RE: Love Songs For Valentine's Day
From: GUEST,mg
Date: 14 Feb 11 - 01:08 PM

There is one about families of the lost Ocean Ranger men getting valentines after the disaster.. Newfoundland...mg


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Subject: RE: Love Songs For Valentine's Day
From: JohnB
Date: 14 Feb 11 - 01:23 PM

Jon Boden seems to like Cupids Garden for Valentines day, in his A Folk Song A Day blog.
JohnB


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Subject: RE: Love Songs For Valentine's Day
From: MGM·Lion
Date: 14 Feb 11 - 02:01 PM

And, still folkwise, I seem to recall a brief track by English Tapestry on one of Fred Woods' Folk Review albums of the 1970s, called something like 'A Valentine Chant'. It went, IIRC, something like "Good Morrow to you Valentine, What you give me shall be mine; An apple, a peach, a plum or a cherry Or any such thing to make me merry" ~ & then, strangely, lost countenance with the strange ending, "We're hard up, hard up, without food or fire. Have to lace our boots up with a little bit of wire".

Couldn't find it in DT. Anyone else remember it?

~Michael~


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Subject: RE: Love Songs For Valentine's Day
From: Arcane Lag
Date: 14 Feb 11 - 05:25 PM

Good Ale - thou art my darling

Cheers


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Subject: RE: Love Songs For Valentine's Day
From: dick.hamlet
Date: 14 Feb 11 - 05:38 PM

Bob Coltman's WEB OF BIRDSONG gets my nomination.
(Ask Mudcat for a nice thread on it.) It was sung at my wedding,
remembered from being sung around the campfire at East coast
outing-club events in the early 1960s. But I didn't know it was
Bob's until I looked up the thread to post this. Now for the
Mudcat testing: Does anyone know the woman who sang it so well
that I remembered it for 27 years? All I can provide as clue is
that it would have been on the Fork Island park in Lake George, NY,
c. 1963, maybe under the auspises of the Cornell Outing Club.


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Subject: RE: Love Songs For Valentine's Day
From: Herga Kitty
Date: 14 Feb 11 - 07:01 PM

Last year I sang "I'll weave my love a garland" on the Monday night folk club nearest to Valentine's Day, but this year I sang Gav Davenport's Walkley Anthem - "love and money both shall make a fool out of thee"... though it was as an antidote to a very sentimental love song from the preceding singer, George Papavgeris!

Kitty


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Subject: RE: Love Songs For Valentine's Day
From: saulgoldie
Date: 15 Feb 11 - 06:30 AM

From Bill Staines, as performed by Schooner Fare.


Roseville Fair

How we fell in love at the Roseville Fair.>

Oh the night was clear, the stars were shining,
The moon came out so quiet in the sky.
The people gathered 'round, the bands were tuning,
I can hear them now, playing "Coming Through the Rye."

You were dressed in blue, you looked so lovely,
Just a gentle flower of a small-town girl.
You took my hand, we danced to the music.
With a single smile, you became my world.

(cho.)
And we danced all night, to the fiddle and the banjo,
Their drifting tunes seemed to fill the air.
So long ago, but I still remember,
How we fell in love at the Roseville Fair.

We courted well, and we courted dearly.
We'd rock for hours on the front porch chair.
A year went by from the time I met you.
And I made you mine, at the Roseville Fair.

And we danced all night, to the fiddle and the banjo,
Their drifting tunes seemed to fill the air.
So long ago, but I still remember,
How we fell in love at the Roseville Fair.

So here's a song for all the lovers,
Here's a tune that they can share.
May they dance all night to the fiddle and the banjo,
The way we did at the Roseville Fair.

And they danced all night, to the fiddle and the banjo,
Their drifting tunes seemed to fill the air.
So long ago, but I still remember,
How we fell in love at the Roseville Fair.



"Our song." But that was then, 14 years ago. Today, everything is up in the air. :-o

Saul


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Subject: RE: Love Songs For Valentine's Day
From: Tattie Bogle
Date: 15 Feb 11 - 08:38 AM

Slightly thread drifting but we have a theme night at one of our local club sessions this Thursday, the theme being "slush". Any candidates for that?

There are some old threads on sentimental songs, from which it seems that any given song can be for some people, "our song", for others bring tears to the eyes or heavy palpitations, and for others having them reaching (or retching!) for the sick bucket!


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Subject: RE: Love Songs For Valentine's Day
From: melodeonboy
Date: 15 Feb 11 - 09:56 AM

What about "Good King Wenceslas"? I know the snow lay deep and crisp and even, but it must have turned to slush at some stage! :)

Or "Let It Snow"? You could rewrite it as "Let It Thaw"! :)


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Subject: RE: Love Songs For Valentine's Day
From: MGM·Lion
Date: 14 Dec 14 - 05:12 AM

Only 2 months exactly to Valentines's. Revisiting this thread, reminded of little snatch sung by English Tapestry that I quoted above [14 Feb 11, 0201 pm], so googled further & found it comes from Thurley, Bedfordshire; where, however, the bit about fruit becomes, even more irrelevantly it seems, "Rags behind and rags before; Come old lady remember the poor", followed by that odd "Hard up, hard up, without food or fire - Have to lace our boots up with a little bit of wire". As the Thurley thread remarks, not very loving or romantic!

Any ideas how these strange elements got imposed on a Valentine's Day song?

≈M≈


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Subject: RE: Love Songs For Valentine's Day
From: bubblyrat
Date: 14 Dec 14 - 05:57 AM

So will Saints George ,Andrew ,David and Patrick all go the same way as Saint Valentine on "their " days ?? Or is Valentine just not very saintly any more ??


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