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Favorite Fall Songs

Cap't Bob 06 Oct 99 - 11:29 PM
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ddw 07 Oct 99 - 12:13 AM
Barbara 07 Oct 99 - 01:27 AM
Ely 07 Oct 99 - 01:57 AM
Alan of Australia 07 Oct 99 - 05:19 AM
Cara 07 Oct 99 - 09:56 AM
Vixen 07 Oct 99 - 10:09 AM
katlaughing 07 Oct 99 - 11:02 AM
Pete Peterson 07 Oct 99 - 11:11 AM
MMario 07 Oct 99 - 11:11 AM
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Subject: Favorite Fall Songs
From: Cap't Bob
Date: 06 Oct 99 - 11:29 PM

Fall is my favorite time of the year. The bugs are gone and the tree's are ablaze with color. Three of my favorite fall songs are:

Dick Siegel's ~ When the Sumac is on Fire.

Bordon Bok's ~ Turning Towards The Morning

Craig Johnson's ~ Keewanaw Light (last verse)

WHAT ARE SOME OTHER REALLY GOOD SONGS ABOUT FALL?

Cap't Bob


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Subject: RE: Favorite Fall Songs
From: katlaughing
Date: 06 Oct 99 - 11:45 PM

It's not folk, but I just heard it on the radio the other day for the first time in yers and I still like it: Johnny Mercer's "Autumn Leaves" sung by Nat King Cole....The autumn leaves drift past my window....

One of my favourite memories of growing up was hearing my grandma, then my mom read the poem When the frost is on the pumpkin. Having grown up in Wyoming and Colorado, where there are not a lot of pumpkin patches, the full meaning of this poem was realised by me after moving to the Berkshires of New England and driving by beautiful & huge patches of the biggest pumpkins my children and I had ever seen.

I posted another song in the Tavern Aftermath thread, "Who Were the Witches" which I always sing this time of year. I love fall, too!


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Subject: RE: Favorite Fall Songs
From: ddw
Date: 07 Oct 99 - 12:13 AM

Hi Cap't.....

I don't know if you have to live in Canada to appreciate it, but the imagry in Joni Mitchell's "Urge For Going" is beautiful.

ddw -- who will definitely miss his annual fall trip to the the mountains of North Carolina....


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Subject: Lyr Add: FALL IS HERE (Charlie Maguire)^^
From: Barbara
Date: 07 Oct 99 - 01:27 AM

Here's one of my all time favorites.
Blessings,
Barbara

ROUND THE PLACE YOU'LL KNOW THAT FALL IS HERE
(Charlie Maguire)

When the cows no longer care to go
Out to the pastures far and near
But stand close in the last warm sun
Round the place, you'll know that fall is here.

And when the apple and the pear
Bow down with their fruit so near
And the children come a gathering
Round the place, you'll know that fall is here.

And when the hunters come from town
Seeking the pheasant and the deer
With their dogs in front to point the way
Round the place, you'll know that fall is here

When straw and hay are in the barn,
Stacked to the rafters tier on tier
Smelling like the summer come and gone
Round the place, you'll know that fall is here.

Round the place you'll know that fall is here
When nights come early and the days are clear
Over fallow fields we worked this year
Round the place, you'll know that fall is here.


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Subject: RE: Favorite Fall Songs
From: Ely
Date: 07 Oct 99 - 01:57 AM

Mine isn't specifically a fall song. I think it's "Weekend Runaways" by Stacey Earle. It reminds me of a weekend trip I took last October with my friend "Socks" (his never match). We went hiking in the loess hills in western Iowa, chewed on some milo because we thought it might be sorghum (no farm kids, we), got buzzed by both grouse and pheasants, went to a friend's farm where we pressed sorghum, pressed apple cider, ate venison stew, and were almost completely pickled by wood-smoke; went to another friend's house and spent the evening jamming and drying out our socks; stayed over, were stuffed full of bacon, eggs, and horseradish the next morning, and headed back to college. Probably the one instance in which Cinderella was happier with the pumpkin and the field mice . . .


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Subject: RE: Favorite Fall Songs
From: Alan of Australia
Date: 07 Oct 99 - 05:19 AM

Humpty Dumpty - but you all seem to have a different meaning for "fall". I suppose you mean autumn. We speak the same language some of the time.

Cheers,
Alan


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Subject: RE: Favorite Fall Songs
From: Cara
Date: 07 Oct 99 - 09:56 AM

This is a song I used to love as a child. My dad still tries to get me to sing it, as it brings back good memories for all of us of long autumn drives and pumpkin shopping.

The goldenrod is yellow
The corn is turning brown
The trees in apple orchard
With fruit are bending down
By all these lovely tokens
September days are here...

And then I forget. Anyone know the rest? I think I learned it in music class in first grade. My dad and step mom made us sing it in the car. They thought it was very strange that we knew a "fall song".

I love the fall. Something about it just makes me so happy. I'm afraid I may be too busy walking around the woods at the Getaway and ogling the nature to go to workshops. I'm so excited to get out of the city!


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Subject: RE: Favorite Fall Songs
From: Vixen
Date: 07 Oct 99 - 10:09 AM

Welllll....

My *current* favorite autumn song is the one Tim and I wrote two weekends ago...Here's a bit of it:

There's nothin' like the cider season
back in my hometown
When the leaves are turnin' orange
and the grass is turnin' brown

CH:
and the goldenrod is bloomin'
yes the grass is turnin' brown
the air is gettin' chilly
but the sun's still shinin' warm
and I'm drivin' down the backroads to my home

Please 'scuse the beastly conceit, but I had to write a song with "orange" in it because somebody on another thread said it was one of the colors to avoid putting in a song, or something to that effect. As part my sheer cussedness, I have compelled Tim to add "beige", "chartreuse", "mushroom", et cetera to our version of Jinny Jenkins, so those bizarre color names do get sung.

V


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Subject: Lyr Add: BYE & BYE
From: katlaughing
Date: 07 Oct 99 - 11:02 AM

Almost forgot there's one on Art Thieme's CD, "The Older I Get, The Better I Was" that I really like called "BYE & BYE":

Oh the time of the year that I like best
The time when the mule walks round the press
Gals put on their gingham dress, bye & bye
The leaves are red, and the ground is cold
The sap's gonna rise, so I've been told
We don't care if the frost is coming, bye & bye.

Down the road come an old tarheel
On his back a sack of meal,
By his side an old hound dog, bye & bye
Well he'd trade the meal and the hound dog, too
For a kiss from the gal that's dressed in blue
Prettiest gal he's ever seen, bye & bye.

(Repeat first)

Well folks come from here and there
Folks come from everywhere
The old mule keeps going round, bye & bye
Well they come for to dance, come for to sing
Come for to make the rafters ring
Come for the cane and they come for the sorghum, bye & bye

(Repeat first)

Well folks come from all around
Wagon tracks tearing up the ground
Come for the cane and they come for the spark, bye & bye
So we build a fire 'neath the old iron pot
Cook up the cane 'til it's boiling hot
In the dark we'll steal a kiss, bye & bye.

(Repeat first)


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Subject: RE: Favorite Fall Songs
From: Pete Peterson
Date: 07 Oct 99 - 11:11 AM

yes, Autumn Leaves! but also Done laid around done stayed around this old town too long Summer's almost gone and winter's coming on Done laid around done stayed around this old town too long And I feel like I gotta travel on I THINK I learned that off a Weavers record. . .


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Subject: RE: Favorite Fall Songs
From: MMario
Date: 07 Oct 99 - 11:11 AM

Alan - according to a web site I visited back awhile, "fall" for "autumn" is actually one of the instances where the usage in North America is a vestige of English as spoken "then". Evidently "fall" is the older term, and "autumn" came into common usage after the little disagreement between the colonists and Mother England.


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Subject: RE: Favorite Fall Songs
From: katlaughing
Date: 07 Oct 99 - 11:48 AM

Oh....ummm, we're not talking about the "fall" from Grace?**BG**


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Subject: Lyr Add: MY NOVEMBER GUEST (Robert Frost)
From: Marion
Date: 07 Oct 99 - 12:05 PM

This is a little ahead of time, and it's a poem not a song, but I love Robert Frost's "MY NOVEMBER GUEST."

My sorrow, when she's here with me
Thinks these dark days of autumn rain
Are beautiful as days can be;
She loves the bare, the withered tree
She walks the sodden pasture lane.

Her pleasure will not let me stay;
She talks, and I am fain to list
She's glad the birds have gone away.
She's glad her simple worsted grey
Is silver now with clinging mist.

The desolate, deserted trees
The faded earth, the heavy sky
The beauties she so truly sees
She thinks I have no eye for these
And vexes me for reason why.

Not yesterday I learned to know
The love of bare November days
Before the coming of the snow
But it were vain to tell her son
And they are better for her praise.

For that matter... here in Ottawa we had snow yesterday. Only for a few minutes, and only those dry litle pellets that blow away when they hit the ground, but there were definitely white solid objects falling from the sky. Unbelievable. I'm just honoured that I was outside when it happened.

Marion


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Subject: RE: Favorite Fall Songs
From: Marion
Date: 07 Oct 99 - 12:08 PM

Of course, that should be "But it were vain to tell her so..." (second last line).

Marion

Don't you hate making mistakes you can't correct?


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Subject: Lyr Add: HOT BUTTERED RUM (Tommy Thompson)^^^
From: Art Thieme
Date: 07 Oct 99 - 02:21 PM

Tommy Thompson from the original RED CLAY RAMBLERS wrote a grand song called "HOT BUTTERED RUM".

When chimney smoke hangs still and low,
Across the stubble fields of snow,
And angry skies reach down and sieze,
The sorry blackened bones of trees,
In the dead of winter when those silent snowbirds come,
You're my sweet maple sugar honey---hot buttered rum.

When dreary Christmas decorations line the streets and filling stations,
And dimestore santas can't disguise their empty hands and their empty eyes,
In the cold of winter when those tinsel angels come,
You're my sweet msple sugar honey---hot buttered rum.

When gloves and boots and woolen parkas
Bring cold comfort to the heart,
And bitter memories freeze the tongue,
And songs of love are left unsung,
In the dead of winter when thos cold feelings come,
You're my sweet maple sugar honey---hot buttered rum. ________________________________________________________

Sadly, Tommy Thompson is now in a North Carolina nursing home suffering with Alzheimers Disease. A terrible time, I'm sure, for Tommy and a great loss for us all. He was a great talent and a wonderful guy. I'll always remember walking around the Winfield, Kansas festivalgrounds and listening to Claire Lynch while sharing drinks from a paper sack with Tommy. That was completely against all the rules at that good festival--but nobody ever knew---'til now! If anyone would like to drop a line to Tommy, you can do that at:

Tommy Thompson
104 West Main St.--#5
Carrboro, North Carolina 27510
I do hope the place is still there after the recent floods...

Art Thieme


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Subject: RE: Favorite Fall Songs
From: Llanfair
Date: 07 Oct 99 - 02:32 PM

I'm another Autumn lover, somehow things always start to happen for me at this time of year. My favourites are "Marigolds" by Steeleye Span, and "Forever Autumn" from War of the Worlds.
"Through autumn's golden gown we used to kick our way,
You always loved this time of year,
Those autumn leaves lie undisturbed now
Cause you're not here.
Hwyl, Bron.


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Subject: RE: Favorite Fall Songs
From: DonMeixner
Date: 07 Oct 99 - 03:20 PM

Not an Autumn song at all but "The January Man" comes to mind. Bill Staines "Hauling In The Wood" is a favorite. Barbara beat me in with Charlie McQuire's "Fall is Here". And for some reason this is the only time of the year I ever sing "I'll be Seeing You"

Don


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Subject: RE: Favorite Fall Songs
From: Peter T.
Date: 07 Oct 99 - 04:02 PM

Classics: "September Song" (Dietrich: Ohhhh, it's a lonnnng, lonnng, weilllll, from May till Decembuuuh....
"Who Knows Where The Time Goes"
etc....
yours, Peter T.


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Subject: RE: Favorite Fall Songs
From: Cap't Bob
Date: 07 Oct 99 - 04:09 PM

Very interesting comments and some wonderful verse. I've read through the thread three times so far and most likely will read it a few more times.

The comments about "cider" really hit home as just this last weekend we had a cider making gathering. This was mainly due to the huge apple crop this year. Like in Cara's post the tree branches were really bending down this year.

The cider making was a lot of fun and there was a lot of talk about making it an annual event. Most likely I'll use some your songs and verses in next years cider pressing outing.

The memories are great. When I was in high school (there were still dance bands at that time) our band used to play Autumn Leaves and the September Song at back to school dances. Oh so romantic back in those days.

Art, sorry to hear about Tommy Thompson ~ love that song, "Hot Buttered Rum".

Cap't Bob


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Subject: Lyr Add: WHEN THE FROST IS ON THE PUNKIN (J Riley)
From: katlaughing
Date: 07 Oct 99 - 05:50 PM

That was great, Art. Sorry to hear about the author, though.

Just in case anyone wants all of the words to the poem I mentioned:

WHEN THE FROST IS ON THE PUNKIN (sic)
James Whitcomb Riley

When the frost is on the punkin and the fodder's in the shock
And you hear the kyouck and the gobble of the struttin' turkey-cock,
And the rooster's hallylooyer as he tiptoes on the fence;
O, it's then's the time a feller is a-feelin' at his best,
With the risin' sun to greet him from a night of peaceful rest,
As he leaves the house, bareheaded, and goes out to feed the stock
When the frost is on the punkin and fodder's in the shock.

They's something kind o' harry-like about the atrnusfere
When the heat of summer's over and the coolin' fall is here--
Of course we miss the flowers, and the blossums on the trees,
And the mumble of the hummingbirds and buzzin' of the bees;
But the air's so appetizin'; and the landscape through the haze
Of a crisp and sunny morning of the airly autumn days
Is a picture that no painter has the colorin' to mock--
When the frost is on the punkin and the fodder's in the shock.

The husky, rusty russel of the tossers of the corn,
And the raspin' of the tangled leaves as golden as the morn;
The stubble in the furries-kind c@ lonesome-like, but still
A-preachin' sermuns to us of the barns they growed to fill;
The strawstack in the medder, and the reaper in the shed;
The bosses in theyr stalls below-the clover overhead!-
0, it sets my hart a-clickin' like the tickin' of a clock,
When the frost is on the punkin and the fodder's in the shock

Then your apples all is gethered, and the ones a feller keeps
Is poured around the cellar-floor in red and yeller heaps;
And your cidermakin's over and your wimmern-folks is through
With theyr mince and apple-butter, and theyr souse and sausage too!
I don't know bow to tell it-but ef sich a thing could be
As the Angels wantin' boardin', and they'd call around on me-
I'd want to 'commodate 'em-all the whole-indurin' flock-
When the frost is on the punkin and the fodder's in the shock!


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Subject: RE: Favorite Fall Songs
From: katlaughing
Date: 07 Oct 99 - 05:53 PM

Darn scanner! Sorry I missed that "@". Should read:

The stubble in the furries-kind o'lonesome-like, but still


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Subject: RE: Favorite Fall Songs
From: Mbo
Date: 07 Oct 99 - 06:49 PM

Thanks for already mentioning some of mine: "Forever Autumn" by Justin Heywood (of the Moody Blues),and "Semptember Song," the version sung by Jeff Lynne (aka "The Lynnemeister", former leader of the Electric Light Orchestra, as he is known to us, his adoring fans.) Other songs I associate with Autumn (my favorite season) are: "Catch the Wind" by Donovan, "Wild Mountain Thyme" by The Corries, "Closer" by the Corrs, "Norland Wind" by Battlefield Band, and my own composition "Only The Shannon Knows." For some reason I have always associated the album "Face The Music" by The Electric Light Orchestra (can you tell I like them?" with Autumn, and of course one of my favorite albums of all time is "Autumn" by George Winston, with "Longing/Love" being one of my all-time favorite pieces of music. Man I love this time of year!

--Mbo (to whom it IS forever autumn)


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Subject: RE: Favorite Fall Songs
From: Jon Freeman
Date: 07 Oct 99 - 06:59 PM

MMario, was that little disagreement a fall out?

I can't think of any fall/autumn songs at the moment except Forever Autumn which I do like. I know, as Llanfair said, it came from War of the Worlds - trying to think of the singer now - Justin Hayward?

Jon


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Subject: RE: Favorite Fall Songs
From: Alan of Australia
Date: 07 Oct 99 - 09:21 PM

Thanks MMario, actually I am vaguely aware of the historical usage of "fall" & "autumn", currently though "fall" is pretty well confined to North America. And of course here in Oz nothing actually falls in autumn - the trees stay alive.

I was really only having a bit of a stir.

Cheers,
Alan


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Subject: RE: Favorite Fall Songs
From: BobLusk
Date: 07 Oct 99 - 09:50 PM

My favorite fall song is "What's the Life of a Man" - anymore than a leaf? I sing it "What's the life of anyone?" Sorry, I prefer it that way. Somone mentined Wild Mountain Thyme. That starts off - "The summertime is coming.." sounds spring to me. Bob


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Subject: RE: Favorite Fall Songs
From: Cap't Bob
Date: 07 Oct 99 - 10:06 PM

ALAN ~~ No problem with the fall from down under. I got a good chuckle out of the Humpty Dumpty suggestion. We have some good friends who are Kiwi's and spent some time in our neck of the woods as exchange teachers. I can understand how people who spend most of their lives walking around upside down, and out of sync. with the seasons, could possibly get confused with this "fall" thing.

Cap't Bob


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Subject: RE: Favorite Fall Songs
From: Susan A-R
Date: 07 Oct 99 - 10:08 PM

I like a lot of the songs mentioned above, Urge for Going, Who Knows Where the Time Goes, Fall is Here, Turning Toward the Morning, etc.

Ann Dodson (sp) was in a group that did a lovely one called Lie Easy. I also think of Bok's Hearth and Fire as being an autumn song.

I wrote an apple round a few years back.

Cortlands and spies in the fall of the year Baked into pies or for eating Sweet as summer's last sun, crisp as winter to come. Cortlands and Spies.

I have always loved autumn. It has meant apple picking, Red Sox baseball (GROAN) the lovely slant of autumn morning and evening sunlight, the colors that Vermont produces in wild abundance (I've lived here for over 40 years and I am surprised every year), those crisp nights when you go out under burning, close-set stars and blanket the tomatoes, and finally, the free-for-all tomato fights once the garden was well and truly put to bed. Thanks for starting this thread.


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Subject: RE: Favorite Fall Songs
From: Tom on Comfort
Date: 07 Oct 99 - 11:23 PM

A couple more that I like: Robin Williamson's "October Song" & "Done stayed around & played around this old town too long..." (kinda in that same Urge for Going mode--something about autumn does that?)

Tom


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Subject: RE: Favorite Fall Songs
From: Mbo
Date: 08 Oct 99 - 08:04 AM

Yes, Wild Mountain Time rather is a spring/summer song, but the final verse is (in the version I have) "The autumn time is coming/And the leaves will soon be falling/All the flowers of the summer/Will soon wither on the mountain." That's the part of the song that always gets me right here.

--Mbo (:-<)


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Subject: RE: Favorite Fall Songs
From:
Date: 08 Oct 99 - 08:54 AM

Another song that seems to fit is Larry Hanks' "Apple Picker's Reel".


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Subject: RE: Favorite Fall Songs
From: Peter T.
Date: 08 Oct 99 - 10:26 AM

Thanks for the poem, kat, never knew where the phrase "frost is on the punkin" came from.
Probably Tony Bennett's most brilliant interpretation of a song is his version of "Indian Summer" on the Perfectly Frank album (I think). It is very complex music, treacherous to handle, and he carries it off like a tightrope walker.
yours, Peter T.


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Subject: RE: Favorite Fall Songs
From: Cap't Bob
Date: 08 Oct 99 - 11:15 AM

Mbo ~ Thanks for the final verse to Wild Mountain Thyme. I've been doing that song for years but have never heard that last verse (it's a great one).

Thanks, Cap't Bob


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Subject: RE: Favorite Fall Songs
From: NOGS
Date: 08 Oct 99 - 11:29 AM


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Subject: RE: Favorite Fall Songs
From: NOGS
Date: 08 Oct 99 - 11:34 AM

Oops, hit the enter button by mistake.
A favorite here is THE RIPE AND BEARDED BARLEY:

Come out 'tis now September and the hunters moons begun
And through the wheat and stubble is heard the frequent gun
The leaves are pail and yellow, kindling into red
And the ripe and bearded barley is hangin' down his head

All among the barley, who would not be blithe
When the ripe and bearded barley is smiling on the scythe

There are other verses that involve lovely descriptions of the seasons, grains.

Changed from all upper case. -JoeClone 13-Mar-01.


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Subject: RE: Favorite Fall Songs
From: MAG (inactive)
Date: 08 Oct 99 - 12:28 PM

somebody mentioned a Bill Staines song; I think there's a different one about fall (er, autumn), the one where the chorus ends

Autumn winds have come to town,/ and summer's o'er the hill.

first verse starts: Tomatoes on the windowsill, they go from green to red ...

then: I'll tie an old bandanna 'round this sleepy dog of mine/ To keep her safe ... when hunter's bullets wine

And there's Dillon Buskin's one about cutting wood:

(you should) be out -- cutting more wood.


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Subject: RE: Favorite Fall Songs
From: katlaughing
Date: 08 Oct 99 - 01:36 PM

You're welcome, Peter. My grandma and mom were great fans of J.W. Riley. One of my very favourites was/is The Raggedy Man, also Little Orphant(sic) Annie (which Alice posted over on the Campfire thread). As kids, we wore out the book of his poems. I've a fine collection of them now.

Greg Brown's song about his grandma's preserves, I think it is Peaches on the Shelf, also reminds me of this time of year. Growing up in Western Colorado, we always canned peaches in mid-to-late September. Mom's kitchen would become a whirlwind of carefully correographed steps, with each of us assigned certain duties in helping out. Since I was the youngest and least experienced, my job was always to boil the lids and rings, then scoop them out with tongs when a jar was ready for capping. The air was filled with a tangy sweetness; it was hard not to eat up all the soft, fuzzy fruit before mom could get to them for peeling and slicing. Nothing like a sunshine heated, almost overripe Colorado peach!

kat


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Subject: RE: Favorite Fall Songs
From: Jon Freeman
Date: 08 Oct 99 - 01:37 PM

Seeing the Wild Mountain Thyme mentioned, I can not resist one of the verses a friend of mine wrote:

If a Hamburg rat gets worms
They will send for Uncle Herman
Who's renound throughout the land
For de-wormin German vermin
Will ye go lassie go

Jon


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Subject: RE: Favorite Fall Songs
From: Marki
Date: 08 Oct 99 - 02:06 PM

I can't resist saying this....

One of the all-time best (albeit un-sentimental & non-politically correct) autumn songs is "The Second Week of Deer Camp". Every time I hear that song around this time of year, I kill myself laughing. It totally gets me in the mood for autumn.


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Subject: RE: Favorite Fall Songs
From: emily rain
Date: 08 Oct 99 - 07:40 PM

my fave is a series of songs from one of the libana cd's. they all have gorgeous melodies and can be sung individually as rounds.

fly fly fly
the leaves are leaving the branch
cold is the wind
winter is coming

sing, oh, you falling rain
dance, oh, snow
flow you river, river, river,
blow, wind, blow

autumn time
red leaves fall
while the weeping sky
looks over all
demeter sadly walks the land
the dying grasses in her hand

and another especially for samhain:

ancient mother, i hear you calling
ancient mother, i sing your song
ancient mother, i join your laughter
ancient mother, i taste your tears


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Subject: RE: Favorite Fall Songs
From: katlaughing
Date: 08 Oct 99 - 08:06 PM

Nice, emily. Can't think why I didn't think of them in the first place! I love libana's songs and harmony!


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Subject: RE: Favorite Fall Songs
From: Susan A-R
Date: 08 Oct 99 - 08:24 PM

Although the title suggests summer, Robert Burns' Song Composed in August is a lovely one. (Also gets going on the hunting theme, of cours that brings up the Tom Lehrer Hinting song, . . . )


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Subject: RE: Favorite Fall Songs
From: margaret
Date: 08 Oct 99 - 08:46 PM

Like Tom, my thoughts run to Robin Williamson and The Incredible String Band this time of year, especially October Song and the very beautiful and mysterious Witches Hat. Other seasonal faves: After Halloween, by Sandy Denny; Are You Happy Now, by Richard Shindell; and Old Tennessee, by Dan Fogelberg. I have been singing Urge for Goin for three weeks now (but I never seem to go).


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Subject: RE: Favorite Fall Songs
From: ADeane
Date: 09 Oct 99 - 12:50 PM

No-one seems to have mentioned The Castle O Dromore- October winds lament around the Castle O Dromore......... ADeane


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Subject: RE: Favorite Fall Songs
From: Margaret V
Date: 26 Sep 00 - 12:07 PM

Refresh-- guess it's that time again. Margaret


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Subject: RE: Favorite Fall Songs
From: Mbo
Date: 26 Sep 00 - 12:12 PM

Wow, I was sitting at this very same computer in the BLET computer lab here at ECU when I made the above post on October 8th of last year. My God how time flies.


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Subject: RE: Favorite Fall Songs
From: Peg
Date: 26 Sep 00 - 12:21 PM

My coven plays "Urge for Goin'" by Tom Rush before our Autumn Equinox/Mabon ritual every year...I heard Rush play it on NPR several months ago and wish to god I had managed to tape it...

Thanks for the reminder about "Are You Happy Now"!

I also love Burns' "Song Composed in August" ("Westlin' Winds") and Justin Hayward's "Forever Autumn" which is a commonly-screamed request at Moody Blues concerts in recent years...

"The Whistler" by Tull is also an autumn song to me...as is "Heavy Horses"


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Subject: RE: Favorite Fall Songs
From: MAG (inactive)
Date: 26 Sep 00 - 12:28 PM

round from a "Straw into Gold" tape:

The night is long the dance goes on
Round and round we go we hold each other's hands (and)
Weave ourselves in a circle

4 main beats to each line -


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Subject: RE: Favorite Fall Songs
From: Thomas the Rhymer
Date: 26 Sep 00 - 12:49 PM

Westlin Winds is a fantastic Autumn song. I have adopted it from Dick Gaughan, and it is a mainstay Autumn song for me. Robert Burns wrote it and WOW! Such a vivid Scottish naturalist he is! ttr


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Subject: RE: Favorite Fall Songs
From: Peg
Date: 26 Sep 00 - 12:58 PM

yes, Thomas! It has become one of my favorite songs of all time and Mr. Gaughan's version is wonderful. He is playing in the area October 5 and I hope to see him (missed his last show in Boston a few months' ago). There is a big bronze statue of Rabbie Burns (with his dog, cloak and walking stick trimmed with oak leaves and acorns) right near my building here downtown where I work and it has become a favorite spot since I discovered it a couple weeks ago...


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Subject: RE: Favorite Fall Songs
From: GUEST,Mbo_at_ECU
Date: 26 Sep 00 - 01:32 PM

I used to love "Forever Autumn" by Justin...but now I cannot bear to hear it anymore. It tears me up inside and makes me feel like an idiot. Fall is my favorite season of the year, but it ends up that sadness strikes me just about Autumn. I'm feeling depressed already.


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Subject: RE: Favorite Fall Songs
From: Jim Krause
Date: 26 Sep 00 - 02:09 PM

Without doubt, without equivocation, When Fall Comes to New England by Cheryl Wheeler. What a voice! I think I might be in love.


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Subject: RE: Favorite Fall Songs
From: Jim the Bart
Date: 26 Sep 00 - 02:19 PM

For some reason "Summer Song", by Chad and Jeremy, always pops into my mind at this time of the year. The lines "When the Rain beats against my window pane I'll think of summer days again and dream of you" just makes me want to hold on to these last days of summer even more. I was in love when it was a new song, but not for long. . .


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Subject: RE: Favorite Fall Songs
From: mousethief
Date: 26 Sep 00 - 02:22 PM

One good (perhaps not "favorite") fall song is "Leaves That Are Green" by Simon and Garfunkel.

And the leaves that are green turn to brown
And they wither with the wind
And they crumble in your hand...

Alex
O..O
=o=


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Subject: RE: Favorite Fall Songs
From: John Hardly
Date: 26 Sep 00 - 02:46 PM

Unbelievable, I was just going to ask this question and, thankfully, somebody resurrected this old thread and spared me the embarrasment of having the blue clicky curse put on me. It got down into the low forties last night, the 50'X 50' maple that is my front yard is just starting to blush at the thought of its comming nudity, and I've been listening to Tony Rice's version of "Urge For Going", JT's "Walking Man", and Kate Wolf's "(Only Got) These Times We're Living In"

There's winter wood piled on the porch,
Walnuts scattered on the ground,
And wood smoke rising to the sky.

An old man comes home from work,
Hugs his wife in his sweat-stained shirt
and walks throught the door to where it's warm inside

Thanks Margret,

John


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Subject: RE: Favorite Fall Songs
From: Ebbie
Date: 26 Sep 00 - 03:54 PM

Autumn is my favorite season, too. (Do you suppose we should do a birth chart on Mudcatters to see if there is an astrological impetus? Just kiddin'.)

I'm in possession of a wonderful tape by Kathy Martin Fanning, called Changin' of the Seasons. In the autumn verse it says:

And when you rest in Autumn's radiance
Like the last few lingering leaves
You hear a distant, whispering voice
Carried softly on the breeze
You turn your ear away
You hold on tight and yet you know
Like the last leaf on the Autumn branch
Comes a time you must let go.

Ebbie


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Subject: RE: Favorite Fall Songs
From: John Hardly
Date: 26 Sep 00 - 04:48 PM

I also didn't realize the old news about T Thompson. So sad. I was introduced to the music of Shawn Colvin when she was touring as one of the Red Clay Ramblers--miss that group---John


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Subject: RE: Favorite Fall Songs
From: Margaret V
Date: 26 Sep 00 - 07:27 PM

You're welcome, John. And mbo, stay under that full-spectrum lamp! Margaret


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Subject: RE: Favorite Fall Songs
From: Cap't Bob
Date: 26 Sep 00 - 08:31 PM

I just finished reading/rereading the posts from last year and the new ones from this year. Many great songs. We just had our first real frost/freeze of the year a couple of days ago so I made my last harvesting trip to the garden and picked tomatoes that still had a ways to go. Like MAG'S post from last year "Tomatoes on the windowsill, they go from green to red" ~ then there the wood room still needing about six more cord to get us through the winter. Unfortunately a yearly tradition (we started last year) involving apples and a cider press will not come to pass this year due to an unusually warm spell during March and April that brought out the apple blossoms and then a cold snap in May that took care of the apple crop in northern Michigan.

The sumac is on fire around these parts and Art that Hot Buttered Rum sounds real good along about now.

Cap't Bob


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Subject: RE: Favorite Fall Songs
From: GUEST,smiley
Date: 26 Sep 00 - 09:04 PM

I've also liked "Orion's On The Rise" think that is the title. Heard Margaret MacArthur do it. Also already mentioned, "When Fall Comes To New England" by Cheryl Wheeler and then "Four Strong Winds" by Ian Tyson. And, Kate Wolf's "The Times We Are Living In." Good Gosh I could go on and on and on.

smiley


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Subject: RE: Favorite Fall Songs
From: PoohBear
Date: 27 Sep 00 - 12:33 AM

BRANDYWINE

autumn's in the air in chester county
clouds are flaming crimmson
in the Pennsylvania sky
sunset brings a chill
summer's fading from the hill
Brandywine September drifting by

Oh, the brandywine is flowing clear and free
Hear the blackbird and the wren
Oh, the brandywine is calling out to me
Wish that I were there again

Cheers!

PB

ps - hope my attempt at line breaks worked right - apologies in advance, if they didn't!


I've fixed the line breaks. A line break is <br>. You had <b> which turns bold type on.

Joe Clone


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Subject: RE: Favorite Fall Songs
From: mg
Date: 27 Sep 00 - 12:40 AM

Connemara by the Lake, Try to Remember, Bells of St. Mary's, Unquiet Grave..mg


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Subject: RE: Favorite Fall Songs
From: BigDaddy
Date: 27 Sep 00 - 01:08 AM

"The Hey Boys," by Herb Pederson. "Summer Wages," by Ian Tyson (as sung by Tony Rice).


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Subject: RE: Favorite Fall Songs
From: Benjamin
Date: 27 Sep 00 - 03:01 AM

September by Earth Wind and Fire! Return by Ted Hawkins! Leaves That are Green by Simon and Garfunkel. I'll have to think of more later!

BMW


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Subject: RE: Favorite Fall Songs
From: Grab
Date: 27 Sep 00 - 07:35 AM

"Looking for the summer" by Chris Rea. Not folk, but anyway. And "Pretty Polly" has an autumnal feel to it, for some reason - maybe it's the riding through the woods.

Grab.


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Subject: RE: Favorite Fall Songs
From: A Wandering Minstrel
Date: 27 Sep 00 - 08:19 AM

"All Among the Barley", "John Barleycorn", "Come Bring us a barrel"....

Hmmm! I think I detect a definite theme developing here

:-)


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Subject: RE: Favorite Fall Songs
From: Llanfair
Date: 27 Sep 00 - 09:35 AM

I've always wanted to know, Cap'n Bob, what quantity is a "cord" of firewood?
Cheers, Bron.


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Subject: RE: Favorite Fall Songs
From: SINSULL
Date: 27 Sep 00 - 09:48 AM

I used to celebrate the start of Fall (my favorite time of year) with a "Last Rose of Summer" party. Fill the house with roses, people, great food and lots of drink. It would start at 8PM and go on until the last guest faded or collapsed into a bed. Instead of "Grace" we sang the "Last Rose of Summer" - some mourning the end of summer; me celebrating the autumn. Need to revive that tradition.

Favorite fall Song: a children's song my father sang. I think he learned it in school. I did it on Hearme once.

"Come" said the wind to the leaves one day
"over the meadow with me and play.
Put on your dresses of red and gold
Summer is gone and the days grow cold"

As soon as the leaves heard the wind's loud call
Down they came tumbling one and all
Over the hills and meadows they flew
Singing little songs, little songs they knew.^^


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Subject: RE: Favorite Fall Songs
From: Thomas the Rhymer
Date: 27 Sep 00 - 12:08 PM

You Know,... I have been overcome by John Barleycorn again too, and yet it isn't explicitly a fall song... But I sing it with feelin', and it feels right!


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Subject: RE: Favorite Fall Songs
From: Jim Krause
Date: 27 Sep 00 - 12:42 PM

Sinsull, I like that Last Rose of Summer idea for a party. I'll have to give that a try sometime. And I'm a real fan of Thomas Moore, the lyricist of that song.


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Subject: RE: Favorite Fall Songs
From: Peg
Date: 27 Sep 00 - 12:59 PM

yes, Sinsull very nice idea for a party indeed! My white roses had a second bloming recently...I will try this next year if I am still in the same apartment.

I used to have a Harvest Feast party every year. I did not have a garden but I would get lots of veggies at the farmer's market and make tasty autumnal fare. All guests had to bring a found object for an autumnal centerpiece...


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Subject: Lyr Add: MARIGOLD^^ and HARVEST HOME
From: mousethief
Date: 27 Sep 00 - 01:15 PM

I have to second the vote for "Marigold" by Steeleye Span, which on the album "Sails of Silver" segues so nicely into "Harvest Home" -- one of my absolutely favorite Anglican hymns -- on which they do such a lovely job.

MARIGOLD
[Maddy Prior]

When the marigold no longer blooms
When summer sun is turned to gloom
See the forecast winter snow
See the evergreen that lonely grows
Move close to the fireplace
Neglect the garden
See the ground harden
At a ghostly place

The golden summer sun is silver now
The fruit has fallen from the bough
The season moves to chestnut time
Toffee apples, treacle and mulled wine
Quilts and furs and woolens gay
You wrap around you
But the cold confounds you
On an autumn day

Stout and strong the walls of home and hearth
The curtains drawn against the draft
The rake has reaped, the blade has mown
Nights draw in to call the harvest home
The quiet of a heart at rest
In peace abounded
By love surrounded
Here the home is blest

-----

HARVEST HOME
[Elvey / Alford]

Come, ye thankful people, come
Raise the song of harvest home
All be safely gathered in
Ere the winter storms begin
God our maker doth provide
For our wants to be supplied
Come, ye thankful people, come
Raise the song of harvest home

-----

Mmmm. Feels like hot chocolate on a nippy day.

Alex
O..O
=o=


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Subject: RE: Favorite Fall Songs
From: AllisonA(Animaterra)
Date: 27 Sep 00 - 01:21 PM

Sinsull! I teach that song at school! I never knew there was a second verse- thank you so much!
Yours is slightly different from the one I use: the first verse (my only verse) ends:
The days grow short, and the nights grow cold. Grow co------------ld, grow co-------ld


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Subject: RE: Favorite Fall Songs
From: mousethief
Date: 27 Sep 00 - 01:40 PM

Singer/songwriter Al Stewart, a so-called "folkie" who emerged during the British early 1970's "folk" scene, has written a couple of songs that have end-of-summer or Autumn themes (or at least references). Title of song is a link to lyrics of same. In descending order of relevance:

Indian Summer
Blue September
Not the One

Don't Forget Me

Alex
O..O
=o=


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Subject: Lyr Add: FALL^^
From: mousethief
Date: 27 Sep 00 - 02:01 PM

This is by Canadian singer/songwriter Bruce Cockburn:

Fall

cloud pillars clinging like vines to the sky
don't cry
we'll walk down the meadow with sunrise inside
so dry your eyes
the winds of all kingdoms meet where we stand

the gray forest people cast off their old clothes
good-bye
everything's sleeping as winter draws near
so close your eyes
the mists of all twilights dance close at hand

the rust-coloured river is now slowing down
going dry
harvest has lifted the crown from the ground
but don't you cry
the song of the seasons brings life to the land

-----

Alex
O..O
=o=


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Subject: RE: Favorite Fall Songs
From: MMario
Date: 27 Sep 00 - 02:14 PM

I believe a cord of wood is 4 foot high by 4 foot deep by 12 feet long. a "face cord" is 12 foot by 4 foot high and as deep as the average piece of stovewood


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Subject: RE: Favorite Fall Songs
From: Cap't Bob
Date: 27 Sep 00 - 04:42 PM

Llanfair ~ In these parts a cord of fire wood (sometimes called a face cord) is 4 feet high and 8 feet long with the individual pieces cut usually somewhere fifteen and and twenty inches. I usually burn between 12 and 18 face cords during the winter (depending on just how cold and long the winter happens to be)

A pulp cord is 4 feet high x 4 feet wide and the logs are cut 8 feet long. You can usually get around two and a half fire wood cords out of one pulp cord.

I suppose a cord may be defined differently in other parts of the country.

Cap't Bob


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Subject: RE: Favorite Fall Songs
From: Lanfranc
Date: 27 Sep 00 - 05:58 PM

My favourite AUTUMNAL songs:

Autumn Leaves - Prevost/Mercer

Urge for Going - Joni Mitchell

Autumn Song - Harvey Andrewa

Syracuse and Albany - Allan Taylor

September Song - Brecht/Weill

Summer is Over - Tom Springfield


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Subject: RE: Favorite Fall Songs
From: GUEST,JMonroe
Date: 22 Oct 00 - 02:07 PM

I am hoping someone can help me with a child's song which comes to mind each October. The songs goes something like this: October gave a party, the leaves by hundreds came, the chestnut, oaks and maples and leaves of every name... The rest I can't remember. Does this sound familar to anyone?


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Subject: RE: Favorite Fall Songs
From: Fred/Forsh
Date: 22 Oct 00 - 02:12 PM

Hi there! I would also go along with Autumn Song By Harvey andrews, Also : "what's the life of a man, any more than a leaf? a man has his seasons so why should he grieve? all thriugh this life, we appear fine & gay, then like a leaf we must wither, and soon fade away..." Know the one I meen? Cheers Dave


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Subject: RE: Favorite Fall Songs
From: Alice
Date: 22 Oct 00 - 03:39 PM

I posted the Frost Is On The Punkin last year in the campfire thread... feels like time to refresh that campfire again for all the newbies who have joined us.

Alice in Montana


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Subject: RE: Favorite Fall Songs
From: mrs_zezam
Date: 23 Oct 00 - 11:44 AM

Joni Mitchell's "Chelsea Morning", even if it is not meant as such...

Woke up, it was a Chelsea morning and the first thing that I saw
was the sun thru yellow curtains and a rainbow on my wall.
Red, green and gold to welcome you, crimson crystal beads to beckon.
Oh, won't you stay? We'll put on the day.
There's a sun show every second...

I also really like "Harvest Home" that Mousethief gave above.

Sinsull and Animaterra, your "Come Little Leaves" caught my eye. There are actually five verses (I'll write them out for you - via PM or where? please advise newcomer). In grade school my class memorized October's Party (clicky) by the same lyricist, George Cooper (a friend of Stephen Foster). I found both in a book of children's poetry a year or two ago. Now I'm wondering if "October's Party" was set to music as well.


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Subject: RE: Favorite Fall Songs
From: Stewart
Date: 23 Oct 00 - 12:35 PM

Another Bill Staines song -- Canadian Winds -- it always got to me when I lived in Minnesota and contemplated another cold winter coming on. And a second for the Irish trad. October Winds. Stewart from Seattle


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Subject: RE: Favorite Fall Songs
From: Pinetop Slim
Date: 23 Oct 00 - 01:51 PM

Hank Williams' "I'm So Lonesome I Could Cry" has been a fall favorite for a few years (the robin's tears "as leaves begin to fall")... The fiddle tune "Cold Frosty Morning," gets me ready for a brisk bike ride.


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Subject: RE: Favorite Fall Songs
From: marshman
Date: 23 Oct 00 - 02:32 PM

My gawd what a long tread. I didn't realize there were so many fall songs. The one by Greg Brown ( about his grandma's preserves) is called"Canned Goods" and he often accompany's it with a delightful story about holidays at her farm. My current favorite Fall song; "Yankee Lady" by Jesse Winchester, fits in the urge for goin' catagory. Verse 3 goes:

An Autum walk on a country road, and a million flaming trees I was feeling uneasy, cause there was winter in the breeze And she said "Oh Jesse look over there, the birds are southward bound Oh Jesse, I'm so afraid to lose this love we've found".

You probably know the rest. A great Fall to you all. marshman


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Subject: Lyr Add: THE LONG AND LONELY WINTER^^
From: nutty
Date: 23 Oct 00 - 06:54 PM

I've been singing "THE LONG AND LONELY WINTER" by Dave Goulder for years. It's a lovely song.

Summer 'comes October , the green becomes the brown
The leaves will all be red and gold before they touch the ground
Before they touch the ground my dear
Before they touch the ground
The long and lonely winter will be here

The blackthroat and the swallow are nowhere to be found
And the redwing is upon the earth before you turn around
Before you turn aound etc

The early Autumn evening was once the afternoon
But now the chill and frosty nights they always come to soon
They always come too soon etc

The traveller has left the road so very long and still
And the sun will wait the Winter out before he leaves the hill
Before he leaves the hill etc

Summer ' comes October , a season come and gone
And very little time to lose before the day is done
Before the day is done my dear
Before the day is done
The long and lonely Winter will be here

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Subject: RE: Favorite Fall Songs
From: nutty
Date: 24 Oct 00 - 01:17 PM

slip of the fingers in the previous entry. The bird in the second verse should be the " whitethroat " not the black


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Subject: RE: Favorite Fall Songs
From: AllisonA(Animaterra)
Date: 15 Oct 01 - 09:30 PM

refresh


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Subject: Lyr Add: THE OVENBIRD (Robert Frost)
From: Art Thieme
Date: 15 Oct 01 - 10:24 PM

And one of my favorite poems which means more to me as the years pass-------THE OVENBIRD by Robert Frost...so right for these sad days since September 11th...

There is a singer everyone has heard
Loud, a mid-summer and a mid-wood bird,
Who makes the solid tree trunks sound again.
He says that leaves are old and that for flowers
Mid-summer is to spring as one to ten.
He says the early petal fall is past,
When pear and cherry blossom went down in showers
On sunny days a moment overcast;
And comes that other fall we name the fall.
He says the highway dust is over all.
The bird would cease and be as other birds
But that he knows in singing not to sing.
The question that he frames in all but words
Is what to make of a diminished thing.

Art Thieme


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Subject: RE: Favorite Fall Songs
From: GUEST,Noreen
Date: 16 Oct 01 - 06:42 AM

Blackbird by Dave Webber (click here for lyrics) is my song of the moment. I was singing it to myself this morning, as I walked out as the sun was rising, and the world was hung with dew. Wonderfully atmospheric. Thanks Jeri for posting the words.


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Subject: RE: Favorite Fall Songs
From: GUEST
Date: 16 Oct 01 - 07:52 AM

Definitely Sandy Denny's "Who Knows Where the Time Goes"


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Subject: RE: Favorite Fall Songs
From: Ebbie
Date: 16 Oct 01 - 03:39 PM

One year I was rhapsodizing with two friends about the richness of autumn and said I was going to write a song about Autumn in the Air with a metaphorical twist at the end to say that I'm enjoying the autumn of my life.

Both friends then wrote a song about autumn- I never did.

Ebbie


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Subject: RE: Favorite Fall Songs
From: Chip2447
Date: 17 Oct 01 - 03:19 AM

Rippling waters by The Nitty Gritty Dirt Band has always had a "fall" feel to it. One of my long time favorites.

Chip2447


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Subject: RE: Favorite Fall Songs
From: Azizi
Date: 07 Sep 07 - 02:10 PM

A lot of trees where I live don't seem to know that it's not fall yet.

**

I think compared to other seasons, there's probably fewer songs about autumn/fall.

But "Autumn Leaves" does its part for making up for the small number of songs about that season.

**

Here's two YouTube videos of "Autumn Leaves".

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IY17gMP5QvI
Nat King Cole ; Released in 1955 on the Capitol label}

{The video part is just a scene of a phonograph record playing} Still, I'm glad it was posted on YouTubes}.

and

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=K7-haKkFnT8&mode=related&search=
Eva Cassidy {Live at Blues Alley}.

**

I know it's not a contest. But I personally like Eva Cassidy's version more than Nat King Cole's rendition.


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Subject: RE: Favorite Fall Songs
From: Jack Blandiver
Date: 07 Sep 07 - 05:43 PM

After much deliberation, it has to be 'The Impression of J. Temperance' - a grand-guinol ballad on a par with Twa Corbies etc.

Hate wide for dog breeder
in the town of purport
A never seen dog breeder
This is the tale of his replica.

Name was J. Temperance
Only two did not hate him
Because peasants fear local indifference
Pet shop and the vet, Cameron.

One night vet is called out
from his overpaid leisure
To Temperance household, delivered ran out
and phoned his wife in terror.

The next bit is hard to relate.
(There are no read-outs for this part of the track.)
The new born thing hard to describe
Like a rat that's been trapped inside
A warehouse base, near a city tide
Brown sockets, purple eyes
And fed with rubbish from disposal barges brown and covered

No changeling,
as the birth was witnessed.
Only one person could do this:
"Yes" said Cameron
"and the thing was in the
impression of J. Temperance."

His hideous replica.
Scrutinise the little monster
Disappeared through the door
His hideous replica


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Subject: RE: Favorite Fall Songs
From: Genie
Date: 07 Sep 07 - 09:10 PM

Not folk, but I really like Autumn In New York.

I'm also fond of Autumn Leaves, in the original French (Les Feuilles Mort) and in English, as well as September Song, Try To Remember (from The Fantasticks!), and - probably my favorite fall song: Urge For Goin'.

There's another good song about autumn - which I find very difficult to sing because of its range and because there are places you have to have a lot of lung capacity (breath) to get through the lyric phrase without taking an awkward breath.   It's on Dan Fogelberg's album "High Winter Snows," but Jay Bolotin wrote it. It's called "Go Down Easy". (That link will take you to a thread here with the lyrics.)

Other songs that are not really "fall" songs but that I love to sing when the weather gets colder, windier, or rainier include:
Button Up Your Overcoat
Stormy Weather
Baby, It's Cold Outside


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Subject: RE: Favorite Fall Songs
From: Genie
Date: 07 Sep 07 - 09:20 PM

Fixing my link:
Lyrics: Go Down Easy (J Bolotin) - recorded by D Fogelberg


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Subject: RE: Favorite Fall Songs
From: MystMoonstruck
Date: 07 Sep 07 - 10:35 PM

Autumn's Child
by Captain Beefheart
Originally appeared on Safe As Milk (1967)

Go back ten years ago sunbeams dancing round
Go back ten yeas ago sunbeams dancing down
Autumn's child Autumn's child

Autumn's child got a loophole round her finger
Halo rings her head
Cornhusk hair makes me linger
A cat's stare meet s my dare
A man's chair greets my stare
Gonna be my wife she sang she said
Gonna be my wife gonna spice my life she said
Go back ten years ago sunbeams everywhere
Go back ten years ago sunbeams fill the air

Harvest moon be nimble
Apples bob and tremble
Fish pond streaks love kind
Found the child I have to find
Apples shine share together
Got the time to make her mine
Fish pond streaks love kind
Found the child I had to find

Autumn's child-I met her at a balloon buts picnic
She caught me with the beauty queen
With jade-green eyes buttons and bows and fancy ties
The feet of dust under trees of rust
make them sandals gambol under knees of trust
Gonna be my wife gonna spice my life she sang she said
Gonna be my wife gonna spice my life she said

Go back ten years ago sunbeams shining down
Go back ten years ago sunbeams glancin' round....
Autumn's child...............

"Cold Frosty Morn" is one of my favorites! That melody drew me to Gypsy Guerilla Band for the first time (Jubilee Faire near Peoria). I was instantly enchanted. No, I can't play it--yet. I'm working on it.

While studying toward teacher's certification, I took a class for grade school teachers in which we learned all sorts of rhymes and songs. This is "Autumn Breezes", but they had no composer's credit:
"Autumn Breezes"
When the Summer shuts her eyes,
Naughty Autumn Breeze
Steals away the pretty leaves
From all the forest's trees.

Then they stand so bare and cold
In the frosty air,
Till old Winter comes along
And finds them shiv'ring there.

Kind old Winter pities them,
When the cold winds blow,
So he wraps them snug and warm
In cloaks of fluffy snow.

By the way: I ended up teaching sophomore English, so all of those "songlets" were never sung.

Autumn makes me think of Halloween, but that's quite a different path.


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Subject: RE: Favorite Fall Songs
From: Genie
Date: 07 Sep 07 - 11:42 PM

Autumn To May (in the DT)
Equinox
Falling Leaf
The Seasons
The Best Of Autumn (thread here)
Autumn Gold
Forever Autumn
Changin' Of the Seasons
My Lady Of Autumn
Lady Of The Seasons' Laughter

Songs that mention autumn:
Both Sides The Tweed
April, Come She will
Promises Broken And Kept
Puff, the Magic Dragon


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Subject: RE: Favorite Fall Songs
From: the button
Date: 08 Sep 07 - 05:51 AM

I thought this thread was going to be about The Fall, possibly the finest British rock band of all time. :-(


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Subject: RE: Favorite Fall Songs
From: Jack Blandiver
Date: 08 Sep 07 - 06:00 AM

Me too (see above)


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Subject: RE: Favorite Fall Songs
From: the button
Date: 08 Sep 07 - 06:07 AM

Lyrically, I think my favourite would be "Jawbone & air-rifle,*" although musically I think "The Classical" or "Fortress." Heavily biased towards Hex Enduction Hour, I know -- but anyway.

* Or possibly "Lie dream of the casino soul."


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Subject: RE: Favorite Fall Songs
From: Azizi
Date: 08 Sep 07 - 07:41 AM

Oh! So that explains your 07 Sep 07 - 05:43 PM post.

I wasn't gonna ask but I was wondering.

**

I googled the band and found this Wikipedia article:

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Fall_%28band%29

Here's an excerpt from that article:

"The Fall are an English Post-punk band, formed in Prestwich, in the Metropolitan Borough of Bury, Greater Manchester in 1976. Named after the English translation of Albert Camus' novel, La Chute (1956), they have released twenty-six studio albums and scored three UK Top 40 hit singles.[1] The band's work has been the subject of numerous compilation albums, including a collection of material recorded for the John Peel show between 1978 and 2004. Peel was a staunch supporter of the band, and as of 2007 they have made a record twenty-four sessions for the programme - a feat which has led to the widespread belief that The Fall were one of Peel's favourite bands.[2]

Since their inception, The Fall have been through fifty-eight line-up changes, with leader Mark E. Smith being the only constant member.[3] Smith's enigmatic lyrics and drawling delivery, coupled with the idiosyncratic and innovative music of the band, has resulted in a subtle influence on several generations of musicians."

**

That Wikipedia article also contains some sound files.


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Subject: RE: Favorite Fall Songs
From: Jack Blandiver
Date: 08 Sep 07 - 07:58 AM

It wasn't just that of course; for one reason or the other the music of The Fall will forever be indicative of Autumn & 'The Impression of J. Temperance' is a chilling evocation of the urban / rural hinterlands of Northern England wherein such horrors might be all-too readily imagined - especially as the nights draw in and the early-dark draws a veil over the proceedings therein...

One aspect of Autumn / Fall is Hallowe'en, so I thought maybe something a bit darker might be appropriate here!


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Subject: RE: Favorite Fall Songs
From: Genie
Date: 08 Sep 07 - 01:20 PM

Oh, we have some great threads on Halloween songs here, Sedayne. Just put the word Halloween in the forum search box.

Of course, if we're going to veer off into other fall-related topics, such as harvest, Oktoberfest, etc., we have threads for songs about those, too. E.g., songs like Shine On, Harvest Moon and The Monster Mash.


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Subject: RE: Favorite Fall Songs
From: Genie
Date: 08 Sep 07 - 01:21 PM

... er, I meant to say "songs like Shine On, Harvest Moon and Beer Barrel Polka."


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Subject: RE: Favorite Fall Songs
From: GUEST,Reuben
Date: 10 Feb 08 - 07:41 AM

Ive been looking for guitar chords/ arrangement for Long and Lonely Winter for years. I found the lyrics ok. Can anyone help?

I tried working it out and thought I had it but its gone...


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Subject: RE: Favorite Fall Songs
From: GUEST,Volgadon
Date: 10 Feb 08 - 08:57 AM

"Forever Autumn" Justin Hayward.


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