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A song to cheer me up

GUEST,Ed 01 May 12 - 08:41 PM
GUEST,mg 01 May 12 - 08:45 PM
GUEST,leeneia 01 May 12 - 08:53 PM
GUEST,Ed 01 May 12 - 09:07 PM
Dan Schatz 01 May 12 - 09:09 PM
GUEST,Dani 01 May 12 - 09:17 PM
GUEST,Dani 01 May 12 - 09:18 PM
maeve 01 May 12 - 10:19 PM
Dan Schatz 01 May 12 - 10:53 PM
Cool Beans 01 May 12 - 11:04 PM
Bert 02 May 12 - 01:19 AM
Richard Mellish 02 May 12 - 01:59 AM
Dave Hanson 02 May 12 - 04:18 AM
Marje 02 May 12 - 04:46 AM
saulgoldie 02 May 12 - 06:18 AM
kendall 02 May 12 - 07:46 AM
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freda underhill 02 May 12 - 08:05 AM
GUEST,Suibhne Astray 02 May 12 - 08:10 AM
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Subject: A song to cheer me up
From: GUEST,Ed
Date: 01 May 12 - 08:41 PM

I'm not going into details as to why, as it's quite personal, but I could really do with some musical life affirmation just now.

Any thoughts or youtube links much appreciated.

Thanks, Ed


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Subject: RE: A song to cheer me up
From: GUEST,mg
Date: 01 May 12 - 08:45 PM

How about song of the soul? Beautiful song with probably some of the worst lines anywhere..come to your life like a warrior don't let it bore yer...cover your ears when those lines come around and it might make you happier. mg


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Subject: RE: A song to cheer me up
From: GUEST,leeneia
Date: 01 May 12 - 08:53 PM

thousands of happy people

Watch that, a performance of Shostakovich's Waltz No. 2 for Variety Orchestra, I piece I never even heard of till this week. It's great.

I'm learning to play it on piano.


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Subject: RE: A song to cheer me up
From: GUEST,Ed
Date: 01 May 12 - 09:07 PM

Thanks for the suggestion, mg. It did make me smile, but didn't much cheer me up...

Thanks also to leeneia, I understand where your coming from, and it's lovely music, but it's not quite my bag.

Thanks anyway


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Subject: RE: A song to cheer me up
From: Dan Schatz
Date: 01 May 12 - 09:09 PM

When I released my book and CD, The Song and the Sigh, Lisa Null commented that she appreciated an album filled with songs of hope. Honestly, I hadn't thought about it in exactly those terms, but if it helps, here's a song from that CD.

For that matter, here's one of my older songs.

Of course, there's always the blues. As Charles Schulz once said, "Happiness is a sad song."

I sure hope you feel better.

Dan


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Subject: RE: A song to cheer me up
From: GUEST,Dani
Date: 01 May 12 - 09:17 PM

I don't know why, but this always cheers me up. Maybe it's because no matter what Pete sings, it cheers me up. Still:

http://youtu.be/dkcSp1IcVvM



Dani


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Subject: RE: A song to cheer me up
From: GUEST,Dani
Date: 01 May 12 - 09:18 PM

Sing it with me, I'll give you the words!!

I'll keep plugging on!
Your face will shine through all our tears!


Dani


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Subject: RE: A song to cheer me up
From: maeve
Date: 01 May 12 - 10:19 PM

Ed, when you go to Dan's ReverbNation link, stay long enough to listen to him singing Lois Lyman's "Going On".


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Subject: RE: A song to cheer me up
From: Dan Schatz
Date: 01 May 12 - 10:53 PM

Thanks Maeve. The "Going On" song has helped me through some of the toughest periods of my life.

And it helps that it's written by one of the world's loveliest human beings.

Dan


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Subject: RE: A song to cheer me up
From: Cool Beans
Date: 01 May 12 - 11:04 PM

How about something flat-out silly?



http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7Tzc3w1aRaA


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Subject: RE: A song to cheer me up
From: Bert
Date: 02 May 12 - 01:19 AM

Just Don't jump off the roof Ed.


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Subject: RE: A song to cheer me up
From: Richard Mellish
Date: 02 May 12 - 01:59 AM

Surely a strong candidate is The Mary Ellen Carter, particularly the last verse.

Richard


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Subject: RE: A song to cheer me up
From: Dave Hanson
Date: 02 May 12 - 04:18 AM

From Monty Python ' Always Look On The Bright Side Of Life '

Dave H


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Subject: RE: A song to cheer me up
From: Marje
Date: 02 May 12 - 04:46 AM

I think the recommnedations that work for you may depend on which side ofthe Atlantic you're from ...

One that may work on either side is "How Can I keep From Singing?" Although it is religious, it's also quite inspirational for the non-believer.

Keep singing!

Marje


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Subject: RE: A song to cheer me up
From: saulgoldie
Date: 02 May 12 - 06:18 AM

This song always lifts me up.


When The Rain Comes Down

All the best.

Saul


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Subject: RE: A song to cheer me up
From: kendall
Date: 02 May 12 - 07:46 AM

Go here http://www.soundclick.com/bands/default.cfm?bandID=954289 and click on Three legged man.


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Subject: RE: A song to cheer me up
From: kendall
Date: 02 May 12 - 07:49 AM

Damn, something wrong. Try Kendall Morse sound click.


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Subject: RE: A song to cheer me up
From: freda underhill
Date: 02 May 12 - 08:05 AM

Try this for
Kendall's song


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Subject: RE: A song to cheer me up
From: GUEST,Suibhne Astray
Date: 02 May 12 - 08:10 AM

This always cheers me up (maybe not this version though but it's all I can find right now):

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AvwV2_FGl6c


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Subject: RE: A song to cheer me up
From: freda underhill
Date: 02 May 12 - 08:15 AM

Bombora by the Atlantics,an old Australian surf band...


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Subject: RE: A song to cheer me up
From: GUEST,kendall
Date: 02 May 12 - 12:52 PM

Thanks, Freda.


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Subject: RE: A song to cheer me up
From: the lemonade lady
Date: 02 May 12 - 01:27 PM

http://www.fullcircleofficial.co.uk/ might help


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Subject: RE: A song to cheer me up
From: Phil Edwards
Date: 02 May 12 - 02:18 PM

When I'm feeling low I often feel better after listening to a song that lets me have a good cry. ("Place to be", "Follow me 'ome", "Child among the weeds" - depends on the occasion really.) But when I'm feeling low uplifting songs often make me want to cry ("Every star shall sing a carol", "Hal an tow", "Red wine and promises"...).


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Subject: RE: A song to cheer me up
From: Phil Edwards
Date: 02 May 12 - 03:02 PM

Almost by accident, I've just listened to "Handle me with care" by the Travelling Wilburys. Now that always cheers me up - probably because it's about being on your last legs but still going.


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Subject: RE: A song to cheer me up
From: Elmore
Date: 02 May 12 - 04:34 PM

Sydney Carter's "Lord of the Dance" sung by Tommy Makem, and "Hal An Tow" sung by The Watersons make me cheery, as much for the tunes as the words. You can find them on Youtube.


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Subject: RE: A song to cheer me up
From: kendall
Date: 02 May 12 - 04:34 PM

Gordon Bok's song Turning toward the morning always picks me up.


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Subject: RE: A song to cheer me up
From: GUEST,mg
Date: 02 May 12 - 06:24 PM

Two songs work for me: Ich hatte einem Komaraden and Boys of the Old Brigade. mg


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Subject: RE: A song to cheer me up
From: Ged Fox
Date: 02 May 12 - 07:32 PM

"Even Hitler was a vegetarian"


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Subject: RE: A song to cheer me up
From: RichM
Date: 02 May 12 - 07:37 PM

Go to Youtube.
Search "David Francey" - Lovely songs.
Pick one, and listen.


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Subject: RE: A song to cheer me up
From: dick greenhaus
Date: 02 May 12 - 08:48 PM

THE EENSIE-WEENSIE SPIDER
(Tom Smith, Bob Blue, Trad.)

The eensie-weensie spider went up the water spout
Down came the rain, and washed the spider out.
Out came the sun and dried up all the rain
And the eensie-weensie spider climbed again
She wouldn't let the elements distract her from her goal
The purpose of her struggle was imbedded in her soul;
Now see the sun shine down on beasts, on women and on men
And see that eenie-weensie spider rise again!

cho: Rise again! Rise again!
She will not let misfortune keep her
From doing what she can.
So whether your legs number two, or four or eight or ten
Be like that eensie-weensie spider,
Rise again!

This eensie-weensie metaphor's a lesson to us all
We cannot be defeated if we rise each time we fall
And if you think this story's one you learned too long ago
Then think about some other ones you know:
You know the myth of Sisyphus, and you know Jack and Jill
It's such a potent image, going up and down a hill.
So every time you fall,or lose a lover or a friend
Be like that eensie-weensie spider,
Rise again!

Perhaps you think this allegory goes a bit too far
Climbing up a pipe is not like reaching for a star
But whether it's a water spout or mountain that you climb
You've come this far. Indulge me one more time,
It could be said that each of us climbs up a water spout
The downward pull of gravity's not what it's all about
The upward pull of hope is what will save us in the end
Be like that eensie-weensie spider
Rise again!

Final chorus:
Rise again! Rise again!
Never let misfortune keep you
From doing what you can,
And whether your legs number two
Or four or eight or ten
Be like that eensie-weensie spider,
Rise again!

copyright Tom Smith, Bob Blue
@parody @insect @moral
tune, of course, is Mary Ellen Carter
filename[ EENSIE
TUNE FILE: MARYELEN
CLICK TO PLAY
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works for me!


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Subject: RE: A song to cheer me up
From: GUEST,Ed
Date: 02 May 12 - 09:22 PM

Thank you everyone. I value your contributions and concern more than you realise.

Ed


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Subject: RE: A song to cheer me up
From: freda underhill
Date: 03 May 12 - 07:59 AM

mudcat's good like that. good luck Ed, we're with you.


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Subject: RE: A song to cheer me up
From: kendall
Date: 03 May 12 - 08:09 AM

"The Fuhrer's face" is a good one. It was Spike Jones' first hit.


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Subject: RE: A song to cheer me up
From: GUEST,Tony
Date: 03 May 12 - 10:27 AM

How about Candice Marie and Keith cheering up a fellow camper with the zoo song in Nuts in May?


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Subject: RE: A song to cheer me up
From: GUEST,Tony
Date: 03 May 12 - 10:30 AM

Calypso songs are usually pretty cheery.


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Subject: RE: A song to cheer me up
From: GUEST,Tony
Date: 03 May 12 - 10:31 AM

Here's one with some very bright and playful accompaniment on a cittern or something.


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Subject: RE: A song to cheer me up
From: GUEST,Dani
Date: 03 May 12 - 08:49 PM

Oh, yes, Kendall! Is that the one with the raspberries? Very cathartic. I second the recommendation.

Dani


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Subject: RE: A song to cheer me up
From: GUEST,MikeK
Date: 03 May 12 - 10:48 PM

Ed (Guest)- you requested "some musical life affirmation" Never Be the Sun, written by Donagh Long, does it for me. I hope it does for you, too. Here's a link to Dolores Keane's version on YouTube: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qPUv_nRIaRw - (or search for Never Be the Sun in YouTube!)
Mike


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