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Songs for the impending apocalypse

Helen 21 Mar 20 - 07:01 PM
Thomas Stern 21 Mar 20 - 08:19 PM
oldhippie 21 Mar 20 - 08:26 PM
mg 21 Mar 20 - 08:38 PM
Steve Shaw 21 Mar 20 - 08:39 PM
GUEST,Gerry 22 Mar 20 - 01:13 AM
Helen 22 Mar 20 - 02:21 AM
Hagman 22 Mar 20 - 04:01 AM
Helen 22 Mar 20 - 04:17 AM
GUEST,henryp 22 Mar 20 - 05:02 AM
Hagman 22 Mar 20 - 05:08 AM
allanwill 22 Mar 20 - 07:03 PM
Joe G 22 Mar 20 - 07:29 PM
rich-joy 22 Mar 20 - 11:29 PM
Helen 22 Mar 20 - 11:48 PM
Rob 'Mad Jock' Wright 23 Mar 20 - 05:25 AM
Neil D 23 Mar 20 - 05:56 AM
Neil D 23 Mar 20 - 11:19 AM
GUEST,Peter Laban 23 Mar 20 - 11:33 AM
rich-joy 23 Mar 20 - 06:19 PM
Felipa 23 Mar 20 - 07:08 PM
Joe MacGillivray 24 Mar 20 - 11:25 AM
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Helen 24 Mar 20 - 04:34 PM
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Subject: Songs etc for the impending apocalypse
From: Helen
Date: 21 Mar 20 - 07:01 PM

I've been thinking of songs, books, movies etc relating to the end of the world or the apocalypse etc. Don't know why. Is there not anything else happening in the world apart from the COVID 19 pandemic!!??

So to start the list:

REM - The End Of The World As We Know It
Barry McGuire - Eve of Destruction
Mental As Anything - Apocalypso
Timbuk 3 - The Future's So Bright

or even
the now deceased Kenny Rogers - The Gambler

"You've got to know when to hold them, know when to fold them, know when to walk away and know when to run"

Then of course there are movies and/or books like Pratchett & Gaiman's Good Omens (with a happy ending), Margaret Atwood's books like the MaddAdam series or The Heart Goes Last, John Crowley's book Engine Summer.

And then we have all those apocalyptic movies designed to send us into a death spiral of horror and fear. I have to admit I don't watch those so I'm relying on other people to list them, if you want.

Uplifting songs etc would be very nice.

Some spirituals about being raised up to heaven, for example.

Basically anything you can think of which is relevant to the world as it is right now in the throes of this pandemic, or as it will be or even as it should be, like being a strong community and working together to overcome hardship.


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Subject: RE: Songs for the impending apocalypse
From: Thomas Stern
Date: 21 Mar 20 - 08:19 PM

Tom Lehrer - we'll All Go together when We Go

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TIoBrob3bjI


Thomas.


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Subject: RE: Songs for the impending apocalypse
From: oldhippie
Date: 21 Mar 20 - 08:26 PM

Danny Howe "The Last War"


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Subject: RE: Songs for the impending apocalypse
From: mg
Date: 21 Mar 20 - 08:38 PM

the hour that the ship comes in


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Subject: RE: Songs for the impending apocalypse
From: Steve Shaw
Date: 21 Mar 20 - 08:39 PM

Bollocks to all this. Let's go life-affirming. Try Mozart's Sinfonia Concertante, K364. Or Tchaikovsky's Serenade for Strings. Or Beethoven 7. Or Dvorak's Scherzo Capriccioso. In a dark time, the eye begins to see...


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Subject: RE: Songs for the impending apocalypse
From: GUEST,Gerry
Date: 22 Mar 20 - 01:13 AM

Steve Shaw, there's already a thread for comforting songs, let's keep this thread for doom & destruction. So Long, Mom (I'm off to drop The Bomb), another Tom Lehrer goody.


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Subject: RE: Songs for the impending apocalypse
From: Helen
Date: 22 Mar 20 - 02:21 AM

No Gerry, I just opened up the thread for any music, book or movie which appears relevant to the current times. If it is just doom and gloom then no one will want to read it. We need some light relief.


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Subject: RE: Songs for the impending apocalypse
From: Hagman
Date: 22 Mar 20 - 04:01 AM

Arthur Brown's "Fire" springs to mind...

There's also the compilation album "Doom and Gloom: Early Songs Of Angst And Disaster 1927-1945":

Blind Willie Johnson         God Moves On The Water         
Roy Acuff & His Crazy Tennesseans         Wreck On The Highway         
Charlie Poole With The North Carolina Ramblers         Baltimore Fire         
Big Bill Broonzy         Southern Flood Blues         
Lulu Belle & Scotty         That Crazy War         
William & Versey Smith        When That Great Ship Went Down         
Karl & Harty                When The Atom Bomb Fell         
G.B. Grayson/Henry Whitter        He's Coming To Us Dead         
Bessie Smith                                         Back Water Blues         
Joe Williams                 Providence Help The Poor People         
The Carter Family         The Dying Solider         
Cofer Brothers                 The Great Ship Went Down         
Kansas Joe & Memphis Minnie         When The Levee Breaks         
Blind Alfred Reed         Explosion In The Fairmont Mines         
Charley Patton                 High Water Everywhere         
Dixon Brothers, The        School House Fire         
Dixon Brothers, The, with Riley Puckett & Clayton McMichen         The Wreck Of The Old Southern Old '97         
Casey Bill Weldon         Flood Water Blues         
The Allen Brothers         Jake Walk Blues         
Richard "Rabbit" Brown         Sinking Of The Titanic         
Carolina Twins                 Off To War I'm Going         
Cauley Family                 Lumberton Wreck         
Asa Martin & James Roberts         Rycove Cyclone         
Blind Willie Johnson         Dark Was The Night - Cold Was The Ground


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Subject: RE: Songs for the impending apocalypse
From: Helen
Date: 22 Mar 20 - 04:17 AM

Wow Hagman, that's an impressive list!

Wow! That's all I can say.


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Subject: RE: Songs for the impending apocalypse
From: GUEST,henryp
Date: 22 Mar 20 - 05:02 AM

The Deluge - Jackson Browne

Some of them were dreamers and some of them were fools
Who were making plans and thinking of the future
With the energy of the innocent They were gathering the tools
They would need to make their journey back to nature

While the sand slipped through the opening
And their hands reached for the golden ring
With their hearts they turned to each other's hearts for refuge
In the troubled years that came before the deluge

Let the music keep our spirits high
Let the buildings keep our children dry
Let creation reveal its secrets by and by, by and by
When the light that's lost within us reaches the sky


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Subject: RE: Songs for the impending apocalypse
From: Hagman
Date: 22 Mar 20 - 05:08 AM

That's "BEFORE the Deluge" - even more apposite!


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Subject: RE: Songs for the impending apocalypse
From: allanwill
Date: 22 Mar 20 - 07:03 PM

I think Aussie country singer Kasey Chambers sums it up:

"We're All Gonna Die Someday"

We're all gonna die someday lord
We're all gonna die someday
Mama's on pills daddy's over the hill
But we're all gonna die someday

Well it hurts down here on Earth lord
It hurts down here on Earth
It hurts down here cause we're running out of beer
But we're all gonna die someday

We're all gonna die someday lord
We're all gonna die someday
Mama's on pills daddy's over the hill
But we're all gonna die someday

Well all of my friends are stoned lord
All of my friends are stoned
Janie got stoned cause she couldn't get boned
But we're all gonna die someday

We're all gonna die someday lord
We're all gonna die someday
Mama's on pills daddy's over the hill
But we're all gonna die someday

Well they can all kiss my ass lord
They can all kiss my ass
If they want to kiss my ass well they better make it fast
'Cos we're all gonna die someday

We're all gonna die someday lord
We're all gonna die someday
Mama's on pills daddy's over the hill
But we're all gonna die someday

I say

We're all gonna die someday lord
We're all gonna die someday
Mama's on pills daddy's over the hill
But we're all gonna die someday


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Subject: RE: Songs for the impending apocalypse
From: Joe G
Date: 22 Mar 20 - 07:29 PM

I'v ementioned this before but Jon Boden's Songs from the Floodplain album is, from those that I have heard, the best album of the 21st century and proved to be so prescient

Ultimately it is an optimistic set of songs though suggesting that songs will survive as we return to a simpler way of life. We are seeing this in the incredible sharing od music on the internet at the moment with virtual folk clubs, virtual festivals and so much more being set up

There is hope even in the darkest of days


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Subject: RE: Songs for the impending apocalypse
From: rich-joy
Date: 22 Mar 20 - 11:29 PM

I'm rather fond of this number from 1986 - both an underrated song and group :

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CyLEI9C4Z4o

The Housemartins : Think for a Minute (slow version)

Cheers,
R-J


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Subject: RE: Songs for the impending apocalypse
From: Helen
Date: 22 Mar 20 - 11:48 PM

Kasey Chambers - We're All Gonna Die Someday


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Subject: RE: Songs for the impending apocalypse
From: Rob 'Mad Jock' Wright
Date: 23 Mar 20 - 05:25 AM

Angie Wright.    Cry of the World.


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Subject: RE: Songs for the impending apocalypse
From: Neil D
Date: 23 Mar 20 - 05:56 AM

LC: "Everybody Knows"
Not only is there a line that says: everybody knows the plague is coming, everybody knows that it's moving fast; there's also this verse:
Everybody knows that the boat is leaking
Everybody knows the captain lied
Everybody got this broken feeling
Like their father or their dog just died.

How appropriate is that for us here in the U S where our "captain" has lied about this from the beginning. Just 3 weeks ago he said we would be down to zero cases in no time and now we're reporting over 300,000 and the worst yet to come.


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Subject: RE: Songs for the impending apocalypse
From: Neil D
Date: 23 Mar 20 - 11:19 AM

Oops. I added an extra 0 to that stat. Tha number of confirmed cases in the U S is now 35,000.


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Subject: RE: Songs for the impending apocalypse
From: GUEST,Peter Laban
Date: 23 Mar 20 - 11:33 AM

When the man comes around - Johnny Cash


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Subject: RE: Songs for the impending apocalypse
From: rich-joy
Date: 23 Mar 20 - 06:19 PM

Gary Joules and Michael Andrews' 2001 remake of Tears for Fears 1982 song "MAD WORLD" made a big impression on me after I heard it in the film "Donnie Darko" :

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4N3N1MlvVc4

Cheers,
R-J


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Subject: RE: Songs for the impending apocalypse
From: Felipa
Date: 23 Mar 20 - 07:08 PM

"Some little bug is going to find you someday" (in the Mudcat forum as "some little bug is going to get you someday" or maybe "gonna" instead of "going to") written in 1915. Lots of recordings can be found on youtube

There should be some good songs written by the survivors of the pandemic … maybe we are too much in shock at the moment to be penning lyrics.

Do you think Corona beer will need to be renamed, or will it surge in popularity with its current name?
Which reminds me of another song, "Down in the Valley to Pray" aka Down to the River to pray - "who will wear the starry crown? Oh lord, show me the way."


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Subject: RE: Songs for the impending apocalypse
From: Joe MacGillivray
Date: 24 Mar 20 - 11:25 AM

The Man Cones Around: Written and Performed by Johnny Cash, mentioned above. I love that song too. There was a study on that song and apocalyptic songs in general and it reviewed this Man In Black masterpiece. It was considered to be in mainstream contemporary music the ultimate song pertaining to the apocalypse. It was inspired by a dream Johnny had and was bases mainly on Revelations and with later-on religious symbolism.


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Subject: RE: Songs for the impending apocalypse
From: Joe MacGillivray
Date: 24 Mar 20 - 11:26 AM

I saved the piece of journalism. I'll try to find it and share on here.


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Subject: RE: Songs for the impending apocalypse
From: Donuel
Date: 24 Mar 20 - 01:27 PM

From: Donuel - PM
Date: 24 Mar 20 - 08:21 AM

(the heart goes on)

Every night on TV
I see it, I hear it
That's how I know Covid goes on
Far across the distance
And spaces between us
You have come to show you go on
Here, there, wherever you are
I believe that the virus goes on
Once more you open the door
And you're here in my nose
And my cough will go on and on
Covid can touch us one time
And last for a lifetime
And never let go 'til we're gone

Once more…you open the door...

Subject: RE: BS: Sweet Caroline
From: Donuel - PM
Date: 24 Mar 20 - 08:01 AM

Where it began, I can't begin to knowing
But then I know it's growing strong
Was in the spring
And spring became the summer
Who'd have believed it would come along
Hands, not touching hands
Reaching out, not touching me, not touching you

Sweet Quarantine
Good times never seemed so bad
I've been inclined
To believe we never could
But now I
Look at the night and it don't seem so lonely
We filled it up with only two
And when I hurt
Hurting runs off my shoulders
How can I hurt without holding you
One, not touching one
Reaching out, not touching me, not touching you…
Sweet Quarantine
Good times never felt so bad...


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Subject: RE: Songs for the impending apocalypse
From: Helen
Date: 24 Mar 20 - 04:34 PM

Very clever, Donuel. Sweet Quarantine!

Leo Sayer - When I Need You

Miles and miles of empty space in between us
The telephone can't take the place of your smile
But you know I won't be travelin' forever
It's cold out but hold out and do I like I do

When I need you
I just close my eyes and I'm with you
And all that I so want to give you babe
It's only a heartbeat away


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Subject: RE: Songs for the impending apocalypse
From: Helen
Date: 24 Mar 20 - 04:39 PM

"What'll I Do?" The Nat King Cole Trio


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Subject: RE: Songs for the impending apocalypse
From: Steve Shaw
Date: 25 Mar 20 - 11:49 AM

Well I'm not having this apocalypse malarkey. It's bad but it's not going to be an apocalypse (I tell myself). Driving back from my mum's care home this afternoon (I haven't been allowed in for two weeks and she's too deaf for the telephone, so I dropped in a bottle of Bailey's and a nice letter), I put Sgt Pepper on and was singing my head off, "Yes I admit it's getting better (it can't get no worse...)" and made meself laugh when I sang that line. Right now I'm sitting outside my house (I have no neighbours within a quarter of a mile) in lovely spring sunshine. The robins and wrens and a chiffchaff are singing away and I have Beethoven's Pastoral playing on YouTube. Make sure you google the Carlos Kleiber version... Plenty of negatives to come to belabour us but let's grab the occasional positive too...

So my apocalypse song is the Beatles singing Getting Better, even though it CAN get worse...

[Thus spake the smug bugger with a sufficiency of bumwipe I hear you say...]


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Subject: RE: Songs for the impending apocalypse
From: Steve Shaw
Date: 25 Mar 20 - 12:05 PM

And don't stop the Beethoven until you've heard the applause...


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Subject: RE: Songs for the impending apocalypse
From: Helen
Date: 25 Mar 20 - 03:05 PM

The Rotterdam Philharmonic Orchestra's Virtual Beethoven 9th

But where was the choir?


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Subject: RE: Songs for the impending apocalypse
From: Steve Shaw
Date: 25 Mar 20 - 04:23 PM

That was utterly lovely. Life-affirming. Just what the world needs to stave off apocalypses!


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Subject: RE: Songs for the impending apocalypse
From: Steve Shaw
Date: 25 Mar 20 - 04:33 PM

...And they were all doing it in self-isolation from their bedrooms!


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Subject: RE: Songs for the impending apocalypse
From: Ebbie
Date: 25 Mar 20 - 04:34 PM

We might as well have a chuckle at the same time. So, I'll Never Get Out of this World Alive, Hank Williams; and Shel Silverstein's You're Still Gonna Die. Oh, dear- I just remembered Roy Acuff's When the Pale Horse and His Rider Goes By. Not too many chuckles in that one.


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Subject: RE: Songs for the impending apocalypse
From: Helen
Date: 25 Mar 20 - 04:34 PM

Yes but where was the choir hiding?


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Subject: RE: Songs for the impending apocalypse
From: gillymor
Date: 25 Mar 20 - 04:40 PM

Wherever they were I hope they were all standing at least 6 feet apart. Nice link.


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Subject: RE: Songs for the impending apocalypse
From: Helen
Date: 25 Mar 20 - 04:47 PM

There was another one for over 1000 singers world wide but now I've been infected with the EWV-20 - EarWorm Virus 2020). I don't like that song at all but it doesn't stop my brain from injecting into my ears, Grrr!!

Couch Choir - (They Long To Be) Close To You


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Subject: RE: Songs for the impending apocalypse
From: Helen
Date: 25 Mar 20 - 06:28 PM

Ok, some of my fave classical pieces:

Adagio Appassionato for violin & orchestra, Op 57 by Max Bruch

The first time I heard this I was in the car listening to the ABC Classic FM station. I stopped the car to go into a shop but I listened transfixed, tears streaming down my face. When I finally went into the shop the people must have thought someone in my family had died.

When I hear it I think of those dreadful scenes when the Jewish people were discovered in the camps.

But by the end of the piece it is uplifting. So, strength and resilience in times of trouble.

Note: now I am listening to it as I type but I have to hear it to the end. I can't shut it off part way through. When I am anxious or stressed about something I will quite often play it over and over again.

Vivaldi - Gloria RV589
Domine Deus, Rex Coelestis

Vivaldi: Concerto In G Minor For 2 Cellos, RV 531 - 2. Largo - Bobby McFerrin

There are a heap more on my list but that will do for a start.


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Subject: RE: Songs for the impending apocalypse
From: Steve Shaw
Date: 25 Mar 20 - 06:48 PM

If you want another couch orchestra in those straitened times, there's the Toronto Symphony Orchestra doing Appalachian Spring from their bedrooms (google it yerself). An inspiring verse for these modern times:

They cut me down and I leapt up high;
I am the life that'll never, never die.
I'll live in you if you'll live in me:
I am the lord of the dance, said he.

(I always had a big print of that verse on me classroom wall...)


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Subject: RE: Songs for the impending apocalypse
From: Steve Shaw
Date: 25 Mar 20 - 06:50 PM

Close To You is wonderful...


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Subject: RE: Songs for the impending apocalypse
From: Helen
Date: 25 Mar 20 - 07:18 PM

Feel Like I'm Fixin To Die' Rag

Country Joe Mcdonald at Woodstock


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Subject: RE: Songs for the impending apocalypse
From: Steve Shaw
Date: 25 Mar 20 - 07:31 PM

Whoopee!

I love that and always have (though Jimi outdid him), but I'm trying to turn the tide here! :-)


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Subject: RE: Songs for the impending apocalypse
From: Steve Shaw
Date: 25 Mar 20 - 07:40 PM

If you want uplifting classical, try Mozart's Sinfonia Concertante K364. It's been in my desert island discs final eight for at least three decades.

Or, if you're short of time, try the finale of Mozart's Jupiter symphony. It's a miracle I tell you...


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Subject: RE: Songs for the impending apocalypse
From: allanwill
Date: 25 Mar 20 - 07:57 PM

Richard Thompson

Keep Your Distance

If I cross your path again,
Who knows where,
Who knows when
On some morning without number,
On some highway without end
Don't grasp my hand and say
"Fate has brought you here today"
Oh fate is only fooling with us, friend

Keep your distance, oh keep your distance
When I feel you close to me what can I do but fall
Keep your distance, keep your distance

Ah with us it must be all or none at all
It's a desperate game we play,
Throw our souls, our lives, away
Wounds that can't be mended
And debts that can't be paid
Oh I played and I got stung
Now I'm biting back my tongue
I'm sweeping out
The footprints where I strayed

Keep your distance, keep your distance
When I feel you close to me what can I do but fall
Keep your distance, oh keep your distance
With us it must be all or none at all
Keep your distance, oh keep your distance

When I feel you close to me what can I do but fall
Keep your distance, oh keep your distance
With us it must be all or none at all
With us it must be all or none at all
With us it must be all or none at all


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Subject: RE: Songs for the impending apocalypse
From: Helen
Date: 25 Mar 20 - 08:33 PM

Just found this while searching for the Richard Thompson song:

Procol Harum - A Whiter Shade of Pale, live in Denmark 2006 with orchestra and chorus.

Totally not relevant to the impending apocalypse, but a beautiful piece of music nonetheless.


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Subject: RE: Songs for the impending apocalypse
From: GUEST,Gerry
Date: 25 Mar 20 - 08:41 PM

Chorus of My Gal:

Well, I'll be there in the morning if I live.
I will be there in the morning if I don't get killed.
If I nevermore see you again
Be sure to remember me...

Not in the DT, at least, not under the name My Gal, but there was a discussion https://mudcat.org/thread.cfm?threadid=10523.


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Subject: RE: Songs for the impending apocalypse
From: GUEST,Gerry
Date: 26 Mar 20 - 02:49 AM

Bukka White, High Fever Blues.

I'm taken down with the fever, and it won't let me sleep
I'm taken down with the fever, and it won't let me sleep
It was about three o'clock, before he would let me be

I wish somebody, would come and drive my fever away
I wish somebody, come and drive my fever away
This fever I'm havin', sho' weaves in my way

The fever I'm havin', sho' is hard on a man
The fever I'm havin', sho' is hard on a man
They don't allow my lover, come and shake my hand

I wonder what's the matter with the fever, sho' is hard on a man
I want to know what's the matter, how come this fever hard on a man
Doctor said "ain't the fever, that's your lover has another man"

Doctor get your fever gauge, and put it under my tongue
Doctor get your fever gauge, and put it under my tongue
Doctor says "all you need, your lover in your arms"

I wants my lover, come and drive my fever away
I wants my lover, come and drive my fever away
Doctor says she'll do me more good in a day, than he would in all of his days


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Subject: RE: Songs for the impending apocalypse
From: GUEST,Starship
Date: 26 Mar 20 - 09:37 AM

HTCANM https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_Jil_XT-NA4


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Subject: RE: Songs for the impending apocalypse
From: Helen
Date: 26 Mar 20 - 03:20 PM

Excellent suggestion Starship. That song was in a song book when I was in year 6, so it has been a favourite of mine for most of my life.

We have it on our session music list but we don't play it very often. We'll have to give it a run next week, IF we can hold our session that is. We are thinking of doing it out in a park instead of someone's house for social distancing reasons but also to share the music with other people.


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Subject: RE: Songs for the impending apocalypse
From: GUEST,Starship
Date: 26 Mar 20 - 03:43 PM

Helen, the virus is quite contagious, so please be extra careful. Regarding the song, there is an excellent rendition done by Emmylou Harris which I'll go find.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4zdXr3CnBGs


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Subject: RE: Songs for the impending apocalypse
From: Helen
Date: 26 Mar 20 - 03:50 PM

I'll be negotiating with the group via email to look at our options. We might have to shut down the session group for the first time in 40 years.


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Subject: RE: Songs for the impending apocalypse
From: GUEST,Starship
Date: 26 Mar 20 - 03:56 PM

Probably a wise decision to cancel for now. I wish you well.


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Subject: RE: Songs for the impending apocalypse
From: Helen
Date: 26 Mar 20 - 03:57 PM

I'll send them the links to the De Dannan and the Emmylou Harris versions. That will inspire them to play it again.


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Subject: RE: Songs for the impending apocalypse
From: GUEST,guest
Date: 27 Mar 20 - 10:41 AM

Ashes to ashes by John Kirkpatrick, then there's Don't fear the Reaper...The Doctor Calls by Ian Telfer..


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Subject: RE: Songs for the impending apocalypse
From: Donuel
Date: 27 Mar 20 - 12:45 PM

Motzart and Barber
Playing these live are amazing


There is of course Pavarotti rndition of Nessun Dorme'https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cWc7vYjgnTs&list=PLdQTzxTUnlsEnXE6kHyykOoxa2rwjSQtS&index=43

and my fav schindlers list


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Subject: RE: Songs for the impending apocalypse
From: voyager
Date: 27 Mar 20 - 05:38 PM

Home on the Front Range lyrics written in the early '80s with doom-and-gloom all around. Check it out.

voyager
Stories and Songs


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Subject: RE: Songs for the impending apocalypse
From: voyager
Date: 27 Mar 20 - 05:39 PM

repost

HOME ON THE FRONT RANGE (c)
--------------------------
Oh give me a home
In the disarmament zone
Where the Breeder Reactors don't prey
Where seldom you see
Radio-activity
And the Ozone stays intact all day

CHORUS
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Home, safe from the Bomb
A hearth that always stays warm
With some person you're lovin'
And no microwave oven
Singing Tunes to move you along

Oh give me some space
Free of nuclear waste
And the fallout that comes from the storm
Where working makes sense
You pay low-budget rents
And the neighbors still party 'til dawn

CHORUS

New Verse (2010)

Crossed the country by car
With a Martin Guitar
To make the Front Range our new home
And now that we're settled
Ma and Pa Kettle
Can watch where the buffalo roam


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Subject: RE: Songs for the impending apocalypse
From: Mrrzy
Date: 29 Mar 20 - 04:05 PM

Hee hee https://youtube.com/watch?v=CsHRvaYCJ7E


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Subject: RE: Songs for the impending apocalypse
From: Neil D
Date: 01 Apr 20 - 10:18 AM

Weeping

Early this morning I woke from my sleeping
The damp of my cheeks let me know I'd been weeping
Wide awake now, I can't get back to sleep
I sit on the bed and continue to weep
I weep for the aged and those who're infirm
I weep for the children no longer able to learn
I weep for the doctors, the nurses and such
I weep for a world denied the comfort of touch
I'm up and I'm dressed and having my coffee
I sit down and turn on some news
I watch for a minute to see how they spin it
I turn it off now I'm crying the blues
I weep for the stranded, desperate to get home
And those who're not only dying but dying alone
Those with no respirator who can't catch a breath
And those for whom triage has chosen for Death
It's lunchtime now and I better eat something
I'll cook the food my son left on the stairs
My wife the RN is now living at work
I'm here with my dogs, but alone with my cares
I weep for the families from whom a loved one was torn
I weep for the young and those yet to me born
I weep for New Yorkers who urgently asked
But now doctors are dying for the want of a mask
God damn it I wish I could stop all the crying
But they're pitching tents in the park to house all the dying
Its suppertime now but who feels like eating
With humanity taking such a bloody ass beating
I weep for our people whose leaders are senseless
I weep for the poor, the weak, the defenseless
I weep for those taken and those who are spared
I weep for the lonely and those who are scared
It's late at night and I take to my bed
I scruff up the pillow under my head
But my eyes defy me and continue to weep
As I strive for the silence and the darkness of sleep

                                  Neil Devore


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