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Sweet Magical Songs Needed

Thomas the Rhymer 26 Jul 00 - 06:46 PM
SINSULL 26 Jul 00 - 06:50 PM
Mbo 26 Jul 00 - 06:51 PM
Catrin 26 Jul 00 - 06:57 PM
Gary T 26 Jul 00 - 06:59 PM
Sorcha 26 Jul 00 - 07:00 PM
Amergin 26 Jul 00 - 07:03 PM
GUEST,Banjo Johnny 26 Jul 00 - 07:14 PM
Mbo 26 Jul 00 - 07:30 PM
Joe Offer 26 Jul 00 - 07:42 PM
Dulci46 26 Jul 00 - 07:59 PM
Thomas the Rhymer 26 Jul 00 - 09:32 PM
Mbo 26 Jul 00 - 09:39 PM
GUEST,Shanti 26 Jul 00 - 09:42 PM
MMario 26 Jul 00 - 09:52 PM
Thomas the Rhymer 27 Jul 00 - 01:32 AM
Barbara 27 Jul 00 - 01:49 AM
Thomas the Rhymer 27 Jul 00 - 01:51 AM
Alice 27 Jul 00 - 02:03 AM
Mark Cohen 27 Jul 00 - 02:35 AM
Thomas the Rhymer 27 Jul 00 - 02:47 AM
Mbo 27 Jul 00 - 07:25 AM
Dulci46 27 Jul 00 - 07:57 AM
Mbo 27 Jul 00 - 08:17 AM
Thomas the Rhymer 27 Jul 00 - 12:44 PM
Kim C 27 Jul 00 - 12:54 PM
MMario 27 Jul 00 - 01:07 PM
Mbo 27 Jul 00 - 01:16 PM
Thomas the Rhymer 27 Jul 00 - 01:35 PM
Amergin 27 Jul 00 - 01:37 PM
MMario 27 Jul 00 - 01:41 PM
Thomas the Rhymer 27 Jul 00 - 01:50 PM
Bearheart 27 Jul 00 - 11:50 PM
Mbo 27 Jul 00 - 11:52 PM
Thomas the Rhymer 27 Jul 00 - 11:52 PM
Sorcha 28 Jul 00 - 12:14 AM
Thomas the Rhymer 28 Jul 00 - 12:22 AM
Mark Cohen 28 Jul 00 - 03:08 AM
MMario 28 Jul 00 - 08:51 AM
Mbo 28 Jul 00 - 10:57 AM
Sean Belt 28 Jul 00 - 11:21 AM
GUEST,dan evergreen 28 Jul 00 - 11:29 AM
Ebbie 28 Jul 00 - 11:33 AM
Patrish(inactive) 28 Jul 00 - 12:03 PM
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Thomas the Rhymer 28 Jul 00 - 02:55 PM
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Subject: Sweet Magical Songs ARISE!
From: Thomas the Rhymer
Date: 26 Jul 00 - 06:46 PM

I would like very much to find songs that sparkle. You know, the type of song that insires with hope without being a hymn, adds meaning to our lives without being cynical, and is so melodic that it swoons the people three doors down even though they can't quite hear it... I have long felt that some songs have this quality, but some tell me that it is more the singer than the song,... I'm ready. I want the songs. Know any?

Highland Rover, St. Helena, Witch of the Westmerlands, Bailiff's daughter of Islington, and Bonny Betsy Logan are a few.


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Subject: RE: Sweet Magical Songs Needed
From: SINSULL
Date: 26 Jul 00 - 06:50 PM

"Hard Times"


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Subject: RE: Sweet Magical Songs Needed
From: Mbo
Date: 26 Jul 00 - 06:51 PM

Dang, don't know ANY of those! I'd recommend, with my bulletproof vest firmly in place, "Whatever" by Oasis. A slow, song of hope, with great happy melody, and awesome laid-back harmonica stylings...a great song of hope indeed to young traditional players of this day "I'm free to be whatever, whatever I want, and I'll sing the blues if I want." Sorry...I'm working on the acoustic version now...


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Subject: RE: Sweet Magical Songs Needed
From: Catrin
Date: 26 Jul 00 - 06:57 PM

'Everything POssible' by Fred West

'Come by The Hills' - not sure who by

Both in DT

I think this thread will produce some interesting comments. I do believe that 'Beauty is in the eye of the beholder' but it will be good to see the different songs that each of us might choose as being special in the way you describe.

Cheers,

Catrin


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Subject: RE: Sweet Magical Songs Needed
From: Gary T
Date: 26 Jul 00 - 06:59 PM

"Frog Kissing", written by Buddy Kalb (of "Mississippi Squirrel Revival" fame) and recorded by Chet Atkins. In my opinion, it meets your criteria. I hope you enjoy it as much as I do.


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Subject: RE: Sweet Magical Songs Needed
From: Sorcha
Date: 26 Jul 00 - 07:00 PM

Well, it's "new" and copyrighted, but AshOaken Farewell does it for me. So does Andy M. Stewart's Take Her in Your Arms. Sittin' On the Dock Of the Bay, Wabash Blues (or almost any bues, for that matter). Sweet Georgia Brown.


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Subject: RE: Sweet Magical Songs Needed
From: Amergin
Date: 26 Jul 00 - 07:03 PM

I like Andy M. Stewart's My Heart It Belongs To She... I always thought Take Her In Your Arms was about a drag queen....


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Subject: RE: Sweet Magical Songs Needed
From: GUEST,Banjo Johnny
Date: 26 Jul 00 - 07:14 PM

"We Shall Overcome" - gets them every time == Johnny


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Subject: RE: Sweet Magical Songs Needed
From: Mbo
Date: 26 Jul 00 - 07:30 PM

He Ain't Heavy, He's My Brother....always makes me cry.


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Subject: RE: Sweet Magical Songs Needed
From: Joe Offer
Date: 26 Jul 00 - 07:42 PM

Remember that if you're listing songs that aren't in the Digital Tradition or Forum, it's a really nice thing to post the lyrics (and Dick will yell at you if you don't).
-Joe Offer-


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Subject: RE: Sweet Magical Songs Needed
From: Dulci46
Date: 26 Jul 00 - 07:59 PM

Ain't It A Beautiful Day, and Sweet Angels Dream by Sam Stone


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Subject: RE: Sweet Magical Songs Needed
From: Thomas the Rhymer
Date: 26 Jul 00 - 09:32 PM

Right Joe, I haven't even checked on a couple of the ones I play...

So far so good... I'm especially interested in what is known these days as ancient, but keep em comming!

Mbo, I think Oasis ROCKS!, "she's electric" is one of my faves, as well as "Wonder Wall" which gets everyone a bit up.


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Subject: RE: Sweet Magical Songs Needed
From: Mbo
Date: 26 Jul 00 - 09:39 PM

O my God! Thomas, another Oasis fan? A rare occurance indeed! I LOVE "She's Electric"! It's one of only 3 songs I have memorized, the others being "Digsy's Diner" and "Put Yer Money Where Yer Mouth Is" by Oasis as well.

You and I, we're gonna live forever, my friend!

--Matt


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Subject: RE: Sweet Magical Songs Needed
From: GUEST,Shanti
Date: 26 Jul 00 - 09:42 PM

How about Lady Keith's Lament or Who Will Comfort Me? They always get to me. The latter actually makes me cry every time I hear it.


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Subject: RE: Sweet Magical Songs Needed
From: MMario
Date: 26 Jul 00 - 09:52 PM

Jock O'Hazeldean


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Subject: RE: Sweet Magical Songs Needed
From: Thomas the Rhymer
Date: 27 Jul 00 - 01:32 AM

MMario, I have looked a bit, and haven't found a trace of Jock O'hazeldean. You've got me going... any clues?


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Subject: RE: Sweet Magical Songs Needed
From: Barbara
Date: 27 Jul 00 - 01:49 AM

"Everything Possible" is by Fred Small not West, and is in RUS.
Let me think a bit and I'll post some for you tomorrow.
Blessings,
Barbara


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Subject: RE: Sweet Magical Songs Needed
From: Thomas the Rhymer
Date: 27 Jul 00 - 01:51 AM

OOPS< well I should say... YES!... found it on Gaughan's website, (-;(-;(-;(-;(-;(-;(-;(-;


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Subject: RE: Sweet Magical Songs Needed
From: Alice
Date: 27 Jul 00 - 02:03 AM

Lovely Joan (it turns out well for the girl, anyway). I like the way Anam recorded it. Type @myth into the DT search box and you will get lots of songs that are the type you describe.

Alice


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Subject: RE: Sweet Magical Songs Needed
From: Mark Cohen
Date: 27 Jul 00 - 02:35 AM

Hi, Thomas! Priscilla Herdman recorded a beautiful version of Jock O'Hazeldean on her first album, The Water Lily. Also on that album, I've always liked Do You Think That I Do Not Know, though it's a bit sadder than I think you're looking for. Wow, so many others...Fred Small's Jimmy Come Lately and, oh, don't think I know the title:

May the rain run off your shoulder when you're caught in a storm
When the frost comes a-callin' may it find you safe and warm
May your place be set, may your promises be kept
May you never forget you are loved

Several by Gordon Bok, Hearth and Fire and Turning Toward the Morning come to mind, Bob Franke's Thanksgiving Eve (in fact, just about anything by Bob Franke), a song called On Your Way Home by Luther Schutz. And then the ancient ones: Lady Franklin's Lament, Thousands Or More, oh, where is my songbook when I need it? I'll stop now and get back to work, and try to add more later. Thanks for starting this thread. And Joe, I promise to check the DT and add those from the above list that aren't in there--at least the ones I remember the words to!

Aloha,
Mark


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Subject: RE: Sweet Magical Songs Needed
From: Thomas the Rhymer
Date: 27 Jul 00 - 02:47 AM

Mark, you are a gem in the crown of creation...thanks!


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Subject: RE: Sweet Magical Songs Needed
From: Mbo
Date: 27 Jul 00 - 07:25 AM

I know ye prob'ly don't, but if you wanna hear "Whatever", you can listen to it here.

--M


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Subject: RE: Sweet Magical Songs Needed
From: Dulci46
Date: 27 Jul 00 - 07:57 AM

Mbo,

The clicky thing don't work


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Subject: RE: Sweet Magical Songs Needed
From: Mbo
Date: 27 Jul 00 - 08:17 AM

The link is wonky...keep trying, it'll come up.


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Subject: RE: Sweet Magical Songs Needed
From: Thomas the Rhymer
Date: 27 Jul 00 - 12:44 PM

Thanks, Mbo, but I "let go" of all my Oasis ('whatever' included) when I found out that they were a 'project'. Also, though I was "rocker" for many years,... I have sort of picked up the pieces of my roots, and moved backwards into the traditions that I grew up with. Its like I'm not satisfied with contemporary music unless it is firmly based in folk foundations. It is true, I think, and it can be argued with great force, that grunge pop is expressing todays feelings effectively, as is rap, industrial, way out jazz, and even country...

But as for me, I want magic that is soooo strong, that it needs only a clear voice, an acoustic instrument, and people open and close... harmonising without even trying to.

Enjoy it Mbo, your heart is big, so,..., whatever you do will carry ya through!

ttr


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Subject: RE: Sweet Magical Songs Needed
From: Kim C
Date: 27 Jul 00 - 12:54 PM

This isn't really a sweet song, but I have always enjoyed John Prine's "Dear Abby".

Bewildered, Bewildered, you have no complaint You are what you are and you ain't what you ain't So listen up buster and listen up good Stop wishin for bad luck and knockin on wood

Kinda sums it up for me, anyway.


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Subject: RE: Sweet Magical Songs Needed
From: MMario
Date: 27 Jul 00 - 01:07 PM

ttr- am I reading correctly that you found Jock O' Hazeldean?


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Subject: RE: Sweet Magical Songs Needed
From: Mbo
Date: 27 Jul 00 - 01:16 PM

How about Twinkle Twinkle Little Star? You don't even need an instrument. And it's bookoo years old, and the tune is actually an old French folk song "Ah, Vous Disrais-Je Maman" so there's your folk roots. And everyone knows it. And you can't accuse it of being a project or contrived or insincere or pop or noisy or electric or new or nonsensical or stupid or boring or whiny or derivative or emotionless.


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Subject: RE: Sweet Magical Songs Needed
From: Thomas the Rhymer
Date: 27 Jul 00 - 01:35 PM

I love it Mbo! That Is what I'm talking about. "Twinkle" is fabulous, as are so many of the lullabies... On a hair trigger today Mbo?

Yes, thanks MMario, I found a whole bunch of versions late last night, and I am so excited about this song! It fits my criterions quite well!

And he called for his pipe, And he called for his bowl, And he called for his fiddlers three! And still I lust for MORE! MORE! MORE GREAT SONGS?


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Subject: RE: Sweet Magical Songs Needed
From: Amergin
Date: 27 Jul 00 - 01:37 PM

Connemara Cradle Song is very beautiful....at least to me...


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Subject: RE: Sweet Magical Songs Needed
From: MMario
Date: 27 Jul 00 - 01:41 PM

At the risk of being branded "one of them thar religious nuts"

On Eagle's Wings

Here I am Lord


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Subject: RE: Sweet Magical Songs Needed
From: Thomas the Rhymer
Date: 27 Jul 00 - 01:50 PM

MMario, no way, not from me you won't... the hymns are sooo tasty in group singing, and if you love the music, you have nothing to fear... I just don't sing many of 'em. Not sure why, It's not a principle thing really. I guess that since I play for folkies, There are often a few outspoken ones that make you feel like you are a religious fanatic when you sing more that one a year... hard to take from a young audience.


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Subject: RE: Sweet Magical Songs Needed
From: Bearheart
Date: 27 Jul 00 - 11:50 PM

Two of my favorites are Yeats' poems put to music: The song of Wandering Aengus, because it affirms for me the importance of valuing an ideal and/or a dream of what's beautiful, and being willing to follow it to the ends of the earth--- in the end the attainment is probably the quest itself and how it shapes one...

And The Lake Isle of Innisfree, because it speaks to the things I value in a beautiful and simple way.

Thanks for starting this thread.

Bekki


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Subject: RE: Sweet Magical Songs Needed
From: Mbo
Date: 27 Jul 00 - 11:52 PM

The Rose.


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Subject: RE: Sweet Magical Songs Needed
From: Thomas the Rhymer
Date: 27 Jul 00 - 11:52 PM

"Do you know what astonished me most in the world? The inability of force to create anything. In the long run, the sword is always beaten by the spirit."

Napolean Bonaparte, Late in life.

I couldn't bear to let this thread die... I hope I'm not being greedy, but I want to know more magical songs, and I'll bet you know lots...


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Subject: RE: Sweet Magical Songs Needed
From: Sorcha
Date: 28 Jul 00 - 12:14 AM

Well, how about the Yeats poem set to music, "Down By the Salley (Sally) Gardens" which is not the reel Sally Garden, or (and I know he was something of a "wank/wonk") John Denver's "Rocky Mountain High" or "Sunshsine on My Shoulders"? Don't know about the "roots" for those, tho. It's pure corn pone, but Hank Wms Jr's "Jambalaya" does it for a lot of audiences, or "Dueling Banjos". Also, maybe lots of (all?) of CCR stuff---


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Subject: RE: Sweet Magical Songs Needed
From: Thomas the Rhymer
Date: 28 Jul 00 - 12:22 AM

Yeah, I think though with John Denver the scale tips to "its the singer". He has one HECK of a soulful enthusiasm. Fogarty too (CCR). Jamalaya is a definate winner for many many people, me included. Thanks!


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Subject: RE: Sweet Magical Songs Needed
From: Mark Cohen
Date: 28 Jul 00 - 03:08 AM

Hey, On Your Way Home is in the DT! No tune, though. (I have this sneaking suspicion I may have posted it there, cause it has my initials at the bottom. But I don't remember doing it at all. Please, somebody tell me you did it and my memory is not totally failing...) It was written by Luther Schutz, who is an emergency physician in Washington state. (I used to know the name of the town he's in, too....) Anyway, I'm always partial to songs written by doctors. But it is a truly wonderful song, that I first heard sung by Richard Scholtz and members of Motherlode at the Puget Sound Guitar Workshop in 1986. It's worth learning if you can find the music.

I'll get to my songbooks soon and give you some other ideas. And thanks for the kind words. Even an old folkie/fogey can get the Starship reference! Or was that still Airplane...?

Aloha,
Mark


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Subject: RE: Sweet Magical Songs Needed
From: MMario
Date: 28 Jul 00 - 08:51 AM

it's a bit silly, but "Shrimp boat's is a-comin'" is next to impossible to hear and remain depressed


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Subject: RE: Sweet Magical Songs Needed
From: Mbo
Date: 28 Jul 00 - 10:57 AM

I was listening to the live performace of "Hey Jude" by Paul McCartney, from his concert Tripping The Live Fantastic. I certainly feel this song has the qualities you describe. Ask the thousands of people at the Brazilian concert--the largest concert in the world ever!

--Matt


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Subject: RE: Sweet Magical Songs Needed
From: Sean Belt
Date: 28 Jul 00 - 11:21 AM

Hmmm....
How about "Well May the World Go" written by Pete Seeger? It's inspirational and has a good melody.

Others that come immediately to mind are "How Can I Keep From Singing", which may be a little to 'hymn-like' for you, but is beautiful, nonetheless. And "Matt Hyland", which is a good ballad speaking to triumph in the face of adversity. Also a darned good melody.

- Sean


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Subject: RE: Sweet Magical Songs Needed
From: GUEST,dan evergreen
Date: 28 Jul 00 - 11:29 AM

I would vote for "Lassie Wi' the Yellow Coatie," a wonderfully sweet song with a lovely swinging melody. (I'm getting the urge to go play it now.)


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Subject: Lyr Add: What a Wonderful World^^
From: Ebbie
Date: 28 Jul 00 - 11:33 AM

I see trees of green, red roses too

I see them bloom for me and for you

And I think to myself, What a wonderful world!

I see skies of blue, clouds of white

The bright blessed day and the dark sacred night...

And I think to myself, What a wonderful world!

The colors of the rainbow so pretty in the sky

Are also on the faces of people going by

I see friends shaking hands, saying How do you do?

They're really saying, I love you!

I hear babies cry, I watch them grow

They'll learn much more than I'll ever know

And I think to myself, What a wonderful world!


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Subject: RE: Sweet Magical Songs Needed
From: Patrish(inactive)
Date: 28 Jul 00 - 12:03 PM

From Galway to Graceland to be with the king.
my favourite at the mo
Patrish


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Subject: RE: Sweet Magical Songs Needed
From: AllisonA(Animaterra)
Date: 28 Jul 00 - 01:01 PM

For all the good people
When we go rolling home
Let union be
Hmmm, let me think..........


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Subject: RE: Sweet Magical Songs Needed
From: Thomas the Rhymer
Date: 28 Jul 00 - 02:55 PM

Forum home, forum home, forum hoooome across the 'cat..... Forum home to post a new thread........................... Forum home, is where its at!..............................


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Subject: Lyr Add: Lifeline^^
From: Branwen23
Date: 28 Jul 00 - 03:26 PM

How about "Lifeline"?... Goes like this....
"Won't you throw me down a lifeline, the ship is sinking fast.
I'm afraid that I might drown before the storm has passed.
Oh what if I'm set adrift upon the raging sea?
Ah, what will become of me?
Ah, what will become of me?

Won't you throw me down a lifeline, help me climb on board,
Then together we'll all sail, to find a golden shore.
Peace and joy are waiting there, when the weary heart comes home,
But we can't find it on our own.
Noo, we can't find it on our own.

Chorus:
I could've been an island, indifferent to the storm.
Careless of the weather, safe from hurt and harm.
I could have been an island in the sea.
But I chose not to be

Everybody needs a lifeline, won't you reach out your hand?
The storm will pass us safely by, if together we all stand.
If we can't reach and try to catch each drowning soul that falls,
Ah, what will happen to us all?
Ah, what will happen to us all?

Chorus

Repeat first verse

Won't you throw me down a lifeline?"

(I hope I did that correctly...)

-Branwen-


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Subject: RE: Sweet Magical Songs Needed
From: AllisonA(Animaterra)
Date: 28 Jul 00 - 03:32 PM

Branwen, where have I heard that song before??


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Subject: RE: Sweet Magical Songs Needed
From: Branwen23
Date: 28 Jul 00 - 03:37 PM

don't know... i sang it at Hearme once... might that be when you heard it?

-Branwen-


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Subject: RE: Sweet Magical Songs Needed
From: Turtle
Date: 28 Jul 00 - 03:48 PM

Oh, Burns for sure. "Now Westlin' Winds" and "Ae Fond Kiss", two of my all-time faves. (In a concert I saw last year, Dick Gaughan called "Now Westlin' Winds" a perfect song.) And what about some of Stan Rogers: "The Mary Ellen Carter" just for starters.


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Subject: RE: Sweet Magical Songs Needed
From: Branwen23
Date: 28 Jul 00 - 03:49 PM

"Green Grow the Rashes" is a great tune also... also by Burns.

-Branwen-


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Subject: RE: Sweet Magical Songs Needed
From: Thomas the Rhymer
Date: 28 Jul 00 - 07:59 PM

I LOVE BURNS! Now Westlin Winds is just Fantastic! And I Quite agree with you on "Mary Ellen Carter", It is just the thing... After hearing THE most gifted player do MEC, I taught myself the 'wrong' melody the next evening and it is SO hard to change a song that you learn wrong. Also, MEC needs to be sung with GUSTO. When I hear it at song circles, done in whispy insecure mode (we all get there from time to time) It just falls flat. IMO

;O) ttr


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Subject: RE: Sweet Magical Songs Needed
From: Thomas the Rhymer
Date: 29 Jul 00 - 02:50 PM

Well, ...that was satisfying...whats for Desert?...;o)


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Subject: RE: Sweet Magical Songs Needed
From: Margaret V
Date: 29 Jul 00 - 08:40 PM

Well, when I hear "sweet and magical" I have to think of the Incredible String Band. How about "Tree" (the version on the first album rather than the one on Liquid Acrobat), "Painting Box" on 5000 Spirits, "Witch's Hat" on Hangman's Beautiful Daughter, "Lordly Nightshade" on Wee Tam and the Big Huge, "Bridge Song" on U, "Red Hair" on Liquid Acrobat, "Sunday Song" and "Seagull" on Earthspan (love that Heron and McKechnie combo!), "This Moment" on I Looked Up . . . really, it's an embarrassment of riches we're dealing with here, and I guess this post means I've just come out of the ISB fanatic closet. . . but right this very moment I am totally entranced with Dylan's "Sad-Eyed Lady of the Lowlands." Not sweet, perhaps, but magical. Mmmmm.


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Subject: RE: Sweet Magical Songs Needed
From: GUEST,Pete Peterson at work (yes on Sun)
Date: 30 Jul 00 - 01:18 PM

yes, at work on Sunday, heading for Clifftop tomorrow therefore need to get stuff done today. Anyway Second the mary Ellen Carter
the Carter Family's Give Me the Roses While I Live
if it's not too gospel for you, Who Will Sing For Me
Its Moving Day (originally by Sterling & Von Tilzer, the version most all of us know came through Charlie Poole)


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Subject: RE: Sweet Magical Songs Needed
From: john c
Date: 30 Jul 00 - 02:34 PM

Margret V, you took the words right out of my mouth. I was just gonna say, try Witches Hat for the most magical song of all time. Bloody great band they were, were´nt they!?! May the long time sunshine............ John.


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Subject: RE: Sweet Magical Songs Needed
From: oggie
Date: 30 Jul 00 - 02:38 PM

'The song of the Wandering Angus' - preferably sung by Martin Wyndham-Read (mind you most songs sung by him sound great).

All the best

Steve


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Subject: RE: Sweet Magical Songs Needed
From: Thomas the Rhymer
Date: 30 Jul 00 - 03:00 PM

I must say,... I think people around here have the most delicious sence of musical taste! I have never heard ISB, though I've heard of them frequently enough. Guess its time to make another trip to the music store!

Oh! what beautiful songs you have!


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Subject: RE: Sweet Magical Songs Needed
From: GUEST,Joerg
Date: 30 Jul 00 - 09:14 PM

Mbo - thank you for mentioning 'The Rose'. That's what first came to my mind. Well I don't know most of the other songs mentioned, but still...

Is 'The Rose' too simple for english speaking people? Does it sound too sweetish to them? Did they simply hear it too often? Please mind that these are real questions I don't know the answer, I am not trying to provoke anybody. There is a german version and Joan Baez once did it. But as most translations of songs it suffered and it does sound sweetish in german (bad thing for every good song). In english it seems ok to me AND I LOVE THAT SONG. In english.

Or are Matt and I simply too young?

:-)))

Joerg


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Subject: RE: Sweet Magical Songs Needed
From: Thomas the Rhymer
Date: 30 Jul 00 - 10:36 PM

Too young? If you only knew how jealous we are of your youth, and how much we hope that you will see to it that you can stick with that little folk spark. The torch was lit long before any of us even thought about existing, and when younger people step from the folds to carry "the people's torch" of folk art,... it is da*n exiting! Your love of music is a gift that you can share!!! And, if you really enjoy it, you will find all the help you need...to do it! GOOD LUCK!


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Subject: RE: Sweet Magical Songs Needed
From: Turtle
Date: 31 Jul 00 - 01:29 PM

Thomas, I agree about The Mary Ellen Carter needing to be sung with gusto--but I have to say, it's not that easy a song to sing. It covers a pretty wide range, and I also don't think Stan sang it in the best key for most people's voices--I know when I sing it a capella, I move it down some, and when I sing along with the tape I'm really pushing it during the chorus.


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Subject: RE: Sweet Magical Songs Needed
From: Sean Belt
Date: 31 Jul 00 - 02:54 PM

I love the Incredible String Band! Years ago, I used to sing "First Girl I Loved" in my regular set. Now, I'm afraid that I;m somewhat long in the tooth for it to be convincing. But, my wife, Amy, tells me that hearing me sing that song was what caused her to fall in love with me and decide to marry. And for that I'm always grateful.

- Sean


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Subject: RE: Sweet Magical Songs Needed
From: GUEST,Michael in Swansea
Date: 01 Aug 00 - 10:53 AM

If a new boy may make a suggestion 'Mary Hamilton' always brings a lump to my throat.


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Subject: RE: Sweet Magical Songs Needed
From: Margaret V
Date: 01 Aug 00 - 07:02 PM

Of course a new boy can make a suggestion! Welcome, Michael, and speak up as much as you like. Hope you enjoy the Mudcat and the Digitrad and find them both as enormously useful as I have. And I'm with you on "Mary Hamilton." Margaret


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Subject: RE: Sweet Magical Songs Needed
From: BigDaddy
Date: 02 Aug 00 - 01:26 AM

Hope there's room for one more suggestion. "Travellers' Prayer" by John Renbourn. Absolute magic.


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Subject: RE: Sweet Magical Songs Needed
From: GUEST,Mick Bogan
Date: 14 Apr 11 - 03:47 PM

The song Lifeline was written by Eric Bogle and should you wish to obtain a copy of it, it is to be found on an early recording "Singing the spirit home"


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