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Lyr Add: Country Squall (Willie P. Bennett)

Charley Noble 13 May 01 - 04:56 PM
Rick Fielding 13 May 01 - 06:39 PM
Charley Noble 13 May 01 - 07:22 PM
GUEST 16 Apr 11 - 03:51 PM
Willie-O 16 Apr 11 - 04:02 PM
Charley Noble 17 Apr 11 - 08:00 AM
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Subject: Lyr Add: COUNTRY SQUALL (Willie P. Bennett)
From: Charley Noble
Date: 13 May 01 - 04:56 PM

Don't see this one anywhere in the DT or the discussion threads. Great for when you're feeling low and need to know someone has felt even lower. Bennett, I believe, was part of the gang that used to hang out in Hamilton, Ontario with the Stan and Garnet Rogers, Grit Laskin et al. Anyone know what Bennett's up to now?

COUNTRY SQUALL
(By Willie P. Bennett © with some minor word changes through the years by Charlie Ipcar)

Baby, if I'd been a gambler,
I'd have turned out a different way;
But lately, everywhere I go,
It's the same highway;
And if I were born some time else
This could be a different day;
Like the rise and fall of a country squall,
Getting' ready to fade away.

Sometimes I feel like
I should be in a different place,
With somebody else's mind
And somebody else's face;
'Cause lately, I've been feelin' low,
With nothing to do and no place to go;
Like the rise and fall of a country squall,
Getting' ready to fade away.

Leanin' on a birch tree,
Starin' up at a winter sky;
Listenin' to the black birds calling,
There's no tears left to cry;
And no reasons that I can find
Why I should run this race;
Like the rise and fall of a country squall,
Getting' ready to fade away.


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Subject: RE: Lyr Add: Country Squall by Willie P. Bennett
From: Rick Fielding
Date: 13 May 01 - 06:39 PM

Well, Willie's living near Peterbourough Ontario, doin' a lot of touring with Fred J Eaglesmith, and won a Juno (Canadian Music award) for his last album "Heartstrings". He even let me play some "Jazz" autoharp on it.

Rick


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Subject: RE: Lyr Add: Country Squall by Willie P. Bennett
From: Charley Noble
Date: 13 May 01 - 07:22 PM

Rick – Good to hear. Thanks for the update.


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Subject: RE: Lyr Add: Country Squall by Willie P. Bennett
From: GUEST
Date: 16 Apr 11 - 03:51 PM

Sorry to say that Willie passed away about a year or more ago. He was 58 years, I think - much too young.


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Subject: RE: Lyr Add: Country Squall by Willie P. Bennett
From: Willie-O
Date: 16 Apr 11 - 04:02 PM

He died three years ago of a heart attack, his second. Greatly missed and so is his music--one of the greatest Canadian songwriters ever. Most of his solo albums are impossible to get in CD form.

Here's a 2006 Youtube vid of Willie doing his classic "For the Sake of a Dollar". Now that's a country song.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RJs3rZ9hmyE

W-O


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Subject: RE: Lyr Add: Country Squall by Willie P. Bennett
From: Charley Noble
Date: 17 Apr 11 - 08:00 AM

Sorry to hear this. I hope there was music like this song at his memorial service.

Charley Noble


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