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Song that make you weep

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Subject: Song that make you weep
From: Red Eye
Date: 23 May 01 - 04:39 PM

Most songs have a story or message in them in some capacity. The first time I heard Eric Claptons song ' If I Saw You In Heave' made me shed tears as it was a song in rememberance of his son, Connor who died a tragic death aged six. What song makes you so emotional that a tear is dropped.

Red Eye


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Subject: RE: Song that make you weep
From: kendall
Date: 23 May 01 - 04:43 PM

too many to name!


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Subject: RE: Song that make you weep
From: Justa Picker
Date: 23 May 01 - 04:48 PM

I guess the most recent would be...
When She Loved Me
Composer - Randy Newman
Performer - Sarah McLachlan
(...gives me goosebumps just typing this...)


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Subject: RE: Song that make you weep
From: Justa Picker
Date: 23 May 01 - 04:50 PM

...and anything I've ever attempted to sing, has brought others to tears very quickly... :-)


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Subject: RE: Song that make you weep
From: Hollowfox
Date: 23 May 01 - 04:50 PM

More the songs that remind me of friends who have died. So lately, certain hymns, and Gilbert & Sullivan.


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Subject: RE: Song that make you weep
From: kendall
Date: 23 May 01 - 04:53 PM

Ashes on the sea.
Old Gilbert
The band played Waltzing Matilda.
Where in the world have the old songs gone?
The Old Blue Ox.


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Subject: RE: Song that make you weep
From: Clinton Hammond
Date: 23 May 01 - 05:33 PM

Captain Torres by James Keelaghan!!!


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Subject: RE: Song that make you weep
From: GUEST
Date: 23 May 01 - 05:37 PM

For some reason instumental music, makes me cry a lot more than songs:

Final movement of Dvorak's 8th Symphony Niel Gow's Lament (for the death of his second wife) Another Life - Flook


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Subject: RE: Song that make you weep
From: Kim C
Date: 23 May 01 - 05:46 PM

Parting Glass, especially now that my father is gone, an old acquaintance was lost to suicide, and a special friend is moving away soon. It is hard to think you will never see someone again.


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Subject: RE: Song that make you weep
From: Murray MacLeod
Date: 23 May 01 - 05:55 PM

How Will I ever be Simple Again, bt Richard Thompson, is the song that brings a lump to my throat. I know the song by heart, yet I don't think I could ever sing it in public.

Most of the well known so-called tearjerkers are so corny they have the opposite effect on me to that intended by the composer. "Old Shep" ? LOL. "Nobody's Child"? ROTFL. Maybe I'm twisted, maybe not .....

Murray


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Subject: RE: Song that make you weep
From: GUEST
Date: 23 May 01 - 06:04 PM

Correction:

When I said the final movement of Dvorak's 8th Symphony, I really meant the 3rd movement.

It has the ability to make me wonderfully happy, and desperately sad.

Sometimes it does both at the same time...


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Subject: RE: Song that make you weep
From: Tattie Bogle
Date: 23 May 01 - 07:40 PM

"The Joy of Living" by Ewan McColl - his own farewell to life in his latter days. "One Small Star" - Eric Bogle, written for the survivors of Dunblane Vaughan Williams - Pilgrim's Progress and lots more.........


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Subject: RE: Song that make you weep
From: kendall
Date: 23 May 01 - 08:38 PM

Murray MacCleod, Did you ever have a dog save your life? I did. If not for "Old Shep" I wouldn't be here right now.


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Subject: RE: Song that make you weep
From: Murray MacLeod
Date: 23 May 01 - 08:43 PM

kendall, last week I had to take two nine week old puppies to the North Miami Humane Center because circumstances are such that I can't look after them any longer. I cried at the time but I sure as hell am not going to write a song about it.

Murray


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Subject: RE: Song that make you weep
From: John Nolan
Date: 23 May 01 - 09:18 PM

The Incredible String Band's second album was a real weeper - The Layers of the Onion.


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Subject: RE: Song that make you weep
From: Murray MacLeod
Date: 23 May 01 - 09:33 PM

5000 Spirits or The Layers of an Onion, to give it its full title, John. (Yes, very funny, but not as funny as "Old Shep")

Murray


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Subject: Lyr Add: WHEN THE CHILDREN COME HOME (Henry Lawson
From: Mudlark
Date: 23 May 01 - 09:53 PM

I admit to a fondness for emotional songs....am rarely able to sing them for anyone else, however, as singing and crying is not often terribly attractive.... An old favorite, The Great Silkie, often gets me. Also, a great Australian (I think) song about a widow in the outback.....


On a lonely selection, a way in the west,
There lived an old woman who worked without rest,
And she crooned as she toiled 'neath the sky's glassy dome,
"I'll keep the old place till the children come home."
For she mends all the fences, she lambs and she plows,
She drives the old horse and she milks the old cow,
And she says to herself, as she patches the stack,
"I'll keep the old place 'til the children come back."

Whenever the scowling old sundowners come,
And cunningly ask if the master's at home,
"Be off!" she replies, "with yer blarney and cant,
Or I'll call my son Andy who's working behant.
Be off!" she replies, though she trembles with fear,
For she lives all alone and no neighbors are near,
And she says to herself when she's like to despond,
That her boys are at work in the paddock beyond.

Well, it's 5 lonely years since her old husband died,
And oft as he lay on his deathbed he sighed,
"A man can bring up 10 children, he can,
But it's strange that 10 sons cannot keep one old man."
For none of her children need follow the plow,
And some have grown rich in the city ere now,
But she thinks they might come when the shearing is done,
And she'll keep the old place if it's only for one.


I would love to know who wrote this song, the melody is lovely with a shift from major to minor...

Mudlark


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Subject: RE: Song that make you weep
From: kendall
Date: 23 May 01 - 10:58 PM

Old Shep is NOT FUNNY!! a bit maudlin but not funny.


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Subject: RE: Song that make you weep
From: Murray MacLeod
Date: 23 May 01 - 11:34 PM

It is worth mentioning that this subject has been dealt with before, somebody brighter than me can give a link to the thread, "The Saddest Song of All". Only one vote on that thread for my choice ( mcpiper ). Most of the songs mentioned are what I would call sentimental, but not heart rending. I mean, if you can't get through "Tecumseh Valley" or "Louise" without breaking down, then you got problems as a performer. And these are good songs. There are some really crappy songs on the thread too, which would no more make me shed a tear than would "Old Shep".

Murray


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Subject: RE: Song that make you weep
From: Ebbie
Date: 24 May 01 - 01:06 AM

Murray Mac, the point may be what you relate to. You may find Old Shep "funny" because you have never related to a dog on that level. It may never have occurred to you that a dog you loved could save your life or even want to. However, if your child had drowned in a swimmng pool or had been abducted and murdered, I doubt you would find a song about something like that "funny". Yowl, spit, scratch!

I will now lighten up.

Ebbie


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Subject: RE: Song that make you weep
From: Murray MacLeod
Date: 24 May 01 - 01:18 AM

Ebbie, it is not the situation behind the song that I find funny, it is the way Red Foley wrote it. If memory serves me right, the "doctor" tells the kid there is nothing more he can do for the dog. "Doctor"? In Britain it would have been a "vet" (abbreviation for "veterinary surgeon") Then, he requires the CLIENT to put the dog down with his gun!!!!!!!! I mean come on. Do you ever think about what you are singing? "Old Shep" is C&W crassness at its very worst.

For me, if only one line doesn't measure up the whole song gets trashed.

Murray


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Subject: RE: Song that make you weep
From: Seamus Kennedy
Date: 24 May 01 - 01:26 AM

The Water Lily by Henry Lawson, as sung by Priscilla Herdman.

Seamus


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Subject: RE: Song that make you weep
From: GUEST,Strollin'Johnny
Date: 24 May 01 - 02:33 AM

Try 'Old Brown Dog' - it's on a Ralph McTell album called (I think) 'Songs for Six Strings Volume 2'. It's the thinking man's 'Old Shep'


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Subject: RE: Song that make you weep
From: gnu
Date: 24 May 01 - 04:55 AM

And the Band Played Waltzing Matilda. Tears me up every time my buddy Chris does his slow, "soft spoken", rendition.


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Subject: RE: Song that make you weep
From: GUEST,Adolfo
Date: 24 May 01 - 04:58 AM

"You´ll never walk alone" by Mahalia Jackson. What a voice...


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Subject: RE: Song that make you weep
From: kendall
Date: 24 May 01 - 08:20 AM

Murray, not to put too fine a point on it, but, Vets are often called "doctor", " horse doctor" "animal doctor" etc. Then, no where does it say that the "Doctor" tells him to shoot the dog. When I was a boy, that was how you handled a sick animal. A bullet is quick and cheap. I must agree Red Foley was a bit of a sap, but, it was recorded by others, Elvis Presley, and me! In all honesty, I must admit that I have outgrown the song, although, the memory of that old dog saving my life is as clear as it was 63 years ago.


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Subject: RE: Song that make you weep
From: GUEST,djh
Date: 24 May 01 - 10:45 AM

I see someone being close with a pet like "old shep" as proof of a good heart. "he was a friend of mine" always brings a lump to my throat and the friend I associate with it was a dog.


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Subject: RE: Song that make you weep
From: kendall
Date: 24 May 01 - 11:55 AM

...his old dog died, just up and died, that was 20 years ago and he still grieves. (Mr. Bojangles)


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Subject: RE: Song that make you weep
From: ScottyG
Date: 24 May 01 - 12:58 PM

Murray,

Aye, that song moves me to a tear or two. I heard it first on stage by the Battlefield Band a few years back. They did another when Davy Steel was with them called, Norlan' Wind. (Davy sang it.) I can't listen to it without breaking up. That's probably because I feel such a loss at Davy's passing.

Regards

ScottyG


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Subject: RE: Song that make you weep
From: ScottyG
Date: 24 May 01 - 01:04 PM

Murray,

To clarify, I was referring to How Will I Ever Be Simple Again. I got my reply way out of order in the string.

SG


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Subject: RE: Song that make you weep
From: Grab
Date: 24 May 01 - 01:09 PM

Almaz always gets me - such a lovely song.

For sheer beauty though, it's Mark Knopfler's guitar playing. Sit in the dark, so there's no other sensory distractions, and experience Telegraph Road or the Alchemy version of Sultans of Swing. It's not just the guitar, although that's awesome, it's the way that the rest of the group push that lead guitar on that beats it into your emotions.

Graham.


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Subject: RE: Song that make you weep
From: Ma-K
Date: 24 May 01 - 01:10 PM

The Dutchman, always brings the tears...Mary


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Subject: RE: Song that make you weep
From: mousethief
Date: 24 May 01 - 01:28 PM

"Hail to the Chief" when played for Dubya.


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Subject: RE: Song that make you weep
From: Lonesome EJ
Date: 24 May 01 - 01:55 PM

Grab, you are right about Knopfler's guitar. For me, the most evocative piece he ever did was the guitar at the end of Tunnel of Love. Starting quiet and low, he makes that thing sob, then cry, then sing, every phrase pushing the emotion farther. Possibly the best piece of guitar work ever in rock and roll.


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Subject: RE: Song that make you weep
From: ScottyG
Date: 24 May 01 - 03:25 PM

To Mousethief: Uh - would yours be tears of joy or tears of despair? (the latter, I would hope.)


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Subject: RE: Song that make you weep
From: Walking Eagle
Date: 24 May 01 - 03:56 PM

Samuel Barber's Adagio (sp?) for Strings. Amazing Grace. Some of Stan Rodger's stuff because he is no longer with us.


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Subject: RE: Song that make you weep
From: Kim C
Date: 24 May 01 - 04:11 PM

Y'know, I was gonna say Old Shep, but I figured that was a given! Hey, Old Yeller had to be shot. (that makes me cry too)

I heard a story on the radio one day... someone was interviewing members of the old Opry staff band, and this particular gentleman was talking about playing with Red Foley on the Opry, and of course he sang Old Shep. The story goes that by the end of the song, the whole band was in tears.

Angel Band sometimes does it to me.

Lately that Faith Hill song on the Pearl Harbor soundtrack has done it to me too... friend moving away and all that...


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Subject: RE: Song that make you weep
From: Stevangelist
Date: 24 May 01 - 04:47 PM

These may sound cheesy... but I am an extremely large man and if you pick on me, I'll get really mad... I really do cry at these songs...

The aria from "Il Pagliaccio"

"Blowin' In The Wind"

May The Road Rise To Meet You,

Stevangelist


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Subject: RE: Song that make you weep
From: Max Tone
Date: 24 May 01 - 05:18 PM

Scotty G,

Yeh- long live Davy Steele an' his sangs. I learnt his "Collier's Way" to sing at a Dalkeith miner's wake, little knowing he was soon to go, too........A lament for struggling miners----must remember to post it.....

At Davy's funeral, the sound system died during all the eulogies, but came back on for Davy's sangs with the boys (recorded, of course). He'll be sadly missed.

For sheer power of feeling, I always remember

"The Cold Days of February" -- Robin Williamson/Incredible String Band.

"The Island" -- Paul Brady.

"Wild Hurricane" -- Sandy Wright/Russell's House

"Land of the Leal" -- Lady Nairne

"Waterloo" -- Jim Malcolm

"Ballad of the sad Young Men" -- Landesman/Wolf, as sung by Corrina Hewat/Bachue. + innumerable Peter Hammill wrist-slashers!!!


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Subject: RE: Song that make you weep
From: mcpiper
Date: 25 May 01 - 04:52 AM

Thanks Murray, I had forgotten about that song. Might have a go at it out the back later on, for an old mate.


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Subject: RE: Song that make you weep
From: kendall
Date: 25 May 01 - 07:11 AM

The national anthem when that pig, Rosie butchers it.


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Subject: RE: Song that make you weep
From: GUEST,Martoons
Date: 25 May 01 - 08:33 AM

My Old Man Penny Evans

Both performed by Steve Goodman


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Subject: RE: Song that make you weep
From: LR Mole
Date: 25 May 01 - 09:04 AM

"You're Gonna Make Me Lonesome When You Go"--I readied this to sing at a funeral and then it got very churchy and non-guitar and I wasn't asked. Good thing, too, because I don't think I could have gotten through it.


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Subject: RE: Song that make you weep
From: wdyat12
Date: 25 May 01 - 09:38 AM

Si Bheag Si Mhor by Thurlough O'Carolan does it to me every time I hear it.

wdyat12


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Subject: RE: Song that make you weep
From: GUEST,jaze
Date: 25 May 01 - 12:56 PM

Brass buttons by Gram Parsons reminds me of my lost daughter--"But the sun comes up without her, it doesn't know she gone. And it remembers nothing that she said"


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Subject: RE: Song that make you weep
From: Red Eye
Date: 25 May 01 - 01:00 PM

Fantastic response fellow Mudcatter's, and some brilliant tunes, now is it the song or what it reminds you of emotionally that brings the tears. eg: Who you were with at the time, what you were doing?????


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Subject: RE: Song that make you weep
From: BobP
Date: 25 May 01 - 01:57 PM

Number one is Streets of London - not the song itself but the audience singing the last chorus back to McTell at Cambridge, recorded off BBC many years ago. It was the connection between Ralph & Crowd; they just took over, he didn't ask, he just listened. For one brief moment they were the performer, he was audience. A perfect moment of communication, an explanation for the effort, a glimmer into the mystery of what we humans are about.

Belonging, as I do, to the society for the religiously challenged, that's as close to spiritual as I can get.

Here, There & Everwhere, McCartney (no longer, but for years I could not make it through without choking up - it's still the first tune I always play when picking up my guitar.

Lately, Still's "Southern Cross", after hearing a new interpretation last year by male/fem duo in Key West at Captain Jack or something - the original Sloppy Joes before that place moved to bigger quarters). They are still there, last I heard. Call themselves Black & Scabuth or something. If your passing that way , go and see. The last few notes of "Somewhere Out There" by Ronstadt and, goodness I forgot - black guy with beard, lost track of (sorry, memory fades).


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Subject: RE: Song that make you weep
From: lady penelope
Date: 25 May 01 - 03:01 PM

For some strange reason " The minstral boy " I just can't get past " For he's torn it's chords assunder" Total blub time.Sheesh!

And since a dear friend died the other year, "Crazy Man Michael "

TTFN M'Lady P.


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Subject: RE: Song that make you weep
From: vindelis
Date: 25 May 01 - 06:44 PM

For me, it is Song for Ireland. The first two verses are OK, after that I start to struggle. The only way round the 'problem' is to learn to sing the song. It may take a while, but it worked with Streets of London.


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Subject: RE: Song that make you weep
From: wdyat12
Date: 25 May 01 - 07:02 PM

Red Eye,

It was Ray that I was with when we both heard this tune, Si Bheag Si Mhor over and over til we got passed Seguin. Then it was Iggy Pop, Ray's favorite.

wdyat12


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Subject: RE: Song that make you weep
From: kendall
Date: 26 May 01 - 01:37 AM

My final performance in Scotland at The Black Bitch in Linlithgow. My last song I chose a tribute to Roy Williamson. Oh Flower of Scotland. There wasn't a dry eye in the house. Not one. All those beautiful people who made me feel like a Prince, all singing through the tears. It will always be one of my fondest memories. I'm all choked up just remembering.


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Subject: RE: Song that make you weep
From: FrankieB
Date: 26 May 01 - 03:13 AM

The MacCalmans were performing at the Edinburgh folk club the night Davy Steele died. Ian MacCalman was just about in tears at the end of the gig, when he spoke of what a good friend Davy had been, and then they did "Caledonia" for Davy-- there was not a dry eye in the house and for those of you who know how stony Edinburgh audiences can be, that is something unusual. What a lovely tribute.

Last time I was home in Colorado, I sang "The Mountain" by Steve Earle-- and I'd only got as far as the first line of the chorus ("I was born on this mountain, this mountain's my home"), when my aunt burst into tears. My own then came out in sympathy and I couldn't sing anymore for a while. From the same album, "Pilgrim"-- which is so beautiful it almost shakes my athiest convictions to the core everytime! FrankieB


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Subject: RE: Song that make you weep
From: Tattie Bogle
Date: 26 May 01 - 07:15 AM

Yes, we all miss Davy Steele: The last time I saw him perform live was with Battlefield Band at Sidmouth 1999 in the pouring rain: he was singing St.Valery, which obviously meant a lot to him as his (?grandfather or uncle)had been there. Davy himself cracked and was unable to finish the song - but check it out on their CD - it is a very emotional song.


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Subject: RE: Song that make you weep
From: GUEST,Bella
Date: 27 May 01 - 02:57 AM

"The First time" (ever i saw your face) by Ewan MacColl - with a wee tweek to the words it's a very private memory as to the moment following my daughter's birth, when I first looked into the pools of her eyes. I could never sing it publicly as (even 20 years hence) I'm caught with the raw emotion.


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Subject: RE: Song that make you weep
From: Deckman
Date: 27 May 01 - 06:49 AM

Great thread! "Do You Think That I Do Not Know" "Palace Grand" "Parting Glass" (too many funerals) "Who Will Sing For Me" CHEERS, Bob (deckman) Nelson


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Subject: RE: Song that make you weep
From: Dorrie
Date: 27 May 01 - 12:30 PM

'Midnight on the water' waterson carthy

'Put out the lights' oysterband

And a tune that i've known called the danish tune by 422 i think

love dorrie xxx


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Subject: RE: Song that make you weep
From: Joe_F
Date: 27 May 01 - 07:06 PM

These have made me cry at one time or another, but by now I have heard or sung them too many times.

"Margery Grey" "Streets of London" "Precious Friend" "Look Me Over Closely" "All My Trials" "Bird on the Wing" "Christmas in the Trenches" "City of New Orleans" "Heart of the Appaloosa" "Hot Buttered Rum" "In Sugaring Time" "My Love Comes Rolling Down" "The Sloth" "When I'm Done My Journey" "White Squall"


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Subject: RE: Song that make you weep
From: Bill D
Date: 28 May 01 - 11:14 AM

depending on the mood & the singer

Yarrow
Jock o'Hazeldean
Do You Think That I Do Not Know
Tramp on the Street .. (sung by Janice Cole...you have to hear it)
When the Yellow's on the Broom..(sung by my wife, Ferrara, with zither accompaniment) Sheath & Knife.. (sung by Helen Schneyer..if SHE can get thru it)
Th Vacant Chair
Faded Coat of Blue
-....a number of others...just can't think right now


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Subject: RE: Song that make you weep
From: Jenny S
Date: 28 May 01 - 02:41 PM

Auld Lang Syne (to the original tune) for both reasons - the sentiments of the song, and the memories of times passed.

J


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Subject: RE: Song that make you weep
From: Mad Tom
Date: 29 May 01 - 05:30 AM

HARRIS AND THE MARE by Stan Rogers, especially with the smallpipes accompaniment.

"Now with the wife as cold as clay I carried her away
No hand was raised to help us through the door
And I've brought her half a mile, but I've had to rest a while
And none of them I'll call a friend no more

For when the knife came down, I was helpless on the ground
No neighbor stayed his hand, I was alone
By God, I was a man, but now I cannot stand
Please, Harris, fetch thy mare, take us home"


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Subject: RE: Song that make you weep
From: Bat Goddess
Date: 29 May 01 - 08:21 AM

Had trouble for years singing "Dancing At Whitsun." Kept tearing up and couldn't get past the second verse. Was I once one of those dancing women in a manless village?

"Who Will Sing For Me"

There are probably others.

Bat Goddess


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Subject: RE: Song that make you weep
From: kendall
Date: 29 May 01 - 09:17 AM

Bat, the line that gets to me is...they are gone where the forests of oak trees before, are gone to be wasted in battle.


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Subject: RE: Song that make you weep
From: Red Eye
Date: 17 Jun 01 - 05:29 PM

Fantastic response

Thankyou all

Redeye.

xxx


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Subject: RE: Song that make you weep
From: Bugsy
Date: 17 Jun 01 - 09:38 PM

No one mentioned "Teddy Bear"??

LOL

CHeers

Bugsy


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Subject: RE: Song that make you weep
From: Firecat
Date: 18 Jun 01 - 04:24 AM

There's loads that make me cry. Here goes with just a few of them ...

"Will You Wait For Me?" by Kavana (reminds me of my sister)

"Goodbye" by the Spice Girls (same reason)

"I Really Miss You" by S Club 7 (reminds me of my fiance when I can't see him)

"Bright Eyes" by Stephen Gately (no idea why, it just does!)

"Forever Autumn" by Justin Heywood (at least I think it's by him. That reminds me of Jen too)

"You Must Love Me" by Madonna (And that one!)

Any sad song out of Les Miserables eg "On My Own" (I'm not sure why but I had to leave choir cos of that one. I was crying instead of singing. Never a good idea!!)


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Subject: RE: Song that make you weep
From: Firecat
Date: 18 Jun 01 - 04:27 AM

Ooooooooops!!!!!!! I forgot "Twelfth Of Never" by Donny Osmond. I heard it over the weekend cos there was a programme dedicated to 70s music, and I ended up in tears! I'm not really lacking in musical taste, honest!!!!


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Subject: RE: Song that make you weep
From: Finny
Date: 18 Jun 01 - 05:24 AM

Hi everybody, I'm new here and this is my first post. I think the last time a song really effected me was when I heard a lady bard sing Captain Jack and the Mermaid at this year's Rowany festival. It so moved me. The story behind the song is just gorgeous. Of course, I had to go and learn the song. Oh and the othertime I heard a song that affected me was listening to the Princess Bride soundtrack and hearing Storybook Love. It's one of the songs we're having at our wedding and I cried because it made me think about how much I really love him! Ok, sop sop, yes I know, but, hey, I'm a softy!


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Subject: RE: Song that make you weep
From: Diva
Date: 18 Jun 01 - 07:20 AM

Wings....Brian Bedford


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Subject: RE: Song that make you weep
From: Fiolar
Date: 18 Jun 01 - 11:58 AM

Surprised that no one has mentioned "Country Bumpkin" (The Al Smith version). The last verse always brings tears to my eyes.


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Subject: RE: Song that make you weep
From: Patrish(inactive)
Date: 19 Jun 01 - 10:20 AM

I heard Martyn Wyndam Read sing a song by Graham Miles(I think)It had a strange name - exercise 77, or something like it. The words and the tune are exceptional
Patrish


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Subject: RE: Song that make you weep
From: bobby's girl
Date: 19 Jun 01 - 08:01 PM

I howl whenever I hear Margarita by Harvey Andrews - a blind lady reminiscing about her fiance who was killed in WW1, and saying "Is he still smiling " about his photo. What she doesn't know is that the photo has been in the sun and has faded away to nothing... I also have to agree with Firecat about Les Mis - my daughter and I are going to see it in a few weeks, and as we can't even listen to the soundtrack without sobbing, i think we could be in for trouble!


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Subject: RE: Song that make you weep
From: GUEST,longarm
Date: 20 Jun 01 - 04:57 AM

I nominated Tom Paxton's "When I go to See my son" on the saddest song of all thread and I'm renominating it for this one! Can't think why nobody agrees with me!


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Subject: RE: Song that make you weep
From: GUEST,joe
Date: 22 Jun 01 - 08:47 PM

the one that gets me (God knows why) is 'Hard Times Come Again no More'. i can listen just fine but i break up if i try to sing it. 'specially after a few beers.


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Subject: RE: Song that make you weep
From: Firecat
Date: 23 Jun 01 - 06:52 AM

I've recently found another few that upset me. Here goes

Melanie B "Lullaby" (cos it's absolutely beautiful)

S Club 7 "Never had a Dream Come True" (exactly what I think about my fiance)

Michael Jackson "You Are Not Alone" (no reason!)

Westlife "Moments" or "We Are One" (fiance reasons again!)

There's too many!!!!!


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Subject: RE: Song that make you weep
From: Alice
Date: 23 Jun 01 - 09:23 AM

"Something In The Rain" by Tish Hinojosa.
"..........somethings wrong with little sister, I hear her crying in the night......... and mom says, "Close your eyes, mijito (my little son), dream of someplace far from here, like the pictures in your school books. Someday you can take us there. Little sister's gone away, Mama's working long again. ......and the rains are pouring down, from the growers to the towns, And until we break the killing chains, there must be something in the rain."


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Subject: RE: Song that make you weep
From: Alice
Date: 23 Jun 01 - 09:35 AM

Roundup Montana - click here This song started as a response to Jeri's Islip, Long Island parody of Kilkelly, but Allan C. has now written a new tune for Roundup Montana, so the melody can be different. I always use the verse Wolfgang suggested that I write, one that fits the rest of the story. I still can't get through it un-teary enough to sing it in public.


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Subject: RE: Song that make you weep
From: Dorrie
Date: 23 Jun 01 - 09:43 AM

hey i didn't realise it was pop songs????????Oh i must add 'eternal flame' the bangles because the girls used 2 sing it when we where all still in hull boohoo i miss my school mates. And Goo goo dolls-slide'what you feel is what you are and what you are is beautiful'how can that not be the nicest thing ever!!!!!! love dorrie xxx


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Subject: RE: Song that make you weep
From: GUEST,Gray
Date: 23 Jun 01 - 10:20 AM

Well I'm not ashamed to admit that one tune always brings a tear is: Song: Lone Shanakyle, Artist: Deanta Album: Whisper of a Secret


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Subject: RE: Song that make you weep
From: Monny
Date: 23 Jun 01 - 10:46 AM

Eric Bogle's "All The Fine Young Men" and John Gorka's "Semper Fi"


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Subject: RE: Song that make you weep
From: Benjamin
Date: 23 Jun 01 - 04:33 PM

Firecat, Forever Autumn was Justin Hayward (close). He's the guy from the Moody Blues. I love that song too.


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Subject: RE: Song that make you weep
From: Joe_F
Date: 23 Jun 01 - 10:55 PM

Oh, I forgot "Der Treue Husar" -- purely sentimental, on account of the scene in which the frightened barmaid sings it in _Paths of Glory_. I posted a query about it once on rec.music.folk, and a German looked up the words & sent them to me, remarking that he liked the song for the same reason. I can't make much sense of them. But humming the tune always brings tears to my eyes.


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Subject: RE: Song that make you weep
From: Firecat
Date: 24 Jun 01 - 02:03 PM

Thanks Benjamin. I knew it was something like that but I wasn't sure!
Does it upset you too?


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Subject: RE: Song that make you weep
From: Susan from California
Date: 24 Jun 01 - 02:04 PM

Ok, lots of songs but the first was Bruce Springsteen's "The River". It's a song of an unplanned pregnancy and lost dreams, how life sometimes takes us places we never thought we'd go.

The following are listed by performer, not necessarily Julie Miller--"Broken Things". This is a religious song, so if you aren't, you probably won't like it.

Richard Shindell--"Wisteria" I don't know for sure if this song is about what I think it about, but to me it's about a man whose wife has died, and he is remembering their life together.

Springsteen again (what can I say, my formative years were spent in New Jersey) with "41 Shots". It makes me angry and wistful and so very sad.

There are too many others, music can touch me in ways that my WASP upbringing won't otherwise allow!

And I kinda have to agree with mousethief on his selection ;-)


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Subject: RE: Song that make you weep
From: Benjamin
Date: 24 Jun 01 - 03:56 PM

Yes it does Firecat. It's a sad song.
I rediscovered lasat night the power of Hugh Masekela's voice when he'd sing about the problems of South Africa. The man has such love for his country despite all it's been through and all he's been through because of it.


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Subject: RE: Song that make you weep
From: Devilmaster
Date: 24 Jun 01 - 07:19 PM

Very simple for me, but only in a special way.....

Amazing Grace, of course, but only when started by a piper, and then followed in accompianment on the second verse by a brass band.

Sends shivers down my spine every time I hear it.


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Subject: RE: Song that make you weep
From: Eeyore
Date: 25 Jun 01 - 08:32 AM

It has to be "Who will sing me Lullabies" written by Kate Rusby when Davy Steele was diagnosed as being seriously ill.

Made doubly emotional for me as the first time I heard her sing it was a couple of months after my guitarist friend, with whom I used to sing, died very suddenly.

Until last night I thought it may have lost it's power over me, but saw her inconcert at the Royal Festival Hall, London and was reduced to a mess of tears at the end of the concert when she sang this with just John McCusker on cittern and her guitar!! So poignant!

Wen


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Subject: RE: Song that make you weep
From: Orac
Date: 25 Jun 01 - 08:39 AM

How about
The last watch on the Midland (Stan Rogers
White Squall (Stan Rogers)
The last Train (Stanley Accrington)
Rosemary's Sister (Hew Williams)


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Subject: RE: Song that make you weep
From: GUEST,Roger the skiffler
Date: 25 Jun 01 - 08:47 AM

To add to the ones I mentioned in the earlier thread on this topic:
The pub with no beer
RtS (no place for a dog...)


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Subject: RE: Song that make you weep
From: Aidan Crossey
Date: 25 Jun 01 - 09:28 AM

Just a few ...

Innisvaddy Annie sung by Len Graham
For Ireland I Won't Tell Her Name sung by Dervish
Don't Cry In Your Sleep, The Lakes of Pontchartrain and Peggy Gordon sung by a friend of mine, Dermot Maguire, possessor of one the most sonorous voices I've ever heard
Johnny's Tune (For The Avalon) by Paddy Keenan
Miss Otis Regrets by Kirsty MacColl (I've always liked her version but when I saw her perform it on a recent TV tribute, backed by a Scots pipe'n'drum outfit, it choked me up. As did her singing Don't Come The Cowboy With Me, Sunny Jim
Peggy Gordon by Luke Kelly
True Love Knows No Reason by Planxty
The Wild Goose by Kate Rusby
Irish Ways by Alias Ron Kavana
Arthur McBride by Paul Brady
LA Freeway by Guy Clark
The Pilgrim and Still In Love With You by Steve Earle
Down By The Side Of The Road by John Prine


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Subject: RE: Song that make you weep
From: Cavia_P
Date: 25 Jun 01 - 09:30 AM

I would have to agree with Orac re Stan Rogers' 'Last Watch on the Midland' as sung by Marillyn Middleton Pollack. My eyes are wet now just thinking about it.
Jez Lowe's 'Last of the Widows' usually gets to me, and there's a song called Red Falcon IIRC about a Fleetwood trawler sinking, I have heard it twice and been in tears both times.

Cavia_P


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Subject: RE: Song that make you weep
From: Gervase
Date: 25 Jun 01 - 10:01 AM

I'm always getting moved by songs - the latest one is one by Bob Hambleton that he sang at Chippenham and more recently at Maidenhead - Don't Let the Music Die - which he says was written as part of the Flanders Experience Project. I'm trying to get hold of the words, but it's a cracking song.


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Subject: RE: Song that make you weep
From: Orac
Date: 25 Jun 01 - 11:42 AM

CaviaP.. Marillyn Middleton Pollack's voice can have that effect no matter what song she sings.. She certainly has that effect on me. Such a shame she gave up on folk to concentrate on blues. One of hers thats a fav of mine is "If I had a son" ... another weepy


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Subject: RE: Song that make you weep
From: simpleminded
Date: 25 Jun 01 - 03:33 PM

I'm surprised that out of 92 posts I didn't see Louie Armstrongs "What A Wonderful World". Especially when sung at a spring concert by a bunch of 6 year olds!


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Subject: RE: Song that make you weep
From: Red Eye
Date: 01 Jul 01 - 02:21 AM

Lyrics can be very emotional as can an instrument, what instrumental piece can make you BLUB!!


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Subject: RE: Song that make you weep
From: Angie
Date: 01 Jul 01 - 06:11 AM

caladonia(scottish exile now in devon always makes me leak from the face) sunshine in bordeaux(dunno if thats the real title or if it's ma ain country) my dad sung that in bordeaux at the last world cup when scotland were playing there and the entire tartan army were reduced to blubbering wrecks.incidentally if anyone has the lyrics to that one i would love to get my sweaty mitts on them.


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Subject: RE: Song that make you weep
From: Terry K
Date: 01 Jul 01 - 09:33 AM

Hank's "First Fall of Snow" - that dolly verse gets me every time.

Cheers, Terry


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Subject: RE: Song that make you weep
From: GUEST,Gorgeous Gary
Date: 01 Jul 01 - 04:22 PM

Bob Franke's "Healing In This Night". A friend of mine adopted it after her father died, both as a conduit for sharing her grief with her friends and thanking them for their support. After my grandfather passed away and she was one of those who lent their support to **me**, I found myself equally touched by the song.

Also Fred Small's "Cranes over Hiroshima", especially when filk group Musical Chairs used to perform it. One of their members was a sign-language interpreter; she did an absolutely lovely and tear-jerking signing of the song.

-- Gary


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Subject: RE: Song that make you weep
From: balladeer
Date: 01 Jul 01 - 05:05 PM

Just now, anything by David Francey, especially Sumach Street.


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Subject: RE: Song that make you weep
From: GUEST,Andytwodogs
Date: 01 Jul 01 - 06:49 PM

It's the music when played as solo fiddle and not too fast . the tune is Ashokan Farewell by Jay Ungar


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Subject: RE: Song that make you weep
From: Bugsy
Date: 01 Jul 01 - 09:37 PM

Fred Smalls - Everything Possible. A wonderful song about the possibilities for young children.

Cheers

Bugsy


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Subject: RE: Song that make you weep
From: catspaw49
Date: 01 Jul 01 - 10:01 PM

That wonderful old chestnut "When You and I Were Young" ("Maggie") just kills me and especially when done by our friend here Sandy Paton....just too much.

"Bob Dylan's Dream" is almost impossible for me to get through............

A song that was written recently by our very own Amergin simply put me on the floor! It's to the tune of "Star of County Down"..........fantastic........

Spaw


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Subject: RE: Song that make you weep
From: catspaw49
Date: 01 Jul 01 - 10:16 PM

Here is the recent song by Amergin (Nathan tompkins).......Somebody needs to record this one.

Silent Voices
Nathan Tompkins
(Tune: "Star of the County Down")

In the woods one night, round a fire bright
Were my loved ones, dead and gone,
I stood and stared in the frosty air,
And the moon was pale and drawn;
Oh, they looked at me and smiled at me
And they beckoned me to a chair,
But I stood amazed, in the glowing blaze
And I thought, "Was I really there?"

CHORUS:
Oh, their voices rang and the coyotes sang,
And the laughter began to roar.
Round the crackling might of the fire bright
Were the voices I shall hear no more.

"Sit down" they said and I shook my head
To clear the visions of my dream,
But the forms they stayed so I obeyed,
And their eyes began to gleam
They began to sing and the woods to ring,
Twas a song that I heard before,
Oh, in the fiery heat they sounded sweet
The voices I shall hear no more

Chorus

The coyotes wailed as they told their tales
Of the life upon the range;
I looked around as the flames died down
And the skies began to change.
The mists arose and I watched them go
And my heart grew pale with woe,
With a tearful cry I bade goodbye
To the voices I'll hear no more.

Chorus

Now among the trees in the wintry breeze
On the paths I walk alone
With great delight I found where the fire bright
Burned red among the stones.
Amidst the storm the coals were warm
From the craic of the night before,
I smiled my friend for in the wind
Whispered the voices I'll hear no more.


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Subject: RE: Song that make you weep
From: JudeL
Date: 02 Jul 01 - 06:27 AM

Little Birds by Cath Mundy & Jay Turner - the thought of those newborns left to die because there's not enough food for another child is appaulling.
Jude


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Subject: RE: Song that make you weep
From: The Cat's Whiskers
Date: 02 Jul 01 - 06:34 AM

"From Galway to Graceland" by Richard Thompson and "The Music Weaver" - Sandy Denny. Reminds me of other times...


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Subject: RE: Song that make you weep
From: GUEST,Sheila
Date: 02 Jul 01 - 02:02 PM

"Auld Lang Syne" and "Time in a Bottle" by Jim Croce will get to me each and every time. Sheila


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Subject: RE: Song that make you weep
From: GUEST,jayohjo
Date: 02 Jul 01 - 02:47 PM

Just at the moment, a whole load of Russian folk songs - yep, after 6 months I've left some really good friends behind in Russia, though I'm not quite back in the right country yet. For that reason, lots of songs of farewell to a country - which I interpret as both Russia and the UK, both of which I miss (though not excessively!)
But always always songs of young men killed in the wars; now for dual reasons. Firstly, I went to see a performance by a local theatre group which most of my friends were in, of O What A Lovely War. I read the last paragraph of the programme, saying 'most of the actors you will see tonight are about the same age as many soldiers killed in WW1', and as I read it the lights went down and I saw all my male friends on stage in soldiers uniforms. Was in floods by the end, and now always think that had I been born in another time....
Secondly, a lot of the girls I met in Russia had boyfriends who were away fighting in Chechnya (Russian boys are conscripted at 18, unless they have a good reason not to be), which gave me another fresh look at many of the songs I sing, and I think of them now, and think had I been born in another time or another place....
So those are my official moments of realisation, and very powerful they were too. Jayohjo in France (for now) XXX


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Subject: RE: Song that make you weep
From: fiddlergirl
Date: 02 Jul 01 - 11:13 PM

Mmmm, the song that always makes me cry is Natalie Merchant's "Beloved Wife"... it aint subtle but it's very moving. It's probably copyright but I'll put it on anyways, maybe I'll just omit a word somewhere...

You were the love for certain of my life You were simply my beloved wife I don't know for certain how I'll live my life Now alone without my beloved wife

Oh I can't believe I've lost the very best of me

You were the love for certain of my life For 50 years simply my beloved wife With another love I'll never lie again It's you I can't deny It's you I can't defy A depth so deep Into my grief Without my beloved soul I renounce my life As my right Now alone without my beloved wife *bridge* My love is gone, she suffered long, in hours of pain My love is gone, and now my suffering begins My love is gone, would it be wrong if I should Surrender all the joy in my life Go with her tonight

My love is gone, she suffered long, in hours of pain My love is gone, would it be wrong if I should Just turn my face away from the light Go with her tonight


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Subject: RE: Song that make you weep
From: fiddlergirl
Date: 02 Jul 01 - 11:16 PM

Actually, Loreena Mckennit's "Breaking the Silence" is even more of a tear-jerker. And the tune Slockett Light(if that's how you spell it?).


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Subject: RE: Song that make you weep
From: Lucius
Date: 03 Jul 01 - 01:25 AM

Christmas in the Trenches


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Subject: RE: Song that make you weep
From: GUEST,jayohjo
Date: 03 Jul 01 - 07:03 AM

Yes Jayohjo XX


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Subject: RE: Song that make you weep
From: Red Eye
Date: 04 Jul 01 - 06:02 AM

A Song for Ireland always reduces me to tears!!!


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Subject: RE: Song that make you weep
From: Patrish(inactive)
Date: 04 Jul 01 - 06:21 AM

I've just read through this thread and it has made me cry - I just wish I hadn't put so much mascara on this morning............

Patrish with black streaks running down her face


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Subject: RE: Song that make you weep
From: GUEST,Florian
Date: 04 Jul 01 - 09:18 AM

a)Roy Gullane (not with Tannahill Weavers) - Lady with the lamp b) Tannahill Weavers - Farewell to Fiunary

The first one is about war and Florence Nightingale, second one is about leaving your native home.


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Subject: RE: Song that make you weep
From: Red Eye
Date: 05 Jul 01 - 01:04 PM

Yes Patrish, it's been a good thread. Loads of songs and tunes to identify with.


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Subject: RE: Song that make you weep
From: Tattie Bogle
Date: 09 Jul 01 - 06:32 PM

Mal G; see you in Sidmouth and I'll bring the words of "My ain Countrie": Sheena Wellington sings it but doesn't include the verse about Bordeaux: Stravaig also do it on their CD "Moving On" and they do do the verse you want. Won't be in Sidmouth Sat/Sun though Tattie B


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Subject: RE: Song that make you weep
From: Angie
Date: 09 Jul 01 - 07:24 PM

cheers Tattie, we'll be there wed.and/or thurs. I'ts me that wants the lyrics (MalG is me old man) and I can't get him off of mudcat even though I bloody found it!


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Subject: RE: Song that make you weep
From: Chicken Charlie
Date: 09 Jul 01 - 11:46 PM

I'm convinced that I have a bit of a problem empathizing with folks in the normal course of life, and that therefore I emote over songs more than is called for. Isn't that fascinating, like who the #### asked. But the songs that do it for me aren't necessarily any more pathos laden than some others. I can get thru 1913 massacre w/a straight face, but cannot do "William and Molly" without puddling. Only way I've yet done "Run Kate Shelley Run" is to play it on something other than guitar so I have to think about the left hand rather than the ducts. Even that isn't guaranteed.

What a cheery-ass topic for a neurotic, anyway. Whoever started this thread, I owe you one. BG.

CC


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Subject: RE: Song that make you weep
From: Red Eye
Date: 10 Jul 01 - 09:30 AM

It was redeye who started it and a very good one it has been. if you look through the titles they are very different and all mean so much to people.


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Subject: RE: Song that make you weep
From: GUEST
Date: 10 Jul 01 - 09:50 AM

I have always loved Bonnie Raits "I can't make you love me".


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Subject: RE: Song that make you weep
From: GUEST,UTM&OK (a guest)
Date: 10 Jul 01 - 10:37 PM

Bruce Cockburn's "Closer to the Light." First time I heard it I was on my way to the funeral of a friend who committed suicide. It still gives me chills all these years later.


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Subject: RE: Song that make you weep
From: GUEST,Selkie
Date: 11 Jul 01 - 02:39 PM

How about "The Night They Drove Old Dixie Down"?


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Subject: RE: Song that make you weep
From: Red Eye
Date: 01 Nov 01 - 12:41 PM

Thanks


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Subject: RE: Song that make you weep
From: Madam Gashee
Date: 02 Nov 01 - 04:24 AM

The Lock-Keeper made me sob the first time I heard it & most times since although it's not a particulary sad sentiment. In my defence, several others people I have spoken to have done the same.

Also Springsteen's The River


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Subject: RE: Song that make you weep
From: GUEST,MC Fat
Date: 02 Nov 01 - 06:23 AM

Any bugger singing the 'Field of Athenry' makes me bloody weep. God I hate that fecking song !!!


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Subject: RE: Song that make you weep
From: Deda
Date: 02 Nov 01 - 01:22 PM

I heard Loudan (sp??) Wainright interviewed on Fresh Air the other day and he sang a song about recovering from his mother's death that really got to me. I don't remember the title but I remember a couple of lines:

Everybody says it's your friends who get you through
But everybody knows that my best friend was you

He has a new CD which has this on it; that's why he was talking to Terry Gross on radio.


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Subject: RE: Song that make you weep
From: GUEST,Steven G.
Date: 03 Nov 01 - 07:43 AM

I would say a song that makes me weep is Stan Rogers - First Christmas. It really tells about the unfortunate people that don't great Christmas like most of us do.

Really touching piece of music. Was just listening to the song a few minutes ago. Where's that Kleenex.

Steven


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Subject: RE: Song that make you weep
From: Hillheader
Date: 03 Nov 01 - 08:13 AM

Just read this thread and it brought so many songs to mind.

Two modern songs spring instantly to mind -- "The Bravest" and "There were Roses".

"Fields of Athenry" (sung slowly - not the upbeat version) and "Carrickfergus" because a friend asked me to learn it and then died two weeks after hearing me sing it for the first time. (The two events were not related before anyone asks!!) I still sing "Carrickfergus" but struggle to get the last line out.

Great thread

Davebhoy


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Subject: RE: Song that make you weep
From: The Hiker
Date: 03 Nov 01 - 08:25 AM

Thom Moores song about the Falklands War "San Carlos Water" And since Sept 11 I can't listen to God Bless America without filling up.


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Subject: RE: Song that make you weep
From: Maxine
Date: 03 Nov 01 - 10:56 AM

The Boxer by Simon & Garfunkel. A really close friend of ours was killed in a car crash in August. He was 37 with a young family. Tragic. Boy, could he play The Boxer...


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Subject: RE: Song that make you weep
From: Stilly River Sage
Date: 03 Nov 01 - 11:51 AM

The Great Silky always got to me, even as a child. And my father put a Eugene Field poem to music, "Little Boy Blue," that still breaks me up.

Little Boy Blue

I don't know if the tune he used was original or borrowed from elsewhere. I don't remember hearing other songs use it.


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Subject: RE: Song that make you weep
From: Red Eye
Date: 04 Nov 01 - 09:00 AM

Carrickfergus


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Subject: RE: Song that make you weep
From: gnomad
Date: 05 Nov 01 - 09:26 AM

Somewhere along the road..that one usually does it.

Dancing at Whitsun..the best, or worst, rendition you can find..even just remembering it.


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Subject: RE: Song that make you weep
From: GUEST,Adrienne
Date: 05 Nov 01 - 10:41 AM

"Souvenirs" (Goodman & Prine)

Too Old to Die Young (Bo Diddley sang it, but I don't think he wrote it)

And there's a song that goes "Where are you going, my little one, pretty one? Where are you going, my baby, my own? Turn around and you're two, turn around and you're four, turn around and you're a schoolgirl going out of the door..." I don't even know what it's called, but just typing the words out makes me cry.


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Subject: RE: Song that make you weep
From: GUEST,Adrienne
Date: 05 Nov 01 - 02:07 PM

I can't believe I said Bo Diddley. It should be Moe Bandy!


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Subject: RE: Song that make you weep
From: Robin2
Date: 05 Nov 01 - 11:32 PM

Oh gosh, I'm sniffling just reading everyone's sad songs. Yep, I've cryed to quite a few of the ones mentioned.Some that I can't listen to without blubbering:
"The Jeanie-C" by Stan Rogers I don't think there is much sadder than a proud man whose lost it all
"The bravest" by Tom Paxton When I first heard it I thought it was a little maudlin, by the second verse I was crying my eyes out
"Don't Cry in your sleep"
"Christmas in the Trenches"
And finally, "Shenadoah" played on harmonica..this was the song my father always played on his harp. He is dying now of asbestosis, but I wish I could hear him play it again

Robin


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Subject: RE: Song that make you weep
From: CapriUni
Date: 05 Nov 01 - 11:49 PM

I've only truly wept at a song (as in open-up-your-throat-and-howl) when I heard Mary Chapin Capenter's "Down at the Twist and Shout" come over the radio. (My mother had just died, and she'd loved Cajun music).

Other songs have brought serious lumps to my throat, though, if not tears to my eyes, and, like gnomad, I've been gotten by "Dancing at Whitsun". I also get misty-eyed and lumpy-throated at nearly all of Gordon Bok's album Sea Djiril's Hymn.


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Subject: RE: Song that make you weep
From: Leeder
Date: 06 Nov 01 - 12:19 AM

My dad used to sing a song called "Play in Your Own Back Yard" that used to move me to tears when I was young (in a time when boys didn't do that sort of thing). You don't hear it nowadays -- it's about a black child who isn't allowed to play with the white children, and dies of loneliness as a consequence, and it has the non-PC words (although it's anti-racist at heart). The other night an elderly lady sang a verse of it at the singers' circle; I managed to control the floodgates, but only just.

And, I confess, "Old Shep" used to do it for me too.


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Subject: RE: Song that make you weep
From: Red Eye
Date: 01 Jan 02 - 04:44 AM

A few songs last night reflected events over the last year. We entered the New Year last night with a heart rendering endition of 'The Star Spangled Banner'. There wasn't a dry eye in the Irish Club. England.


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Subject: RE: Song that make you weep
From: GUEST,the saddest mommy in the world
Date: 11 May 04 - 09:34 PM

Listening to "Merry Christmas,Darling" by Karen Carpenter breaks my heart even more..if that is even possible.
GOD BLESS MY TWO CHILDREN IN HEAVEN!
I LOVE YOU MIKEY AND JOSH!!


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Subject: RE: Song that make you weep
From: Ebbie
Date: 11 May 04 - 10:41 PM

I surprised myself with a great gulping sob the first time I heard a friend of mine sing a Jesse Winchester song that is about the paradox of needing to be weak in order to be strong. It is such a tender song that I still get all choked up when I hear it.

Excuse me- I'm going to go look for the lyrics.


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Subject: RE: Song that make you weep
From: GUEST,ToryJane
Date: 11 May 04 - 10:53 PM

A recent one -- The Scarlet Tide (by T Bone Burnett & Elvis Costello, sung by Alison Krause). Written about the US Civil War but heartbreakingly relevant today.


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Subject: RE: Song that make you weep
From: DonMeixner
Date: 11 May 04 - 11:13 PM

Two songs by Biff Rose, "Molly" and "Just Like A Man"

Don


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Subject: RE: Song that make you weep
From: pdq
Date: 11 May 04 - 11:42 PM

"Jack and Lucy" by   Delia Bell & Bill Grant. Hard to get throught that one some nights.

BTW, the song "Too Old To Die Young" may be written by Jim Eanes, a fine singer and underrated writer, usually associated with bluegrass.


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Subject: RE: Song that make you weep
From: dianavan
Date: 12 May 04 - 12:01 AM

The Belfast Mill chokes me.


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Subject: RE: Song that make you weep
From: GUEST,Jon Bartlett
Date: 12 May 04 - 01:58 AM

Hamish Henderson's "Freedom Come All Ye". Every time.


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Subject: RE: Song that make you weep
From: dianavan
Date: 12 May 04 - 02:13 AM

When my baby brother was an infant, my other brother and I would stand by his crib, and in our sweetest harmony, sing, "Swing Low, Sweet Chariot" while we watched silent tears stream down his cheeks. We felt so powerful! We would often perform this bit of magic for our friends. Talk about the power of song!

We have long since confessed this bit of mischief. We shake our heads at some of the nasty things we did as children but you know, when we are all together, once in awhile, we will start singing that song, just to watch the younger one squirm. We will never know why it had that effect, he certainly did not understand the words. It still makes him sad.


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Subject: RE: Song that make you weep
From: The Villan
Date: 12 May 04 - 02:38 AM

Cat Stevens - Don't be shy

It is a beatiful song and is one I have called my Autistic daughters song.

Don't be shy just let your feelings roll on by
Don't wear fear or nobody will know you're there
Just lift your head, and let your feelings out instead
And don't be shy, just let your feeling roll on by
On by

You know love is better than a song
Love is where all of us belong
So don't be shy just let your feelings roll on by
Don't wear fear or nobody will know you're there
You're there

Don't be shy just let your feelings roll on by
Don't wear fear or nobody will know you're there
Just lift your head, and let your feelings out instead
And don't be shy, just let your feeling roll on by
On by, on by, on by, on by, etc.

Anybody that knows anything about Autism, will hopefully know what I mean.


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Subject: RE: Song that make you weep
From: Nfkfiddler
Date: 12 May 04 - 03:30 AM

If you've lost your own it has to be "The Old Man". How can Finbar Furey sing this?

'I thought he'd live for ever he was so big and strong'

'and I miss him, the Old Man '

credits to Phil Coulter - he understood.


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Subject: RE: Song that make you weep
From: oldsalty
Date: 12 May 04 - 05:59 AM

John Prine's-sam stone,is a killer,but Alan Bell's-The Parting Glass is the one,i've never got through the first verse without faking a coughing do!


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Subject: RE: Song that make you weep
From: Snuffy
Date: 12 May 04 - 08:47 AM

A few songs about war: Dancing at Whitsun; D-Day Dodgers; Home Lads Home.

But I also often have difficulty getting through The Foggy Foggy Dew, and even (occasionally) Goodnight, Irene

WassaiL! V


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Subject: RE: Song that make you weep
From: matai
Date: 12 May 04 - 09:12 AM

Fifteen Months   Joan Baez

The cats are sleeping here in the autumn sun
Your dog has flushed a deer and he's on the run
And the coffee cup is cold
And the morning's feeling very old

Fifteen months of time my man's been gone
A second winter now is coming on
And our fates could all be worse
But sometimes I still must curse my own

And hello
I wish you well
Where you sleep
All in your cell

As for friends I can't complain
They've been good to me
The fires buring bright, they've left wood for me
And the roof has been repaired
And I thank them for the love they've shared

You see there's really nothing wrong
I've just got the blues
Cos if you give a damn, you're going to pay some dues
But if you see the game we're in
Like I do you'll know in time we'll win

And hello......


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Subject: RE: Song that make you weep
From: s6k
Date: 12 May 04 - 09:16 AM

i like it


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Subject: RE: Song that make you weep
From: matai
Date: 12 May 04 - 09:44 AM

(not finished)

So time give me a break of a week or more.
My head is reeling and my back is sore
And the baby cries for me
And i think I'll walk by the sea alone.


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Subject: RE: Song that make you weep
From: Hawker
Date: 12 May 04 - 09:57 AM

I find lots of songs very moving in certain circumstances! I think one of the most emotional for me is Christmas 1914 - utterly moving! also I am still struggling not to cry at a couple in the new Cornwall Songwriters production, Unsung Heroes - I am sure when it goes on the road you will understand why!
Cheers, Lucy


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Subject: RE: Song that make you weep
From: LindsayInWales
Date: 12 May 04 - 12:24 PM

"Forever Autumn" by Justin Hayward - I first heard it on the day my fiance was killed in a motorcycle accident, 26 years ago this July


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Subject: RE: Song that make you weep
From: George Papavgeris
Date: 12 May 04 - 12:39 PM

"The ladies go dancing at Whitsun" invariably.
Stan Rogers' "Lock keeper" and "Last watch on the Midland" and also "Lies".
Eric Bogle's "As if he knows" and "Gift of years".
Pete Atkin's "Thirty year man".
Les Sullivan's "Roses of No Man's land".
Everly Bros "Sealed with a kiss".


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Subject: RE: Song that make you weep
From: Mark Dowding
Date: 12 May 04 - 01:23 PM

Normandy Orchards by Keith Marsden. I was a blubbering wreck at the end of it when I heard it on "Doin' the Manch" I eventually learnt it and if I'm not careful when I sing it now I still fill up and count the spots on the carpet to pull myself together!
"Joe Peel" by Peter Bond is another one - Someone asked me to do that one night and I just got to the bit "The church was filled to overflowing" when I had to close my eyes rather tightly to stop myself weeping unconsolably.
I've recorded "Dancing at Whitsun" and "Christmas 1914" and when I first heard the final mix that Chris Harvey did, Alison Younger's backing vocals came in at a certain point on both songs that made my arms come up in goosebumps. Thanks for that Ali!
My Dad recites "To Sarah" and "Dad's Medals" at our local folk club - two poems by Cliff Gerrard of St Helens. I have to go out of the room or when he does them - sorry Dad but they just have that effect on me.

Cheers
Mark


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Subject: RE: Song that make you weep
From: The Villan
Date: 12 May 04 - 01:37 PM

El Greko
Dont you mean Sealed with a kiss by Bryan Hyland?


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Subject: RE: Song that make you weep
From: George Papavgeris
Date: 12 May 04 - 01:40 PM

That also, Les 8-)


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Subject: RE: Song that make you weep
From: beardedbruce
Date: 13 May 04 - 02:56 AM

"I'll give you a daisy a day, dear"


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Subject: RE: Song that make you weep
From: GUEST,Colin Smith
Date: 13 May 04 - 07:53 AM

There are a few for me...
The Band played Waltzing Matilda
Deirdre's Lament by Heather Alexander (I sang it at my Grandmothers funeral)
Fiddlers Green (Grandpa was a deep sea fisherman)
James Connally (either too much empathy,or there's a past life to blame)
The Year Clayton Delaney Died, by Tom T Hall(i think)
and I know that if I want to reduce my lass to a blubbering mess all I have to do is sing Broad Black Brimmer or The Wreck of the Edmund Fitzgerald
Colin


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Subject: RE: Song that make you weep
From: Sir Roger de Beverley
Date: 13 May 04 - 09:20 AM

Land o The Leal - the fiddle on the Silly Wizard recording especially

Old Brown Dog - Ralph McTell

Dancing at Whitsun for my great aunt Em who was one of those ladies

Joe Peel - Peter Bond. I usually get to "you'd never have believed if you'd seen" before the jaw starts to wobble

R


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Subject: RE: Song that make you weep
From: Sir Roger de Beverley
Date: 13 May 04 - 09:22 AM

Oh, and Home Lads Home

R


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