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Song that make you weep

Sir Roger de Beverley 13 May 04 - 09:22 AM
Sir Roger de Beverley 13 May 04 - 09:20 AM
GUEST,Colin Smith 13 May 04 - 07:53 AM
beardedbruce 13 May 04 - 02:56 AM
George Papavgeris 12 May 04 - 01:40 PM
The Villan 12 May 04 - 01:37 PM
Mark Dowding 12 May 04 - 01:23 PM
George Papavgeris 12 May 04 - 12:39 PM
LindsayInWales 12 May 04 - 12:24 PM
Hawker 12 May 04 - 09:57 AM
matai 12 May 04 - 09:44 AM
s6k 12 May 04 - 09:16 AM
matai 12 May 04 - 09:12 AM
Snuffy 12 May 04 - 08:47 AM
oldsalty 12 May 04 - 05:59 AM
Nfkfiddler 12 May 04 - 03:30 AM
The Villan 12 May 04 - 02:38 AM
dianavan 12 May 04 - 02:13 AM
GUEST,Jon Bartlett 12 May 04 - 01:58 AM
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GUEST,the saddest mommy in the world 11 May 04 - 09:34 PM
Red Eye 01 Jan 02 - 04:44 AM
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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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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: 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: 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: 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: 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: 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: 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: 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: 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: 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: 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 - 09:12 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: 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: 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: 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: 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: 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: 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 - 12:01 AM

The Belfast Mill chokes me.


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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: 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: 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: 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,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: 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: 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: 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: 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: 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: 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: 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: Red Eye
Date: 04 Nov 01 - 09:00 AM

Carrickfergus


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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: 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: 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: 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: 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: 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,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: 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: Red Eye
Date: 01 Nov 01 - 12:41 PM

Thanks


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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: 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
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: 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: 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: 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: 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: 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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