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Love Songs for Married Folks

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Subject: Love Songs for Married Folks
From: musicmick
Date: 21 Apr 03 - 07:05 PM

I need some ideas for romantic love songs for married couples. I know the Anniversary Song (I call it the Anniversary Waltz but I have been corrected), "Do I Love You?" (from Fiddler on the Roof) and "My Cup Runneth Over With Love" (which was recorded by Ed Ames). After those songs, I'm out of ideas. Come on, Mudcatters. Dont let me down.


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Subject: RE: Love Songs for Married Folks
From: katlaughing
Date: 21 Apr 03 - 07:15 PM

When You and I Were Young, Maggie


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Subject: RE: Love Songs for Married Folks
From: Midchuck
Date: 21 Apr 03 - 07:24 PM

Buffy St. Marie's Sometimes When I Get to Thinking.

P.


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Subject: RE: Love Songs for Married Folks
From: Robin2
Date: 21 Apr 03 - 07:26 PM

Roseville Fair by Bill Staines


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Subject: RE: Love Songs for Married Folks
From: vindelis
Date: 21 Apr 03 - 07:56 PM

Take yer Time (by Pete Mundey)


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Subject: RE: Love Songs for Married Folks
From: Alba
Date: 21 Apr 03 - 08:01 PM

As time goes by (Hupfeld) as sung by Dooley Wison in Casablanca
You do something to me (Cole Porter)
A:>)


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Subject: RE: Love Songs for Married Folks
From: SINSULL
Date: 21 Apr 03 - 08:27 PM

Golden Years - It's on one of the Golden Ring CDs.


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Subject: RE: Love Songs for Married Folks
From: raredance
Date: 21 Apr 03 - 10:07 PM

"Old Love" from CD of same title by Neal & Leandra

rich r


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Subject: RE: Love Songs for Married Folks
From: Bev and Jerry
Date: 21 Apr 03 - 11:01 PM

When I'm Sixty Four.

Bev and Jerry


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Subject: RE: Love Songs for Married Folks
From: wysiwyg
Date: 21 Apr 03 - 11:15 PM

Waltz Across Texas, October Roses, and what's that Stan Rogers one?

~Susan


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Subject: RE: Love Songs for Married Folks
From: musicmick
Date: 22 Apr 03 - 01:30 AM

Nice suggestions. I know some of them.
Roseville Fair is perfect, as is When You and I Were Young, Maggie.

I'm kind of surprised that there aren't more. There are a lot of married people and they can really use a romantic song every once in a while. If they're lucky, more often than that. I love my wife and I'd like to express my love musicaly but all the good songs are written for the courted or the jilted.


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Subject: RE: Love Songs for Married Folks
From: Ebbie
Date: 22 Apr 03 - 01:37 AM

Bless Your Foolish Heartby Jesse Winchester. I love it.


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Subject: RE: Love Songs for Married Folks
From: Cluin
Date: 22 Apr 03 - 01:44 AM

Stan's "45 Years From Now"?


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Subject: RE: Love Songs for Married Folks
From: GUEST,.gargoyle
Date: 22 Apr 03 - 01:47 AM

You don't send me flowers anymore.


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Subject: RE: Love Songs for Married Folks
From: GUEST
Date: 22 Apr 03 - 04:26 AM

"Sailor home from the sea" aka "Cock of the North/Morning" words by the late Dorothy Hewitt.

I also endorse "Take your Time".


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Subject: RE: Love Songs for Married Folks
From: sian, west wales
Date: 22 Apr 03 - 04:40 AM

Believe Me If All Those Endearing Young Charms was written for married folk.

sian


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Subject: RE: Love Songs for Married Folks
From: GUEST,Kris
Date: 22 Apr 03 - 06:05 AM

Who Knows Where the Time Goes (Sandy Denny) - is lovely, and is about one person remaining constant over time.

Love of My Life (Freddy Mercury) - except its about someone leaving - but the overall message is ok.

Time After Time (Cindi Lauper)

Wondering Aloud (Jethro Tull) - very appropriate


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Subject: RE: Love Songs for Married Folks
From: A Wandering Minstrel
Date: 22 Apr 03 - 07:56 AM

"Let it be me" on Martin Simpsons "Sad and High Kicking"

and

"Loving you has been so easy" by Eddie Walker.


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Subject: RE: Love Songs for Married Folks
From: cetmst
Date: 22 Apr 03 - 10:02 AM

Give Yourself to Love - Kate Wolf
Waltzing Around in the Nude


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Subject: RE: Love Songs for Married Folks
From: KateG
Date: 22 Apr 03 - 11:11 AM

Kisses Sweeter Than Wine


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Subject: RE: Love Songs for Married Folks
From: wysiwyg
Date: 22 Apr 03 - 11:21 AM

Cluin-- yep!

~S~


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Subject: RE: Love Songs for Married Folks
From: GUEST,celtaddict
Date: 22 Apr 03 - 12:11 PM

I have been trying for years to convince someone to do an album of grownup love songs. (All those songs that have to do with the loved one's physical appearance, or all the ones that involve any form of whining, are essentially juvenile.)
Who wrote "Fire in the Lake"? (I still need to feel your love steady against the change; I still need to feel your love. . .persevere.)
Linda Allen "October Roses" (She wrote it as a "women's power" song, I know, but it makes a fantastic love song for grownups.)


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Subject: RE: Love Songs for Married Folks
From: GUEST,T-boy
Date: 22 Apr 03 - 12:30 PM

"Naomi" by Ralph McTell - could be just the song you're looking for, except the people aren't married - just together for years and years.


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Subject: RE: Love Songs for Married Folks
From: wysiwyg
Date: 22 Apr 03 - 01:17 PM

BTW, musicmic, this is a LOT of posts and songs in a short time-- it's not unusual for a thread like this to take quite a bit longer to take off, if at all.

~Susan


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Subject: RE: Love Songs for Married Folks
From: Wesley S
Date: 22 Apr 03 - 01:42 PM

Doesn't Tom Paxton have a song with a title something like "Dancing In The Kitchen" ?


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Subject: Lyr Add: HEARTS OVERFLOWING (Mike Brewer)
From: GUEST
Date: 22 Apr 03 - 01:48 PM

10. Hearts Overflowing
by Mike Brewer
from Rice, Rice, Hillman, and Pedersen
Herb Pedersen - Lead vocal
Chris Hillman - Harmony vocal, mandolin
Larry Rice - Harmony vocal, mandolin
Tony Rice - Guitar
Fred Travers - Dobro
Ronnie Simpkins - Bass
Rickie Simpkins - Fiddle
Intro. (Acoustic Guitar)
Fill your cup lift it up two hearts overflowing
Drink to me and here's to we in love ever growing
When I need you I'm out in the rain
When I see you I light up again

Diamond things or golden earrings are all I could beg or borrow
I would take a throw away for one of your todays or tomorrows
When I need you I'm out in the rain
When I see you I light up again

Instrumental (Acoustic Guitar + Dobro + Mandolin)
Fill my cup lift me up two hearts overflowing
Drink to me and here's to we in love ever growing
When I need you I'm out in the rain
When I see you I light up again

Instrumental Ending (Fiddle + Dobro)
© Talking Beaver Music (BMI)


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Subject: RE: Love Songs for Married Folks
From: Zany Mouse
Date: 22 Apr 03 - 01:54 PM

I particularly like "In A Cornish Kitchen". Rarely sung but a beautiful song.

ZM


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Subject: RE: Love Songs for Married Folks
From: Kim C
Date: 22 Apr 03 - 02:12 PM

Battleship Chains by the Georgia Satellites. ;-)


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Subject: RE: Love Songs for Married Folks
From: Bat Goddess
Date: 22 Apr 03 - 02:42 PM

Lovely Agnes by Sally Rogers


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Subject: RE: Love Songs for Married Folks
From: gnomad
Date: 22 Apr 03 - 03:25 PM

John Anderson, my Jo

Mind it needs to be a strong marriage 8-)


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Subject: RE: Love Songs for Married Folks
From: Grab
Date: 22 Apr 03 - 04:36 PM

"Belle of Broughton" would be a favourite. (Interestingly, the Mudcat search didn't spot this, but Google found it on Mudcat just fine. Go figure.)

Plenty of Tom Paxton. "I give you the morning" and "My lady's a wild flying dove" are generic love-songs but good nonetheless, and have the bonus that everyone knows them and can sing along.

Graham.


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Subject: RE: Love Songs for Married Folks
From: CRANKY YANKEE
Date: 22 Apr 03 - 07:32 PM

Remeber me, I'm the one who loves you

When you're all alone and blue, no one to tell your troubles to,.
Remember me, I'm the one who loves you
And when the world has turned you down, not a true friend can be found
Remember me, I'm the one who loves you

And through all kinds of weather
You know I'll never change
Through the sunshine and the shadows
My love will still remain

We're together right or wrong, where you go I'll tag along
Remember me, I'm the one who loves you.


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Subject: RE: Love Songs for Married Folks
From: Lin in Kansas
Date: 22 Apr 03 - 08:20 PM

"You've Got a Friend," by James Taylor. (Not sure who wrote it...)

Tom Lehrer's "When I'm Sixty-Four." :>)

Lin


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Subject: RE: Love Songs for Married Folks
From: GUEST,Arkie
Date: 22 Apr 03 - 08:33 PM

"Old Lovers" as sung by Bryan Bowers

They came out on the dance floor
Their faces were lined with care
She pushed her pocketbook up on her arm
He smoothed down his thinning hair
As they started to dance like old lovers
Who know and cherish each other's grace
And his arms never pushed nor pulled her
And her eyes never left his face


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Subject: Lyr/Chords Add: I LOVE YOU BECAUSE (Leon Payne)
From: Sandy Mc Lean
Date: 22 Apr 03 - 08:40 PM

Leon Payne wrote this for his wife Myrtie over 50 years ago.. It was recorded by many singers crossing from country to pop to become an all time classic.


The I LOVE YOU BECAUSE       (G)    Leon Payne

I (G) love you because you (G7) under (C) stand dear
(G) Every single thing I try to (D7) do
You re (G) always there to lend a (G7) helping (C) hand dear
I (G) love you most of (D7) all because you re (G) you C G

(G7) No (C) matter what the world may say a (Gdim) bout (G) me
I (A7) know your love will always see me (D7) through
I (G) love you for the way you (G7) never (C) doubt me
But (G) most of all I (D7) love you cause you re (G) you

I (G) love you because my (G7) heart is (C) lighter
(G) Everytime I'm walking by your (D7) side
I (G) love you because the (G7) futures (C) brighter
The (G) door to happi (D7) ness you open (G) wide C G

(G7) No (C) matter what may be the style of (Gdim) sea (G) son
I (A7) know your heart will al - ways be (D7) true
I (G) love you for a hundred (G7) thousand (C) reasons
But (G) most of all I (D7) love you cause you re (G) you


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Subject: RE: Love Songs for Married Folks
From: GUEST,Mickey191
Date: 22 Apr 03 - 11:39 PM

Always, In This Life,Hello Young Lovers, I Will Always Love You,My Prayer, and (I Love you) For Sentimental Reasons.


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Subject: RE: Love Songs for Married Folks
From: Matt_R
Date: 23 Apr 03 - 12:37 AM

I Come From A Long Line Of Love - Michael Martin Murphy


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Subject: RE: Love Songs for Married Folks
From: musicmick
Date: 23 Apr 03 - 01:38 AM

I am overwhelmed by this response, Susan.
There must be something that Mudcatters cant do or don't know but I haven't found it yet. I had forgotten that classic "I Love You 'Cause You're You" and I had forgotten the story behind Thomas Moore's "Believe Me, If All Those Endearing Young Charms" I will be using these suggestions at the PFS's Spring Thing next month and I will be sure to credit this amazing web site.


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Subject: RE: Love Songs for Married Folks
From: Wilfried Schaum
Date: 23 Apr 03 - 02:48 AM

I thought of John Anderson my Jo, too, but of the Burns version. The bawdy ones in Digitrad are parodies.

Wilfried


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Subject: RE: Love Songs for Married Folks
From: Mary in Kentucky
Date: 23 Apr 03 - 07:05 AM

Check out Mary in the Morning in the Happy Marriage Songs thread.


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Subject: RE: Love Songs for Married Folks
From: Grab
Date: 23 Apr 03 - 09:01 AM

Nearly forgot - Prettiest Eyes by the Beautiful South is one of the best.

Graham.


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Subject: RE: Love Songs for Married Folks
From: dick greenhaus
Date: 23 Apr 03 - 10:20 AM

Sorry Wilfred, but the Burns composed lyric is the parody of the original bawdy song (collected by Burns).

Anyhow, you can add Darby and Joan and Golden Wedding Day, as well as Anniversery Waltz to the list.


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Subject: RE: Love Songs for Married Folks
From: Trevor
Date: 23 Apr 03 - 11:09 AM

'Naomi', Ralph McTell

Oh, the place is kind of quiet now
The kids have all left home
We'd like to see more of them
But we're grateful when they call
And in the quietness afterwards
She comes and sits by me
Make me feel like a man
Growing old with Naomi....

Nearly grizzling as I type!


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Subject: RE: Love Songs for Married Folks
From: Singing Referee
Date: 23 Apr 03 - 11:36 AM

"Marry me again", Tom Paxton, from his latest album "Looking for the Moon"


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Subject: RE: Love Songs for Married Folks
From: Dan Schatz
Date: 23 Apr 03 - 02:13 PM

Another Tom Paxton love song is "You Are Love," which he wrote for his wife. Also Barbara Keith's "The Bramble and the Rose" comes to mind - I particularly like that one because it recognizes that marriages are not always perfect. Even clearer on that point is Kristina Olsen's "It's Those Little Failings."

Dan


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Subject: RE: Love Songs for Married Folks
From: Liz the Squeak
Date: 23 Apr 03 - 02:23 PM

Silver threads amongst the gold - forgotten who wrote it, but did the 'crow on the cradle'? Sidney something????? Damn those braincells.....


LTS


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Subject: RE: Love Songs for Married Folks
From: GUEST,Libertarian
Date: 23 Apr 03 - 04:38 PM

Here's one that is not heard of, altho I don't know why it is a song Frank Sanatra came out with in 1976, I only heard the song once, and never forgot it. I finally found it on Frank Sanatra The Reprise Collection. Tha name of the song is definately apropo for this it is I LOVE MY WIFE. If anybody would like a copy of it, I have it on MP3 somewhere on my storage, and if you would like a copy just E-mail me at libertarian@snet.net


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Subject: RE: Love Songs for Married Folks
From: musicmick
Date: 23 Apr 03 - 06:19 PM

I just thought of "When You And I Were Young, Maggie" but I wouldn't have come up with that one without your wonderful suggestions.
Is "Darby and Joan" the same as "The Folks Who Live On The Hill"?
Is "Golden Wedding Day" the one that starts out, "Put on your old grey bonnet..."?


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Subject: RE: Love Songs for Married Folks
From: GUEST,TheBigPinkLad
Date: 23 Apr 03 - 06:33 PM

In My Life: Lennon/McCartney
My Dear Old Dutch
The Secret Marriage: Sting


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Subject: RE: Love Songs for Married Folks
From: BH
Date: 23 Apr 03 - 06:33 PM

I don't think anyone mentioned Kate Wolf's---Give Yourself To Love. It was written by her as a wedding song for a friend.

Of course the cynic in me cannot avoid mentioning Tom Lehrer's--I Take Your Hand In Mine.

Bill Hahn


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Subject: RE: Love Songs for Married Folks
From: Lanfranc
Date: 23 Apr 03 - 07:11 PM

Tom Paxton's "Ever Again","My Lady's a Wild Flying Dove" and "Not Tonight Marie!"

Jacques Brel's "Song of the Old Lovers"/"Chanson des Vieux Amants"

Don Williams' "Your My Best Friend"

John Sebastian's "She's a Lady"

As an antidote:

Paul Simon's "Train in the Distance"

Tom Paxton's "About the Children"

Alan


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