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love songs 4 Valentine's day

breezy 29 Jan 04 - 06:36 AM
Leadfingers 29 Jan 04 - 06:47 AM
Sttaw Legend 29 Jan 04 - 08:50 AM
GUEST,Sir Roger at Work 29 Jan 04 - 08:58 AM
Amos 29 Jan 04 - 09:03 AM
Ethereal Purple 29 Jan 04 - 09:24 AM
Dave Hanson 29 Jan 04 - 09:29 AM
42 29 Jan 04 - 10:44 AM
breezy 29 Jan 04 - 10:45 AM
Menolly 29 Jan 04 - 03:47 PM
GUEST,Ed 29 Jan 04 - 03:53 PM
Amergin 29 Jan 04 - 03:58 PM
breezy 29 Jan 04 - 05:50 PM
Kaleea 30 Jan 04 - 03:07 AM
Walking Eagle 30 Jan 04 - 02:27 PM
Zany Mouse 30 Jan 04 - 03:13 PM
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Subject: love songs 4 Valentine's day
From: breezy
Date: 29 Jan 04 - 06:36 AM

O K guys,brainstorm time.

I've got a bunch of songs already but I maybe missing something obvious

your brief:

Playing to a load of regular punters in a bar/restaurant ,
with P. A.,
so whats the sloppiest, corniest ,hackneyed and anticipated song to sin g on Valentine's day that you would pick?



Go.and thanks for your contributions.

enjoy I-land ,look out for guru.


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Subject: RE: love songs 4 Valentine's day
From: Leadfingers
Date: 29 Jan 04 - 06:47 AM

Dave Paskett's 'I Could Not Take My Eyes Off Her' for a start John


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Subject: RE: love songs 4 Valentine's day
From: Sttaw Legend
Date: 29 Jan 04 - 08:50 AM

Angel Eyes


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Subject: RE: love songs 4 Valentine's day
From: GUEST,Sir Roger at Work
Date: 29 Jan 04 - 08:58 AM

Having just learned True Love Ways for next Tuesday (Feb 3rd)I'll probably recycle that. BTW whoever said that Buddy Holly songs were simple hadn't tried that one - it has nine different chords in it.

R


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Subject: RE: love songs 4 Valentine's day
From: Amos
Date: 29 Jan 04 - 09:03 AM

Love Like Yours (Will Surely Come My Way) (maybe four chords)

Unchained Melody

The Water is WIde


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Subject: RE: love songs 4 Valentine's day
From: Ethereal Purple
Date: 29 Jan 04 - 09:24 AM

Definitely Unchained Melody.

Also Stand By Me, The Way You Look Tonight, I Can't Help Falling in Love with You, You Are So Beautiful... can think of countless others :-).


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Subject: RE: love songs 4 Valentine's day
From: Dave Hanson
Date: 29 Jan 04 - 09:29 AM

Great love song according to John Hartford, ' Shove That Hogs Leg Further In The Bed '
eriv


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Subject: RE: love songs 4 Valentine's day
From: 42
Date: 29 Jan 04 - 10:44 AM

how about first time ever I saw your face?


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Subject: RE: love songs 4 Valentine's day
From: breezy
Date: 29 Jan 04 - 10:45 AM

Ta 42


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Subject: RE: love songs 4 Valentine's day
From: Menolly
Date: 29 Jan 04 - 03:47 PM

This is sickly sweet but I will be singing it onhte day.

Valentine's Day Ssong by Monni Aldous

1/        As I awoke on Valentines morning
        The February sun was shining above
        And chalked upon my garden wall
        There was this message from my love
        If I fill your arms with flowers
        If I fill your glass with wine
If I fill your soul with sweet love songs
Will you be mine, mine, mine?

2/        Then I called out to my dear mother
And she rose up from her bed
I showed her the message on the garden wall
And this is what she read
If I fill your arms with flowers
If I fill your glass with wine
If I fill your soul with sweet love songs
Will you be mine, mine, mine?

3/        Tell me what should I do dear mother?
Such a sweet love message have I.
You should take this piece of chalk
And you should write him this reply
If you fill my arms with flowers
If you fill my glass with wine
If you fill my soul with sweet love songs
Then I'll be thine, thine, thine.

4/        I always do what my mother tells me
So to William's cottage I walked
And as he has no garden wall
Upon his garden path I chalked
If you fill my arms with flowers
If you fill my glass with wine
If you fill my soul with sweet love songs
Then I'll be thine, thine, thine.

5/        When my William came home in the evening
After plowing the fields all day
He found this message chalked on his garden path
And this is what it did say
If you fill my arms with flowers
If you fill my glass with wine
If you fill my soul with sweet love songs
Then I'll be thine, thine, thine.

6/        Now you all have heard my story
Soon my William and I will be wed
But I'll never forget that Valentines Day
And what those true love messages said
If I fill your arms with flowers
If I fill your glass with wine
If I fill your soul with sweet love songs
Will you be mine, mine, mine?
If you fill my arms with flowers
If you fill my glass with wine
If you fill my soul with sweet love songs
Then I'll be thine, thine, thine.
If you fill my soul with sweet love songs
Then I'll be thine, thine, thine.


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Subject: RE: love songs 4 Valentine's day
From: GUEST,Ed
Date: 29 Jan 04 - 03:53 PM

sloppiest, corniest ,hackneyed

That would be 'Lady in Red' surely?


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Subject: RE: love songs 4 Valentine's day
From: Amergin
Date: 29 Jan 04 - 03:58 PM

roll me in the clover

the moose song...

let's get drunk and screw


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Subject: RE: love songs 4 Valentine's day
From: breezy
Date: 29 Jan 04 - 05:50 PM

Well Menolly thats a good un
Is there a traddie tune or will I have to make up mine own?
pm if you like.
Dont suppose you're near st Albans herts u K!!!

thanks Amergin, only know 'roll me over', from your list, but I get the drift. Nothing like subtlty, and thats nothing like subtlty.

Cheers guest ed, that'll balance with Robin Laing's 'Black Clothes'

Keep em coming !!!


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Subject: RE: love songs 4 Valentine's day
From: Kaleea
Date: 30 Jan 04 - 03:07 AM

"My Funny Valentine" is pretty much a sentimental favorite torch song, considered by many to be corny, & possibly the most anticipated song for the day.    For more corn, one might also review the songs of "The Carpenters" and Barry Manilow. (Don't mean to offend Manilow lovers everywhere, but that is a common opinion.)


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Subject: RE: love songs 4 Valentine's day
From: Walking Eagle
Date: 30 Jan 04 - 02:27 PM

Bill Staines - - Roseville Fair>
Jimmy Buffett - - Come Monday>
Stan Rodgers - - Forty-five Years.


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Subject: RE: love songs 4 Valentine's day
From: Zany Mouse
Date: 30 Jan 04 - 03:13 PM

Breezy - the Valentine Day Song by Monni is sung on the "On Request" album by Mal Waite if that is any help. If you can't find it then I'm sure Mick could post the ABC tune for you.

I personally think it is one of the more boring songs in the whole world! (Sorry, Monni - I love almost everything else you've written)

Rhiannon


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Subject: RE: love songs 4 Valentine's day
From: Walking Eagle
Date: 30 Jan 04 - 04:18 PM

Oops! Misread the subject. THe songs I suggested are ones I like.


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Subject: RE: love songs 4 Valentine's day
From: Menolly
Date: 30 Jan 04 - 05:22 PM

Zany Mouse has correctly identified where I got it from, and unfortunately I have not come across anything else Monni has written. Don't know the origins of the tune, but I could always sing it to you over the phone ! :-)


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Subject: RE: love songs 4 Valentine's day
From: dick greenhaus
Date: 30 Jan 04 - 05:30 PM

My goodness! of all the songs mentioned, only one predates the 20th century. On a folk site, too. tsk.tsk.


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Subject: RE: love songs 4 Valentine's day
From: Zany Mouse
Date: 30 Jan 04 - 06:40 PM

Menolly: If you can track down some of Monni's stuff you'll find that she does a lot of extremely funny (but subtle) songs. She goes to Sidmouth every year and inhabits the Theatre Bar. She has a folk club somewhere in Essex but I can't rmember offhand where it is.

She has recorded some albums but I'm not sure if they are still commercially available. I'm sure another Catter will come up with something. I know Herga Kitty, for one, knows her.

Rhiannon


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Subject: RE: love songs 4 Valentine's day
From: Mudlark
Date: 30 Jan 04 - 09:18 PM

If you're looking for corn, the 20th c. is the place to find it. On the other hand, a very old, yet contemporary sounding love song:

Where does it lead, this strange young love of mine
Only heaven and the lilies know
Where does it lead, this strange young love of mine
I must go down where the lilies grow

Play on the lily reeds, lowly low
Play to him tell he heeds to my woe....

Where does it lead, this strange young love of mine
Anywhere it takes me I will go.

And the lily theme reminds me of Lagen Love, another beauty.


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Subject: RE: love songs 4 Valentine's day
From: Mrs.Duck
Date: 30 Jan 04 - 09:25 PM

For us there is only one song and that is Roseville Fair


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Subject: RE: love songs 4 Valentine's day
From: dick greenhaus
Date: 31 Jan 04 - 10:11 AM

There is a lady, sweet and kind.....
or
Were I laid on Greenland's coast..
or
Oh mistress mine...

there are, literally, thousands of traditional love songs. NOT corny.


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Subject: RE: love songs 4 Valentine's day
From: Matt_R
Date: 31 Jan 04 - 11:54 AM

The Amalgamated Eskimo Nell


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Subject: RE: love songs 4 Valentine's day
From: Menolly
Date: 31 Jan 04 - 02:47 PM

For an old song - what about John Anderson my Jo ? Preferably not the cleaned up Burns verion.


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Subject: RE: love songs 4 Valentine's day
From: GUEST,Mac
Date: 01 Feb 04 - 10:33 AM

Steve Goodman did a wonderful song called "Old Fashioned" on his album "Words We Can Dance To" I did it at an open mic the other night. I asked "Trish" if she would be my valentine...she said she would, making it 36 years in a row....just lucky, I guess. Anyway, the crowd seem to like it and I think Trish did too.

Mac


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Subject: RE: love songs 4 Valentine's day
From: breezy
Date: 01 Feb 04 - 12:19 PM

very lucky


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Subject: RE: love songs 4 Valentine's day
From: GUEST,Johnny in OKC
Date: 01 Feb 04 - 05:22 PM

I'll be playing "Body and Soul"
by Johnny Green, 1930, considered
pretty hot stuff in its day.

Love, Johnny


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Subject: RE: love songs 4 Valentine's day
From: open mike
Date: 01 Feb 04 - 06:08 PM

long blaCK veil describes a love that is so true--but secret..
and in Lady franklin's lament she is pining for her lost love..
Holly Near and Chris Williamson have Valentine Song on their latest cd
oh i guess these are not necessarily corny..
i am gathering material for my radio show which will be on feb 14,
so these are among the tunes i am planning to include...
others that come to mind are Laurie lewis' "Love Chooses YOu"
and Kathy Matea's "Where've you been" ,
and the ultimate love song is Kate Wolf's Give Yourself to Love...


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Subject: RE: love songs 4 Valentine's day
From: breezy
Date: 02 Feb 04 - 06:36 AM

hi open Mike
Maybe El Greko's song 'By and By' might interest you.
He wrote it for his wife last year for V day.
Its very popular in these clandestine parts.
It also celebrates their '30 years down the line - so why does it seem an instant?' together.
A very touching song without the predictable soppiness.
Well worth a listen.
j


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Subject: RE: love songs 4 Valentine's day
From: GUEST,GUEST, Mac
Date: 02 Feb 04 - 11:29 AM

David Wilcox has written dozens of clever love songs....."Start With The Ending," "Good Together," "Language Of The Heart," "Kindness," etc., etc.,....one starts off..."Do I dare believe and let love lead my life" (interesting thought)   You might want to check out his website....great stuff.


Mac


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Subject: RE: love songs 4 Valentine's day
From: aibreán
Date: 02 Feb 04 - 09:41 PM

I always found "Gently Johnny My Jingalo" (the less wholesome version) a bit cheesy, thanks to too many viewings of The Wicker Man...

A.


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Subject: RE: love songs 4 Valentine's day
From: George Papavgeris
Date: 03 Feb 04 - 03:45 AM

Thanks for the plug, Breezy. I know you do great justice to "By And By".

You can also try "Valentine", track 9 on the "Perfect Moments" album. That's the one that plays on the theme that all usual gifts are transient, so a song is the best way to show the permanence of feelings. No chorus on that one, though...


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Subject: RE: love songs 4 Valentine's day
From: breezy
Date: 22 Feb 04 - 12:58 PM

Rose Of Allandale got em going

Sarted at 8.30 and finished at 10.00 with agig sorted for Paddy's night

thanks all


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Subject: RE: love songs 4 Valentine's day
From: Uncle_DaveO
Date: 22 Feb 04 - 01:22 PM

It's hard for me to believe that no-one has suggested these:

Let me call you sweetheart
    and
I love you truly

Dave Oesterreich


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Subject: RE: love songs 4 Valentine's day
From: JamesBerriman
Date: 14 Feb 09 - 07:15 AM

This morning puts me in mind of a favourite song, 'Midnight Feast'.
"dare I declare this morning love turned evening deep." - Lal Waterson.


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Subject: RE: love songs 4 Valentine's day
From: Beer
Date: 14 Feb 09 - 07:24 AM

Sometimes When We Touch......Dan Hill
Beer (adrien)


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Subject: RE: love songs 4 Valentine's day
From: john f weldon
Date: 14 Feb 09 - 07:43 AM

A Bit Like Love

Tight Hat

Getting to Know Her


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Subject: RE: love songs 4 Valentine's day
From: john f weldon
Date: 14 Feb 09 - 07:45 AM

About the above: The first is the sappiest. The other two may make up for it.


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Subject: RE: love songs 4 Valentine's day
From: oldhippie
Date: 14 Feb 09 - 08:16 AM

Plain and Simple Love - Holly Near
45 Years - Stan Rogers
The Trumpet Vine - Kate Wolf
and that coffee in bed this morning song by Tom Paxton


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Subject: RE: love songs 4 Valentine's day
From: topical tom
Date: 14 Feb 09 - 08:48 AM

"Home to Me (is Anywhere You Are) by Tom Paxton.


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Subject: RE: love songs 4 Valentine's day
From: GUEST,leeneia
Date: 14 Feb 09 - 11:10 AM

Braw, braw lads.

A song of love and hope.


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