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Nostalgia - favourite song.

18 Nov 11 - 10:33 AM (#3259361)
Subject: Nostalgia - favourite song.
From: Tunesmith

Have tou a favourite "nostalgia" song?
One that captures the feeling for someone or something from the past.
Doesn't have to your past - or even something that you have experienced, but just a song a creates a nice feeling of nostalgia.


18 Nov 11 - 12:11 PM (#3259415)
Subject: RE: Nostalgia - favourite song.
From: Tattie Bogle

That's a hard one, Tunesmith, as so many spring to mind!
I'd probably give you a different answer next week too.
But this being very close to my parents' wedding anniversary, and having now lost them both, it would have to be something to do with them. I think back to their golden wedding anniversary party which took place in a church hall in Aberdeenshire in 1993, so 2 candidates from that:
"The Quine that dis the strip at Inverurie" - sung by a lady from the church choir! Or:
"The Northern Lights of Old Aberdeen" - I have a video of my Dad desperately trying to sing along with it while obviously NOT knowing the words, so doing a sort of goldfish impression!


18 Nov 11 - 12:40 PM (#3259427)
Subject: RE: Nostalgia - favourite song.
From: Elmore

Old Lovers by Laszlo Slomovits


18 Nov 11 - 12:41 PM (#3259428)
Subject: RE: Nostalgia - favourite song.
From: fat B****rd

'Martha' by Tom Waits.


18 Nov 11 - 04:26 PM (#3259585)
Subject: RE: Nostalgia - favourite song.
From: Elmore

Old Smoothies by Steve Goodman


18 Nov 11 - 04:43 PM (#3259592)
Subject: RE: Nostalgia - favourite song.
From: Beer

Dusty Springfield you don't have to say you love me and
Patsy Cline's Sweet Dreams.
ad.


18 Nov 11 - 05:43 PM (#3259621)
Subject: RE: Nostalgia - favourite song.
From: Joe Offer

My favorite nostalgic song is Long, Long Ago. I learned it in fifth grade, and there's something about it that never lets me grow tired of it.

I'm also partial to Old Black Joe, although I recognize that the lyrics make some people uneasy.

Joe Hill is another one that speaks to me, as are Going Home (Dvorak) and The Holy City (Jerusalem).

Actually, anything I can picture Paul Robeson singing, makes me nostalgic. I don't think Robeson recorded all of these, but I can certainly imagine him singing all of them. For me, Robeson has always been a symbol of what's right with the world, and how the whole world should be.

-Joe-


18 Nov 11 - 06:01 PM (#3259633)
Subject: RE: Nostalgia - favourite song.
From: gnu

I loved her. I lost her. I will never forget her. This song brings tears even 30 years later.


18 Nov 11 - 07:34 PM (#3259691)
Subject: RE: Nostalgia - favourite song.
From: kendall

A Bower of Roses by Bendemeers Stream.
Juanita
Believe me if all those endearing young charms.


19 Nov 11 - 09:14 AM (#3259901)
Subject: RE: Nostalgia - favourite song.
From: Elmore

The Rare Ould Times by Pete St. John


19 Nov 11 - 09:42 AM (#3259918)
Subject: RE: Nostalgia - favourite song.
From: Duke

Any of the old ballads always takes me back to the late 50's and early 60's when I first discovered "folk music" and a lot of friends.


19 Nov 11 - 02:33 PM (#3260075)
Subject: RE: Nostalgia - favourite song.
From: Elmore

The Joy of Living by Ewan MacColl


19 Nov 11 - 04:09 PM (#3260123)
Subject: RE: Nostalgia - favourite song.
From: GUEST,josepp

How 'bout this one by the Alan Parsons Project:

Day After Day


20 Nov 11 - 03:40 AM (#3260299)
Subject: RE: Nostalgia - favourite song.
From: Ann N

Roger Whittaker singing New World in the morning   Reminds me of my Dad humming it as he worked in the garden :)


20 Nov 11 - 12:43 PM (#3260448)
Subject: RE: Nostalgia - favourite song.
From: Elmore

My Old Man by Ewan MacColl


20 Nov 11 - 02:54 PM (#3260523)
Subject: RE: Nostalgia - favourite song.
From: Elmore

My Old Man by Steve Goodman


20 Nov 11 - 02:55 PM (#3260524)
Subject: RE: Nostalgia - favourite song.
From: Elmore

My Old Man's a Dustman by Lonnie Donegan


20 Nov 11 - 08:19 PM (#3260642)
Subject: RE: Nostalgia - favourite song.
From: Elmore

Thirty Foot Trailer by Ewan MacColl


21 Nov 11 - 02:23 AM (#3260732)
Subject: RE: Nostalgia - favourite song.
From: Georgiansilver

See Emily Play.. Pink Floyd..has to be the nostalgic one for me.. what memories


21 Nov 11 - 08:27 AM (#3260820)
Subject: RE: Nostalgia - favourite song.
From: Elmore

The Honor of Your Company by Tom Paxton


21 Nov 11 - 06:21 PM (#3261176)
Subject: RE: Nostalgia - favourite song.
From: Elmore

"Did You Hear John Hurt?" by Tom Paxton


21 Nov 11 - 10:10 PM (#3261268)
Subject: RE: Nostalgia - favourite song.
From: Elmore

I Remember Loving You by Utah Phillips


21 Nov 11 - 10:45 PM (#3261274)
Subject: RE: Nostalgia - favourite song.
From: catspaw49

"Lydia the Tattoed Lady"


Spaw


22 Nov 11 - 08:27 AM (#3261437)
Subject: RE: Nostalgia - favourite song.
From: Elmore

All the Good People sung by Bob Zentz, written by Ken Hicks.