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post #361 of 906
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Originally Posted by Fnord View Post

Rainbow Connection - Kermit the Frog

Check out Sarah McLachlan's version on the For the Kids compilation.
post #362 of 906
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Originally Posted by GreySkies View Post

Check out Sarah McLachlan's version on the For the Kids compilation.


I always liked The Carpenter's cover of it as well.


That Little Enos sho' is sum kinda song writer!
post #363 of 906
Louis Armstrong - What a Wonderful World
post #364 of 906
A Million Parachutes by Sixpence None the Richer

Beautiful, beautiful song
post #365 of 906
"The long and winding road"' sung by George Michael.
" A last request"- George Michael last track "Faith" album.
"Like a Baby" - Wham "Make it Big" album.
"Holding Back the Years"-Simply Red
"Dream of the Return"- Pat Metheny Group's "Letter from Home"

In case you haven't noticed I'm a big GM fan, I like the way he sings very much.
post #366 of 906
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you make me feel brand new

holding back the years - simply red

if you don't know me by now - Simply red

If you leave - OMD

Hughmc: you seem to like Simply Red as much as I do. Have you heard their live concert 'CUBA!". Man, they got this new arrangement for "Holding Back the Years" , similar to the "Simplified" CD, but with some strings now, it's just moving!!!! Check it out.
post #367 of 906
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"The long and winding road"' sung by George Michael.

Just walking away.
post #368 of 906
How about this 1970-ish tune?

I found her diary underneath a tree.
And started reading about me
The words shes written took me by surpise
Youd never read them in her eyes.
They said that she had found the love she waited for.
Wouldnt you know it, she wouldnt show it.

When she confronted with the writing there,
Simply pretended not to care.
I passed it off as just in keeping with
Her total disconcerting air
And though she tried to hide
The love that she denied,
Wouldnt you know it, she wouldnt show it.

And as I go through my life, I will give to her my wife
All the sweet things that I can find.

I found her diary underneath a tree.
And started reading about me.
The words began stick and tears to flow.
Her meaning now was clear to see.
The love shed waited for was someone else not me
Wouldnt you know it, she wouldnt show it.

And as I go through my life, I will wish for her his wife
All the sweet things that she can find
All the sweet things they can find
post #369 of 906
Blind Willie Mctell - Bob Dylan
Wake Up, Little Maggie - Doc Watson
Louis Armstrong & Ella Fitzgerald - They Can't Take That Away From Me
Katie Melua - I Think It's Going To Rain Today
Neil Young - After The Gold Rush
Oscar Peterson Trio - You Look Good To Me
Silje Nergaard - The Waltz
Tom Waits - Better Off Without A Wife

I refuse to pick just one :P
post #370 of 906
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Originally Posted by JohnR_IN_LA View Post

How about this 1970-ish tune?

I found her diary underneath a tree.
And started reading about me
The words shes written took me by surpise
Youd never read them in her eyes.
They said that she had found the love she waited for.
Wouldnt you know it, she wouldnt show it.

When she confronted with the writing there,
Simply pretended not to care.
I passed it off as just in keeping with
Her total disconcerting air
And though she tried to hide
The love that she denied,
Wouldnt you know it, she wouldnt show it.

And as I go through my life, I will give to her my wife
All the sweet things that I can find.

I found her diary underneath a tree.
And started reading about me.
The words began stick and tears to flow.
Her meaning now was clear to see.
The love shed waited for was someone else not me
Wouldnt you know it, she wouldnt show it.

And as I go through my life, I will wish for her his wife
All the sweet things that she can find
All the sweet things they can find

You could probably throw "Aubrey", "If" and a few others of theirs in there, too.
post #371 of 906
I Believe When I Fall In Love This Time It Will Be Forever - Art Garfunkle
The Air That I Breathe - The Hollies
If - Bread

Stace
post #372 of 906
I'll nominate one from one of the more underrated bands of the last 20 years:

The BoDeans, Paradise (from the Joe Dirt soundtrack & the album Black and White)

Also, IZ's rendition of Wonderful World/Somewhere over the Rainbow
post #373 of 906
"In Your Eyes"- Peter Gabriel
"Wish You Were Here"- Pink Floyd
"Thank You"- Led Zeppelin
"Fake Plastic Trees"- Radiohead
"Morning Has Broken" - Cat Stevens
post #374 of 906
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Originally Posted by carlivar View Post

"Hallelujah" by Jeff Buckley

Probably what I would say.

Maybe something by Dylan.

Maybe something by Rachel's too.
post #375 of 906
I'd say:

Oh Danny Boy.

It seems to be timeless in its simplicity and always brings a tear to me eye every time I hear it. Sorry if it was already nominated.

Tap


PS. Almost any Irish song brings a tear.

Edited a song.
post #376 of 906
How about some of Springsteen's music?

Thunder Road
4th of July Asbury Park
Racing in the Street
Growin' Up
For You
post #377 of 906
And Springsteens Factory, which has that same beautiful tone as "Racing in the Streets"

" Factory"

"Early in the morning factory whistle blows,
Man rises from bed and puts on his clothes,
Man takes his lunch, walks out in the morning light,
It's the working, the working, just the working life.

Through the mansions of fear, through the mansions of pain,
I see my daddy walking through them factory gates in the rain,
Factory takes his hearing, factory gives him life,
The working, the working, just the working life.

End of the day, factory whistle cries,
Men walk through these gates with death in their eyes.
And you just better believe, boy,
somebody's gonna get hurt tonight,
It's the working, the working, just the working life."
post #378 of 906
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PS. Almost any Irish song brings a tear.

Do I hear some Minstrel Boy or Loch Lomond (albeit Scottish) coming?
post #379 of 906
Two songs that have stuck with me from TV and a movie.

Sia " Breathe Me"
featured in Six Feet Under

Lisa Gerrard "Now We are Free"
closing song in the movie Gladiator

Coco
post #380 of 906
Something - The Beatles
Eleanor Rigby - The Beatles
At Seventeen - Janis Ian
America - Simon & Garfunkel

Invenção - Baden Powell (in a CD called "O Som de Baben Powell")
Tarde em Itapoan - Toquinho e Vinicius
Faz Parte do Meu Show - Cazuza

Love Theme from Spartacus - Bill Evans
Clair de Lune - Debussy
Liebstraum - Lizst
Aria from Goldberg Variations - Bach
post #381 of 906
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Originally Posted by Fnord View Post

Do I hear some Minstrel Boy or Loch Lomond (albeit Scottish) coming?

Sniff.....Sniff. Bloooooow!!

Tap
post #382 of 906
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Originally Posted by Tapdancer View Post

I'd say:

Oh Danny Boy.

It seems to be timeless in its simplicity and always brings a tear to me eye every time I hear it. Sorry if it was already nominated.

Tap


PS. Almost any Irish song brings a tear.

Edited a song.

Actually, "Danny Boy" is an American song - it didn't originate in Ireland.

Another nice, moving folk standard along the same lines - Australia's "Waltzing Matilda".
post #383 of 906
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Originally Posted by Rammitinski View Post

Actually, "Danny Boy" is an American song - it didn't originate in Ireland.

Fred Weatherly may not have been Irish but he certainly wasn't American.

Now where Jane Ross actually acquired the tune Londonderry Air is another matter entirely although it's still unlikely that it came to her from the other side of the pond...

post #384 of 906
I see now he was English.

Can't figure out where in the world I heard it was an American Song. The tune part sure sure does appear to be sketchy though - I'm finding all kinds of conflicting info on that. It appears that Jane Ross was Scottish, at least.
post #385 of 906
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Originally Posted by Rammitinski View Post


Can't figure out where in the world I heard it was an American song.

Perhaps because Weatherly's sister (living in America) was the one who introduced him to the tune that he set his words to? Or because it achieved huge popularity in the US first.

The story behind Londonderry Air is certainly interesting though.
post #386 of 906
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Originally Posted by Fnord View Post

The story behind Londonderry Air is certainly interesting though.

Do tell!
post #387 of 906
FredProgGH, just noticed your signature line. That is a great movie. It ought to be required viewing for anyone in the restaurant business. It also ought to be required viewing for anyone who likes to literally mix food with intimate relations.


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Ron Party
post #388 of 906
"Does he Love you" Reba McIntire & Linda Davis
"Time on my Hands" Elton John
"Candle in the Wind" Elton John
"Evergreen" Barbara Striesand's version
post #389 of 906
These two were big hits in England when I was there in 1972. Mebbe it was the time and place but they struck me as really lovely:

"Lady Eleanor" by Lindisfarne
"Oh Babe, What Would You Say" by Hurricane Smith

Two by Santana from way back then:

"Song of the Wind" from Caravansarai
"Promise of a Fisherman" from Borboleta

This one has the ability to bring me to the verge of tears every time I hear it:

"Time Enough for Tears" by Andrea Corr, the theme song from In America
post #390 of 906
God Only Knows - The Beach Boys
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