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Old 03-03-2006, 12:49 AM   #1
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List your favorite songs (all of them) in descending order from IYCRMM. This one's a real gut-wrencher! Here's my list:

1. IYCRMM
2. Minstrel of the Dawn
3. Me and Bobby McGee
4. Your Love's Return
5. Saturday Clothes
6. The Pony Man
7. Poor Little Allison
8. Approaching Lavender
9. Baby It's Alright
10. Sit Down Young Stranger
11. Cobwebs & Dust

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Old 03-03-2006, 02:54 AM   #2
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IYCRMM
Sit Down Young Stranger
Approaching Lavender
Saturday Clothes
The Pony Man
Baby It's Alright
Your Love's Return
Cobwebs & Dust
Me and Bobby
Poor Little Allison
Minstrel of the Dawn

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Old 03-03-2006, 06:58 PM   #3
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Baby It's Alright.
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Old 03-03-2006, 09:13 PM   #4
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IYCRMM
Minstrel of the Dawn
Approaching Lavender
Sit Down Young Stranger
Poor Little Allison
Baby It's Alright
The Pony Man
Saturday Clothes
Your Love's Return
Me and Bobby
Cobwebs and Dust

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Old 03-03-2006, 09:38 PM   #5
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IYCRMM
Mnstrel of the Dawn
Approaching Lavender
Cobwebs and Dust
Baby It's Alright (oops. forgot this one...)
Sit Down Young Stranger
The Pony Man
Me and Bobby
Your Love's Return
Saturday Clothes
Poor Little Allison

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Old 03-03-2006, 10:26 PM   #6
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IYCRMM
Saturday Clothes
Your Love's Return
Minstrel of the Dawn
Sit Down Young Stranger
Baby It's Alright
Approaching Lavender
The Pony Man
Cobwebs and Dust
Poor Little Allison
Me and Bobby... (NEVER liked this song)

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Old 03-04-2006, 04:42 PM   #7
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In order of most to least (but not dislike or hate.)

If You Could Read My Mind

Sit Down Young Stranger

Your Love's Return

The Pony Man

Saturday Clothes

Baby,It's Alright

Approaching Lavender

Me & Bobby McGee

Minstrel Of The Dawn

Cobwebs & Dust

Poor Little Allison (Not that crazy about it,but it's "nice". ) he should've gone w/ the unreleased "Too Much to Lose",a much better tune.
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Old 03-05-2006, 03:40 AM   #8
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If we can get two more lists from two others I'll do a song "ranking" of what we have so far.
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Old 03-05-2006, 04:39 AM   #9
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Everyone except Borderstone missed Baby It's Alright. Let's re-rank, folks!
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Old 03-05-2006, 06:28 PM   #10
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I didn't notice that! How can ya forget that song? It's way cool!

By the way,Brink didn't forget it either. I'd count Touhy's but he only picked that one song.
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Old 03-05-2006, 07:08 PM   #11
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B! I went back and edited it. I did forget it. lol You were the best on this one!
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Old 03-05-2006, 07:25 PM   #12
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Awww...thank you. You just live to make me blush...don'tcha? :D
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Old 03-05-2006, 08:03 PM   #13
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Quote:
Originally posted by marc in maine:
List your favorite songs (all of them) in descending order from IYCRMM. This one's a real gut-wrencher! Here's my list:

1. IYCRMM
2. Minstrel of the Dawn
3. Me and Bobby McGee
4. Your Love's Return
5. Saturday Clothes
6. The Pony Man
7. Poor Little Allison
8. Approaching Lavender
9. Sit Down Young Stranger
10. Cobwebs & Dust
Umm, you forgot the song that comes BEFORE IYCRMM, Baby It's Alright!!
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Old 03-05-2006, 08:17 PM   #14
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Oops, I'm the new guy, AY!
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Old 03-05-2006, 08:47 PM   #15
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IYCRMM
Minstrel of the Dawn
Approaching Lavender
Sit Down Young Stranger
The Pony Man
Poor Little Allison
Baby, It's Alright
Your Love's Return
Saturday Clothes
Me and Bobby McGee
Cobwebs and Dust
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Old 03-06-2006, 05:31 PM   #16
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1. Baby It's Alright
2. Poor Little Allison
3. The Pony Man
4. If You Could Read My Mind
5. Saturday Night Clothes
6. Me & Bobby McGee
7. Minstrel Of The Dawn
8. Sit Down Young Stranger
9. Approaching Lavender
10.Cobwebs & Dust
11.Your Loves Return.

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Old 03-10-2006, 09:39 AM   #17
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Thanks y'all for y'alls cooperation. Here are the song rankings so far, based on the 1st eight lists:

1. IYCRMM.....................11 (no surprise)

2. Minstrel of the Dawn.......39

3. Sit Down Young Stranger....41

4. Approaching Lavender.......43

5. The Pony Man...............45

6. Baby It's Alright..........46

7. Saturday Clothes...........48

8. Your Loves Return..........54

9. Poor Little Allison........62

10. Me and Bobby McGee.........65

11. Cobwebs and Dust...........74
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Old 01-10-2007, 08:45 PM   #18
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I missed this topic the first time around!

1. IYCRMM
2. Sit Down Young Stranger
3. Saturday Clothes
4. Your Love's Return
5. Approaching Lavendar
6. Minstrel of the Dawn
7. Baby It's Alright
8. Poor Little Allison
9. The Pony Man
10. Me and Bobby McGee
11. Cobwebs & Dust

Cobwebs & Dust seems like a children's sing-along to me; it gets a bit tiresome. I've never much liked Gord's version of Bobby McGee. The Pony Man has a nice melody, but I'm not too keen on kids' songs. The rest are top-notch.
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Old 01-12-2007, 10:49 AM   #19
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I agree except for "Bobby McGee". Am I the only one who likes this version? It seems like a good porch song with all that clapping and tapping.
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Old 01-13-2007, 10:02 AM   #20
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I too love Me and Bobby McGee. Frankly, I think people are (subconsciously) afraid to list it higher because they know Lightfoot didn't write it. It has always been one of my favorites from this album. I won't rank 1 to 11 because everything below 4 is really just a random number. My first four (in order) are Sit Down Young Stranger, Minstrel Of The Dawn, Me And Bobby McGee and If You Could Read My Mind. Heresy, I suppose, but that's the way I feel (pun intended).
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Old 01-13-2007, 12:49 PM   #21
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I've listened to three versions of "Me and Bobby McGee": Kristofferson's is very slow and depressing to me. Joplin's is high strung and just plain bad. Lightfoot's is, well, light and friendly, which is certainly more enjoyable. Are there other popular versions you like?

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Old 01-13-2007, 04:20 PM   #22
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Originally posted by vlmagee:
Frankly, I think people are (subconsciously) afraid to list it higher because they know Lightfoot didn't write it.
Could have some validity, but not true in my case. I ranked "On Susan's Floor" third when I ranked 'Don Quixote' songs--I love that song. Also, "Changes" is perhaps my second or third fave from the debut album. I think if there's any subconscious bias going on here, it has more to do with the fact that there's such a well-known, drastically different version that everyone knows, which is, of course, Joplin's version.
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Old 01-18-2007, 10:46 PM   #23
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This is both difficult and interesting, because this was one hell of an album. What’s fascinating for me is to see how the songs are ranked by Lightfoot vets compared to newbie’s. Also, because this album was his first commercial success, it introduced many a fan to Lightfoot (I happen to go back to the beginning), it wouldn’t surprise me if “If You Could Read My Mind” (I hate that IYCRMM stuff) ranks No. 1 on most lists. Don’t forget the album was titled, “Sit Down Young Stranger.” Here’s my attempt at a rating:

1. Your Love’s Return
1. Sit Down Young Stranger
2. Saturday Clothes
2. If You Could Read My Mind
3. Minstrel Of the Dawn
4. Approaching Lavender
5. Cobwebs & Dust
6. The Pony Man
7. Me And Bobby McGee
8. Poor Little Allison
9. Baby It’s Allright

The ties are because I couldn’t make my mind up, and the first four songs are certainly interchangeable.
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Old 01-19-2007, 05:24 PM   #24
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1. Sit Down Young Stranger
2. Poor Little Allison
3. Approaching Lavender
4. Baby It's Alright
5. Minstrel of the Dawn
6. IYCRMM
7. Cobwebs & Dust
8. Saturday Clothes
9. Your Love's Return
10. The Pony Man
11. Me and Bobby McGee
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Old 01-20-2007, 12:41 AM   #25
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1.The Pony Man
2.Poor Little Allison
3.Your Love's Return
4.Saturday clothes
5.Approaching lavender
6.Me & Bobby McGee
7.Minstrel of the dawn
8.If you could read my mind
9.Sit down young stranger
10.Cobwebs & dust
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