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Old 11-02-2001, 11:13 PM   #1
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I know he never wrote one...so lets not start anything. But!!! I know we all probably have one in our collection that gets fast forwarded everytime it come on...
So lets hear it...what song sort of makes ya cringe???? And Why.
I have a hard time with "Lesson in Love". In not in to the beat and it seems too dang slow for some reason.
Excuse my ignorance but who is Jeny Lind????
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Old 11-03-2001, 12:42 AM   #2
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don't really know why, but i always skip the following

last time i saw her
i'm not supposed to care
too late for prayin
all i'm after
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Old 11-03-2001, 12:44 AM   #3
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Yikes! "Lesson In Love" is one of my top-ten favorites! However, "Anything For Love" is among the handful of Lightfoot songs I admire least. Sugary over-production by the over-producer David Foster. (My best understanding is that Jenny Lind was a very popular Swedish singer who toured America in the mid 19th century.)
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Old 11-03-2001, 12:44 AM   #4
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Yikes! "Lesson In Love" is one of my top-ten favorites! However, "Anything For Love" is among the handful of Lightfoot songs I admire least. Sugary over-production by the over-producer David Foster. (My best understanding is that Jenny Lind was a very popular Swedish singer who toured America in the mid 19th century.)
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Old 11-03-2001, 12:56 AM   #5
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Say it ain't so, Joveski! "I'm Not Supposed To Care" is wonderful, and I adore "All I'm After" even more than "Lesson In Love"!! I respect differences of opinion in music, but this is frightening!!!

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And I will always love
that sound until the day
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Old 11-03-2001, 12:56 AM   #6
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Say it ain't so, Joveski! "I'm Not Supposed To Care" is wonderful, and I adore "All I'm After" even more than "Lesson In Love"!! I respect differences of opinion in music, but this is frightening!!!

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And I will always love
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Old 11-03-2001, 01:27 PM   #7
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Not that he ever sings it anymore, but I don't care for "Remember Me, I'm the One Who Loves You." I'm not wild about "Cobwebs and Dust," either.
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Old 11-03-2001, 08:49 PM   #8
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Just a response to the Jenny Lind question. She was a performer in the Barnum & Bailey Circus who had a longtime "relationship" with P.T. Barnum. Don't know how I know that but have heard that story somewhere along the way. That's why the song always made sense to me.
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Old 11-03-2001, 08:49 PM   #9
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Just a response to the Jenny Lind question. She was a performer in the Barnum & Bailey Circus who had a longtime "relationship" with P.T. Barnum. Don't know how I know that but have heard that story somewhere along the way. That's why the song always made sense to me.
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Old 11-03-2001, 09:17 PM   #10
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Go here for info on Jenny Lind:
http://www.encyclopedia.com/articles/07494.html


Lind, Jenny
Lind, Jenny,
1820-87, Swedish soprano. She made her debut
in 1838 as Agathe in Weber's Der Freischütz.
She studied in Paris and sang in Germany,
England, and Sweden. In 1849 she abandoned
opera for concert and oratorio until 1870.
Under the management of P. T. Barnum she
toured (1850-52) the United States with great
success. After her marriage to Otto
Goldschmidt in 1852 she lived in Dresden and
in London, where she taught at the Royal
College of Music. Called "the Swedish
nightingale, she was one of the greatest
coloratura sopranos of her time, possessing a
voice of remarkable range and quality.

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Old 11-04-2001, 01:07 AM   #11
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quote:Originally posted by Restless:
Say it ain't so, Joveski! "I'm Not Supposed To Care" is wonderful, and I adore "All I'm After" even more than "Lesson In Love"!! I respect differences of opinion in music, but this is frightening!!!


they're not bad songs, but i just tend to skip them most of the time. BTW, i like Lesson in love.
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Old 11-05-2001, 01:21 PM   #12
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I cannot believe you dont like NOT SUPPOSED
TO CARE! It's beautiful. I get weepy
whenever I really listen to those lyrics.
Havent we all, at some time, loved someone
we shouldnt have? For me, it is all there
in that song. I love it!

As a 'fast fwd' track ... hmmm.. I think it has to be 'YellowCanaryCanoe' or whatever
its called. I just dont connect with that
one.

But they are all masterpieces one way or another.
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Old 11-05-2001, 05:36 PM   #13
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"I'm Not supposed to Care" would have to be in my Top 5 list of favorites, although I don't dare listen to it when I have PMS or I'll get all weepy.
Rebecca
I don't care for "Canary Yellow Canoe" either.
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Old 11-05-2001, 07:41 PM   #14
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I have to agree with Silverheels on Canary Yellow Canoe.
I'd never tell him that, but it's true.

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Old 11-06-2001, 11:48 AM   #15
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I agree about Anything For Love, but the one that I always have to skip is May I. The Last Time I Saw her is one of my favorites--especially the '77 Avery Fisher Hall recording.
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Old 11-06-2001, 11:48 AM   #16
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I agree about Anything For Love, but the one that I always have to skip is May I. The Last Time I Saw her is one of my favorites--especially the '77 Avery Fisher Hall recording.
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Old 11-07-2001, 01:50 PM   #17
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Canary Yellow Canoe is hard to listen to. The only reason I enjoy it to any degree is because I know all the rivers from studying geography in school!
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Old 11-07-2001, 01:50 PM   #18
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Canary Yellow Canoe is hard to listen to. The only reason I enjoy it to any degree is because I know all the rivers from studying geography in school!
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Old 11-07-2001, 03:05 PM   #19
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Canary Yellow Canoe is hardly a favourite, but May I must surely be the least greatest of all Lightfoot's work!
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Old 11-07-2001, 05:12 PM   #20
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Rebecca,
"Remember Me, I'm the one" is the first Gordon Lightfoot song I ever heard. I believe this was over forty years ago. I was a young teenager and was vacationing in Canada at the time. I fell in love with the song and him. This is a love that has lasted a long time.
You have to understand that this song was written to mirror other popular songs of the time, many sang by Jim Reeves.
This song is very different from most of his other works.
I can understand why this may not be your favorite but to man of us really "old" fans it was a marvelous beginning.
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Old 11-07-2001, 05:12 PM   #21
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Rebecca,
"Remember Me, I'm the one" is the first Gordon Lightfoot song I ever heard. I believe this was over forty years ago. I was a young teenager and was vacationing in Canada at the time. I fell in love with the song and him. This is a love that has lasted a long time.
You have to understand that this song was written to mirror other popular songs of the time, many sang by Jim Reeves.
This song is very different from most of his other works.
I can understand why this may not be your favorite but to man of us really "old" fans it was a marvelous beginning.
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Old 11-07-2001, 07:07 PM   #22
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don't know why people don't like canary yellow canoe. I know it may sound a bit too rocky for some but since I'm only 24 and have friends that only listen to chart hits, they think that gord is an old country artist. I've played this song to them and they change their minds (expecially the material from DSR-salute). One guy told me "gee, he actually writes normal songs too"
Persoanlly, I was surprised at it when I first heard it but it's great for cranking up my guitar sometimes.
Another song I skip sometimes is Welcome to try
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Old 11-08-2001, 12:44 AM   #23
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I have to agree: Canary Yellow Canoe is actually quite cool (perhaps, in part, because it's so un-Lightfoot-like). If I may stray, does anybody LOVE, almost to tears, Always On The Bright Side (from Songbook) as much as I surely do? Just wondering...
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Old 11-08-2001, 12:44 AM   #24
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I have to agree: Canary Yellow Canoe is actually quite cool (perhaps, in part, because it's so un-Lightfoot-like). If I may stray, does anybody LOVE, almost to tears, Always On The Bright Side (from Songbook) as much as I surely do? Just wondering...
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Old 11-08-2001, 12:16 PM   #25
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ME! I LOVE 'Always on the Bright Side'!
There is an almost hypnotic quality to it
and it is one I can play over and over!
Love it to bits!
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