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Old 08-19-2003, 06:39 AM   #1
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I truly find myself smiling and singing along with this little song every time I hear it. The one thing that GL's songs do so incredibly well is paint vivid pictures in a persons mind, and I can see everything clearly throughout this song.

I think it makes for a wonderfully innocent little nighttime lullaby. I rarely hear anyone talk about this song, but I've always enjoyed it immensely.
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Old 08-19-2003, 06:39 AM   #2
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I truly find myself smiling and singing along with this little song every time I hear it. The one thing that GL's songs do so incredibly well is paint vivid pictures in a persons mind, and I can see everything clearly throughout this song.

I think it makes for a wonderfully innocent little nighttime lullaby. I rarely hear anyone talk about this song, but I've always enjoyed it immensely.
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Old 08-19-2003, 08:19 AM   #3
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Ditto!
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Old 08-19-2003, 04:05 PM   #4
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Not only do I sing along,I vividly imagine the action taking place. I picture myself at about 4 and joining the rest of the kids as they ride off from my old backyard back east. Being a bit of a sentimental guy,my eyes get a touch misty when I'm listening and visualising. Would have been really nice if this could have really happened even once when any of us were kids. Oh,well. There's always imagination.

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Old 08-19-2003, 09:42 PM   #5
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You can't help but be pulled into this nursery rhyme song and away we all fly... it's a sweet song.
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Old 08-19-2003, 09:42 PM   #6
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You can't help but be pulled into this nursery rhyme song and away we all fly... it's a sweet song.
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Old 08-20-2003, 07:43 AM   #7
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Aye, it is indeed! The most impressive thing to me about GL is (and I know this sounds like a cliche) how he can paint a picture for you with his songs. I've never heard anyone who is as good at it as he is! He must be one of those rare individuals who is gifted with a combination of exceptional abilities - 1) storytelling, 2) composing music, 3) playing the music, and 4) having a wonderful voice to sing it.

GL is truly a unique person - I'm certain that he has touched many many people with his music and lyrics.
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Old 08-20-2003, 07:43 AM   #8
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Aye, it is indeed! The most impressive thing to me about GL is (and I know this sounds like a cliche) how he can paint a picture for you with his songs. I've never heard anyone who is as good at it as he is! He must be one of those rare individuals who is gifted with a combination of exceptional abilities - 1) storytelling, 2) composing music, 3) playing the music, and 4) having a wonderful voice to sing it.

GL is truly a unique person - I'm certain that he has touched many many people with his music and lyrics.
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Old 08-20-2003, 12:42 PM   #9
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I always love to hear The Pony Man. I, too, wish I could have ever had that happen to me. Gordon truly is a great story teller, musician, poet, singer . . .
My two granddaughters, 11 and 7, love The Pony Man. I'm glad Gordon's magic is being passed on to another generation.
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Old 08-20-2003, 12:42 PM   #10
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I always love to hear The Pony Man. I, too, wish I could have ever had that happen to me. Gordon truly is a great story teller, musician, poet, singer . . .
My two granddaughters, 11 and 7, love The Pony Man. I'm glad Gordon's magic is being passed on to another generation.
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Old 08-20-2003, 03:43 PM   #11
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I'm just glad to hear that children still have that special thing called imagination. I was getting concerned that kids and their parents were relying too much on modern gadgets to entertain them. It does my heart good to know that reading is once again popular and that kids are learning to amuse themselves creatively. Yay!

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Old 08-22-2003, 10:14 PM   #12
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It's our family lullabye. My youngest is 3 and he can sing along a little bit. I have to sing it through twice for him each time. He usually falls asleep by the time the second one is over.
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Old 08-23-2003, 12:12 PM   #13
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If I could play this song on the guitar I would, it seems just about all the songs from the 'If You Could Read My Mind' CD have just GL singing and a guitar playing, kept short and simple .
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If I could play this song on the guitar I would, it seems just about all the songs from the 'If You Could Read My Mind' CD have just GL singing and a guitar playing, kept short and simple .
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Old 08-23-2003, 01:59 PM   #15
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That's why I voted it my favorite one of the whole decade ('70s ).

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Old 08-24-2003, 10:42 AM   #16
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DMD3 with all the guitar questions and the wishing and hoping, I think its time you trot off to the music room at school and talk to the instructor about learning the quitar. Maybe he would know where there is a guitar cheap or donated and he might know of someone that would teach you some basics for free. We have a kid (well he is 26) in this dinky town that will teach anybody interested the basics and then after they have that down he will give a little more info until his "students" are quite comfortable with learning on their own. I also was married once to a musician that couldn't read music but could listen and then just write down the key-it was weird and he was too, but he was a great singer/guitarist he could play just about anything by ear and the memory most stuff he didn't ever write down the words and could remember it all. The nicest thing he ever did was sing GL songs for me when I went to the bars with him to listen to the band.
Anyway try talking to the teach now would be a great time to start learning!

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Old 08-24-2003, 10:42 AM   #17
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DMD3 with all the guitar questions and the wishing and hoping, I think its time you trot off to the music room at school and talk to the instructor about learning the quitar. Maybe he would know where there is a guitar cheap or donated and he might know of someone that would teach you some basics for free. We have a kid (well he is 26) in this dinky town that will teach anybody interested the basics and then after they have that down he will give a little more info until his "students" are quite comfortable with learning on their own. I also was married once to a musician that couldn't read music but could listen and then just write down the key-it was weird and he was too, but he was a great singer/guitarist he could play just about anything by ear and the memory most stuff he didn't ever write down the words and could remember it all. The nicest thing he ever did was sing GL songs for me when I went to the bars with him to listen to the band.
Anyway try talking to the teach now would be a great time to start learning!

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