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Old 01-20-2007, 04:49 PM   #26
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RenoRick, you forgot "Baby It's Alright."
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Old 01-21-2007, 12:50 AM   #27
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You're right. I'd put "Baby it's allright" at #10, then "Cobwebs & Dust" at #11.By the way, the reason I ranked IYCRMM at #8 is because, I don't understand some of the lyrics,which are obscure.
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Old 03-09-2007, 08:56 PM   #28
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1 Saturday Clothes
2 Cobwebs and Dust
3 Poor Little Allison
4 Minstrel of the Dawn
5 Sit Down Young Stranger
6 The Pony Man
8 Approaching Lavender
9 If You Could Read My Mind
10 Me And Bobby McGee
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Old 03-09-2007, 09:04 PM   #29
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Daylight Matty, you also forgot "Baby It's Alright"! That must be a pretty forgettable song!
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Old 03-10-2007, 07:52 AM   #30
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Originally posted by Winter's Claw:
Daylight Matty, you also forgot "Baby It's Alright"! That must be a pretty forgettable song!
On the contrary, I wouldn't be surprised if he had it stuck in his head at the same time he is posting this. Yet he still forgets it. (That's how I am sometimes) :D
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Old 03-10-2007, 12:43 PM   #31
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whoops! I did forget. I think I'll put Baby, It's Alright at #6 and move the rest down. Thanks W Claw and Shutup and deal.
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Old 03-10-2007, 05:02 PM   #32
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I don't rank "Me and Bobby McGee" higher,simply for the fact that I like the more "romantic" ones just a bit better but,as always,not by much.

"Poor Little Allison" is ranked in a definete way. For some reason,it just really doesn't hold my intrest too well. *shrug*
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Old 03-11-2007, 08:38 PM   #33
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1. IYCRMM
2. Minstrel of the Dawn
3. Pony Man
4. Approaching Lavendar
5. Poor Little Allison
6. Baby Its Alright
7. Sit Down Young Stranger
8. Saturday Clothes
9. Your Love's Return
10. Me and Bobby Magee
11. Cobwebs and Dust
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Old 03-26-2007, 05:54 AM   #34
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About time I put my two cents in.
1. IYCRMM
2. Your Love's Return
3. Minstrel of the Dawn
4. Pony Man
5. Cobwebs and Dust
6. Approaching Lavender
7. SDYS
8. Saturday Clothes
9. Poor Little Allison
10. Baby It's Alright
11. Me and Bobby McGee

A few comments:
1) I first heard IYCRMM when I was not yet 17; I still remember where I was--in a car (1960 Ford Falcon) with a bunch of other kids my age, including, to my left, a girl that I was hoping to have some fun with. When the song came on the radio, I was enraptured, and told the girl to shut up so I could listen. How many times would that happen to a hormonal teenager--to pick a song over a girl? That must have been some song...
2) I imagine that some think that Love's Return is just a little too mushy, with all the strings, but have you ever heard a more beautiful melody? Has Red Shea ever been in better form? Listen to it a few times in a row, and it just gets better.
3) A couple of years ago, the Rez and I batted this song around, when someone asked about the meaning of The Minstrel of the Dawn. You can look up the comments there if you're iterested.
4) Brings back all of the innocence of childhood; my girls used to love it when they were little.
5) Strange...GL's comments in the Songbook are nothing like my impressions of this song ("Breakup of a marriage due to a third person"..."very chauvinistic"). To me it just sounds like someone who's been isolated, whose life has stagnated, and is ready to give it all up to find true love.
6) Very sensual.
7) Fine song, perhaps a little dated now.
8-11) Nothing wrong with any of these songs; it's just that the others are so strong that they pale in comparison. "Allison" is, I'm sure, someone we all knew in high school. "Baby It's Alright" is OK; I like the verse "Your hair is all atangle, your thoughts are all astray". I was never really grabbed by "Bobby McGee"; I find Joplin's version a bit obnoxious (more like the presentation was more important than the song itself), and the ending ("I call him my lover, etc.") just nonsensical in the context of the song. GL's version is lightly melancholy, but he doesn't seem to be putting himself into it--maybe just because the song isn't his.
I'll shut up now.
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