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Old 01-19-2000, 09:57 AM   #1
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My mother who has been diagnosed with cancer and is a huge Gordon Lightfoot fan heard this song about the great lakes by Gordon Lighfoot. I have already made sure that it was not the Wreck of the edmund fitz. But I have had no luck in trying to find this song. PLEASE SOMEBODY HELP!! Thanks
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Old 01-19-2000, 09:57 AM   #2
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My mother who has been diagnosed with cancer and is a huge Gordon Lightfoot fan heard this song about the great lakes by Gordon Lighfoot. I have already made sure that it was not the Wreck of the edmund fitz. But I have had no luck in trying to find this song. PLEASE SOMEBODY HELP!! Thanks
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Old 01-19-2000, 11:00 AM   #3
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Hi Sylli,

Could it be "Sixteen Miles To Seven Lakes"?
This song first appeared on the album Lightfoot! in 1966.

You can listen to it in midi-format:

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Please let me know if this is the song you are looking for.

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Old 01-20-2000, 12:30 PM   #4
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Thanks for the quick response, but I played the song for her and it isn't it. She says she is now only 80% sure that it is him. She says the song actually talks about how the lakes flow from the north and mentions the actual names of Superior, Michigan, Erie, St. Clair and Ontario. I don't know??!!
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Old 01-20-2000, 12:30 PM   #5
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Thanks for the quick response, but I played the song for her and it isn't it. She says she is now only 80% sure that it is him. She says the song actually talks about how the lakes flow from the north and mentions the actual names of Superior, Michigan, Erie, St. Clair and Ontario. I don't know??!!
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Old 01-20-2000, 01:31 PM   #6
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Hi Sylli,

Most of the words you mention appear in the 'Wreck Of The Edmund Fitzgerald', but you have confirmed it not to be the right song. At the moment I cannot think of another song that would fit your mother's desctiption.
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Old 01-20-2000, 03:25 PM   #7
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Okay Sylli - here's another possibility and it isn't a Lightfoot song (but your mother says she is only 80% sure, right?). I only discovered this song yesterday, and only because I am a Lightfoot fan.

The song is called Great Lakes Song. It is on a CD (Stops Along The Way) which comes with a new autobiography by Bob Gibson (Bob Gibson: I Come For To Sing, by Bob Gibson and Carole Bender). Gibson is one of the people that Lightfoot regularly credits with being a tremendous influence (he calls him a "mentor" in the Songbook liner notes), and Lightfoot admits being strongly influenced by Gibson's 12-string guitar playing.

Here is the chorus of the song - is this it?

Great Lakes Song (Bob Gibson)

Singing - Sweet mother Michigan
Father Superior
Comin' down from Mackinaw
And Sault Saint Marie
Blue water Huron
Rolls down to Lake Erie-i-o
Falls into Ontario
Runs on out to sea.

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Old 01-21-2000, 12:11 PM   #8
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That's it THANKS ALOT
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Old 01-21-2000, 12:11 PM   #9
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That's it THANKS ALOT
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