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Old 08-31-2004, 04:49 PM   #1
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Did GL write "IYCRMM"?
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Old 08-31-2004, 05:07 PM   #2
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Is the sky "Big Blue"?
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Old 08-31-2004, 05:13 PM   #3
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Yes. Absolutely. And before anybody asks, here's Gord's info from the SONGBOOK liner notes:

A song about the failure of marriage. No matter how much it stung, you had to keep on writing tunes. You had a band and a recording contract, so you pressed on. Nobody dreamed that it would become a hit; the album [originally entitled Sit Down Young Stranger before this became the title track] was out seven or eight months before the song emerged, and I was glad it did. It's about peace through acceptance. It's stood the test of time, about 30 years, and I never get tired of doing it. There are about nine tunes I play every concert, and this is one of them. (Editor's note: The others, in case you wanted to know, are "Canadian Railroad Trilogy," "Early Morning Rain," "Don Quixote," "In My Fashion," "Beautiful," "The Wreck Of The Edmund Fitzgerald," "Sundown," and "Carefree Highway.")

The SIT DOWN YOUNG STRANGER album was released in 1970. And as our Val Magee posted on alt.guitar, "Yes, it's a great song, isn't it? Gord was writing about the breakup of his own
(first) marriage. It is the most covered of all Gord's songs - one of the most
covered songs in popular music history - and has been recorded by a long list of
great recording artists including Barbra Streisand, Olivia Newton-John, Gene
Clark, Kenny Rogers, Don McLean, Petula Clark, Duane Steele, Perry Como, Glen
Campbell, and - just a couple of years ago - a trio of disco divas who recorded it
for the soundtrack of the movie "54"."
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