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Minstrel Man 10-25-2005 11:02 PM

Here are the results so far:

Showdown #1
Old Dan's Records 16 Uncle Toad Said 2

Showdown #2
If You Could Read My Mind 13 Harmony 1

Showdown #3
Drifters 12 Stay Loose 6

Showdown #4
Hangdog Hotel Room 10 Betty Called Me In 5

Showdown #5
Slide on Over 10 Blackberry Wine 5

Showdown #6
Sea of Tranquility 8 Triangle 6

Showdown #7
Don Quioxte 13 Minstrel of the Dawn 9

Showdown #8
Message to the Wind 5 A Minor Ballad 6

Showdown #9
Welcome to Try 10 If There's a Reason 8

Showdown #10
Let it Ride 14 Knotty Pine 9

Showdown #11
Fading Away 10 Gotta Get Away 8

Showdown #12
Endless Wire 11 Keepin' on Yearning 2

Showdown #13
Shadows 13 Song For a Winter's Night 12

Many of you said it was too hard to choose. Our results bear that out. Can't get much closer. I'm sure you'll agree that these two songs are definitely among our top choices for all time favourite Lightfoot song.

For Showdown #14, consider two songs in which the songwriter professes his love for a special someone. One is an older song, the other much more recent. Which song would you like Gord to sing to you when he visits your home with his 6 string? (in your dreams ;) ):



I'll Prove My Love

I'm looking forward to your response.


Scott Mac 10-25-2005 11:51 PM

Both songs are great. But I vote for "Beautiful." It is a classic.

mnmouse 10-26-2005 12:23 AM

I'll Prove My Love

Molly 10-26-2005 12:58 AM


Sydney Steve 10-26-2005 01:21 AM

A great shock to you all I know but:

"I'm tellin' you ,I'm tellin' you "...

"I'll Prove My Love "
;) (and easily)

<formerlylavender> 10-26-2005 06:16 AM


BILLW 10-26-2005 09:04 AM

Beautiful !!!

Sheryl 10-26-2005 11:41 AM

I love the old and the new. I've heard Beautiful in the recent concert I went to. Although he (couldn't) perform it in the same fashion with which it was originally recorded (understandably), it still doesn't take away any of the magic from it performed as he does today. I'll Prove My Love is a wonderful "new" song, without the "sappiness" that some people eschew. Hey... I'll take sappiness any day.. but, that's just me. So, by a nose... Beautiful.

Dan O'Malley 10-26-2005 01:39 PM

"Beautiful" by a whisker!

Sentimental 10-26-2005 02:22 PM


joveski 10-26-2005 04:15 PM

i'll prove my love

GJM 10-26-2005 05:16 PM

Another one of those where I spent the whole day thinking of which one to choose. By a narrow margin...I'll Prove My Love.

New 12 String Mike 10-26-2005 05:48 PM


Borderstone 10-26-2005 07:51 PM

"At times I just don't know,how you could choose any song but.."Beautiful"! :D ;)

"Beautiful" :)

Harmony 10-26-2005 08:08 PM

I'll Prove My Love. Much better melody.

yaz8 10-26-2005 11:28 PM

The last showdown was tough because both songs are favorites. This is tough because I'm not big on either. Sorry, but I choose "Beautiful".

Travis 10-27-2005 08:24 AM

Beautiful, but just barely.

Borderstone 10-27-2005 05:01 PM

Personally I don't see how anyone could overlook that wonderful vibrato in "B." when Gord sings,.."and I must say,it means so much to meee-e-e-e,to bee-ee-e,the one" ..etc.

That's why I chose it,not just because it's a classic.

<Adelaide Arnie> 10-28-2005 04:09 AM

"I'll prove My Love"

<Brisbane Brian> 10-28-2005 04:10 AM

"Its gotta be "I'll prove My Love"

<Canberra Chris> 10-28-2005 04:11 AM

"I'll Prove My Love" for sure

<Darwin Dave> 10-28-2005 04:13 AM

Simple: "I'll Prove My Love"

<Melbourne Marty> 10-28-2005 04:15 AM

"I'll Prove my Love"

<Perth Pete> 10-28-2005 04:18 AM

"I'll Prove My Love "......something concrete (not just words like "I'm tellin' you that you 're beautiful ...")

<Hobart Harry> 10-28-2005 04:21 AM

" I'll Prove My Love"

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