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Old 05-04-2013, 06:42 PM   #1
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Come up with some. How about:

Daylight Katy
Silver heels (my fave so far)
Summertime dream
Canary yellow canoe

.....should be quite a list

- Orb is a strange name. I like syllables
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Old 05-04-2013, 10:56 PM   #2
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How about these

Now and Then- for a occasional winner
Shadows
Dream Street Rose
Dreamland
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Old 05-04-2013, 11:03 PM   #3
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My Pony Won't Go.
and
Much To My Surprise.
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Old 05-04-2013, 11:48 PM   #4
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Char ,
we did kind of think alike here...
and now for a great daily double pick .. Much to My Surprise and Now and Then
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Old 05-06-2013, 07:10 PM   #5
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I like DSR and MPWG. Nicely done

So many seem suitable. Titles or phrases

Mr Hoot n Holler
Inspiration Lady
Harmony
Make way for the Lady (ok, too long)

Endless Wire (suitable for a longshot)
Canary Yellow Canoe (an underdog)

Couchiching (terrific. Cha Ching$!!)
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Old 05-07-2013, 08:21 AM   #6
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I'm surprised no one came up with ...

... Let It Ride.
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Old 05-08-2013, 04:32 AM   #7
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Nicely done, Dave


How about:

Keeping Up With The Joneses
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Old 05-08-2013, 09:45 PM   #8
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There was a horse who raced in NY a few years ago (maybe 4 or 5 now) whose name was Fortress Strong. I have to assume that he was named for the lyric; nobody else would reverse the words. I bet him all the time, and won a nice bit of money. (He wasn't a stakes horse, but he was honest and won his fair share, usually at 5-1 or better).
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Old 05-08-2013, 11:58 PM   #9
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Wildfire.

(oops, wrong artist)

How 'bout:

I'd Rather Press On
Morning Glory
14 Karat Gold
Alberta Bound
Don Quixote
Patriot's Dream
Never Too Close (!)
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Old 05-09-2013, 09:37 AM   #10
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There was a horse who raced in NY a few years ago (maybe 4 or 5 now) whose name was Fortress Strong
cool and very interesting... maybe Wishing Well too?
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Old 05-09-2013, 09:39 AM   #11
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Morning Glory
love it, no one could keep up with that pony

all really good, Mel! Young and the Restless too
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cool and very interesting... maybe Wishing Well too?
Well JJ, "wishing well" is an expression anyone might use. It's certainly not unique to a song, and it's normal English. But "fortress strong"? We folks who speak English don't put the adjective after the noun very often (unlike in many (most?) foreign languages).

And Melissa, funny you mention Wildfire. I have always loved that song. Saw Michael Martin Murphy live a few years ago (he was on a show with Steve & Cindy, or I wouldn't have seen him). Turned out he is a great performer (except for his gratuitous remarks about not worrying about skin cancer). He did a great rendition of Marty Robbins' El Paso, another song I have always loved. He didn't do Pony Man, but he has recorded it, and he also recorded Tennessee Stud. So he's definitely a good guy in my book. He has a "America's Horses" CD which I have displayed somewhere near the top of my Lightfoot site home page. I listen to it often when I travel, and need a change from Lightfoot or Gillette.
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Old 05-11-2013, 02:23 AM   #13
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But "fortress strong"? We folks who speak English don't put the adjective after the noun very often
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Oh its not so rare in these parts. Maybe a Canadian poetic thing
Or perhaps a rural trait in certain pockets of the western world.

I ran the fun growing list by some neighbour horse breeders (I'm amidst one if the nation's hot beds, with a bustling track around the corner) for more fun and they dug Alberta Bound and Wishing Well lots. The home stretch her faces more or less westward, and the alliteration and hopeful connotation of the latter, must have struck a chord. Not unique. Not a prereq. But uncommon or unique lyrical phrases was an interesting thread we once had. I cant locate it.

The horse farms and tracks here have a future dim. Slots now rule.
I dont bet on the ponies or gamble at the casinos. I admire the creatures and study the names and observe the variety of people through the clouds of cig and cigar smoke.
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Old 05-11-2013, 12:11 PM   #14
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JJ -
Do you observe it through the smoke cloudy?


Me, I just have thoughts wishful as I look at the concerts dates and hope for shows more.

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Old 05-11-2013, 01:20 PM   #15
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This has turned into a discussion droll.

We should take care though, lest we be accused of beating a horse dead
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Old 05-11-2013, 01:38 PM   #16
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tracks here have a future dim
exactly, Mel

not wanting to come across as too anal (it's already too late, lol) but imo, it's not so much the placement of the adjective, it's the elimination of implied words that would otherwise complete a full clause... poetic license, eh... 'a fortress that is strong'

comes a horseman wild and free....like a prophet bold....keep 'em coming folks
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Old 05-11-2013, 01:43 PM   #17
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lest we be accused of beating a horse dead


hey, Jen..you need to submit at least on entry, Jen~! ...i mean: hay, Jen

...old grey Gord, he aint what he used to be
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And Melissa, funny you mention Wildfire. I have always loved that song. Saw Michael Martin Murphy live a few years ago (he was on a show with Steve & Cindy, or I wouldn't have seen him). Turned out he is a great performer (except for his gratuitous remarks about not worrying about skin cancer). He did a great rendition of Marty Robbins' El Paso, another song I have always loved. He didn't do Pony Man, but he has recorded it, and he also recorded Tennessee Stud. So he's definitely a good guy in my book. He has a "America's Horses" CD which I have displayed somewhere near the top of my Lightfoot site home page. I listen to it often when I travel, and need a change from Lightfoot or Gillette.[/QUOTE]

There has been some problems with the rights to Wildfire. According to Mary Arnold Miller the widow of Roger Miller, and former singer with Kenny Rogers and the First Edition. Michael Martin Martin sold publishing rights to Wildfire to Roger Miller. Roger then found out that the rights also had been sold to other people. both before and after Roger bought them. It seemed that at one time whenever Murphy would need some money he would sell the rights to Wildfire. This was told at a First Edition reunion in Oct 2011

Michael Martin Murphy and Larry Cansler wrote a much overlooked gem
If you want to hear a real neglected masterpiece check out the Ballad of Calico by Kenny Rogers and the First Edition. It's a theme album that takes place in a 1880's silver mining town.
most of the songs are based on actual events.
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Old 05-11-2013, 03:22 PM   #19
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Okay jj, if you insist...

How about Young Stranger?

Pretty much anything is better than Orb, though I do hope he wins next week.
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How about Young Stranger
Nice

on that note, Old Dan?
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Old 05-13-2013, 11:37 PM   #21
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Hey, Jen and JJ,
Didn't you mean to say "Stranger Young" and "Dan Old?"

OK, I'm starting to annoy myself.......

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Old 05-14-2013, 07:52 AM   #22
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How about:

"Morning Rain" -bound to be an early leader

"Something Very Special"
"Paper and Tin" - a horse that would run races that only she could win
"Love go round"

OK, that's enough.
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LOL, Melissa!

And by that I mean, loud out laughing
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Old 06-01-2013, 07:45 PM   #24
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Aengus Finnan has many lyrics in his tunes that are like the examples.
He's had a good influence I'm sure..
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Old 06-07-2013, 03:13 AM   #25
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broken dreams, endless wire.


(how about dog names? i tried to name my lab Lightfoot, but he is such a clumsy oaf that my daughter changed his name in a day to clyde. maybe next time...)
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