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Old 04-19-2008, 10:46 AM   #51
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Default Re: if you could make Gord introduce one "obscure" song into his concert rotation?

In 1999, he rotated Forgive Me Lord back in, after a hiatus of more than a decade, and also introduced Heaven Don't Deserve Me which I believe he had never performed in concert before. Both songs are on Songbook. I made several attempts to convince him to do Too Much To Lose, but he has never done that one. I can still hope ...
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Old 04-19-2008, 08:52 PM   #52
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what about Sometimes I dont mind?
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Old 04-26-2008, 03:33 PM   #53
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Likely never happen, but Ballad of Yarmouth Castle.

Love the song and the lyrics ..... but from what I am told, he does not want too many ship songs in any concert .... hell, I could listen to BYC and The Wreck back to back .... that's be awesome IMO.
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Old 04-27-2008, 07:58 PM   #54
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I hate to call it obscure but I'd love to hear Second Cup Of Coffee done live. Failing that I'd certainly enjoy Go Go Round...

Alone upon the sidewalks of despair
'Twas there she wandered
With her suitcase in her hand
Her fate she pondered
Only a go-go girl in love with someone who didn't care
She met him on a night so rare when her friends were there
And the band was groovin'



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Old 04-28-2008, 08:28 AM   #55
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I wish he would sing this one. (Just kidding).



Quote:
Roger Miller, You Can't Roller Skate In A Buffalo Herd Lyrics
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Artist: Miller Roger
Song: You Can't Roller Skate In A Buffalo Herd
Album: All Time Greatest Hits Roger Miller Sheet Music
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Complimentary “You Can't Roller Skate In A Buffalo Herd” Ringtone

Ya can't roller skate in a buffalo herd
Ya can't roller skate in a buffalo herd
Ya can't roller skate in a buffalo herd
But you can be happy if you've a mind to

Ya can't take a shower in a parakeet cage
Ya can't take a shower in a parakeet cage
Ya can't take a shower in a parakeet cage
But you can be happy if you've a mind to

All ya gotta do is put your mind to it
Knuckle down, buckle down, do it, do it, do it

Well, ya can't go a-swimmin' in a baseball pool
Ya can't go swimmin' in a baseball pool
Ya can't go swimmin' in a baseball pool
But you can be happy if you've a mind to

Ya can't change film with a kid on your back
Ya can't change film with a kid on your back
Ya can't change film with a kid on your back
But you can be happy if you've a mind to

Ya can't drive around with a tiger in your car
Ya can't drive around with a tiger in your car
Ya can't drive around with a tiger in your car
But you can be happy if you've a mind to

All ya gotta do is put your mind to it
Knuckle down, buckle down do it, do it, do it

Well, ya can't roller skate in a buffalo herd
Ya can't roller skate in a buffalo herd
Ya can't roller skate in a buffalo herd
But you can be happy if you've a mind to

Ya can't go fishin' in a watermelon patch
Ya can't go fishin' in a watermelon patch
Ya can't go fishin' in a watermelon patch
But you can be happy if you've a mind to

Ya can't roller skate in a buffalo herd
SPOKEN: "Ya can't roller skate in a buffalo herd"

FADE
Ya can't roller skate in a buffalo herd

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Old 04-28-2008, 02:16 PM   #56
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There are SO MANY, that its hard to pick, but four I'd really like to see/hear him do would be:
1) I'd rather press on (Is there a better song? - from the 'Waiting for you' album).
2) Its worth beliveing (Old Dan's records).
3) H'way songs (Old Dan's records).
4) Biscuit City (Salute).
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Old 04-28-2008, 04:50 PM   #57
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Ordinary Man,

Mother Of A Miner's Child

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Old 04-28-2008, 11:53 PM   #58
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Crossroads....Unsettled Ways and A Long Way Back Home. Great songs that I have grown to love.

Patti,
there's a little more wisdom in that Roger Miller song than most of us would admit...lol.
I remember when he sang that and it always made me smile.
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Old 04-29-2008, 12:56 AM   #59
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Ah yes....Miller was a classic. Who can forget:

"My Uncle used to love me but she died
A chicken ain't chicken til it's lickin' good fried
Keep on the sunny side
My Uncle used to love me but she died".

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Old 05-01-2008, 08:26 PM   #60
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That buffalo song always made me feel good too. I know it wasn't obscure, but hadn't heard it for a while. I was kidding around about Gordie singing it, but it makes me smile just thinking about it.
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Old 05-02-2008, 02:15 AM   #61
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Hey, if it makes us smile then it's all good....

RM...."My uncle used to love me but she died".
I don't remember that one....lol. I remember "Dang Me" and "King of the Road" but nothing about chickens being fried or uncles that loved you till she died.

Is that a real Roger Miller song or are you just making that up?
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Old 05-02-2008, 06:44 AM   #62
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"The Tom Green County Fair" was a great song for him but he did not write it.
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Old 05-02-2008, 06:51 AM   #63
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I've never been to a GL concert...I hope he comes to St. Louis on his next tour. I will make every effort to see him!!
Your wish is granted. October 1st, 2008 at the Fox Theater in St. Louis
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Old 05-02-2008, 10:32 AM   #64
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Hey, if it makes us smile then it's all good....

RM...."My uncle used to love me but she died".
I don't remember that one....lol. I remember "Dang Me" and "King of the Road" but nothing about chickens being fried or uncles that loved you till she died.

Is that a real Roger Miller song or are you just making that up?
I would never do such a thing......you can verify it with an internet search. My brother-in-law was a HUGE Roger Miller fan and introduced me to his music when I was approximately 12-14 years old. Miller did struggle with an addiction to amphetamines for a while, and that song is probably from that period.
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Old 05-06-2008, 01:01 AM   #65
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Ron,
I am truly sorry if I upset you with my post. It certainly wasn't my intention. I was just teasing you a little about the song because of it's crazy lyrics.

He did write rather odd songs but most of them were enjoyable on one level or another. I always liked his voice and thought he was a good entertainer.
Your brother-in-law had good taste in music...lol.
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Old 05-28-2008, 03:42 PM   #66
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"The Watchman's Gone"

My all-time favorite
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Old 05-28-2008, 09:21 PM   #67
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he still plays that one pretty often
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Old 05-29-2008, 02:03 AM   #68
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Hi Sevenof61,

Great choice....I love that song!

Welcome and I hope you enjoy your time here. Lots of nice people and good information on Gordon and his music.
Are you a longtime fan? Have you ever seen him in concert?
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Old 05-29-2008, 08:58 AM   #69
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"Cod Liver Oil", and "Groundhog" would be interesting to hear.

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Old 05-31-2008, 11:10 PM   #70
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"Spin spin", would be the ultimate.
First song I ever heard from him. and would love to hear
him sing it today...45 years later...YES 45 YEARS later !!!
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Old 06-07-2008, 03:54 PM   #71
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These are all great suggestions. He should do a show just for us full of all these!

I'd add Long Way Back Home. A band I was in played that one every night for maybe the first three years of the seventies.

Oh, and definitely My Uncle Used to Love Me but She Died.....

I do miss Roger Miller.
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Old 06-08-2008, 06:09 PM   #72
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Yes, I am a really longtime fan. I have seen Gord in concert about 15 times starting in the early 80s, from Wolf Trap in Virginia to an ampitheater in LA.

I am also the proud owner of a Martin D18-GL, number 7 of 61
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Old 06-08-2008, 06:31 PM   #73
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Welcome to CORFID SevenOf61, You own a very precious guitar. Now I know where your screen name comes from. Very good, looking to hear about your Gordon Lightfoot stories if you have any to share ?
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Old 06-08-2008, 06:45 PM   #74
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I am also the proud owner of a Martin D18-GL, number 7 of 61
Hi, Seven. Is your name Richard, perchance?

Did you see the picture of mine (#22) on the home page of my web site? If not, take a look: www.gordonlightfoot.com
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That Same Old Obsession or Tattoo
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