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Old 11-30-2010, 05:20 AM   #1
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Default What is your favourite song by Gordon Lightfoot?

My favourite would have to be black day in july, whats yours?
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Old 11-30-2010, 04:42 PM   #2
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I was listening to the DVD of the Reno show in 2000 last night - there are so many great songs. Song for a Winter's Night is probably my favorite. But there are also so many that he doesn't do as much in concert, like Second Cup of Coffee, Susan's Floor, Brave Mountaineers, Ordinary Man.
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Old 11-30-2010, 05:19 PM   #3
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My favourite would have to be black day in july, whats yours?
Lets see it is Tuesday so it must be Belgium
After many years where the selection has been subject to constant change for some time my top song (especially after a concert) has been the sublime masterpiece "Restless".The wild imagery and lyrics really get to me and I am constantly surprised that Gord can pick his way through his lyrics so well, he seems to have set out to deliberately confuse himself!
I mean really " overcast" "ironcast" "iron clad",wot no "overclad" to complete the permutations!!
and I always marvel at the concept of a schooner (old or new) flying by"
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Old 11-30-2010, 09:29 PM   #4
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It would have to be IYCRRM. Not just my favorite Lightfoot song, but favorite song period.
(followed closely by SFWN)
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Old 12-01-2010, 01:20 AM   #5
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My favourite would have to be black day in july, whats yours?
you may find these results of interest (based on small sample of participants):

http://www.corfid.com/vbb/showthread...highlight=poll


the songs listed in the poll were based on results of a prior thread survey

haven't seen a poll for fave "single" but I'd think it's IYCRMM perhaps Sundown

anyhow, my response remains: Ordinary Man... a stellar recording, imo
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Old 12-01-2010, 11:25 PM   #6
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Today, and subject to change by tomorrow: Bells of the Evening.
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Old 12-02-2010, 09:59 AM   #7
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After mulling the question around for a few days, I'm going to go with the very first first song that made me stand up and realize GML was a lot more than a really cute guy with a beautiful voice!

So, Minstrel of the Dawn it is - the line "Listen to the pictures flow
Across the room into your mind they go" did it for me. I can't even explain it, but the image of that whimsical little minstrel is still in my mind over 40 years later!
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Old 12-07-2010, 12:49 AM   #8
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After much thought The Last Time I Saw Her keeps popping back up.
Gord is the king of angst - "I would tear the threads away that I might bleed some more" got me.
It'll be another song next week I'm sure.
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Old 03-17-2011, 08:49 AM   #9
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For me the idea of picking a favorite Lightfoot tune is a bit like picking a favorite water molecule. Still, if I were to choose on the basis of what first "hooked" me I could say IYCRMM since that was the first of his songs I'd ever heard. I first heard it at the tender age of 8 before I could possibly know what it was about. But I loved the haunted castle imagery. (What 8-year-old wouldn't?)
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Old 03-17-2011, 09:07 AM   #10
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For me the idea of picking a favorite Lightfoot tune is a bit like picking a favorite water molecule. Still, if I were to choose on the basis of what first "hooked" me I could say IYCRMM since that was the first of his songs I'd ever heard. I first heard it at the tender age of 8 before I could possibly know what it was about. But I loved the haunted castle imagery. (What 8-year-old wouldn't?)
I too have trouble picking out a favourite water molecule Tim!
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IYCRMM hooked me too...at the tender age of 15 when I learned all too well what it was about..
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Old 03-18-2011, 10:36 PM   #11
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I'd have to go with Seven Island Suite....

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Old 03-26-2011, 08:11 PM   #12
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Carefree Highway has been my favorite, many of his others are in 2nd place. Too Many Clues will sometimes stick in my head at work & I will have to play it a few times just to cure the thought.
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Old 03-27-2011, 11:42 PM   #13
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seeing as we are using so many acronyms in here lol, i will be an sd and pick something totally different..."Yarmouth Castle" is very pretty...love the "shut up and deal; i'm loosing" line. "crossroads of time" is nice too...kind of a pre railroad trilogy trip across Canada; same chord structure as "the way i feel" which i like too, but like wheels this could change tomorrow...
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Old 09-17-2011, 12:12 PM   #14
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Can't answer. Impossible to do. My daughter asked me the other day. How can you listen to those Gordon Lightfoot songs over and over again. Before getting my answer she said she liked certain musician and songs very much and would listen to them a few times. But then she said she would get tired of them. I had to think for a minute, because I didn't have an immediate answer. My answer was that each time I listened to Lightfoots songs I would be listening to a different part..either the turn of a phrase...a bass run... a great lead lick in the back ground... a tempo or percussion sound.... a meaningful poetic lyric...the song's mood. So that made every time I listened a different experience. My daughter just shook her head and walked away thinking dad was a little strange.
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