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Old 08-08-2002, 12:00 PM   #526
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My top dog is "Christian Island." Being a sailor since my early days, this song takes me to places for which only Gord, Jimmy Buffett and David Crosby know the course!

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Old 08-08-2002, 12:01 PM   #527
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Although ...
for awhile, when I was going through the mechanics of getting divorced, "High & Dry" took over the number one slot. It's easy to hear why.
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Old 08-08-2002, 12:01 PM   #528
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Although ...
for awhile, when I was going through the mechanics of getting divorced, "High & Dry" took over the number one slot. It's easy to hear why.
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Old 08-10-2002, 03:41 PM   #529
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greetings all you wonderful people,
for you must be wonderful people with music
like this in your lives!
I have just today, this very day, discovered the music of gordon lightfoot.
A tv show over here, ( in the uk) use 'if you could read my mind'in their soundtrack, and the show was on last night and I had just 2 lines in my head all last night and this morning, and I didn't have a clue who sung it or what it was called.
but I just love it.
So, this morning I was on a mission, went to the record shop, and after singing a few lines to the assistant, he recognised the song, and bless him, told me who it was.
I had to trail about a few shops to find someone who stocked his albums, but eventually managed to get a greatest hits cd.
In fact as I am writing this, I am sat with, the headphones on cranked as loud as they can go, listening to track 7 on repeat!!
I just love it!
At 30 years of age, I wish I had discovered this music years ago.
I just wanted to tell someone how thrilled I am to have it in my life now, and who better
to share that with than visitors to this site!
fare well all
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Old 08-11-2002, 10:45 PM   #530
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moondust1,

Welcome!! You have experienced what we all have experienced at one time or another. For me, it was the first time I heard "The Wreck of the Edmund Fitzgerald". You have found the tip of a very deep iceberg. I encourage you to explore as much Lightfoot music as possible. This is a great site to learn all things Lightfoot from some very knowledgeable ladies and gentlemen. Thank you for your gracious words about us, and I can see by your interest in Lightfoot, and especially your kind demeanor that you are just like us, and indeed became one of us the second you posted your comments. Hope to hear more from you.

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Old 09-09-2002, 04:48 PM   #531
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my favirite gordon lightfoot song is the werk of the edmund fitzgerald.it is my favirite song because my grandfather died on the edmund fitzerald.the song means alot ot my family especialy my mom and her 7 brothers and sisters and my grandmother.
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Old 09-09-2002, 04:48 PM   #532
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my favirite gordon lightfoot song is the werk of the edmund fitzgerald.it is my favirite song because my grandfather died on the edmund fitzerald.the song means alot ot my family especialy my mom and her 7 brothers and sisters and my grandmother.
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Old 09-09-2002, 06:59 PM   #533
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welcome,Nicole

Thanks to Gordon Lightfoot we all know what a brave man your grandfather was. He must have known what the lake was capable of, and went anyway. Right now, Mr. Lightfoot is in the hospital after emergency abdominal surgery. Our thoughts and prayers are with his family, and everytime we hear that song-- with yours.
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Old 09-10-2002, 12:44 PM   #534
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I have so many GL favorites its hard to list just one. That's like asking which M&Ms color do you like best? They're ALL good. But if a shotgun is put to my head to answer with JUST ONE, I'll go with the Canadian Railroad Trilogy. Everything that's best about GL is in this gripping, dramatic, wonderful, imaginative song.
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Old 09-10-2002, 12:44 PM   #535
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I have so many GL favorites its hard to list just one. That's like asking which M&Ms color do you like best? They're ALL good. But if a shotgun is put to my head to answer with JUST ONE, I'll go with the Canadian Railroad Trilogy. Everything that's best about GL is in this gripping, dramatic, wonderful, imaginative song.
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Old 09-11-2002, 01:13 AM   #536
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These days it would be "Now and Then". I understand that song so thoroughly right at the moment. Particularly the line about gentle longing to be free. I don't think I could have understood it until now; what it's like to be in a relationship like that with someone.

Here among my thoughts of you I find a gentle longing to be free
There must be a way out of this crazy game we play out to the end


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What lies behind us and what lies before us are small matters compared to what lies within us.

--R.W. Emerson
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Old 09-11-2002, 01:13 AM   #537
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These days it would be "Now and Then". I understand that song so thoroughly right at the moment. Particularly the line about gentle longing to be free. I don't think I could have understood it until now; what it's like to be in a relationship like that with someone.

Here among my thoughts of you I find a gentle longing to be free
There must be a way out of this crazy game we play out to the end


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What lies behind us and what lies before us are small matters compared to what lies within us.

--R.W. Emerson
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Old 09-12-2002, 10:01 PM   #538
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Alberta Bound!! Does anyone know where I can find a copy of it!!!
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Old 09-12-2002, 10:01 PM   #539
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Alberta Bound!! Does anyone know where I can find a copy of it!!!
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Old 09-17-2002, 12:02 AM   #540
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"If you could read my mind", an ubelieveable song done with precision and from the soul. One of my five all-time favorite songs. I can listen to it over and over again.
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Old 09-17-2002, 12:02 AM   #541
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"If you could read my mind", an ubelieveable song done with precision and from the soul. One of my five all-time favorite songs. I can listen to it over and over again.
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Old 10-01-2002, 11:30 AM   #542
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Favorite song varies practically by the moment. Recently heard "I'll Tag Along" done live for a WFUV radio show a few years back. That's my pick of the morning.
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Old 10-01-2002, 11:30 AM   #543
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Favorite song varies practically by the moment. Recently heard "I'll Tag Along" done live for a WFUV radio show a few years back. That's my pick of the morning.
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Old 10-01-2002, 05:41 PM   #544
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for me at the moment:

Two Crazy Kids
Auctioneer
A Passing Ship
Magnificent Outpouring
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Old 10-03-2002, 09:24 AM   #545
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MY favorite Lightfoot song is I'M NOT SUPPOSED TO CARE off the SUMMERTIME DREAM LP.
It is my favorite because my ex-boyfriend and I used to play the album all the time and the sond mirrors our lives.
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Old 10-03-2002, 09:24 AM   #546
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MY favorite Lightfoot song is I'M NOT SUPPOSED TO CARE off the SUMMERTIME DREAM LP.
It is my favorite because my ex-boyfriend and I used to play the album all the time and the sond mirrors our lives.
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Old 10-03-2002, 12:25 PM   #547
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My Lightfoot favorites are a little unusual. Endless Wire is a wonderful song to sing, and to play with its weird words and minor chords. "I a'int, got nothin' but time......"
Lightfoots most lyrical song I suggest is "Your Love's Return". He evidently was trying to write a song in Stephen Foster's style and this ranks right up there with Beautiful Dreamer as a gorgeous song, wordwise and notewise.
The Wreck of the Edmund Fitzgerald has always struck me as some Celtic tune I heard somewhere but forgot, and the words about the witch of November are unforgettable. I used to be a disc jockey and when my boyfriend would visit me at the station I'd put on Edmund and walk the guy to the door, knowing I'd have 5 and a half minutes to kiss him goodbye before my record ran out.
Thanks Gordon for the extra long make out time.
Regards, Pat Flannagan, Sorrento, Florida
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Old 10-03-2002, 12:25 PM   #548
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My Lightfoot favorites are a little unusual. Endless Wire is a wonderful song to sing, and to play with its weird words and minor chords. "I a'int, got nothin' but time......"
Lightfoots most lyrical song I suggest is "Your Love's Return". He evidently was trying to write a song in Stephen Foster's style and this ranks right up there with Beautiful Dreamer as a gorgeous song, wordwise and notewise.
The Wreck of the Edmund Fitzgerald has always struck me as some Celtic tune I heard somewhere but forgot, and the words about the witch of November are unforgettable. I used to be a disc jockey and when my boyfriend would visit me at the station I'd put on Edmund and walk the guy to the door, knowing I'd have 5 and a half minutes to kiss him goodbye before my record ran out.
Thanks Gordon for the extra long make out time.
Regards, Pat Flannagan, Sorrento, Florida
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Old 10-03-2002, 03:49 PM   #549
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quote:Originally posted by BILLW:
Watchman,
Congratulations on being the 300th posting to this thread.
My favorite has long been "Second Cup of Coffee" or actually the ENTIRE Don Quixote album which I have always thought of as one LONG song. (that's my story and I'm stickin' to it)

Bill

I was just listening to an old interview with Gordon and he mentions how the guy who started "Second Cup of Coffee" coffee shops in Canada got the idea from Gordons song of the same name.
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Old 10-03-2002, 03:51 PM   #550
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quote:Originally posted by guitarman:
My favorite is the theme from the 1982 Bruce Dern film "Harry Tracey, Desperado." The melody plays throughout the film and Gordon Lightfoot sings it at the end.I just don't know the name of it. If anyone does, please post it.

I dont know the name of it but Gordon did not write that song. It says in the movie credit who the song was by however.
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