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Old 08-05-2006, 10:53 AM   #1
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Is there a song, you wish Gordon Lightfoot had never done? Maybe one that he did not write?

I myself can't think of one right now. Maybe "The Auctioneer"???
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Old 08-05-2006, 10:56 AM   #2
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Is there a song, you wish Gordon Lightfoot had never done?
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Old 08-05-2006, 12:27 PM   #3
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Old 08-05-2006, 12:28 PM   #4
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Canary Yellow Canoe
Knotty Pine
Beautiful
Leaves Of Grass

That's about all I can think of...
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Old 08-05-2006, 01:11 PM   #5
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Couchiching
Canary Yellow Canoe
Entire "Waiting for You" album (except for "Restless" and "Ring Them Bells")
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Old 08-05-2006, 01:21 PM   #6
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Canary Yellow Canoe
Knotty Pine
Beautiful
Leaves Of Grass

That's about all I can think of...
I give you a maybe on Canary Yellow Canoe, and Knotty Pine (for me) is so-so, but I've always liked Beautiful and love Leaves of Grass (heck the whole Sunday Concert album.)

But that's what makes Gord's music so much fun - there's so much good stuff to choose from. A lot of what I like or don't falls into two camps: like it every time I hear it, or, usually don't like it but if my mood is right I will find something I like in either the melody or lyrics or phrasing of even my least favorite songs.
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Old 08-05-2006, 02:30 PM   #7
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This is an easy one for me....

Canary Yellow Canoe

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Old 08-05-2006, 02:35 PM   #8
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Heeeeeeeeeeeyyyyyy YOU
Canary Yellow Canoe - except the lyrics
lol geo Steve

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Old 08-05-2006, 03:22 PM   #9
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I just do NOT understand this prejudice against Canary Yellow Canoe...
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Old 08-05-2006, 03:42 PM   #10
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I just do NOT understand this prejudice against Canary Yellow Canoe...
I think prejudice is a bit harsh. I never knew the song existed until "Songbook" was released. I heard, I cringed, and now avoid.

It's just different tastes. Geodeticman mentioned "Hey You", but I happen to like it.

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Old 08-05-2006, 04:09 PM   #11
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"Blackberry Wine" definetly! [img]tongue.gif[/img] It kind of interrupts the otherwise great mood of the "Shadows" LP.

I think also,
"Cold Hands From New York",just a bit too long.
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Old 08-05-2006, 04:27 PM   #12
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Canary Yellow Canoe, is getting a lot of votes, well its definitely not one of his best.

Borderstone, I saw your pic, from the past. There is a slight ressemblance to Michael Keaton. You look to me like a pretty good {bloke.} A new word I've learned this week, from Lisa's Mom...
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Old 08-05-2006, 05:26 PM   #13
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RMD,
that was definitely said tongue in cheek, in a teasing manner.
I think I'm the only person I know who likes the song, not just tolerates it.
(There are plenty I do not like, but that isn't one of them...)
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Old 08-05-2006, 06:30 PM   #14
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Old 08-05-2006, 10:05 PM   #15
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is this a trick question!!! there isn't a song gord should not have done
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Old 08-05-2006, 11:16 PM   #16
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Mister Rock of Ages is a song that is forgettable for me.

Borderstone I like Blackberry Wine but I somehow cringe (for lack of better word) at the way he sings the words "Blackberry Wine" in the song.
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Old 08-06-2006, 01:01 AM   #17
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is this a trick question!!! there isn't a song gord should not have done
cliftongord,

I don't think it's a trick question. Jesse Joe used the term WISH. Canary Yellow Canoe....I wish he had never wrote it and I wish I had never heard it. There were so many other gems to choose from.

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Old 08-06-2006, 01:08 AM   #18
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Borderstone I like Blackberry Wine but I somehow cringe (for lack of better word) at the way he sings the words "Blackberry Wine" in the song.
that's blackberry wHine in this song :D
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Old 08-06-2006, 01:32 AM   #19
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I don't think it's a trick question. Jesse Joe used the term WISH. Canary Yellow Canoe....I wish he had never wrote it and I wish I had never heard it. There were so many other gems to choose from.

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Old 08-06-2006, 03:07 AM   #20
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brink,

How do you know it was a joke ? cliftongord replaced WISH with SHOULD. Lightfoot SHOULD write anything he wishes. Perhaps you have greater insight than I, but I simply took the post at face value. I'm lighting up as I lighten up.

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I just do NOT understand this prejudice against Canary Yellow Canoe...
I'm right there with ya. With all the history behind this song, how can one not like it? The infamous canoe trip which brought us the song, our little friend Lyle, being marooned and cooking over an open flame are the things in which legends are made. What's not to like?
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Old 08-06-2006, 07:06 AM   #22
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quote:Originally posted by Jesse -Joe:
Is there a song, you wish Gordon Lightfoot had never done?
[/QUOTE]I cannot say it any better so I won't try. I have often said I would buy a ticket to hear Lightfoot read the phone book and I meant it.

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RMD,
that was definitely said tongue in cheek, in a teasing manner.
I think I'm the only person I know who likes the song, not just tolerates it.
(There are plenty I do not like, but that isn't one of them...)
you can count me as another one, a real toe tapper, LOL

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Old 08-06-2006, 07:51 AM   #24
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I'm with those who like CYC. If my life depended on making a decision it would have to be "a Lesson in Love".
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How do you know it was a joke ? cliftongord replaced WISH with SHOULD. Lightfoot SHOULD write anything he wishes. Perhaps you have greater insight than I, but I simply took the post at face value. I'm lighting up as I lighten up.

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Note: Watchman's picture of "Tongue in Cheek"
as far as lighting up - it is a good way to lighten up (breathe deep and hold for as long as you can. j/k)
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