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Old 10-18-2008, 05:33 PM   #1
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Default Name references in GL penned tunes - please add

self explanatory, I would hope:

Poor Little Allison
Jesse Jo
Daylight Katy
Ann
Rosanna
Miguel
Linda
Annabel
Sweet Guinevere
Mr. Rock of Ages
The Joneses
Betty
Long John Silver
Cotton Jenny
John
Mary
Mr. Barnum
Jenny Lind
Mr Hoot and Holler
Bill Skinner
Dream Street Rose
Marie Christine
Edmund Fitzgerald
Maryann
Old Dan


this is a tributary from the "Character" thread...most contributions thus far are thanks to rm, char and a few from yours truly
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Old 10-18-2008, 05:46 PM   #2
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Boss Man ??
Jane
Guinevere
Davy Jones
God
Lord
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Old 10-18-2008, 06:28 PM   #3
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Old 10-18-2008, 06:45 PM   #4
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Lavender?

Don Quixote

Susan (did he have to write the song??)

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Old 10-18-2008, 06:59 PM   #5
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Robin Hood

Maid Marion
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Old 10-18-2008, 07:06 PM   #6
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Lavender
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Old 10-18-2008, 08:09 PM   #7
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Morning Glory

Gypsy

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Old 10-18-2008, 09:40 PM   #8
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Tom, Dick, Sally and MaryJo

from The Pony Man

And don't forget Mr. Moon from the same song
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Old 10-18-2008, 10:19 PM   #9
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Mister hoot'n holler?? (maybe not!)
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Old 10-19-2008, 01:11 PM   #10
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Mister hoot'n holler?? (maybe not!)
oh yes, he was on the original list as were a few other suggestions

some good ones folks, thanks (is the list exhausted at this point?)

btw, I was really looking for "proper nouns" when I say "names"

I guess Lord and God are...I don't think bossman or gypsy are

Mama = borderline...I didn't realize Glory and Lavender were characters

Oh Linda - when I say "GL penned" I meant that he wrote them

otherwise we could add Patsy Cline, Wilf Carter, Diamond Joe, etc

char, what tune is Davy Jones from?

(rm, looks like this thread won't be visiting his locker, eh )
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Old 10-19-2008, 01:48 PM   #11
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TRIANGLE -
Oh the best of all things is the first day of spring
When when the water runs heavy and fast
The mermaids have all gone to Davy Jones' Ball
And it seems their first trip was their last
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Old 10-19-2008, 01:55 PM   #12
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I guess Lord and God are...
Well, if they can get in, then so can

Jesus
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Old 10-19-2008, 02:01 PM   #13
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(rm, looks like this thread won't be visiting his locker, eh )
I don't know.......rumors are that the gales of November may come early this year.
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Old 10-19-2008, 03:44 PM   #14
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Blackberry John

Betty Called Me In
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Old 10-19-2008, 04:32 PM   #15
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Old 10-20-2008, 09:06 PM   #16
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updated alpha-listing:

Allison
Ann
Annabel
Betty
Bill Skinner
Blackberry John
Boss Man
Cotton Jenny
Davy Jones
Dick
Don Quixote
Dream Street Rose
Edmund Fitzgerald
God
Guinevere
Gypsy
Jane
Jenny Lind
Jesse Jo
Jesus
John
John Wayne
Joneses
Katy
Lavender
Linda
Long John Silver
Lord
Maid Marion
Marie Christine
Mary
Mary Jo
Maryann
Miguel
Morning Glory
Mr. Barnum
Mr. Hoot and Holler
Mr. Moon
Mr. Rock of Ages
Old Dan
Pony Man
Robin Hood
Rosanna
Sally
Tom
Uncle Toad

we have 46...way to go, gang
anyone add a few to round out the exhausted list at an even 50?

patti, is junebug a reference to someone?
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Old 10-20-2008, 09:11 PM   #17
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Thanks for putting those in alphabetical order.
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Old 10-20-2008, 09:30 PM   #18
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Is there any possibility of Big Blue getting on the A-List ? Uncle Toad made it.

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Old 10-20-2008, 09:58 PM   #19
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How about Jim ?

"But they say he fell in with a man named Jim
And he rides in the rodeo"
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Old 10-21-2008, 10:17 PM   #20
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What about Ernie who is up in Pittsburg PA? From Sweet Guinevere.
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Good One!
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Old 10-22-2008, 12:08 AM   #22
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Is there any possibility of Big Blue getting on the A-List ? Uncle Toad made it.
there are a few grey area ones but song lyrics as per Wayne's lightfoot.ca were used as the data source for final ruling...names/proper nouns (Capitalized in the lyrics) were accepted

some examples:

in> Boss Man, Morning Glory, Uncle Toad

out> gypsy, big blue, watchman

Edmund Fitzgerald and Marie Christine are boats rather than 'named characters' found in song lyrics, but since they are song titles I've accepted them (unless the democratic corfidian society votes to oust them)

also, Abraham was given consideration from the 'plains of Abraham' but that is better suited to Waynes already published "Lightfoot Geography" list

for consistency, I also revised some names to their full form (Sweet Guinevere, Daylight Katy, etc) but left Allison as is...all debatable

Allison
Ann
Annabel
Athabasca Lady+
Betty
Betty Mae+
Bill Skinner
Bill+
Billy+
Blackberry John
Boss Man
Cotton Jenny
Daisy Doo+
Davy Jones
Daylight Katy
Dick
Dolly+
Don Quixote
Dream Street Rose
Edmund Fitzgerald
Ernie
Flo+
God
Gretzky+
Jack+
Jane
Jenny Lind
Jesse Jo
Jesus
Jim
John
John Wayne
Joneses
Lavender
Linda
Long John Silver
Lord
Maid Marion
Marie Christine
Mary
Mary Jo
Maryann
Miguel
Miss Marianne+
Morning Glory
Mr. Barnum
Mr. Hoot and Holler
Mr. Moon
Mr. Rock of Ages
Nitro Joe+
Old Dan
Pony Man
Robin Hood
Rosanna
Rosey+
Sally
Sweet Guinevere
Tom
Uncle Toad


I also noted with a '+' sign, any of the latest additions which were, in desperation, pulled from the Unreleased and Warner Demos catalog...so we are a count of 58!

thanks for the most recent, great adds:
Ernie and Jim! (the latter, a glaring oversight)

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Old 10-22-2008, 09:21 AM   #23
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what about Alan as in A. Painter Passing Through a song clearly penned in honoUr of the honoUrable Brit corfiddler Alan PaYnter!!
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Old 10-23-2008, 05:53 AM   #24
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J. Fouls Passing Through

how about Bitter Green (they called her)

and perhaps Mother Nature? if so, we have reached 60
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Old 10-23-2008, 06:23 AM   #25
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What about a parenthetically-referenced Name in the SONG Title, as in :

on the LP, anyway,

Your Love's Return (Tribute to Stephen Foster) - by memory

I realize this is not mainstream at all what you had in mind, but.. ?

I simply want to participate when I see a compadre open shop in a new thread
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