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Old 10-13-2005, 10:27 PM   #1
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Here are the results so far:

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Old Dan's Records 16 Uncle Toad Said 2

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If You Could Read My Mind 13 Harmony 1

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Drifters 12 Stay Loose 6

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Hangdog Hotel Room 10 Betty Called Me In 5

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Slide on Over 10 Blackberry Wine 5

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Sea of Tranquility 8 Triangle 6

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Don Quioxte 13 Minstrel of the Dawn 9

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Message to the Wind 5 A Minor Ballad 6

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Welcome to Try 10 If There's a Reason 8

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Let it Ride 14 Knotty Pine 9

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Fading Away 10 Gotta Get Away 8

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Endless Wire 11 Keepin' on Yearning 2

Well alright. Seems that Endless Wire is the winner. That was the first Gordon Lightfoot album I bought. I played it over and over. I enjoy the title track too. Gord has not played that one live for a while now. We'll go back to some more mellow songs now. I predict this next matchup will be a toughie. These are two songs about a yearning or a longing to be with someone that you miss. Which song do you prefer?

Shadows

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Song for a Winter's Night

Have fun trying to figure out what song to choose. Try not to loose sleep or tear your hair out.

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Old 10-13-2005, 10:27 PM   #2
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Here are the results so far:

Showdown #1
Old Dan's Records 16 Uncle Toad Said 2

Showdown #2
If You Could Read My Mind 13 Harmony 1

Showdown #3
Drifters 12 Stay Loose 6

Showdown #4
Hangdog Hotel Room 10 Betty Called Me In 5

Showdown #5
Slide on Over 10 Blackberry Wine 5

Showdown #6
Sea of Tranquility 8 Triangle 6

Showdown #7
Don Quioxte 13 Minstrel of the Dawn 9

Showdown #8
Message to the Wind 5 A Minor Ballad 6

Showdown #9
Welcome to Try 10 If There's a Reason 8

Showdown #10
Let it Ride 14 Knotty Pine 9

Showdown #11
Fading Away 10 Gotta Get Away 8

Showdown #12
Endless Wire 11 Keepin' on Yearning 2

Well alright. Seems that Endless Wire is the winner. That was the first Gordon Lightfoot album I bought. I played it over and over. I enjoy the title track too. Gord has not played that one live for a while now. We'll go back to some more mellow songs now. I predict this next matchup will be a toughie. These are two songs about a yearning or a longing to be with someone that you miss. Which song do you prefer?

Shadows

or

Song for a Winter's Night

Have fun trying to figure out what song to choose. Try not to loose sleep or tear your hair out.

MM
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Old 10-13-2005, 11:06 PM   #3
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That is not a fair match up - they are both equal.
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Old 10-14-2005, 12:06 AM   #4
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This is SO not fair!! I love both of them equally!! I can't do it. I can't choose. They are both beloved.
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Old 10-14-2005, 01:05 AM   #5
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Ditto
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Old 10-14-2005, 02:08 AM   #6
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This is SO not fair!! I love both of them equally!! I can't do it. I can't choose. They are both beloved.
By the way, I come by that affectation naturally -- I'm from the San Fernando Valley, which was made famous by Moon Zappa in her famous song back in the 80's in which she made "Val-speak" a household word.

On the other hand, I could say it this way: "This is so NOT fair!...." and make it Chandler Bing-esque!!
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Old 10-14-2005, 06:30 AM   #7
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I agree with the other posters...count me out for this one.
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Old 10-14-2005, 06:30 AM   #8
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I agree with the other posters...count me out for this one.
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Old 10-14-2005, 09:19 AM   #9
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Now I think all of us can agree that we love pretty much all of Gord's songs. By choosing one over the other does not mean you do not like the other song. Just look at it this way. Today, before you run out the door, if you had the time to listen to one of the two songs, which one would you put on? Your choice might be different tomorrow as our moods dictate our choices. Remember this is just a fun and interesting activity. Choosing one song over the other is not a decision that you will be held accountable for, neither will you be deemed unfaithful. Take a plunge. Go for it. Make a choice.
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Old 10-14-2005, 09:48 AM   #10
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I'll take the plunge, Minstrel Man! For me it would be "Song For a Winter's Night", simply because I am most definitely a lover of the winter storms, and because of the memories it evokes when I listen.
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Old 10-14-2005, 09:50 AM   #11
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Sorry, still not a fair match up, they are still equal. If your senario is true and I could only choose one - I would leave late because I would listen to both. That is my choice.
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Old 10-14-2005, 10:36 AM   #12
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Shadows is a great song, no doubt.

Song for a Winter's Night, however, is a fantastic, classic, memorable song and one of GL's very best. It took me to a different place the very first time I heard it over thirty years ago on Gord's Gold. The picture he paints with just the first two lines is enough for me. It would definitely make my top three if I were to list Gord's best songs. I venture to say that many others would place it that high, as well.

Needless to add, Song for a Winter's Night gets my vote.
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Old 10-14-2005, 10:36 AM   #13
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Shadows is a great song, no doubt.

Song for a Winter's Night, however, is a fantastic, classic, memorable song and one of GL's very best. It took me to a different place the very first time I heard it over thirty years ago on Gord's Gold. The picture he paints with just the first two lines is enough for me. It would definitely make my top three if I were to list Gord's best songs. I venture to say that many others would place it that high, as well.

Needless to add, Song for a Winter's Night gets my vote.
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Old 10-14-2005, 10:41 AM   #14
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Come on ya'll, just pick! Gosh darn.

I pick SHADOWS...
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Old 10-14-2005, 12:51 PM   #15
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This is an easy one for me. Shadows is very good, but Song For A Winter's Night is a true Gord classic. I put Song/Winter up there with his absolute best.
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Old 10-14-2005, 02:19 PM   #16
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Hardest yet! But "Shadows" is that little bit more special for me.
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Old 10-14-2005, 07:12 PM   #17
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Old 10-14-2005, 07:17 PM   #18
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shadows by a LONG shot
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Old 10-14-2005, 07:58 PM   #19
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I take the fifth! They're equally as good!
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Old 10-14-2005, 08:07 PM   #20
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shadows
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Old 10-14-2005, 08:07 PM   #21
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Old 10-14-2005, 08:08 PM   #22
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Shadows !!!!

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Old 10-14-2005, 08:22 PM   #23
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Song for a Winter's Night
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Old 10-14-2005, 08:22 PM   #24
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