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Jesse Joe 10-05-2009 08:59 AM

Songs about growing old !
 

Jesse Joe 10-05-2009 09:05 AM

Re: Songs about growing old !
 
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rWovzUEe4l8

Jesse Joe 10-05-2009 09:17 AM

Re: Songs about growing old !
 
Glen Campbell wrote this one, and sings it on his 'Wichita Lineman' Album.



http://www.lyricsmode.com/lyrics/g/g...te_of_man.html

charlene 10-05-2009 09:41 AM

Re: Songs about growing old !
 
John Prine- Hello In There
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xVkhQJ7vYes

Bette Midler's version:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Hn0YqNvBvy4

RM 10-05-2009 10:18 AM

Re: Songs about growing old !
 
Are there any songs about old women ?

jj 10-05-2009 10:45 AM

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Originally Posted by RM (Post 154868)
Are there any songs about old women ?

one of the more interesting covers (vocal/fiddle) of this Prine anthem...

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZlcP3FOTM0U

jj 10-05-2009 11:00 AM

Re: Songs about growing old !
 
speaking of anthems:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wYJf4J7VBaY

'...i ache in the places that i used to play...." (does that qualify?:cool:)

RM 10-05-2009 11:23 AM

Re: Songs about growing old !
 
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Originally Posted by jj (Post 154870)
one of the more interesting covers (vocal/fiddle) of this Prine anthem...

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZlcP3FOTM0U

Angel From Montgomery......Geez, I sit here red-faced........embarrassed that I forgot about that one.

Tower Of Song.......it qualifies......Hank Williams coughed up a "yes".

jj 10-05-2009 11:45 AM

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Originally Posted by RM (Post 154874)
Hank Williams coughed up a "yes".

all that's missing from this vocal is the coughing that should go with that voice

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6k1BA9PgdPk

(in that 5th verse: the 'on my hive' line never made any sense to me)

RM 10-05-2009 12:13 PM

Re: Songs about growing old !
 
Here's another song from Cohen that may require further review to see if it qualifies..........

"she's a hundred, but she's wearing something tight"

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hrPEM2qc-j8

fezo 10-05-2009 01:21 PM

Re: Songs about growing old !
 
Pancho and Lefty.

jj 10-05-2009 01:27 PM

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Quote:

Originally Posted by RM (Post 154880)
Here's another song from Cohen that may require further review to see if it qualifies..........

"she's a hundred, but she's wearing something tight"

i could see this coming, you picked out the line with the strongest imagery

not sure of the meaning (aren't all of his about dying, or maybe that's just his vocal tone) but seems like him paralleling a bar winding down with a relationship or world or perhaps life doing the same

great old (i mean young) ELH footage, fezo

ok, this one has to qualify...and i put up this guy's rendition just cos i've stumbled on his whacky stuff a few times over the years and need to share it (he keeps getting shut down on youtube)...the Petty teeth are worth the wait if you can make it past 0:40


Stevie Ricks - The End Of The Line (Parody) Video by Ohnothimagen - MySpace Video

Jesse Joe 10-05-2009 01:36 PM

Re: Songs about growing old !
 
"His tears fell on the sidewalk as he stumbled in the street
A dozen faces stopped to stare but no one stopped to speak."


"Up a dark and dingy staircase the old man made his way
His ragged coat around him as upon his cot he lay
And he wondered how it happened that he ended up this way."




jj 10-05-2009 01:41 PM

Re: Songs about growing old !
 
might as well add, APPT

Jesse Joe 10-05-2009 01:46 PM

Re: Songs about growing old !
 
jj or anyone else can you find "Dirty Old Man", it was recorded by Valdy, John Allan Cameron, as Im sure many others. It's one of the best old man song I have heard, but cant find a video for it.

Jesse Joe 10-05-2009 01:55 PM

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Originally Posted by jj (Post 154886)
might as well add, APPT


might as well ! lol



http://www.lyricsmode.com/lyrics/g/g...g_through.html

jj 10-05-2009 01:59 PM

Re: Songs about growing old !
 
only see DOM by Neil Young...i dont know the tune, i dont even own any Neil for some reason but i do have a book by his late dad

well, this longie one takes me back to grade school and a lot of memorization work!...it has to count as a 'song' cos it's got that word in the title

Love Song of J Alfred Prufrock

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OTZLx...eature=related

Jesse Joe 10-05-2009 02:17 PM

Re: Songs about growing old !
 
Same here, and the Neil Young song is a different one, that John Allan Cameron recorded.

podunklander 10-05-2009 02:24 PM

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Originally Posted by RM (Post 154868)
Are there any songs about old women ?

if there is...my name's probably in it :p

Jesse Joe 10-05-2009 02:32 PM

Re: Songs about growing old !
 
Dirty Old Man, was written by Bob Ruzicka !

http://www.peace.ca/bobruzicka.htm

fezo 10-05-2009 02:36 PM

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And after reading Love Song of J Alfred Prufrock you can go read The Love Song of J Edgar Hoover by Kinky Friedman. I haven't read it but what a title!

RM 10-05-2009 03:09 PM

Re: Songs about growing old !
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by jj (Post 154898)
well, this longie one takes me back to grade school and a lot of memorization work!...it has to count as a 'song' cos it's got that word in the title

Love Song of J Alfred Prufrock

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OTZLx...eature=related

Apparently, our educational systems are quite different. I was simply taught that 'Life's a b**ch, and then you die'. Same thing....only less poetic.

fezo 10-05-2009 07:42 PM

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Nice timing in here. After a couple of folks mention John Prine songs who just announces he's coming to the area but the man himself. February 20 in Red Bank. Excellent. Just scored two front row.

Germany76 10-06-2009 07:42 AM

Re: Songs about growing old !
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by RM (Post 154868)
Are there any songs about old women ?

The lines from ´Tower of Song`that JJ quoted came to my mind at once,as I listened to the London Live Album on my car radio the other day ; but how about ... You can tell from the lines on her face, you can see that she´s been there...(Phil Collins Another Day in Paradise ).
Hope I remember the lyrics right, as I´m not the most ardent fan of P.C.

Jesse Joe 10-06-2009 08:01 AM

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"Another Day In Paradise"

This is one great song... The sad reality of poverty !



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