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Old 10-08-2012, 09:00 PM   #5
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Default Re: Fare thee well, Raylene

Very sad indeed.

The loss of such a powerful voice in the mainstream current of East Coast Canadian music will leave a huge void.

The voice of Raylene Rankin was very huge.

Having been born in maritime Canada and brought up with the music of that region we tend to graft to songs about our culture and much of it is about the difficult life endured there in early times and the inevitable departure of family and friends to find a better life elsewhere.

In some special way though, these songs, especially ones like "Fare The Well Love" seem to have that magic wove that finds it's way into the heart, alerts the sorrow and sadness, and releases it through the inner spirit of the soul.
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