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Old 10-05-2009, 08:59 AM   #1
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Old 10-05-2009, 09:17 AM   #3
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Glen Campbell wrote this one, and sings it on his 'Wichita Lineman' Album.



http://www.lyricsmode.com/lyrics/g/g...te_of_man.html
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Old 10-05-2009, 09:41 AM   #4
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John Prine- Hello In There
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xVkhQJ7vYes

Bette Midler's version:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Hn0YqNvBvy4
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Are there any songs about old women ?
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Old 10-05-2009, 10:45 AM   #6
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one of the more interesting covers (vocal/fiddle) of this Prine anthem...

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZlcP3FOTM0U
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Old 10-05-2009, 11:00 AM   #7
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speaking of anthems:

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

'...i ache in the places that i used to play...." (does that qualify?)
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Old 10-05-2009, 11:23 AM   #8
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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".
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Old 10-05-2009, 11:45 AM   #9
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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)
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Old 10-05-2009, 12:13 PM   #10
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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
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Old 10-05-2009, 01:21 PM   #11
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Pancho and Lefty.
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Old 10-05-2009, 01:27 PM   #12
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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

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Old 10-05-2009, 01:36 PM   #13
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"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."




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Old 10-05-2009, 01:41 PM   #14
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might as well add, APPT
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Old 10-05-2009, 01:46 PM   #15
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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.
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Old 10-05-2009, 01:55 PM   #16
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might as well add, APPT

might as well ! lol



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Old 10-05-2009, 01:59 PM   #17
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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
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Same here, and the Neil Young song is a different one, that John Allan Cameron recorded.
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Old 10-05-2009, 02:24 PM   #19
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if there is...my name's probably in it
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Old 10-05-2009, 02:32 PM   #20
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Dirty Old Man, was written by Bob Ruzicka !

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

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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.
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Old 10-06-2009, 07:42 AM   #24
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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.
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"Another Day In Paradise"

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


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