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Old 03-07-2010, 07:36 PM   #1
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Default The Ryman setlist, Nashville 3-6-10

Cotton Jenny
Carefree Highway
Sea of Tranquility
14K Gold
Never Too Close
A Painter Passing Through
Let It Ride
Rainy Day People
Shadows
Beautiful
The Watchman's Gone
Ribbon of Darkness
Sundown
The Wreck of the Edmund Fitzgerald

20 minute intermission

Triangle
Hangdog Hotel Room
Restless
Fine as Fine Can Be
In My Fashion
If You Could Read My Mind
Don Quixote
If Children Had Wings
Baby Step Back
Early Morning Rain
Song For a Winter's Night

Encore: Blackberry Wine


Some random thoughts:

Gord mentioned the upcoming documentary (National Geographic I think?) that refutes any notion that the Fitz sank due to unsecured hatch covers. He said we would hear a new lyric tonight. However, when the time came, he sang the original "at 7 PM a main hatchway caved in" and then stopped the song during the ensuing instrumental bridge between the verses. He said we'll restart the 3rd verse and they did. BUT, for the life of me, I could not understand the new lyric, so if anyone knows what it is, please chime in.

Gord is fighting a cold, had the sniffles, used a handkerchief all night, and asked several times if we could tell that both of his ears were stopped up. I thought he really was struggling with his voice even more so than what we've gotten used to over the last few years. I commend him for hanging in there and doing 26 songs.


I had never heard him do "Fine as Fine Can Be" live. I think it's an under-appreciated gem and was thrilled to hear it. He said it was written for his then 8 year old daughter Ingrid, which I had not known.

Gave a shout-out several times to "George IV, George the fourth is in the house". George Hamilton IV stood up at one point and waved to Gord. Gord said George did a great job covering a song ( I THINK it was Early Morning Rain, sorry if I'm wrong) and the best part was "he didn't change any of my chords!"

Mentioned Mary Robbins covering Ribbon Of Darkness and said "he did the superior job on it."

Gord did the Mark Twain line about the "reports of my death are greatly exaggerated". Said the quote was from 1897 and asked "What, did people think Mark Twain had died?" (By the way, when he first came out on stage he got a LONG and LOUD ovation. I assume due to folks just happy to see him AND mosly to tell him that we are very glad he is still with us.)

Gord mentioned later (I'm gonna be paraphrasing) that he and the band still get a real charge out of doing the shows and even the traveling and meeting people. He made a comment that he knows his voice isn't the greatest but that he puts all he can into it so they can still do the shows.

Didn't mean to be SO long-winded, was just gonna do the set-list when I started typing.


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Old 03-07-2010, 08:02 PM   #2
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Didn't mean to be SO long-winded
it actually ended all too soon...great review

what a classic moment you witnessed during the wreck..i too would like to know that new lyric

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Old 03-07-2010, 08:19 PM   #3
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Steve,

We had trouble with the new lyric also...

I thought it had something to do with... dark, night, dim, something with those words in it.
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Old 03-07-2010, 09:19 PM   #4
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Thanks for posting the setlist from the "Mother Church"; I had most of them scribbled down but missed a couple. It was a real treat to hear If Children Had Wings and Fine as Fine Can Be. I found the whole "Wreck" lyric thing off-putting and wished he had just played it through in its original form.

He did struggle with his voice last night; it was quite a bit weaker than the last time he was here (2007), in my opinion. He was clearly under the weather, and when I heard the first verse of Cotton Jenny I thought "uh-oh." At one point he said something like "it's all I have to work with" (his voice). I was concerned that he may not get through the whole show, but he did, of course, pro's pro that he is.

He was very chatty with the audience, which was very appreciative and would have been happy with him singing the Nashville phone book. I think folks realize we're lucky he's still walking among us. He even complimented Nashville's hockey team and said it was better than his (Toronto?), and joked about seeing the best hockey players in the world coming into town to play his team (this went over the audience's head). He told the old "rabbit and hare" joke again :-). He noted that "they have let me in this building a few times before" and specifically cited the Johnny Cash show and the Tin Pan South songwriting appearances he's made.

A very special evening and first GL concert for my 27-year old daughter, who is now a new fan!
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Old 03-08-2010, 07:30 AM   #5
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Great reviews thanks for sharing... Im willing to say it probably won't be long before we know the new lyric to The Fitz !
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Old 03-08-2010, 12:10 PM   #6
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In 1970, George Hamilton IV put out a whole album of Lightfoot covers. It is called 'Lightfoot Country', and I have an unopened copy of it around here somewhere. (Unless the Lightfoot thieves broke in and took it!)

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LIGHTFOOT COUNTRY RCA Camden CAS-2379 1970 Early Morning Rain, Steel Rail Blues, Go Go Around, Ballad Of The Yarmouth Castle, Song For A Winter's Night, Canadian Railroad Trilogy, Home From The Forest, I'm Not Sayin', Did She Mention My Name, Long Thin Dawn.
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Old 03-08-2010, 12:43 PM   #7
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In 1970, George Hamilton IV put out a whole album of Lightfoot covers. It is called 'Lightfoot Country', and I have an unopened copy of it around here somewhere. (Unless the Lightfoot thieves broke in and took it!)

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Rocky Fugate
Flint, Texas

LIGHTFOOT COUNTRY RCA Camden CAS-2379 1970 Early Morning Rain, Steel Rail Blues, Go Go Around, Ballad Of The Yarmouth Castle, Song For A Winter's Night, Canadian Railroad Trilogy, Home From The Forest, I'm Not Sayin', Did She Mention My Name, Long Thin Dawn.
Wow, did not know that! So I guess those two have a mutual admiration that goes way back! Thanks for the info!

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Old 03-10-2010, 11:34 AM   #8
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Gordon was hilarious when he was talking about his ears being blocked...describing the sounds he was hearing in his head, and asked us if we could hear that lol.

He was a real trooper and although he struggled with his vocals at times with his ears and sinuses...he got through most of the songs without a hitch. Like "Fine As..", was simply fabulous and in my opinion, the highlight of the evening.

I was anticipating the lyric change in "The Wreck..", so wasn't surprised that he stopped the song to get it in -though we couldn't make out what it was!

Guess I have not much else to add to what everyone else has already and it's been nice to read all that has been posted!
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