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FOREVER YOUNG Bob Dylan
 
May God bless and keep you always
May your wishes all come true
May you always do for others
And let others do for you
May you build a ladder to the stars
And climb on every rung
And may you stay forever young
Forever young, forever young
May you stay forever young
May you grow up to be righteous
May you grow up to be true
And may you always know the truth
And see the lights surrounding you
May you always be courageous
Stand upright and be strong
And may you stay forever young
Forever young, forever young
May you stay forever young
Forever young, forever young
May you stay forever young
May your hands always be busy
May your feet always be swift
May you have a strong foundation
When the winds of changes shift
May your heart always be joyful
May your song always be sung
And may you stay forever young
Forever young, forever young
May you stay forever young
 
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Don't know if it has been mentioned but how about,

 

 "Stuck at home by The noise grinders"?

 

Allan

 

It does exist I have it on my new mobile phone.

 

ITMA

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Just now, Gina Kelly said:

Grinding Halt by the Cure 

 

Anything by The Cure...after all, they ARE The Cure!! 😄

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The Cure are the cure? I thought brandy was the cure. Damn, and I just bought another bottle.

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7 hours ago, Ed Rooney said:

"Lush Life", the Billy Strayhorn song

 

"The Times They Are A Changin", Bob Dylan

 

"It Never Entered My Mind", Lorenz Hart

 

"And The Band Played Waltzing Matilda", Progues or Liam Clancy

 

 

"Lush Life" is a good choice -- the Johnny Hartman / John Coltrane rendition is my favourite.

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59 minutes ago, Ed Rooney said:

I thought brandy was the cure. Damn, and I just bought another bottle.

and lucky to get it😉

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3 hours ago, Shergar said:

Forever young, forever young
May you stay forever young
 


 

Many did (stay forever young). There is a long list: Hank Williams, Jimmy Rodgers, Robert Johnson, Buddy Holly, Patsy Cline, Brian Jones Janis Joplin, Jimi Hendrix, Jim Morrison, Shergar, John Lennon, Jerry Garcia....................to name a few 

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4 hours ago, Betty LaRue said:

One of my favorite songs, but yes, very sad. I used to have a voice that could sing it decently. We had a small family quartet, my brother-in-law had a beautiful mellow country voice and played the guitar. We performed around town by request. Two nights ago, the song fit my mood. My sister and I could do a credible duet & harmony to “Apartment #9”.
Hank Williams was a tortured soul with addictions, and he wrote songs from those experiences and feelings. But yet today, he is revered by other C&W singers, who write songs including Hank’s name, if not about him.

This brings back memories when my family and my sister’s family and our mother would go camping at a popular lake the first week of August every year. As the sun begin to set, we’d gather around, Ike would get out his guitar and we’d sing. Next thing, we’d look around and people from other campsites were sitting in their lawn chairs they had carried to our camp, along with a cold beer or soda, listening. My mother had a good, old-time voice who could yodel, and she loved to sing Jimmy Roger’s songs, among others of that type. People begged her (she was very shy) to sing “Mule Skinner Blues” and “Milk Cow Blues”. When I was a teen, my mother and I would sing and harmonize as we washed up the evening dishes. Every day. Always Country.

Betty


I would love to have been there in that campsite Betty, strumming a few chords and singing a few notes. I am not a talented musician but I love music. You have painted a wonderful picture. I must get my ole guitar out and dust it down. 
 

Hank Williams lived his life in the very fast lane but it is important to remember that he had some terrible health problems and that is what started his addiction to painkillers. 

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15 hours ago, Thyrsis said:

We were actually going to Glastonbury for the first time this year, gutted that it was cancelled.

 

To fill in the story..... earlier this year when Glastonbury was on some miserable person wrote on the letters page in the Guardian that they found the coverage boring. I replied saying that I was really enjoying it and that I regretted never having been. The next day The Guardian emailed me inviting us to go  as their guests. We had VIP  tickets and a campervan booked. All gone now, maybe next year....

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4 hours ago, MDM said:


 

Many did (stay forever young). There is a long list: Hank Williams, Jimmy Rodgers, Robert Johnson, Buddy Holly, Patsy Cline, Brian Jones Janis Joplin, Jimi Hendrix, Jim Morrison, Shergar, John Lennon, Jerry Garcia....................to name a few 

Dylan wrote this for his eldest son Jesse. But I guess you could view it your way if you like.

 

According to Wikipedia 

 

Written as a lullaby for his eldest son Jesse, born in 1966, Dylan's song relates a father's hopes that his child will remain strong and happy. It opens with the lines, "May God bless and keep you always / May your wishes all come true", echoing the Old Testament's Book of Numbers, which has lines that begin: "May the Lord bless you and guard you / May the Lord make His face shed light upon you." Not wishing to sound "too sentimental", Dylan included two versions of the song on the Planet Waves album, one a lullaby and the other more rock oriented.[1]

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Sooner or later!

 

I shall be released!

 

The Band

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17 minutes ago, Shergar said:

Dylan wrote this for his eldest son Jesse. But I guess you could view it your way if you like.

 

According to Wikipedia 

 

Written as a lullaby for his eldest son Jesse, born in 1966, Dylan's song relates a father's hopes that his child will remain strong and happy. It opens with the lines, "May God bless and keep you always / May your wishes all come true", echoing the Old Testament's Book of Numbers, which has lines that begin: "May the Lord bless you and guard you / May the Lord make His face shed light upon you." Not wishing to sound "too sentimental", Dylan included two versions of the song on the Planet Waves album, one a lullaby and the other more rock oriented.[1]

 

13 minutes ago, Shergar said:

Sooner or later!

 

I shall be released!

 

The Band


Yeah I was just grabbing some words out of context but thought it fitted the general feeling - thoughts of those who never got a chance to get old for whatever reason. 

 

I Shall Be Released did come to mind in fact when I was thinking of songs for this thread.  I bought it as a single when it was released. Social injustice or miscarriage of justice?

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"Come and See Her"

Doctor doctor my babies sick...come and see her....The Easybeats

 

"Am i ever gonna see your face again".....The Angels

 

"Touch Me"

 Now touch me, baby. Can't you see that I am not afraid? .....The Doors

 

"Coconut"

And said "doctor, ain't there nothin' I can take?"
I said "doctor, to relieve this belly ache"
I said "doctor, ain't there nothin' I can take?"
I said "doctor, to relieve this belly ache".........Harry Nilsson

 

"Imagine"............John Lennon

Imagine there's no Coronavirus......My Lyric 😀

 

Oh just feeling melancholic....."Yesterday"    The Beatles

Yesterday all my troubles seemed so far away....

 

Now to lift the spirits...raise a glass if you have to...."Here comes the Sun"   The Beatles.

 

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Ring-a-ring o' roses,
A pocket full of posies,
A-tishoo! A-tishoo!
We all fall down.

 

English version.

 

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23 hours ago, Betty LaRue said:

I’ll Never Get Out of This World Alive by Hank Williams.

Lyrics

Then by Hank Williams...I’m So Lonesome I Could Cry

Betty If your thinking of going country why not Tex Ritter:  If you ever goin ta love me. That's going back a bit

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Not a Neil Diamond fan but this was good.

 

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2 hours ago, Futterwithtrees said:

Betty If your thinking of going country why not Tex Ritter:  If you ever goin ta love me. That's going back a bit

I’m not familiar with that one. I think my mother had some of his records, though.

If you ever watch old movies, Tex Ritter sang the theme song to “High Noon” starring Gary Cooper. A great western movie.

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7 hours ago, MDM said:


I would love to have been there in that campsite Betty, strumming a few chords and singing a few notes. I am not a talented musician but I love music. You have painted a wonderful picture. I must get my ole guitar out and dust it down. 
 

Hank Williams lived his life in the very fast lane but it is important to remember that he had some terrible health problems and that is what started his addiction to painkillers. 

Michael, your love and interest in that kind of music would have made you fit right in around that campsite. It was a beautiful lake with stunningly clear water. By day we fished, swam and water skied, by night we sang.
The same families seemed to come at that same week in August, and while we’d still be washing up the supper cooking pots and pans, they’d trickle by our camp on the way back from the toilets and ask when we were going to sing.

I can’t say I was an especially talented singer, but my voice never made birds fly out of the trees, either! 😊  My sister and I have similar voices. Sometimes our harmony would be so sweet, blend so well, that I got cold chills when we hit a few notes.
One of the songs I sang in front of a mike during a big bash and dance was, “I Can’t Stop Loving You.” I had such stage fright I nearly passed out. I have no idea if it was any good. All I heard was a roaring in my ears, with just enough of the band filtering through to stay in tune. I think. I hope.

Betty

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not mine, but i laughed.  Someone said they were trying to call Police because there was a street party on here street, and there was no response.

 

Someone suggested this:

 

 

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The Wind Cries Mary by Jimi Hendrix

Anarchy in the UK by Sex Pistols

5 Years by David Bowie

Wind of Change by The Scorpions 

 

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14 hours ago, Betty LaRue said:

Michael, your love and interest in that kind of music would have made you fit right in around that campsite. It was a beautiful lake with stunningly clear water. By day we fished, swam and water skied, by night we sang.
The same families seemed to come at that same week in August, and while we’d still be washing up the supper cooking pots and pans, they’d trickle by our camp on the way back from the toilets and ask when we were going to sing.

I can’t say I was an especially talented singer, but my voice never made birds fly out of the trees, either! 😊  My sister and I have similar voices. Sometimes our harmony would be so sweet, blend so well, that I got cold chills when we hit a few notes.
One of the songs I sang in front of a mike during a big bash and dance was, “I Can’t Stop Loving You.” I had such stage fright I nearly passed out. I have no idea if it was any good. All I heard was a roaring in my ears, with just enough of the band filtering through to stay in tune. I think. I hope.

Betty

 

As I said before a while back Betty, country music was huge in the country areas of Ireland when I was growing up. It was part of a social phenomenon when country people would mainly meet future husbands and wives in the dance halls that existed all over Ireland (including Northern Ireland) through the 50s and 60s. That mostly died out through the 70s but country music lives on there. 

 

As a city boy with very strong country roots (my father was born on a mountain farm in one of the most beautiful parts of Ireland and which is still in the family), I saw it from all sides growing up (blues, jazz, rock n roll, 60s pop, rock, traditional Irish music, American country). I have retained a love of Amerian roots  music throughout my life and that is in the broadest sense  - what is called Americana nowadays: bluegrass, country, blues and so on. 

 

I just bought myself a set of good headphones today in fact as I want to start listening to a lot more music without disturbing my wife who is at home all the time right now and also for use with my latest thing which I intend to focus a lot on during this pandemic - video making.

 

Anyway the first song I played through these new headphones was I''m So Lonesome by Hank Williams, as it has been going through my head since we have been talking about it. Wow! I'm not actually lonesome as I am with my lovely wife and talking to my lovely son every day but it blew me away. It has to be one of the most powerful songs about the human condition ever written. It sends shivers up and down my spine. I am not sure I could even play that if I had actually suffered recent bereavement like yourself. I would probably break down in tears. But then this is no time for holding back with a stiff upper lip. We need to let the thing go and enjoy every second we have. Best of luck to you in getting through this time. 

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