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Corny / sentimental old song, but it gets you every time

Discussion in 'Music Corner' started by Alien Reg, Oct 20, 2021.

  1. 7solqs4iago

    7solqs4iago Forum Resident

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    No way, not gonna do it...
     
  2. 7solqs4iago

    7solqs4iago Forum Resident

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  3. Keith V

    Keith V Forum Resident

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    Cat’s in the Cradle


    And more recently SAD LISA by Yusuf/Cat Stevens
     
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  4. Alien Reg

    Alien Reg Forum Resident Thread Starter

    Most death songs are corny - but some are just too saccharine - e.g. "Ebony Eyes" by The Everlys does nothing for me. But Elvis' "Don't Cry Daddy" works.
     
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  5. Alien Reg

    Alien Reg Forum Resident Thread Starter

    I tend to agree - e.g. Richard Thompson's "The Old Changing Way" about the two brothers gets me every time - but corn it ain't.
     
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  6. Alien Reg

    Alien Reg Forum Resident Thread Starter

    Yup - the point is that it's understandable to be moved by a song that is corn-free and great. But I'm 62, and still heaving sobs at "Puff"... Maybe some psychoanalyst could explain it, but let's not go there...
     
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  7. BradOlson

    BradOlson Country/Christian Music Maven

    I love all 3 of these.
     
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  8. Amnion

    Amnion Forum Accident

    I will then.. Sister Morphine
     
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  9. BradOlson

    BradOlson Country/Christian Music Maven

    This is a folk classic
     
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  10. BradOlson

    BradOlson Country/Christian Music Maven

    A very sentimental song from the late 1980s that stirs up emotions for many by one of THE leading singer-songwriters of the new traditionalist country era:
     
  11. BradOlson

    BradOlson Country/Christian Music Maven

    Another great one:
     
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  12. BradOlson

    BradOlson Country/Christian Music Maven

    Another nice sentimental one from Dan Seals:
     
  13. Alien Reg

    Alien Reg Forum Resident Thread Starter

    Sorry - that one'll have me reaching for the sick bag, not the handkerchief!
     
  14. Carl Swanson

    Carl Swanson Forum Resident

    "Ole Buttermilk Sky," preferably sung by the composer.
     
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  16. BradOlson

    BradOlson Country/Christian Music Maven

     
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  17. BradOlson

    BradOlson Country/Christian Music Maven

    A great sentimental classic:
     
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  18. Alien Reg

    Alien Reg Forum Resident Thread Starter

    I love the song - and Bobbie Gentry was a genius for coming up with this kind of material - but I'm too much of an admirer to think of it as corny. But as someone further up said, a lot of people will think it's corny, so I guess I'll go along with it. I'm just delighted to hear from another person on the forum who likes this kind of stuff.
     
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  19. BradOlson

    BradOlson Country/Christian Music Maven

    Nothing corny about this, but this is a classic sentimental piece from a master of the sentimental pop song:
     
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  20. CliffL

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    I remember John singing this on the Smothers Brothers TV show.
     
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  21. hifisoup

    hifisoup @hearmoremusic

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    Alone Again (Naturally) by Gilbert O'Sullivan.


    In a little while from now
    If I'm not feeling any less sour
    I promise myself to treat myself
    And visit a nearby tower
    And climbing to the top
    Will throw myself off
    In an effort to
    Make it clear to whoever
    Wants to know what it's like when you're shattered
    Left standing in the lurch at a church
    Were people saying, My God, that's tough
    She stood him up
    No point in us remaining
    We may as well go home
    As I did on my own
    Alone again, naturally
    To think that only yesterday
    I was cheerful, bright and gay
    Looking forward to who wouldn't do
    The role I was about to play
    But as if to knock me down
    Reality came around
    And without so much as a mere touch
    Cut me into little pieces
    Leaving me to doubt
    Talk about, God in His mercy
    Oh, if he really does exist
    Why did he desert me
    In my hour of need
    I truly am indeed
    Alone again, naturally
    It seems to me that
    There are more hearts broken in the world
    That can't be mended
    Left unattended
    What do we do
    What do we do
    Alone again, naturally
    Looking back over the years
    And whatever else that appears
    I remember I cried when my father died
    Never wishing to hide the tears
    And at sixty-five years old
    My mother, God rest her soul
    Couldn't understand why the only man
    She had ever loved had been taken
    Leaving her to start
    With a heart so badly broken
    Despite encouragement from me
    No words were ever spoken
    And when she passed away
    I cried and cried all day
    Alone again, naturally
    Alone again, naturally
    Source: Musixmatch
    Songwriters: O Sullivan Raymond / O Sullivan Gilbert
    Alone Again (Naturally) lyrics © Grand Upright Music Ltd
     
  22. drad dog

    drad dog Overstaying

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    I saw a rerun. IIRC the same show had Mason Williams doing Classical Gas and Dion doing Abraham Martin and John. All three Grammy winners.
     
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  23. vivatones

    vivatones Forum Resident

    “I Wonder, Do You Think Of Me” - Keith Whitley
     
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  24. BradOlson

    BradOlson Country/Christian Music Maven

    Another sentimental classic:
     
  25. CliffL

    CliffL Forum Resident

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    Yep, I loved that show, my whole family used to watch it. I'm pretty sure I saw the Who when they were on...I was about 11 at the time.
     

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