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CHAT And now, for no particular reason, what is your favorite ballad?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Dennis Olson View Post
    Glen Campbell - Wichita Lineman

    Rest In Peace Glen. We miss you.

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-HFCuBLAjXo
    I love this one too. It's Glen's best song, IMHO.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Dennis Olson View Post
    Another of my favorites:


    Bob Seger, Turn the Page




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    I'm with you there Dennis. Turn the Page is the best!
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    Ray Charles and Willie Nelson - Seven Spanish Angels



    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=x8A9Y1Dq_cQ

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    Another fav- 2 performances of "Father & Son" from Cat Stevens 44 years apart!

    Here he is as 'The Son'

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aJ7WPh5KtB4

    And as 'The Father'

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iolunbBnWx0

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    Still Loving You - Scorpions

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Pep6nREBpS8

    Therefore be ye also ready; for in such an hour as ye think not the Son of man cometh. Matt. 24:44

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    It was raining hard in Frisco, I needed one more fare to make my night
    A lady up ahead waved to flag me down....

    (Taxi & the sequel)


    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aeMX1JfqKuc

    It was somewhere in a fairytale I use to take her home in my car

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    Darby's Castle by Kris Kristofferson. It's on the "Silver Tongued Devil" album.
    Everything on that album is great.

    I saw him in concert around 1971 at Saratoga Performing arts. An outside theater.
    He came out on stage. His equiptment was malfunctioning, he got pissed off and threw something and stomped off stage. Came back on a few minutes later and gave a great concert. Sigh.... The good ole days, beer, cheap lawn tickets a dollar or so, too few cops to enforce drug laws and no trouble or violence just laid back fun.

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    Neil Young - Old Man and Heart of Gold (2fer)




    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zBFGkUmVkAs

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    I Remember You - Skid Row

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xa-y5RjL1vg
    Therefore be ye also ready; for in such an hour as ye think not the Son of man cometh. Matt. 24:44

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    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rSvlJe1mwlw
    watching the water, watching the coast
    Suddenly I know what I want the most

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    Neil Diamond - Solitary Man



    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ti2lJ8V0aX0

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    For a ballad I used to like this...
    Walter Brennens "Old River"

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=S0JsYKHTJlg
    Yesterday I was young, today I am old, tomorrow I'm dead, and the day after that I never was.

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    Neil Diamond - Love on the Rocks



    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MK5N6iPLrEs

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    He sings with that awesome band "The Band" on their farewell album. Great performance!

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    Matthew, Gunnar, and Sam Nelson sing "Garden Party", in tribute to their father




    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ShwSZtDdl3M

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    I recently reacquainted myself with this ballad. I like it much better now 30+ years later

    (So.Much.Talent.Here)


    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=M9BNoNFKCBI

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    Hah - just got by Tam's place and guess what?

    IIRC her CV includes seeing Andy perform it, too.
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    Tom Petty - Mary Jane’s Last Dance



    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_Ab8VnwqDY4

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    Quote Originally Posted by Cardinal View Post
    Marty Robbins- Big Iron. My all-time favorite



    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=999RqGZatPs
    +1 on Big Iron. Also, The Master's Call

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    "During times of universal deceit, telling the truth becomes a revolutionary act." George Orwell

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    (So.Much.Talent.Here)

    Wow! And they all look so young!

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    "Dark and difficult times lie ahead. Soon we will all face the choice between what is right, and what is easy."
    Dumbledore to Harry Potter, Goblet of Fire.

    Luke 21:36

    A people who no longer recognize sin and evil, are not a people who will recognize tyranny and despotism either. Invar

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    America Sister Golden Hair

    At peace in the arms of Jesus. RIP my love until we meet again.

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    Johnny Cash - I Want to Go Home



    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jQPyy23F1KY

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    mr bojangles nitty gritty dirt band


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    https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=C_ksYL26lZE
    Joan Baez, The Night they drove old Dixie Down. Diamonds and Rust is also excellent.

    https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=6o6zMPLcXZ8.
    Leonard Cohen, Suzanne

    https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=wUMZLFOXur4I
    Gordon Lightfoot, Bitter Green

    And yes, Wichita Lineman has to be up there.

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    Not really sure this is my favorite as I also have the Tear song by Burl near the top as does the Curmudgeon but...

    as far as "ballads" go I really liked this one and another for which I am currently searching:

    Mr. Shorty 4:59



    (searching for the other one)

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    Quote Originally Posted by Dash View Post
    Queen - Who Wants to Live Forever



    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_Jtpf8N5IDE
    Absolutely! I think Freddy Mercury knew his days were numbered, which made it even more poignant as the years have gone by. As used in the film, "Highlander", it was the perfect song.
    Your levity is good, it relieves tension and the fear of death.

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    Eureka! (I found it)

    Left wingers I know but I dearly loved the song (still do).

    We need some relief in these times of grief.

    PPM 3:11


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    Everyone one of the ballads listed are great,
    and mostly are from decades past.

    You all bez some old peoples for sure.

    Good tunes.

    Please be safe everyone, and please arm up.

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    unless you can prove it with your own research." Milton William Cooper

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    Not only my favorite ballad, my favorite song of all-time

    Savatage - When The Crowds Are Gone

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mv82_BvKjw0

    I don't know where the years have gone
    Memories can only last so long
    Like faded photographs, forgotten songs
    And the things I never knew
    When the skin is thin, the heart shows through
    Please believe me what I tell you is true

    Where's the light, turn then on again
    One more night to believe and then
    Another note for my requiem
    A memory to carry on
    The story's over when the crowds are gone

    All my friends have been crucified
    They made life a long suicide true
    Guess we never figured out the rules
    But I'm still alive and my fingers feel
    I'm gonna play on till the final reel's through
    And read the credits from a different view

    Where's the lights, turn them on again
    One more night to believe and then
    Another note for my requiem
    A memory to carry on
    The story's over when the crowds are gone

    When the crowds are gone
    And I'm all alone
    Playing a final song
    Now that the lights are gone
    Turn them on again
    One more time for me my friend
    Turn them on again
    I never wanted to know
    Never wanted to see
    I wasted my time till time wasted me
    Never wanted to go
    Always wanted to stay
    Cause the person I am are the parts that I play
    So I play and I plan
    And hope and I scheme
    To the lure of a night
    Filled with unfinished dreams
    And I'm holding on tight
    To a world gone astray

    As they charge me for years
    I can no longer pay

    And the lights
    Turn them off my friend
    And the ghosts
    Well just let them in
    Cause in the dark
    It's easier to see
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    Now one that I was looking up just now that was very emotional for me. Not just because of the song, but because of how old he was when he performed it for this video. Also, it was just him and a very old guitar. He talks for awhile at the beginning, which IMO is well worth listening to, but the song starts at the 3:50 mark or just after. Also worth noting is the audience’s reaction during the song. Reverent silence, recalling times gone by.

    Tom T. Hall - Old Dogs and Children



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    I'll have to think awhile for the absolute favorite, but this will do for now.

    Up On The Roof, The Drifters 1962

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7F_opWg9_qI
    Last edited by 1911user; 12-07-2017 at 01:21 PM.

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    Again for Christmas, a “duet” version of Roger Miller’s “Old Toy Trains”, which he wrote for his son, who sings the other part of this duet. He did this version as a tribute to his father after his death.

    Dean and Roger Miller - Old Toy Trains



    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2kwQGWXOkjM

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    Some of my favorites have already been mentioned (grew up on Johnny Horton and Marty Robbins -- I especially liked Marty's songs and still do). A couple I haven't seen mentioned are King of the Road -- no idea who the original artist was; Christmas 1915 (I like the version by Celtic Thunder); Home From the Sea (also by Celtic Thunder).

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  40. #80
    Just a few pop into my mind from the old college dance days in the early and mid '80's

    Hard to Say I'm Sorry- Chicago
    Hard Habit to Break- Chicago
    True- Spandau Ballet
    Still- The Commodores
    Easy- The Commodores
    Hello- Lionel Richie
    Three Times a Lady- The Commodores

    Some others from different decades

    Stay- Lisa Loeb and 9 Stories
    One- U2
    My Funny Valentine- Frank Sinatra (The Capitol Years w/ Nelson Riddle Orchestra)
    What Are You Listening To?- Chris Stapleton
    Stuck In a Moment You Cant Get Out Of- U2
    Rainbow Connection- Willie Nelson
    Angel Flying Too Close to the Ground- Willie Nelson

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