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What's your saddest songs?

Postby Squiffy » Wed 18 Feb 2004 20:46 GMT

Just thought we could have a little poll.

What are the two songs that make you cry?

Mine?

1. Honey by Bobby Goldsboro

2. Have you ever been in love? - Leo Sayer
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Postby SSue » Thu 19 Feb 2004 00:03 GMT

I know Abide With Me is classed as a hymn, but it still moves me deeply, and we won't split hairs, will we? :)

My second choice (changed my mind here) is
I Will Remember You by Sarah McLaughlin

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Postby Victor » Thu 19 Feb 2004 00:27 GMT

Feelings by hummm???? forgotten
Dreams by Fleetwod Mac.

They dont make me cry, but I do drift away with them.
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Postby Graeme » Thu 19 Feb 2004 00:33 GMT

Does Leo Sayer make you sad because of the song, or because he can't sing? Wild cats scratching on perspex might sound a little better IMHO :lol:
I did score heavily once to one of his songs "When I need you" for which I'll always be grateful :D but sad?????
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Postby Terry » Thu 19 Feb 2004 10:24 GMT


Just thought we could have a little poll.

What are the two songs that make you cry?

Mine?

1. Honey by Bobby Goldsboro

2. Have you ever been in love? - Leo Sayer


Squiffs you are surely having a laugh here! The only conceivable way I can imagine songs by Mr Orange or the clown clad one making people cry is if the records were broken in half and the pointy bits inserted into the eyeballs!!
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Postby Kay » Thu 19 Feb 2004 12:51 GMT

LOL! Some great insults in here. :lol:

Songs that make me cry? Hmmm.

Puff The Magic Dragon. :oops:

Can't think of another one. I'll post later if I do.

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Postby Not-Lorna » Thu 19 Feb 2004 14:33 GMT

Kay wrote:Puff The Magic Dragon
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Postby Squiffy » Thu 19 Feb 2004 14:35 GMT

Terry wrote:

Just thought we could have a little poll.

What are the two songs that make you cry?

Mine?

1. Honey by Bobby Goldsboro

2. Have you ever been in love? - Leo Sayer


Squiffs you are surely having a laugh here! The only conceivable way I can imagine songs by Mr Orange or the clown clad one making people cry is if the records were broken in half and the pointy bits inserted into the eyeballs!!


No, I am being serious (for once:O)
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Postby Dwarfie » Thu 19 Feb 2004 18:17 GMT

The saddest songs I’ve ever heard are…

“Nobody’s child” by ????? My dad used to sing it all the time when I was a kid. Anyone know who it was?

and

“Casey” by John Denver

Both are guaranteed to have me bawling within seconds :cry: :cry:
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Postby Not-Lorna » Thu 19 Feb 2004 19:56 GMT

Dwarfie wrote:The saddest songs I’ve ever heard are…

“Nobody’s child” by ????? My dad used to sing it all the time when I was a kid. Anyone know who it was?


Billy Fury, but I've only heard it sung by whiney, drunken, nazal Scots.
'Noooooooooooooobooooooooooooooody's chiiiiiiiyuld.....' :roll: Now that's really sad.

If we're really scraping the bottom of the barrel here I guess that along with Puff the Magic Dragon I'd have to add My Grandfather's Clock. :cry:
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Postby chabrenas » Thu 19 Feb 2004 20:04 GMT

Right, Dwarfie. Now we're cookin' with gas. I've never heard either of the singers Squiffs mentions, but here are my two suggestions:

- There's a Man Goin' Round, Takin' Names
- Hard Time Blues

Various singers, but I think the ones I remember best were both Leadbelly recordings.

I have a soft spot for Enya, too - because we played it in the car on the way to scattering a friend's husband's ashes in a Scottish stream.

None of these has actually made me cry, but I think I was tearful as a kid during the final scene of Davy Crockett, (with Custer at Little Big Horn?)accompanied by The Black Hills of Dakota.

Don't get me wrong - films often bring tears to my eyes, but not the songs by themselves.

Funny how the mind eventually digs things out. My earliest memory of a tear-jerking song was 'Come Back, Paddy, Come Back' in Coral Island. I remember that film in colour, but I suspect it was actually black & white...

Wonder if anyone here is old enough to know the film I'm talking about. must have been in the late 1940s!
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Postby Kay » Thu 19 Feb 2004 20:10 GMT

This is a great thread, as are many in the HoF. I'd like to move it over to Chinwags to give it a wider audience. Sorry if you think I'm stealing your thunder, Squiffs, but not everyone will find this gem if we leave it here in the HoF.

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Postby Graeme » Fri 20 Feb 2004 00:25 GMT

After a bit of thought (although I have to admit not very much) I came up with:
"Wishing you were somehow here again" from the Phantom of the Opera more for the sentiment than for the melody and perhaps a good rendition of "Ave Maria" which Charlotte Church (the pubescent caterwauler) does a fairly good job, and I believe Sarah Brightman does it rather well also.
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I still can't get over the Leo Sayer idea though; it must be a clown thing :lol:

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Postby Carrington » Fri 20 Feb 2004 00:58 GMT

Personally, I CAN understand the Leo Sayer choice - my own choices tho would be :

Everley Bros. "I wonder if you'll care as much"
Because of the time and people around me when it came out.

Pat Boone: LoveLetters in the Sand

the latter a toss up between Old Shep!!
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Postby Carrington » Fri 20 Feb 2004 00:59 GMT

PS...and any slow Johnny Mathis song!!!
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