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A Few Songs from My Life

Day 254

In no particular order, a few important songs from my life.

My Mom loved The Browns, so I learned to love them, too.

 

This song always gets to me. And I cannot really tell you why.

 

Ahhh – Cat Stevens. Lyrics will always get me.

 

Another Cat Stevens – it was my era. This is because of lyrics and guitar. Love it so much.

 

I heard Johnny Cash sing this live in an appearance with The Highwaymen and I cried. This version is live from Folsom Prison.

 

Love the harmonies and love the lyrics. I would not be mad if this was played at my funeral.

 

I have quite a mix of music that plays in the jukebox in my head. Rock, Jazz, Broadway, Instrumental, Motown, Soul, Folk, Country, Pop — you name it. The songs above always rise to the top, though.

If you listened to all these, I am amazed. For me, it’s easy because they are a big part of who I am. Maybe not everyone’s cup of tea, though.

That’s all I ‘ve got tonight. Time to hit the sack.

 

 

 

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12 thoughts on “A Few Songs from My Life”

  1. Maggie, I played them all. I love how moments of our lives connect with songs, or pieces of music, hence my large selection of ‘Significant Songs’ on my blog, which mean different things to me, for various reasons.
    Cat Stevens wrote some great lyrics. This is my personal favourite of his, though I prefer the version by a young Linda Lewis.

    The lyrics are so nostalgic, and we can all find something in them.

    Remember the days of the old schoolyard
    We used to laugh a lot
    Don’t you remember the days of the old schoolyard
    Oh, when we had imaginings and we had
    All kinds of things and we laughed
    And needed love… yes, I do
    Ooh, and I will always love you
    Remember the days of the old schoolyard
    We used to laugh a lot
    Don’t you remember the days of the old schoolyard
    Oh, when we had simplicity and we had
    Warm toast for tea and we laughed
    And needed love… yes, I do
    Ooh, and I will always love you
    Remember the days of the old schoolyard
    We used to cry a lot
    Don’t you remember the days of the old schoolyard
    Ooh ooh oh oooh yeahhh
    Where we always play
    Kids doing a sweet, sweet way
    Nobody, nobody but us
    Playing the dirt, doctor and nurse
    Nobody, nobody could see
    We learn to be free, to learn about love
    All about love
    You were my first sweet love
    My love, love lovely dove
    Inside my childlike dreams
    Like King and I’ll be a Queen
    Though time may fade
    It’s never too late to learn about love
    Remember the days of the old schoolyard
    We used to laugh a lot (remember)
    Don’t you remember the days of the old schoolyard
    When we had imaginings
    Remember the days of the old schoolyard
    We used to laugh a lot (oh rememeber)
    Don’t you remember the days of the old schoolyard
    And we had all kinds of things
    Rememebe the days of the old schoolyard
    We used to cry a lot (oh remember)
    Don’t you remember the days of the old schoolyard
    When we had simplicity
    Remember the days of the old schoolyard
    We used to laugh a lot (oh remember)
    Don’t you remember the days of the old schoolyard
    And we had warm toast for tea
    Remember the days of the old schoolyard
    We used to cry a lot (oh remember)
    Don’t you remember the days of the old schoolyard
    Songwriters: CAT STEVENS / YUSUF ISLAM

    Best wishes as always, Pete.

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    1. That is a great song, Pete. I had not heard the Linda Lewis version, but I can see why you like it. Songs like this can really take us back to a different place and time.

      Lyrics for me are magical. I love to write, but I do not have any songs in me. That is a talent I never possessed, but one I appreciate so much. I always look to see who wrote songs. It is pretty amazing to find some unexpected songwriters on very familiar songs.

      Thank you for reminding me about this song. Hope it’s a good day, Pete.

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    1. It does, Dan. Songs trigger so many memories. That grouping was very nostalgic for me. I will at some point share the songs I like that were a direct influence from my children. They, too, taught me to appreciate other genres of music.

      When I taught school, my students were from a very urban environment. They influenced me as well. I love being open to experience new music. There is very little I do not like.

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  2. I looove music. Cat Stevens’ Moon Shadow, Very Young, and others he sang are so beautiful. The harmonies by Crosby, Stills, and Nash (and with Young) Joni Mitchell, Judy (name escapes me), and Joan Baez. So many others…I heard a singer on TV last night who really moved me…can I remember who? Nope. What show did I see this marvel at? No idea, but I’ll get it.
    Music is all through my life. My baby sister just got on at the Dallas Symphony Choir. Both will benefit from her participation. 🙂

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