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Feb 11, 2020 - 3:10:41 PM
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53887 posts since 12/14/2005

Started rehearsal for the spring concert series with the Golden Tones senior chorus.
We're adding Rogers & Hammerstein's "You'll Never Walk Alone".
Started singing it, and for reasons I cannot explain, I got choked up so emotionally, I was unable to sing.

The song itself was never part of of any significant funeral, wedding, graduation, whatever.
I guess it's just a fine example of a song that really delivers a punch.

What songs do that to you folks?

Feb 11, 2020 - 3:15:41 PM
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Mooooo

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The opening theme to Rawhide always gets me a little teary-eyed.

Edited by - Mooooo on 02/11/2020 15:20:08

Feb 11, 2020 - 3:19:27 PM

Texasbanjo (Moderator)

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23934 posts since 8/3/2003

I have several and usually there's a reason for being so emotional about a song.

Teardrops Falling in the Snow is one that I cannot sing all the verses because it'll get to me every time.

There's a few that Dave and I used to sing and play together that still choke me up at times.

Emotions are funny and sometimes something hits you hard and you really didn't expect it and don't know why it did.

Edited by - Texasbanjo on 02/11/2020 15:21:16

Feb 11, 2020 - 3:39:27 PM
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Chris Meakin

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quote:
Originally posted by Mooooo

The opening theme to Rawhide always gets me a little teary-eyed.


I used to watch this as a kid, but I never noticed just how clean and well-pressed their clothes are in the opening scene.

Feb 11, 2020 - 3:42:58 PM
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Chris Meakin

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2776 posts since 5/15/2011

Some opera can choke me up (in a good way). Some singers have near perfect voices (to me), especially this gent (RIP).

Edited by - Chris Meakin on 02/11/2020 15:43:17

Feb 11, 2020 - 3:49:35 PM
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chuckv97

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This one did just yesterday,,,someone posted it on FB. A beauty, with a tinge of sadness/longing that Iā€™m a sucker for. (or as my long-suffering English teacher, Mrs. Lindsay, would sternly correct, ā€œ...for which I am a sucker.ā€)

youtu.be/wIomLzwaygQ

Feb 11, 2020 - 3:58:14 PM
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Mooooo

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If Mrs. Lindsay knew anything about English grammar, she would know that a preposition is a perfectly fine word to end a sentence with.

Feb 11, 2020 - 4:02:12 PM
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53887 posts since 12/14/2005

Hey, good one by the Kruger Bothers.
had to look up the lyrics, because MY ears heard him singing
"And I can see her reflection in every ICE BOAT in the bay..."

 

Here are the REAL words: https://www.musixmatch.com/lyrics/Kruger-Brothers/Forever-and-a-Day

Feb 11, 2020 - 4:09:14 PM
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chuckv97

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Ya Mike,,but, but, but,they spelled ice FLOE wrong

Feb 11, 2020 - 4:15:07 PM
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bubbalouie

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I'm a new fan of the Kruegar Bros. They've been endorsed by Doc Watson. That's good enough for me!

I thought that was a Down East accent.

Feb 11, 2020 - 4:16:49 PM
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There are a few songs that choke me up, always related with bad experience.

Agur Jaunak (Goodbye sir), is a basque very old song, a farewell song, even Bruce Springsteen and The Kelly Family made a version years ago. In my family as in others, we use to listen it at church, when somebody dies, for example my father. That song make me feel very sad.

A Thousand Miles From Nowhere Dwight Yoakam

Edited by - Aitor Eneko on 02/11/2020 16:20:10

Feb 11, 2020 - 4:22:51 PM
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Chris Meakin

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quote:
Originally posted by Aitor Eneko

There are a few songs that choke me up, always related with bad experience.

Agur Jaunak (Goodbye sir), is a basque very old song, a farewell song, even Bruce Springsteen and The Kelly Family made a version years ago. In my family as in others, we use to listen it at church, when somebody dies, for example my father. That song make me feel very sad.

A Thousand Miles From Nowhere Dwight Yoakam


I have that on a CD by Oldarra, who are one of my all-time favourite male choirs

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=W9tU3lISlnw

I especially like their rendition of Maitia Nun Zira https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IKS-Mq8gHBE

Feb 11, 2020 - 4:26:31 PM
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quote

I have that on a CD by Oldarra, who are one of my all-time favourite male choirs

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=W9tU3lISlnw

I especially like their rendition of Maitia Nun Zira https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IKS-Mq8gHBE



You know it!!, that is fantastic!! Oldarra is a very good Choir.

If you like basque music, there is a new band that is recording irish traditional songs in basque, and the result is amaizing. Contact if you have interest. Excuse for Off topic.

Feb 11, 2020 - 4:36:04 PM
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chuckv97

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quote:
Originally posted by bubbalouie

I'm a new fan of the Kruegar Bros. They've been endorsed by Doc Watson. That's good enough for me!

I thought that was a Down East accent.


Jonny5 and I saw them in Cochrane, Alberta about 6 years ago,, in a packed house church. They were spellbinding.  Jens had just written a piece on chamber music with banjo  after they were at the Banff Centre for the Arts.

Feb 12, 2020 - 3:30:12 AM
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OM45GE

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94708 posts since 11/7/2007

I always thought Bruce Springsteen’s “Terry’s Song” was a lovely and moving tribute to a departed friend. Then one of my two closest friends was killed in a small plane crash a few years ago. My other friend and I sang it at his service with his Gibson Hummingbird on a stand between us. I sang through tears and still have trouble getting through the song without choking up.

Terry’s Song
 

Feb 12, 2020 - 11:47:09 AM
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3190 posts since 7/8/2010

George Jones singing The Grand Tour and The Last Thing on my Mind sung by the Everly Bros. They couldn't get through it as much as they tried.

Feb 12, 2020 - 5:22:07 PM

187 posts since 2/15/2015

Whenever I go to one of those big military tattoos, with the bagpipes and the Brass Band the the drum lines. And they come out at the very beginning all the participants. And they do a couple epic theme songs , I get a little choked up.

Feb 13, 2020 - 6:48:52 AM
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carlb

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2054 posts since 12/16/2007

Tear Down the Fences - Ole Belle Reed
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vP-sE6eE2uA

At the First Fall of Snow - Hank Williams
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yU6YEXztMd0

Feb 13, 2020 - 10:46:27 AM

3908 posts since 11/29/2005

As I age I find that more songs "get to me" to the point I have a hard time (often impossible time) finishing them.

Two that I can think of off the top of my head right now are "Taps" (a -real- bugle will destroy me) & "Amazing Grace" on the pipes.

And, no, not due to Armed Forces service, but probably from my time with the Fire Department.

Feb 13, 2020 - 2:54:30 PM
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1988 posts since 1/16/2010

"I still can't say goodbye" by Chet Atkins, rare performance of him singing about his dad.

Feb 15, 2020 - 8:28:46 AM
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RB3

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624 posts since 4/12/2004

I just about gag whenever I hear Rap music, so any songs from that genre would qualify. "Rap music" is, however, my favorite oxymoron.

Feb 15, 2020 - 9:46:17 AM
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Paul R

Canada

12426 posts since 1/28/2010

That song about the Heimlich Maneuver. Chokes me up every time.

Feb 15, 2020 - 11:35:38 AM

3902 posts since 10/18/2007

The Irish tune Salley Garden with words by Yeats.

Mar 4, 2020 - 6:22:41 PM

526 posts since 11/21/2018

"I Drive Your Truck". Great modern country songwriting. I tear up everytime I hear it even after a couple of years:
google.com/search?client=safar...&oe=UTF-8   Although* I recommend listening to a version without the video (or this one) before watching. The lyrics themselves slowly unfold the story in such a crafstman like way it's almost a shame to not just listen lst.

Edited by - northernbelle on 03/04/2020 18:25:13

Mar 10, 2020 - 12:15:28 PM

8 posts since 11/8/2017

Eric Clapton's Tears in heaven

Mar 10, 2020 - 3:07:59 PM

Buddur

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