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Mar 31, 2020 - 1:13:15 PM
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chuckv97

Canada

49039 posts since 10/5/2013

Being in a pensive mood I dusted off an old favourite (notice the “u” in favourite, seeing as this is a Canuckian-penned tune ;-)
youtu.be/6bwipgshK6Q

Edited by - chuckv97 on 03/31/2020 13:15:55

Mar 31, 2020 - 1:39:23 PM
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1398 posts since 7/14/2004

Nice. Gordon and Red Shea would be pleased.

Mar 31, 2020 - 2:26:32 PM
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Chris Meakin

Australia

2899 posts since 5/15/2011

Lovely Chuck.

Is that the $300 guitar you bought recently in a parking lot, while observing correct social distance protocols?

Mar 31, 2020 - 3:05:58 PM

chuckv97

Canada

49039 posts since 10/5/2013

Thnx Chris & Sheen. Yup, that’s the one,,put new strings on it ystrdy. He threw them in with the deal. Needs a year of playing to open up,,its barely used.

Red Shea passed away a couple of years ago. He was so integral to Lightfoot's sound in the late 1960's ,early '70's.  He got off the road to take a job with Tommy Hunter's weekly TV show. 

Edited by - chuckv97 on 03/31/2020 15:08:52

Apr 17, 2020 - 3:48:01 PM
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3367 posts since 7/8/2010

Nice job, Chuck. Lots of memories with that song. I had a Sears Silvertone Hi Fi record player with two small split speakers in the mid sixties. The records I played were: Peter, Paul and Mary; Bob Dylan; Donovan and The Dillards. What a time for music.

Apr 17, 2020 - 6:41:59 PM
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bubbalouie

Canada

13728 posts since 9/27/2007

Chuck! You have to quit apologizing for writing in English. I don't think any one of our neighbours would harbour any bad feelings! 

Apr 17, 2020 - 6:57:17 PM
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130 posts since 1/7/2019

That’s beautiful Chuck.

Ahh, Gordon Lightfoot. I’ve seen him live twice, and I wore out the grooves on the Sundown LP and others. Sundown is a good song, but the rest of that LP? Some of the best songs of his career, IMO. Seven Island Suite, Is There Anyone Home, Carefree Highway, The Watchman. Haunting songs, but in a good way.

Edited by - SWT60 on 04/17/2020 18:59:09

Apr 17, 2020 - 8:36:11 PM
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Paul R

Canada

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Short but sweet, Chuck.

I saw Gord (with Red Shea and John Stockfish) at the Canadian Pavilion at Expo 67, May. Riding home on my motorbike, some doofus driver ran a stop sign and t-boned my right side and I graduated from uni on crutches.

Saw him again at Place des Arts in spring of '69. Rick Haynes played bass. When he was introduced, everyone (well, not exactly everyone) whispered, "Where's John Stockfish?"

Apr 18, 2020 - 3:58:51 AM
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Sounds great, Chuck.
Very nicely do(u)ne. ;~)

Apr 18, 2020 - 4:24:48 AM
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54457 posts since 12/14/2005

Nicely picked!

Some of Gordon's best lyrics are about choices and consequences,
Early Morning Rain
Steel Rail Blues
Summer Wages.

It was those songs which eventually got me to saying
"What has LIFE ever been ABOUT, other than choices and consequences?"

Apr 18, 2020 - 5:24:20 AM
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--"Summer Wages"

I think you've got the wrong Canuckian, Mike.
But then, I've always associated Summer Wages more with Tony Rice or David Bromberg than I have with Tyson... so, what do I know?

Apr 18, 2020 - 7:23:07 AM
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130 posts since 1/7/2019

Now he's traded off his Martin
But his troubles are not over
For his feet are almost frozen
And the sun is sinking low
Won't you listen to me brother
If you've ever loved your mother
Please pull off on the shoulder
If you're goin' Milwaukee way
It's 10 degrees and getting colder
Down by Boulder Dam today

Apr 19, 2020 - 1:46:10 AM
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2048 posts since 1/16/2010

Nice Chuck...Jerry Reed would appreciate that too. I always enjoy listening to your guitar playing.

Dow

Apr 24, 2020 - 2:41:07 PM
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chuckv97

Canada

49039 posts since 10/5/2013

If any of you finger pickers out there sometimes go to the dark side, I’ve written out a tab for it, old school style. I had a couple of requests for it after I posted it on a Facebook guitar group.


 

Apr 25, 2020 - 1:00:20 PM

3927 posts since 11/29/2005

Thanks for the tab, Chuck! I've tried and tried to figure parts of it out, but never gotten it to sound right, and just had to quit in some places. Now I have something to work for.

(I'll probably put it into Tabledit, so if you would like a pdf file or the tef file, let me know. I won't make it available to anybody else.)

Apr 25, 2020 - 7:34:53 PM

chuckv97

Canada

49039 posts since 10/5/2013

Thnx , Fred. Sure, that’s good of you...you can send it to me.

Apr 25, 2020 - 8:00:03 PM
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quote:
Originally posted by OldBlindGuy

--"Summer Wages"

I think you've got the wrong Canuckian, Mike.
But then, I've always associated Summer Wages more with Tony Rice or David Bromberg than I have with Tyson... so, what do I know?


My apologies to the entire Tyson family:

Ian, Cicely,   Mike, and Legs

Apr 25, 2020 - 8:12:41 PM
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chuckv97

Canada

49039 posts since 10/5/2013

quote:
Originally posted by mike gregory
quote:
Originally posted by OldBlindGuy

--"Summer Wages"

I think you've got the wrong Canuckian, Mike.
But then, I've always associated Summer Wages more with Tony Rice or David Bromberg than I have with Tyson... so, what do I know?


My apologies to the entire Tyson family:

Ian, Cicely,   Mike, and Legs


And, whoodathunkit, William ("just call me Bill") Tyson

"Known originally as Peach Grove, the area received the designation Tysons Crossroads after the Civil War.[10] William Tyson, a Maryland native from Cecil County, purchased a tract of land from A. Lawrence Foster.[11] Tyson served as postmaster of the now discontinued Peach Grove Post Office from 1854–1866. The Peach Grove Post Office was established on April 22, 1851.[12]"


 

Apr 26, 2020 - 6:35:59 AM
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DC5

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quote:
Originally posted by chuckv97

If any of you finger pickers out there sometimes go to the dark side, I’ve written out a tab for it, old school style. I had a couple of requests for it after I posted it on a Facebook guitar group.


Thanks for posting, give me something to work on during the shut down.

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