Friday, November 13, 2020

Friday Music: Mandolin Wind

I checked the weather forecast and saw that we're in for quite a bit of rain. Not as much as my brother in Virginia, though, where they got over four inches on Wednesday. The thought of rain made me start singing this song that begins, "When the rains came I thought you'd leave, because I knew how much you loved the sun..." I'm sure you all know this song, but we found it so lovely to listen to again. Been nearly 50 years since we first heard it. I hope it takes your mind off of the pandemic that is raging again, and the crazy man in the White House who has never stopped raging. Music... ah it's why we listen.

24 comments:

  1. Wow. I remember this song so well. Makes me feel really old when you say it's been around nearly 50 years!!

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    1. Dr. Michelle-- I checked Wikipedia and it surprised me when it said it was first on an album in 1973. I did not expect that.

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  2. It’s been rainy here too. I do love the rain. Makes it easier to stay in, which it seems we must do for a bit longer.

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    1. 37paddington-- Rainy here and big winds. We're staying in and listening to music.

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  3. Love that the sun returned here today. I am definitely a fair weather gal.

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    1. Barbara-- We may not see the sun for a while. We're in for some real winter weather here.

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  4. All new to me but I love it.

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  5. How about "Don't let the rain come down" or "I love a rainy night"? Got any songs for snow?

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    1. Red-- Songs for snow... mmm... how about "Let It Snow."
      Our weather outside is frightful
      But the fire is so delightful
      And since we've got no place to go,
      Let it snow, let it snow, let it snow!

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  6. Thank you. That is beautiful and does bring back memories from 50 years ago. I was only vaguely aware of this song at that time, only hearing it on my car radio, truly not hearing the lyrics then, but I do remember the sound of it and the heartening feelings it gave me in a dark time.

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    1. am-- It was good to be reminded of this song by the weather report. It is a lovely song of love.

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  7. always love your selections. raining here today.

    Trump is done, demoralized and depressed, worried about being arrested.

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    1. ellen-- I am so glad you love the music. Thank you for that.
      I wish Trump would exit the stage and go straight to prison where he belongs.

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  8. Thank you, we needed that. Closed my eyes, tapped my heels and smiled. Ahhh.

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    1. Patti-- It's always good to listen to good music!

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  9. Is there any evidence Orange Man listens to music? If so, what? The Nazis favoured Horst Wessel Lied but I doubt it would appeal: it's in a foreign language and OM frequently has difficulty with the one he was born to. Also it's about a hero figure and in OM's world there's only one of those.

    In the opera Tosca, Baron Scarpia, the corrupt chief of police, is very nasty towards the eponymous heroine. OM might well enjoy Scarpia's aria GiĆ , mi dicon venal (Yes, they say I am venal). Might sing it with gusto.

    Just a passing thought..

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    1. Roderick-- I don't think OM does anything but conspire to commit more crimes. If there was a song about that, he might be singing and dancing to it. Now I'm going to see if there was any music about crime lords.

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  10. That was pleasant! Such great guitar/banjo work! Thanks for sharing that!

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    1. EllenD-- So glad you liked it. It's a pleasant oldie!

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  11. Thank you so much for this song today. For some reason, my original comment didn't appear.

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    1. am-- I found your comment and published it. Thank you for stopping by and checking!

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  12. One of my favourites. It shows what gifted musicians both are. And I have always been fascinated by the background of Ron Wood, his gypsy heritage. (more here: https://www.theguardian.com/music/2007/aug/26/popandrock.art)

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    1. Sabine-- I had no idea about Ron Wood's life. I just found some photos of his art on line. Some people are so talented on so many levels. It's wild! Thank you for the link. So glad you liked this song.

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