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What is The Saddest Song You Know?

Discussion in 'Sidewinders Bar & Grille' started by RnR Nolan, Feb 16, 2019.

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    Soon after Seasons In The Sun was a hit, the UK music press got all worked up about the question of whether the singer really was "about to die". When it turned out that he wasn't, some people got quite upset about it.

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    My Dad's last request before expiring was for us to put his Pipes and Drums CD on. he took his last breath to a Pipe and Drum version of Mull of Kintyre.

     
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    An adagio keeps the same tempo. Not the same emotional rollercoaster as the full Opus 27 in C# Minor. But it does fit as a sad sounding tune.

    The thing I love about Moonlight Sonata (as well as most Beethoven) is that he hooks you right out of the gate melodically and with his emotional content. Gifted he was. :)
     
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    this one...expressing the deepest loss of someone...how your mind tries to keep them alive

     
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    Like you say, he hooks you in big time in the first two movements then hits you with that 3rd movement, almost orgasmic:whistling:

    Another favourite of mine is Wagner's Pilgrims Chorus; starts off sweet and low and just keeps building...although I don't think orgasmic would be an apt term in this case.
     
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    One of my favorite artists of them all is Chris Cornell. He wrote a lot of sad songs, this is just one, beautiful song btw and very interesting chord progressions.

     
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    One I forgot until I pulled the lp album out today by accident is Gregg Allman’s cover of Jackson Browne’s Adam’s Song. Mr. Allman, what I called him the day we met in 2007 on Tybee, chose the song because of his brother Duane. “Allman told Southern Blood producer Don Was that he selected Browne's track for the record because a key lyric ("still, it seems he stopped singing in the middle of his song") reminded him of his late brother, Duane Allman. But an emotional Gregg "wasn't able to finish the verse," Was said. "He never got the last two lines. I know he was thinking about his brother. We all decided, 'Let's not fix it.'"

    Listen in at 4:20 you will quickly hear Mr. Allman struggle through the verse.




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    There you go
     
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    Stella Blue



    All the years combine
    They melt into a dream
    A broken angel sings
    From a guitar
    In the end there's just a song
    Comes crying like the wind
    Through all the broken dreams
    And vanished years
    Stella Blue
    When all the cards are down
    There's nothing left to see
    There's just the pavement left
    And broken dreams
    In the end there's still that song
    Comes crying like the wind
    Down every lonely street
    That's ever been
    Stella Blue
    I've stayed in every blue-light cheap hotel
    Can't win for trying
    Dust off those rusty strings just
    One more time
    Gonna make em shine
    It all rolls into one
    And nothing comes for free
    There's nothing you can hold
    For very long
    And when you hear that song
    Come crying like the wind
    It seems like all this life
    Was just a dream
    Stella Blue
     
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    Reminds me of Suzie 1970, the girl not the song

     
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    A guilty pleasure of mine
     
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    There's something about old girlfriends and unrequited love.
     
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    I was going mention both of those John Prine songs.

    Every time I try to play and sing "Hello In There" I lose it when the chorus comes.
     
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    Dan Folgelberg's Same Auld Lang Syne
    and...
    The Navy Hymn.

    And then there's one I don't like to think about by Clapton. I can't imagine ... I simply can't imagine.
     
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    Timi Yuro could really pull your heart strings.



     
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    The Leader of the Band is pretty sad.
     
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