What is The Saddest Song You Know?

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    Summer skies and lullabies, nights we couldn't say goodbye....of all of the things that we knew, not a dream survived. I still can't sing the song without choking up. Croce sang Gunga Din (poem by Rudyard Kipling). I was reciting it to my wife the other evening and had to stop and dry my eyes.
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    I'm not going to wade through all 8 pages (so far) to see if this has been mentioned already, but...

    Surely, the saddest song of all is Spinal Tap's "Lick My Love Pump".

    After all, it's in D min which, as we all know, is the saddest of all keys.

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    Just a fantastic sad song.
     
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    My favourite sad song to play on acoustic guitar. Its a piano song but plays quite well on acoustic

     
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    If there's any such thing as triumphant sadness, this one has it:

     
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    Two more melancholic masterpieces by Sandy Denny and Nick Drake...




     
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    I mentioned this previously but here’s the video link. This is worse than the end of old yeller

     
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    Holy mother, where are you
    Tonight I feel broken in two
    I’ve seen the stars fall from the sky
    Holy mother can’t keep from crying
     
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    Eric Clapton ~ Give me strength

    Oh Lord give me strength to carry me on
     
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    Couldn’t find the link before.
     
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    John Mayall's 'Mists of Time' fits the bill for me, hauntingly sad. Give it a listen, you won't be sorry. hqdefault.jpg
     
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    This one was always a melancholy favorite, but after Brad Delp's suicide, the lyrics took on an entirely new meaning. I wonder how long he battled with depression before it took him down? It's almost a glimpse into the future.

     
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    Lou Reed, the Kids followed by Sad Song off his Berlin LP