The Wreck of the Edmund Fitzgerald is right up there for me.
(1) Cats in the Cradle-Harry Chaplin
(2) Daniel-Elton John
(3) Candles in the Wind-Elton John
(4) I 'm Living in Shame-Diana Ross and the Supremes
(5) Somewhere My Love-From Dr. Zhivago
(6) This Used to be the Home of Johnnie Mae-Eddie Kendricks
(7) The Way We Were- Barbra Streisand
(8) MacArthur's Park-Richard Harris
(9) Stormy Weather-Lena Horne
(10) Strange Fruit-Billie Holiday
OK, Grace, you asked for it
"Put My Little Shoes Away" Woody Guthrie is one of THE saddest songs I've ever heard. My crazy mother, rest her soul, sang to me every night on the Murphy bed in our living room while giving me a sip from her bottle of Schlitz while we shared a plate of summer sausage and crackers between us in the bed. (I had a very eccentric mom).
I would cry at the song and my mom would say, "Do you want to hear it again, Honey?" I'd nod yes because I was too choked up to answer, but I did want to hear it again and again. It made me the crazy person I am today. Here it is from my memory: Be careful what you sing to your children
"Come now mother bathe my forehead, for I'm growing very weak;
Let one drop of water, Mother, fall upon my burning cheek
Tell my ever-loving playmates that I never more shall play
Give them all my toys, but Mother
Put my little shoes away.
Soon the baby will be larger and they'll fit his tiny feet
Won't he look so handsome, Mother
As he marches down the street?
You will do this mother won't you?
Put my little shoes away
Give my toys to all my playmates
But put my little shoes away.
You're welcome - for my role in depressing the bunch of readers here. At least I was able attach some meaning to this song and the 9/11 in a hub.
Nothing Compares 2U - Sinéad O Connor
I Can't Make You Love Me - Bonnie Raitt
Can You Stop The Rain - Peabo Bryson
Neither One of Us - Gladys Knight & The Pips
There's No Easy Way - James Ingram
Un-Break My Heart - Toni Braxton
Still - The Commodores
Ain't No Way - Aretha Franklin
These Arms Of Mine -Otis Redding
Cry together - The O'Jays
Extra Bonus - I Will Always Love You - Whitney Houston
dashingscorpio, I must say, I have a new view of you Given our diverse views per our comments about relationships, I'm a bit floored by your choice of songs. Much less the pragmatist than I assumed
Billie it's good to know I can still surprise people from time to time! This "Tin Man" has a heart after all! LOL!
Tears in Heaven by Eric Clapton. I think this song is especially sad because it was inspired by the death of Clapton's two year old child.
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