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Friday random ten: In memoriam

In honor of Memorial Day on Monday, here are ten songs that I thought were fitting:

1. The Green Fields of France – Ceili’s Muse
2. Another Man’s Cause – SixMileBridge
3. War – Bruce Springsteen
4. Goodnight, Saigon – Billy Joel
5. 7 O’Clock News/Silent Night – Simon and Garfunkel
6. Fighting For Strangers – Flying Fish Sailors
7. The Minstrel Boy – Enter The Haggis
8. The Band Played Waltzing Matilda – Eric Bogle
9. Patriot’s Duty – Gordon Lightfoot
10. Battle Hymn of the Republic – The Sun Harbor’s Chorus

What songs do you have that are appropriate for the occasion?

Entire song list report: Started with “How Long Do I Have To Wait For You?”, by Sharon Jones & The Dap-Kings. Finished somewhat serendipitously with “I Have Come To Take My Boy Home”, by Jiggernaut, which is song #2196 and which would fit in with the list above just fine. That’s 108 songs this week. The last H song was “Hypnotized”, by Eddy “The Chief” Clearwater. The first I song depended on whether you were looking in iTunes or on the iPod. On the former, it was “I’d Love To Change The World”, by Ten Years After. On the latter, which is what I actually heard, it was “I Ain’t Even Satisfied”, by John Mellencamp. You wouldn’t think there’d be a disagreement between these two things on how to do alphabetical order, but there you have it.

Ripping vinyl report: Added “Winwood and Friends”, an album that features a young Steve Winwood and, um, some friends of his, mostly bluesmen. I’m pretty sure this is a Greg Wythe album that got mixed in with mine back when he was going to do some of this for me. It’s pretty good, too. Thanks, Greg!

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  1. Linkmeister says:

    The Ballad of Ira Hayes – Johnny Cash
    Bang the Drum Slowly – Emmylou Harris
    Beyond the Great Divide – Emmylou Harris
    Candle in the Wind – Elton John
    The Drums of War – Jackson Browne
    Fortunate Son – Creedence Clearwater Revival
    I Am a Patriot – Jackson Browne
    My City of Ruins – Bruce Springsteen
    Pie Jesu – Sarah Brightman
    The Night They Drove Old Dixie Down – The Band

  2. Greg Wythe says:

    Heh … that was one of mine. Feel free to hang onto it, though. I picked it up a few years back at the shop next to the Continental Club on the hunch that it might be a rare find. Turns out it isn’t. But you can do no wrong listening to early Steve Winwood.

  3. Cb says:

    Keep Right on to the end of the Road by Harry Lauder, It’s a Long Way to Tipperary and Keep the Home Fires Burning.