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Leeder Lyr Req: Wreck of the Edmund Fitzgerald (Lightfoot (68* d) RE: Have you not heard of Gordon Lightfoot? 06 Nov 01


TonyK, "The Wreck..." has the same melody as the Irish song "Back Home in Derry". I'm not sure which song came first.

StevenG, the songs you mention are ones I think of as around the end of GL's "early period", before I started getting bored with his stuff. I agree with you entirely on those songs, and much of what he wrote previously.

Not that it matters, but I remember the Country Hoedown TV show when they announced that a young backup singer was leaving the show to go out on his own, and they gave him a solo spot. Yes, it was GL. I also remember "The TuTones", Gordon Lightfoot and Terry Whelan. Wish I'd bought their LP, it'd be a collector's item now. Lastly, my aunt, a music teacher in Orillia, prided herself that she gave Gordon his first music lessons. So much for name-dropping...


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