Mudcat Café message #462730 The Mudcat Café TM
Thread #34345   Message #462730
Posted By: GUEST
15-May-01 - 10:47 AM
Thread Name: Thoughts on Gordon Lightfoot
Subject: RE: BS: Thoughts on Gordon Lightfoot
This is a good thread.

It's my understanding that, despite a bit of dimished range and power, he's basically healthy, and doing more road work these past few years than ever.

I don't think I like touring or big crowds.

He's my son's favorite, his 21st birthday included a GL concert. He was not the only younger person there.

He played my request (& favorite GL tune)"Cherokee Bend" (well, actually several people requested it).

One of his more recent tunes, "I Used To Be A Country Singer"
has a wonderful chorus that goes:

And she said,
I used to be a country singer.
I could sing a mean Patsy Cline.
My husband, he could yodel like Wilf Carter.
Kitty Wells was a real good friend of mine.

I heard that and thought, like many I suppose,
"I know that person, I've met her a dozen times."

Well captured, Gord (well he might be a silent catter)!