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Thread #34345   Message #463235
Posted By: GUEST,khandu
15-May-01 - 08:26 PM
Thread Name: Thoughts on Gordon Lightfoot
Subject: RE: Thoughts on Gordon Lightfoot
Ah, one of my all-time favorites. Never seen him live. I saw him on PBS recently and he did look very gaunt. I was concerned abiut his health.

I have enjoyed him since the late sixties. "For Lovin' Me" made me a fan.

Some time back I heard Christie Moore doing "Back Home in Derry" and beleived it to have been a very old song. I was disappointed in Gord for having stolen the tune and using it in "Edmund Fitz.".

When seeking the lyrics for "Back Home...", I was rather surprised and pleased that it was written by Gordon Lightfoot.

Great singer and songwriter. He deserves and has my utmost respect.