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Lyr Req: Montana Song---maybe???

GUEST,bekintex@swbell.net 10 Mar 01 - 11:08 PM
Sorcha 10 Mar 01 - 11:16 PM
Sorcha 11 Mar 01 - 12:03 AM
Sorcha 11 Mar 01 - 12:13 AM
Amos 11 Mar 01 - 01:18 AM
Sorcha 11 Mar 01 - 01:20 AM
Amos 11 Mar 01 - 01:22 AM
Amos 11 Mar 01 - 01:27 AM
Sorcha 11 Mar 01 - 01:27 AM
Sorcha 11 Mar 01 - 01:47 AM
Allan C. 11 Mar 01 - 09:59 AM
Jim Dixon 15 Jun 02 - 11:02 PM
GUEST,# 05 Apr 21 - 08:17 PM
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Subject: Montana Song---maybe???
From: GUEST,bekintex@swbell.net
Date: 10 Mar 01 - 11:08 PM

Help!

There's a song that keeps running through my brain. I think it was a John Miles song---

the only thing I can recall are the words:

Leanther with the gentle name...

For some strange reason, I think it was called the Montana Song, but I can't find out for sure. Any help or suggestions you could provide would be greatly appreciated.


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Montana Song---maybe???
From: Sorcha
Date: 10 Mar 01 - 11:16 PM

See this thread (click) while I go searching.


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Montana Song---maybe???
From: Sorcha
Date: 11 Mar 01 - 12:03 AM

I am REALLY frustrated here......I know Leander was a minor Greek mythological figure, but I can't find anything anywhere! Not even in my hardbound encyclopedia! All I can find on line are references to Leander, Texas. "Prairie Song" and Bill Staines didn't help either. HELP!!


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Montana Song---maybe???
From: Sorcha
Date: 11 Mar 01 - 12:13 AM

He got turned into a swan? Something about swans.....maybe not Greek? aaarrggghhh!


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Montana Song---maybe???
From: Amos
Date: 11 Mar 01 - 01:18 AM

Being turned into a swan was the fate of L-some-thing-else...not Leanther. Or maybe it was Zeus as a swan who seduced Leia. I have a hard time keeping all these falsehoods straight!!

A


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Montana Song---maybe???
From: Sorcha
Date: 11 Mar 01 - 01:20 AM

Big fat help, Amos. Send Barky to bed, LOL! (does she mind better than Kate does?, grin)


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Montana Song---maybe???
From: Amos
Date: 11 Mar 01 - 01:22 AM

"David Ackles. Over the time between, I've longed for him to resurface. I guess, some things are just not meant to be. Thorough addiction to early Ackles, presupposes that you are already in a fit of near terminal depression. The vein being a hairs breadth away from the blade. Having set the scenario, Ackles is the definitive cure. The guy obviously drew great inspiration and sustenance from being buried somewhere below the bottom of the heap. From Ackles' Elektra debut, who dares forget the classic duo of "The Road To Cairo" (the song was covered way back when by Julie Driscoll/Brian Auger, after they charted with Dylan's "This Wheel's On Fire") and "Down River." Conversely, there was the ecstatic excess of "What A Happy Day." Furnishing your aural passages with top flight misery, was like water off a duck's back to Ackles. "Subway To The Country" continued in much the same vein, with "Candyman" and "Inmates Of The Institution" being particular sources of inspiration drawn from desperation and in the case of the former, degradation. "That's No Reason To Cry" was his tilt at true love, while the title tune could almost be a late twentieth century antidote to the generation who sought the city in Ackles' subsequent masterwork "Montana Song.""

All I could find so far. And it was Leida and the swan.

A


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Montana Song---maybe???
From: Amos
Date: 11 Mar 01 - 01:27 AM

Here's another reference, morte likely:

Hank Williams Jr. / Living Proof Disk 3 of 3 The MGM Recordings

1.Hank 2.On The Banks Of The Old Pontchartrain 3.Alone And Forsaken 4.I Cried Again 5.I'll Think Of Something 6.Angels Are Hard To Find 7.Getting Over You 8.Free Born Man 9.The Night Time And My Baby 10.Honky Tonkin' 11.Satin Sheets 12.Country Love 13.My Girl 14.The Kind Of Woman I Got 15.There's A Devil In The Bottle 16.Stoned At The Jukebox 17.Montana Song


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Montana Song---maybe???
From: Sorcha
Date: 11 Mar 01 - 01:27 AM

see? I knew it was one of them L words........I still think there is something more with Leander/Leanther.......but I can't remember what......CRS strikes again!

(hi amos. missed you!)


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Montana Song---maybe???
From: Sorcha
Date: 11 Mar 01 - 01:47 AM

HA! I found it! I was right about Leander being in Greek mythology, wrong about the swan thing.

LEANDER (m) "lion man" (Greek). In Greek mythology Leander was the lover of Hero. Every night he swam across a strait to meet her, but he eventually drowned in a storm. When Hero saw his dead body she threw herself into the waters and perished.

But even so, the lyrics requested are for Leanther, not Leander. AAaaarrrrggghhhh!


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Montana Song---maybe???
From: Allan C.
Date: 11 Mar 01 - 09:59 AM

Not CRS, Sorcha. It was simply a typo, swan/swam, in the associative dictionary of your mind.


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Montana Song---maybe???
From: Jim Dixon
Date: 15 Jun 02 - 11:02 PM

If Leanther is a person's name, it must be a very rare one. The Maryland Chancery papers mention a Leanther Hughes back in 1810. This genealogical page mentions a Leanther Lord born in 1790. And that's all Google could find! (A few other instances of "leanther" seem to be misspellings of "leather".)

That Leanther is a variant of Leander is probably a pretty good guess.

I couldn't turn up any more recordings of a "Montana Song" than the 2 Amos listed.

Even "with * gentle name" turns up only 6 results with Google, none of them relevant

Who is this "John Miles" that our GUEST mentions? AMG mentions only one, and he's a British heavy metal rocker, and doesn't seem to be a likely candidate.

Anyway, how likely is it that our GUEST is still looking for this song 15 months later?


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Montana Song---maybe???
From: GUEST,#
Date: 05 Apr 21 - 08:17 PM

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sYZAlBZojrQ

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sYZAlBZojrQ

I think that's the song the OP wanted.

From the song lyrics posted on YT:

Born James McKennon, 1862
Married Leantha, 1884
two sons born in Montana,
Praise the Lord !


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Montana Song---maybe???
From: GUEST,#
Date: 05 Apr 21 - 08:32 PM

But then maybe not. But whoever was looking for Leantha, well, there ya go.


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Montana Song---maybe???
From: cnd
Date: 07 Apr 21 - 01:57 PM

I think you're right here, #. "Leantha with the fragile name" is pretty close to what was requested.


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