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Tom Paxton's Birthday October 31, 1937

31 Oct 12 - 10:40 PM (#3429155)
Subject: Tom Paxton's Birthday
From: GUEST,Guest - Lin

Just read in the Los Angeles Times that today, October 31, 2012 is Tom Paxton's 75th birthday. Born Oct. 31, 1937.

Happy Birthday and Happy Halloween Tom!!

Thanks for all your many years of great music! May there be many more!


31 Oct 12 - 11:00 PM (#3429161)
Subject: RE: Tom Paxton's Birthday
From: Beer

One of the greatest. Many more Mr. Paxton.
Adrien


31 Oct 12 - 11:41 PM (#3429168)
Subject: RE: Tom Paxton's Birthday
From: gnu

BOO!


01 Nov 12 - 12:07 AM (#3429176)
Subject: RE: Tom Paxton's Birthday
From: ChanteyLass

happy Halloween birthday, Tom, and thank you for the music.


01 Nov 12 - 06:24 AM (#3429238)
Subject: RE: Tom Paxton's Birthday
From: alex s

Happy Birthday, bonny lad. One of the greats!


01 Nov 12 - 10:21 AM (#3429332)
Subject: RE: Tom Paxton's Birthday
From: Elmore

A belated Happy Birthday to my favorite singer/songwriter.


01 Nov 12 - 10:54 AM (#3429345)
Subject: RE: Tom Paxton's Birthday
From: Midchuck

So he's four years and two days older than me. Entirely too old!


01 Nov 12 - 10:57 AM (#3429346)
Subject: RE: Tom Paxton's Birthday
From: frogprince

There may be a lot of people who do songwriting good, but to me there is no one who tops Tom for doing it good consistently.


01 Nov 12 - 11:08 AM (#3429351)
Subject: RE: Tom Paxton's Birthday
From: Midchuck

CORRECTION! He's 3 years and 363 days older than me. That's not so bad.

P.


01 Nov 12 - 12:24 PM (#3429403)
Subject: RE: Tom Paxton's Birthday
From: GUEST,Cookieless Lanfranc

My hero! Happy Birthday, Tom.

Thank you for the honour of your company.

Alan


01 Nov 12 - 12:28 PM (#3429406)
Subject: RE: Tom Paxton's Birthday
From: GUEST,Brother

Happy Birthday , given so much enjoyment and so many great songs, thanks


01 Nov 12 - 12:33 PM (#3429411)
Subject: RE: Tom Paxton's Birthday
From: Mick Tems

Happy birthday, Tom! Calennig spotted you as we were flying from Heathrow to New York!


01 Nov 12 - 02:21 PM (#3429459)
Subject: RE: Tom Paxton's Birthday
From: Anne Neilson

Happy Birthday, Tom -- and a heartfelt thanks for all the wonderful songs!


01 Nov 12 - 03:05 PM (#3429475)
Subject: RE: Tom Paxton's Birthday
From: Stringsinger

Tom Paxton is a leading American folk songwriter and set a high water mark for anyone writing songs today. His birthday commemorates years of bringing good songs to everyone. The other night, we sang Ramblin' Boy, a great song after all these years.

Happy Birthday, Tom


01 Nov 12 - 03:12 PM (#3429482)
Subject: RE: Tom Paxton's Birthday
From: Bert

Happy birthday Tom.

Here's that song.

Do Ukuleles go to Heaven When they Die?      

D                A7
I took myself a trip to Honolulu
in the moonlight those ukuleles played
I'm gonna have to buy a ukulele
to serenade my Honolulu maid.

Chorus.
        Oh how I love my ukulele
        it really is the apple of my my eye
        I set it on the chair, guess I shouldn't have left it there
        do ukuleles go to heaven when they die?

Now I'm back in Oklahoma
riding on those old Panhandle plains
My girl she stayed in Honolulu
and I play my ukulele and it rains.

Chorus...

At home alone I play my ukulele
I scare the dog and raise hairs on the cat
I left it on the sofa and my brother my big loafer
came sat on it and squashed that sucker flat.


01 Nov 12 - 06:37 PM (#3429589)
Subject: RE: Tom Paxton's Birthday
From: Wesley S

I would be hard pressed to pick a favorite Paxton song. Just too many to choose from.


01 Nov 12 - 06:42 PM (#3429592)
Subject: RE: Tom Paxton's Birthday
From: GUEST,999

Ditto.


02 Nov 12 - 12:09 AM (#3429725)
Subject: RE: Tom Paxton's Birthday
From: musicmick

A happy birthday to a fine songsmith and an average poker player.

                  Mike Miller


02 Nov 12 - 07:51 PM (#3430136)
Subject: RE: Tom Paxton's Birthday
From: GUEST,kendall

He was born on Gordon Bok's birthday.
Two of my favorite singer/songwriters.


02 Nov 12 - 10:07 PM (#3430218)
Subject: RE: Tom Paxton's Birthday
From: frogprince

Or was Gordon B born on Tom's Birthday? I think I would have guessed Tom to be the older, but wasn't thinking about it the one time I've seen Gordon live. Anyhow, amen Kendall.


02 Nov 12 - 10:19 PM (#3430221)
Subject: RE: Tom Paxton's Birthday
From: Rapparee

I hope it was a happy (and spooky!) birthday!


03 Nov 12 - 03:18 PM (#3430502)
Subject: RE: Tom Paxton's Birthday
From: topical tom

All best wishes on your birthday! May you have many more and thanks for the musical treasures you have given us! I so treasure the concerts and cds that I have listened to. Please keep carrying it on!


03 Nov 12 - 04:31 PM (#3430532)
Subject: RE: Tom Paxton's Birthday
From: GUEST,kendall

I posted my error a while back but it didn't appear. Gordon was born on Tom's birthday.

There are days when I can cross thread a wood screw.


05 Nov 12 - 05:40 PM (#3431536)
Subject: RE: Tom Paxton's Birthday
From: CupOfTea

I was surprised to see no one posted this giggleful parody that was written for a significant number birthday of Tom Paxton's (don't have the liner notes around to peek) by the parodist nonpariel, Sue Trainor of Hot Soup, friend of Tom. If memory serves, I THINK this was done premiered at an event for Tom held at Wolftrap - don't quote me on that part.

(I DON'T KNOW WHAT WAS) THE LAST THING ON MY MIND

It's a question too late for the asking
I don't know I don't know
In a blink of my eye my thoughts are passing
Where'd they go? Where'd they go?

Chorus:
Thoughts are going away
With no word of farewell
Will there be one idea left behind?
I used to be a genius
But now today I found
I don't know what was the last thing on my mind


As I walk down the hall try to remember
Where I'm bound, where I'm bound
I need to call...where's my Sandwich?
In the Blender
Round and round, round and round....chorus

Gave 'em reasons a plenty for going
This I know this I know
Boone's Farm, Gallo, Jim Beam
Weed a blowing
Why'd I blow? Where'd they go?....chorus

As I like in my bed deep in slumber
I construe, cerebrate anew.
But at my desk I can only sit and wonder
Not a clue, one friggin clue....chorus

On Hot Soup's SOUP HAPPENS album -an altogether splendid album, great for singing along with if one loves female trios with superb taste in song choice.

Joanne in Cleveland


06 Nov 12 - 11:59 AM (#3431848)
Subject: RE: Tom Paxton's Birthday
From: Bert

Hot Soup are great.


07 Nov 12 - 01:45 AM (#3432275)
Subject: RE: Tom Paxton's Birthday
From: Ernest

He is gonna have one million birthday wishes
how many can a poor singer stand?    ;0)