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Who sings (Let Me Down) Easy & Slow? (Kahn)

06 Jul 02 - 11:23 PM (#743581)
Subject: Who sings
From: GUEST,Ms. Dos

Starts with:

You say that you're going/but you're already gone
I can tell by/the look in your eyes;
For just 3 days apart/we're preparing ourselves
For the moment/we say our goodbyes.

[Chorus] So let me down/easy and slow
Kiss me once/'fore you leave don't ya know
I've spent years/on my own


Never felt so alone/as I do now, whenever you go. ...
I keep thinking Robin & Linda Williams but if that's the case, I must have the title wrong as I can't find it! It's a duet, for sure, done in 3/4 time. Help! TIA


06 Jul 02 - 11:33 PM (#743582)
Subject: RE: Help: Who sings 'xxxx'?
From: Rt Revd Sir jOhn from Hull

Sorry I can't help, but it reminds me of a couple of songs A good year for the roses-Elvis Costello &
I don't want to talk about it-Rod Stewart/ Everything But the Girl


07 Jul 02 - 03:24 AM (#743678)
Subject: RE: Help: Who sings "Let Me Down Easy & Slow"
From: GUEST,Ms. Dos.

Sorry I messed up the title the first time around...I thought I was being asked to create a new discussion (in general) not just post my question. Hmmm...John from Hull (Mass., I take it? I'm from JP originally)...this was a male/female duet, I heard and taped it from an NPR show a million years ago, ran across it and want to track down the album. I've thought of Robin & Linda Williams (the male sounds a lot like him), Richard & Linda Thompson and Clive Gregson and Christine Collister. It's a bit twangy, like a smooth bluegrass or more sophisticated "folk" song. Well, got my fingers crossed! Thanks for trying to help (and reminding me of some other good tunes! )


07 Jul 02 - 03:59 AM (#743688)
Subject: RE: Help: Who sings 'xxxx'?
From: Rt Revd Sir jOhn from Hull

Yer welcome Ms. Dos ( what kind er name is that? :-) I wish I could help more, BTW I am in Hull UK, look at a map of the UK and I am about halfway down the right hand side.john


07 Jul 02 - 09:59 AM (#743777)
Subject: RE: Help: Who sings 'Let Me Down Easy & Slow'?
From: Noreen

Nothing with that title, or opening phrase, on Google, sorry.

Lots of hits for Let me down easy though- several different songs, including the lovely one by Ralph McTell.


07 Jul 02 - 07:02 PM (#744028)
Subject: RE: Help: Who sings 'xxxx'('Let Me Down Easy & Slow'?)
From: Dan Schatz

Like many good songs, this one is by Si Kahn. It may have been recorded by others, but it can be found on Si's 1984 record, "Unfinished Portraits." The title is "Easy and Slow," not to be confused with the bawdy song of the same title.

My favorite verse is:

"Part of my spirit goes traveling with you

To see that you're never alone

Part of your spirit stays right here with me

And watches me till you come home...."

It's a very good song, which I've loved for many a year.

Dan Schatz


16 Feb 11 - 06:15 PM (#3096764)
Subject: RE: Help: Who sings 'xxxx'('Let Me Down Easy & Slow'?)
From: GUEST

I have been trying to find who sings this song as well. The young woman who sings the song was being interviewed on NPR I believe saturday Feb 12th. I think it was an evening show because I was on my way home from work.


16 Feb 11 - 06:35 PM (#3096771)
Subject: RE: Help: Who sings 'xxxx'('Let Me Down Easy & Slow'?)
From: Desert Dancer

Jessica Lea Mayfield was interviewed on Weekend Edition on Feb. 12, 2011. There's no mention of this song on that page, but I haven't listened to the interview...


16 Feb 11 - 06:44 PM (#3096777)
Subject: RE: Help: Who sings 'xxxx'('Let Me Down Easy & Slow'?)
From: Dennis the Elder

Ralph McTell wrote it, I believe and Certainly sang it.


16 Feb 11 - 07:08 PM (#3096788)
Subject: RE: Help: Who sings 'xxxx'('Let Me Down Easy & Slow'?)
From: Desert Dancer

Dennis the Elder, Dan Schatz was confident he had it, are you sure enough to contradict him? Just asking...

~ Becky in Tucson


16 Feb 11 - 11:41 PM (#3096876)
Subject: RE: Help: Who sings 'xxxx'('Let Me Down Easy & Slow'?)
From: GUEST,Gerry

Dan was absolutely right, it's Si Kahn all the way. See http://www.sikahn.com/albums/unfinishedportraits.shtml


17 Feb 11 - 01:07 AM (#3096896)
Subject: RE: Help: Who sings 'xxxx'('Let Me Down Easy & Slow'?)
From: Dennis the Elder

Becky in Tucson. You are most certainly right. I have just been listening to the Ralph McTell song "Let Me Down Easy" and The words let me down slow appear in the second line of the chorus, not the first.
Thought I knew what I was talking about, but obviously I did not!
Sorry for any confusion.
Must be my age,
Dennis the forgetful


17 Feb 11 - 11:47 AM (#3097225)
Subject: RE: Help: Who sings 'xxxx'('Let Me Down Easy & Slow'?)
From: Desert Dancer

It is a well-used phrase...


05 Apr 11 - 04:09 PM (#3129276)
Subject: RE: Help: Who sings 'xxxx'('Let Me Down Easy & Slow'?)
From: GUEST,still cant find it!

It was a young female that sang the song on NPR the most beautiful voice and I can't believe nobody can find it?....Very strange? In the interview on NPR the young woman said she was traveling with her family on different tours across the country? Who is she?


05 Apr 11 - 04:28 PM (#3129288)
Subject: RE: Help: Who sings 'xxxx'('Let Me Down Easy & Slow'?)
From: GUEST,999

[PDF] Iw1nn. Central New York's Voice for Peace and Social Justice ...


Google that. I think the answer you seek is in there, but I ain't got the time to read it all just now. The song title is "Easy and Slow"

fwiw


05 Apr 11 - 04:38 PM (#3129302)
Subject: RE: Help: Who sings 'xxxx'('Let Me Down Easy & Slow'?)
From: GUEST,999

The document is an old resistance newspaper from 1985. Anyway, good luck.


05 Apr 11 - 07:52 PM (#3129452)
Subject: RE: Help: Who sings 'xxxx'('Let Me Down Easy & Slow'?)
From: GUEST,Gerry

Guest-who-can't-find-it, may I suggest writing to NPR to ask them? That is, assuming the information isn't somewhere on their website? And then reporting back to us on what you find?


06 Apr 11 - 03:23 PM (#3130035)
Subject: RE: Help: Who sings 'xxxx'('Let Me Down Easy & Slow'?)
From: GUEST,999

The newspaper link provides the same info as was posted above:

"Subject: RE: Help: Who sings 'xxxx'('Let Me Down Easy & Slow'?)
From: Dan Schatz
Date: 07 Jul 02 - 07:02 PM

Like many good songs, this one is by Si Kahn. It may have been recorded by others, but it can be found on Si's 1984 record, "Unfinished Portraits." The title is "Easy and Slow," not to be confused with the bawdy song of the same title."


I have NO idea who the gal was you heard sing it.

Good post, Dan. Had I read the thread more closely I wouldn't have bothered looking at all because you'd already posted it. My apologies--I didn't doubt you, I simply thought someone was looking.


06 Apr 11 - 03:25 PM (#3130039)
Subject: RE: Help: Who sings 'xxxx'('Let Me Down Easy & Slow'?)
From: GUEST,Thread title change needed.

The song is Si Kahn's "Easy and Slow."