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Category: Bing Crosby

‘‘Time’s Revenges and Revenge’s Time’: A Theme Time 45 Minutes (or thereabouts)’ – Part 2

1. Randy Travis, “Its just a matter of Time”;

2. Morrissey, ‘Used to be a Sweet Boy”:

3. Marvin Gaye, ‘Time to get it Together”:

4. Al Green, ‘Old Time Lovin’:

5. George Jones, “Time changes everything:

6. Bruce Cockburn, “Lovers in a Dangerous Time”:

7. The Dubliners, ‘Will you come to the Bower?’:

8. Eric Andersen, ‘Time Runs like a Freight Train”:

9. Smog, ‘Cold Blooded old Times’:

10. Eric Bibb, ‘The Needed Time”;

11. Lucy Kaplansky, ‘Today’s the Day’:

Will finish with two ‘Closing Times’:

12. Leonard Cohen, “Closing Time”:

And my favourite of the two…

13. Lyle Lovett, ‘Closing Time”;

Surnames and Placenames: More Songs about Cities, Towns & People – 2

There are so many songs on these topics have decided to add a second post.

So here goes:
1. Randy Travis, ‘What have you got planned tonight, Diana’?

2. Merle Haggard & Willie Nelson, “My Mary”;

3. Wilbert Harrison, ‘Kansas City”:

4. Hoagy Carmichael, ‘Georgia on my Mind”;

5. Van Morrison, ‘Cyprus Avenue”:

6. Lyle Lovett, ‘One Eyed Fiona’:

7. Bing Crosby, ‘Sweet Georgia Brown’:

8. Paul Robeson, ‘Joe Hill”:

9. Phil Ochs, ‘Joe Hill”:

10. Al Green, ‘Belle”;

11. The Kinks, ‘David Watts’:

12. Lou Reed, ‘I Love you, Suzanne”:

‘Home Before Dark’: A Theme Time 15 Minutes

Decided to go all ‘theme time’ in this post and include a series of songs which feature ‘home’ either in the title or in the lyric.

Will start with Edwyn Collins’ fine song, “Home Again”:

How about some Woody Guthrie? One of his greatest songs

Included this Sam Cooke song, as it does mention ‘home’ more than once…

This great Lorenz Hart lyric does not mention ‘home’, but is full of references to homely comforts. It also includes one of his greatest rhymes in ‘You’ll sew your trousseau and Robinson Crusoe is not so far from worldly cares As our blue room far away upstairs’. Great version by Bing…

Can take or leave a lot of B.B. King’s work, but have always liked this one: