May 2, 2014

Friday Musical Interlude - Two Live Lightfoot

Two videos today of live performances from Gordon Lightfoot. First, Early Morning Rain (1979 concert in Chicago), with an explainer of how it helped him make a mark in the music business.  Second a BBC Live performance of Summer Side of Life (1972. Both great tunes from a talented songwriter.





Added: Lyrics for Summer Side of Life.

He came down through fields of green
On the summer side of life
His love was ripe

There was no illusions
On the summer side of life
Only tenderness

And if you saw him now
You'd wonder why he would cry
The whole day long

There was young girls everywhere
On the summer side of life
They talked all night

To the young men that they knew
On the summer side of life
Goin' off to fight

And if you saw them now
You'd wonder why they would cry
The whole day long

He came down through fields of green
On the summer side of life
He prayed all night

Then he walked into a house
Where love had been misplaced
His chance to waste

And if you saw him now
You'd wonder why he would cry
The whole day long

And if you saw him now
You'd wonder why
And if you saw him now
You'd wonder why
And if you saw him now
You'd wonder why
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