John Hartford

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  1. Thomas Stearn

    Thomas Stearn Very Well-Known Member
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    Here you go, Hal

     
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  2. Hal Pollner

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    Thanks so much or posting that video,Thomas!:)


    John's banjo accompaniment was simple, yet sweet!

    Hal
     
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  3. Thomas Stearn

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    My pleasure.:)
     
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  4. Bill Boggs

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    I didn't see my comment here this thread but I did listen to a couple songs by Hartford and Hartford and Campbell.
    Liked the song, Gentle On My Mind, but had always assumed Campbell wrote it. The banjo was my instrument of
    choice, I wanted to learn to play, growing up. Never had one in my handss but never mind, I was too dumb anywaay
    to learn to play a musical instrument.
     
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  5. Hal Pollner

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    NOT ME!
    Hal
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  7. Hal Pollner

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    Try This One:

    Hal
     
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  8. Hal Pollner

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    Another John Hartford Gem: "LEFT HANDED WOMAN"

    "Left-handed Woman,
    You Southpawed member
    Of the Female Gender
    Tender bender of my splendor, look at you...

    You do everything backward from the way that I do,
    You inside-out, upside-down, left-handed Woman, you.

    Left-handed brown eyes
    Left-handedly looking
    Left-handedly holding
    Old right-handed me.

    I tell you right,
    But it comes out left
    Oh, backward-ways Woman
    Have mercy on me.

    Left-handed Woman,
    You Southpawed member
    Of the Female Gender
    Tender bender of my splendor, look at you...

    You do everything backward from the way that I do,
    You inside-out, upside-down, left-handed Woman, you!"

    (Hartford's banjo accompaniment is sweet!)

    Hal
     
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  9. Hal Pollner

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    I guess my tastes are too esoteric and "different" to arouse any commentary from any of you.

    Hal
     
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  10. Al Amoling

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    you got that right!
     
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  11. Nancy Hart

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    My favorite John Hartford song:

    Today

    Lost forever is yesterday
    And I don't believe in tomorrow
    I used to dream of a pot of gold
    And it only brought me sorrow

    I used to think that the road stretched on
    Till it went this whole world round
    But now I've learned to live my life
    Before the sun goes down

    For tomorrow when it finally comes
    When the curtain of dawn fades away
    The hopes of many are crushed to dust
    When they find ain't nothing but today

    And everyday I grow and die
    As though it might be my last
    And kiss the minute with a thankful smile
    And turn my back on the past

    And wink at tomorrow it don't scare me
    I only live in today
    While you might sit with you're fingers crossed
    And watch it all fade away

    For tomorrow when it finally comes...


     
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  12. Hal Pollner

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    I want to thank all those who took the trouble to import those John Hartford classics to the Forum!

    It gave me a lot of gratification!

    Hal:)
     
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