HAPPY FIRST DAY OF SUMMER!
(and it’s gorgous here.. looking out at the yellow brick wall view from my therapy office)
Gordon Lightfoot’s Lightfoot! is a treat. Another early gem with masterful finger picking.
I have to add that i am in love with every folk song on this album and very protectve of those that cover them.
This record back cover boasts the most solid revue of an artisit I have ever read. By John Court. ~”several of the afore-mentioned tunes are well on their way to becoming musical standards”. It’s under the hits category because almost all of these songs have been done at great length by huge recording artists, for the past 40 years. Every song is really outstanding. Oh Gord. Stop me now. Here’s what i found for research over the last few months.. covers of Early Mornin’ Rain.
“Early Morning Rain” (sometimes Early Mornin’ Rain) is a song composed and recorded by Canadian singer-songwriter Gordon Lightfoot. The song appears on his debut album Lightfoot! (1966) and in a re-recorded version on the 1975 compilation Gord’s Gold. Lightfoot composed the song in 1964, supposedly inspired by seeing off a friend at the Los Angeles airport some years previous. The lyrics suggest someone down on his luck, standing by an airport fence and observing the thunderous takeoff of a Boeing 707 jetliner. The general narrative of the song can be taken as a sort of jet-age musical allegory to a hobo of yesteryear lurking around a railroad yard attempting to surreptitiously board and ride a freight train.