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Discussion in 'A Song For You: The Carpenters Forum' started by DF1950, Sep 12, 2016.

  1. DF1950

    DF1950 Member Thread Starter

    I did a search on the forum and didn't see any discussion of this song. It's sung by and written by Dave Alvin and is a tribute to Karen Carpenter. Don't know how to embed a link but it's on Youtube. He sings about not liking her music back in the day, but now his view has changed. I watched the one titled "live at McCabes 1/14/12". I think you'll like it. Done in a folk style.
  2. DF1950

    DF1950 Member Thread Starter

    here's a link:
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  3. Jamesj75

    Jamesj75 Well-Known Member

    Thanks for sharing this, Doug! I find it beautiful and moving! (I write, as tears fill my eyes....)
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  4. very moving, thank you.
    right, where`s my tissues :reallycrying:
  5. Guitarmutt

    Guitarmutt Active Member

    Wow, beautiful.

    For a little context, Dave Alvin was a part of the LA punk rock scene in the late '70's-early '80's and has continued onwards.
    He was in The Blasters, and played for awhile with X and The Knitters while forging along on his own solo career.

    The trajectories of artists are fascinating.
  6. natureaker

    natureaker Active Member

    What a beautiful song! Thanks for sharing. :)
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  7. Jeff

    Jeff Well-Known Member

    almost a tearjerker
  8. Carpe diem

    Carpe diem Well-Known Member

    Wow, how awesome was that! Thanks so much for this post. Simple lyrics and melody but beautiful and moving. Thank you Dave Alvin!

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