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Leila Rich
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I love a sad song-
here's a few-
whaddya got?
I've always found this Steve Earl song really sad; the Turkish tragedy just makes it sadder.

Johnny Cash. Makes me cry every time I hear it

not really weepy, just melancholy
 
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great choices, Leila.....here is one of my favorites....


and this one...
 
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No matter how many times I hear it my eyes are never dry by the end... here's the songwriter's version:
https://myspace.com/karenposton/music/song/lydia-24514555-24315740
But I heard it first by Slaid Cleaves so I suppose I still prefer his rendition:
https://myspace.com/slaidcleaves/music/song/lydia-69591147-76522037

I also love this one, Emmy Lou Harris and Dave Matthews singing My Antonia:
https://myspace.com/emmylouharris/music/album/red-dirt-girl-25420/296500
Doesn't make me cry but it's just beautifully done.
 
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Wow! Cool thread! Freak'n great posts!

Tim I luv Slaid Cleaves!

BILLIE HOLIDAY - STRANGE FRUIT (1939) - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Web007rzSOI
 
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_ a spoken piece, with an instrumental background Walter Brennan doing " Old Man Rivers and me " Big AL !
 
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I Have always loved this one.
 
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You want sad ?
Try this
http://m.youtube.com/#/watch?v=_o_oC22fs84

Sorry on my phone cannot embed stuff

David
 
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Hi David. The link is not working. I'm excited to hear the tune! Could you please post the musicians name and the song title?


This song goes out to a very good friend. RIP Wayne B. Woodrow (June 13, 1961 - May 10, 2014)

JIM CARROLL - PEOPLE WHO DIED - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Xt5OZJ1LrbQ

Jim Carroll - Wikipedia - http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jim_Carroll

 
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Odd it works for me .here is another version on YouTube maybe this one will work for you
http://m.youtube.com/?reload=7&rdm=14cw373m2#/watch?v=20akrOZr3mo

David
 
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I beleive this is what David was posting:
Clannad - Coinleach Glas An Fhomhair
 
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Thanks Nathan
 
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Townes Van Zandt - Waitin Around To Die - Clip from the fantastic documentary film Heartworn Highways (1974) - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kFh4DebJAfs

Gillian Welch & David Rawlings - Orphan Girl - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9qZOOb02u-4

The Harry Smiths - Cover of Gillian Welch's - My Morphine - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hWNrt3ThK6E
 
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BETTYE LAVETTE - JUST SAY SO (2005) - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8kuzhFea-J8
 
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Walk off the Earth - Somebody That I usedto Know - Gotye Cover - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EOzFVk4F51k
 
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Sometimes it's handy to have a non-vocal tune that allows you to overlay whatever grief, grievance or grudge you want onto it.

http://grooveshark.com/#!/search/song?q=Stanton+Moore+Amy%27s+Lament

 
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Mike Sved, I agree! Stanton Moore has collaborated with many of my favorite artists. I would love to hear more, if you are so inclined. Thanks

Following your lead... the sound of the Super Double Bass and Organ.

GARY KARR & HARMON LEWIS -Adagio in G minor - Tomaso Albinioni / Giazotto - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bqAC_6Ia91s&index=27&list=FL6iYC7hC7HkcTMvcQ42qegA
 
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This song was released in '89, but I loved this whole angsty, miserable, genius album in the early 90's

More genius: Linton Kwesi Johnson-dub poetry; basically music

 
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Oh, and basically anything from this album
 
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I've already posted this under Music of the Moment but it's a real country tear jerker . Lyrics by Hank Williams Sr , Music by his Grand-Daughter Holly Williams . Back up vocals by her Daddy Bocephus . Hard to believe this young lady has only a couple of CDs out and is relatively unknown . What a voice !

Holly Williams "Blue is My Heart" :

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lTfVJpDHZ1M

No {Sniff }, I'm not . It's just allergies !
 
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Maybe this is more bleak and dark than sad.

 
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Luv this thread...

BILL WITHERS - I'M HER DADDY - (1971) - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5SAke0jV-0o
 
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Sometimes I don't know with this stuff, but they sound a bit jubilantly miserable to me!

This is straight-out sad though

I edited as the version I randomly picked had '9-11 rememberance' imagery. Just in case it wasn't tragic enough...
so we've got 'the desiderata' instead
 
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Love this thread:
George Jones-If you couldn't get the picture
Kim Richey-Those words we said
Judy Collins-Since You Asked
Karla Bonoff-Her entire first eponymous album, first side
Steve Wariner-Some fools never learn
Steve Wariner-Down in Tennessee
Red House Painters-Summer Dress
Neil Young-The Needle and the Damage Done
Jackson Browne-Barricades of Heaven and These Days
Gregg/Allman Brothers End of the Line and It's not my cross to bear
Alice in Chains-Nutshell
Yes, I like sad songs.
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Oh I just forgot-Sam Phillips-Raised on Promises
and
Sheryl Crow-The Difficult Kind.
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John Saltveit wrote: Neil Young-The Needle and the Damage Done

This version gets bonus sad song points-it was recorded on 'The Johnny Cash Show'
and Johnny arguably did the saddest song of all (see 'hurt' upthread)
 
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By the way, Leila, the album you posted about no longer plays and you've got me intrigued. What is the album?
Thanks,
John
 
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John Saltveit wrote:By the way, Leila, the album you posted about no longer plays and you've got me intrigued. What is the album?
I was actually trying to remember that myself!
I suspect it was
 
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This is what I listen to when I'm sad.
 
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Well my favourites in this case...

Zeromancer - Ammonite
Ljunblut - Still Can't Say I Love You
Seigmen - Nemesis
IAMX - Dance With Me
BlutEngel - Seelenshcmerz
 
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Hey, thanks for a great thread!

Leila Rich wrote:
Johnny Cash. Makes me cry every time I hear it


Was the Jonny Cash song 'Hurt'? (your link is to a now deleted account). Trent Reznor had serious reservations when he heard Cash wanted to cover Hurt, but gave his blessing after seeing this video by Cash:

https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=vt1Pwfnh5pc

And while not a song, I'm adding this Revisionist History podcast (Title: King of Tears) as I thought if someone likes sad songs they may find the podcast worth a listen.

http://revisionisthistory.com/episodes/16-the-king-of-tears

 
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