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Old 07-27-2016, 09:17 AM   #361
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My favorite Carpenters loves songs are probably, "We've Only Just Begun" (written by Barry Manilow ) ".

It was written by Paul Williams and Roger Nichols.



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You're right. I should have gone to the source of all sources as in Wiki:

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/We%27ve_Only_Just_Begun

Instead of just using what I found first:

http://www.azlyrics.com/lyrics/barry...justbegun.html
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You're right. I should have gone to the source of all sources as in Wiki:

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/We%27ve_Only_Just_Begun

Instead of just using what I found first:

http://www.azlyrics.com/lyrics/barry...justbegun.html

I only knew this because I recently watched a documentary on The Carpenters where Paul Williams was talking about this song he'd written.


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I only knew this because I recently watched a documentary on The Carpenters where Paul Williams was talking about this song he'd written.


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Thanks for the correction. Like to give credit where it is deserved.

I bet that song is one that folks assumed Manilow wrote thinking that's the type of song he would write.
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Brought back memories of Carson having George Peppard and Paul Williams on together - Peppard appeared drunk, and kept taunting Williams about his (lack of) height.

Having taken quite enough, Williams finally said words to the effect "I'm not short, I'm a human dynamo, and if you say that once more I'll drop you". (And he wasn't kidding.)

Peppard (wisely) kept his mouth shut from then on in.

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Have you ever gone back to the OP of a thread to see who started it?

I thought it was Purron, but it was Martha. She has not been seen for a long time. Perhaps has run off with the RV group WIN (Wandering Individual Network).

Purron has not been seen for a long time. As I recall, they were moving from their big house to their smaller home, in preparation for selling the former. Then, she disappeared too. I missed her cat photo postings. Purron was active in a cat shelter organization, and I am a cat lover.
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Every time I hear the Carpenter's version I just fall in love again with Karen Carpenter's melodic voice.... what a tragedy.

The Carpenter's originally recorded it, and then Dusty Springfield and then Anne Murray.

Speaking of Barry Manilow, DW and I went to one of his farewell tour concerts earlier this year.... he was a little rough the first couple songs but then settled in and was amazing for about 90 minutes. I wish I had his energy level.
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