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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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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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So this thread tells me it is very old, and do I really want to post? My decision was yes because love songs last forever
I'm obsessed lately with this 2013 video. I'm (typically) late to the party because I don't keep up with things like the "Got Talent"/"Greatest Voice"/Simon Cowell productions. This is the 9 year old Dutch girl, Amira Willighagen's, performance. Isn't it just incredible?
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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.
My DGF and I always feel she had the voice of an angel.
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Yes, I am a weirdo, but my vote would be the Smith's "There is a light that never goes out". A kind of love song with a very morbid sense of humor. I had a courthouse wedding, but this is the song I would have played if I didn't.

".....And if a double decker bus, crashes into us, to die by your side is such a heavenly way to die..." Perfection.
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I absolutely LOVE this song and have been a big fan of The Smiths since my college days. Another great song along these same lines is "Please, Please, Please Let Me Get What I Want." Beautiful.
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I absolutely LOVE this song and have been a big fan of The Smiths since my college days. Another great song along these same lines is "Please, Please, Please Let Me Get What I Want." Beautiful.
Oh man...dated a girl in HS and she was quite the Smith's fan. The first time I heard the lyrics, "And if a ten ton truck crashes into to us...to die by your side would be a heavenly way to die"...oye. Needless to say, I am happy that my DW is a Pretenders and Etta James fan.
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Ah, love! Too many people are after sex, and they know nothing about love.

Viens m'embrasser / Come, embrace me

Viens m'embrasser / Come, embrace me
Avant de t'en aller ce soir, viens m'embrasser / Before you go this evening, come and embrace me
On ne va plus se voir mais on n'est pas fâchés... / We won't see each other again, but we're not angry with each other...
Viens m'embrasser / Come, embrace me

Viens m'embrasser / Come, embrace me
Dis toi qu'entre nous deux ça ne va rien changer / Tell me that between the two of us nothing will change.
Ta décision est prise et tu vas me quitter / Your decision is clear, you're going to leave me
Viens m'embrasser / Come, embrace me

Toi qui t'en vas / You, who are going
Oublie que je suis triste, oublie et souris-moi / Forget that I'm sad, forget and smile at me
Fais-moi revivre encore un peu de ce temps-là / Let me relive a little of that time
Où tu venais te jeter dans mes bras / When you would throw yourself in my arms
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My wife plays this song a lot. We saw her live 7 years ago.


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I know of this song, but prefer the rendition by The Hollies.

I posted the worldclass song "Besame Mucho" in another thread,



Bocelli has caused a revival of this 1940 song, but I first heard Connie Francis singing this in the 60s, when I was growing up.



Searching youtube, I found that Elvis Presley also covered this song in English. Even the Beatles covered this song! However, they better stuck to their own songs, I think.

I'm pretty sure that's not Elvis. Maybe Doug Church, an impersonator that does albums of songs Elvis never did.
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Thanks. I looked up Doug Church to see who that is. Interesting guy himself.
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