Great Lyric/Chord Find

john p
@john-p
4 years ago
213 posts

Bet you don't get many French subscribers to the 'Show Us Your Pets' thread either Smile.gif

john

Dusty Turtle
@dusty-turtle
4 years ago
859 posts

This kind of inter-linguistic confusion can be offensive and comical, too. Years ago while i was living in France the family I was staying with welcomed another American for a dinner. She had just spent a few days in Paris on her first trip to France. They asked her how she liked Paris, and she responded that Paris was the city of joy--"Paris est la ville de joie"--and she wanted to say that she was ajoyous girlas well, so she said, "Et je suis une fille de joie." Horror fell on the faces of the French family. You see, "fille de joie" may literally mean girl of joy, but it the common name for, well, shall we say . . . una puta.




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Dusty T., Northern California
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Ken Hulme
@ken-hulme
4 years ago
1,397 posts

No offense meant or taken. Just a gentle reminder that we are an international community here and not everyone is cognizant of Anglo-American-Canadian slang, abbreviations, and such, which can be mis-taken.

Dave Ismay
@dave-ismay
4 years ago
11 posts

I do not speak or come in contact with Spanish in this island nation where the word is common as a diminutive for computer that I believe is in homage to Mircea Puta the mathematician.

No offense was or is intended and it just goes to show how careful everyone must be especially if like me you have lead a sheltered life.

I have heard of the Roman Goddess and a Town in Baku, a retaurant in Gothenburg,a New York record company, even a moth found here in western europe but until I googled for the Spanish definition I was blissfully ignorant.

Silly really as our daughter lives in Northern Italy where the language is somewhat similar and my grandson is a follower of Anime and has had a schoolboy giggle at the yellow-green Keronian painter Putata!

I now know why!

P.S. I thank you for inadvertently pointing me towards an education in expletives I will never again speak of that carnivorous shoaling fish that lives in Brazilian rivers by name!

Ken Hulme
@ken-hulme
4 years ago
1,397 posts

Well, folks I posted that link nearly two years ago. Time change, so do websites. I'm sorry but I don't know where it's gone.

BTW Dave, 'puta' in Spanish is very offensive.Not really a good abbreviation of 'computer'. In Turkish it's the name of a type of Ottoman Empire archer's bow.

Dave Ismay
@dave-ismay
4 years ago
11 posts

Seems like us folks here can not access this or is it just my puta?

I can find two pages of google links but they all lead nowhere and show as 'Not found on this server'

Drat !

Ruth Lawrence
@ruth-lawrence
4 years ago
40 posts

Thanks for that link! I was looking for Cats in the Cradle and that is in the list.

Dusty Turtle
@dusty-turtle
4 years ago
859 posts

I don't know if this is the same collection, but here are 200 songs: http://singalongwith.us/.




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Dusty T., Northern California
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"A good song makes you laugh, it makes you cry, it makes you think."
-- Pete Seeger
Ruth Lawrence
@ruth-lawrence
4 years ago
40 posts

Alas this site seems to not exist anymore. Does anyone know whether there's a mirror site or new URL? Via the way back machine I can see the main page with all the song titles, but alas, the links don't work.

John Voorhees
@john-voorhees
5 years ago
9 posts

Golly Ken, you found a winner there. I just had to look and see if I still had my Phil Ochs record album. Boy am I getting old Cheers

Carrie Barnes
@carrie-barnes
5 years ago
125 posts

This is great Ken, thanks for sharing this info!Grin.gif

phil
@phil
5 years ago
149 posts

Great Find Ken. Oh gee wiz's I hate to say how many of them I know from when they where on the charts. Man when did I get old.24.gif

Jan Potts
@jan-potts
5 years ago
405 posts

Thanks for sharing this! I remember about 70 per cent of them, I'd guess....great to have the words to all those verses! I will definitely use this wonderful resource.




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Richard Venneman
@richard-venneman
6 years ago
4 posts

A great site. I am just learning Band-in-a-box and this is a great reference for building a song.

Gwyn Calvetti
@gwyn-calvetti
6 years ago
12 posts

That's a pretty cool resource...now if I can get the skills to put it to good use. Thanks for sharing it!

Ken Hulme
@ken-hulme
6 years ago
1,397 posts
At first glance there are only about 20 songs on that list that I don't know! And I can play probably 85% of those I do know. Some I've just not tried to pick out yet...
Bill Davenport
@bill-davenport
6 years ago
81 posts

Hi Ken.... this is a pretty awsome list.

Something neat would be for everyone to look at this list and honestly say how many of these songs you remeber.

Just got home from work and am getting ready to head out the door to our local dulcimer club gathering.

WhenI get the time I'll try to input my number. Just a quick glance and I see several I can't remember.

Thanks....Bill D

Rob N Lackey
@rob-n-lackey
6 years ago
434 posts

WOOOOO WHOOOO

Way to go Ken!

Great find

Ken Hulme
@ken-hulme
6 years ago
1,397 posts

Fort those who love the music of the 60s and 70s and beyond, here's a great lyric and guitar chord collection I discovered while searching for lyrics to Dancing Bear by the Mommas & Pappas:

http://setiathome.ssl.berkeley.edu/~aparsons/guitar/guitar2.html


updated by @ken-hulme: 01/14/16 12:47:43PM