Your Three Favorite Songs

Bill in NM
Bill in NM
@bill-in-nm
2 years ago
5 posts

Currently I have dozens of favorites, but three of the top would be Ashoken Farewell, Elk River Blues, and Sandy River Belle.

RonD
RonD
@rond
2 years ago
10 posts

Pretty Saro is definitely one of them when I first heard Iris Dement sing it

Susie
Susie
@susie
2 years ago
407 posts

For me, it actually changes as I learn new songs. I have so many. Currently, I'd say:

My Heart Will Go On (the Titanic song)

Goodbye is Not Forever (Bing Futch)

This Old Guitar (John Denver)

Ballad Gal
Ballad Gal
@ballad-gal
2 years ago
24 posts

Three???!!! Who can only have three! Well, a few of my favorite ballads are:

Rothesay Bay, Ca' The Yowes, Caller O'u, The Gairdner And The Plooman, The False Lover Won Back, The Maid Gaed To The Mill, Maggie Lauder, The Golden Skein, Today, Believe Me If All Those Endearing Young Charms, Lass From The Low Countree

 

 

Terry Wilson
Terry Wilson
@terry-wilson
2 years ago
295 posts
Lamp lighting in the Valley

Wildwood Flower

River (take me along); By Bill Staines

“My selections were easy. The words and the message of each song are phenomenal.”
Jim Fawcett
Jim Fawcett
@jim-fawcett
2 years ago
92 posts

Glendy Burke

Hard Times Come Again No More. both by Stephen Foster

Grandfather's Clock.

 




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Ken Hulme
Ken Hulme
@ken-hulme
2 years ago
1,794 posts

I prefer Hal-an Tow as a group a capella "chant" rather than an accompanied tune.  What would be perfect is to do this one with my Anglo-Saxon Lyre.

whateversusan
whateversusan
@susan-bigelow
2 years ago
2 posts

So far? 

"Hal an Tow" (Watersons version)
"Hard Times Come Again no More"
"Shenandoah"

YeahSureOK
YeahSureOK
@yeahsureok
2 years ago
29 posts
My 3 favorites that I play are
Amazing Grace
Angels We Have Heard On High
Sweet Child Of Mine (an extremely simplified version)

Another song I've been working on that's been a lot of fun trying to learn is Happy Day by David Crowder.
tpatts
tpatts
@tatts
2 years ago
9 posts

My top 3 are:

When I Survey the Wondrous Cross (same tune as “the waters wide” and the other traditional one)

Jesus, Lover of My Soul (by Paul Oakley)

Hark the Herald Angels Sing (cant play this one satisfactorily yet...)

Belinda Link
Belinda Link
@belinda
2 years ago
11 posts

D. chitwood:


James Horner's The Ludlows from Legend of the Fall


I wish I could find a way to tab this song. 


Hmmm....dulcimer tabbed songs, Going Home, Somewhere over the rainbow, Summertime



Here's a link to the sheet music for The Ludlows - it is in D, so it would be very easy to tab, at least the melody line.   https://www.sheetmusicdirect.com/en-US/se/ID_No/111153/Product.aspx


 

hugssandi
@hugssandi
2 years ago
260 posts

OH that's hard.  Too many!  Right now I really do love A Man's a Man for A' That though....

Robin Thompson
Robin Thompson
@robin-thompson
2 years ago
1,116 posts

I probably have about three hundred favorites! Yet I'll name three here.  :)

And Can It Be - Charles Wesley

Peace Train - Cat Stevens (Yusuf Islam)

Hard Times Come Again No More - Stephen Foster




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D. chitwood
D. chitwood
@d-chitwood
2 years ago
146 posts

James Horner's The Ludlows from Legend of the Fall

I wish I could find a way to tab this song. 

Hmmm....dulcimer tabbed songs, Going Home, Somewhere over the rainbow, Summertime

dulcimerroo
@dulcimerroo
2 years ago
15 posts
At the moment:
Slumber My Darling by Steven Foster
I live Not Where I Love an Irish air
How Great Though Art
And I am not sure it is a song but Chinese Brakedown.
All things change.
Dusty Turtle
Dusty Turtle
@dusty-turtle
2 years ago
1,390 posts

Favorites?  Depends on my mood.

I will say that I think the two most beautiful melodies ever written are Danny Boy (Londonderry Air) and Greensleeves.




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Ken Longfield
Ken Longfield
@ken-longfield
2 years ago
723 posts

Three that have some meaning for me:

There's A Meeting Here Tonight sung by the Limeliters

Jimmy Newman written and sung by Tom Paxton

Paradise written and sung by John Prine

My three favorite hymns:

A Mighty Fortress Is Our God

Now Thank We All Our God

My Life Flows On In Endless Song

I could make up lots of categories for three songs, but I'll stop with those two.

Ken

"The dulcimer sings a sweet song."

Banjimer
Banjimer
@greg-gunner
2 years ago
111 posts

I'll stick to my three favorite old ballads, all of which sound great either fingerdance-drone or noter-drone style:

Lord Lovel (Frank Proffitt Version)

Barbara Allen (Sheila Kay Adams Version)

Pretty Saro (Gillian Welch Version)

 

Or maybe my three favorite hymns:

Amazing Grace

Farther Along

Long Time Traveling

 

Or should I stick with my three favorite folk-rock songs, none of which I play on the mountain dulcimer:

Eve of Destruction (Barry McGuire)

Suite Judy Blue Eyes (Stephen Stills)

After the Gold Rush (Neil Young)

 

Or maybe my three favorite uilleann pipe tunes:

Lark in the Morning (Seamus Ennis)

The Gold Ring (Liam O'Flynn)

The Kesh Jig (Paddy Keenan)

 

I'm sorry I couldn't help myself, but the first three songs listed are my favorites on the mountain dulcimer.

 

Ken Hulme
Ken Hulme
@ken-hulme
2 years ago
1,794 posts

Only 3???

Lay The Bend To The Bonnie Broom -- an early version of Child Ballad #1 Riddles Wisely Expounded, which we know as The Riddle Song

Massacre At Glencoe -- Scottish 'dirge'. "Cruel is the snow that sweeps Glencoe and cover the grave of o' Donald..."

Hughie The Graeme -- Scottish Border Ballad which mentions my clan Hume

Three "moderns":

Don't Let Us Get Sick by Warren Zevon, the theme song for those of us over 60

Last Farewell by Roger Whittaker, in the great ballad tradition

Suzanne by Leonard Cohen

 


updated by @ken-hulme: 02/15/19 09:15:42PM
Bill in NM
Bill in NM
@bill-in-nm
2 years ago
5 posts

Three of my favorites are:

     The Parting Glass (traditional Irish)

     Song of the Chanter (not technically a song, because there are no words as far as I know)

     Jet Plane (contemporary, John Denver)

And yours?