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The Wailin' Jennys — Long Time Traveller
Album: Firecracker
Avg rating:
7.6

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Total ratings: 1769









Released: 2006
Length: 2:04
Plays (last 30 days): 1
These fleeting charms of earth
Farewell, your springs of joy are dry
My soul now seeks another home
A brighter world on high

I'm a long time travelling here below
I'm a long time travelling away from home
I'm a long time travelling here below
To lay this body down

Farewell kind friends whose tender care
Has long engaged my love
Your fond embrace I now exchange
For better friends above

I'm a long time travelling here below
I'm a long time travelling away from home
I'm a long time travelling here below
To lay this body down...
Comments (175)add comment
 javelipix wrote:
As much as I like them, this is boring and repetitive music. Same feel, same band: Arlington, Glory Bound.
 
Well duh - it's their genre.  Same way punk is all similar.
First time for me - just made me stop in my tracks
Harmonies anyone?
7 to 8 today, and followed by Queen's "Somebody to Love" was a song choice of BillG caliber....top notch...Long Live RP!!
 ProjectGemini07 wrote:
Would depend on the person of course, but for some people, this would be a marvelous song to play at their funeral.
 
It is ... and we just have.
sublime...
As much as I like them, this is boring and repetitive music. Same feel, same band: Arlington, Glory Bound.
And on top of that, they are cute.
 SeriousLee wrote:
Mark Knopfler - Privateering to this. Great segue.

 
Genius.  Time to contribute.
Sonbirds 
Mark Knopfler - Privateering to this. Great segue.
Saw these gals in a small theater that only seats about 100 people a few years ago...one of the best shows I've ever seen.  Not only are their voices amazing they have such great personalities as well.  
Sublime. 
 Jeff09 wrote:
The first song on the playlist for my wake.

 
Its in my playlist as well. though have Lonesome Sisters "When the Angels Call My Name" in the numero uno spot
The first song on the playlist for my wake.
 norbertZ wrote:
9
 
Agreed. I hadn't rated it but it is a solid 9. Beautiful.
9
8===>9
I had the pleasure of seeing them at the Kate Wolfe Music Festival this year. They are a fine group of musicians and performers; I'm glad to hear them often on RP.
8 -> 10.

I love being married to a second alto; we blend well. There is something to be said for female baritones.
 rdo wrote:
So I finally just checked them on Wiki.  None of them are named Jenny.  LOL
 
Interestingly, none of them were wailin' either.  Very sweet and soulful.
Sweet. I'd heard of the Wailin'Jennys but hadn't taken the time to check 'em out.
Thanks for the intro.
Very pretty voices and arrangement. 
 mrtuba9 wrote:
Thanks, Bill.  I needed this this afternoon.

 
Ditto.
 
Thanks, Bill.  I needed this this afternoon.
Thanks RP to introducing me to the Jenny's.....had a chance to see them in concert in a tiny little venue about3 years ago......incredible voices...and quite funny as well
Sweet feminine calls!

thanks Bill!
I like this album, like this track, just not sure of if it should be on a radio playlist.
So I finally just checked them on Wiki.  None of them are named Jenny.  LOL
Sigh.  (Southern boy thinks about his childhood in the sun and woods ... and other things that are gone, never to return.)
The Corrs, yeah!! {#Bananapiano}
 xtalman wrote:
Had a friend pass away just yesterday.  Makes me think of him.

 
Energy can be transformed from one form to another, but cannot be created or destroyed.
Sorry about your loss.
Heaven is a better place.


Had a friend pass away just yesterday.  Makes me think of him.
Bootiful!
Love the Wailin' Jennys

Tom Waits followed by Joni Mitchell followed by this. Can't catch a break.
This is the kind of song that's so good it's almost enough to make me hop off RP and listen to the entire album that it comes from.

(Almost.) 
No, they meant ''aural orgasm.''  Like what you get from aural sex.


Businessgypsy wrote:
You mean...eargasm?


 



Thank you, Canada, for more golden musical voices such as Leonard Cohen's. Remember that he said he ''was born with the gift of a golden voice.'' 
 zenhead wrote:
three brilliantly talented women. and darn nice, too. their lover performances are astonishing. never fail to bring a tear to my eye.

 
...their lover performances are astonishing.

Autofill problems again?

Hee, hee.

This is quite nice.  
Chills up and down my spine.
three brilliantly talented women. and darn nice, too. their lover performances are astonishing. never fail to bring a tear to my eye.
Wow
 Sloggydog wrote:
Love it.  "Didn't leave nobody but the baby" anybody?
 
We thought you was a toad.
 ProjectGemini07 wrote:
Would depend on the person of course, but for some people, this would be a marvelous song to play at their funeral.
 

My family is from the mountains of Southwestern VA and North Carolina and I grew up with Blue Grass, Folk, Mountain Music, etc.

My parents dragged me to many a Blue Grass Festival in the '60s and '70s when I was a young, impressionable lad.

Mom just passed away and I plan on using this wonderful song at her service. 
Thanks to RP I bought the Jennys' first disc. Now I'm about to buy this one too.
Heard this beauty last night, bought the CD this morning. Thanks, RP!
Would depend on the person of course, but for some people, this would be a marvelous song to play at their funeral.
Wonderful!
Love it.  "Didn't leave nobody but the baby" anybody?
Sublime...I can feel my insides humming over the three-part harmonies.  The other members of my house thought it was the Alison/Emylou/Gillian a cappella song from "Oh Brother Where Art Thou", a flattering mistake if ever there was.
No instrument like the human voice in perfect tune. {#Meditate}
This time it followed Ripple, a song about the existential road, just like that of the Long Time Taveller (sic).
Love it.
Now I get the thread here: Willie & Lobo followed by The Wailin' Jennys—two acts that came together serendipitously as a result of some random guy (a Canadian guitar shop owner in the Jennys' case, and a Mexican bar owner in W&L's) hearing them and suggesting they perform together as a group. (In the Jennys case, the guitar shop, Sled Dog Music, owner named them, as well.) Thank you, Wikipedia; got my donation's worth again! :-)
I get goosebumps when this song begins. Amazing.
 johnjconn wrote:
Lifts my spirits on a day that needs it.
Love the Jennys
 
I agree! Harmonies are uplifting.      {#Clap}
Kinda repetitive right?  Just kidding, I LOVE this tune... they could sing the phone book for me and I would listen all the way through.
Heard them sing this in both hemishperes, the only difference was  the direction the speakers swirled. So good both times.
Sublime artistry. Truly.
Or ''auralgasm''?

 
Businessgypsy wrote:
You mean...eargasm?

 


Lifts my spirits on a day that needs it.
Love the Jennys
 MojoJojo wrote:

It just occurred to me that "Wailin' Jennys" could be construed as a play on "Waylon Jennings".  Am I simply "late to the party", or am I finding humor where it wasn't intended. 



 
The continuing rant on another of their songs.  https://www.radioparadise.com/?name=songinfo&song_id=42323

I for won love the pun.
 Netto wrote:

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This song made me realize the true criterion for ratings is related to how quickly I rush to crank up the volume.
Wailin' is right. Lovely as it is, I could only take this in small doses. The pitches have a "nails on chalkboard" for me after a while. 
 
So Pretty,  Thank you Bill! 
A cappella nirvana. 
Winsome.
Excellent transition from Dead Reckoners - Rocky Road to this!
 coccyx wrote:

Ruth Moody no longer needs to be compared to other singers...Rather, she deserves her place in the 2nd half of those statements!

 
You have to see them live. Not to pick favorites, but Ruth Moody could raise goosebumps on the angels on the head of the pin.

Love this!
 ziakut wrote:
Auditory orgasm...nuff said.
 You mean...eargasm?

 spacemoose wrote:

Alternatively you could re-normalize your ratings.  Otherwise we're just going to have to keep upping the damned max rating every month or two.

 

You must not get the reference:

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Up_to_eleven


 jamesat43 wrote:
This rating thing needs to go to 11.
 
Alternatively you could re-normalize your ratings.  Otherwise we're just going to have to keep upping the damned max rating every month or two.

Sublime.
 CoYoT51 wrote:
I always loved this kind of voice, the highest one, soprano...
Like Alison Krauss or another singer... I just can't remember her name...

 
Ruth Moody no longer needs to be compared to other singers...Rather, she deserves her place in the 2nd half of those statements!

 MojoJojo wrote:

It just occurred to me that "Wailin' Jennys" could be construed as a play on "Waylon Jennings".  Am I simply "late to the party", or am I finding humor where it wasn't intended. 



 
better late than never, I guess...

This just gets better and better the more I hear it.  I loves me my Jennys.
This song is goose-bump inducing.  Throw in some Alison Krauss, and I'm not sure I could take it.   Beautiful!
We lurves the Jennies! Great in person too.

 ziakut wrote:
Auditory orgasm...nuff said.

 

Sounds like a good name for a band.

8 → 9


 MojoJojo wrote:

It just occurred to me that "Wailin' Jennys" could be construed as a play on "Waylon Jennings".  Am I simply "late to the party", or am I finding humor where it wasn't intended. 



 

You're late.
Rec'd this CD for Christmas  couple of years back. At first listen, oh hum, sounded a little too poppy for my tastes. But over the years, the CD has continued to grow on me, this song one of many fine tunes. Now a favorite. 

It just occurred to me that "Wailin' Jennys" could be construed as a play on "Waylon Jennings".  Am I simply "late to the party", or am I finding humor where it wasn't intended. 



Auditory orgasm...nuff said.


I think this piece is proof that a song does not need to be complex to be beautiful.  The structure is about as straight-forward as you can get, the harmonies are beautiful but not particularly unique, and yet you take the whole together and it is somehow profound.

I don't understand words, but these voices are very close to me. With pleasure has voted.


This rating thing needs to go to 11.
This song is so good for the soul. 
 johnjconn wrote:
God Bless the Jennys
 
Yes!

God Bless the Jennys
 ladron wrote:
Simply beautiful.
 
Simply perfect.  Totally agree. {#Meditate}
I am such a sucker for harmony... *happy sigh*
Simply beautiful.
Givin' me chills.....LOVE the harmony.  Wonderful.
 Stingray wrote:
This girls fit perfectly to ANJUNA-beach, GOA - 1972!

Not Arambol - Anjuna for sure!
PS
What is a "Wailin Jenny", asks a non-American!
 
"Wailin"  A shortened form of Wailing.
Wailing :)
1. To grieve or protest loudly and bitterly; lament. See Synonyms at cry.
2. To make a prolonged, high-pitched sound suggestive of a cry: The wind wailed through the trees.

"Jenny"
The shortened form of the english name Jennifer.
Female of certain species of animal.

A play on the name Waylon Jennings.

Or three women singing in harmony about songs which that tug at the heart strings.

Or something like that.


 ABQ_rob wrote:

Great allusion!  The Story were wonderful in their day.  I've always felt that while their melodies were good enough, it was the harmonies brought by the lesser-known of the duo (Jennifer) that made their sound.   

 
I still have a cassette with Jonatha Brooke and The Story - it still holds up as well now as it did when it first came out.

I love the Wailin' Jennys!{#Meditate}{#Sunny}
This girls fit perfectly to ANJUNA-beach, GOA - 1972!

Not Arambol - Anjuna for sure!
PS
What is a "Wailin Jenny", asks a non-American!


I always loved this kind of voice, the highest one, soprano...
Like Alison Krauss or another singer... I just can't remember her name...

 Moonflower31 wrote:
They remind me of this group I just heard called "The Story" Also great 3 part harmony...
 
Great allusion!  The Story were wonderful in their day.  I've always felt that while their melodies were good enough, it was the harmonies brought by the lesser-known of the duo (Jennifer) that made their sound.   

I can understand this style not being to someone's liking, but sucko-barfo for this kind of talent is just wrong.

EDIT: Nevermind...I'm trying to reason with some Kashmir haters. {#Beat}

Pride of Winnipeg Manitoba  .... damn fine music.
If Anna Ternheim had a band, this would be it
 ScottishViking wrote:
I. LOVE. THE. JENNYS. As a singer, I know how hard three-part harmony is to pull off, and they make me tear up everytime.
 
Agreed!  They are so spot-on.  Amazed by them every time!

They remind me of this group I just heard called "The Story" Also great 3 part harmony...
I. LOVE. THE. JENNYS. As a singer, I know how hard three-part harmony is to pull off, and they make me tear up everytime.
A little country for my taste, but I liked the end.
 EssexTex wrote:
Stunning harmony.
 
indeed.

 xs9095 wrote:
please dont do that again!  sorry not my taste..= sucko-barfo....sorry :)
 
AMEN

Has a cranberries flavoring
 drews wrote:
hell yeah! good 'ole fashioned sourthern white appalachian gospel, but then seguing (abit roughly) into supertramp?
 
aHHH ....................And here it is Nov 23rd, 2009......SuperTramp again.....................or is it memorex? ;0)

please dont do that again!  sorry not my taste..= sucko-barfo....sorry :)
Stunning harmony.
The sound reminds me a bit of Moira Smiley & VOCO. It's a nice reminder.
Heavenly: angelic, seraphic, cherubic...