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The Doors — Maggie M'Gill
Album: Morrison Hotel
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Released: 1970
Length: 3:56
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Miss Maggie M'Gill, she lived on a hill
Her daddy got drunk and left her no will
So she went down, down to Tangie Town
People down there really like to get it on

Now if you're sad and you're feeling blue
Go out and buy a brand new pair of shoes
And you go down, down to Tangie Town
'Cause people down there really like to get it on
Get it on, hey

Illegitimate son of a rock 'n' roll star
Illegitimate son of a rock 'n' roll star
Mom met dad in the back of a rock 'n' roll car, yeah

Well, I'm an old blues man and I think that you understand
I've been singing the blues ever since the world began, yeah

Maggie, Maggie, Maggie M'Gill
Roll on, roll on, Maggie M'Gill
Maggie, Maggie, Maggie M'Gill
Roll on, roll on, Maggie M'Gill

Maggie, Maggie, Maggie M'Gill
Roll on, roll on, Maggie M'Gill
Maggie, Maggie, roll on, roll
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 lmic wrote:
Stefen wrote:
Morrison is all about sex.
OMG, so true. The satyr god of horny college kids everywhere.
 

The old therapist from Vienna is much overrated. Hence such comments, 
 lmic wrote:
Stefen wrote:
Morrison is all about sex.
OMG, so true. The satyr god of horny college kids everywhere.
 
 Not quite. 
"Mom met Dad in the back of a rock and roll car".  I love that lyric.
Greatness, somehow.
 Pjesnik wrote:
this ain't no fooling around

 
Whoop it up whoopie cats. {#Bounce}
 Ahnyer_Keester wrote:
No. No Doors. No. Sorry. No. Me no likey. Moving on. 

 
Yes.  Yes.  Seee ya... don't let the door hit you on the way out. 

Me do likey this down-catalog blues classic from The Doors
 Ahnyer_Keester wrote:
No. No Doors. No. Sorry. No. Me no likey. Moving on. 

 
(bump)
this ain't no fooling around
 kurtster wrote:
I feel very lucky to have seen them live at a decent show where things went pretty well. 

All's I got is that The Doors was Southern Cal's house band.  Love em, hate em, they were SoCal.  Its not that you might have to have been there (in time) to get them, but really there (in SoCal) then.
 
From what I've read about Morrison being drunk/high during a lot of shows, I'd say you were definitely lucky. 

Good point about The Doors being SoCal. I laughed when I read that before they hit it big, the band's big ambition was to be the house band at the Whisky A Go Go club. Apparently the Oedipal section of "This Is The End" got them canned from that gig. 
 
No. No Doors. No. Sorry. No. Me no likey. Moving on. 
Thanks for the deeper track, Bill.
Great raw vocal performance by Jim!
 bentonian wrote:
"Mom met dad in the back of a rock 'n roll car."
 
Ha ha, they don't write like stuff like that anymore :)
I like this tune, and it's country/blues vibe. "Mom met dad in the back of a rock 'n roll car."

Such an excellent diversion from the WAY overplayed few hits that actually drive me away from the band. Although I have to admit, "Woke up this morning, and I got myself a beer," is one of the classic lines of all time.
 or the beer holder. Lazaerus wrote:
 

 

I really like your quote... can be said about many of the negative comments here.  I know that living in the Doors era as a teen I found that the Doors (Jim Morrison) provided a very different musical escape that I enjoyed.  Beauty is truly in the eye's/ear's of the beholder.



 

Ain't this just drippin' with California Sound? San Diego is still a rockin' hot spot, but wow, back then, it was Tangie Town, dig it! MOJO!
I feel very lucky to have seen them live at a decent show where things went pretty well. 

All's I got is that The Doors was Southern Cal's house band.  Love em, hate em, they were SoCal.  Its not that you might have to have been there (in time) to get them, but really there (in SoCal) then.

One of my fav bands of that time! Gone too soon like many others!
Light my fire...meh...not their best..  My fave Doors tune is "The End"..I can hear the choppers coming into  the LZ and Charlie shooting from along the treeline.........

"I'm an old blues man,and I think you understand ....I've been singing the blues,ever since the world began...yeah"
Jim and Robbie loved the blues.
I don't get the Doors either - one of the most overrated bands ever.  It just isn't that good.
 david1045 wrote:
I have tried, but I just cannot understand the appeal of Jim Morrison or his band. The only really great song they have is Light My Fire, not even written by Jim Morrison.
 
Haha...Jim had a voice to DIE for.  And he did!

This particular song is kind of weak.

The Doors have been a guilty pleasure for me since I was a little kid.  Light My Fire was far from their best song, but it was cool because the radio stations had to decide whether to play the long version or the short version.  The LONG version was a pioneering step toward prog rock, a good or bad thing, depending one one's perspective...

Anyway, they had some gems, like "Spy" and others that I've had too much wine to remember, and yeah, Jim was ridiculous, but DAMN, that VOICE! 

LOL

 Agreed, the segue was fabulous!

a_genuine_find wrote:
 


I'm not big on Morrison myself, but I like this particular song.  Great choice!
Another fantastic segue 10

The Doors - Maggie M'Gill
KT Tunstall - Funnyman

 david1045 wrote:
I have tried, but I just cannot understand the appeal of Jim Morrison or his band. The only really great song they have is Light My Fire, not even written by Jim Morrison.
 
Despite the fact that you're in the best town in WI, I gotta say that maybe all that cheese is gunking up your judgment! {#Wink}
 david1045 wrote:
I have tried, but I just cannot understand the appeal of Jim Morrison or his band. The only really great song they have is Light My Fire, not even written by Jim Morrison.
 
I'm with you, dude. The band is lame technically, and Morrison himself is a bombastic blowhard.

{#Cowboy}{#Cool}{#Guitarist}{#Devil_pimp}
 david1045 wrote:
I have tried, but I just cannot understand the appeal of Jim Morrison or his band. The only really great song they have is Light My Fire, not even written by Jim Morrison.
 
Try harder :-)  

 Backdoorman wrote:
"If The Doors of perception were cleansed every thing would appear to man as it is, infinite. For man has closed himself up, till he sees all things through narrow chinks of his cavern."

Just open your perceptions and don't try to think too much - thats the only way to understand the art of Morrison and The Doors...
  

 

I really like your quote... can be said about many of the negative comments here.  I know that living in the Doors era as a teen I found that the Doors (Jim Morrison) provided a very different musical escape that I enjoyed.  Beauty is truly in the eye's/ear's of the beholder.


BRAVOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO

THE DOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOORS...


I have tried, but I just cannot understand the appeal of Jim Morrison or his band. The only really great song they have is Light My Fire, not even written by Jim Morrison.
 MacP wrote:
Even the gods can be boring sometimes.
 
CAN WE? THANKS.

Even the gods can be boring sometimes.


heyjoe3577 wrote:
I'm Jim Morrison's illegitimate son!
You and many others, I surmise.
The Doors have never been my favorite band, but this song I can really get behind. Nice pick! 7
fredriley wrote:
Nice bit of raunchy blues, showing another side to the Doors that I'd not heard before. Thanks, RP. 8 from the Nottingham jury.
I'd like to follow you on this.
Nice bit of raunchy blues, showing another side to the Doors that I'd not heard before. Thanks, RP. 8 from the Nottingham jury.
"If The Doors of perception were cleansed every thing would appear to man as it is, infinite. For man has closed himself up, till he sees all things through narrow chinks of his cavern." Just open your perceptions and don't try to think too much - thats the only way to understand the art of Morrison and The Doors...
These guys always confused me too much with their inconsistent recordings. Morrison with the I don't wanna be a rock star stuff but carried on like a nut when he went on stage, the mix of music that's sometimes rambling incoherent poetry set to music, the blatant pop songs like Touch Me and Light My Fire. That's probably why folk like 'em too I guess. Never knew what to expect.
Kevstar wrote:
The Doors had few really great songs, but here are some of my personal favorites. Please comment: Riders on the Storm Your Lost Little Girl Crystal Ship Spanish Caravan Touch Me
All overplayed. The Ghost Song is their best. IMHO.
To me this song illustrates the downside of the Doors, which is also the downside of Bruce Springsteen, namely, overstatement.
Kevstar wrote:
The Doors had few really great songs, but here are some of my personal favorites. Please comment: Riders on the Storm Your Lost Little Girl Crystal Ship Spanish Caravan Touch Me
Riders on the storm, great song. It's "You're" not "your", and its not a very good song. Crystal ship is pretty good. Spanish caravan, overblown, weird and skreechy. Touch me, meh. Hope that helps.
More doors Bill!!!!!! :clap:
This song needs a Thievery Corporation remix to make it almost interesting.
Great song, great album, great band. Personally, I like the fat bearded Jim. You are the Lizard King.
ematt wrote:
"Ah, Jim Morrison is a drunken buffoon, posing as a poet. Give me The Guess Who. They've got the courage to be drunken buffoons, which makes them poetic." -Lester Bangs
:biggrin: Good quote.
Hey Mikey, me likey!
"Ah, Jim Morrison is a drunken buffoon, posing as a poet. Give me The Guess Who. They've got the courage to be drunken buffoons, which makes them poetic." -Lester Bangs
Pyro wrote:
Ok, I'm 52...old enough to have appreciated the Doors and fawned over Jim. Only, I didn't. I think they are WAAAAY overrated. As a matter of fact, I personally can't stand Jim....but I'm probably in the BIG TIME minority around here.
I'm 55, and I didn't appreciate the Doors when all their music was new (I was into other things then). Only with the passing of time have I come to be interested in their music. Overrated? I'm not one to judge. I only know that I like them now. I've never heard this song before, but it's a keeper! :jump:
Ok I'm 42....My son is 18. He recently bought a doors tie-died tee shirt....LOL That was me 25 years ago!! THE DOORS STILL RULE!
Pyro wrote:
Ok, I'm 52...old enough to have appreciated the Doors and fawned over Jim. Only, I didn't. I think they are WAAAAY overrated. As a matter of fact, I personally can't stand Jim....but I'm probably in the BIG TIME minority around here.
I'm a proud member of that minority, though I've always found this track tolerable.
Ok, I'm 52...old enough to have appreciated the Doors and fawned over Jim. Only, I didn't. I think they are WAAAAY overrated. As a matter of fact, I personally can't stand Jim....but I'm probably in the BIG TIME minority around here.
What a great toe tapper! :dance:
machaczek wrote:
time to go to Paris again to visit HIM on Pere Lachaise Cemetery and have a bottle of wine...
IIRC, Pere Lachaise has been trying to kick him out for a while, thanks to the perpetual mess left by the nonstop parade of Jim's grieving-slash-partying fans.
hippiechick wrote:
Jim Morrison was sooo hot!
I'm Jim Morrison's illegitimate son!
KevinM wrote:
THE DOORS SUCK
Let me guess...your under thirty and you think that The Outfield is awesome classic rock.......
time to go to Paris again to visit HIM on Pere Lachaise Cemetery and have a bottle of wine...
Wizzuvv_oz wrote:
Don't forget drugs. Oh, rock n roll also.
lol! Glad rock n roll made the short list of skills possessed by a rock band.
Stefen wrote:
Morrison is all about sex.
Don't forget drugs. Oh, rock n roll also.
:clap: Great segue from Arctic Monkeys - Old Yellow Bricks! :cool:
ThePoose wrote:
Her name was M'Gill, and she called herself Lill, But everyone knew her as Nancy. Right, Sir Paul? Right, Rocky Raccoon?
My friend is named nancy, but we call her M'gill sometimes.
Stefen wrote:
Morrison is all about sex.
OMG, so true. The satyr god of horny college kids everywhere.
Still sounds great to me, regardless of what the whiners say.
S'OK, but I'd rather jump up and down to Peace Frog.
all i can say about this track is ... ELL ARE SEE!!! ELL ARE SEE!!! off i go ...
tnt_thomas wrote:
Maybe if we had smoked oil soaked hemp it would be good?
Maybe so; I guess you'll never know will you?
Her name was M'Gill, and she called herself Lill, But everyone knew her as Nancy. Right, Sir Paul? Right, Rocky Raccoon?
There are very few bands that I will diss wholeheartedly, but the Doors are one of them. I had to take my headphones off quick before my head exploded.
KevinM wrote:
THE DOORS SUCK
AMEN! AMEN! AMEN! A classmate once brought in his lyrics to a creative writing course and tried to pawn it off as "great literature." The class of 15 just stared at him. Maybe if we had smoked oil soaked hemp it would be good? :drunk: :no: :razz:
The Doors had few really great songs, but here are some of my personal favorites. Please comment: Riders on the Storm Your Lost Little Girl Crystal Ship Spanish Caravan Touch Me
Boring, actually, unlike alot of their songs.
Stefen wrote:
Morrison is all about sex.
Got that right! My brother has a poster of The Doors hanging in his bathroom so when you're sitting in there with your pants down, Jimmy is looking you in the eyes. Whew!
KevinM wrote:
THE DOORS SUCK
I had a roomate once who had a similar opinion about Da Doors... he liked to do jumping jacks in the living room to his Joe Jackson albums. Ya just can't do jumping jacks to Da Doors.
Morrison is all about sex.
Jim Morrison was sooo hot!
this is awesome stuff - never sounded so good. 10.
H'm... this isn't helping me immortalize you, Jim.
:cool:
kazuma wrote:
Well said. I also fail to dig them, with the occasional exception, which this is not.
I agree. I liked "Riders on the Storm" but that's about it. They (and Morrison) always seemed overated to me.
kazuma wrote:
Well said. I also fail to dig them, with the occasional exception, which this is not.
Never got the appeal, except for that "Break On Through" song. That was one driving, intense performance. This? More like a flat tire to me. I do have a soft spot for them, though, because my mom has a tendency to call any grungy looking person in all black she sees a "rider of the storm."
They could have buried this one with Jim....
wildhaire wrote:
Yeah but the real point is the nice transition from Widespread to the Doors. Nice one Bill!
Didn't seem to work this time. Probably one of the most jarring transitions I've heard. 'Course part of the problem is Bill so good at doing transitions, that the occasional stinker really stands out.
hell yeah, further requested delight.
kazuma wrote:
Well said. I also fail to dig them, with the occasional exception, which this is not.
Yeah but the real point is the nice transition from Widespread to the Doors. Nice one Bill!
KevinM wrote:
THE DOORS SUCK
Yeah, maybe, but the rest of the (Morrison) Hotel is great! :angel:
:whistle::whistle::whistle::whistle::whistle::whistle::whistle::whistle::whistle::whistle: :whistle::whistle::whistle::whistle::whistle::whistle::whistle::whistle::whistle::whistle: :whistle::whistle::whistle::whistle::whistle::whistle::whistle::whistle::whistle::whistle:
When this Doors song pulls out of the station, I am not on the train...
Helchat wrote:
Nah, they don't suck. You just don't dig em, man lol :stupid:
Well said. I also fail to dig them, with the occasional exception, which this is not.
KevinM wrote:
THE DOORS SUCK
Nah, they don't suck. You just don't dig em, man lol :stupid:
Miss Maggie M'Gill, she lived on a hill Jim Morrison got drunk and took the wrong kind of pills . . .
winter wrote:
Not their best, IMO.
Agree 100%.. i just love Doors, but not this particular song.
carl wrote:
one of those bands I really like, but rarely enjoy listening to. (?) I guess it's a mood thing. I need some anger, some booze, and a LOUD stereo. Then the Doors are the greatest...
I SO AGREE
Not their best, IMO.
Yeah!!!! :sunny.gif:
Where\'s Tangie Town? :??:
Originally Posted by KevinM: THE DOORS SUCK
That's a pretty impressive uploads list. Not more than half a dozen I might wish you'd kept to yourself. What's your beef with The Doors?
Originally Posted by KevinM: THE DOORS SUCK
AMEN.
THE DOORS SUCK
one of those bands I really like, but rarely enjoy listening to. (?) I guess it\'s a mood thing. I need some anger, some booze, and a LOUD stereo. Then the Doors are the greatest...
Great funky tune from the original, Dirty Jim. :eek:
haven\'t heard this on radioplay in ages. thanks for the, er...flashback.