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Cowboy Junkies — Blue Moon Revisited (a song for Elvis)
Album: 200 More Miles- Live 1985-1994 (disc 1)
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Released: 1995
Length: 5:35
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I only want to say
That if there is a way
I want my baby back with me
'cause he's my true love
My only one don't you see?
And on that fateful day
Perhaps in the new sun of May
My baby walks back into my arms
I'll keep him beside me
Forever from harm
You see I was afraid
To let my baby stray
I kept him too tightly by my side
And then one sad day
He went away and he died
Blue Moon, you saw me standing alone
Without a dream in my heart
Without a love of my own
Blue Moon, you knew just what I was there for
You heard me saying a prayer for
Someone I really could care for
I only want to say
That if there is a way
I want my baby back with me
'cause he's my true love
My only one don't you see?
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Well it made me smile and look to see who it was. Sounds like some musicians having a nice time playing together. You don't always have to be "tearing it up" for it to be good.
I usually adore the Cowboy Junkies, but this song is painful. It sounds like they're all drunk and tired.
absolute amateurs. just awful. all they gave us was ironic gen-x detachment
 
WonderLizard wrote:
 Ag3nt0rang3 wrote:
He's referring either to pedal-steel or dobro, both of which are played with the guitar body parallel to the ground and the strings pointing up.

I know—I've played various forms of resonator guitars and lap steels. I was tweaking Fred about one of the blind spots in his otherwise sterling body of musical appreciation.

  
kcar wrote:

WonderLizard, I am green with envy. Love that sound. Ag3nt0rang3, I didn't know that about the dobro; I assumed one played it like a guitar...

 
Kcar, WonderLizard and Ag3ntOrang3...  you can play any guitar any way you like... standing on your head if you really want to. Yes the Dobro can be played horizontally like a pedal or lap steel guitar but it is basically a guitar with a metal insert or even completely made of steel and as such it looks and handles just like a normal guitar.

I would say that if you want to use it for Country, Bluegrass or other such genres then horizontal would be your choice.

If you want to play the Blues then you play it vertically like any other guitar.

Some famous guitarists to play it vertically...

Duane Allman
Eric Clapman
Marc Knopfler
Keith Richards
Taj Mahal

and of course leaving the best to last... my fellow countryman...

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have you guessed yet.?
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Rory Gallagher..

Rory Gallagher
 
The thrill of the Trinity Sessions was the unexpected delicacy of Margot and the band.
Attacking the song again with more vigor leaves behind the thing that made it so attractive.
Snoozy.
Good album.....possibly why you hear it played decades later. 
 
 catsoup wrote:


Start with "Santo & Johnny - Sleep Walk 1959". The Cowboy Junkies sure did! {#Bananajam} 

 
No kidding! I can't believe this is the only mention of the similarity/inspiration.
harmonica
Much as I like Margo, sometimes I do wish there was a second vocalist in this band.
 mbolch30307 wrote:
Another Cowboy Junkies song, another "meh" from me. This group is waaaayyyy overplayed on RP. If I increase my donation, will it stop?

 
Of course, because (as you've clearly realized) RP is all about *you*.
 mbolch30307 wrote:
Another Cowboy Junkies song, another "meh" from me. This group is waaaayyyy overplayed on RP. If I increase my donation, will it stop?

 
I for one hope not. I like Bill and Rebecca's independence and eclectic tastes that often force me to step out of my comfort zone.

 

Don't forget to use the PSD button.


Another Cowboy Junkies song, another "meh" from me. This group is waaaayyyy overplayed on RP. If I increase my donation, will it stop?
Not good. I've come to really dislike her singing.
 hencini wrote:
Huh. The Trinity Sessions version of this song is one of my favorite songs. This one? Not so much. 

 
yep
but this is still good
Great version of Blue Moon.
Man.  I really love this.
Peter_Bradshaw wrote:

......... Ditto
  
Everybody in my mushrooming multitude of homeless camps loves this marvelous song for my father...  hope you are having a marvelous time right now, Peter_Bradshaw

 thewiseking wrote:
Here we go again, the great ennui. Boy these vampires can suck the life out of a song

 
Yea- if you can't sing the standards, please DON'T.
 thewiseking wrote:
Here we go again, the great ennui. Boy these vampires can suck the life out of a song

 
you said it
I think this is kinda cool ... :-)
 hencini wrote:
Huh. The Trinity Sessions version of this song is one of my favorite songs. This one? Not so much. 
 

Im with you hencini. While this version is OK nothing they have done since The Trinity Sessions has ever grabbed me the way that album did.


Here we go again, the great ennui. Boy these vampires can suck the life out of a song
Huh. The Trinity Sessions version of this song is one of my favorite songs. This one? Not so much. 

 Lazarus wrote:

Today is the day we lost you, father, all those years ago—  August 16, 1977...  I miss you so much, dad...  as you used to say in Graceland, it's a long way to Tupelo...

love to hear Margo sing this marvelous song for you...


 
......... Ditto
Huge fan of CJ, but -- accordian? Still, a great tune.

Today is the day we lost you, father, all those years ago—  August 16, 1977...  I miss you so much, dad...  as you used to say in Graceland, it's a long way to Tupelo...

love to hear Margo sing this marvelous song for you...

 WonderLizard wrote:
 Ag3nt0rang3 wrote:
He's referring either to pedal-steel or dobro, both of which are played with the guitar body parallel to the ground and the strings pointing up.

I know—I've played various forms of resonator guitars and lap steels. I was tweaking Fred about one of the blind spots in his otherwise sterling body of musical appreciation.



 
WonderLizard, I am green with envy. Love that sound. Ag3nt0rang3, I didn't know that about the dobro; I assumed one played it like a guitar...
I had the volume turned way down and slowly became aware of what sounded like a mooing cow. I'm totally serious. And I almost always like the Cowboy Junkies.
Not a big fan of this version.
The Mavericks do the best job covering Elvis' version of this song.
Check it out!  
 Lazarus wrote:
love this song for my father soooo much...
 
The Junkie?
PSD PSD PSD!!!
 fredriley wrote:
Oh dear. Once the old horizontal guitar kicks in then we're entering C and/or W territory, and the harmonica confirms it.
 
Because the word "Cowboy" in the band name wasn't a tip-off. 
 
It's odd that so many people seem to have never heard the Cowboy Junkies do this song before now. Trinity Sessions was what, 25 years ago? (edit: Yes, 1988, but I see that this song wasn't on the vinyl, CD-only. I guess people were still buying vinyl then)
ya.... this one is not so good....
I've never heard this live rendering of the recorded version (also excellent). Thanks for  that RP!
That single guitar bubbling up in the middle is so wonderfully lonely.
The accordion is a nice touch as well.
Ummm....no.

love this song for my father soooo much...
 
 Ag3nt0rang3 wrote:
He's referring either to pedal-steel or dobro, both of which are played with the guitar body parallel to the ground and the strings pointing up.

I know—I've played various forms of resonator guitars and lap steels. I was tweaking Fred about one of the blind spots in his otherwise sterling body of musical appreciation.


 Randomax wrote:
omg, please make it stop!!!!!!!!!  She's awful and always has been...and this cover just HURTS my ears.....all just my opinion of course
 
 

The PSD actually does make it stop.
 HazzeSwede wrote:
Made me curious..gonna look for it on youtube.
 

Start with "Santo & Johnny - Sleep Walk 1959". The Cowboy Junkies sure did! {#Bananajam} 
I like covers to be different to the original (or what's the point of the cover), but I'm struggling with this one.
Maybe it will grow on me?
Holy cow. I usually love the Cowboy Junkies, but this offering is, well, not something I'm looking forward to hearing again any time soon.
omg, please make it stop!!!!!!!!!  She's awful and always has been...and this cover just HURTS my ears.....all just my opinion of course
 

Love this song soooo much!!!!

Margo is marvelous...
 
 WonderLizard wrote:

Most guitars are played, um, horizontally—that is, perpendicular to a standing player—or am I missing something? And what's wrong precisely with a harmonica? Or C/W?

 
He's referring either to pedal-steel or dobro, both of which are played with the guitar body parallel to the ground and the strings pointing up.
 sajitjacob wrote:
I have this rule where I won't mark down a song because I wouldn't want to deprive others of something they may like. BUT this song really really makes me want to break that rule.
 
I think it is important to rate a song for yourself and not what others think. It is a fact that some songs get played here and are so low rated they never get played again. That is a true democracy and while I know some of my musical tastes really grate with the majority who listen here, I don't mind because the system works well. 
Aga mulle see meeldib.
horrible cover
 sajitjacob wrote:
I have this rule where I won't mark down a song because I wouldn't want to deprive others of something they may like. BUT this song really really makes me want to break that rule.
 
Song ratings are designed for the individual to rate how they and only they feel about a song. It is a vote, an individuals choice and has no bearing on anyone else's opinion of a song or their ability to enjoy it. I assure you, if I like or dislike a song I could care less what anyone else thinks of it either way. Ain't got nothing to do with me.{#No} BTW, I despise Margo's voice so the rest of their music is useless to me as long as she is standing out front singing.


Everybody in my hotel room loves this song!!!!

 
This one's for the Man City fans—the long wait is over.
I have this rule where I won't mark down a song because I wouldn't want to deprive others of something they may like. BUT this song really really makes me want to break that rule.
 fredriley wrote:
Oh dear. Once the old horizontal guitar kicks in then we're entering C and/or W territory, and the harmonica confirms it.
 
Most guitars are played, um, horizontally—that is, perpendicular to a standing player—or am I missing something? And what's wrong precisely with a harmonica? Or C/W?

 fredriley wrote:
Oh dear. Once the old horizontal guitar kicks in then we're entering C and/or W territory, and the harmonica confirms it.
  And that's a bad thing?


I dunno. I like the Junkies but I put this one in the same category as Sinead singing Chiquitita. Sucko-Barfo.

 romeotuma wrote:


This song is soooo good for the ears!!!!

 
 

Whoa there RT.  Italics?  I think that is an RP first.
Oh dear. Once the old horizontal guitar kicks in then we're entering C and/or W territory, and the harmonica confirms it.


This song is soooo good for the ears!!!!

 
Made me curious..gonna look for it on youtube.
I was looking to see if this was in the RP library, and lo and behold, it is! Never played... It gives me chills just listening to it.