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but Edmund B. Fitzgerald is better known for his family connection to one of America’s most famous shipwrecks.
And all that remains is the faces and the names
of the wives and the sons and the daughters.
Superior, they said, never gives up her dead,
when the gales of November come early.
A great line I read somewhere ... if you're ever hosting a party, and it's late and you're worn out and the damn guests just won't leave, then put this song on the stereo. It will clear the room.
Back during my drinking days, I would sometimes be in the mood for Cortez The Killer or Johnny Cash's version of Hurt and put those on the jukebox. Those would clear a barroom.
Back during my drinking days, I would sometimes be in the mood for Cortez The Killer
The searchers all say he'd have made Whitefish Bay if they'd put 15 more miles behind him.
Did he get a last meal or was it too rough to feed him?
/More seriously, if you can sing that song well at karaoke bars in coastal towns, you will get free shots all evening. Throw in a solid rendition of If You Can Read My Mind, and ladies 45+ will spend the rest of the night not taking their eyes off you.
The cook was kind of a wuss, wasn't he? Fellas, it's too rough to feed ya, my ass.
old buddy of mine would put on The Doors' "Riders on the Storm."
it's great, but at a certain point in the night...
In Terry Gross's interview with the great Jimmy Webb, he talks about the recording of that song. He says, despite repeated explanations, that Richard Harris "would not be dissuaded" from the insistence that the lyric was "MacArthur's Park is melting in the dark" instead of "MacArthur Park is melting in the dark."
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