Gord’s “Gold”

GORDON LIGHTFOOT

Lately I’ve been thinking about “Wreck of the Edmond Fitzgerald,” but I have no idea what reminded me of it, in the first place.  In any case, it is much deserving of its fame.  Only an amazingly talented individual such as “Gord” could transpose a current event into modern folk legend.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XzRLZaHgv_4

I was noticing that, in the lyrics as posted here:

http://home.pacbell.net/chabpyne/lyrics.html

they accidently typed “words” when they meant “waves”:  “Does anyone know where the love of God goes / When the waves turn the minutes to hours?”  Surely one of the best lines in a beautifully-expressed song.

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3 Comments

  1. acilius

     /  February 28, 2009

    Thanks for the post! I’ve always loved that song.

  2. lefalcon

     /  February 28, 2009

    I figured it was about time to pay tribute to “Gord” and his consummate artistry.

  3. acilius

     /  February 28, 2009

    I agree! He’s terrific.

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