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What is your favorite song about time?

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Wow! Fantastic song. Thanks for sharing.
 

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Which version of of "My Grandfather's Clock" do you like most? I'm only familiar with the Johnny Cash version.
 

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Which version of of "My Grandfather's Clock" do you like most? I'm only familiar with the Johnny Cash version.

I clearly have heard the Johnny Cash version as it seems to have come out when I was three. However it was always a childrens song when I was growing up and the song, music and lyrics, go back to the 19th century and said to be the origin of the term grandfather clock which is why it is an obvious choice for me.

When the song was written longcase production in the UK was pretty much over, and the clocks were seen as old fashioned which explains the basis of the song.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/My_Grandfather's_Clock
 

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Since Harold Bain has brought up the old thread I like to mention that in classical music, there are at least two compositions in which the sound of a clock forms part of the music.

In Sain-Saens's Dance Macabre, at the very beginning we can hear the clock striking 12
( played on the piano)

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ytpqcJ1IfoA

In Albert Ketelby's The Clock and The Dresden Figures, the tick-tock sound of a clock can be heard practically through out the entire piece, and nearly the end of the music the sound of the clock spring snapping can be heard.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AVRW0vIVHSc


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And the theme song to Mission Impossible uses a rather frenetic percussion beat to simulate the passage of time under duress, almost as if the clock speeds up and slows down with the emotional tension as time runs out.

https://youtu.be/JtyByefOvgQ

Since Harold Bain has brought up the old thread I like to mention that in classical music, there are at least two compositions in which the sound of a clock forms part of the music.

In Sain-Saens's Dance Macabre, at the very beginning we can hear the clock striking 12
( played on the piano)
 

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Look at the previous thread on the subject (above by Harold B.) and you will find a pretty long list that was put together several years ago.
Prety cool as I had forgotten about that thread.
 

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Nevermind. Pink Floyd's "Time" was mentioned, previously. For some reason the Ctrl+F version of "find" didn't find it.
 

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Rolling Stones "Time is On My Side".

Chicago's "Does Anyone Know What Time It Is?"

RM
 

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The impact and importance of songs seem to relate to when you first heard them. We were just starting to build our family in West Virginia when Time in a Bottle was released. I had been a professor for three years and our children ranged in age from 7 to 2. It was a very good time of life.

[video]https://ia601303.us.archive.org/7/items/JimCroceTimeInABottle_201508/Jim%20Croce%20-%20Time%20In%20A%20Bottle.mp3[/video]
 

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The impact and importance of songs seem to relate to when you first heard them. We were just starting to build our family in West Virginia when Time in a Bottle was released. I had been a professor for three years and our children ranged in age from 7 to 2. It was a very good time of life.

[video]https://ia601303.us.archive.org/7/items/JimCroceTimeInABottle_201508/Jim%20Croce%20-%20Time%20In%20A%20Bottle.mp3[/video]
Tom,

The last sentence of your post reminds me of a song that was featured in a 1970 epic romantic drama film "Ryan's Daughter' directed by David Lean. That song was called 'It was a Good Time'.,

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mv1RbfBtlA4

Mun C W
 

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Oh dear, I'm well over my sell-by date in that case! (22,000 days is not even the traditional 'three score years and ten' that we're supposed to get, not very generous of the Moody Blues!)

JTD
 

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Thank you all! I've just updated the list. Keep them coming!
 

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There is an English "Nursery Rhyme" Hickory Dickery Dock or Hickety Dickety Dock

Hickory Dickory Dock
The mouse ran up the clock
The clock struck one
The mouse ran down
Hickory Dickory Dock

I do not know if there is an American equivalant
 

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Has this one been mentioned?

[video=youtube;Og7JS8mcp3c]https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Og7JS8mcp3c[/video]
 

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Oh man, great one! Far Beyond Driven is such an incredible album! Adding it to the list on Spotify and Apple Music now.
 

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The "Thyme" in the Simon /Garfunkel song is an herb.---as are the others---parsley---sage---rosemary---and thyme
 

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The "Thyme" in the Simon /Garfunkel song is an herb.---as are the others---parsley---sage---rosemary---and thyme
Hmm. Now I suppose someone will tell me that this song does not mention a bathroom on the right!:chuckling:

[video=youtube;5BmEGm-mraE]https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5BmEGm-mraE[/video]
 

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Yes, that was tragic. Thinking back to those times I'm adding Seasons In the Abyss to this list.

[video=youtube;eQpvqPuDJWI]https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eQpvqPuDJWI[/video]
 

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From the Hootenanny era a great song by the "Pozo Seco" singers

"Time---oh good,good time. Where did you go".

Look it up on youtube---I remember it so well from that period in life.
 

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[video=youtube;VhkmB5OzvQ0]https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VhkmB5OzvQ0[/video]
 

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[video=youtube;yp7r0j4XrO8]https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yp7r0j4XrO8[/video]
 

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Two of my favorite songs are "September Song" and "Autumn Leaves". Probably because September is my birthday month. Being well into the autumn season of my life, I am aware of the cycle of life (and the days dwindle down to a precious few) and time waits for no man. So I guess it is fitting that I love and respect my clocks as they mete out these precious minutes, hours, days, months and years.

Missy
 

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Of course, Missy, no version of Autumn Leaves can compare with one of Victor Borge's renditions.

[video=youtube;p6nCalLpOqk]https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=p6nCalLpOqk[/video]
 

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I clearly have heard the Johnny Cash version as it seems to have come out when I was three. However it was always a childrens song when I was growing up and the song, music and lyrics, go back to the 19th century and said to be the origin of the term grandfather clock which is why it is an obvious choice for me.

When the song was written longcase production in the UK was pretty much over, and the clocks were seen as old fashioned which explains the basis of the song.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/My_Grandfather's_Clock
This is a pleasing female rendition sprinkled throughout a CBC documentary called "Too Tall For the Shelf, The Grandfather Clock".

The first part is about the only watchmakers school left in Canada, then a piece about a train ride, then is the story of The Grandfather Clock.

Just drag the slider to the 24 minute mark for The Grandfather Clock but the whole thing is time well spent. It will play while you open another window and search the internet for pocket watches. http://######.infopop.cc/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_smile.gif

It's About Time
 

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....and the flip side.

[video=youtube;_Rhc6CxG7j8]https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_Rhc6CxG7j8[/video]
 

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Let's not forget this classic.

[video=youtube;J1G-TsdNWGg]https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=J1G-TsdNWGg[/video]