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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.
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)
I've had friends tell me that every time they hear this song, they can picture me tinkering with clocks in a room with clocks striking and chiming.Edited:
Nevermind. Pink Floyd's "Time" was mentioned, previously. For some reason the Ctrl+F version of "find" didn't find it.
Tom,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.
Yeah, I always thought that too. Maybe Graeme Edge chose a set of words that fitted rather than doing the maths.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!)
Hmm. Now I suppose someone will tell me that this song does not mention a bathroom on the right!The "Thyme" in the Simon /Garfunkel song is an herb.---as are the others---parsley---sage---rosemary---and thyme
This is a pleasing female rendition sprinkled throughout a CBC documentary called "Too Tall For the Shelf, The Grandfather Clock".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.