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Post by asavage » 12 years ago

While it's usually true that, using a search engine, you can find multiple answers for most any Q you pose -- some of them even correct -- the failures are sometimes surprising.

I mean, I was only mildly surprised to find that I couldn't find out how to search the Bill-To field in a QuickBooks Sales Receipt field (and a standing Google Answers prize of $50 did not entice anyone else to find it, either), somewhat more surprised that I was unable to locate a single distributor in the US for an Ilco/Silca Yanmar "YAR1" key blank (I have to order 1000 of them from Italy?) . . .

. . . But, today, I struck out attempting to find the lyrics to the Robin Williamson tune, First Girl I Loved, as sung by Judy Collins (covered as First Boy I Loved) on the Who Knows Where the Time Goes (1968) album.

I am used to esoterica being unavailable for free on the web, but pop tunes lyrics (even pop tunes from 40 years ago)?? Now that's a surprise. Of course, it's a slow enough tale that "official" song lyrics aren't probably necessary, but that's not the point. If I want to quote them, why type them if I could copy-n-paste, probably more accurately?

Another, sadder, surprise was learning that the Judy Collins site no longer hosts forums. I hadn't read nor posted there since . . . probably 1999, but I had done a couple of lovely write-ups, including some pics, and wanted to see if I could quote myself, but the forums are apparently gone. Sniff.
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Re: Googe fails me

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Post by philip » 12 years ago

asavage wrote:-snip-
Another, sadder, surprise was learning that the Judy Collins site no longer hosts forums. I hadn't read nor posted there since . . . probably 1999, but I had done a couple of lovely write-ups, including some pics, and wanted to see if I could quote myself, but the forums are apparently gone. Sniff.
That's like finding something you want on SALE ... at WalMart. Better buy it when you see it because you won't ever see it again. :wink: :roll:

I want you to know that mini-strokes happen before you have the Big Stroke. Methinks "esoteric" an example of mini-strokes. :wink:
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Post by TooManyIdeas » 12 years ago

Um, who's Judy Collins?
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Post by philip » 12 years ago

TooManyIdeas wrote:Um, who's Judy Collins?
About the age of you mother. Still interested?

2002 http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gE2QU3jS_Fo

1991 http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NUnPR245YNs
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Post by asavage » 12 years ago

Can't find those lyrics, though.

I do own, oh, WKWTTG (vinyl), Wildflowers (vinyl), and Fires of Eden (CD), but no lyrics to "First Boy I Loved". Hmmph. In the age of the Internet, even.

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Post by plenzen » 12 years ago

Who is Judy Collins :!: :!: :!: :!: That is like asking who is Randal Mario Poffo (Randy Savage) :lol: :lol: :lol:
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Post by asavage » 12 years ago

Pauly found the lyrics on the MTV site (supplied by Gracenote).

And, as I suspected, the lyrics are too poetic to make sense to me. Like reading the lyrics to Yes tunes. I think you have to be tight to derive meaning from some of this stuff.

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