Songs of Farewell and Goodbye

  

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By:  buzz-of-the-orient  •  8 months ago  •  66 comments

Songs of Farewell and Goodbye

Songs of Farewell and Goodbye

I'm posting here a list of six that I know quite well, having been a devout "folkie" during the 60s and 70s.  Although I have access here to most, I'm having trouble posting links to the songs, but you'll find them on YouTube. 

So Long It's Been Good To Know You    (Woody Guthrie)

Times Are Getting Hard Boys    (Traditional - Lee Hays) (performed by The Limelighters)

https://video.tudou.com/v/XNjA5ODU5NjQw.html?spm=a2h0k.8191414.0.0&from=s1.8-1-1.2

Four Strong Winds   (Ian Tyson)  (performed by Ian and Sylvia)

https://video.tudou.com/v/XOTQ2NTE2MDM2.html?spm=a2h0k.8191414.0.0&from=s1.8-1-1.2

Early Morning Rain    (Gordon LIghtfoot)  (sorry for the opening commercial - it's only 30 seconds)

https://v.youku.com/v_show/id_XNjg5MzM1ODA=.html?

Farewell    (Bob Dylan)

https://www.bilibili.com/video/av67444999?from=search&seid=11892394744335025809

Deportee    (Woody Guthrie I believe, but performed well by Joan Baez)

Please post "farewell or goodbye" songs that you like or know well, which I expect will be more recent than mine.  If you are posting a video, please also post the song name and musician in text.


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Buzz of the Orient
1  author  Buzz of the Orient    8 months ago

Please post "farewell or goodbye" songs that you like or know well, which I expect will be more recent than mine.  If you are posting a video, please also post the song name and musician in text.

 
 
 
cjcold
1.1  cjcold  replied to  Buzz of the Orient @1    8 months ago

Sat next to Bob Marley for an hour in a green room once. 

He didn't pass and kept his own monster joints to himself.

Many of his songs seemed to be rooted in change (exodus).

Redemption Song has always been one of my favorites.

 
 
 
Buzz of the Orient
1.1.1  author  Buzz of the Orient  replied to  cjcold @1.1    8 months ago

My son had a big poster of him up in his bedroom. 

 
 
 
Kavika
2  Kavika     8 months ago

Hello Goodbye the Beatles.

 
 
 
JohnRussell
3  JohnRussell    8 months ago

The day Frank Sinatra died, his daughters put this video up on his official web site. 

SOFTLY AS I LEAVE YOU - Frank Sinatra

 
 
 
JohnRussell
4  JohnRussell    8 months ago

I WISH YOU LOVE - Keely Smith 

 
 
 
JohnRussell
5  JohnRussell    8 months ago

BYE BYE BABY - The Four Seasons

 
 
 
GregTx
6  GregTx    8 months ago

Hello by Lionel Richie

 
 
 
Jordan G
7  Jordan G    8 months ago

 
 
 
1stwarrior
8  1stwarrior    8 months ago

 
 
 
JohnRussell
9  JohnRussell    8 months ago

WHEN WILL I SEE YOU AGAIN - The Three Degrees

 
 
 
Vic Eldred
9.1  Vic Eldred  replied to  JohnRussell @9    8 months ago

Back when local tv stations used to have to sign off at a certain hour of the night, a local Boston station would use that song.

 
 
 
r.t..b...
10  r.t..b...    8 months ago

"Should I Stay or Should I Go" ~ The Clash  

 
 
 
GregTx
11  GregTx    8 months ago

Forever by Papa Roach

 
 
 
GregTx
12  GregTx    8 months ago

Call Me by Shinedown

 
 
 
Old Hermit
13  Old Hermit    8 months ago

Leonard Cohen - So long, Marianne 

Does Harry's two ballads about his and Sue's, "Hello & Goodbys", count? 

Harry Chapin - All 14 minutes of Taxi & Sequel

Taxi:

There was not much more for us to talk about
Whatever we had once was gone
So I turned my cab into the driveway
Past the gate and the fine trimmed lawns
And she said we must get together
But I knew it'd never be arranged
And she handed me twenty dollars
For a two fifty fare, she said
"Harry, keep the change"
Well, another man might have been angry
And another man might have been hurt
But another man never would have let her go
I stashed the bill in my shirt
And she walked away in silence
It's strange, how you never know
But we'd both gotten what we'd asked for
Such a long, long time ago
.
Sequel:
I rang the bell that had her name on the mailbox
The buzzer said somebody's home
And the look on her face as she opened the door
Was like an old joke told by a friend

It'd taken ten more years but she'd found her smile
And I watched the corners start to bend
And she said, "How are you Harry?
Haven't we played this scene before?"
I said "It's so good to see you, Sue
Had to play it out just once more"
Play it out just once more
............

So I asked her to come to the concert
She said "No, I work at night"

I said, "We've gotten too damn good at leaving, Sue"
She said, "Harry, you're right"

Don't ask me if I made love to her
Or which one of us started to cry
Don't ask me why she wouldn't take the money that I left
If I answered at all I'd lie

So I thought about her as I sang that night
And how the circle keeps rolling around
How I act as I'm facing the footlights
And how she's flying with both feet on the ground

I guess it's a sequel to our story
From the journey 'tween heaven and hell
With half the time thinking of what might have been
and half thinkin' just as well
I guess only time will tell
 
 
 
Buzz of the Orient
13.1  author  Buzz of the Orient  replied to  Old Hermit @13    8 months ago

Holy smoke.  Although Leonard Cohen is (was) my favourite musician I didn't even think of posting So Long Marianne.

 
 
 
Old Hermit
13.2  Old Hermit  replied to  Old Hermit @13    8 months ago

Blood on the Floor - Jeremy Spencer's Fleetwood Mac

Lyrics;

 
 
 
Old Hermit
13.2.1  Old Hermit  replied to  Old Hermit @13.2    8 months ago

Blood on the Floor lyrics;


Well goodbye world
It's sad but true
Got a date with the hangman
I have to leave you

I shot my Darlin'
Three times of more
The reason I'm goin'
Is blood on the floor

The nights are so lonely
The days are so long
I'm in the jailhouse
Cause they say I've done wrong

I don't say I'm sorry
I just say I'm sore
The reason I'm goin'
Is blood on the floor (blood on the floor)

Well I came home one night
She were lyin',
With her legs around
Another mans bod
She saw me, stared laughin'
But she cried, when she saw my gun

Goodbye world
I guess we must part
They're taking my life
Cause I shot my sweetheart

I don't say I'm sorry
I just say I'm sore
The reason I'm goin'
Is blood on the floor

Oh the reason I'm goin'
Is blood on the floor

Oh the reason I'm goin'
Is the blood on the floor

Songwriter: J. Spencer
 
 
 
Jasper2529
14  Jasper2529    8 months ago

"So Long, Farewell" - from The Sound of Music

"I Will Remember You" - Sarah McLaughlin

"Good-bye Yellow Brick Road" - Elton John

"Leaving on a Jet Plane" - Peter, Paul, and Mary

 
 
 
Buzz of the Orient
14.1  author  Buzz of the Orient  replied to  Jasper2529 @14    8 months ago

Is Leaving on a Jet Plane Gord Lightfoot's Early Morning Rain?

I once shared a taxi ride with Sarah McLaughlin in Vancouver.

 
 
 
Jasper2529
14.1.1  Jasper2529  replied to  Buzz of the Orient @14.1    8 months ago
Is Leaving on a Jet Plane Gord Lightfoot's Early Morning Rain?

They're different songs, and both are excellent, IMO. I'm still a big fan of both PPM and Gordon Lightfoot. 

I once shared a taxi ride with Sarah McLaughlin in Vancouver.

That was certainly a memorable ride! I have several of her CDs.

 
 
 
GregTx
14.2  GregTx  replied to  Jasper2529 @14    8 months ago

So long, farewell

 
 
 
1stwarrior
15  1stwarrior    8 months ago

 
 
 
Buzz of the Orient
15.1  author  Buzz of the Orient  replied to  1stwarrior @15    8 months ago

I always liked Neil Diamond.

 
 
 
Dean Moriarty
16  Dean Moriarty    8 months ago

Ray Charles - Hit the road Jack!

 
 
 
Kavika
16.1  Kavika   replied to  Dean Moriarty @16    8 months ago

I saw Ray live in Dallas TX and this is one of the songs that he did. 

 
 
 
r.t..b...
17  r.t..b...    8 months ago

"The Long and Winding Road" ~ The Beatles

The long and winding road
That leads to your door
Will never disappear
I've seen that road before
It always leads me here
Lead me to you door

The wild and windy night
That the rain washed away
Has left a pool of tears
Crying for the day
Why leave me standing here?
Let me know the way

Many times I've been alone
And many times I've cried
Anyway you'll never know
The many ways I've tried

And still they lead me back
To the long winding road
You left me standing here
A long long time ago
Don't leave me waiting here
Lead me to your door

 
 
 
Jasper2529
18  Jasper2529    8 months ago
"Seasons in the Sun" - Terry Jacks (1974). This song has an interesting history:

Seasons in the Sun" was a worldwide hit song for Terry Jacks in 1974. It was first released in the United States and Canada early in the year, and rose to number one in America by March 2. An earlier recording appeared on The Kingston Trio's 1963 album, Time to Think. The song had also been done by English band The Fortunes in 1968, and by Pearls Before Swine in 1970/71. The song was based on "Le Moribond" ("The Dying Man"), written by Jacques Brel in 1961. Brel's song was translated into English by poet Rod McKuen and this version was first recorded by Bob Shane of the Kingston Trio, but it did not sell. The Beach Boys also recorded the song but it was never released. Terry Jacks, who had participated in the Beach Boys recording, and who had in fact introduced the song to the group, rewrote part of the lyrics to "lighten them up." Jacks' revisions tended to add a bit of ambiguity as to the nature of the storyteller's demise, allowing listeners the option to choose whether the death is from suicide over a failed life - quite possibly to escape drug addiction - or someone accepting death from natural causes, or cancer. References to a cheating wife were also removed.

 
 
 
pat wilson
19  pat wilson    8 months ago
Don't Think Twice It's All Right
Well it ain't no use to sit and wonder why, babe
Ifin' you don't know by now
An' it ain't no use to sit and wonder why, babe
It'll never do some how
When your rooster crows at the break a dawn
Look out your window and I'll be gone
You're the reason I'm trav'lin' on
Don't think twice, it's all right
And it ain't no use in a-turnin' on your light, babe
The light I never knowed
An' it ain't no use in turnin' on your light, babe
I'm on the dark side of the road
But I wish there was somethin' you would do or say
To try and make me change my mind and stay
We never did too much talkin' anyway
But don't think twice, it's all right
No it ain't no use in callin' out my name, gal
Like you never done before
And it ain't no use in callin' out my name, gal
I can't hear ya any more
I'm a-thinkin' and a-wond'rin' wallkin' way down the road
I once loved a woman, a child I am told
I give her my heart but she wanted my soul
But don't think twice, it's all right
So long honey babe
Where I'm bound, I can't tell
Goodbye is too good a word, babe
So I just say fare thee well
I ain't sayin' you treated me unkind
You could have done better but I don't mind
You just kinda wasted my precious time
But don't think twice, it's all right
the inimitable Bob Dylan
 
 
 
Buzz of the Orient
19.1  author  Buzz of the Orient  replied to  pat wilson @19    8 months ago

It was hard to choose Dylan's Farewell instead of Don't Think Twice when i posted my song choices. Farewell is less known whereas Don't Think Twice was fairly popular. 

 
 
 
JaneDoe
20  JaneDoe    8 months ago

 
 
 
JaneDoe
20.1  JaneDoe  replied to  JaneDoe @20    8 months ago
It was an early morning yesterday
I was up before the dawn
And I really have enjoyed my stay
But I must be moving on
Like a king without a castle
Like a queen without a throne
I'm an early morning lover
And I must be moving on
Now I believe in what you say
Is the undisputed truth
But I have to have things my own way
To keep me in my youth
Like a ship without an anchor
Like a slave without a chain
Just the thought of those sweet ladies
Sends a shiver through my veins
And I will go on shining
Shining like brand new
I'll never look behind me
My troubles will be few
Goodbye stranger it's been nice
Hope you find your paradise
Tried to see your point of view
Hope your dreams will all come true
Goodbye Mary, goodbye Jane
Will we ever meet again
Feel no sorrow, feel no shame
Come tomorrow, feel no pain
Sweet devotion (Goodbye, Mary)
It's not for me (Goodbye, Jane)
Just give me motion (Will we ever)
To set me free (Meet again?)
In the land and the ocean (Feel no sorrow)
Far away (Feel no shame)
It's the life I've chosen (Come tomorrow)
Every day (Feel no pain)
So goodbye, Mary (Goodbye, Mary)
Goodbye, Jane (Goodbye, Jane)
Will we ever (Will we ever)
Meet again? (Meet again?)
Now some they do and some they don't
And some you just can't tell
And some they will and some they won't
With some it's just as well
You can laugh at my behaviour
And that'll never bother me
Say the devil is my saviour
But I don't pay no heed
And I will go on shining
Shining like brand new
I'll never look behind me
My troubles will be few
Goodbye, stranger, it's been nice
Hope you find your paradise
Tried to see your point of view
Hope your dreams will all come true
Goodbye, Mary, goodbye, Jane
Will we ever meet again?
Feel no sorrow, feel no shame
Come tomorrow, feel no pain
Sweet devotion (Goodbye, Mary)
It's not for me (Goodbye, Jane)
Just give me motion (Will we ever)
To set me free (Meet again?)
In the land and the ocean (Feel no sorrow)
Far away (Feel no shame)
It's the life I've chosen (Come tomorrow)
Every day (Feel no pain)
So now I'm leaving (Goodbye, Mary)
Got to go (Goodbye, Jane)
Hit the road (Will we ever)
I'll say it once again (Meet again?)
Oh, yes, I'm leaving (Feel so sorrow)
Got to go (Feel no shame)
Got to go (Come tomorrow)
I'm sorry, I must dash (Feel no pain)
So goodbye, Mary (Goodbye, Mary)
Goodbye, Jane (Goodbye, Jane)
Will we ever (Will we ever)
Meet again? (Meet again?)
Oh, I'm leaving
I've got to go
 
 
 
Dig
21  Dig    8 months ago

I might very well be the only one here who was into that new wave, electronic, underground alternative stuff from the late 70s to the early 90s, but here's a mood-stroking farewell song that I'll bet no one's ever heard before, from a band that is equally obscure. It's electronic, but sounds Beatles-esque, to me anyway.

 
 
 
Buzz of the Orient
21.1  author  Buzz of the Orient  replied to  Dig @21    8 months ago

Can you please post the title of the song and the musician(s) who performed it?

 
 
 
Dig
21.1.1  Dig  replied to  Buzz of the Orient @21.1    8 months ago

An Ending by Anything Box. Sorry Buzz, I always forget you can't see YouTube. It wasn't a hit by a well known group or anything.

 
 
 
lady in black
22  lady in black    8 months ago

The End - The Doors:

This is the end, beautiful friend
This is the end, my only friend
The end of our elaborate plans
The end of ev'rything that stands
The end
No safety or surprise
The end
I'll never look into your eyes again
Can you picture what will be
So limitless and free
Desperately in need of
some strangers hand
In a desperate land
Lost in a Roman wilderness of pain
And all the children are insane
All the children are insane
Waiting for the summer rain
There's danger on the edge of town
Ride the king's highway
Weird scenes inside the goldmine
Ride the highway West baby
Ride the snake
Ride the snake
To the lake
To the lake
The ancient lake baby
The snake is long
Seven miles
Ride the snake
He's old
And his skin is cold
The west is the best
The west is the best
Get here and we'll do the rest
The blue bus is calling us
The blue bus is calling us
Driver, where you taking us?
The killer awoke before dawn
He put his boots on
He took a face from the ancient gallery
And he walked on down the hall
He went into the room where his sister lived
And then he paid a visit to his brother
And then he walked on down the hall
And he came to a door
And he looked inside
Father?
Yes son
I want to kill you
Mother, I want to...
Come on, baby, take a chance with us
Come on, baby, take a chance with us
Come on, baby, take a chance with us
And meet me at the back of the blue bus
This is the end, beautiful friend
This is the end, my only friend
The end
It hurts to set you free
But you'll never follow me
 
 
 
Kavika
23  Kavika     8 months ago

Simon and Garfunkel, 50 Ways to Leave Your Lover.

 
 
 
lady in black
26  lady in black    8 months ago

Chicago - If you Leave Me Now

If you leave me now you'll take away the biggest part of me
No baby please don't go
And if you leave me now you'll take away the very heart of me
No baby please don't go, no I just want you to stay
A love like ours is love that's hard to find
How could we let it slip away?
We've come too far to leave it all behind
How could we end it all this way?
When tomorrow comes and we both regret
The things we said today
A love like ours is love that's hard to find
How could we let it slip away?
We've come too far to leave it all behind
How could we end it all this way?
When tomorrow comes and we both regret
The things we said today
And if you leave me now you'll take away the biggest part of me
No baby please don't go, no baby please don't go
Oh girl, I just got to have your lovin, yeah
No baby please don't go, don't go, don't go
 
 
 
GregTx
27  GregTx    8 months ago

Let me help you (find the door) by Blackberry Smoke

 
 
 
GregTx
28  GregTx    8 months ago

Good Riddance by Green Day

 
 
 
GregTx
29  GregTx    8 months ago

Goodbye Again by Lucero

 
 
 
GregTx
30  GregTx    8 months ago

I'm Over You by Keith Whitley

 
 
 
GregTx
31  GregTx    8 months ago
Hello by Adele

 
 
 
JohnRussell
32  JohnRussell    8 months ago

one of my all time favorite country/southern rock songs

HEARD IT IN A LOVE SONG -  The Marshall Tucker Band

 
 
 
GregTx
33  GregTx    8 months ago

Goodbye for Now by POD

 
 
 
Vic Eldred
34  Vic Eldred    8 months ago

I always thought the old cowboy ballad "Red River Valley" was a romantic farewell, at least the way Marty Robbins did it:


 
 
 
It Is ME
39  It Is ME    8 months ago

Steam - na na hey hey kiss him goodbye

 
 
 
It Is ME
40  It Is ME    8 months ago

Eddy Arnold - Make The World Go Away 

 
 
 
It Is ME
41  It Is ME    8 months ago

You Never Really Wanted Me - Charlie Rich

 
 
 
It Is ME
42  It Is ME    8 months ago

Carly Simon Haven't Got Time For The Pain 1974

 
 
 
charger 383
45  charger 383    8 months ago

Roy Clark "Thank God And Greyhound" - YouTube

2:34
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Author: wilburscott
Views: 1.5M

 
 
 
Perrie Halpern R.A.
46  Perrie Halpern R.A.    8 months ago

 
 
 
Buzz of the Orient
46.1  author  Buzz of the Orient  replied to  Perrie Halpern R.A. @46    8 months ago

Oh, come on, Perrie. This is the last sentence in the original article:  "If you are posting a video, please also post the song name and musician in text."

 
 
 
Ender
47  Ender    8 months ago

Now your ship is returning

'cause the war came to an end,

I will wait at the harbor

but I don't have hands to wave.

Maybe we waited too long,

maybe we didn't care.

If we're heroes or martyrs

or something in between.

I can't remember your face,

I can't remember your face,

you got my back and so you left.

Now you tell me about glory,

now that I lost my faith,

you will sink to the bottom of my weak memory.

I can't remember your face,

I can't remember your face,

you got my back and so you left

 
 
 
Ender
48  Ender    8 months ago

Just yesterday morning they let me know you were gone
Susanne the plans they made put an end to you
I walked out this morning and I wrote down this song
I just can't remember who to send it to
I've seen fire and I've seen rain
I've seen sunny days that I thought would never end
I've seen lonely times when I could not find a friend
But I always thought that I'd see you again
Won't you look down upon me, Jesus
You've got to help me make a stand
You've just got to see me through another day
My body's aching and my time is at hand
And I won't make it any other way
Oh, I've seen fire and I've seen rain
I've seen sunny days that I thought would never end
I've seen lonely times when I could not find a friend
But I always thought that I'd see you again
Been walking my mind to an easy time my back turned towards the sun
Lord knows when the cold wind blows it'll turn your head around
Well, there's hours of time on the telephone line to talk about things
To come
Sweet dreams and flying machines in pieces on the ground
Oh, I've seen fire and I've seen rain
I've seen sunny days that I thought would never end
I've seen lonely times when I could not find a friend
But I always thought that I'd see you, baby, one more time again, now
Thought I'd see you one more time again
There's just a few things coming my way this time around, now
Thought I'd see you, thought I'd see you fire and rain, now
 
 
 
Ender
49  Ender    8 months ago

Look on down from the bridge
There's still fountains down there
Look on down from the bridge
It's still raining, up here
Everybody seems so far away from me
Everybody just wants to be free
Look away from the sky
It's no different when you're leaving home
I can't be the same thing to you now
I'm just gone, just gone
How could I say goodbye
How could I say goodbye
Goodbye
Maybe I'll just place my hands over you
And close my eyes real tight
There's a light in your eyes
And you know, yeah, you know
Look on down from the bridge
I'm still waiting for you
 
 
 
Ender
50  Ender    8 months ago

I thought this would be harder for me. Then I actually had a couple.

 
 
 
Ender
51  Ender    8 months ago

Please come to Boston for the Springtime
I'm stayin' here with some friends and they've got lots of room
You can sell your paintings on the sidewalk
By a café where I hope to be workin' soon
Please come to Boston
She said "No - would you come home to me?"
And she said, "Hey ramblin' boy now won't cha settle down?"
"Boston ain't your kinda town"
"There ain't no gold and there ain't nobody like me"
"I'm the number one fan of the man from Tennessee"
 
 
 
Ender
52  Ender    8 months ago

Found another one. Sorry Buzz, I didn't think I would know this many.  Haha

 
 
 
Buzz of the Orient
52.1  author  Buzz of the Orient  replied to  Ender @52    8 months ago

Hey Ender, I posted 6 and could have posted 20 - whatever you post is very welcome, my friend. 

 
 
 
CB
53  CB     8 months ago

Edith Piaf - No Regrets ( English Version )

Phoebe Snow - No Regrets (Anniversary Video) HD

 
 
 
CB
54  CB     8 months ago

George Michael - The Long And Winding Road

Three Degrees - When Will I See You Again (1974)

 
 
 
CB
55  CB     8 months ago

Elton John - Goodbye Yellow Brick Road

Stuart A. Staples - Old Friends

 

 
 
 
lib50
56  lib50    8 months ago

I was so into songs last night, and can't resist this song for this seed.  The Kinks covered just about every subject.  This is Death of a Clown by Dave Davies of the Kinks.

 
 
 
lib50
57  lib50    8 months ago

Another that popped into my head.  Harry Nilsson (Son of Schmilsson album)  Your're Breaking My Heart.

You're Breaking My Heart
You're breakin' my heart
You're tearing it apart so fuck you
All I want to do is have a good time now I'm blue
You won't boogaloo
Run down to Tramps, have a dance or two, ooohhh
You're breakin' my heart
You're tearing it apart but fuck you
You're breakin' my heart
You're tearing it apart, boo-hoo
You stepped on my ass
You're breakin' my glasses too
You won't drive my car, might be a star
I've had enough of you
I'm goin' insane
There's no one to blame so fuck you
You can't have your way
There's nothing left to say
There's nothing

 
 
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