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Discussion in 'Everything Else' started by Steve Freides, Sep 20, 2019.

  1. Steve Freides

    Steve Freides Forum Administrator Senior Certified Instructor

    Apparently it's the 50th anniversary of the release of this song.

    I have no idea what the lyrics are or what they mean, but boy, is it great listening for someone my age.

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ph1GU1qQ1zQ

    Happy Friday, Happy Weekend.

    -S-
     
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  2. Billy59

    Billy59 Double-Digit Post Count

    Steve, that made my day! That song's been a favorite of mine for about 45 years.

    As for lyrics and meaning, there are some articles out there overanalyzing this song, but I'd rather just enjoy it.
     
  3. North Coast Miller

    North Coast Miller More than 2500 posts

  4. Bunn

    Bunn Triple-Digit Post Count

    That was awesome Steve, great find.
     
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  5. Steve Freides

    Steve Freides Forum Administrator Senior Certified Instructor

    50 years ago when this song came out, I was in my first year of high school. Geez, I'm getting old ....

    Since we're off topic, my story from today: I was walking to the grocery store and saw a man with a walker trying to cross a relatively busy street. I stopped traffic in both directions for him - probably not legal but it seemed like the right thing to do. After he got across, he thanked me, then he said, "Don't get old" so I asked him how old he thought I was, and he said 40. That made my day.

    -S-
     
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  6. Oscar

    Oscar Quadruple-Digit Post Count

    Great song and great version. I watched Easy Rider for the first time some days back and for some reason hearing this song again touched me somehow.
     
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  7. offwidth

    offwidth More than 5000 posts

    I've had the good fortune to see Robbie Robertson and the Band play The Weight live 3 times.
     
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  8. Steve Freides

    Steve Freides Forum Administrator Senior Certified Instructor

    Peter Fonda died about a month ago .

    -S-
     

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