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 Post subject: RIP Mary Travers
PostPosted: Wed Sep 16, 2009 10:38 pm
  

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http://www.google.com/hostednews/ap/art ... gD9AOOVA04

Only 72...so sad. I met her at a party once. A very nice lady with an incredible voice who really made a difference.

Vaya con Dios, Mary Travers.

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 Post subject: Re: RIP Mary Travers
PostPosted: Wed Sep 16, 2009 10:46 pm
  

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This one truly breaks my heart. I can't express it.


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PostPosted: Wed Sep 16, 2009 11:00 pm
  

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So very sad! I'm glad that I did get a chance to meet her a few years ago.


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 Post subject: Re: RIP Mary Travers
PostPosted: Wed Sep 16, 2009 11:16 pm
  

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Oh so sorry to hear this at only 72. RIP Mary but I will be posting your You Tube stuff all over this world for the next 2 weeks or more.


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 Post subject: Re: RIP Mary Travers
PostPosted: Wed Sep 16, 2009 11:31 pm
  

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:cry:

I saw her solo shows several times during the '70s/'80s and they were just great. I couldn't help tonight thinking of her adaptation of Edna St. Vincent Millay's "The Conscientious Objector," which begins, "I shall die, but that is all I shall do for death."


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 Post subject: Re: RIP Mary Travers
PostPosted: Wed Sep 16, 2009 11:55 pm
  

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oh, beautiful poem...

"I will not tell him the whereabouts of my friends
nor of my enemies either.
Though he promise me much,
I will not map him the route to any man's door.
Am I a spy in the land of the living,
that I should deliver men to Death?
Brother, the password and the plans of our city
are safe with me; never through me
Shall you be overcome."

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 Post subject: Re: RIP Mary Travers
PostPosted: Thu Sep 17, 2009 12:34 am
  

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Well this link ain't by Mary but she would say it was just as good.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=juld3C32sWQ

I wish someone would post the screen for it down grades the song by just the link instead of the screen.


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 Post subject: Re: RIP Mary Travers
PostPosted: Thu Sep 17, 2009 3:49 am
  

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Oh this will always be my favorite from Mary:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3OiOlnoyljk

(Wiz?


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 Post subject: Re: RIP Mary Travers
PostPosted: Thu Sep 17, 2009 4:41 am
  

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This hurts.


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 Post subject: Re: RIP Mary Travers
PostPosted: Thu Sep 17, 2009 6:06 am
  

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I am very sad. Her music was with me for most of my life.


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 Post subject: Re: RIP Mary Travers
PostPosted: Thu Sep 17, 2009 7:44 am
  

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I was lucky enough to see them a few times back home. At the folk festival and some small coffe houses. I remember the first time I heard them, I was young and my uncle played Puff for me, I was a fan then and there. She was great and will be missed in the folk world but memories live on.
"I'm in love with a big blue frog-a big blue frog loves me....."


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 Post subject: Re: RIP Mary Travers
PostPosted: Thu Sep 17, 2009 8:08 am
  

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I'm so sad to have to wake up and hear this news. My girlfriend and I went to see PP&M at Bethel Woods a few months ago. Sadly, due to her failing health, Mary was unable to attend. She was then and will continue to be sorely missed.

I just found this beautiful rendition of I Shall Be Released performed by Mary Travers, Cass Elliot and Joni Mitchell (3 of my all time favorite female vocalists) on youtube. I can't believe I've never seen or heard this before.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dz9JCuahXUs

RIP Mary.


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 Post subject: Re: RIP Mary Travers
PostPosted: Thu Sep 17, 2009 8:09 am
  

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I just heard the news and am so sad. I've listened to Mary since I was a little kid. She was a big influence on me as a harmonizer. She's someone I'll always hear.....

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 Post subject: Re: RIP Mary Travers
PostPosted: Thu Sep 17, 2009 10:00 am
  

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RIP for sure. You earned it.


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 Post subject: Re: RIP Mary Travers
PostPosted: Thu Sep 17, 2009 12:40 pm
  

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Saw her in a solo performance on Long Island years back. I'll never forget the way she totally (and peacefully) talked down a heckler in the audience. She will be missed.


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