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Screw Willie Nelson! Here's the definitive version!
« on: February 14, 2010, 11:06:41 pm »
To hell with homophobic Willie Nelson.  

Here is the definitive version of "He Was a Friend of Mine":

[youtube=425,350]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pYzn8wxs9sI[/youtube]
« Last Edit: March 04, 2013, 05:40:02 pm by southendmd »

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Re: Screw Willie Nelson! Here's the definitive version!
« Reply #1 on: February 14, 2010, 11:21:07 pm »
Loved the vocals and the harmonica. Thank you, friend!!
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Re: Screw Willie Nelson! Here's the definitive version!
« Reply #2 on: February 14, 2010, 11:52:57 pm »

Thanks for posting this Paul!  Dylan is a much, much better musician/poet than Nelson anyway IMO.  A totally different league.

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Re: Screw Willie Nelson! Here's the definitive version!
« Reply #3 on: February 19, 2010, 02:05:36 am »

I've added this version to the BBM Radio playlist...  :)

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Re: Screw Willie Nelson! Here's the definitive version!
« Reply #4 on: February 19, 2010, 02:17:34 am »
Thanks, Paul, for finding Dylan's version and to Eric for adding it to the play list.  It's hard to describe the depth of my disappointment with Nelson over these past months at what I can only call profiteering.  I shouldn't have been surprised, but I was just the same.  It's sad because since then, if a Willie song comes on, I change the channel.  And I'm learning to play guitar and I'm avoiding him like the plague.  I don't need to know anything he did.  So, I hope you're happy with your legacy, Wille.  It's not Farm Aid I'll be remembering you for, sadly.
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Re: Screw Willie Nelson! Here's the definitive version!
« Reply #5 on: February 19, 2010, 03:10:21 am »



   I always loved Willie.  I had downloaded my four disc set of music, onto my
computer.  I have gone through and deleated them all.  Never again will I have
to listen to a man, that places the dollar above honor.



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Re: Screw Willie Nelson! Here's the definitive version!
« Reply #6 on: February 19, 2010, 04:11:25 am »
I've missed something......what did Willlie Nelson do or say?
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Re: Screw Willie Nelson! Here's the definitive version!
« Reply #7 on: February 19, 2010, 09:06:52 am »
I've missed something......what did Willlie Nelson do or say?

Take a look here, Sue:

http://bettermost.net/forum/index.php/topic,36828.0.html

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Re: Screw Willie Nelson! Here's the definitive version!
« Reply #8 on: February 19, 2010, 11:04:14 am »
Thanks, Paul, for finding Dylan's version and to Eric for adding it to the play list.  It's hard to describe the depth of my disappointment with Nelson over these past months at what I can only call profiteering.  I shouldn't have been surprised, but I was just the same.  It's sad because since then, if a Willie song comes on, I change the channel.  And I'm learning to play guitar and I'm avoiding him like the plague.  I don't need to know anything he did.  So, I hope you're happy with your legacy, Wille.  It's not Farm Aid I'll be remembering you for, sadly.

Lynne, I very much agree with you.  The situation makes me so sad on numerous levels.  It also mars my experience of my BBM soundtrack CD.  I've loved that CD for so long, but it's very disheartening to have that Nelson song there at this point.

I've added this version to the BBM Radio playlist...  :)

Good idea Eric!  It's Dylan's song anyway, so I think it's a great idea to go back to the original.  It's nice that there is another version to turn to.

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Re: Screw Willie Nelson! Here's the definitive version!
« Reply #9 on: February 19, 2010, 01:46:24 pm »
I'll confess:  I never liked Willie anyway.  "To all the girls I've loved before" and "Don't let your babies grow up to be cowboys" always grated on my nerves.  "You were always on my mind" could make me run from the room.   :-X

I tolerated him on the BBM soundtrack, but I secretly skipped over his song every time.  

The one thing I liked him for, was writing Patsy Cline's "Crazy".  

I've never been sure if Dylan wrote the song, as many sources cite it as "Traditional", some suggest that Dylan arranged an older, traditional folk song.  

Nanci Griffith has a less dirge-like version on her "Other Voices, Too" album.