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Oct 18, 2015

Gordon Lightfoot - Sundown (1974)

Gordon Lightfoot - Sundown (1974) on Sundown Album
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"Sundown" is a song by Canadian folk artist Gordon Lightfoot, released as a single in March 1974.

Sundown reached number one on the U.S. Billboard Hot 100 and easy listening charts and number thirteen on the Hot Country singles chart, as well as number one in Canada on RPM‍ '​s national singles chart. It was Lightfoot's only single to reach number one on the Hot 100.

Apr 14, 2015

Gordon Lightfoot - Early Mornin' Rain (1966)

Gordon Lightfoot - Early Mornin' Rain (1966)

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Early Morning Rain (sometimes "Early Mornin' Rain") is a song composed and recorded by Canadian singer-songwriter Gordon Lightfoot. The song appears on his debut album Lightfoot! (1966) and in a re-recorded version on the 1975 compilation Gord's Gold.
Lightfoot composed the song in 1964, supposedly inspired by seeing off a friend at the Los Angeles airport some years previous. The lyrics suggest someone down on his luck, standing by an airport fence and observing the thunderous takeoff of a Boeing 707 jetliner. The general narrative of the song can be taken as a sort of jet-age musical allegory to a hobo of yesteryear lurking around a railroad yard attempting to surreptitiously board and ride a freight train.