Gordon Lightfoot: Brace for the Obscure (60s rock)! — March 23, 2022

392) Gordon Lightfoot — “Oh Linda”

From his wonderful ‘66 album Lightfoot! (see #92, 167). The lyrics stand in stark contrast to the album’s “I’m Not Sayin’”!

“Oh gal, don’t you say goodbye now that I need you by my side” vs. “I’m not saying that I care if you love me . . . . I’m not saying I’ll be there when you want me.”

“Oh Linda you done me wrong. I’m gonna sing you a goodbye song. Sing a song that’s most unkind. I ain’t even gonna try to change your mind. Oh Linda, you made me grieve, I feel like I could die. Look out baby, the moon is falling down from your sky. Oh gal, don’t you say goodbye now that I need you by my side. Love me now or be on your way. If you go be gone to stay. I saw Linda late last night, dressed for town she looked alright. Painted eyes and lips like wine, walkin’ on down with a friend of mine. Oh gal don’t you say so long, I feel like I could die. Look out baby, the moon is falling down from your sky. Oh gal don’t you be unkind, I ain’t even gonna try to change your mind. Love me now or be on your way. If you go be gone to stay. Oh Linda, you made me grieve, I feel like I could die. Look out baby the moon is falling down from your sky. Oh gal, don’t you say goodbye now that I need you by my side. You can have everything I own. Take everything but a-come on home. Oh gal don’t you say so long, I feel like I could die. Look out baby, the moon is falling down from your sky. Oh gal, don’t you do me wrong. I’m gonna sing you a goodbye song. Sing a song that’s most unkind. I ain’t even gonna try to change your mind.”

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Here is a cover version by Harry Belafonte! —

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