Ready to fall in — or out — of LOVE? If you missed Folk Alley’s special two-hour Member All-Request show on Valentine’s Day, Tuesday, February 14, you can listen again, anytime!
Elena See shares songs requested by Folk Alley members that explore “matters of the heart” — the good, the bad…and the ugly.
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Kate Wolf, “Give Yourself to Love”: Two requests. One from Gayle Leberg a member in Bothell, WA; and Leland a member in Haefner, TX, who says, “It’s arguably her best.
William Prince, “Sing Me a Song (featuring Serena Ryder)”: To Christy, from Jim – Folk Alley members in Allen, Texas
Townes Van Zandt, “To Live is to Fly”: Requested by Jeff a member in Peninsula, OH. Jeff says: “This CD was constantly playing on my car’s CD player when I first met the young woman who would become my wife. This song in particular will always remind me of her and those exhilarating first few days, weeks, and months of our budding relationship.”
Lyle Lovett, “If I Needed You”: Requested by Steve Sauter, a member in Needham, MA. Steve says:: “This song was played and sung at our wedding (Leah and me) by family members, who added a stanza customized to us.”
Steve Earle, “Goodbye”: Requested Tom Kennedy, member in Roanoke, VA: Tom says: “I frequently went to Mexico whenever I broke up with a woman. It’s a very healing space.”
Bonnie Raitt, “Love Has No Pride”: Request by Nancy, a member in Washington, DC who says: This song made me cry four decades ago and still gets me. Universal truths.”
Taj Mahal, “Is You Is Or Is You Ain’t My Baby”: Requested by Scott Thompson an member in Bluffton, SC
John Prine/Iris DeMent, “In Spite of Ourselves”: Requested by Jerry Schwartz, a member in Westfield, NJ. Jerry says, “this is for Nina, who actually is not a fan of convict movies.”
Bill Staines, “Music to Me”: Requested by Tom, a member in Merchantville, NJ: “It reminds me of my deceased wife, Deanie.”
Delaney & Bonnie, “Never Ending Song of Love”: Requested by Hank, a member in Lancaster, South Carolina
The Pogues, “Dirty Old Town”: Requested by Bob Irving a member from Calais, ME: “Just had foot surgery and my wife has to take care of me. One of our favorite songs from way back.”
Neal & Leandra, “Old Love”: Request by Lucia, in Donahue, Iowa. This is dedicated to Bill. She says: “this song has become our mantra as we age together; our life is nothing fancy, but it’s well-worn and comfortable, and that’s good enough.”
Lucinda Williams, “I Just Wanted to See You so Bad”: An anonymous request.
Robert Earl Keen: “Gringo Honeymoon”: Request by Don Coulter a member from Augusta, GA wanted to hear this song.
David Wilcox, “Start with the Ending”: Requested by David Nacham in Tempe, Arizona. David says:: “This song has good advice if you’ve been too scared to openly share your heart. And if your relationship hasn’t’ ended, it’s not too late to start again.”
Red Molly, “May I Suggest”: Requested by Gene, a member in Fort Worth, TX and says: I’m requesting this for my sweetheart, Sarah. This is “Our Song.”
John Sebastian, “She’s a Lady”: Robert Seaman, a member in Ashville, NC wanted to hear this song.
Cheryl Wheeler, “Arrow”: Julie a member in Ann Arbor, MI requested this song.
Greg Brown, “You Drive Me Crazy”: Dan a member in Eugene, OR wanted to hear this. Dedicated to Jill.
Leon Redbone, “Seduced”: Requested by Dan Bowditch, a member in North Vancouver, British Columbia: “For Ursula, the love of my life – 54 years and growing stronger together every day!”
David Francey, “Lucky Man”: Requested by Richard, a member in Peterborough, Ontario, dedicated to Wendy, his wife of 23 years…and says, “I’m still the luckiest man.”
Crosby, Stills, Nash, and Young, “Our House”: Don & Sheila Swartz from Newbury, NH wanted to hear this song. They said, “The album Deja Vu came out not long before our wedding. We honeymooned driving trans Canada in a VW camper. We must of listened to this song dozens of times. A year later we purchased an abandoned, antique Colonial from 1737. We restored it and after nearly 53 years of marriage we sit looking out at a beautiful view in a house that the restored antique colonial house’s sale allowed us to eventually purchase ,…. ‘Our House”.
Karen Savoca, “Ready”: Todd Brown a. member in Baldwinsville, NY requested this song. Todd says, “This song describes a great life with the right person. It is our dream.”
Don McLean, “And I Love You So”: Requested by Frank Jakob in Kansas City, Missouri who says, “….it’s the complexity of love expressed in the simplicity of a gentle fingerstyle song.”
Kate Campbell, “A Perfect World”: Requested by Tom Burkett, a member in Granville, OH. Tom says: “This song is just the right blend of wistfulness and passion!”