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Glenn Lee
  
30 October 2012, 08:17 pm

Sending good thoughts your way as Sandy throws a doozy over the Eastern US. Also, have finally worn out my copy of Time and the Flying Snow, and am very seriously hoping that it is still in print (?)
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Thank you, Glenn; we got off lightly. The book is still in print, as is One to Sing, One to Haul.


Eric Singer
  
28 October 2012, 02:36 pm

Have loved your music since the Verve album in the 60's. Is that available on DVD? How about individual cuts from that? And when is your next concert in the New York area? Your music has stoo the test of time. Very few can say that. -----------------------
Thank you, Eric.
Verve has stonewalled that album, but over the years I've been re-recording present versions of those songs, so stay tuned.
Gordon


Carolyn Stanley
Connecticut
  
16 October 2012, 01:58 pm

My husband and I had a delightful time at the "Working on the Water" gathering at the Sail Power and Steam Museum on Saturday, October 6, 2012. Gordon, you were the consummate host - adding your wonderful performances and wry humor in your introductions. I shall never stop chuckling at your description of one of the performers as "bicoastal". Yet, you never overshadowed your guests. I was so taken by your rendition of "All My Sailors" that I researched it. It is on your Schooners album. I purchased it from Amazon, and it just arrived. I skipped to that cut right away and played it three or four times. Now I'm listening to the rest of the album and am enjoying it greatly. I told you of my fondness for the performances of Anne Dodson. You are also high on my list. I hope to hear you perform again someday soon. I noticed you are coming to CT next spring, so who knows. Thank you again for such a wonderful afternoon.


UncleDude
Connecticut
  
12 October 2012, 09:59 pm

I just discovered your music and it's making a profound change in my life I'm now going to devote more time to my guitar playing. you're an inspiration. I'm looking for a small wooden dory with a lug sail to work on. ya see, this is my second attempt in treatment and i feel like Kagan in his dory; the more the wind blows, the more I want to get back home; but I'm afraid I can't hear that gong buoy anymore. today is october 12 and your playing in New London, close to me but it's treatment day and i can't make it. some day I hope to hear you sing this song live. thank you for your music.------------------------------- Dude, thanks for the kind words. See if you can get hold of an Uncle Henry's Swap and Sell It Guide, published here in Maine. Put yoiur request in ther Wanted section. I'll ask a cou8ple people who might know of one, Keep in touch. GB


Ron Swenson
Michigan
  
31 August 2012, 10:21 am

Thanks so much for the countless hours of listening to your CDs. On a recent trip to Deer Isle, ME I picked up your CD "Schooners" and was awestruck by "Wiscasset Schooners", which metaphorically parallels the lives of the aged in their waning years. Is it possible to purchase sheet music for this wonderful work? Thanks.
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Written by Lois Lyman of Lincolnville, ME, it's on P 66 of my songbook One to Sing, One to Haul. Gordon


Joanie Holmes
Maine
  
29 August 2012, 02:57 pm

It was a pleasure to finally meet you in person at your benefit concert in Rockport for Station Maine, as well as the added pleasure of meeting your equally talented wife. My husband and I are looking forward to hearing you both perform in Bristol. What a treat.

By pure serendipity, I came across your grandfather's autobiography and was fascinated with his story. Especially interesting was his visit with my great, great uncle Oliver Wendell Holmes Sr. when he was on his quest to gather as many signatures of famous people as he could. My uncle spent some time with him and gave him one of his newly published miniature poetry books. I was pleased that your grandfather asked my uncle to inscribe the frontispiece with a verse from his and my favorite poem, The Voiceless. I have carried that verse around with me for 30 years - "Alas for those who never sing, but die with all their music in them." Your grandfather would have been very proud of you. -Joanie, Lincolnville
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Thanks, Joannie. It was good to see you and your husband in Bristol.


Gordon
Maine
  
17 August 2012, 10:28 am

....for Laura Driscoll from MA;
Dear Laura, we're still pondering about that song you asked about from the Newburyport concert. My wife wonders whether I might have sung "Lonesome Robin" by Bob Coltman, even though it's not on the list... could that be it?
Gordon


Cheryl
Massachusetts
  
30 July 2012, 10:43 pm

Hi Gordon,
I don't think there's any cooincidence about finding some of your cassetts while going through my mom's house as she is in assisted living now. My dad died 5 years ago and played guitar, harmonica and loved his music, but I didn't remember him listening to you or ever hearing these cassetts. So I researched you here and listened to some and found myself connecting with my dad again. Now the other "funny" thing about all this is that my dad also loved sailing; had his own boat for a while in Florida in later years.
Before cleaning out the house I had planned to go on a windjammer cruise out of Camden ME on the Grace Bailey and that is coming up soon, Aug. 17th.
So there I'll be; sailing on the coast where you inspired my dad with your music. It seems that there's a message for me in all this but I don't know what. Just that I thought it kind of neat ; the connection of the sailing and finding your music; reminding me that my dad is still looking out for me I guess. ;-) Thanks for being a connection to my dad. I'm glad I've discovered more about him through you.
Cheryl



Charlene M. Nelson
Maine
  
25 June 2012, 09:20 am

Hello Gordon; Enjoyed your concert in Jonesport ..so did my Mom. She hadn't heard you before except for when I'm playing your CD's. Had a great time and as always..great to see you again. Thank you so much for coming.
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Thanks Charlene; hope to see you Sunday. GB


Kevin Meyer
Tennessee
  
22 June 2012, 04:12 pm

Where can I find sheet music for "An Duran"?
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That's strange, Kevin: our chorus is just working on a double-chorus-arrangement of An Diran Than now. Send me your mail address or a S.A.S.E. and I'll send it on to you. I'll assume you want the simple form, witjh chords. Key of G okay? Gordon


Theresa Ross
Virginia
  
07 June 2012, 11:51 am

Hello Gordon, I am heading "down range" next month and as and old sailor your old fat boat song has been running in my mind. Thank you for the music in my head. -Theresa


DeAn Krey
Wisconsin
  
27 May 2012, 09:01 am

Gordon, A dear friend of mine crossed
over last week. At his very simple wake
the card that was distributed in memory of him...had Only his name and dates of birth and death on it...his photo and the last verse of Brandy Tree. His daughter said he had told her
it was exactly how he felt about leaving. I have memorizied it now to
keep him in mind. Thank You.


JC Campbell
Arkansas
  
16 April 2012, 12:43 pm

Mr. Bok,
Can you settle a long standing question? Did you write the song, "0h lower the yawl boat?" The first verse is "Seven old hookers come driving the bay."
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I got it from a traditional chantey in which the chorus went:
"There's only one thing that grieves me
OH LOWER THE BOAT DOWN
It's my poor wife and babY
LOWER THE LONGBOAT DOWN"
A bunch of us schooner-folk made the verses. Can't remember where the tune came from. If you find out more, let me know. Thanks. Gordon


Nancy
Connecticut
21 March 2012, 11:51 am

Would you send me the lyrics of Glenlogie(sp?), please. Thanks much. Glad we made the trek to the houseconcert at Janet's last Saturday.


Deb
Oregon
  
22 February 2012, 12:53 pm

Dear Mr. Bok,
I have loved your music now for many years. I also like to play songs on my guitar and dulcimer at home. One of my favorite melodies is Naskeag Harbor. Does it exist in a song book somewhere or just on sheet music? I have looked high and low on the internet and haven't found it. thought I would go to the source.

Thank you.

Deb
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I don't think it has been written , Deb, but I'll ask Tom Judge, the fellow who made the tune. Gordon


Sandy Hutchinson
Georgia
  
08 February 2012, 10:19 am

Hi Gordon, My posting sent in Oct. must have been one of the lost - so here I am again. I first heard about you in Sept. at a B&B in Lubec. We met a couple from California - they traveled to Maine just to attend one of your concerts. When I returned home I checked your wedsite and ordered some cd's. I love Maine and the Maritimes, folk music and songs of the sea. You are a wonderful addition to my life.

This year we will be in Maine in June and I have already ordered tickets to see you in Jonesport on the 23rd.
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Thanks, Sandy. Say hello after the concert if you have time.
Gordon


Gordon
Maine
  
07 February 2012, 02:46 pm

Sorry if there's any confusion here, folks...we switched to a new host, and some emails and postings have gotten repeated or even lost in the ether. We hope you'll be patient with us.

Thanks
Gordon


Lou and Maura LaRocca
Connecticut
  
23 January 2012, 10:00 am

Gordon and Carol, Thank you for touring. We look forward to hearing you live. Your music is timeless and so New England and The Maritimes. All the Best, Lou and Maura


John Moonitz
Europe - Other
  
11 January 2012, 08:59 am

I was raised on your music . . . I remember listening to Bay of Fundy at my father's home almost before I could speak. I just wanted to thank you for all that you have given, it has touched my life profoundly


Bob Brady
Connecticut
  
01 January 2012, 12:24 pm

Happy New Year to you & Carol. A beautiful, clear, mild morning on Long Island Sound with "Other Eyes" to begin a new year. Thank you.


 
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