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07 November 2011, 02:47 pm

The question was from Laura Driscoll in Massachusetts:

what was the name of the sweet song that had the refrain about "one more time before i go"?i want to learn it-again-thank you so much-laura

Or maybe it would be on your set list from the Newburyport concert, Oct 1.
Can't identify it from the setlist,Laura; sorry about that.

Mike & Claire Dellerson
29 October 2011, 08:54 pm

Wildbirds is your latest that touches our souls, of many throughout the years. We lost our dear little parrot, of 28 years that knew your music just as well as we do. His name was Pecker and he was unique. Everyone who met him felt a connection. When playing your music, he would sway to the rhythm and often join in vocally to the sound of your voice. He became animated especially when Ed and Ann joined you. We would love a copy of the lyrics to Wildbirds and we'd like to share the following prayer that we acquired after an early morning balloon ride. We buried our little guy with a copy and recitation of it.
Baloonist's Prayer:
The winds have welcomed you with softness.
The sun has blessed you with warm hands.
You have flown so high and so well.
That God has joined you in your laughter,
and set you gently back
Into the loving arms of Mother Earth.

Melvin McLeod
Canada - Nova Scotia
20 October 2011, 08:20 am

Dear Mr. Bok,

Your music has meant a lot to me since I first arrived in the Maritime world of Nova Scotia thirty years ago, and I have just ordered CD's of two of your albums to replace long-lost cassettes I have pined for for years. I am the editor of the Shambhala Sun, a Buddhist magazine based here, and I would be very happy to give you a subscription if you send me a mailing address. From the great integrity and heart of your work, I think you might like it.

Very best wishes, Melvin McLeod
Thank you, Melvin.

laura driscoll
02 October 2011, 01:41 pm

dear dear gordon-we saw and heard you last night in newburyport at first parish.it was beautiful.my love had seen you before but i had not-it was a treat for both of us-especially since he is now on o2 and just got out of the hospital.what was the neame of the sweet song that had the refrain about "one more time before i go"?i want to learn it-again-thank you so much-laura ____________________________
Laura, I'm afraid I'll need a few more words to identify that song. Gordon

Christa Jennings
22 September 2011, 01:30 am

Hi Gordon, looking at your site reminds me of the days when my mom, Jean Finke, arranged concerts for you, and for Ann and Ed, in California. Do you ever get out here any more?
Christa, give my best to your mother, aand yes, I sing on the west coast every few years. Stay well,

Susan Eddy
Canada - New Brunswick
01 September 2011, 09:26 am

My siblings & I took Dad to a concert you were giving in Kennebunk on his 80th birthday. He was always a huge fan of yours, so when he died a few months after his 90th birthday, we decide to sing Isle au Haute Lullaby at his memorial service on Monhegan next week. I've just suggested that song for your next album because I learned it from a songbook & have always imagined you singing it rather than Ann.
We recorded it last month, Susan

Paul Butler
21 August 2011, 04:01 am

Dear Gordon, I became acquainted with your music at the Meadowlark Music camp in Maine, August 2010, and am forever grateful for that experience. Is there a piano and cello arrangement of "Sherry's Song" that I can purchase? I would love to perform that at one of our noontime concerts at work. Best, Paul Butler
Sent the tune & chords to you lastz week...hope you got it. GB

Mike O'Connor
UK - England - Southwest
07 July 2011, 04:20 pm

Dear Gordon,
Best wishes from Cornwall, where you have many friends.
All the best, Mike

06 July 2011, 08:47 am

You will sing at the CCOBristol this fall. I would rally enjoy the song you sang years ago in Damariscotta-it related to nuclear energy. The chorus had something to do with writing your mother and watering your plants. Actually will enjoy anything you choose to sing.
That song is called (I think) " In case of Nuclear Attack ", Mary, and was written by Jan Harmon. I never learned it, and the only one I know who sings ity is Lois Lyman, of Lincolnville. Hope that helps.

North Carolina
03 July 2011, 10:45 am

Been trying to find an album or the lyrics to a song about "that silly old fool will go down on the bay" except I have forgotten the song's exact title. Have loved that song for years but can only remember the first verse.
It's called Mrs. MacDonald's Lament, Charlie, and it's on a Folk Legacy album called Peter Kagan and the Wind.We sell that album at Timberhead music.

nadine laughlin
02 July 2011, 08:29 am

blessings and gratitude always...thank you for sharing Go East as you do, Gordon.
Thank you, dear.

Brian Power
11 June 2011, 02:06 pm

I just wanted to say that I have always revered Gordon's music since 1972 when I and Tom Dwyer hitchhiked to Maine from New Jersey, and camped out on Gordons kitchen floor in Rockport for a week or so and participated in a local concert. I have been playing Fundy Bay, which is my father's favorite of Gordon's tunes, for close to 40 years, and it is still one of my favorites too.
Nice to see you still doing well after all these years.

Michael Shopenn
29 May 2011, 11:48 pm

Dear Gordon, More than 32 years ago my then partner and I heard Peter Kagan and the Wind and, ironically, a very dear friend named Joyce Briere did the photo of you on the cover of that album.My son, Kagan, turns 32 this year and that song and my son has been and always will be a deep stream running through my life. Thank you.

27 May 2011, 10:48 am

To Deena from Ithaca:
Thanks for that information, Deena. I did get one of those guitar cusions, and it works better than the one I cobbled up. Enjoy the summer.

Gordon F Wiley
27 April 2011, 02:05 pm

Dear Mr. Bok. Thank you for the years of beautiful music.I have been a fan since a young boy. My father and I found a common ground in your stories and music, and at times I believe it even brought us closer.The songs of fishing, boats,and the characters involved,have raised my spirits at times when life presented its challenges. Thank you again, and I look forward to seeing you and Carol in Sept.Gordon F.Wiley

22 April 2011, 12:31 pm

My husband and I were long-time fans. He particularly loved your song, "Turning Toward the Morning," and said (more than once) that he wanted to have those words engraved on his tombstone when he died. Last year he passed away at age 77, and while I couldn't get the entire song on the bench containing his ashes, I did have "Turning toward the morning" engraved at the bottom of the bench. We played the CD of you performing the song at his memorial service, and people seemed very moved by it. I think the sentiment is lovely and valid, and I wanted to thank you for giving us this sweet way to say goodbye.

New York
03 April 2011, 10:46 am

If you want to look at that guitar cushion look at Strings By Mail, accessories,guitar support. It's called Dynarette Support Cushion (big/small).I think it will help.
Deena from Ithaca

THANK YOU, Deena! Gordon

Hal Hills
28 March 2011, 07:37 pm

As I drove through Cardrona, New Zealand, your gin and raspberry song popped through my head. I knew the song was New Zealand but never expected to go go to that area.

24 March 2011, 02:43 pm

Dear Andy,

Thanks for your note, glad you liked Other Eyes. I listened to your recent album again today and as usual, it brought the sun out. I loved your tune "Claim Jumper's Freilach." As a banjo piece it was a delightful crack-up. I don't think I've heard much Sephardic music before; such beautiful tunes. I think they must be a great treasury. I know I took two photos of the 'cellamba that you asked for but my camera swears I didn't. I'll try to rectify that soon. Stay well, keep on making that good music.

Brian Shoor
18 March 2011, 02:00 am

I remember many times being swept away by you music. My father, Sandy, always appreciated your style. All the best to you.

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