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  Isn't That So
Posted by: Cindy M - 07-03-2021, 05:54 PM - Forum: Michael Discussion - No Replies

part of "Isn't That So" by Jesse Winchester 12/13/1980

https://mjblue.com/songs/isntthatso.mp3

Complete lyrics:

Well, he knew what he was doin'
When he put eyes into my head
If he didn't want me to lookin' at them pretty little women
He'd'a left my ol' eyeballs dead

Isn't that so
Tell me, isn't that so
You got to go when your heart says go
Isn't that so

Well, he knew what he was doin'
When he made that magic vine
His own son got a reputation
For turnin' water into wine

Isn't that so
Tell me, isn't that so
You got to go when your heart says go
Isn't that so

Let that line of least resistance lead me on
Let the line of least resistance lead me on

Well, he know what he was doin'
When he divided the high from the low
You got to bury seed in the womb, my friend
If you want the little seed to grow

Now, isn't that so
Isn't that so
You got to go when your heart says go
Isn't that so

You got to go when your heart says go
Isn't that so
Let that line of least resistance lead me on
Let the line of least resistance lead me on
Let your heart, let your heart, your heart lead you on
Let your heart, let your heart lead you on

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  Farewell to Lorien
Posted by: Cindy M - 06-26-2021, 01:19 PM - Forum: MJ YouTube - No Replies

https://youtu.be/a7MvYJ4FLMM

Michael Johnson - Farewell to Lorien
Words: J.R.R. Tolkein; Music: Michael Johnson & Mark Henley
Demo courtesy of Michael Johnson
Lyrics:
I sang of leaves, of leaves of gold
And leaves of gold there grew
Of wind I sang
A wind there came
And in the branches blew
Beyond the sun
Beyond the moon

Oh Lorien, the winter comes
The bare and leafless day
The leaves are falling in the stream
The river flows away
Beyond the sun
Beyond the moon

Oh Lorien
Too long I have lived upon this hither shore
And in a fading crown
Have twined the golden elanor
Oh Lorien
Too long I have lived upon this hither shore
And in a fading crown
Have twined the golden elanor

But if of ships I now should sing
What ship would come to me
What ship would bear me ever
Back across so wide a sea
Beyond the sun
Beyond the moon

Beyond the sun
Beyond the moon

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  Blossom
Posted by: Cindy M - 05-28-2021, 12:46 PM - Forum: MJ YouTube - No Replies

Early demo

hi strung guitar

https://youtu.be/F-5GTXOwcOY

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  Here Comes the Sun mp3
Posted by: Cindy M - 05-27-2021, 01:19 PM - Forum: Michael Discussion - Replies (4)

Here is an early version of Here Comes the Sun on his hi-strung guitar. Unfortunately the end was cut off.

Here Comes the Sun

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  Who Am I This Time
Posted by: Cindy M - 05-18-2021, 12:53 PM - Forum: MJ YouTube - No Replies

https://youtu.be/oWgo745HRiE

Songwriting Demo

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  If You Never Come to Me
Posted by: Cindy M - 05-06-2021, 10:53 AM - Forum: MJ YouTube - No Replies

https://youtu.be/UttK_X_3xWY

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  Sound 80 concert
Posted by: Cindy M - 04-26-2021, 05:46 PM - Forum: MJ YouTube - No Replies

MJ, Mark Henley and Ted Sherman

https://youtu.be/tQ1lMEDDdAc

Courtesy of Brian Junker. Not the best recording but better than my copy (no thanks to my brother  Wink ).

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Video Two sad songs from 1968 demo session (with John Denver)
Posted by: Boot Leg - 04-14-2021, 05:36 PM - Forum: MJ YouTube - No Replies



First I would like to say "Hi" to everyone here as I'm new to this forum!

This demo recording of Townes Van Zandt's "Waitin' Around to Die", sung by Michael Johnson, was recorded back in the summer of 1968. It is one of, if not the very first cover version of this very song. By the time this version was recorded, Townes 
hasn't even released his first album yet.

Michael was by then a member of folk group The Mitchell Trio, and you can hear in the beginning of the song that John Denver - another member of the trio - asked Michael to sing "Catch Another Butterfly", but Michael chose to do "Waitin' Around to Die" instead. I believe it was Paul Prestopino backing Michael on the bass guitar in this recording.

Though Michael's rendition is very different from Townes' original, it's still my favorite cover version of this very song.




This is another sad song about death, from the same demo session back in the summer of 1968. Michael was singing Tom Paxton's song "Now That I've Taken My Life" with John Denver singing harmony.

This recording, however, sounds more like a practice to me, as they haven't even decided which key to play in by then..

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  Upcoming
Posted by: Cindy M - 04-13-2021, 02:39 PM - Forum: Michael Discussion - Replies (2)

I’m going to start posting more concerts songs here recorded live and not good enough for YouTube. Also, I’m a day away from hooking my stereo up to my MacBook so will be converting a lot of great stuff.

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  1995 TV Show
Posted by: Cindy M - 04-12-2021, 03:07 PM - Forum: MJ YouTube - No Replies

[url=https://youtu.be/h6_MJ0JIcto][/url]https://youtu.be/h6_MJ0JIcto 

Miami Beach and She's Real

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