What are your favorite sad songs

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  1. RoscoeElegante

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    Wanna answer, "My own!" But the narcissism and possible depressiveness of that scares me. The ones that poured out of me during a wrenching divorce and the loss of six family members within two years sure were anguish-packed things, though. Even wrote three about parents losing a child, though that's not happened. I have to stare at the floor when I sing 'em or even play the chords or the feelings surge back. Talk about venting felt and dreaded pain. Definitely a blues addict here, without all the 7th chords.

    But of others' songs...jeez, a LOT! So much true art is shaping pain into form to make that pain bearable, seems to me. (Not exactly a new observation, that, eh?)

    To pick just one:


    But there's always this one, too:


    Can we substitute "melancholy" for "sad," as the only music that truly makes me sad is stuff that lacks soul. Emotionally meaningless stuff. For as a wise man, who envied music as "the art of arts," once put it:
    https://www.nobelprize.org/prizes/literature/1949/faulkner/speech/
     
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    A little lesson for me in sad songs and context matters tonight. At the gig in the banjo set (I know, I know) I played The Beatles In My Life followed by Swing Low, Sweet Chariot and as I did I remembered that a friend in the audience lost her Dad just a few days before. She was crying. More than a little wrung out after a long week, she and her husband headed home. We all hugged - and I totally love these people - but I felt pretty bad. This is when the sad songs really hit you. "If you get there before I do. (Coming for to carry me home.) Tell them I am a-coming there too." No deep insights here. Just decompressing. My Dad died over 15 years ago; I still think about him every day.
     
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    This ?


    But John otway is forgiven because he did give us the saddest song ever !

     
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    That's singing.
    This album was like a course in fingerpicking for me when I was learning.
     
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    Really good...

     
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    These are among sad songs that get me:







     
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    Aw, c'mon. This, is the saddest song ever.

    "....my dog died yesterday
    and left me quite alone..."

     
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  18. ASATKat

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    This has to be one of the most bizarre huge hits of the 50s. A happy go lucky melody that you could sing and have fun with at parties. Hmm,,,

     
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    ”What are your favorite sad songs”

    There are seriously too many to list...just the blues ones would fill a book
     
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