♫ Beautiful ♫

I was looking for a Rolling Stones’ song I might not have yet played, but found none that I particularly liked.  So, I switched to Gordon Lightfoot and found this one that I have always loved … don’t know why I haven’t played it before!  But … I found naught more than a brief mention over at SongFacts, my usual ‘go-to’ place for music trivia.  So, I dug a little deeper and found a blog, Poppaculture’s Blog, where there was a post from ten years ago all about Lightfoot in general, and this song in particular …

“Beautiful” is simply that—a gorgeous love song wrapped in the simplicity of an acoustic arrangement and accented by the lush timbre of Lightfoot’s poetic resonance. This has always been a personal favorite.

Gordon Meredith Lightfoot, Jr. was born in Ontario, Canada, in 1938. Valerie Magee writes on Lightfoot’s website: “His parents recognized and encouraged his interest in music; his first appearance at Massey Hall in Toronto … was just before he turned 13, as the winner of a competition for boys with unchanged voices. After a background in barbershop quartets, and as a member of a duo, Lightfoot struck out on his own in the early 60s.”

Sadly, Poppaculture seems to have quit blogging in 2018, but he did almost exclusively music posts while he did blog.

This song charted at #13 in Canada and #58 in the U.S., but did not make the charts in the UK as far as I can find.  Too bad … I think it’s … Beautiful!

Beautiful
Gordon Lightfoot

At times I just don’t know
How you could be anything but beautiful
I think that I was made for you
And you were made for me

And I know that I won’t ever change
‘Cause we’ve been friends
Through rain or shine
For such a long, long time

Laughing eyes and smiling face
It seems so lucky just to have the right
Of telling you with all my might
You’re beautiful tonight

And I know that you will never stray
‘Cause you’ve been that way
From day to day
For such a long, long time

And when you hold me tight
How could life be anything but beautiful
I think that I was made for you
And you were made for me

And I know that I won’t ever change
‘Cause we’ve been friends
Through rain or shine
For such a long, long time

And I must say it means so much to me
To be the one who’s telling you
I’m telling you
That you’re beautiful

Source: Musixmatch
Songwriters: Gordon Lightfoot

16 thoughts on “♫ Beautiful ♫

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  2. Jill, Lightfoot has the ideal voice to sing this love song. It has long been a favorite of mine. In my business and personal travels, a Lightfoot greatest hits CD had a constant place in my six CD player in my car. Keith

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  3. Pleasant, but I don’t think it’s his best. He had very little chart success here: at the time this came out there were some very big singer-songwriter names dominating our charts, eg Neil Young and James Taylor, to name but two.

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