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Sister Golden Hair Lyrics - help?

Discussion in 'Theory and Technique' started by Greg Ellis, Jul 18, 2019.

  1. Greg Ellis

    Greg Ellis

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    Sorry if this is the wrong forum - not sure where to put a question like this...

    I'm trying to learn Sister Golden Hair and I'm stuck on a lyric in the chorus.

    Every reference I can find on the internet writes the chorus like this (i.e. WRONG):

    Will you meet me in the middle? Will you meet me in the air?
    Will you love me just a little? Just enough to show you care?

    But if you listen to the song, you'll realize there's a word missing, in between JUST and ENOUGH.

    Just BE enough to show you care?
    Just MEAN enough to show you care?

    What the heck are they singing?

    Anybody know?
     
  2. JBFairthorne

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    I dunno I’ve never heard the word you’re referring to. Maybe it’s just the phrasing sounding like an extra word is there. He hangs on the Eeeee a bit in enough. However, I’ve listened to this song a million times and the lyrics as I know them are...just enough to show you care.
     
  3. CathodeRay

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    Listen to them perform it live.

     
  4. Greg Ellis

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    Just DO enough to show you care?

    maybe?
     
  5. JBFairthorne

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    I listened to that version too. There is NO extra word. Your ears are playing tricks on you. The line is....jus teeeee nough to show you care.
     
  6. CathodeRay

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    With a silent "D" and a silent "O".
     
  7. ronmac

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    Laurel
     
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  8. DaddyDog

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    Just ee-ee-nough to show you care.

    I've been playing this song for 40 years. No one will notice. Trust me.
     
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  9. knight_yyz

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    sounds like just ee unnuff, Like he couldn't decide to say enough or if he should say unough
     
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  10. Greg Ellis

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    Last I checked, there's only two syllables in the word "enough".

    Artistic license, you could make it three, I guess.

    I wonder if the LP liner had the lyrics on it.

    Anybody got this record on vinyl? It's called "Hearts".
     
  11. jb welder

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    Lyrics are on the 'Greatest Hits' inner sleeve.
    It's "just enough". Like others said, he drags out the e in enough to hit 2 notes with it.

    Anyway, forget about this one, the chicks all wanna hear Muskrat Love. ;)
     
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  12. JBFairthorne

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    I’m curious why you refuse to believe when EVERYONE is telling you the same thing? Like NO ONE in the history of music or poetry has EVER adjusted the syllables or sound of a word to suit the situation. It’s called phrasing. If you’re unconvinced then sing it the way you want...wrong.
     
  13. ronmac

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    As Bob Dylan once said... "It used to go like that, but now it goes like theeeee..is."
     
  14. Greg Ellis

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    LOL.

    Like there's never been a situation before when the popular opinion was incorrect? I could refer you to some recent political elections if you like...

    I've struggled quite a lot with chords and lyrics I've pulled off the internet. Pretty much all of them contain mistakes or misinterpretations. And it's quite common to see those errors propagate onto multiple sites unchecked.

    I'm fine with "just ee-enough". That's a weird way to sing it, but ok.

    It's a bit like Blue Rodeo's " 'til I-eeee-I am myself... again". I get it.

    jb, I'm not doin' Muskrat Love. Not in a million years. LOL
     
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  15. JBFairthorne

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    Yeah the info on the internet regarding chords/lyrics can be sketchy. Probably because most sites are using user submitted data. You can’t take everything at face value. Most times you need to know enough to know whether someone is right or wrong...usually by learning it one way and realizing it just doesn’t sound right.
     

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