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Gordon Lightfoot on Songwriting

Nicholas Jennings, SOCAN Words and Music, Winter 2003

ON AN UNSEASONABLY warm Thanksgiving, Gordon Lightfoot is in an uncharacteristically reflective mood, sipping coffee and looking back on a career that has produced every kind of song imaginable: historical epics, romantic ballads, sea shanties, country ditties, folk-style protests and bluesy "toe-tappers", to use Lightfoot's quaint term for his uptempo numbers.

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