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vanity - Levon Helm dying of throat cancer
4.18.12

Posted on 04/18/2012 7:05:35 AM PDT by InvisibleChurch

I read a thread yesterday about Levon Helm nearing the end of his life here on Earth. I don't know why it makes me so sad. I don't know anything about him except that he played in The Band but still it makes me sad to the point of tears. I found a song of his earlier this year and it touches me very much.

When I Go Away


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When I Go Away

Early in the morning When the church bells toll The choir's gonna sing And the hearse will roll On down to the graveyard Where it's cold and gray And then the sun's gonna shine Through the shadows When I go away

Don't want no sorrow For this old orphan boy I don't want no crying Only tears of joy I'm gonna see my mother Gonna see my father And I'll be bound for glory In the morning When I go away

I'll be lifted up to the clouds On the wings of angels There's only flesh and bones In the ground Where my troubles will stay

See that storm over yonder It's gonna rain all day But then the sun's gonna shine Through the shadows When I go away

(I'm going home - Lift me up) When I go away (No more trouble - I'm going home) (Lift me up - When I go away) No more crying (I'm going home - Lift me up - When I go away) No more trials (I'm going home) Home to leave my worries in the ground (I'm going home - Lift me up - When I go away) No more troubles (I'm going home - Lift me up - When I go away) No more crying (I'm going home - Lift me up - When I go away) No more trials (I'm going home) Home to leave my worries in the graveyard Home to leave my troubles in the graveyard Home to leave my trials And I'll be bound for glory In the morning When I go away

All my kin who love me All my friends who care Look beyond the dark clouds We're gonna meet up there

When they lay me in the cold ground Bow your heads and pray (Bow your heads and pray)

And I'll be bound for glory In the morning When I go away

And then the sun's gonna shine Through the shadows When I go away

(I'm going home - Lift me up) When I go away (No more trouble - I'm going home) (Lift me up - When I go away) No more crying (I'm going home - Lift me up - When I go away) No more trials (I'm going home) Home to leave my worries in the graveyard (I'm going home - Lift me up - When I go away) No more troubles (I'm going home - Lift me up - When I go away) No more crying (I'm going home - Lift me up - When I go away) No more trials (I'm going home) Home to leave my worries in the graveyard Home to leave my troubles in the graveyard Home to leave my trials And I'll be bound for glory In the morning When I go away

And then the sun's gonna shine Through the shadows When I go away Ah, when I go away When I go away (When I go away) When I go away (When I go away) When I go away

1 posted on 04/18/2012 7:05:45 AM PDT by InvisibleChurch
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To: InvisibleChurch

I always thought he looked just like US Grant when Levon had a beard and bizarrely enough throat cancer is what took Grant.


2 posted on 04/18/2012 7:09:16 AM PDT by GrandJediMasterYoda (Someday our schools will teach the difference between lose and loose.)
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To: InvisibleChurch
It's always so sad when you hear of someone approaching the end of their life. I'm not sure why, because it's usually the end of a job well done and on to another world where justice is everywhere, where envy doesn't exist, where love surrounds everyone. We should be full of joy for them.

If it wasn't for the pain of passing, if not for the emptiness of those left behind, we would be celebrating.

3 posted on 04/18/2012 7:11:34 AM PDT by McGavin999
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To: InvisibleChurch

saw TheBand live in a small club in Philly late 60’s, probably ‘69.

awesome concert, they were the best. Big Pink RIP


4 posted on 04/18/2012 7:16:55 AM PDT by beebuster2000
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To: InvisibleChurch
Levon Helm singing The Night They Drove Ol' Dixie Down with The Band is one of my favorites. So sad to hear this news.

FYI, Helm was the only American in The Band - the rest are / were Canadian.

5 posted on 04/18/2012 7:18:55 AM PDT by Rummyfan (Iraq: it's not about Iraq anymore, it's about the USA!)
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To: InvisibleChurch

Sad news.

We saw Levon Helm and his band last year at the Tarrytown (N.Y.) Music Hall, which is close to his home a little farther upstate. A great performance.


6 posted on 04/18/2012 7:28:10 AM PDT by paterfamilias
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To: InvisibleChurch

Very sad.

One of my favorites:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RuZYC4aiMn4


7 posted on 04/18/2012 7:29:08 AM PDT by Fresh Wind ('People have got to know whether or not their president is a crook.' Richard M. Nixon)
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To: InvisibleChurch

I’ve always had great respect for Levon Helm. It is sad that he is going to be leaving us but he’d be the first to tell you he’s had a great life. Not only a wonderful life in music but a cool actor as well. Coal Miner’s Daughter - The Right Stuff - Shooter - In The Electric Mist etc.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pcgxuGiI7wU
Levon Helm - Ramble At The Ryman - “Ophelia”


8 posted on 04/18/2012 7:38:25 AM PDT by Liberty Valance (Keep a simple manner for a happy life :o)
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To: Liberty Valance; mylife; eastforker; LUV W; Squantos; wardaddy

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GbfWXmPrWUg
LEVON HELM - Tennessee Jed - (Electric Dirt) - (2009)


9 posted on 04/18/2012 7:42:08 AM PDT by Liberty Valance (Keep a simple manner for a happy life :o)
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To: InvisibleChurch

I hope he pulls through. The Last Waltz is an all-time classic.


10 posted on 04/18/2012 7:44:37 AM PDT by Chunga85 ("Foreclosure Fraud", TARP, "Fight Club Lawyer", Bailout)
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To: InvisibleChurch

11 posted on 04/18/2012 7:48:31 AM PDT by Liberty Valance (Keep a simple manner for a happy life :o)
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To: InvisibleChurch

For those unfamiliar with The Band, they were much beloved as an opening act and background band by some of the biggest names in rock ‘n’ roll in the 1960s and 1970s.

When The Band was going to break up, they did a final concert in 1976, and director Martin Scorsese asked to do a documentary about them, featuring their final concert, entitled The Last Waltz. It is regarded as one of the best rock documentaries ever made, and when it hit the theaters in 1978, finally The Band became very popular, though they hadn’t been together for two years.

From that movie, here is The Night They Drove Old Dixie Down. Written by Robbie Robertson and Levon Helm, the vocals are performed by Levon Helm.

“Robbie and I worked on ‘The Night They Drove Old Dixie Down’ up in Woodstock. I remember taking him to the library so he could research the history and geography of the era and make General Robert E. Lee come out with all due respect.”

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-VShpcqd3zE

Ralph J. Gleason (in the review in Rolling Stone of October 1969) explains why this song has such an impact on listeners:

“Nothing I have read... has brought home the overwhelming human sense of history that this song does. The only thing I can relate it to at all is The Red Badge of Courage. It’s a remarkable song, the rhythmic structure, the voice of Levon and the bass line with the drum accents and then the heavy close harmony of Levon, Richard and Rick in the theme, make it seem impossible that this isn’t some traditional material handed down from father to son straight from that winter of 1865 to today. It has that ring of truth and the whole aura of authenticity.”

A lot of southerners *assumed* that it was a Civil War-era lament, and Helm’s passionate and heartfelt performance brought many to tears.

(Ironically as all heck, it was later ‘covered’ by Joan Baez, who ignorantly mangled the lyrics horribly.)


12 posted on 04/18/2012 7:51:19 AM PDT by yefragetuwrabrumuy ("It is already like a government job," he said, "but with goats." -- Iranian goat smuggler)
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To: yefragetuwrabrumuy

bttt


13 posted on 04/18/2012 7:59:02 AM PDT by Liberty Valance (Keep a simple manner for a happy life :o)
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To: InvisibleChurch
Hey, Ridley, ya got any Beeman’s? (Levon Helm played Jack Ridley in ‘The Right Stuff')

so much entertainment from this man, and from THE BAND(and dont forget the HAWKS).

I was a ‘The Band’ fan from ‘...Big Pink’.

Saw them in ‘68 from the 5th row of my community colleges gymnasium.

Saw them in ‘69 at a guys farm (guy named Max Yasgur)the seats were a bit muddy.

Own most of their albums on vinyl, CD and now transferred to my IPod and I Phone....they are on all my best playlists...

Richard Manuel committed suicide, Rick Danko a drug overdose...

had Robbie Robertson not been so full of himself and thought himself better than The Band those two might be alive today....

now Levon?

How sad.

14 posted on 04/18/2012 8:03:40 AM PDT by Vaquero (Don't pick a fight with an old guy. If he is too old to fight, he'll just kill you.)
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To: InvisibleChurch

http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-chat/2873418/posts

A link to that song performed live is on last nights thread.


15 posted on 04/18/2012 8:08:49 AM PDT by Lurker (The avalanche has begun. The pebbles no longer have a vote.)
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To: InvisibleChurch

Thanks for sharing this. Hadn’t heard it before...wasn’t listening. Glad I did now.


16 posted on 04/18/2012 8:13:05 AM PDT by babyfreep
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To: InvisibleChurch

Loved him as Loretta Lynn’s father in “Coal Miner’s Daughter”


17 posted on 04/18/2012 8:29:29 AM PDT by NRA1995 (I'll cling to my religion and guns till they're pried from my cold dead fingers!)
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To: InvisibleChurch

I was so surprised to find out that he played Loretta Lynn’s Dad in Coal Miner’s Daughter. He looked like anything BUT a rock musician in that movie.


18 posted on 04/18/2012 8:47:24 AM PDT by murron (Proud Mom of a Marine Vet)
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To: InvisibleChurch

Thanks for posting this, as I was unaware of his condition :\

2012 is going to be a rough year for music.

First, Earl Scruggs and now Levon looks to be next? Sad year for music lovers, indeed.


19 posted on 04/18/2012 9:04:27 AM PDT by yantis
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To: yantis

Robin Gibb is also near death.


20 posted on 04/18/2012 9:11:14 AM PDT by GSWarrior
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To: InvisibleChurch
He's a good man and will be sorely missed .. Godspeed Levon   sigh

This great pic of LH .. just how I've pictured him 'off duty' .. is on the entry page of his studio.



21 posted on 04/18/2012 10:03:39 AM PDT by tomkat
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To: Liberty Valance
Oh well, it was worth repeating   ;-)
22 posted on 04/18/2012 10:04:41 AM PDT by tomkat
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To: tomkat
Yes it was ;o)

Here's another with his dog.

23 posted on 04/18/2012 10:07:34 AM PDT by Liberty Valance (Keep a simple manner for a happy life :o)
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To: Liberty Valance
That one's great too .. thanks LV !

It's always been my impression that he's a man of true humility and unpretentiousness.

24 posted on 04/18/2012 10:18:38 AM PDT by tomkat
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To: paterfamilias

Paterfamilias, I saw Levon last month at Tarrytown. Great show and I had no idea he was that sick.


25 posted on 04/18/2012 10:46:15 AM PDT by nycteacher
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26 posted on 04/18/2012 10:50:36 AM PDT by wordsofearnest (Proper aim of giving is to put the recipient in a state where he no longer needs it. C.S. Lewis)
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To: McGavin999

those are beautiful words


27 posted on 04/18/2012 11:05:59 AM PDT by InvisibleChurch ( go in peace , serve the Lord)
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To: Vaquero

Robbie being full of himself had zippo to do with Danko’s drug use and death, and Manuel committed suicide a decade after Robbie left the Band.

Somebody’s always gotta be the bad guy, the Yoko Ono, if you will.

Are you planning on blaming Levon’s cancer on Robbie as well?


28 posted on 04/18/2012 12:35:40 PM PDT by dmz
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To: dmz

they wanted Robbie to continue with the band...the band did not do well after Robbie left...(neither did Robbie).

Manuel’s death may be indirectly responsible...not Ricks drug use not Levon’s cancer.

but Robertson was a bit of a Yoko none the less....he always played top billing on the marque of his mind.

I’ve heard him being interviewed by local radio dj’s in the past decade...he is soooo full of himself, it is incredible.


29 posted on 04/18/2012 12:43:27 PM PDT by Vaquero (Don't pick a fight with an old guy. If he is too old to fight, he'll just kill you.)
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To: Vaquero

I first want to kind of apologize for my tone, these guys are also right up there at the top of my list of favs. We certainly have that in common, and I hope that you have both of Levon’s last 2 efforts, Dirt Farmer and Electric Dirt, in the rotation. Both really fine recordings.

My understanding is that Manuel was drinking copious amounts of Grand Marnier daily at the time of his suicide. Just not seeing the Robbie responsibility, even indirectly.

Robbie certainly is quite high on himself, no doubt. Not ready to compare him to the anti-Christ, though.

I have a really hard time quarreling with a person’s decision that life on the road as a touring musician is too much. And that is what I’ve read as the primary reason for Robbie’s reluctance to continue.

Anyway, just glad we have the musical legacy of these guys, and am pissed that I waited too long to go see a Midnight Ramble (or the Thanksgiving shows with Steve Earle or the shows with Lucinda Williams).


30 posted on 04/18/2012 1:08:12 PM PDT by dmz
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FoxNews says he’s deceased now.


31 posted on 04/19/2012 12:27:08 PM PDT by Keith in Iowa (Willard Romney, purveyor of the world's finest bullmitt. | FR Class of 1998 |)
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To: Keith in Iowa
yes , bbc reports as well

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32 posted on 04/19/2012 12:53:17 PM PDT by InvisibleChurch ( go in peace , serve the Lord)
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To: Vaquero; dmz

Robbie Robertson ripped off Levon and the others on songwriting royalties. That is why Danko died touring his butt off and why Levon had to go back to work. Robbie has been living well for years from those royalties and producing a crap album every decade or so

If you want more info on the royalties theft you can find it. It was in a book and undoubtedly is online

Oh, I saw them live circa 1968 at college. They jolted the music scene when Big Pink came. It was so good and unusual. Clapton and Van Morrison wanted to run off and join them


33 posted on 04/19/2012 4:04:34 PM PDT by dennisw
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