Friday, September 18, 2009

Leaving On A Jet Plane

I was saddened to hear about the passing of folk singer Mary Travers. At first, when I read about it on my homepage I didn't connect who this person was. Then I heard on the nightly news that it was Mary from Peter, Paul and Mary.

Oh.

How sad.

I loved to hear this trio sing. At some point in my life I have warbled along to Puff The Magic Dragon, This Land is Your Land, Lemon Tree, If I had a Hammer, Blowin' in the Wind, and my favorite, Leaving on a Jet Plane. My sister, Big Red, and myself loved to harmonize right along with them as they sang.

I have the group's Greatest Hits compilation which has all of the good songs in one place.

I have it as an album.

I have it as an eight track.

I have it on cassette.

I have it on CD.

I have downloaded it from ITunes.

I have it on my Ipod.

Her voice was genuine and real. I liked it because I could understand what she and the whole group was saying. I like to sing along.

Mary, you will be missed.




Rest in peace.

3 comments:

Grayquill said...

A pure voice, very true.
Eight Track? Seriously?
Next question - what about an eight track player?

Rae said...

We have a lot of the same taste in music. Except- I'm sorry to say- Michael Jackson.
I still have an eight track player somewhere in the garage.

diane said...

I love their music to this day, it's sad that she passed on.
I used to have an eight track player that looked like a pair of red lips, and like a fool, I sold it. : (

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