Celebrating great American folk, ballads, light rock and blues.
Forever Young
Written by Bob Dylan
Copyright ©1973 Ram's Horn Music
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May God bless and keep you always,
May your wishes all come true,
May you always do for others
And let others do for you.
May you build a ladder to the stars
And climb on every rung,
May you stay forever young,

Forever young, forever young,
May you stay forever young.

May you grow up to be righteous,
May you grow up to be true,
May you always know the truth
And see the lights surrounding you.
May you always be courageous,
Stand upright and be strong,
May you stay forever young,

Forever young, forever young,
May you stay forever young.

May your hands always be busy,
May your feet always be swift,
May you have a strong foundation
When the winds of changes shift.
May your heart always be joyful,
May your song always be sung,
May you stay forever young,

Forever young, forever young,
May you stay forever young.



Notes:

Cynthia Peteson – lead vocals
Alan Klein – guitar
Dave Lyman – guitar
Chuck Cole – mandolin
Wes Peterson – Bushman Souls Voice Bb Harmonica

Dave: "Forever Young" – What can I say? The words say it all and when Cynthia hits the high notes of the chorus, everything else stops. It is our band philosophy and we hope you live the words.

Wes: A Dylan masterpiece. I was a little late discovering Bob Dylan, but when I did, I couldn't get enough. I was stunned that suddenly, in the middle of a pop and bubble gum era, a real poet was making smash hits that had something to say.

The first time I heard this song, it was a cover by Joan Baez. Before she'd finished the first verse, I knew it was a Dylan song.  Nobody else wrote with such soaring majesty.

The song took on a special meaning for me when I was blessed with two sons. If Dylan hadn't written it, I would have - if I could have; which, of course, I couldn't.

Dave's right: When Cynthia gives her powerful performance of the chorus, people's jaws drop. It's a challenge and a joy chasing her notes down the scale on the harmonica. We perform this in the style of Joan's wonderful cover, but I think Cynthia is better. Yes, I'm biased, but that doesn't mean I'm wrong.

At one of our performances, a father, mother, and their adult son were celebrating the son's birthday. As we performed "Forever Young" I watched in amazement as they all hugged, tears streaming down their faces - and mine.
News:

It's next year already ☺ (2017) and Vintage Fare is going strong!

In 2016, in addition to our monthly appearances at several local venues we:

- Performed at the Nichelini Winery, the oldest in the Napa Valley,

- Performed private parties, and

- We're invited to perform, yet again, at A Taste of Carmichael, a great community event.

 



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