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    Quote Originally Posted by Voice of Reason View Post
    To your point, I didn't even know those three songs were covers by those artists.
    Yep. All Along The Watchtower was a Bob Dylan song first. Turn, Turn, Turn was a Pete Seeger song first, and Me & Bobby McGee was a Kris Kristofferson song first.
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    Another of Hendrix's cover songs: Hey Joe. Originally by The Leaves.


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    I'm going way back here but Cat Stevens sang a song whose name was, I think, "Morning Has Broken" and I believe it was a traditional Irish folk song.....may have been on his album "Tea for the Tillerman." It is a beautiful song. I always liked him......he became a Buddhist monk, I believe.

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    Quote Originally Posted by tcjkbt View Post
    I'm going way back here but Cat Stevens sang a song whose name was, I think, "Morning Has Broken" and I believe it was a traditional Irish folk song.....may have been on his album "Tea for the Tillerman." It is a beautiful song. I always liked him......he became a Buddhist monk, I believe.
    Good one! I never realized that was a church hymn before Cat Stevens recorded it...although I always used to kind of shake my head a little about singing a Cat Stevens song at mass in the church parish that I grew up in.

    For what it's worth, Cat Stevens became a Muslim, not a Buddhist. His name is Yusef Islam now...he actually found his way onto the no-fly list in the United States for a little while for having donated to some Islamic charities that were tied to Al-Qaeda.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Colonels_Wear_Blue View Post
    Yep. All Along The Watchtower was a Bob Dylan song first. Turn, Turn, Turn was a Pete Seeger song first, and Me & Bobby McGee was a Kris Kristofferson song first.
    M&BM was written by Kristofferson but was actually first recorded and charted by Roger Miller.

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    Metallica

    Turn the Page
    Whiskey in the Jar

    So much of a Metallica sound to two great songs!

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    While this version of Tears for Fears "Mad World" by Gary Jules from the 2001 Donnie Darko soundtrack is incredibly depressing, it's hard to deny that it truly captured the feeling of the lyrics, so much that while I like the original alright it truly never effected me the way this one did.


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    Sure the Beatles were great, but just Wow...


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    I'm a devout Cure fanatic, and I completely dig the original, but Adele's cover of their "Lovesong" is the one that really made me stop and take notice of her early on in her career.


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    The Cure with "Lovesong" (The Original)


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    Quote Originally Posted by #99 View Post
    Disturbed singing -Sound of silence .
    Song has been recorded over 90 times by different artist, I think Disturbed does it better than anyone. Including the original.

    Tom Jones- Green Green Grass Of Home. Recorded by others before him after the original, Tom by far the best!
    I prefer Distrubed's cover of "Land of Confusion" over the Genesis original.

    I also favor Five Finger Death Punch's version of "Bad Company". However, FFDP swung and missed on "House of the Rising Sun". The Animals still own that one.

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